Outstanding Faculty, Crew All-American, & Tech Culture Workshop

A faculty duo from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering were recently recognized by the Louisville Chapter of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers with the Outstanding Achievement in Education award. According to the news announcement, the award “is presented to an individual or individuals within the academic community who has/have contributed outstanding service to education.”

Patricia S. Ralston, Ph.D. (KY B ’80), is a professor and department chair of engineering fundamentals and Larry D. Tyler, Ph.D. (KY B ’63), is a professor of engineering fundamentals, both at the University of Louisville. “Our interactions while teaching highlight our enthusiasm and encourage students to become engaged,” said Dr. Ralston. “Our goal is to inspire students to learn as we develop the topics together and show our passion for teaching,” added Dr. Tyler. The pair also both serve as advisors to the KY Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.


In 2016, Sharon Wu, MA B 2017, became the first woman in program history to earn an All-America award for women’s lightweight crew. Wu is studying electrical engineering & computer science at MIT, where she is a starter on the varsity lightweight crew team. She was named to the Pocock Lightweight All-America Team as announced by the College Rowing Coaches Association.

In addition, she led the team to its first appearance in the Gran Final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship in June 2016. Read more here


On Thursday, March 23, Gary S. Brown, CA A ’91, will run a workshop on “Tech Company Culture” at his alma mater, UC Berkeley. The event is hosted the CA Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi and starts at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the presentation is to learn how to get ahead in the fast-moving world of tech.

Details of the event can be found here, along with a bio for Brown who is currently head of Marketing at Movidius (an Intel company). Previously, Brown was a part of an HD Video processor project at Matsushita Electric (now known as Panasonic) at their Osaka headquarters, where he enjoyed the challenges of developing microprocessor functional testing methods.


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