Dr. Bruce Walcott, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, received the 2013 Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Advisor award at the 108th annual Tau Beta Pi convention in Ames, Iowa November 1. Tau Beta Pi is the Engineering Honor Society and has collegiate chapters in 241 engineering colleges in the United States.
“I am deeply honored to be selected as this year’s Tau Beta Pi Outstanding National Advisor. There are 241 Tau Beta Pi Chapters nationally and internationally and each chapter may have four advisors. Each advisor is a member of Tau Beta Pi and, as such, a top scholar. Rather humbling when one thinks of it like that,” said Dr. Walcott.
Dr. Walcott has served as chief advisor to Kentucky Alpha (UK’s TBP chapter name) for 15 years. He played a key role in his chapter’s winning bid to host the 107th annual convention. Among the reasons Dr. Walcott was nominated by his chapter, his accessibility and penchant for collaboration are specifically mentioned in Tau Beta Pi’s official press release about the award:
“Despite all of his commitments to both student organizations and teaching, Dr. Walcott somehow manages to be accessible any time we need him. In fact, all of Dr. Walcott’s other roles across campus have only helped strengthen the KY A Chapter by allowing us to work with other organizations.”
To read TBP’s press release, click here: http://www.tbp.org/memb/OutstandingAdvisorPDFs/2013Walcott.pdf
Dr. Walcott began teaching at UK in 1987.