Rhodes Scholars, MI Epsilon, & Student Profile (November 2017)

The 2018 Rhodes Scholars have been announced. There are 32 American winners this year. Three of this year’s Scholars are Tau Beta Pi members: (Read the press release.)

Matthew Chun, MA B 2018, is a mechanical engineering senior at MIT. He will do a B.A. in jurisprudence at Oxford. Matthew researches intellectual property law, is captain of the MIT wrestling team, and is designing a prosthetic knee for the developing world.

Naomi T. Mburu, MD D 2018, studies chemical engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She will pursue a D.Phil in engineering science at Oxford. Naomi is the first student in UMBC history to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, supports STEM education, and is a Goldwater Scholar.

Jaspreet “Jesse” Singh, CO Z 2018, a student at the United States Air Force Academy majoring in mechanical engineering. He will pursue an M.Sc. in engineering Science at Oxford. Jesse conducts research at the Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension and serves as TBP CO Zeta Chapter recording secretary.


The Michigan Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Wayne State University, held its fall initiation last week. The chapter inducted ten new members (six juniors and four graduate students). Click here to see images from the initiation, a volunteer event at Gleaners Food Bank, and the chapter’s Bent monument polishing on the chapter’s Facebook page.

Image courtesy of Rasik Mostafa, MI E 2018.


Amulya Veldanda, NJ Z 2018, was profiled and recognized for being a 2017-18 Tau Beta Pi Scholarship recipient. She is a biomedical engineering student a The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with plans to pursue a Ph.D.

Veldanda serves as TCNJ’s Humanitarian Engineering club president and will lead a group of students on a trip to New Orleans to help rebuilding efforts. She is also the TBP NJ Zeta Chapter recording secretary. See the profile for more biographical information.


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