Jose Falliner, Nathan Pierluissi and Aaron Prokopchuk, systems engineering graduate students, were inducted into Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 13, 2010.
Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society. Since 1922 its purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students at colleges and universities that have a chapter of Alpha Chi.
All three inductees have maintained a 4.0 GPA and will graduate in December with a Masters of Science in Systems Engineering. In addition to maintaining a perfect GPA, all three students worked as Research Assistants for the Research Institute for Manufacturing & Engineering Systems (RIMES). According to Ricardo Pineda, Director of RIMES, "Aaron, Jose, and Nathan are representative of the kind of students in our Systems Engineering program – sharp-minded engineers and articulate leaders. I expect them to do well in their new found careers."
Aaron Prokopchuk has accepted an offer to work with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics at the Fort Worth facility. Jose Falliner will begin his Systems Engineering career with Raytheon in San Diego. Nathan Pierliussi will continue his career with BOEING at the El Paso Operations.