Stevens Profiles, Outstanding Student Organization, & Embry-Riddle Scholar Athlete (April 2017)

The Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) has announced the three students that “have attained the highest academic achievement of this year’s graduates.” All three graduating seniors completed their studies with a perfect GPA of 4.0. Two of these students are Tau Beta Pi members of the New Jersey Alpha Chapter, including:

Mark A. Liotta (NJ A 2017) – biomedical engineering major, member of the Stevens Orchestra (playing the violin), and will attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to pursue a career in medicine.

Sara C. Vitkus (NJ A 2017) – computer engineering bachelor’s and systems engineering master’s, co-founder of Savizar, and will begin her career as a systems engineer at Entegra Systems.


The Alabama Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was recently recognized as the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Engineering’s Outstanding Student Organization for 2017.

AL Delta plaque

According to the AL Delta Facebook page, the chapter’s leadership over the last couple of years has made tremendous efforts to promote the mission of the Tau Beta Pi Association and the vision of the College of Engineering.


Matthew P. Graves, FL I 2017, has been selected to receive the 2017-18 Steve & Vicky Ridder Scholarship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL). The honor is awarded based on “commitment to academic achievement, campus and community involvement, personal holistic growth and a drive to excel in sport.”

Graves is the 13th fastest runner in ERAU cross-country history, claimed four first-place finishes in the indoor and outdoor season, and will graduate with a degree in aerospace engineering. In addition, he was one of 13 students to be awarded an Eagles of Excellence Scholarship. Click here to read the article for more info on Graves and the other ERAU scholarship awardees.


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