Convention Info, OSU Alumni Award, & GoFly Challenge (September 2017)

Roughly ten days until the start of the 112th Convention of Tau Beta Pi in Ann Arbor/ Dearborn Michigan. The Convention schedule has been updated and the agenda, business summary, and committee assignments have been posted to the website. Take a look before you start your travels and make plans for what you’d like to do.

Other items of interest include the Graduate School & Corporate Recruiting Fair, professional development speakers, and tours of the University of Michigan campus. Contact Tau Beta Pi with questions.


The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Association has awarded the 2017 Ralph Davenport Mershon Award for service to the university to Dan E. Kimmet, OH G ’71, former vice president of operations at Eaton Corp. and CEO of Dillin Corp. Kimmet earned his bachelor’s degree from OSU in mechanical engineering.

Today, he serves as chair of the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. He also gives his time and counsel to Ohio State as the College of Engineering’s representative and chair of the Alumni Advisory Council. Read the news article for more information.


Launched on September 26, 2017, the GoFly Prize Competition offers a total prize of $2 million USD for the development of a safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying device capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person. The only restrictions on teams that may participate is that each member completes all registration and administration forms.

Visit the website to learn about the three phases of the two-year competition.


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