SWE Awards, ECU Community Project, Litigation Partner (October 2017)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has announced the recipients of its annual awards program, which recognizes innovators and leaders who are supporting the enrichment and advancement of women in the engineering community from industry to education. This year’s award recipients will be recognized at WE17, Oct. 26-28, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
The following are a few of the Tau Bate award recipients: (See the full list of award recipients.)

Achievement Award – Frances H. Arnold, Ph.D. (NJ D ’79) Caltech professor and director.
Distinguished Engineering Educator Award – Deborah J. O’Bannon, P.E., Ph.D. (MO A ’79) Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City professor
Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award – Diane L. Peters, P.E., Ph.D. (IN G ’93) assistant professor at Kettering University
Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award – Mark W. Albers (TX D ’79) senior Vice President ExxonMobil Corp.


Several students from the North Carolina Zeta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at East Carolina University (ECU), presented a new exhibit to the Neuseway Planetarium. The exhibit included models of the Chandra satellite using 3-D printers.

“A lot of engineering has gone into making the day-to-day life on the International Space Station better, and 3-D printing is part of that as well,” Ricky T. Castles, Ph.D. (VA B ’03), NC Z chief advisor and assistant professor of engineering at ECU.
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Jayme Partridge, TX D ’82, has jointed Fish & Richardson’s firm in the Houston, TX, offices as a principal in its Litigation Group, “where she will focus her practice on complex intellectual property litigation.”

According to the press release, she previously was a partner at Patterson + Sheridan, spent two years as in-house litigation counsel for ExxonMobil, and worked as a mechanical engineer for six years before law school. Partridge earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M University.


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