First Black Hole Image, Ohio University Awards, UCSB Spotlight

Three years ago Katie Bouman, Ph.D. (MI G '11), as an MIT grad student, led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. That image was released earlier this week (below). The algorithm, named CHIRP, combines data from the eight radio telescopes around the world working under Event... Continue Reading →


Univ. Arizona Dean, MI Tech Initiation, & Phil Kaufman Award (April 2019)

David W. Hahn, Ph.D. (LA A '86), has been named dean of the University of Arizona College of Engineering. He will start his new position on July 1, 2019. Currently, Dr. Hahn is a professor and department chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida. He specializes in thermal sciences and laser-based... Continue Reading →

Water Facility Tour, FSU Student-Star, & AIChE Programming Award (April 2019)

The Greater San Diego Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi recently hosted a tour at the North City Pure Water Demonstration Facility. A local student from California State University San Marcos attended and posted images to his LinkedIn account. See below for the group image. Visit the Alumni page of the Association to see other... Continue Reading →

Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, Outstanding Senior, & Sr. Chemical Engineer Position (April 2019)

The Alaska Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, created a Facebook page earlier this year. After their spring initiation this weekend, they posted a great picture of their newest members. See image below. Τ Nurila Kambar, NY S 2019, is one of two recipients of the 2019 Marlin Miller... Continue Reading →

TBP Graduation Regalia, Rapid Dopamine Biosensor, & UWM New Members (April 2019)

Be prepared for graduation. Checkout the honor cord, stole, and tassel options from Tau Beta Pi to have you looking your best when you walk across the stage. There's also a new modern hat in time for warm weather. Τ Researchers from the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Centre have published their work regarding... Continue Reading →

KU Initiates, ASEE Teaching Medal, & Org. Data Exchange (April 2019)

On March 31, the Kansas Alpha Chapter at the University of Kansas hosted its spring initiation. The chapter posted an image (see below) of the roughly 20 new members to its Instagram account. Τ Mark M. Budnik, Ph.D. (IN D '90), has been selected to receive the ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Medal. Dr. Budnik is... Continue Reading →

MD Beta Hosts D4, Commencement Speaker, Transportation Director Proclamation (April 2019)

The Maryland Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Maryland, hosted the District 4 Conference this past weekend. Roughly 60 Tau Bates were in attendance, representing 16 collegiate chapters. The successful event included the presentation of Distinguished Service plaques to recognize retired MD Beta advisors William L.P. Fourney, Ph.D. (WV A '62),... Continue Reading →

New Deans at UTK and Dartmouth, & Microfluids Profile (April 2019)

Janis P. Terpenny, Ph.D. (IA A '81) has been selected as the next dean of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. Currently, Dr. Terpenny is head of the industrial and manufacturing engineering department at Pennsylvania State University. She will begin her new position this summer (2019). According to the announcement, Dr. Terpenny's expertise is... Continue Reading →

TBP District 5 Conference, Student Profile, Association Award Deadlines (April 2019)

The Tau Beta Pi District 5 Conference took place this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Tau Bates from chapters in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina were in attendance for the event hosted by the University of Central Florida. The District 5 Directors created an Instagram account and posted images, including the one below. Τ... Continue Reading →

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