Academic All-Americans & Kyoto Prize, June 2014

Three Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Division III track and field/cross country teams. Click here for the All-America Division III men’s track and field/cross country first, second, and third teams.

Nathan J. RosenbaumOH I 2015, a junior mechanical engineering major from Ohio Northern University and first team All-American; he is the treasurer of the Ohio Iota Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, earned First Team All-OAC honors with a third place finish at the OAC Championships, and was awarded the prestigious Elite 89 Award, which is presented to the student/athlete with the highest grade point average at each NCAA Championship event, at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships.

Adam K. PacheckNY K 2014, a recent graduate of the University of Rochester double majoring in biomedical engineering and physics and second team All-American; he was a three-time NYSCTC Champion – winning the 10,000 meter run twice and the 5,000 meter run once, ran in four straight NCAA Cross Country Championships, becoming the first Rochester male cross country runner to do that in 15 years, and was selected as Rochester’s Senior Male Scholar-Athlete in May, 2014.

David P. DixonOH A 2014, a mechanical engineering graduate from Case Western Reserve University and third team All-American; he ended his career with a University Athletic Association Championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, combined in track and cross country, Dixon was a six-time UAA All-Academic honoree, and a two-time national qualifier.

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The Boston Globe reported that Robert S. Langer, Ph.D. (NY D ’70), has won a Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology. He was cited for the “creation of tissue engineering and drug delivery system technologies.” Dr. Langer is a biomedical engineer, MIT professor, and holder of more than 800 patents. According to the article, “he is best known for his pioneering contributions in tissue engineering, where he has been a leader in the effort to grow tissues and organs on scaffolds, in the hopes of one day growing replacement parts for patients. He also has developed novel ways to package and deliver drugs in the body.”

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Grace V. Tilton, NY G 2014, was recently selected for the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Division III track and field/cross country first team. Click here for the All-America Division III women’s track and field/cross country first, second, and third teams.

Tilton is a recent aeronautical engineering graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; she is a Barry Goldwater Scholar and Founders Award of Excellence winner, is captain of the cross-country team, won first in the NCAA Atlantic Regional & the Liberty League Championship, and was a four-time Liberty League Performer of the Week and Women’s Atlantic Regional Athlete of the Year.

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