The winners of nuResume's 2008 Star Student Contest have been announced. The competition for college students guarantees internship interviews and employer attention. Tau Beta Pi members swept the Energy category: David Liang, CA A 2010 Daniel Ruffoni, CA Z 2009 Visit nuResume.
Engineering & Art
The Nisbet Road bridge, along the Piestewa Freeway in Phoenix, AZ, was the result of a collaboration of an artist and an engineer. [Photo by Four Chambers Studio, Inc. and SVR Inc.] Artist Laurie Lundquist and principal engineer Seetha Ramaiah worked together to create the bridge. Mr. Ramaiah is the Principal of SVR Inc., along... Continue Reading →
Google Co-Founder to Receive Honorary Doctorate
Larry Page, MI G '95, will deliver the spring 2009 commencement address at the University of Michigan and receive an honorary doctorate in engineering. Read article.
Engineering Researcher Receives Contract for Road-Design Simulation
John D. Lee, PA A '88, has received a $900,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. Dr. Lee is a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. He is charged with the task of making driving simulators more useful to highway designers who want... Continue Reading →
Outstanding Engineer in North Carolina
Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, PR A '68, has been named the Outstanding Engineer in North Carolina for 2008 by the North Carolina Society of Engineers. Read the full article at NCSU.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation Announces 2008 Inductees
The National Inventors Hall of Fame™ honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. The Selection Committee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation selects inventors for induction. These are selected from a field of people nominated by peers and the public. Four... Continue Reading →
Civilian Engineer Named One of “Top Five New Faces of Engineering”
Elizabeth C. Burg, SD A '06, a project engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Balad Resident Office in Iraq has been selected as one of the 2009 USACE "Top Five New Faces in Engineering." Read the full story.
Professor Wins Saudi International Prize for Water
Dr. Abdul Wahab Mohammad, PA A '89, was named as a recipient of the 2008 Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. Mohammad won in the Alternative Water Resources branch of the award. He is currently a university professor at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Read full article from Lehigh University.
2009 Bernard M. Gordon Prize
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.
2008 Truman Scholarships Announced
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