Teenage Tau Bate, Engineer-Comedian, & Mountain Quadracycle (Jan. 2018)

On January 20, the California Lambda Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at UC Davis, held its fall initiation of new members. Among the 25 new Tau Bates was Tanishq M. Abraham, CA L 2018, a 14-year old biomedical engineering student.

On his Twitter account, Abraham said “requirements for initiation to oldest professional honor society @TauBetaPi is to make a #bent. Made mine by #CAD & 3D printed it. A happy 14 yr old engineer to join the leagues of great engineers like my dad @Cornellian1988 & other 580K members.” Read this article for more on Abraham.


Engineer and comedian with Technically Funny, Inc., Don McMillan, PA A ’81, will be performing during EWeek at Rooster T. Feathers, Thursday-Sunday, February 22-25. The comedy club is located in Sunnyvale, California.

Don has performed his “Engineer@Heart” show at Tau Beta Pi Conventions in 2014 and 2016. Check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more information.


Merat Rezaei, ID B 2018, is the TBP Idaho Beta Chapter president at Idaho State University where he majors in mechanical engineering. His senior design group is working on an electronic assist mountain quadracycle that will allow people with lower body disabilities to enjoy the outdoors more independently. Read more on the project Facebook page.

The design allows for the quad to propel itself up the mountain via an electric motor and regenerate electricity during its downhill descent. The plan includes developing an application that records various riding data. Your donation will provide the funding to purchase the materials necessary to build the prototype. ​The finished quad will be donated to CW HOG, a group that helps individuals of all abilities explore the outdoors.


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