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SCE Student Alberto Kang Announced as Recipient of REMSA Scholarship


Alberto Kang, Civil Engineering student at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering, was announced as a winner of a $5000 scholarship from REMSA.

Kang, an active student at SCE, currently serves as the Vice President of both Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi, and is also a member of the MSPE Student Chapter.  In addition, Kang works 32 hours each week at Herzog Contracting, a general contractor and REMSA member company specializing in railroad construction.

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MO-Delta Receives Membership Award At Tau Beta Pi National Convention

UMKC’s Tau Beta Pi chapter, called MO-Delta, received a Tau Beta Pi Membership Award for excellence in conducting a chapter’s primary mission, membership. MO-Delta’s President Kelsey, attending the Sept. 27-29, 2012 Tau Beta Pi National Convention in Lexington, KY as UMKC’s voting delegate, accepted the award. The convention provided leadership training to the student delegates attending and an opportunity for delegates from all parts of the country to meet and socialize with each other. Chapter representatives are afforded a special opportunity to meet with National Officials and to learn first-hand about problems, solutions, and opinions on the role of TBP on the nation’s campuses [from convention website]. Dr. Deb O’Bannon is MO-Delta’s faculty advisor.

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. There are now collegiate chapters at 238 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 535,605.

ECE Student Kelsey Knoche Awarded Competitive SWE Scholarship

Electrical Computer Engineering (ECE) senior Kelsey Knoche earned a high honor this year when she was selected by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to receive the Lockheed Martin Corporation scholarship for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. The SWE Scholarship Selection Committee reviewed over 1,500 applications when making its choices. The committee found that Kelsey demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as strong engineering potential. Kelsey is well known at SCE for both her academics and her leadership. She currently serves as the President of the Tau Beta Pi – MO Delta Chapter and the Vice President of UMKC’s Society for Women Engineers student chapter. Kelsey and other SWE scholarship recipients from across the country will be recognized for their achievements at the “Celebrate SWE!” Dinner & Awards Ceremony held during the SWE Annual Conference this November in Houston, TX.

Pictured below are SWE members at SCE’s 2012 February E-week party and Kelsey interviewing a Mr. Engineer contestant.

Kyle Dunning selected as a Tau Beta Pi Scholar

Kyle Dunning, SCE civil engineering graduate (BSCiE 2012), was featured as a Tau Beta Pi Scholar in the Summer 2012 issue of THE BENT OF TAU BETA PI. Only 200 Scholars were selected in 2012-2013. Kyle received the James Fife Fellowship which was established by William Fife in honor of his father. According to his FIFE Fellow bio Kyle, “is pursuing a master’s with plans to advance research on carbon nanotube (CNT) carbon reinforcement to improve the material’s usefulness and cost-effectiveness. Kyle believes the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and inefficient design call for a reinvention of the way we build and repair. ”