Tau Beta Pi Fellowships, IEEE Keynotes, & Innovation Showcase

Tau Beta Pi would like to congratulate the 24 Fellows that comprise the 83rd class of Tau Beta Pi Fellowships. Nineteen of this year’s Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend for the 2016-17 year of full-time graduate study. Read the press release to see the full list of this year’s Fellows. Short bios will be published in the Summer issue of The Bent. An electronic list of this year’s Fellows is available here.


Two of the three keynote speakers for the May 29-31 IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) International Student Conference 2016 are Tau Bates. This year’s Conference will be hosted by Carleton University located in Ottawa, Canada, with the theme of “Expanding the Boundaries of Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare.”

Barbara A. Oakley, Ph.D.. P.E. (MI Q ’77), will speak Monday, May 30, on “Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects.” Dr. Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University (MI) and an acclaimed writer. Her research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. She previously served as a MI Theta Chapter advisor (2003-14).

University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering Samir M. Iqbal, Ph.D. (TX H ’96), will speak in the afternoon of Monday, May 30, on “Nanotextured Microfluids Substrates Biomimicking Structured Hierarchy of Living Systems.” Dr. Iqbal is an expert in nanotechnology and biosensors, and was recently named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a substantial portfolio of work in the area of cancer detection at the molecular level. His work has attracted almost $3.5 million in research funding since he joined the University in 2007.


Gordon M. McCambridge, CT A ’15, is one of thirty visionary entrepreneurs to be selected as finalists for the three ASME Innovation Showcases (ISHOW) for this spring. According to the news announcement, ten finalists will compete at each of the 2016 ISHOW events. McCambridge and his Node, a low-cost, GSM/GPRS enabled, Arduino based, rugged universal data monitoring unit for collecting real time field data, will compete on June 16 in Washington, D.C.

McCambridge is a mechanical engineering graduate of Yale University. He is a co-founder of Pivot Technologies, LLC, developing and advancing the Node. Click here to read an article from Yale news that profiles the development of his device and its applications.


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