New VP, Alumni Events, & Bronze Cross Award (October 2016)

Rapid Micro Biosystems (MA), a provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, has announced the hiring of Ed J. Ognibene, Ph.D. (NY O ’89), as vice president of product development. His Ph.D. and master’s degrees are in mechanical engineering from MIT and his bachelor’s from SUNY Stony Brook.

Dr. Ognibene has more than 20 years of technology and product development experience with sophisticated scientific instrumentation. He previously held the position of director of engineering/ systems development at Waters Corporation where he successfully managed the R&D and engineering team from the acquisition of Thar Instruments. Read the press release for more biographical information.


There are several alumni gatherings of Tau Beta Pi members scheduled to take place in October. You can find the calendar with a list of all events here. A reminder that these events are open to all Tau Bate (alumni and student) from any chapter, unless otherwise stated. Find details below on upcoming events. Click here for a list of contacts for all 41 active TBP Alumni Chapters.

Huntsville, Alabama – Thursday, October 13 (socializing & networking)
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Saturday, October 15 (social picnic)
New York City, New York – Sunday, October 16 (breast cancer fundraiser)
Kingsport, Tennessee – Friday, October 21 (alumni reception)
Raleigh, North Carolina – Saturday, October 22 (community clean-up)
Roanoke, Virginia – Saturday, October 22 (alumni lunch)
Tampa, Florida – Saturday, October 22 (alumni social)
Cary, North Carolina – Sunday, October 23 (alumni reception)


Cadet Kaelyn V. Burbey, VT A 2017, has received the University of Vermont’s ROTC Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award. The recognition is given annually for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects. Burbey is a senior environmental engineering major. According to the announcement, she is one of only 13 cadets nationally to receive the award and ranks in the top 10 percent of the nation’s senior cadets.


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