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Six to be Inducted into Francis Crowe Society

Six people are being inducted into the College of Engineering’s Francis Crowe Society during a ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, 1–3 p.m., in Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building at the University of Maine.

In the Distinguished Engineer category, inductees are:

  • Paul Durocher, class of 1982, Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • David Kinney, class of 1986, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • William Pike, class of 1980, Engineering Physics

  • Scot MacDonald, class of 1990, School of Engineering Technology

In the Faculty Engineer category, the inductee is:

  • Assistant Professor of Physics Rob Meulenberg, Engineering Physics

And, in the Honorary Engineer category, the inductee is:

  • Master Sgt. Thomas Banister, senior military instructor for the UMaine Army ROTC Battalion.

The Francis Crowe Society recognizes UMaine engineering graduates and others who have made considerable contributions to the engineering profession. The society is named in honor of Francis Trenholm Crowe, who earned a degree in civil engineering from UMaine in 1905 and was chief engineer of the Hoover Dam. Crowe also was involved in the construction of 18 other major dams in the United States, facilitating farming in a number of areas.

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