NAE Members 2017, Alumni-Student Workshop, & Tau Beta Pi Day (Feb. 2017)

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President C.D. Mote Jr., Ph.D. (CA A ’59), has announced the election of 84 new members and 22 foreign members into the NAE. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. “Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,’ and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

At least seventeen of the newly elected NAE members are Tau Bates. Click here to see the press release and the full list of newly elected members with the their primary affiliation and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.


On January 25, the Research Triangle (NC) Alumni chapter of Tau Beta Pi hosted a mock interview and resume review workshop with students from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in preparation for the NCSU Engineering Career Fair. The successful event consisted of six alumni interviewers and four alumni resume reviewers.

Michelle Nanney reviews a student’s resume.

A special thank you to Brooks Strickler, NC A ’96, director of sourcing for major projects at Duke Energy Corp. who had non-stop interviews. Also, TBP District Director Michelle Nanney, TX D ’96, made the trip from Greenville, NC, to Raleigh to review resumes. The event was coordinated and pictures were taken by Research Triangle Chapter president Suzette Morales, NC A ’09.


It is less than 30 days until Tau Beta Pi Day 2017. On Tuesday, March 14 (3.14.17), we encourage you to celebrate Pi Day by wearing your TBP insignia and participating in a STEM-related activity. The list of known activities can be found here. Post your pictures and videos to social networks using the hashtag #TauBetaPiDay.


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