Gordon Prize, Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer, & BEYA Promising Engineer (Jan. 2017)

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced the 2017 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education winners. The Gordon prize is split between the school and the individual professors recognized by the NAE. This year’s Prize goes to Julio M. Ottino, Ph.D. (MA Z ’76), “for an educational paradigm that merges analytical, rational left-brain skills with creative, expansive right-brain skills to develop engineering leaders.”

Dr. Ottino is Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University (IL). He is the founder and former director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. Read the award announcement for more information.


A job opportunity with Radio Flyer, a respected name in the toy industry, was recently posted to the Tau Beta Pi LinkedIn job board. The company is looking for a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, Illinois.

Required skills include: a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and 5 years’ experience in quality engineering with a toy or consumer product company. A few of the job responsibilities are “being responsible for QA support on new product development, quality improvement projects to reduce cost of quality, and improving the manufacturing process controls on both mechanical and electrical related components.”


Kwame J. Marshall, MD E ’12, is an electrical engineer with the Naval Air Systems Command Avionics Division. He will receive the “Most Promising Engineer – Government” award at the 2017 BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Morgan State University (MD), where he served as MD Epsilon Chapter president and treasurer. After graduation, he also served as an advisor from 2012-13.

The image below is from his 2016 engagement photo shoot with his wife Raisa.

Photo Credit: Nadja


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