Concert, Joe Sutter, & A Dangerous Robot

Tau Beta Pi is proud to present Only Won and Larissa Lam in concert on Friday, October 7, at the Town and Country Resort San Diego, CA. A high school engineering information session will be held prior to the concert. Do you know what engineering is? What is the difference between a civil engineer and an industrial engineer? What is college like for an engineering student? Get the answers to these questions and many more from the top engineering students and professionals in the country during this interactive session.

High School Engineering Information Session: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Pacific Salon 3)

Concert: 8:45 – 10 p.m. (Golden Ballroom)

Baldwin Chiu, P.E. (CA U ’98), is a director, speaker, and rapper also known by his stage name, Only Won. He is a project manager and senior mechanical engineer. Larissa Lam is an award-winning singer and songwriter. She hosted a talk show on JUCE TV for nine years. This event is free for high school students and their guardians, teachers, and administrators.


Joseph F. Sutter, WA A ’43, “Father of Boeing’s 747 Jumbo Jet” has passed away at the age of 95. “Joe lived an amazing life and was an inspiration – not just to those of us at Boeing, but to the entire aerospace industry,” said Ray Conner, chief executive officer of Boeing’s commercial airplane division. Sutter retired from Boeing in 1986 as executive vice president in charge of commercial airplane engineering and product development.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Washington. Click here to read the article on Sutter from Bloomberg Technology.


A roboticist and artist has constructed the first robot “that was built to intentionally hurt and injure someone.” Alexander J. Reben, NY O ’08, wants to ignite a conversation about where technology is going and what dangers robots will present humanity in the future. Read the article form Fast Company that profiles this robot and Reben.

Reben created the robot to inflict a pinprick randomly. “No one’s actually made a robot that was built to intentionally hurt and injure someone,” Reben claims. “I wanted to make a robot that does this that actually exists.” He works as a member of Stochastic Labs, a Berkeley arts, technology, and science events incubator.


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