Tau Bate Preparing for NASA’s Halloween Launch

The official crew portrait of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission: (from left) Commander Raja Chari and pilot Thomas Mashburn, both NASA astronauts; mission specialist Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency; mission specialist Kayla Barron of NASA. (Image credit: NASA) Lt. Col. Raja J. Chari, CO Z ’99, is preparing for a space station launch set forContinue reading “Tau Bate Preparing for NASA’s Halloween Launch”

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Kara Combs Wins Tau Beta Pi Collegiate Award “Trifecta”

Pictured: Kara Combs with her Laureate Award When the 2021 Tau Beta Pi Laureates were announced this year, Kara Combs was one of four students honored. The Laureate Program recognizes Tau Bates who exemplify the spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.    Combs has won the “Trifecta” of Tau Beta Pi collegiate awards including:Continue reading “Kara Combs Wins Tau Beta Pi Collegiate Award “Trifecta””

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Reception held to honor Neal McCaleb, recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Pictured above, from left to right: Kurt P. Rouser, Ph.D., OH H ’11, Neal A. McCaleb, OK G ’57, Dr. Paul Tikalsky, dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology; and Jacob L. Lewellen, OK G ’22. On September 23, members of the Pioneer Alumni Chapter, OK Gamma Collegiate Chapter, the Center of SovereignContinue reading “Reception held to honor Neal McCaleb, recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award”

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Join us for the final Tau Bate Talks of 2021!

Join us for the final Tau Bate Talk of 2021 on Sunday, September 26, at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. Charles J. Kuehmann, Ph.D., AZ B ’88, will present “Engineering a Better Planet – and our way to new ones!” He leads the materials engineering organizations at both Tesla and SpaceX and has been aContinue reading “Join us for the final Tau Bate Talks of 2021!”

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Let’s Talk: Communicating About Problems

Strong interpersonal communication skills can foster success in both professional and personal situations. The “Let’s Talk” module focuses on building participants’ capacity to engage in meaningful, one-on-one conversations about challenging topics. Scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm ET, join Kiran Mahtre as he presents “Let’s Talk: Communicating about Problems.” Engineering Futures is a programContinue reading “Let’s Talk: Communicating About Problems”

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TBP Member Named Dean of Pratt School of Engineering

Dr. Jerome P. Lynch, NY Iota ’97, has been named Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Currently chair of the University of Michigan’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, he will assume his new role on January 1, 2022. You can find more information about Dr. Lynch via Duke’s online newsletterContinue reading “TBP Member Named Dean of Pratt School of Engineering”

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Chapter Chats Sept. 7

One positive takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic is the realization that we do not always need to meet in person to provide timely valuable information to the members of Tau Beta Pi. While Tau Beta Pi provides numerous print and electronic resources to its chapter officers and members, sometimes direct interactions are more beneficial. AsContinue reading “Chapter Chats Sept. 7”

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Chapter Development – Planning Out the Semester

We are happy to announce the new Tau Beta Pi Chapter Development Committee, a group of Tau Bate alumni working on resources and programs to help TBP chapters in their efforts to grow and improve. The committee created a survey for past and current chapter officers to get a sense of what struggles or issuesContinue reading “Chapter Development – Planning Out the Semester”

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Tau Bate Talks — Engineering Meets Complexity

You are invited to join us for the next Tau Bate Talk on Sunday, August 22, at 4 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Pacific. Are you interested in artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and/or modeling tools? Sebastian F. Ruf, Ph.D., CA A ’11, will present “Engineering Meets Complexity: A Brief Tour through Interdisciplinary Modeling”. Dr. Sebastian Ruf isContinue reading “Tau Bate Talks — Engineering Meets Complexity”

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Student Advisory Board Seeks Feedback on Chapter Toolkit Resources

Header image: Student Advisory Board (SAB) members and SAB advisors on a 2020 virtual meeting. Tau Beta Pi’s Student Advisory Board is requesting feedback on the TBP Chapter Toolkit. The Tau Beta Pi Chapter Toolkit is a living collection of documents which is ever growing and changing and kept up to date by the StudentContinue reading “Student Advisory Board Seeks Feedback on Chapter Toolkit Resources”

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