Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Winter 2013/2014 - (Page 39)
BY MEG GALLIEN
THE RENSSELAER ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTED ITS NEWEST CLASS AT
a ceremony held on campus Oct. 4. The four new members include a
housing reform pioneer, the co-founder of the Seabees, a power electronics innovator, and an esteemed dean of humanities and social sciences.
B. Jayant Baliga, Ph.D. '74, inventor of a revolutionary switching
device, in his acceptance remarks recalled having written on his graduate
application that his goal in life was
to create a technology that would
be beneficial to mankind. "The fact
that this dream has actually come
true is in no small measure due to
the education and inspiration that
I received here at RPI."
Family members of Alfred Tredway White, Class of 1865, Lewis B.
Combs, Class of 1916, and Thomas W. Phelan Jr. accepted the awards on
behalf of their honored relatives, each sharing heartfelt, gracious remarks.
Sylvia Van Sinderen said that even though she never met her
great-grandfather, housing reformer Alfred T. White, she shared his
dreams of a better world. "His alma mater gave him essential tools to
help improve the quality of life for many."
Read about the newest members of the Alumni Hall of Fame on
the following pages.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Winter 2013/2014
Table of Contents
Snapshot: Rensselaer at Petascale
President's View: A Lesson From Microbes
Feature: The Rensselaer IDEA
Feature: Solving Problems
Feature:Hyerloop, Meet Tubeflight!
Feature: 2013 Alumni Hall of Fame
One Last Thing
Video Clip: Rensselaer at Petascale (AMOS)––Exerpts from President Jackson and CCI Director Chris Carothers remarks made at the Rensselaer at Petascale announcement event (3:21)
Slideshow: GE Girls@Rensselaer (0:54)
Video Clip: Data Forest––Director Jim Hendler discusses the "data forest" at the Rensselaer IDEA annoucement event (2:59)
Vimeo Link: EMPAC Research–– A New Paradigm for Interactive Exploration of Data with Live Coding (23:50)
YouTube Link: Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (44:13)
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Winter 2013/2014