Promotion, Heavy Metal, & Graduate Fellowship (September 2015)

Aqua America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Colleen M. Arnold, P.E. (MA Z ’93), to the position of deputy COO from manager of water quality and environmental compliance. Arnold has 20+ years of experience in environmental engineering, previously worked as assistant director of the City of Wilimington’s (Delaware) water division, and earned a bachelor’s in engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College (NY).

Read the press release from Aqua America, a publicly traded water utilities that serves nearly 3 million people in PA, OH, NC, IL, TX, NJ, IN and VA.


LA Weekly recently profiled engineer and musician Tristan M. Shone, NY G ’00, who performs as Author & Punisher. Shone works as a mechanical engineer at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research at the University of California San Diego Health System. He began performing as Author & Punisher in 2005 while enrolled in UC San Diego’s visual arts MFA program.

In the article, he discusses how and why he creates the machines, all fabricated from steel and some weighing 350lbs., that he controls to make his music. “I start with the motion that I want to achieve and I work it out from there,” Shone says. “Some think it all looks too artificially big, but everything that’s on there has a purpose and it’s very much taken from the robotic and optics industry that I work in.”


Andy Daniel, IL B 2013, has received a chancellor’s graduate fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Washington University (St. Louis, MO) beginning this fall. He earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he served as president of the IL Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Click here for a bio of Andy with information about his motivation to pursue a graduate degree “in order to develop novel devices to diagnose and treat neurological disorders.”


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