At the recent Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Annual International Conference in San Francisco, CA, Randy L. Jirtle, Ph.D. (WI A ’70), was presented with the 2014 Linus Pauling Award and gave a lecture on the “importance of epigenetics and nutrition in human health” to the nearly 1,500 attendees. Dr. Jirtle received the 20th Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award for “lifelong pioneering scientific and educational contributions in epigenetics and genomic imprinting, fostering a vast new awareness of the manner in which our environment modifies our genomic expression. See an image from the Conference below:
Tau Beta Pi friends and family gather in front of the White House after June Meeting this week in Washington, DC.
Frances M. Foehrenbach, ME A 2014, was recently profiled by the University of Maine for her work with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge and for being named one of two outstanding seniors in the mechanical engineering department. Foehrenbach was the web designer and co-technical report writer for the snowmobile team made up of 11 other engineering students. The team finished third at the SAE World Congress in Detroit for snowmobile design.
In addition, she has already begun working for Woodard & Curran in the food an beverage service line, “where she works on process piping to integrate new systems as well as adding equipment to existing systems.” She graduated in May with a degree in mechanical engineering. Click here to read the article and the Q&A with Foehrenbach