Engineering Profiles: Grads & Pioneer

As part of a series of Commencement 2016 profiles, Binghamton University profiled graduating mechanical engineering major Ami S. Bhavsar, NY T 2016. As an undergraduate, she served as president of the student chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, vice president of finance for the Mountainview College Council, and dances with the Binghamton Evolution Dance Company.

Read the article for more information on her internships and her future plans, which include a master’s in mechanical engineering followed by law school.


Krisztina J. Holly, MA B ’89, will be presenting “How To Be The NextGen 3D Maker” as part of the MAKE IT IN LA initiative of the LA Mayor Garcetti’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program. Holly, who goes by “Z,” is the founder and chief instigator at Make IT IN LA. Details from the event bio describe Z as a tech entrepreneur, pioneer, and founder of two university innovation centers at MIT and the University of Southern California (USC).

She also served as vice provost for innovation at USC, co-founded Stylus Innovation, and began her career as a manufacturing engineer for the Space Shuttle Main Engine. Click here to learn more about MAKE IT IN LA.


Duke University recently published a list of student laurels and honors for 2016. Several of those students recognized are Tau Beta Pi members, including: (See the full list.)

Cynthia Bai – (NC G 2016) the Otto Meier Jr. Tau Beta Pi Award (past NC G vice president)
Andrew G. Method – (NC G 2016) the Otto Meier Jr. Tau Beta Pi Award (past NC G president)
Jason Kim – (NC G 2016) the da Vinci Award
Zachary D. Bears – (NC G 2016) the Charles Rowe Val Memorial Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
Jack F. King – (NC G 2016) the William Brewster Snow Environmental Engineering Award & the Eric I. Pas Award


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