Stanford Teaching Honor Roll, Football Academic All-American, & SIU Student Profile

The California Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Stanford University, announced its inaugural “Teaching Honor Roll,” which recognizes the extraordinary teaching of 12 educators in the School of Engineering. The 2017 honorees in the Tau Beta Pi Teaching Honor Roll, include three Tau Tau Bates: (Click here for the full list.)

Jennifer A. Dionne, Ph.D. (MO G ’03) – materials science & engineering assistant professor, nominated by Derek Wang (CA G 2018)

Paul C. Mitiguy, Ph.D. (MA D ’86) – mechanical engineering adjunct professor, nominated by Marina Dimitrov (CA G 2017)

Rahul Prabala (CA G ’16) – head electrical engineering TA, nominated by Wendy Li

CA Gamma Chapter advisor Tim Schnabel, a PhD candidate in bioengineering, led the Teaching Honor Roll initiative.


Nick G. Marino, NH A 2016, was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Football second team. Marino is studying for a master’s degree in mechanical engineering having already earned his bachelor’s degree. He is a three-time member of the CAA Academic All-Conference Team, is co-president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and played safety in all 14 games during the football season.


Southern Illinois University (SIU) at Carbondale profiled recent graduate Matthew B. Schmidlin, IL E 2017, and his journey from a graduating high school class of only 23 students. He will graduate with his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

Read the article here for more information on Schmidlin who also volunteers with SIU Undergraduate Admissions, local pet shelters, the United Methodist Church, and national forest parks.


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