Wright State Festive Bent, Soccer Academic All-Americans, & ISU Outstanding Senior (Dec. 2018)

On December 4, the Wright State University (OH) Twitter account posted an image of the bent monument on campus with this text: “We’re feeling pretty festive today! Can anyone guess where this sculpture is located?” (Image below)

One response was from Alyssa N. Wallwey, OH M 2020: “The Bent of Tau Beta Pi – the symbol of an engineering honor society that I am proud to be a part of and serve as a chapter officer! Decorating this was fun.” Wallwey is an electrical engineering major at Wright State and serves as the OH Mu Chapter corresponding secretary.


Four Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud Division II and III Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer teams, respectively.

Toni Abate, MD A 2019, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major at Johns Hopkins University, and first team Div. III All-American; she is a defender on the varsity soccer team. Abate is a team captain, three-time Conference Academic Honor Roll awardee, and has secured a job with Audax Private Equity after graduation.

Marla RobertsNY P 2020, a Rochester Institute of Technology mechanical engineering major and first team Div. III All-American; she is a forward on the varsity soccer team. Roberts is team co-captain, holds a 4.0 GPA, and led RIT in scoring with eight goals and 18 points in 2018.

Jen A. KendallCO A 2019, mechanical engineering senior at Colorado School of Mines first team Div. II All-American; she is a forward on the varsity soccer team. Kendall earned First-Team All-Region and RMAC Tournament MVP honors, scored 12 goals this season, and finishes her career as fourth all-time in goals scored.

Shelby L. NamenWI D 2019, Milwaukee School of Engineering biomolecular engineering major and second team Div. III All-American; she is a defender on the varsity soccer team. Namen is a two-time All-NACC First-Team honoree, 2016 NACC Defensive PLayer of the Year, and started all 22 games in 2018.


The Iowa State University (ISU) College of Engineering has announced its 12 outstanding graduating seniors and Michelle A. Friedmann, IA A 2019, as the college’s student marshal for the commencement ceremony on December 15. Friedmann is graduating with a degree in biological systems engineering with an emphasis on food engineering. She plans to pursue a master’s degree at ISU and participated in undergraduate research.

Read the news article for more information and for the full list of the 2018 Fall Outstanding Seniors, including: Matthew D. Swift, IA A 2019, materials engineering.


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