Technically Funny, LA Tech Scholars, & NAT Awards (Sept. 2018)

The Association is proud to have the #1 Corporate Comedian named by the CBS Business Network performing at our 2018 Convention in Denver, CO. Don McMillan, PA A ’81, of Technically Funny is an engineer/comedian with personalized material that truly entertains. Visit his new website for more details and to see this awesome picture from TBP Convention 2016.

Technically Funny


This week Louisiana Tech University highlighted the four engineering students that earned Tau Beta Pi Scholarships for 2018-19: John N. Aguillard (electrical engineering ’19), George J. Cazenavette V (cyber engineering & computer science and mathematics ’19), Marshall G. Schoth (mechanical engineering ’19), and Reed D. Streets (electrical engineering ’19).

According to the news article, “it is the third year in a row that at least one Louisiana Tech student has been chosen for the highly selective scholarship and the second year that at least two Tech students have been selected.” Dr. Hisham Hegab, Ph.D., P.E. (LA G ’89), dean of the College of Engineering and Science said, “I am pleased to congratulate these students for the hard work in and out of the classroom that helped them achieve this recognition by Tau Beta Pi. It is a tremendous honor for them and for our College to have four recipients this year.”


The North American Tunneling (NAT) Conference returned to its regular rotation June 24-27, 2018, in Washington, D.C. NAT also recognized industry achievement with awards presented at the NAT Awards Banquet 7 Reception. Two award winners for 2018 are Tau Bates: SME Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Harvey W. Parker, P.E., and SME Outstanding Educator Award: Dr. Priscilla Nelson.

Dr. Parker (AL A ’57) – specializes in tunnel and geotechnical engineering and was involved in the pioneer development of steel-fiber reinforced shotcrete.

Dr. Nelson (NJ G ’79) – is professor and head of the dept. of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and was previously provost at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


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