Ed Whitacre, a 1964 graduate of the Department of Industrial Engineering, was recently featured in a video series that was produced by the Texas Tech University System. The video series, titled "Texas Tech Alumni...Proving it's Possible," highlights alumni that are proving, through their careers and accomplishments, the university's tagline: "From here, it's possible."
A group of chemical engineering alumni have developed a new alumni group on LinkedIn called Texas Tech Chemical Engineering Alumni. The group aims to create an active link between chemical engineering alumni and the Department of Chemical Engineering. The LinkedIn group will allow alumni across the world to share and celebrate in the successes of alumni and faculty and can be a central point for networking and posting of announcements.
|Bell Helicopter Engineering Boot Camp|
For the fourth consecutive year Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, hosted college students from universities around the United States at its company-sponsored Engineering boot camps. This year, a total of 20 engineering students representing 11 different universities from across the country attended the boot camps.
The two weeklong boot camps, held in the beginning of each year at Bell Helicopter's Fort Worth, Texas facilities, provide challenging learning opportunities for both the engineering college students and Bell Helicopter. For students, the weeklong camps are a chance to work at a globally recognized aerospace company that allows them to see firsthand how engineers tackle real-world engineering problems.
Texas Tech was one of the11 universities that participated in the program and Derek Eddins, a senior mechanical engineering major, was featured in a promotional photograph.
Dr. Marshall Watson, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has been named the vice president of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE).
SPEE is a not-for-profit professional association formed in 1962 with the goal of bringing together specialists in the evaluation of petroleum properties. With nine local chapters and more than 500 members throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, the SPEE provides educational services to both its members and the oil and gas industry, fosters the spirit of scientific research among its members, and promotes the profession of petroleum evaluation engineering.
Li Yan, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received second place in the Best Student Paper Award competition at the IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF).
His paper is titled "A Broadband SiGe Power Amplifier in an Efficient Polar Transmitter Using Envelope-Tracking for Mobile WiMAX."
Chang-Zhan Gu, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received fourth place in the Best Student Paper Award competition at the IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks & Sensing Systems.
His paper is titled "Doppler Radar Respiration Measurement for Gated Lung Cancer Radiotherapy."
Wesley Kumfer, a civil and environmental engineering student, was recently awarded the 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Leadership Award. This award is granted to students who have demonstrated leadership in a Student Chapter/International Student Group through various activities.
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nano Tech Center
|February 18||Houston Quarterly Alumni Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|February 20-26||Engineers Week
|March 10||Engineering Alumni Reception in Dallas/Fort Worth
Grapevine Palace Arts Center
6:30 to 8 p.m.
|April 15||Distinguished Engineer Awards Luncheon
Frazier Alumni Pavilion
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