On Campus: EightE-Days, Eminent Engineer, & Senior Recognition

From March 30 to April 3 the EightE-Days festival will take place at the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. The festival was established in 1934 as an earnest showcase of engineering skills. Today, it is packed with activities designed to allow engineers to let loose. More than 25 Mines clubs will host events during the festival. The Colorado Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Mines will host two events: a trebuchet contest (Friday, April 1) and a cardboard boat race (Saturday, April 2).

Read the article from The Oredigger for a complete list of planned activities and for more on all the volunteers that make the “Around the World in EightE-Days” festival a success.


The Twitter account for “streamlined news for Michigan State University (MSU) Spartan Engineers” recently announced that Laura J. Genik, Ph.D., will be initiated as an eminent engineer by the Michigan Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Genik is the Director of applied engineering sciences at MSU and will be initiated on April 17, 2016.

She has been on the faculty at MSU since 2007. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering all from MSU. Click here for more biographical information on Dr. Genik.


Travis G. Smith, PA B 2016, is one of five students from the Penn State department of mechanical and nuclear engineering to be recognized for academic, research, and leadership accomplishments at a recent reception. Smith received the Beecher Loftus Leadership and Service in Nuclear Engineering Award.

He is a senior majoring in nuclear engineering, secretary of the local American Nuclear Society, and performed research projects in the Intense Laser Laboratory. Read the news story for the list of all five outstanding students and for more details on Smith who plans to join the Nuclear Operations Program at Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation’s Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory after graduation.


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