Wind Industry Innovator, Nontraditional Student Profile, & Outstanding Alumni (May 2018)

In the 1970s, NASA and the National Science Foundation gave Joseph M. Savino, Ph.D. (IN A ’52), the task of preparing a feasibility study on wind turbine technology as an alternative power-generating industry. The results “generated sufficient interest that led to the U.S. hosting a Wind Energy Workshop, which drew worldwide interest.”

According to the article from Windpower, Savino became an advocate for the advancement of wind energy as a growth industry in Northeast Ohio. Savino is one of only 7 recipients of the Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Award from Purdue University. He spent 41 years at NASA and passed away in 2012.


Chris Torres, NM B 2018, was profiled in the graduation issue of the Daily Lobo with his story of success as a nontraditional student. He is graduating with a degree in chemical and biological engineering. He will attend the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a TBP Fellowship in pursuit of his Ph.D. in engineering.

Chris Torres is in middle of group.

Read the article for more details on Torres’ path, including his efforts in starting a project with the TBP NM Beta Chapter to keep portions of New Mexico’s highways clean. In two pickup sessions, they picked up 45 bags of trash from the roads. The image above is from the NM Beta Chapter’s Facebook page.


At the recent Touro Law Center’s “With Liberty & Justice For All” Dinner Celebration, George Likourezos, NY R ’92, was honored as the 2018 Outstanding Alumni of the Year. Likourezos is a partner at Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP, where his practice encompasses all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law.

Before graduating from Touro Law, he earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and his master’s in operations management from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering). Click here for more details and images from the dinner.


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