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”
T.V. Raman, a Google engineer, is a pioneer in customizing technology for blind users. Read this article in the International Herald Tribune.
An article about the culture and atmosphere at DePaul University in the Science department. Female friendliness and the new Andrew McGowan Science Building are featured.
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”
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”
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells that causes only minimal immune response in recipients. Read more here.
A summary of a new University of Missouri study.
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”
The New York Times Science section with a story about the private sector of space industry. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/30/science/30spacside.html?_r=1
According to The Norman Transcript, University of Oklahoma undergraduates majoring in petroleum engineering has grown almost tenfold in five years. To read about the causes and effects of the demand for petroleum engineers, click here.