VT Corps Scholarship, WEPAN Executive Director Opening, & LA Tech Cybersecurity Grant

Bill H. May (VA B ’64) graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of the VT Corps of Cadets and today is helping another Corps member get ahead through the William H. May ’64 and Barbara J. May Endowed Scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship is Cadet Karl Krull ’19.

May spent 21 years as general counsel for Beckman Coulter, Inc. Today, he is involved in giving back having previously served as vice chairman of the San Diego Zoo board and current chairman of the board for the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Click here to read the alumni news article.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education has posted a job listing for the position of Executive Director for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). According to the posting, WEPAN is a “non-profit educational organization founded in 1990 to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions.”

The Executive Director “could” work remotely from any location in the United States. Initial screening will begin January 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. An advanced degree, preferably an earned doctorate in a field within WEPAN’s sphere of interest is required.

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A grant has been awarded from the National Science Foundation in support of Louisiana Tech’s proposed CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program to prepare highly qualified cybersecurity professionals for entry into the government workforce. The program proposes to support 36 SFS@LATech Scholars to complete a bachelor’s degree in either cyber engineering or computer science with a cybersecurity concentration.

Tech’s College of Engineering and Science Dean Hisham Hegab, Ph.D., P.E. (LA G ’89), is a lead investigator for the grant. “In the first year of this grant, we anticipate funding study for seven undergraduate students who will prepare for careers in the growing field of cyber security,” said Dr. Hegab. Read the article for more information.

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