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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“Worthwhile Change Takes Time” – Tau Bate, Single Mother of Three Shares in her 2022 Commencement Address

There is no denying that obtaining a degree can be a long and arduous journey regardless of one’s situation in life. With engineering curriculum being one of the most difficult to succeed in, it can be especially challenging if you are a nontraditional student with a family to support and responsibilities outside of maintaining yourContinue reading ““Worthwhile Change Takes Time” – Tau Bate, Single Mother of Three Shares in her 2022 Commencement Address”

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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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More Honors for Tau Bates and Success in Space

Read the TBP Blog for news on:Texas A&M Professor Earns AwardCCNY Student Honored by PalantirSpaceX Returns from ISS Texas A&M Professor Earns Award Bonnie J. Dunbar, Ph.D., TX Epsilon ’83, former astronaut, TEES Eminent Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, for “leadership and contributions in aerospace engineering;Continue reading “More Honors for Tau Bates and Success in Space”

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Tau Beta Pi: Mid-year review

It would be an understatement to say that we’ve packed a lot into the first 6 months of this year. As we prepare for the second half of 2020, let’s review the first half and what Tau Beta Pi members accomplished. (You will find additional information and links highlighted by a different color.) January 2020Continue reading “Tau Beta Pi: Mid-year review”

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Saying Thanks To Our Volunteers, CPAP Machines to Ventilators, & Outstanding Students

April is National Volunteer Month More than 1,000 volunteers support Tau Beta Pi throughout the year with educational programs, leadership, governance, alumni outreach, mentoring, advising, and through contributions of their personal time and financial support. Follow Tau Beta Pi on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn as we say thank you to our Volunteers during April,Continue reading “Saying Thanks To Our Volunteers, CPAP Machines to Ventilators, & Outstanding Students”

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