NASA Live Stream Launch, Men’s Track/Cross Country All-District, & UC Davis Initiation (June 2018)

The Soyuz rocket will launch Wednesday, June 6, for the International Space Station with three astronauts on-board, including Serena Auñón-Chancellor, MD (DC G ’97). Dr. Auñón-Chancellor is a rookie space flier and former flight surgeon.

Her alma mater George Washington University (GW) is hosting a livestream of the launch and celebration. Click here for details and a description of the event. Dr. Auñón-Chancellor earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from GW and will be conducting medical experiments among other responsibilities while at the Space Station.

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The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men’s Track/Cross Country teams, including Division I, II, III, and college division. All First Team Academic All-District selections advance to the national Capital One Academic All-American ballot.

There are twelve Tau Beta Pi members that have been named to the 2018 Academic All-District Men’s Track/Cross Country teams: (See the full list)

NCAA Division I: First team (District 2)
Stefano PinedaMD G 2019, mechanical engineering at U.S. Naval Academy
NCAA Division I: First team (District 4)
Charles BraddockSC G 2018, electrical engineering at The Citadel (past recording secretary)
NCAA Division I: First team (District 5)
1. Will A. AndersonIL D 2019, electrical engineering at Bradley University
2. Spencer E. DanielsonOH Q 2019, computer engineering at the University of Dayton
3. Benjamin KendellMI D 2018, electrical engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy
NCAA Division II: First team (District 5)
Trevian JenkinsAL D 2019, electrical & computer engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
NCAA Division II: First team (District 6)
Matthew H. KadeCO A 2017, petroleum engineering at Colorado School of Mines
NCAA Division III: First team (District 1)
Aidan S. GilsonMA B 2019, biological engineering at MIT
NCAA Division III: First team (District 2)
Alex J. KainerNJ A 2018, mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology
NCAA Division III: First team (District 3)
Malcolm PorterfieldNY G 2017, mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
NCAA Division III: First team (District 7)
Sam A. MerrimanOH A 2018, engineering physics at Case Western Reserve University
NCAA College Division: First team (District 4)
Kyle A. MillerAZ D 2017, aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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On Saturday, June 2, the California Lambda Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the University of California, Davis, held their spring initiation.

One of the new initiates, Taylor M. Parker, CA L 2020, posted to her Instagram account (above image) with the “Bent” cookies that she baked for the initiation.

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