2017 Convention, PES Top Scholar, & Rawlins Merit Award (October 2017)

The 2017 Convention of Tau Beta Pi has come to a close. This year’s 500+ attendees successfully worked through an unprecedented amount of business in record time. Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and The Edward hotel were gracious hosts during the four days of the Convention.

2017 Convention group image

In the coming weeks, highlights, images, and summaries will be published on the Association’s website, in The Bent magazine, and the electronic Bulletin publication. The 2017 Facebook group will be the best place to find updates from this year’s activities. We are already looking forward to next year in Denver, Colorado!


The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Engineering announced that Abigail J. Shelton, KY A 2018, has been selected as one of seven Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholars to receive a John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award presented to the top PES Scholar recipient within each region. Find the full list of PES Scholars here.

Shelton is an electrical engineering senior at UK and was named the University’s Student Employee of the Year. Click here to read the announcement.


The 36th annual Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Awards have been awarded to 12 California State University, Chico students for major achievements in the classroom and the community. According to the news article, this award, “one of the largest and most prestigious at CSU, Chico, celebrates scholarship, extracurricular activities, and professionally related and outstanding academic accomplishments.”

Among this year’s recipients is Marisa E. Davini, CA AA 2018, a senior studying civil engineering. She will also receive a double minor in business administration and sustainability, is the local and national recipient of the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship, & serves as vice president of the California Alpha Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.


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