Patricia Galloway, FL A '78, author of "The 21st Century Engineer," will have a reading and discuss her proposals for engineering education reform. The lecture is part of the UK College of Engineering's 2009 Engineers Day celebration. For more information on the reading/luncheon February 20, click here.
TBPCONNECT now has the Facebook Application
The free and exclusive Tau Beta Pi social network now has the Facebook application available for you to use. Simply register/log-in at https://tbp.affinitycircles.com/tbp/auth/login, and select the link from your home page. If you have any question or concerns please let me know.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Elects New Members
NAE President Charles M. Vest, WV '63, announced 65 new members and nine foreign associates have been elected to the NAE. Of the 65 members, 13 are Tau Bates: Diran Apelian, PA Z '68 Jean-Lou A. Chameau, GA A '77 Yet-Ming Chiang, MA B '80 William J. Dally, VA B '80 Jack B. Dennis, MA... Continue Reading →
Kleinhans Named Big East Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Jennifer Kleinhans, CT B '09, has been chosen as the 2008-2009 Big East Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Big East Academic Affairs Committee. Kleinhans is a three-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year in field hockey at the University of Connecticut. Read full press release.
NPR Encore of Sikulu & Haramble Interview
The Sikulu and Harambe interview will be rebroadcast on NPR. It will air at 2:06 p.m. PST. If you do not receive KUOW, you can listen online at http//www.kuow.org/index.php Sikulu & Harambe is authored by Kunle Oguneye, IN D '97.
Cyber-Physical Systems Research Challenges Speaker – Dr. Jeanette Wing
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Dr. Jeanette Wing, MA B '79, will discuss research opportunities and challenges in cyber-physical systems. February 12, 4 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B02 CSL. Read more.
Engineer Receives Distinguished Service Award from the NCSEA
Jon A. Schmidt, P.E., SECB, BSCP, DC G '92, received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) at its 16th Annual Conference. Schmidt is an associate structural engineer at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: December 2008 Issue of STRUCTURE.
Tau Bate to be Inducted into West Virginia University Alumni Association
Greg Babe, WV A '80, President and CEO of Bayer Corp. and Bayer MaterialScience LLC. will be inducted into the West Virginia University Alumni Association of Distinguished Alumni. The 2009 class of honorees will be inducted Friday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in the Ruby Grand Hall of the new Erickson Alumni Center. Learn more,... Continue Reading →
Civil Engineer Develops “SnowMan” Software
Dr. Stuart Chen, PA A '79, professor University at Buffalo, revealed the "SnowMan" software for the NYSDOT. The software is a user-friendly, desktop software package that presents solutions to the snow drift problem for highway designers and other personnel. Read article.
U.S. Infrastructure – ‘D’ Grade
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. The nation received a 'D' grade with needs of $2.2 trillion in repairs and upgrades to meet adequate conditions in the next five years. ASCE president D. Wayne Klotz, TX D '74, had this assessment of the nation's infrastructure, "Crumbling... Continue Reading →