Engineering FYI, August 2014

The August issue of Tau Beta Pi’s publication, The Bulletin, is now available in DigiMag® format. This issue has information on the Association’s Membership Award for collegiate chapters, a new District Director, networking with TBP alumni, Tau Beta Pi Day (3.14.15), and much more. This publication is only available online and contains clickable links to web pages with more information on important topics.


The 5th annual Invent It. Build It. event will take place on Saturday, October 25, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 9am – 3:30pm event is result of a partnership between the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH’s Design Squad Nation, and the ExxonMobil Foundation. “All girls registered for the SWE Girls Program will participate in a hands-on engineering experience with members of the Society of Women Engineers. While the girls are having fun building and inventing, parents and educators will learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources.”

Click here for the event flyer (PDF) or visit this website to register for the 2014 Invent It. Build It.


The Inquirer (PA) recently published an article about the development of wearable technology at the Drexel University’s ExCITe Center. The first venture being developed is a belly band, “a stretchy piece of knitted cloth that wraps around an expectant mother’s abdomen to measure uterine contractions.” The band has been tested on mannequins and contains a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.

“We’re making a radio out of fabric. That’s not an easy thing,” said Kapil R. Dandekar, Ph.D. (VA A ’97). Dr. Dandekar is an associate professor of engineering and a belly band expert at Drexel. Read the article for more on the plans for the belly band and the ExCITe Center.


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