Former General Electric CEO Dies; Engineers Tapped to Lead Universities; Energy Security Advocate; & Jobs

John Francis (Jack) Welch Jr., Ph.D., Massachusetts Zeta ’57, has died at the age of 84. He was a railroad conductor’s son who became chairman and CEO of General Electric and led it for two decades, growing its market value from $12 billion to $410 billion. Welch earned a BS in chemical engineering from UniversityContinue reading “Former General Electric CEO Dies; Engineers Tapped to Lead Universities; Energy Security Advocate; & Jobs”

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“Pi” Day Time, Sound Waves, & Alumni News & Events

From Moon Pies to Pies-in-the-Face In the final weeks leading up to Tau Beta Pi Day 2020, there are Pi Day activities all over the country! At the beginning of the semester, the Oklahoma Gamma chapter gave out Moon Pies to prospective members as a way to introduce students to the Tau Beta Pi organization.Continue reading ““Pi” Day Time, Sound Waves, & Alumni News & Events”

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Celebrating Engineers, Michigan State Design Lab, Kentucky Team Attend ICPC

This is only a sampling of days celebrating engineers – there may be others for different countries, regions, states, and affiliations. NSPE National Engineering Week Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020, to Saturday, February 22, 2020 Founded by National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, EWeek (February 16–22, 2020) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce byContinue reading “Celebrating Engineers, Michigan State Design Lab, Kentucky Team Attend ICPC”

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UMD President, Engineers Week 2020, & Scholarship to Virginia Senior

Darryll Pines Named 34th President of the University of Maryland Darryll J. Pines, Ph.D., MD B’86, has been named the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Pines is dean of the university’s School of Engineering and a professor of aerospace engineering. Click here to read the news announcement.     EngineersContinue reading “UMD President, Engineers Week 2020, & Scholarship to Virginia Senior”

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Alumni Chapters: Once a Tau Bate, always a Tau Bate

This week’s blog post comes exclusively from items posted by Tricia Gomulinski on the Facebook Group for Alumni Chapters. If you are on Facebook, make sure you request to join the group! Planning Session Takes Place Officers of the Ohio North Coast Alumni Chapter (Cleveland/Akron) held their annual planning meeting in January to map outContinue reading “Alumni Chapters: Once a Tau Bate, always a Tau Bate”

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Application Deadlines, Post-Quake News from Puerto Rico, and Employment Opportunities

Deadlines are quickly approaching for Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus nominations and fellowship applications, which are due by February 1. If you know someone deserving of recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus, please submit the nomination by Feb. 1 here. If you want to apply for a fellowship please apply online. Other awards including scholarships areContinue reading “Application Deadlines, Post-Quake News from Puerto Rico, and Employment Opportunities”

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2019 Year In Review: July through December

This is the 2nd installment of memories from the 2019 Tau Beta Pi blog focusing on July through December. July 2 Automotive Icon & Tau Beta Pi Member Dies Automotive legend Lee Iacocca, PA A ’45, died July 2, 2019, at the age of 94. According to an obituary, he was “known as the fatherContinue reading “2019 Year In Review: July through December”

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2019 Year In Review: January through June

As we begin a new year, this post reviews some the people and activities highlighted throughout the first 6 months of 2019 on the Tau Beta Pi blog. Watch this space for the 2nd installment next week as we look back at July through December 2019. January 29 ABC Inside Science profiled a medical technologyContinue reading “2019 Year In Review: January through June”

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Space Farmer: Nick Hague, Colorado Zeta ’98; Iowa Alpha Members Honored

U.S. Air Force Col. Nick Hague recently wrapped up 203 days on board the International Space Station, conducting all kinds of research projects. But one of those experiments seemed tailor-made for the astronaut who describes himself as a farm boy from rural Kansas –the Vegetable Production System, termed VEGGIE. As reported by Jennifer M. LatzkeContinue reading “Space Farmer: Nick Hague, Colorado Zeta ’98; Iowa Alpha Members Honored”

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Spend a Week With Tau Bate & National Geographic Fellow, Jenna Jambeck; Tau Bate running for Dem Nominee

The passport for Dr. Jenna Jambeck, FL A ’96, must be covered in stamps and her personal vehicle is probably due for an oil change – like, yesterday. During the last week of October Jambeck was in 3 different cities. She was in Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School for a workshop addressing plastics inContinue reading “Spend a Week With Tau Bate & National Geographic Fellow, Jenna Jambeck; Tau Bate running for Dem Nominee”

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