Danielle “Ellie” Klein (OH Delta ’22) poses in front of Ohio University’s Bent monument at Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Stocker Center.
This International Women’s Month, Tau Beta Pi celebrates the accomplishments of its female collegiate members like Danielle “Ellie” Klein (OH Delta ’22) and Eleanor “Lily” Turaski (GA Alpha ’21). Both students are working to serve their collegiate communities while fulfilling the Tau Beta Pi creed of Integrity and Excellence. You can read more about Ellie and Lily by clicking their respective links.
Klein, a third-year student and Cutler Scholar at Ohio University, assists prospective students to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology where she is majoring in industrial and systems engineering with a professional concentration in healthcare. As a student ambassador, Klein meets with prospective engineering students at Ohio University, shows them around and answers questions. Ambassadors also complete community service projects and hold first-year student welcome sessions.
Klein also serves as an orientation leader for Bobcat Student Orientation, helping new students find their footing on campus. She also leads aviation and computer science students in the virtual learning environment for Ohio University’s Learning Communities program. For her multiple contributions to her campus community, Klein received the Unsung Hero Award and the Outstanding Learning Community Leader Award.
Another Tau Bate, Eleanor “Lily” Turaski, was awarded the highest honor from the Georgia Tech College of Engineering: the Davidson Family Tau Beta Pi Senior Engineering Cup, recognizing academic excellence, leadership and service. The Engineering Cup is supported by the family of Narl Davidson, who served as associate dean in the College of Engineering until 2006. Turaski will receive an engraved cup and $5,000 in recognition of her accomplishments.
Turaski has spent seven semesters gaining research experience in two Georgia Tech labs and has presented her research at four national conferences. She was selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in 2019. Turaski created an undergraduate leadership team for Women in MSE (WiMSE) to integrate with the graduate team, and she served as the first undergraduate president of WiMSE. She was also instrumental in revitalizing the Material Advantage chapter at Georgia Tech, which was subsequently named one of the top five chapters globally in 2020, and of which she is currently vice president. In 2019, she founded the MSE Peer Partners Organization, which works alongside the MSE advising staff to help students with topics such as course scheduling.
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