UCSB Teaching Award, Albuquerque Event, & Fish & Richardson Principals (Jan. 2018)

Tyler G. Susko, Ph.D. (PA A ’07), was recently named co-recipient of the Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Susko is a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The recognition “goes to educators in the STEM fields who have shown excellence in their techniques, in their interactions with students, colleagues and staff, and in their activities and lectures.”

Read the article for more information on Dr. Susko and his research which resulted in the prototype for the MIT-Skywalker, a rehabilitation robot that assists stroke victims and those who suffer from cerebral palsy.


Tau Bates are invited to an alumni dinner in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday February 8, 2018. The event will be hosted by the Association’s Director of Alumni Affairs at El Pinto Restaurant beginning at 7pm. The cost per person for this event is $20, which includes a dinner buffet and soft drink, coffee or tea.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other members, students & alumni, receive an update about the organization, and discuss the possibility of establishing an alumni chapter in the area. Please RSVP here by February 3, 2018.


Fish & Richardson has announced the elevation of 21 attorneys to principal at the firm, effective January 1, 2018.

Nick A. Jepsen, UT B ’06, in the Washington, DC, Litigation Group is among those new principals. He emphasizes strategic patent prosecution and client counseling related to electrical and computer technology and medical devices as well as patent due diligence and patent post-grant proceedings. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University.

Neil A. Warren, CA A ’07, in the Silicon Valley, CA, focuses his practice on both federal district court litigation and practice before the PTAB with client technologies relating to semiconductors, integrated circuits, medical devices, and computer software. He received bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.


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