Engineers In the News, March 2015

The New York Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Cornell University, is hosting the “Engineer Your Future Forum” on Saturday, March 7 at Gates Hall in Ithaca, NY. The all-day event “consists of panels featuring industry professionals in a range of different career paths related to the technology industry and workshops tailored to perfect your soft skills.” Several Tau Bates are on the list of panelists and speakers, including:

John L. Neuman – (NY D ’63) Head of 1492 Consulting Group & visiting professor at the Cornell Graduate School of Management
Dennis Chua – (NY D 2014) investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs, TBP Scholar 2013-14, and TBP Laureate 2014
Neil P. O’Donnell – (MD A 2012) dual JD/MBA candidate at Cornell and associate of BR Venture Fund
Damien J. Rose – (FL Q 2003) law student at Cornell and former civil engineer at Gannett Fleming


Karl D. Stephan, Ph.D. (CA B ’76), is a consulting engineer at Texas State University, San Marcos. He recently wrote an opinion blog post that can be found on Product Design & Development about the need for satellite tracking of all international flights. Dr. Stephan also discusses recent recommendations from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board in response to the tragedy of Flight 370’s disappearance, which disappeared one year ago this month.


A sophomore mechanical engineering student from Georgia Tech has received the eighth and final Haier Achievement Award for 2014-15. Alex Grady is a member of the men’s cross country and track & field team at Tech. He was one of six Georgia Tech student-athletes to receive the ACC Top Six for Service Award in 2014. In less than two years he has amassed more than 210 community service hours. A distance runner for the Yellow Jackets cross country and track and field teams, he competed in all six cross country meets in 2014. Grady placed third at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational with a career-best 8K time of 25:07.

Beginning Friday, March 6, fans can vote online for the Haier Ultimate Achievement Award winner from the eight 2014-15 honorees. The Ultimate Achievement Award winner will earn his/her school a $5,000 donation to the general scholarship fund and a LED HD television.


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