Dean Openings, Sac State MindSET, & OSU Excellence Awards (November 2017)

There are currently two openings for Deans of Engineering at Idaho State University and the University of Kentucky (UK), respectively. To receive full consideration for the position of Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State, the application must be received by January 5, 2018. Click here for more details on the opening.

The review of applications for the UK Dean, College of Engineering, will begin on December 22. See the job listing from Inside Higher Ed.


The California Upsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at California State University, Sacramento, hosted a K-12 MindSET module with more than 60 students from Cottage Elementary School (San Juan Unified School District) on bridge building. In addition to the hands-on activity, third through fifth graders received a tour of the campus.

Read the article for more details on the event. Karen Mix, Cottage Elementary principal, said “The program had a big impact on kids. They were excited from the moment we left campus to when we came back.”


Earlier this month, the 2017 Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Awards were given to 18 college alumni of Ohio State University. Several are Tau Bates, including:

Douglas N. Ball (OH G ’74) – Meritorious Service Citation recipient is a retired Boeing executive engineer.
Adina D. Sterling, Ph.D. (OH G ’01) – Outstanding Alumni Award is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University.
Glenn D. Brunner (OH G ’88) – Distinguished Alumni Award is president of Wiseology LLC.
Krishan K. Joshi, Ph.D. (OH M ’61) – Distinguished Alumni Award is founder and former chairman and president of UES, Inc.


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