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

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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 ensureContinue reading “Ten Tau Bates named as 2022-23 Astronaut Scholars”

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Fellows Spotlight: Raymond Turrisi

For Tau Bate Raymond L. Turrisi, RI B ’22, pursuing the field of engineering required a lot of thought and consideration. He was the first in his family to attend college and wanted to be sure that he made the most of that opportunity. He selected the University of Rhode Island (URI) because it hadContinue reading “Fellows Spotlight: Raymond Turrisi”

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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 dedicateContinue reading “2022 National Volunteer Month Revisited”

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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 effortContinue reading “Two Tau Bates Among Appointees to Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs”

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Pi Day Celebrations

Happy (belated) Pi Day! We’re sad to see it go, but it looks like Tau Bates everywhere had a blast celebrating! We wanted to share some of the events that were held!  At Headquarters, we celebrated early on the week before spring break and helped the Tennessee Alpha Chapter at the University of Tennessee sellContinue reading “Pi Day Celebrations”

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Tau Bate Jason N. Keatseangsilp is a Wheelchair Tennis Pro

Jason N. Keatseangsilp, AZ A ’17, grew up in Tucson, Arizona an avid tennis player and brilliant student. During his senior year of high school, he was in a rappelling accident that injured his spinal cord. He began to use a wheelchair and during his rehabilitation period, decided he wanted to pursue an engineering degree.Continue reading “Tau Bate Jason N. Keatseangsilp is a Wheelchair Tennis Pro”

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Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E.

University of Houston’s first Black female chemical engineer, fellow Tau Bate Cynthia Oliver Coleman, TX E ’71, has spent her college and professional career being the “first” to do a lot of things. Coleman grew up in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas as an only child to parents who had both never attended college.Continue reading “Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E.”

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TBP Member Featured in “AAA Living” Magazine

Tau Bate, Gracie S. Cole, CO A ’20, was recently featured in the American Automobile Association’s AAA Living magazine! While pursuing a path as an engineer at The Colorado School of Mines, Cole and a team of students took on a project to convert her family’s ’79 Volkswagen into a fully-working electric vehicle. Per herContinue reading “TBP Member Featured in “AAA Living” Magazine”

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Tau Bate Named One of Mobile Bay’s 2022 40 Under 40

Dee Anne Odom (née Stirm), P.E., Alabama Epsilon ’06, was recently named one of Mobile Bay Magazine’s 2022 Class of 40 under 40! A 2006 graduate of the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering, Odom is a 2005 TBP Scholar and has served Tau Beta Pi as AlabamaContinue reading “Tau Bate Named One of Mobile Bay’s 2022 40 Under 40”

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