Former General Electric CEO Dies; Engineers Tapped to Lead Universities; Energy Security Advocate; & Jobs

John Francis (Jack) Welch Jr., Ph.D., Massachusetts Zeta '57, has died at the age of 84. He was a railroad conductor’s son who became chairman and CEO of General Electric and led it for two decades, growing its market value from $12 billion to $410 billion. Welch earned a BS in chemical engineering from University... Continue Reading →

“Pi” Day Time, Sound Waves, & Alumni News & Events

From Moon Pies to Pies-in-the-Face In the final weeks leading up to Tau Beta Pi Day 2020, there are Pi Day activities all over the country! At the beginning of the semester, the Oklahoma Gamma chapter gave out Moon Pies to prospective members as a way to introduce students to the Tau Beta Pi organization.... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Engineers, Michigan State Design Lab, Kentucky Team Attend ICPC

This is only a sampling of days celebrating engineers, there may be others for different countries, regions, states, and affiliations. NSPE National Engineering Week Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020 to Saturday, February 22, 2020 Founded by National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, EWeek (February 16–22, 2020) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing... Continue Reading →

UMD President, Engineers Week 2020, & Scholarship to Virginia Senior

Darryll Pines Named 34th President of the University of Maryland Darryll J. Pines, Ph.D., MD B'86, has been named the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Pines is dean of the university's School of Engineering and a professor of aerospace engineering. Click here to read the news announcement.    Engineers Week... Continue Reading →

Franklin Award, Mercer Senior Honored, New Items in TBP Store & Tau Beta Pi Day!

C. Daniel Mote, Ph,D., California Alpha '59, has been awarded the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering. Now in its 196th year, The Franklin Institute Awards pays tribute to the institute's namesake and America’s first great scientist, Benjamin Franklin, by honoring the greatest minds in science, engineering, and industry. The laureates are mentors and... Continue Reading →

Alumni Chapters: Once a Tau Bate, always a Tau Bate

This week's blog post comes exclusively from items posted by Tricia Gomulinski on the Facebook Group for Alumni Chapters. If you are on Facebook, make sure you request to join the group! Planning Session Takes Place The officers of the Ohio North Coast Alumni Chapter (Cleveland/Akron) held their annual planning meeting in January to map... Continue Reading →

Application Deadlines, Post-Quake News from Puerto Rico, and Employment Opportunities

https://youtu.be/lWDdU7S1ujU What do these people have in common? Deadlines are quickly approaching for Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus nominations and fellowship applications, which are due by February 1. If you know someone deserving of recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus, please submit the nomination by Feb. 1 here. If you want to apply for a fellowship... Continue Reading →

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