In Support of Engineering, August 2014

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas has announced a gift from the late T.W. “Tom” Whaley Jr., Ph.D. The gift will “create an endowment aimed at bringing more of Texas’ best and brightest high school student to Austin,” specifically providing assistance for 34 engineering students in the first year.

Dr. Whaley, TX D ’62, earned his Ph.D. at UT Austin studying electromagnetic waves and later being recruited by the CIA because of his expertise in antenna technology. His gift is the largest received by the university for a scholarship endowment. Read the news announcement


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is accepting applications for the ASME Advanced Manufacturing Fellowship, which will take place within a manufacturing innovation institute at America Makes. “The aim of America Makes is to focus on and accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies in the U.S. manufacturing sector and to increase domestic manufacturing competitiveness.”

Applications for this Fellowship will be accepted from July 25 – September 30, 2014. “The Fellow will be expected to provide scientific, technical, curricular and intellectual leadership, and analytical support contributing to the advancement of the Institute’s goals, particularly as they apply to workforce development and educational outreach.” Click here for more information


Michigan State University (MSU) has received a commitment from a senior software engineer at Google to benefit the College of Engineering. The gift commitment will establish the first endowed chair of computer science at MSU. Read the article for more biographical information on the donor


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