Knight-Hennessy Scholar, Pi Mile Fundraisers, & Scholar-Athlete Recognition (March 2018)

Brown University has announced that Ileana Pirozzi, RI A 2018, has received a Knight-Hennessy scholarship to enable her to pursue a Ph.D. in bioengineering at Stanford University. Pirozzi is a senior bioengineering and biomedical engineering concentrator and president of the Rhode Island Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.

She was a research intern at the NASA Ames Research Center. Read the article for more biographical details and for more information on the scholarship that “aims to develop a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.”

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Two collegiate chapters of Tau Beta Pi are hosting Pi Mile runs in conjunction with Tau Beta Pi Day 2018. Both events are raising money for a good cause.

Florida Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida: 5K Race (March 18) through Boulware Springs and the Hawthorne Trail with prizes and lots of pie. All proceeds go to support the FL Alpha’s K-12 Initiative to improve STEM education.

Illinois Alpha Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 5K Run/Walk (March 9) to support the Illini Service Dogs. There will be puppies, pie, and prizes!

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Nick J. Whiteman, PA E 2018, has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League Swimming and Diving Team. He is a senior chemical engineering major at Lafayette College (PA). He swims freestyle events and serves as a captain on the swimming & diving team.

He has also been recognized with Scholar All-America status by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Click here to read the announcement.

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