Tau Beta Pi Recognizes Members During National Volunteer Month April 2023

National Volunteer Month is observed every April, and it serves as a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of volunteers who give their time and energy to serve others. In 1974, President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing National Volunteer Week, which was later expanded to National Volunteer Month by President George H.W.... Continue Reading →

A Piece of the Moon, MS Alpha’s New Record, and Academic All-America Men’s Swimming

Fifty-one years ago, John W. Young, GA A ’52, walked and drove on the moon as the commander of the Apollo 16 mission. He and his crew returned to Earth with 209 pounds of lunar samples, with one of them now being on display at Georgia Tech's Price Gilbert Library, thanks to his family. Young... Continue Reading →

Tau Bates Named Academic All-American

In early December, three Tau Bates were among 124 college athletes selected by the College Sports Communicators (CSC) to join the 2022-23 Academic All-America Soccer Team. Comprised of four teams (NCAA I, II, & III and NAIA divisions), the CSC Academic All-America program began in 1952 and has honored more than 38,000 student-athletes in sports... Continue Reading →

Tau Bate Honored with 2022 Dougherty Award

Martin, pictured on right. Photo courtesy of University of Tennessee During the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering spring faculty and staff awards dinner, Professor Emeritus H. Lee Martin, TN A ’78, Ph.D., P.E., was recognized by the college with the highest honor an alumnus can receive, the Nathan W. Dougherty Award. Martin obtained... Continue Reading →

“Worthwhile Change Takes Time” – Tau Bate, Single Mother of Three Shares in her 2022 Commencement Address

There is no denying that obtaining a degree can be a long and arduous journey regardless of one's situation in life. With engineering curriculum being one of the most difficult to succeed in, it can be especially challenging if you are a nontraditional student with a family to support and responsibilities outside of maintaining your... Continue Reading →

Ten Tau Bates named as 2022-23 Astronaut Scholars

In 1984, six of the surviving Mercury 7 Astronauts (Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton), the widow of Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, IA Alpha ’50; William Douglas, M.D. (Project Mercury flight surgeon), and Henri Landwirth (businessman and friend) founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Its mission was to ensure... Continue Reading →

2022 National Volunteer Month Revisited

National Volunteer Month is over, but that doesn't mean that our volunteers stop working as hard as they do! Volunteers are a critical piece of Tau Beta Pi's success in supporting and inspiring future generations of engineers. Selfless, hardworking, and inspirational are only a few words that describe the 1,000+ TBP volunteers. If you dedicate... Continue Reading →

Two Tau Bates Among Appointees to Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs

On March 31, 2022, President Biden announced his intent to appoint a group of qualified and diverse leaders to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The board will advance the goal of the HBCU initiative, which was established by the Carter Administration. The initiative is a dedicated policymaking effort... Continue Reading →

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