Yale Initiation, Academic All-District Men’s Soccer, Shock Wave Reformer StartUp (Nov. 2018)

On November 6, the Connecticut Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Yale University, hosted its Fall 2018 initiation. A total of 19 new members were inducted into Tau Beta Pi. The group was highlighted on the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science Twitter account.

The image of the group above includes Chief Advisor W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D. (IA A ’81), and Advisor MingDe Lin, Ph.D. (NY G ’01).


The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men’s Soccer teams, including Division I, II, III, and NAIA. All First Team Academic All-District selections advance to the national Capital One Academic All-American ballot.

There are three Tau Beta Pi members, and two eligible candidates, that have been named to the All-District® Men’s Soccer teams: (See the full list)

NCAA Division III: First team (District 1)
Riley DohertyMA A 2019, industrial engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (eligible)
NCAA Division III: First team (District 3)
1. John FurcickNY Q 2019, double majoring in civil engineering & environmental engineering at Clarkson University
2. Nik M. AngyalNY K 2019, chemical engineering at University of Rochester
NCAA Division III: First team (District 4)
John McCambridgePA G 2019, mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
NAIA Division: First team (District 1)
Michael AvilaMI H 2020, biomedical engineering (eligible)


WCJB TV in Gainesville (FL), profiled a new standing wave reformer device that “takes natural gas emissions and turns it into solid carbon.” The inventor is Robert P. Kielb, FL A ’91, founder and CTO of Standing Wave Reformers LLC.

Kielb earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. “The device is a shock wave reformer,” said Kielb. Read the article for more information and plans to commercialize the technology.


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