Awards, Competitions, & Events

The winning teams from the EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future finals were announced last week. First place went to the team from The Ohio State University (OSU). THE OSU team engineered a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with “energy storage, electric drive and ethanol (E85) fueled engine technology.” OSU graduate student Katherine M. Bovee, OH G ’11, “The EcoCAR 2 competition has been an incredible journey and learning experience for everyone at Ohio State, and that’s what really matters – winning the top spot is just a bonus,” said Bovee. “We are all excited to take everything we have learned into the workplace after graduation.”

Second and third place went to teams from the University of Washington and Pennsylvania State University, respectively. Read the press release for more details on the three-year competition and read the news article from OSU.


Christian M. Cobb, AL E 2015, was recently recognized by USA Career Services as the co-op student of the year. Cobb received the award for the work he has done with Chevron Products Company. He is a mechanical engineering senior at the University of South Alabama and is the vice president of the Alabama Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Click here to read the article


A reminder about the 2014 Tau Beta Pi Convention taking place in Spokane, WA, October 2-4. Please register online by August 1 and submit travel plans by September 1. This year will be the 109th Convention of the Association, hosted by the Washington Delta Chapter at Gonzaga University. Attendees will stay at the Davenport Hotel and meet at the Spokane Convention Center. For all the details, visit the Tau Beta Pi Convention landing page


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