2018 TBP for Life Button, Job Opportunities, & U of A Event (Aug. 2018)

Submissions for a new “Tau Beta Pi for Life” button were received this summer. For the past three years, these buttons are passed out at Convention. This year’s design is from Ming De Lin, NY G ’01, and Joshua R. Feler, CA G ’14, and is named “Layers of Engineering Disciplines.”

The goal od the design was to find ways of representing the multiple engineering disciplines that TBP encompasses. From the center and radiating outwards: the Bent is in the center; TBP was founded by Edward H. Williams, Jr., head of Lehigh University’s mining dept and that, along with chemical engineering forms the hexagon – which is also one of the major units in the chemical formula of coal. And radiating outwards is represented by the outermost concentric layer that is composed of four quadrants. Quadrant 1 and moving counter-clockwise, we have the symbols for the capacitor and resistor – key components representing electrical engineering. Next is the gear for mechanical engineering. Quadrant 3 is a free body diagram representing civil engineering and finally, the lower right corner is biomedical engineering, represented by a plasmid.


Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Pennsylvania have job opportunities in academia posted to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four faculty positions in the school of engineering and applied science are, specifically in the department of materials science and engineering, are open at UPenn. At OSU, applications are being accepted for full-time faculty in areas related to robotics and specifically AI and computer vision capabilities for robotics.


The Arkansas Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Arkansas, is looking for volunteers for a robotics day at Fayetteville Public Schools. The event will take place all-day on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

According to the volunteer page, the event will provide Raising Cane’s for lunch and will be worth 10 points as a TBP member. Sign up by October 26th!


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