Awards, Committees, & New Executives, November 2014

Matthew J. Giglio, TX D 2015, a civil engineering major at Texas A&M University was recently recognized with the Craig C. Brown Senior Engineering Award at a banquet on November 13. The annual award is given based on “academic achievement, character and leadership abilities.” Giglio was one of five to receive the award this year.

Click here for more biographical information on Giglio and the list of other awardees, including three that are eligible to join the Texas Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi this semester (Laura Bolling, Lauren Lauher, and David Quiroz).

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A blue ribbon committee has been formed by Indiana University “to provide recommendations about the proposed establishment of an engineering program on the Bloomington campus.” The committee wil be chaired by James J. Duderstadt, Ph. D. (CT A ’64), president emeritus and university professor of science and engineering at the University of Michigan (UM). Dr. Duderstadt served as UM president from 1988-96.

Read the article for more information, including the fact that of the 62-member research universities of the Association of American Universities, only four do not have programs in engineering. Of those four, two have joint programs with other institutions. IU Bloomington is one of only two AAU institutions that do not teach engineering.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that physicist Rush D. Holt, the retiring eight-term congressman from central New Jersey has been named the incoming chief executive of the organization. According to an article from The Washington Post, Holt “served as assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory before becoming a lawmaker.”

Holt will also assume the title of executive publisher of the Science family of journals.

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