TBP Fellowships Applications, Academic All-Americans, & Vice Chancellor for Research

The application period for the 85th annual program of Tau Beta Pi Fellowships opens on December 8, 2017. The deadline to complete the online application is February 1, 2018. Last year, 25 TBP Fellows received cash stipends of $10,000 for a year of advanced study. More details can be found here. You must create a new application profile for each year that you apply. Read the Fellowship FAQs to answer any questions.


One Tau Bate, and one eligible for membership, were recently selected for the 2017 CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America® Women’s Soccer teams. Click here for the All-America Division I first, second, and third women’s teams.

Katy SchmidtRI B 2018, a senior mechanical engineering major at Brown University and first team All-American; she is a defender on the soccer team. Schmidt earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors this season, is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, and played 1,411 of a possible 1,475 minutes this season.

Michelle Xiaoeligible to join CA G 2019, is a biomechanical engineering major at Stanford University and first team All-American; she is an attacker on the soccer team. Xiao was named Pac-12 All-Academic first team, All-Pac-12 second team, and helped guide the team to a national championship this season.


Distinguished professor Randy H. Katz, Ph.D. (CA A ’76), will assume the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Berkeley, beginning January 1, 2018. According to the announcement, Dr. Katz is well-known in the computer industry for his development of RAID computer storage systems in the 1980s.

He joined the UC Berkley faculty in 1983 and will be inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in February for his lifetime work.


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