Energy Presentation, Electronic Design Award, & Alumni Engagement

On Thursday, April 28, as part of the Energy Policy and Climate – Environmental Science and Policy Forum, Whitney G. Colella, Ph.D. (NJ D ’97), will present “Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, and Electrochemical Technologies for Addressing Energy Challenges.” The presentation will begin at 5pm at 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 in room 204.

Dr. Colella is president and principal research engineer with Gaia Energy Research Institute and faculty member at the John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Learn more about the presentation here, which will discuss the benefits of “changing our stationary energy supply chains to include innovative fuel cell systems.”


A recent news release on Business Wire, reported that Soha Hassoun, Ph.D. (SD B ’86), is the recipient of the 2016 Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award. Dr. Hassoun is a professor and chair of the department of computer science at Tufts University (MA). Previously, she served as general chair of the Design Automation Conference and has a history of accomplishments as an academic and researcher.

She was cited for being a role model for female students in graduate and undergraduate engineering, for giving back to her professional community, and for creating impactful and enduring educational and research programs. In addition, she is a NSF CAREER Award recipient, earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota Sate University, and was previously an integrated circuit designer with the Microprocessor Design Group.


Members of the Puget Sound Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, in Washington, are working with TBP District 14 Director Jan A. Keiser, P.E. (AK A ’76), to explore forming a mentoring program that connects new grads and young professionals with experienced professionals. According to Dominick S. Caponi, IL B ’13, the idea is to promote leadership for our experienced (alumni) members while sharing information and/ or possible career growth opportunities with our collegiate members.

The TBP District 14 includes Oregon, Washington, and northern Idaho. If you would be interested in participating in this unique engagement opportunity, you can complete this survey or get in touch with the aforementioned project leaders.


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