TBP Fellows 2018, UH Grad Highlight, & ASEE Awards (May 2018)

Tau Beta Pi would like to congratulate the 31 Fellows that comprise the 85th class of Tau Beta Pi Fellowships. Twenty-nine of this year’s Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend for the 2018-19 year of graduate study.

Read the press release to see the full list of this year’s Fellows. Short bios will be published in the Summer issue of The Bent magazine. An electronic list of this year’s Fellows is available here.


Laurel L. Rawley is graduating from the University of Houston with a B.S. in industrial engineering and a B.A. in liberal studies. Tau Beta Pi would like to congratulate Laurel on her accomplishments and wish her well on her new job as an industrial process engineer with BAE Systems.

She posted the image above to her Instagram account. During her time as an undergraduate, she served as president, vice president, and corresponding secretary to the Texas Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Laurel will continue her involvement with TBP as a chapter advisor.


On the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Facebook page, the 2018 ASEE award winners were recently announced. The recipients will be recognized at the 125th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, June 24-27.

Several of the educators being honored are Tau Bates, including:

James L. Melsa, Ph.D. (IA A ’60) – Lifetime Achievement Award; Dean Emeritus at Iowa State University

Autar Kaw, Ph.D. (FL G ’81) – Ralph Coates Roe Award; Professor at University of South Florida


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