Scholars, Jobs, & Condolences, October 2014

The association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, WTS International, has announced the selection of the winners of seven scholarships for 2014. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 15 during the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. Two of the Scholars are Tau Bates. They are: (Read the article for the full list)

Brittany Montgomery (MA B ’06) – recipient of the WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, aspires to become a leader in teaching and mentoring future generations of transportation and planning professionals by becoming a professor of international development planning and transportation.

Sarah A. Cote (MA A 2014) – recipient of the WTS Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates, will soon graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a degree in civil engineering. Her plans include graduate school a career in transportation, and becoming a professional engineer.


Here is a list of current job opportunities:

1. Corporate Pilot with Private Company in South Bend, Indiana
2. Software Engineer at Pixelberry Studios in Mountain View, CA (or remotely)
3. Quality Engineer posted by Management Recruiters in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
4. Interface Engineer at Fast Company in Manhattan, New York
5. Senior Storage Engineer at iStaff in Atlanta, Georgia
6. Electronic Design Engineer posted by Redline in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
7. Senior IT Broadcast Engineer at GMG – WDIV-TV 4 in Detroit, Michigan
8. City Engineer in Marion, Ohio
9. Sr. Infor Security Engineering at Infogroup in Papillion, Nebraska


Tau Beta Pi is saddened by the passing of Ephrahim Garcia, Ph.D. (TN B ’85), at the age of 51. He was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University. He also owned and operated the technology company Dynamic Structures and Materials. In 1993, he was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow by President Bill Clinton. Read more from The Cornell Daily Sun and his obituary


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