IIT Guest Speaker, Alumni Events, & Virtualized Testing Webinar (Nov. 2016)

The Illinois Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the Illinois Institute of Technology will host guest speaker Steven Kleinman, FL A ’80, for a presentation on “The Refining Business Environment” on Wednesday, November 30, from 12:40-1:50 p.m. in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center Auditorium. The event is free and lunch will be provided.

Kleinman recently retired from UOP, a Honeywell Company, as the senior manager of the customer training services group, responsible for developing, selling and delivering training solutions to UOP’s global customer base. Learn more about the speaker, the event, and register to attend.


There are several alumni gatherings of Tau Beta Pi members scheduled to take place before the New Year. 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 42 active TBP Alumni Chapters.

Madison, Alabama – Tuesday, November 29 (socializing & games)
New York City, New York – Friday, December 2 (networking dinner)
Houston, Texas – Saturday, December 3 (social & “Tau Talks”)
Champaign, Illinois – Sunday, December 4 (initiation & banquet)
Arvada, Colorado – Saturday, December 10 (holiday party)


On Wednesday, November 30, Mentor Graphics will host two webinars entitled “Mentor to Ixia Integration Accelerate Pre-silicon Verification for Complex Networking System Development.” The event is targeted for verification engineers and engineering managers who want to learn about advantages of emulation in a lab environment, how to reproduce bugs in both hardware and software, and expanding the use of virtualized testing.

One of the presenters for the webinar is Ron Squiers, CA X ’87, a network solutions specialist at Mentor Graphics “who is passionate about innovation, strategic product development and positioning in the networking domain.” According to the event page, he has several patents in the networking, encryption and emulation domains, received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and performed graduate studies at Stanford University.


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