In Support of Engineering, November 2014

Tau Beta Pi the Engineering Honor Society is now accepting applications for the 82nd annual program of TBP Fellowships. Any member of the Association, including students and alumni, planning on full-time graduate study during the academic year 2015-16 is eligible to apply. The deadline to complete and file the application is February 1, 2015. More detailed information is available on the Fellowship Information Sheet.

You can also visit the Fellowship Program web page to find frequently asked questions, read bios of the 2014-15 class of TBP Fellows, and learn about the $10,000 stipend.

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Northeastern University has announced a gift from Bernard M. Gordon, MA B ’48, to launch the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership “and builds on the success of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program he created with a 2007 investment.” To date 145 “Gordon Fellows” have completed the program, which offers a master of sci­ence in engi­neering in a variety of dis­ci­plines, such as mechan­ical engi­neering, elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering or engi­neering man­age­ment.

“Bernie is a visionary leader who has been trans­forming engi­neering edu­ca­tion throughout the United States,” said Joseph E. Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern. Read the news announcement for more information.

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The Hutchinson News (KS) reported on a one-hour talk given by Adam D. Steltzner, Ph.D. (CA L ’89), as the final presenter in the 2014 Ray & Stella Dillon Lecture Series. Steltzner is a lead engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory where in 2012 he led the “entry, descent, and landing phase of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission.”

“I was set on fire with a burning desire to understand my universe,” Steltzner told the audience. “Thank God we never know where our curiosity is going to take us.” Click here to read the full article

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