OU Concrete Canoe Win, NM & IL Alumni Chapter News, & Academic All-Americans (June 2018)

A team of 20 students from the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Engineering won the Mid-Continent Regional Concrete Canoe Competition held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale this past weekend. The event is put on by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The head captain of the team is Rachel L. Wesson, OK A 2018, a graduating civil engineering major at OU. Read the article from NewsOk for more info on the win and details on the regional competition in April 2019 to be hosted at OU.


The Association recently granted a charter for the Albuquerque Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. If you live in the area and would like to become a member and/or participate in activities, contact Anthony Montoya. More on TBP alumni chapters available here.

For those TBP alumni in the Urbana / Champaign (IL) area and those who are headed to UIUC for grad school in the fall, the Central Illinois Alumni Chapter is looking for new officers and those to take a leadership role in the chapter. The chapter also needs a representative to attend the 2018 TBP Convention in Denver, CO. If you are interested in a leadership role and/or attending Convention, just let us know by June 19th. We are also always looking for new ideas on events, so if you have a fun idea for a summer event, email us.


Three Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2018 CoSIDA Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America® Men’s & Women’s At-Large teams, respectively.

Braeden Ostepchuk, VT B 2018, a mechanical engineering graduate from Norwich University and first team All-American; he is a goalie on the ice hockey team. Ostepchuk is a NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient.

Jack G. BauerMA A 2019, double majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and first team All-American; he is a member of the swim team. Bauer qualified for the 2018 NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships with the 3rd ranked 100-yard backstroke time, won a pair of NEWMAC titles, two school records, and repeat NEWMAC All-Academic honoree.

Carly M. GrantWI D 2018, a senior biomolecular engineering major at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and third team All-American; she is a member of the tennis team. Grant is the first Academic All-American in program history, led the team as no. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles to its most successful season, and finishes her career with a school record 38 career single wins and 41 career double wins.


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