In the News, August 2015

Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D. (TX H ’78), has been named dean of the University of Miami’s College of Engineering beginning this month. Previously, Dr. Bardet was head of the University of Texas at Arlington Urban Water Institute, where he was also a distinguished civil engineering professor and former dean of engineering. Click here for more biographical information on Dr. Bardet from the news announcement.


The Silvermine Arts Center (CT) plans to open the Bill Sessions Woodworking Center this fall. The center is named for Bill Sessions, MI G ’43, a “New Canaan resident and woodturner who became a self-taught artisan after retiring from a business career.” Sessions obtained a chemical engineering degree from the University of Michigan and worked for the Monsanto Company after serving in the Navy during World War II.

Read the article from the HamletHub for more information on the new center, Sessions, and the Silvermine Arts Center.


Tau Beta Pi was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Brad J. Eckel. He passed away in April this year at the age of 24. He was employed by OneSubsea as a proposals engineer in Houston, TX. Eckel, TN A 2013, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a degree in mechanical engineering. Our condolences to the Eckel family.


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