AIAA Fellows, Insignia Shirts, & Events, January 2015

Earlier this month the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced the class of 2015 Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The induction ceremony is scheduled for May 6, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Read the press release for more details. Nine of the 22 AIAA Fellows are Tau Bates. They are:

Honorary Fellows (Highest distinction conferred by AIAA)
1. Kyle T. Alfriend, Ph.D. – (VA B ’62) professor at Texas A&M University
2. Ben T. Zinn, Ph.D. – (NY E ’61) professor at Georgia Tech

3. Thomas J. Beutner, Ph.D. – (IN A ’87) Head Naval Air Warfare & Weapons Dept. at the Office of Naval Research
4. John L. Crassidis, Ph.D. – (NY N ’89) professor at University at Buffalo
5. Debra F. Lepore – (MI G ’88) VP & General Manager at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
6. Alison B. Flatau, Ph.D., P.E. – (UT A ’89) professor at University of Maryland
7. Wayne H. Goodman, Ph.D. – (PA Z ’81) Sr. VP at The Aerospace Corp.
8. Alton D. Romig Jr., Ph.D. – (PA A ’75) VP of Advanced Development Programs Engineering at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
9. Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D. – (CO B ’91) Chief Data Scientist at Verizon


The Association has a limited number of sizes and colors of the popular “I am an Engineer” t-shirt designed by Lauren M. Smith, OH A 2013. Check out the ordering page to see all the new colors, including brown, green, pink, purple, and more. Order while supplies last as certain colors may bot be reordered.


The 25th Anniversary of the installation of the Alabama Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of South Alabama (USA), is February 3, 2015. To commemorate this milestone, AL Epsilon is hosting a banquet celebration on Friday, February 6, at the Faculty Club in Mobile, AL. The meal starts at 6pm and will be highlighted by guest speaker Vince Calametti, P.E. of the Alabama Dept. of Transportation. The region engineer’s talk is titled “Mobile River Bridge Project.” You can RSVP to attend to the USA Engineering Dean’s Office (251-460-6140). Tickets are $10.


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