Kettering University Initiation, Marshall Scholars, & Silver Beaver Award (December 2018)

A special thanks to the Alpha Sigma Alpha (Delta NuB) sorority at Kettering University (MI) for posting images of the new Tau Bate members from the recent fall initiation. The Twitter post said “Congratulations to our sister Emma on being initiated into Tau Beta Pi (the all-engineering honor society) this past week!!” Emma D. Rudziensky, MI Zb 2021, was one of three new members. She is majoring in mechanical engineering.


The 2019 Marshall Scholars have been announced by the British Government. The 48 undergraduate students is the largest class in the Scholarship program’s 65-year history. Several scholars are Tau Bates, including: (See the full list of winners.)

David T. Bindon (NY U 2019) – mechanical engineering major at U.S. Military Academy
Anna E. Sappington (MA B 2019) – electrical engineering & computer science major at MIT
Kyle Swanson (MA B 2019) – computer science & engineering major at MIT
Shomik Verma (NC G 2019) – mechanical engineering major at Duke University
Crystal E. Winston (MA B 2019) – mechanical engineering major at MIT


The Knoxville New Sentinel (TN) recently profiled Sam E. Beall Jr., TN A ’42, for receiving the Silver Beaver Award, one of the highest awards given by the Boy Scouts of America. According to the article and video, Beall is a former director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and worked on the atomic bomb.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. The Silver Beaver Award is is presented to Scouts “of exceptional character who have provided distinguished services within a council.”


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