Space Policy Intern, Triathlon Win, & City Council (August 2016)

Jincy Philip, TX E 2016, was recently profiled by the University of Houston (UH) for spending her summer in Moscow’s Red Square courtesy of the Baker Institute Space Policy Summer Intern Program. Philip was one of only ten students selected from the United States and 150 from around the world. She is completing her mechanical engineering degree at UH.

The goal of the program is “to foster collaborations with engineering and science students from all corners of the world to design projects for space.” Read more about the projects undertaken over the summer and see images of Philip from the UH news article.


On August 13-14, the 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships took place in Omaha, NE. The fastest time of the day for the Spring National Championships was posted by Chris M. Douglas, IL D ’14, out of Atlanta, GA. Douglas finished the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, and 5-kilometer run in 59 minutes, 21 seconds. He also finished second overall in the Olympic-distance race the day before.

Douglas is currently a grad student at Georgia Tech, a 2014 TBP Fellow, and 2014 TBP Laureate. Read the article for more information on the race results and Douglas’ accomplishment.


According to the Florida Today publication, Stan Johnston, P.E. (WV B ’71), is running for city council seat 5 in Brevard County, Florida. Click here to read his profile and those of the other candidates for city council seats. Johnston is semi-retired, worked for 40 years as a professional engineer, and graduated with a degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology.


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