Senior Award, Scholar Profiles, & Homecoming Court (October 2016)

Earlier this month, the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University selected five students to receive the Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award, “the most prestigious honor bestowed upon a graduating senior in the college of engineering.” Previously, the award was known as the Engineering Faculty Senior Award. In 1996, the award was renamed “to recognized Craig C. Brown, TX D ’75, for his vision to expand and enhance the program through a permanent endowment.”

Brown is a civil engineering graduate of A&M and president, owner, and CPP of Bray International Inc. in Houston, TX. The award is based on outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership and character. This year, two of the five students selected are Tau Bates. They are: (Read the news article.)

Adam J. Kellen – (TX D 2016) an aerospace engineering major will pursue graduate studies in the advanced vertical flight lab.
Adam L. Springer – (TX D 2017) a civil engineering major who studied abroad (Spain) taking classes in water resources & geomatics.


New Mexico Tech has highlighted three of its engineering students for being awarded Tau Beta Pi scholarships for 2016-17. Click here to read the article for more information on each student. Below is a short summary of each.

William A. Sullivan – (NM G 2017) currently studying at the National University of Ireland, former NM Gamma Chapter corresponding secretary, & chemical engineering major.
Danielle Richards – (NM G 2017) chemical engineering major, current NM Gamma Chapter corresponding secretary, and AIChE Macey Scholar winner.
Maria Troyer – (NM G 2017) active tutor at local elementary schools, chemical engineering major, and plans to pursue graduate degrees.


Oluwakemi “Kemi” A. Ajala, LA D 2016, has been selected to the Ragin’ Cajuns 2016 Homecoming Court at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Ajala was nominated by the local chapter of the Society of Black Engineers. She is from Lagos, Nigeria, majoring in chemical engineering, and is past president of the LA Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.

According to the announcement, she is founding member of the school’s African Student Association and plans to return to Nigeria after attending graduate school and working in the United States for a few years.


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