Youth Exchange Fellow, ASCE Profile, & Chapter Fundraiser (Feb. 2018)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has profiled Kent M. Rapp, NY G 2018, for receiving a fellowship from the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program. The chemical & biological engineering major has been studying at the University of Rostock in Germany since October and began the final phase of the fellowship in January with Willpower Energy, a German startup that helps homeowners produce their own fuel from atmospheric carbon dioxide, water, & electricity.

In the article, Rapp says he would like to start up a biotechnology company and “As a global citizen, I hope to be able to tackle the big challenges that face not just my immediate surroundings, but rather the world,” he said.


Tau Bate, DC Alpha Chapter Chief Advisor, and Fellowship Board member Bob E. Efimba, Sc.D., P.E. (MA B ’63), was profiled in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Capital Section’s eNewsletter.

Dr. Efimba (far right) at TBP 2018 Convention.

Click here to read the article (pgs. 6-7) for details on Dr. Efimba’s life story and his invaluable advice to future engineers, such as “plan to become licensed as a professional engineer, whether or not it is required in your discipline, and whether or not you think you might ever need it.”


The Alabama Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is hosting an all-day fundraiser today at the Mellow Mushroom on 470 Providence Main St NW. Just say you are with Tau Beta Pi and a portion of proceeds will go to the chapter.

The AL Delta Chapter hosts several local events each year, including a multi-organization Pi Day event on campus. More details can be found on the chapter’s Facebook page.


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