August Bulletin Issue, SolarCity Jobs, & Associate Dean

The August issue of The Bulletin is now available. The issue includes an article about setting goals, a list of the Association’s 2016 award winners, and 2016-17 Scholar bios. In addition, find details on the 111th TBP Convention, alumni and collegiate chapter activities, incoming and outgoing Association Officials, Tau Beta Pi Day 2017, and much more.


A news article reports that SolarCity is hiring 44 jobs at its factory in Buffalo, NY. “Thirty of those jobs either require licensed engineers or are related to engineering functions, highlighting the advanced nature of the manufacturing operations in Buffalo.”

Some of the available positions include: facilities mechanical engineer, senior process engineer, facilities electrical engineer, and thin film engineering manager. More information on opportunities can be found here.


Mary J. Wickham, Ph.D., (IA A ’80), has been named associate dean for operations and planning at the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Engineering. Dr. Wickham joined ISU in 2015 as an adjunct professor in aerospace engineering after a 20-year career in management and leadership positions at Caterpillar, Inc.

In her new role, she will “oversee operations and strategic planning for the largest college on campus at Iowa State, including finance, human resources, information technology, planning and strategy.” Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering are from ISU and her Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota. Read the announcement for more details.


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