TBP Scholarships, CMU CyLab Director, & Caption Contest (January 2019)

For the 21st year, Tau Beta Pi will award and recognize members in support of their senior year of undergraduate study. Applications for this year’s TBP Scholarship Program are now available. The deadline to complete the application and have your recommendations sent in is April 1, 2019.

The Association awards scholarships on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and the promise of substantial contributions to the engineering profession. Recipients will be announced in July. Click here for the info sheet with more details. A reminder that the deadline for TBP Fellowships is quickly approaching: February 1, 2019.


Lorrie Faith Cranor, D.Sc. (MO G ’96), has been named director of Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) security and privacy institute, CyLab. Dr. Cranor is a professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy at CMU.

She took leave for a year to serve as the Chief Technologist for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (2016-17) and co-founded Wombat Security Technologies, Inc., a security awareness training company. According to the announcement, she began her new position on January 15, 2019.


The “Caption Contest” in the quarterly publication, The Bent magazine, has quickly become one of the most popular segments of each issue. An image is chosen from the Association’s archives and published. Readers are asked to submit (witty) captions for the image. The submissions are judged and the top three winners receive a TBP t-shirt of their choosing.

For the Fall 2019 issue, there were 63 captions submitted by 41 readers. We encourage you to take a look at the upcoming Spring 2019 issue to participate and join in the laughs.


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