Convention Wrap Up, A Bent For Halloween, & Accolades

Thanks to the Ohio Chapters who hosted Convention; Alaska Alpha for their Halloween Bent; and newsworthy items on Tau Bates Gina Blazanin, ND A ’20, and Carrie Ann Smith, WA G ’18


Thank you to our hosts for the 114th Convention

The 114th Convention is in the books! Thank you to everyone who hosted, sponsored, attended, or just hung out with HQ Staff. The event had its quirky moments (see Resolution Committee for info on your hotel assignment), but there was a great amount of intelligent, informative, and timely conversations about the future of the Association and Members. See you next year in Atlanta!


Spooky Bents are everywhere…. ooooooooooo

This super “cool” Halloween decorated Bent photo comes to you courtesy of Alaska Alpha!

MD Beta did a “Smashing” job on this Pumpkin (circa 2018)

If you were part of the ICE Sessions at Convention on how to promote your organization on campus, you might have heard about this suggestion of dressing your Bent for the season or the occasion. Remember to share your picture and tag your members who are shown (with their permission, of course) and use the hashtag #taubetapi! You can also email HQ at with your photos and newsworthy items. Thanks.


Accolades for Tau Bates:
Gina Blazanin & Carrie Ann Smith

Gina Blazanin, ND A '20

North Dakota State University awarded Gina Blazanin, ND A ’20, with the Charles E. Herman Scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of transportation students with a preference to women and minorities at NDSU.

Gina is a senior in civil engineering from Bloomington, Minnesota. At NDSU, she has been involved in the Engineering Ambassadors, the Steel Bridge Design Team, the Society of Women Engineers and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. She was a teaching assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering and is currently a research assistant with the department. Earlier this year, she was a civil engineering intern with an Italian engineering company. After graduation, she may pursue a master’s degree and plans a career that allows her to design roadways and bridges.

Carrie Ann Smith,

Carrie Ann Smith, WA G ’18, is the featured speaker this Thursday, October 17, in Seattle for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2019 Young Professionals & Welcome Reception and Poster Awards.

Carrie will share her activities and experiences in humanitarian technology, in biomedical and energy poverty applications. The Seattle University Magna Cum Laude graduate is an Electrical Design Engineer at Physio-Control (now part of Stryker). She works to enhance state-of-the-art medical technology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in computer science and served as the chair for Tau Beta Pi the Engineering Honor Society and is a member of other organizations.

Date & Time: 7:00-9:00 PM, Thursday, October 17
Room: Northwest Ballroom
TICKETS REQUIRED: GHTC 2019 attendees see

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