Visionaries in Technology, Alumni Events, & Wave Sensing Seminar

Jeanette M. Wing, Ph.D. (MA B ’79), will present “Computational Thinking” on Friday, October 21, at Dartmouth College (NH) as part of the 2016 Visionaries in Technology series. Dr. Wing is corporate vice president of Microsoft Research and a consulting professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon (PA), where she has twice served as the head of the computer science department.

Read the event announcement for more details on her lecture, including an abstract: “My vision for the 21st Century: Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world.” You can also read her full bio with information on her research and her involvement with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


There are two exciting Tau Beta Pi events scheduled for the first week of October. The first event will be an alumni reception that precedes the Association’s annual Convention in San Diego, California. On Tuesday, October 4, at the Gordon Biersch Brewery all Tau Bates are invited to join TBP Executive Director and other Association Officials for a meal. Please RSVP here and make a payment of $15 to cover the cost of your meal.

The second event will take place in Dallas, TX, on Saturday, October 8. The meet and greet at Reverchon Park will be an opportunity for local Tau Bates (from any initiating chapter) to get together and discuss starting an alumni chapter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There will be food and games for all. Please complete the RSVP survey by Friday, September 30, to express your interest in the event and in joining the alumni chapter.


The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is sponsoring a seminar on “Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Sensing Platform(s)” with professor John Vetelino, Ph.D. (RI B ’64). At the University of Maine (UM), Dr. Vetelino is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, one of the founding members of the laboratory for surface science and technology, and a leader of the solid-state sensor group.

The seminar will take place on Friday, October 28, and is open to the public. Dr. Vetelino will discuss the research at UM related to the lateral field excited acoustic wave sensing platform for detecting both biological and chemical analytes in gaseous and liquid environments. Click here for more information.


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