ESI Grants, Litigation Trailblazer, & WV A Initiation (Dec. 2016)

Thirteen Early Stage Innovations grants from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program have been awarded to university-led proposals. Two of the selected proposals were awarded to Tau Bates, including: (Read the press release.)

Albert To, Ph.D. – (CA A ’97) University of Pittsburgh associate professor: “Prediction of Microstructure Evolution in DMLM processed Inconel 718 with Part Scale Simulation.”

Kenneth Galloway, Ph.D. – (TN B ’62) Vanderbilt University distinguished professor: “Modeling, Testing, and Simulation of Heavy-Ion Basic Mechanisms in Silicon Carbide Power Devices.”


John A. Dragseth, MN A ’91, has been named a “Litigation Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. Dragseth is principal and co-chair of Fish & Richardson’s appellate group. According to the press release, he has led the briefing on more than 60 appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition, Dragseth writes and lectures frequently on a variety of patent law topics. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


On Sunday, December 4, the West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at West Virginia University, hosted its fall initiation. Nearly 50 new members were initiated. The image below was posted by WV Alpha Chief Advisor and TBP District 4 Director Melissa L. Morris, Ph.D. (WV A ’06).



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