Honor Society Partnership Awards & Events (April 2016)

The Indiana Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Purdue University, is co-hosting a tour “representing all engineering disciplines” for students from Happy Hollow Elementary School. The tours will take place on Thursday, April 7. Approximately 200 sixth grade students in nine groups will participate in the tours aimed at “exciting students about STEM majors by sharing interesting activities and exploring awesome locations on Purdue’s campus!”

Click here for more information on the tours, which are co-hosted by Sigma Gamma Tau the National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society.


The University of Detroit Mercy recently held its annual Honors Convocation and the athletic department highlighted the many student-athletes that were recognized. Among the awards given out, was the Tau Beta Pi award “presented to the full-time sophomore (second year) engineering student who has attained the highest overall quality point ratio in his/her academic studies.” This year’s award went to women’s golf player Molly Laird.

In addition, senior Martha M. Dunbar, MI D 2016, received the John J. Uiker Award for having the highest scholastic standing in upper division courses as a mechanical engineering major. Dunbar is a member of the women’s soccer team, was also recognized with a Scholar Key Award, and serves as treasurer of the MI Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Read the news release for the full list of honors.


The first annual Engineers Ball at the University of Idaho will take place on Thursday, April 14. The event is co-hosted by the Idaho Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi and the local AIChE chapter. According to the event page, activities include a raffle, silent auction, “celebrity Jeopardy,” and bachelor/bachelorette auctions. There will also be food in the form of spaghetti, bread, and finger foods.

The event is a group fundraiser for Tau Beta Pi and AIChE. You can also contact the president of ID Alpha, Patrick D. Mahoney, ID A 2016, for more information.


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