Rice SHPE Leaves its Mark at National Conference
Three members of the Rice University chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) took second place in the Academic Olympiad at the annual SHPE National Conference in Indianapolis. Isai Ake, a senior in mechanical engineering, won $1,000 in the test of technical knowledge.
Bayazitoglu Receives 2013 ME Alumni Merit Award
Congratulations to Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Harry S. Cameron Chair in Mechanical Engineering, who received the 2013 Engineering Alumni Merit Award from the University of Michigan. Yildiz is the first woman to receive this award and you can see her below, at the event, with David C. Munson, Dean of Engineering and Kon-Well Wang, chair of mechanical engineering at Michigan. Way to go Yildiz!
James Wilhoit Ph.D. Jr. Passes Away at the Age of 87
James C. Wilhoit Jr., PhD, 87, husband of Louise LeGros Wilhoit, died Thursday. Mr. Wilhoit served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught mechanical engineering at Rice University from 1954 until his retirement in 1981.
K2I Featured Faculty Profile: Tayfun Tezduyar
Breathing spacecraft parachutes, flapping locust wings and pulsating cerebral aneurysms seem to have little in common, but Professor Tayfun Tezduyar analyzes these problems with homegrown computer modeling technology that is common to all three.