The Engineering Society of Detroit is hosting the “Alternative Career Choices for Engineers and Technical Professionals” event, January 28th at the Rock Financial Showplace, Novi. Click here to read more and for a link to register.
The 2009 Bernard M. Gordon Prize will be presented to Drs. Thomas H. Byers, CA A ’75, and Tina L. Seelig “for promoting engineering leadership by developing and disseminating technology entrepreneurship educational resources for engineering students and educators around the world.” Learn more or visit the STVP education center.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. There were two Tau Bate 2008 Truman Scholars: Cortney Ann Timmons, OK G ’09, Oklahoma State University Emily Dawn Calandrelli, WV A ’10, West Virginia University
Tune in Tuesday, January 13, to watch teams of students present their assistive technology engineering device. To learn more visit JETS.
Dear Tau Bates: Each Executive Council of Tau Beta Pi serves for four years. The time has now come to nominate candidates for the next Executive Council. We invite you to submit a slate of five members to stand for election by the 2009 Convention. The successful slate will take office at the end ofContinue reading “Executive Council Nomination Slates”
January 22nd is Thank Your Mentor Day. Be sure to take time this month to honor an important mentor in your life. To learn more visit http://www.mentornet.net.
Cornell University plans to merge its department of theoretical and applied mechanics (TAM) with the mechanical and aerospace engineering program. Read more.
Announced Monday, January 6, the 2009 recipient of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize is Elmer L. Gaden, NY A ’44, “for pioneering the engineering and commercialization of biological systems for large-scale manufacturing of antibiotics and other drugs. Read more from an article in the Daily Progress.
Beginning January 1, 2009, engineering graduates hired by an Oklahoma aerospace company are eligible for a $5,000 tax credit per year for five years. Read more.
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), “Lunacy” began this past weekend (read article). FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Tau Bates Deborah L. Grubbe, IN A ’77, and Dennis A. Roberson, WA B ’71, are on the FIRST Board of Directors. Dr. Woodie Flowers, LA G,Continue reading “FIRST Robotics Competition Underway”