FIRST Robotics Competition Underway

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”

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SIUC Winner of Civil Engineering Scholarship

Toni Whitfield, IL E 2010, is among the first recipients of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Civil Engineer Scholarship Program scholarships. Recipients will be offered tuition assistance for the upcoming spring 2009 semester. The scholarship program is for Illinois residents who are admitted to or enrolled full-time at select Illinois colleges and universities in aContinue reading “SIUC Winner of Civil Engineering Scholarship”

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Bridge Project Taps Into Ancient Methods

The new high-rise Belleair bridge is a few months away from handling traffic. Addison’s bridge-building team reached a milestone in construction using a method inspired by the builders of the Egyptian pyramids. Pinellas County project engineer, Tony Horrnik ( FL G ’82), described the process with the following analogy, “It’s like a slow rocket launch,”Continue reading “Bridge Project Taps Into Ancient Methods”

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Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era

AIChE recognizes a few “Modern Era” chemical engineers. Among the one hundred honored for attaining the equivalent of AIChE Senior Member status, 49 are Tau Bates: ACHIEVEMENT Andreas Acrivos, Syracuse University, NY B ’50 Albert L. Babb, University of Washington, WA A ’48 James E. Bailey, Rice University, TX G ’67 Mark Barteau, Washington University,Continue reading “Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era”

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