American Concrete Inst. President, Berkeley Career Panel, & UMaine Valedictorian (April 2018)

The American Concrete Institute recently introduced its 2018-19 president David A. Lange, Ph.D. (IN D ’80), at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Lange is a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2018-19.

Dr. Lange received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Northwestern University and his B.S. in civil engineering from Valparaiso University. Click here to read the announcement for more details.


A panel of Tau Bates recently shared their unique professional experiences to students from UC Berkeley & Santa Clara University. The goal of the Berkeley Career panel was to show what it is really like to pursue a career in STEM.

The image above was one of many images from the event taken by the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. More images can be found on their Facebook page. The panelists are listed below:

Gary S. Brown (CA A ’91) – Director of Marketing at Intel/Movidius

Katie F. Maass, Ph.D. (TX A ’11) – Associate Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology at Genentech

Neha Srikumar (CA Y ’17) – Research Associate at Genentech

Imran Bashir, Ph.D. (TX H ’01) – RFIC Design Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

Shreenath Regunathan (TX A ’06) – Product Manager at Google

Tony Kelman, Ph.D. (CA B ’07) – Cloud Engineer at Sunpower

Abdellatif Abdelfattah (CA H ’17) Software Engineer at Twitter

Debbi Moses (MA D ’95) – most recently a Support Engineer at Apple

Peter R. Matheu, Ph.D. (NY D ’04) – Product Engineer at Bigstream

Jason W. Croft (UT A ’07) – IP Attorney at Maschoff Brennan


Graham Van Goffrier, ME A 2018, will be recognized on May 12 at the University of Maine’s Commencement as the 2018 valedictorian. He will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in physics, with minors in electrical engineering, mathematics and nanotechnology, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

According to the news story, Van Goffrier is a 2017 Golwater Scholar, is involved in research in the Maine Software Agents and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and serves as ME Alpha Chapter president of Tau Beta Pi. He plans to enter the MAst program in applied mathematics at Cambridge University and then pursue a Ph.D. in theoretical physics.


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