Comedian Engineer Pi Day Shows, Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholar, & AAAS Leshner Fellows (March ’19)

Tau Bate engineering comedian Don McMillan, PA A ’81, will be celebrating Pi Day (3.14.19) in his “Nerd Hometown” of Sunnyvale, CA! Grab your slide rule and join him for a night of non-repeating, non-terminating laughs on March 14 at Rooster T. Feathers.

From Technically Funny (Don McMillan).

If you have other Pi Day celebration plans, Don will be at Rooster T. Feathers the rest of Pi weekend, Fri-Sun (March 15-17). It’s the ONLY weekend that is 3.14 days long! “Be There and Be Square!” To see a video preview click here


Stanford University has announced the 2019 class of five Knight-Hennessy Scholars. According to the announcement, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

Taylor C. Harris, CA G ’18, is one of the five scholars. She earned a bachelor’s in biomechanical engineering at Stanford and will pursue an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She was an undergraduate researcher, first author of a brain injury piece published by Annals of Biomedical Engineering, and a varsity member of the Women’s Lightweight Rowing team that won four national championships.


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced the 2019-20 cohort of Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute fellows. See the full list of fellows here, two of which are Tau Bates:

Oge Marques, Ph.D. (FL E ’87), professor of computer science & engineering at Florida Atlantic University. His research focuses on the intelligent processing of visual information.

Leia A. Stirling, Ph.D. (IL A ’03), assistant professor of aeronautics & astronautics at MIT. Her research quantifies human performance and human-machine fluency in operational settings through advancements in the use of wearable sensors.


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