Awards, Recognitions, & Scholarships, October 2014

This month President Obama announced the newest class of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation. These are “our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The awardees will receive their medals at a White House ceremony later this year.” See the press release for the list of recipients, two of which are Tau Bates:

National Medal of Science
Sean C. Solomon, Ph.D. – (CA B ’66) Columbia University professor and director, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory with research focused on planetary geology and geophysics, seismology, marine geophysics, and geodynamics.

National Medal of Technology & Innovation
Charles W. Bachman III – (MI A ’48) Computer scientist known for his work in the early development of database management systems.


DiscoverE is accepting applications until Friday, November 14, for the New Faces of Engineering – College Edition program. Winners of the College Edition program “receive a scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,000, are recognized on our website and College Edition’s Facebook page with a photo and a brief statement of their accomplishments, and are featured in an ad in their college newspaper.” The program “recognizes the best and brightest whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact.”

Click here to read about the eligibility requirements and to download the College Edition application guide.


The Register-Herald (WV) reports that Amerigo S. Cappellari, WV A ’43, will be honored at West Virginia University (WVU) with a mural and a scholarship in his name. The Amerigo S. Cappellari Engineering Education Graduate Assistantship Scholarship will be given in his memory. The graduate scholarship provides educational training for the STEM Program, while the mural goes from the ceiling to the floor located in WVU’s Allen Hall.

Cappellari graduated from WVU with a degree in civil engineering, served his country during World War II, was in the coal business for 45 years, and became a business owner. Read the article for more information


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