Collegiate Chapter News, October 2014

The Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®) Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring.

Public fan voting on the Senior CLASS Award website takes place each year during the month leading up to the NCAA Championship. Alex Ivanov, OH G 2014, is a Men’s Soccer 2014 Finalist for the CLASS Award. He is a recent graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. You can read Ivanov’s full bio and vote for him through November 24. “Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner,” to be announced in December.

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Amelia Zelenak, MI E 2015, recently submitted images and a report of a K-12 MindSET session presented to 4th and 5th graders at Emerson Middle School from the Detroit (MI) Public Schools. Zelenak and six other volunteers from the Michigan Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Wayne State University presented “structures” (build the strongest and tallest structure out of note cards, using the concepts of force and triangle shapes) and “penny launchers” (build penny launchers that users the concept of velocity and launch angle) modules for more than 100 students. A collage of images is below.

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The California Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the California State University, Long Beach is partnering with the local chapter of Eta Kappa Nu to host guest speaker Sam Stokes of Microsoft on Tuesday, October 28th from 5-7pm. Stokes is “an academic developer evangelist at California Sate Polytechnic University, Pomona. His presentation will focus on the Internet of Things and microprocessor security. His vast knowledge of Microsoft technology and his extensive work with business and engineering schools will prove to be beneficial for students in the ECE discipline.” Learn more about the event here

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