News Briefs Archives
- November 19, 2007 - Congratulations to Tau Beta Pi Executive Councillor Dr. Jonathan F.K. Earle, P.E., FL A '65, one of the winners of the 2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Among the 10 individual awardees are two other Tau Bates, Ricardo B. Jacquez, NM A '71, and George C. Lee, NY N '55. We are proud of you!
- November 17, 2007 - Congratulations to Melis N Anahtar, MA B '08, Jason G. Crabtree, NY U '08, and Reed T. Doucette, CA D '08, who are among the 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2008.
- September 1, 2007 - Tau Beta Pi is proud to announce the following 2007 awards:
Laureate - Robert Andrew Shelley, MO B '07
Distinguished Alumnus - Dr. Robert H. Foglesong, WV A '68
McDonald Mentor- Dr. Thomas C. Sheahan, P.E., NY M '81
Outstanding Advisor - Dr. Thomas E. Wade, FL A '67
- June 15, 2007 - Arm and Curtis bequests endow new scholarship and fellowship.
- May 21, 2007 - TBP is approved for 2007 Combined Federal Campaign (workplace fund-raising drive conducted each Fall by Federal employees and military personnel). CFC raises millions to benefit thousands of non-profit charities and associations.
- April 19, 2007 - We are proud to announce the selection of 37 Tau Beta Pi Fellows
for 2007-08 and 135 Tau Beta Pi Scholars for 2007-08.
The total of this year's fellowship and scholarship awards is $440,000!
- March 28, 2007 - The Summer 2006 issue of The Bent has been selected as a winner in the 2007 American Inhouse
Design Awards. (more)
- March 10, 2007 - The California Alpha Gamma Chapter was installed at San Francisco State University as
Tau Beta Pi's 239th collegiate chapter. (more)
- February 26, 2007 - The Spring 2006 cover of The Bent wins award
in the 2006 NewStand Resource cover contest.
- February 20, 2007 - Congratulations to Harold S. Goldberg, NY I '44, on being named as one of three recipients
2007 Bernard M. Gordon Prize, awarded today. Mr. Golberg is being recognized by this National Academy of
Engineering award "for the development of a multi-disciplinary graduate program for engineering professionals
who have the potential and the desire to be engineering leaders."
- February 18, 2007 - Congratulations to these Tau Beta Pi students who were named to the
2007 All-USA College Academic Team:
- First team - Daniel E. Armanios, PA L '07 and Tianhui Li, NJ B '07.
- Second Team -
Eric A. Clifft, IN B '07;
Andrew J. Longenecker, NC G '07;
Jennifer L. Phillips, AL B '07; and
Kartik Trehan, MD A '07.
- Third Team - Mitchell S. Fourman, NY O '08.
- February 15, 2007 - Tau Beta Pi receives Hanley Fellowship bequest.
- February 10, 2007 - The New York Upsilon Chapter at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY,
was installed as the 238th collegiate chapter.(more)
- February 7, 2007 - The Engineering Futures Program of Tau Beta Pi has won the American Society of
Engineering Education's Corporate Member Council
2007 Excellence in Engineering Education Collaboration Award. Tau Beta Pi President Dr. Larry A. Simonson,
P.E., accepted the award today at a luncheon held during the ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration
in Palm Springs, CA.
- October 13, 2006 - Tau Bates gather in Mile High City for successful
View slideshow of Convention keynote address delivered by Bernard Amadei, founder of Engineers Without Borders:
Roles of Engineers in Poverty Reduction: Challenges
- October 7, 2006 - A new Executive Council is
installed to serve the 2006-10 term. EC photo
- September 1, 2006 - Tau Beta Pi proudly announces the following 2006 awards:
Laureate - Devin T. Wiley, Arizona Alpha '07
National Outstanding Advisor - Dr. Robert E. Barnes , New York Nu ’84
Distinguished Alumnus - Major General William A. Anders, Ohio Eta ’62
McDonald Mentor - Dr. Carter J. Kerk, South Dakota Alpha '81
- May 16, 2006 - Tau Beta Pi has received notice of eligibility to participate in the
2006 Combined Federal Campaign, the annual workplace fund-raising drive conducted by Federal employees and
military personnel each fall, which raises millions of dollars benefiting thousands of non-profit charities.
- May 1, 2006 - Tau Beta Pi to award a record $456,000 to the 2006-07 Fellows and Scholars!
Fellowship News Release
Scholarship News Release
- April 7-9, 2006 - Michigan Gamma Chapter celebrates its
100th anniversary at the University of Michigan.
- April 3, 2006 -
Bernard Amadei, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and founder
and president of Engineers Without Borders - USA, has agreed to deliver the
2006 Convention keynote address on October 5 in Denver, Colorado.
For more about this important work, read Alan S. Brown's feature article
"Engineers Without Borders" that appeared in the
Summer 2005 issue of The Bent.
- February 24, 2006 - Petitions for new collegiate chapters of Tau Beta Pi have been received by Tau Beta Kappa
local engineering honor society at San Francisco State University and by The West Point Engineering Honor Society
at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. These petitions will go to the 2006 Convention with
Executive Council approval. (more)
- January 28, 2006 - The New Jersey Epsilon Chapter at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, was installed as the
237th collegiate chapter. (more)
- January 23, 2006 - Virginia Beta chapter members complete successful Katrina relief trip to Gulfport, MS
during December 16-23. Return trip is being planned for March 4 - 11. See their excellent
website for details and new photos.
- December 2, 2005 - District 4 chapters are on their way to making a great idea turn into reality, i.e.organizing
a multi-chapter clean-up effort to assist victims of hurricane Katrina. Students from Virginia Tech (VA B) returned
last week from a successful visit to Gulfport, MS and have laid the groundwork for a return trip December 16-23 with
at least 50 other Tau Bate volunteers who are desperately needed by this community to restore their ravaged homes.
Funds to hire a bus are needed. Visit their comprehensive website describing
the visit and the detailed plans for the December relief trip.
- October 8, 2005 - Convention elects a new Executive Council to serve the 2006-10 term
.(more) Learn more
about the happenings at the 2005 Convention including Stephen D.
Bechtel Jr.'s keynote address.
- October 4, 2005 - Congratulations to John L. Hall, PA G '56, on being named one of 3 co-winners of the 2005
Nobel Prize in Physics. Currently a Fellow of JILA and lecturer in the department of physics at the University of
Colorado at Boulder, he was lauded for his "contributions to the development of laser-based precision
spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique."
- September 1, 2005 - Tau Beta Pi proudly announces the following awards:
2005 Laureate - Clara C. Shih, California Gamma '05
2005 National Outstanding Advisor - Dr. Sally Steadman, Wyoming Alpha ’69
2005 Distinguished Alumnus - Dr. H. Vincent Poor, Alabama Alpha ’72
- June 10, 2005 - Dr. George H. Heilmeier, PA D '58, an electronics engineer and chairman emeritus of
Telcordia Technologies Inc., is one of three winners of the 2005 Kyoto Prizes. Presented to those who"
have contributed significantly to mankind's betterment", the awards cover three categories: advanced
technology, basic sciences, and art and philosophy. Dr. Heilmeier will received the award for groundbreaking research
in the field of crystals and direct contributions to the development of the liquid crystal display (LCD). The eighth
Tau Bate to receive the Kyoto Prize, Dr. Heilmeier will be presesnted with a cash prize of $460,000, a gold medal,
and a diploma on November 10 in Kyoto, Japan. (more)
- May 17, 2005 - Tau Beta Pi has received notice of eligibility to participate in the
2005 Combined Federal Campaign.
- May 12, 2005 - The latest Campbell matching gift challenge has been easily met by Tau Bates!
Cleveland Campbell, P.E., IA A '47, and his wife Ruth, offered to match up to $12,000 in first time donations to
Tau Beta Pi in 2005. It took only six weeks and 329 gifts to reach this goal. In 2003, Tau Bates successfully responded
to a $10,000 challenge. The Campbells' gift will fund six new Campbell scholarships. Many thanks to our members for
their generous support.
- May 11, 2005 - Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., IN A '46, Chairman Emeritus of Bechtel Group, Inc., will address the
100th Convention during the Welcoming Dinner on Thursday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Three Seasons Ballroom of
the Sheraton City Centre in Salt Lake City. (Bechtel Bio)
- April 20, 2005 - Tau Beta Pi announces 35 Fellows and a record
69 Scholars for 2005-06 academic year.
- April 8, 2005 - The recently passed amendment to Constitution Article VIII defines the criteria that qualify
a curriculum as "engineering" and provides a means of appealing to the Convention the eligibility of
any curricula not meeting these criteria. The amendment, unresolved by chapter vote, was ratified by Council vote.
- April 4, 2005 - Two slates of candidates for the Executive Council of Tau Beta Pi for the 2006-10 term have been
- April 1, 2005 - TBP receives Anderson bequest of $256,000 to endow
- February 21,2005 - Congratulations to
Bernard M. Gordon Prize winners
Leah H. Jamieson, Dr. Edward J. Coyle, DE A '77, and Dr. William C. Oakes, P.E.,IN A '97 , and also to this year's
winners of the
Charles Stark Draper Prize:
Minoru S. Araki, Francis J. Madden, Dr. Edward A. Miller, MD B '50, James W. Plummer, CA A '42, and
Don H. Schoessler.
- February 12, 2005 - California Alpha Beta at University of California,
Riverside, installed as the 236th collegiate chapter.
- October 23,2004 - James D. Froula represents Tau Beta Pi at Eta Kappa Nu's centennial celebration.
- September 29, 2004 - Congratulations to Naomi Ehrich Leonard, NJ D '85, on being named as one of 23 recipients of the
MacArthur Foundation's $500,000 "Genius" awards.
- August 10, 2004 - Tau Beta Pi proudly announces the following awards:
2004 Laureate - Matthew C. Rodrigue, Maine Alpha '04
2004 National Outstanding Advisor - Dr. Richard J. Smith, Iowa Alpha ’69
2004 Distinguished Alumna - Jill S. Tietjen, P.E.,Virginia Alpha’76
- April 20, 2004 - Tau Beta Pi announces 40 Scholars and
34 Fellows for 2004-05 academic year.
- March 27, 2004 - Michigan Lambda at Grand Valley State University,
Grand Rapids, MI, installed as the 235th collegiate chapter.
- February 25, 2004 - Congratulations to Frank S. Barnes, CO B '54, 2004 winner of the
Bernard M. Gordon Prize for
Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.
- January 27, 2004 - Florida Alpha Chapter initiates the first woman president of the American Society of Civil
Engineers as an eminent engineer. (more)
- January 17, 2004 - Idaho Beta at Idaho State University was installed as the 234th collegiate chapter.
- November 19, 2003 - More than 250 members have come forward with a donation in response to a special challenge from
Cleveland Campbell, IA A'47. In January, Cleve offered to match up to $10,000 of first time donations to the Alumni
Giving Program in 2003. Today that goal was met. Cleve will be sending his gift of $10,000 which will fund scholarships
for senior student members of Tau Beta Pi. Thank you to everyone involved!
- November 5, 2003 - Lubbock, Texas was the site of Tau Beta Pi's 98th annual Convention, attended by 428 members on
October 23-25. (more)
- October 6, 2003 - Dr. Paul C. Lauterbur, IL A '51, is one of two scientists who won the 2003 Nobel Prize in medicine
for their discoveries on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
- September 2, 2003 - Tau Beta Pi proudly announces the following awards:
2003 Laureates - Erin E. McIntyre, New Jersy Beta '03 and Patrick D. Schmid, Pennsylvania Alpha '03
2003 National Outstanding Advisor - Dr. Melvin R. Corley, P.E., Louisiana Gamma’70
2003 Distinguished Alumni - Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs, New York Delta’56 and Dr. Daniel D. Reneau,
Louisiana Gamma’63 (more)
- September 2003 - Tau Bate members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity can receive a $50 reimbursement of their TBP
initiation fees by sending a copy of their TBP initiation certificate to the PKA Educational Foundation. This applies
only to those initiated into TBP since July 1, 2002. All PKA's initiated into TBP from now on must provide the copy
within 12 months of TBP initiation. Contact Patrick Haynes, Executive Director of PKA Educational Foundation, at
email@example.com for more. Chapters, keep this in mind as a new membership incentive.
- June 3, 2003 - Tau Beta Pi receives Scribner bequest of $135,000 to endow
- May 14, 2003 - Tau Beta Pi has received notice of eligibility to participate in the
2003 Combined Federal Campaign.
- April 25, 2003 - Tau Beta Pi awards 35 Fellowships and
- March 31, 2003 - A dedicated alumnus, Cleveland L. Campbell, IA A’47, has offered $10,000 during 2003 to match
first-time donations to Tau Beta Pi. This means that any gift (up to $2,000) that we receive in response to this appeal
will be matched, dollar for dollar, until we reach $10,000. Meeting our goal by the end of 2003 can result in an
additional $20,000, half of which will fund new scholarships for young Tau Bates. More than $6,000 has been received to
- March 3, 2003 - The Virginia Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was installed at Virginia Commonwealth University in
Richmond, VA, on March 1, 2003. President Matthew W. Ohland was official installing deputy of the Society's 233rd
collegiate chapter, assisted by Executive Director James D. Froula, P.E., and District 4 Director Russell L. Werneth.
- January 20, 2003 - The Third Annual Conference on Ethics and Social Responsibility in Engineering and Technology will
be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 15-17, 2003, with the theme Building Ethics
into Professionalism, hosted by Gonzaga University in partnership with Louisiana State University. Conference topics will
For more, contact:
- Discovering Ethical Dilemmas and Communicating Ethical Resolutions
- Ethics in Competitive Bidding and Contracting
- Shareholder Ethics and Social Responsibility
- Integrating Ethics into the Classroom and Workplace
- Establishing an Ethical Organization
Angela Ruff: firstname.lastname@example.org; 1-800-986-9585, ext. 3572
Connect to the conference web site through:www.gonzaga.edu/continuingeduction
- September 3, 2002 - AAES is pleased to announce that 'Voices of Innovation began broadcast yesterday. The radio
program about the wonders of engineering will be heard initially on about 20 stations, with listeners in the United
States and abroad. (more)
- Tau Beta Pi Executive Councillor Jerome A. Atkins, Ed. D., DC A '63, has been
appointed Interim President of Baltimore City Community College effective July 1, 2002.
- The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), a non-profit educational initiative, is seeking
proposals for the development & support of innovation, invention, and technological entrepreneurship at U.S.
colleges and universities. Application deadline is May 15. more available at
- February 19, 2002 - Robert S. Langer, NY D '70, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at MIT, has
received the 2002 Charles Stark Draper Prize for his invention of medical technologies that help prolong lives and ease
suffering. Eli Fromm, PA Z '62, is the first recipient of the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for inventiveness in engineering
and technology education.
NAE news release
- February 15, 2002 - Congratulations to the new members of the
National Academy of Engineering!
- January 25, 2002 - AlumNet continues to grow! The program's administrator, Amy Kaleita, PA B '97, reports that "
Things are going really well - with a fairly diverse 285 people in the database as of today. I haven't had a request I
couldn't process, one way or another, in quite awhile. Still, there aren't as many students using the service as I would
like." Chapter presidents will soon be asked to remind student members to take advantage of this
- January 18, 2002 - Four new chapters will be installed this winter:
- MO Delta (University of Missouri-Kansas City) - 1/26/02
- OR Gamma (University of Portland) - 2/9/02
- NH Beta (Dartmouth College) - 2/23/02
- TX Mu (University of Texas at San Antonio) - 3/2/02
- October 20, 2001 - The 96th Convention elects 2002-2006 Executive Council slate. (
more and photo)
- September 12, 2001 - Tau Bates invited to develop "Millionaire" exhibit questions for he 55th NCAR meeting
to be held at Disney-MGM Studios. (more)
- September 12, 2001 - Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities. The Foundation announces approximately 60
predoctoral, 40 dissertation, and 30 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the
National Research Council. (more information)
- September 5, 2001 - Tau Beta Pi sponsors Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) scholarships for engineering freshmen.
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2001. (more)
- July 17, 2001 - Tau Beta Pi proudly announces the following awards:
- 2001 Laureates - Laura Miyakawa, Pennsylvania Gamma '01 and Matthew T. Reiter, Pennsylvania Theta '01
- 001 National Outstanding Advisor - Dr. Louis F. Geschwindner, Jr.,New York Gamma '67
- 2001 Distinguished Alumnus - Dr. James E. Drewry, Virginia Alpha '60 (
- May 15, 2001 - The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering 99 lecturing/research awards in engineering for the
2002-2003 academic year. Awards for both faculty and professionals range from two months to an academic year or longer.
While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English.
Application deadline for 2002-2003 awards is August 1, 2001. For more, visit website
- May 15, 2001 - Fulbright fellowships offered in Finland and Ireland. (
- April 3, 2001 - Recognizing that the demand for professional engineers is high and engineering enrollment is low,
the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) launches "The American Engineering Campaign."
- April 2, 2001 - One slate of candidates for the Executive Council of Tau Beta Pi for the 2002-06 term has been
- March 3, 2001 - Ohio Nu Chapter of Tau Beta Pi installed at Cedarville University.
- February, 2001 - Tau Beta Pi to receive 'Record' bequest.Funds restricted to Scholarship program.
- The Tau Beta Pi Association will soon be the recipient of more than $3 million from the estate of Leroy Emmett
Record, Kansas Alpha '29. This gift marks the largest bequest ever received in the history of Tau Beta Pi.
- February, 2001 - Largest single corporate Convention contribution received.
- Duke Energy kicked off the 2001 Convention corporate campaign with the largest donation in the history of the
- Greater Interest in Government grant to be awarded to South Dakota Alpha to help sponsor South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology program, Youth Engineering Adventure. (more)
- South Dakota Alpha project brings more Sigma Tau's into the fold.
- Corporations provide new Scholarships.
- Jacobs Engineering, Merck & Company, Inc., and Fluor have contributed $2,000 each to fund three scholarships for
senior engineering students for the 2001-2002 academic year. The winners were announced in April, 2001.
(Names of Scholars)
- October 10, 2000 - Congratulations to Jack S. Kilby, Illinois Alpha '47,
co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics.