In the News, December 2014

Anastasia J. Kozup, WV A ’03, was recently selected as the 2014 John White Engineer of the Year by the Hampton Roads, Virginia Chapter of the American Helicopter Society. She received her award at the organization’s Christmas social. Kozup is an aerospace engineer for the engines technical area of the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate at Fort Eustis, VA. She “was selected for the honor based on her efforts in two major aircraft engine efforts. Kozup was responsible for the simultaneous planning, coordination and execution of both the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine program, and the Future Affordable Turbine Engine Program.” Read the article for an image and more information


On Thursday, December 18, the Michigan Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Wayne State University (WSU), will host professional workshops for WSU engineering students and recent graduates. The event is scheduled for 10am – 2pm in #1524 in the Engineering College. Topics for the free event include: Resumes For Engineers, LinkedIn Networking, Interviewing Skills, and Job Search Strategies. For more details and to RSVP, visit the career event web page


CBS Sacramento recently profiled Alvaro Mendoza, CA U ’06, and published a Q&A about being an engineer and entering the field of telecommunications. Mendoza works for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District as an associate telecommunications engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from CSU Sacramento where he served as the cataloger and treasurer to the California Upsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.

“My inspiration for engineering came from a math professor in high school. He noticed that I enjoyed his math class so he gave me a brochure for a summer engineering program. I filled out the brochure and was selected to go to a one week all expenses paid engineering camp at UC Davis. After that week I knew that I wanted to be an electrical engineer.” Click here for the full article


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