Engineering Student: Awards, Campus, and Events (April 2015)

Michigan State University (MSU) announced that electrical engineering senior Zane D. Crawford, MI A 2015, has earned a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy. According to the news announcement, “the fellowship is administered by the Krell Institute and supports approximately 70 students who are pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.”

After graduation, Crawford plans to pursue his doctorate with a research focus on computational electromagnetics at MSU. He will also become an advisor to the MI Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi beginning in May. “I see these awards as not just recognition of my accomplishments and my potential for future success, but recognition and a reflection of the people and communities that have inspired me and molded me into the person I am today, ” Crawford said.


An inspection team of Tau Beta Pi leaders visited East Carolina University (ECU) this week. See the image below of the team with Pee Dee the Pirate, the school’s mascot. From left to right: Michael R. Gustafson II, Ph.D. (NC G ’93), associate professor at Duke University and chief advisor to the NC Gamma Chapter of TBP; Roger E. Hawks, NY L ’75, TBP Assistant Secretary-Treasurer; Joseph P. Blackford, DC G ’95, Presidnt of TBP; Hayden Griffin Jr., Ph.D. (TX B ’70), professor and department chair at ECU; and Russ L. Werneth, MD B ’64, TBP District 4 Director.



Amy C. Haddix, WV B 2015, is a senior chemical engineering major at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech). This month she represented WVU Tech at the American Society for Engineering Education’s “Insights from Tomorrow’s Engineers” workshop in Arlington, VA. She was one of more than 40 engineering students from schools throughout the nation to attend the event with the goal of “creating recommendations that colleges can follow to instill (important) qualities in their engineering students.”

“These were (qualities) things such as good communication skills, self-drive and motivation, and the ability to identify, simulate, and solve engineering problems,” said Haddix. Read the article for more information and biographical details on Haddix, who is a leader of many student organizations on the WVU Tech campus.


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