Tau Bate Honored with 2022 Dougherty Award

Martin, pictured on right. Photo courtesy of University of Tennessee During the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering spring faculty and staff awards dinner, Professor Emeritus H. Lee Martin, TN A ’78, Ph.D., P.E., was recognized by the college with the highest honor an alumnus can receive, the Nathan W. Dougherty Award. Martin obtainedContinue reading “Tau Bate Honored with 2022 Dougherty Award”

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Ten Tau Bates named as 2022-23 Astronaut Scholars

In 1984, six of the surviving Mercury 7 Astronauts (Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton), the widow of Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom, IA Alpha ’50; William Douglas, M.D. (Project Mercury flight surgeon), and Henri Landwirth (businessman and friend) founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Its mission was to ensureContinue reading “Ten Tau Bates named as 2022-23 Astronaut Scholars”

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Fellows Spotlight: Raymond Turrisi

For Tau Bate Raymond L. Turrisi, RI B ’22, pursuing the field of engineering required a lot of thought and consideration. He was the first in his family to attend college and wanted to be sure that he made the most of that opportunity. He selected the University of Rhode Island (URI) because it hadContinue reading “Fellows Spotlight: Raymond Turrisi”

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2022 National Volunteer Month Revisited

National Volunteer Month is over, but that doesn’t mean that our volunteers stop working as hard as they do! Volunteers are a critical piece of Tau Beta Pi’s success in supporting and inspiring future generations of engineers. Selfless, hardworking, and inspirational are only a few words that describe the 1,000+ TBP volunteers. If you dedicateContinue reading “2022 National Volunteer Month Revisited”

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Two Tau Bates Among Appointees to Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs

On March 31, 2022, President Biden announced his intent to appoint a group of qualified and diverse leaders to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The board will advance the goal of the HBCU initiative, which was established by the Carter Administration. The initiative is a dedicated policymaking effortContinue reading “Two Tau Bates Among Appointees to Presidential Board of Advisors on HBCUs”

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Reception held to honor Neal McCaleb, recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Pictured above, from left to right: Kurt P. Rouser, Ph.D., OH H ’11, Neal A. McCaleb, OK G ’57, Dr. Paul Tikalsky, dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology; and Jacob L. Lewellen, OK G ’22. On September 23, members of the Pioneer Alumni Chapter, OK Gamma Collegiate Chapter, the Center of SovereignContinue reading “Reception held to honor Neal McCaleb, recipient of Tau Beta Pi’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award”

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Engineers Persevering & 2020 Unvention

Melody Gonzalez, E.I., FL Q ’18 Growing up in a small town in Venezuela, Melody Gonzalez noticed a variety of infrastructure breakdowns including a less than efficient water system. After graduating from high school, she made the decision to study petroleum engineering and headed to the United States. As a single mother of two children,Continue reading “Engineers Persevering & 2020 Unvention”

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Tau Bates’ Success Across the Country and Into Space

Read the TBP Blog for news on:Top 2020 GraduatesSpaceX SuccessOffice Remodel Tau Bates Earn Top Student Honors Shelley M. Edwards, TN Gamma ’20, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Derryberry Award, the highest student honor from Tennessee Tech University. Edwards recently earned a degree in chemical engineering with a concentration in biomolecular engineering.Continue reading “Tau Bates’ Success Across the Country and Into Space”

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Tau Beta Pi 2020 Fellows Named

Read this blog for news on:Tau Beta Pi 2020 FellowsWe Need Your Grad Pics!Alumni Events Move Online & Pi Bites: Video The Fellowship Board has announced the selection of 30 engineering students from 408 applicants for graduate fellowships in 2020-21. All of this year’s recipients will receive cash stipends of $10,000 for advanced study. MoreContinue reading “Tau Beta Pi 2020 Fellows Named”

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‘Stay-At-Home’ Hits HQ; Deadlines Changed; Virtual Initiation for AL E

Tau Beta Pi HQ Closed: Due to a local government order, all non-essential businesses in Knox County were ordered to close from March 24 to April 6. We will still be answering email and phone calls at 1-800-TAU-BETA. We will process donations and other mail as circumstances permit and items ordered through the store will be delayed.Continue reading “‘Stay-At-Home’ Hits HQ; Deadlines Changed; Virtual Initiation for AL E”

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