TBP Council Nominations, NAVAIR Engineer, & USF Engineering Expo (March 2018)

The 2018 Tau Beta Pi Convention will elect three members to serve on the Executive Council (EC). Members interested in serving on the EC must be nominated by a chapter—either collegiate or alumni—by April 1.

Read the position description for more information. If you think you know of a good candidate or are interested in learning more, check out this letter for more information.


Benjamin M. Blazek, CA L ’08, was recently recognized as an agency winner for the 2018 Federal Engineer of the Year Awards. He is an aeronautical and mechanical engineer at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.

Blazek earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of California, Davis. Read news article for details on his work developing a method to model, simulate, and test a developmental missile system for an Insensitive Munitions Fragment Impact test.


On February 16-17, the University of South Florida’s College of Engineering hosted the 2018 Engineering Expo. This year more than 10,000 K-12 students from the Tampa Bay area attended to participate in hands-on activities aimed at increasing interest in STEM careers.

The Florida Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi hosted a booth. The above image was taken by Bill Collins, FL G ’75, at the Expo. It is a display with FL Gamma’s history and famous members. See more images from the Expo, including the hands-on marshmallow structures activity hosted by the FL Gamma Chapter.


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