Michigan Tech Dean, Mississippi State Engineering Society Scholars, & Central Texas Events 2018

Janet M. Callahan, Ph.D. (CT B '83), is the new dean of Michigan Technological University's College of Engineering. Previously, Dr. Callahan was chair and professor of materials science and engineering at Boise State University. Her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Callahan helped to establish the... Continue Reading →


NASA Flight Directors, Alumni Events, & Angola City Engineer (July 2018)

Six men and women have been selected to join NASA's elite corps of flight directors who will lead mission control for a variety of new operations at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Jose Marcos Flores, PR A '09, is one of the new flight directors. Flores earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Research, 288 TBP Scholars, & Interim Associate Dean (July 2018)

The University of South Alabama (USA) profiled hurricane research being done by assistant professor Stephanie M. Smallegan, Ph.D. (GA A '10), and her students to "determine the extent to which hurricane conditions" would affect Dauphin Island (AL). According to the article, graduate student Brittany E. McMillan, AL E '17, and junior Evan M. Mazur, AL... Continue Reading →

Sumner Award, UC San Diego Awards for Excellence, & Convention Update (July 2018)

Stanford University has announced that engineering professor Andrea J. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (CA A '86), has been awarded the 2019 Eric E. Sumner Award. Dr. Goldsmith is in the electrical engineering department and her research focuses on the design, analysis, and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. The IEEE citation reads "For contributions to... Continue Reading →

SNMMI President-Elect, MSU Assistant Dean, & USPTO Post-Grant Webcast (June 2018)

Vasken Dilsizian, MD (MA D '77), is president-elect of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The new slate of officers was announced during the Society's Annual Meeting June 23-26 in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dilsizian is professor of radiology and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of the Division... Continue Reading →

Science Channel Trains Engineer, STEM Fund, & Brown Commencement Awards (June 2018)

The Science Channel produces a show "Impossible Engineering" in its fourth season. The most recent episode premiered on June 14, 2018 and was entitled "Monster Mountain Trains." Tau Beta Pi District 15 Director and mechanical engineer at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc., Christopher W. Potts, CA U '16, profiles the first train on the episode.... Continue Reading →

Academic All-American of the Year, TBP EC Slate, & Alumni Events (June 2018)

Braeden Ostepchuk, VT B 2018, has been named the 2018 CoSIDA Division III Male Academic All-American® of the Year for At-Large sports. He recently graduated as the Class of 2018 valedictorian with a degree in mechanical engineering from Norwich University. He plays goalie for the ice hockey team. Ostepchuk maintained a 4.0 GPA, helped guide... Continue Reading →

Brown University Dean, Stanford Teaching Honor Roll, & Aircraft Symposium Keynote (June 2018)

Rashid Zia, Ph.D. (RI A '01), has been named the next dean of the college of engineering at Brown University. Dr. Zia is currently an associate professor of engineering and physics at Brown, will begin his new role on July 1, and is an alumnus of the University. According to the news announcement, he earned... Continue Reading →

NASA Live Stream Launch, Men’s Track/Cross Country All-District, & UC Davis Initiation (June 2018)

The Soyuz rocket will launch Wednesday, June 6, for the International Space Station with three astronauts on-board, including Serena Auñón-Chancellor, MD (DC G '97). Dr. Auñón-Chancellor is a rookie space flier and former flight surgeon. Her alma mater George Washington University (GW) is hosting a livestream of the launch and celebration. Click here for details... Continue Reading →

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