NAE Members 2016, Washington Award, & 10 Pi Days

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President C.D. Mote Jr., Ph.D. (CA A ’59), has announced the election of 80 new members and 22 foreign members into the NAE. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. “Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,’ and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

Twenty-one of the newly elected NAE members are Tau Bates. Click here to see the press release and the full list of newly elected members with the their primary affiliation and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.


Aprille J. Ericsson, Ph.D. (DC A ’86), is the 2016 Washington Award recipient. Dr. Ericsson is SBIR/ STTR program manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with nearly 30 years of experience at NASA as an aerospace engineer. The Washington Award is given in “recognition of devoted, unselfish, and preeminent service in advancing human progress. She will be recognized at the Chicagoland Engineers Week celebration dinner on Friday, February 26, 2016. Click here for more information on the dinner and Dr. Ericsson.


It is 10 Pi days until Tau Beta Pi Day 2016. On Monday, March 14 (3.14.16), we encourage you to round up your fellow Tau Bates and celebrate Pi Day. You can wear your TBP insignia and even participate in a Tau Beta Pi activity. The list of known activities can be found here. Post your pictures and videos to social networks using the hashtag #TauBetaPiDay.


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