NM Tech Top Undergrad, Western Illinois Provost, & NYU Dual Bents (May 2019)

New Mexico Tech awarded Margaret L. House, NM G 2019, with the 2019 Brown Award as the top student. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering (image below).

According to the announcement on Twitter, House has won many awards while at Tech including: a Macey Scholar; the 2019 Engineering Student of the Year; and a TBP scholarship! Congratulations to Margaret on her accomplishments and graduation. She also served two terms as the NM Gamma Chapter treasurer.


Martin A. Abraham, Ph.D. (NY G ’82), has been named provost and academic vice president at Western Illinois University, effective July 1. Currently, Dr. Abraham is professor of civil/environmental and chemical engineering at Youngstown State University (YSU).

He joined YSU in 2007 as founding dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and also spent time as interim provost (2014-15). He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Read the news release for more details.


The New York Rho Chapter at New York University Tandon School of Engineering recently hosted a rededication ceremony of two Tau Beta Pi Bent monuments: one from NYU’s former University Heights campus and the other from Poly’s former Long Island campus. The event was presided over by mechanical and aerospace engineering department Chair and VP Emeritus Richard Thorsen, NY H ’62.

Click here for a summary article with images. An excited group of alumni gathered to watch the statues’ unveiling. Among them was Tom Maniscalco, NY E ’67, who said:

“It’s meaningful to me to be here today, seeing the bents in this beautiful setting, and meeting young student members of the group,” he said. “This is a wonderful, lasting way to highlight the unity of the two schools and the shared experiences of all engineering alumni.”


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