Youth Exchange Fellow, ASCE Profile, & Chapter Fundraiser (Feb. 2018)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has profiled Kent M. Rapp, NY G 2018, for receiving a fellowship from the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program. The chemical & biological engineering major has been studying at the University of Rostock in Germany since October and began the final phase of the fellowship in January with Willpower Energy, a German startup that helps homeowners produce their own fuel from atmospheric carbon dioxide, water, & electricity.

In the article, Rapp says he would like to start up a biotechnology company and “As a global citizen, I hope to be able to tackle the big challenges that face not just my immediate surroundings, but rather the world,” he said.

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Tau Bate, DC Alpha Chapter Chief Advisor, and Fellowship Board member Bob E. Efimba, Sc.D., P.E. (MA B ’63), was profiled in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Capital Section’s eNewsletter.

Dr. Efimba (far right) at TBP 2018 Convention.

Click here to read the article (pgs. 6-7) for details on Dr. Efimba’s life story and his invaluable advice to future engineers, such as “plan to become licensed as a professional engineer, whether or not it is required in your discipline, and whether or not you think you might ever need it.”

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The Alabama Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is hosting an all-day fundraiser today at the Mellow Mushroom on 470 Providence Main St NW. Just say you are with Tau Beta Pi and a portion of proceeds will go to the chapter.

The AL Delta Chapter hosts several local events each year, including a multi-organization Pi Day event on campus. More details can be found on the chapter’s Facebook page.

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