LA Alumni Chapter, Marconi Lifetime Achievement, & Interim Dean (August 2017)

Tau Beta Pi is excited to announce that the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter is now active. In July, a kick-off event took place to organize interested members in forming the alumni chapter in California. Be on the lookout for more events to come. If you’d like to join the email list, contact Riley E. Winship, CA X ’15, of the LA Alumni Chapter.

Click here for a full list of Association alumni chapters (active and inactive).


For only the sixth time in the 43-year history of The Marconi Society, Thomas Kailath, Ph.D., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. According to the announcement, Dr. Kailath is being recognized “for his many transformative contributions to information and system science over six decades as well as his sustained mentoring and development of new generations of scientists.”

Former Stanford University College of Engineering Dean James D. Plummer, Ph.D. (CA E ’66), said this about Dr. Kaialath in 2007 for being awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor: “Many of us have met individuals who have made deep contributions in specific technical fields, or had a major impact on industry, or had a major impact on their academic discipline or educated the leaders of the future. Tom is essentially unique in that he has done all of these things at the very highest levels.”


The University of Michigan has announced that Michael J. Solomon, Ph.D. (WI A ’90), will serve as interim dean and interim vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies for the U-M Rackham Graduate School. Currently, Dr. Solomon is a professor in the department of chemical engineering at U-M.

Read the news article for more information on Dr. Solomon, a 20-year faculty member at U-M, earned a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin, and was elected (2016) as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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