Tau Beta Pi August Officer and Advisor eNotes
Welcome Back! This page contains important and up to date information and links to help you and your chapter as the new academic year begins. A summary is at the top of the page with links to more detailed references. Please share this information with your chapter members.
- Review Chapter Resources for Fall 2022
- Chapter Chats are back!- Attend the first session on August 16
- Register for the 2022 Convention
- Review Recruiting Fair Information
- Upload your resume now
- Sign up for the EF/Professional Development Sessions offered prior to the Convention
- Announcing the 2022-23 Scholars
- Find out who are the 2022 Outstanding Advisor and McDonald Mentor
- Enter Tau Beta Pi's Poster Design Contest — Win up to $500
- See Tau Bate Talks fall schedule
Headquarters has prepared various tools to help chapters for both in-person and virtual situations. All resources are stored in the Chapter Resources Google Site where you can review the various documents, resources, recordings, and FAQ to assist you in holding a successful virtual or in-person initiation.
While Tau Beta Pi provides numerous print and electronic resources to its chapter officers and members, sometimes direct interactions are more beneficial. As a result, Tau Beta Pi Headquarters & the Chapter Development Committee intend to continue offering “Chapter Chats” which were piloted in the early stages of the pandemic in 2020. These “Chapter Chats” will be held to discuss announcements, answer questions, offer resources to the chapters in a more personal manner, and provide an opportunity for leaders of the collegiate chapters to interact with each other, members of the Headquarters team, and Association Officials.
Chapter Chats will take place at 8 p.m. ET on the first, third, and, if applicable, fifth Tuesday of each month starting August 16, 2022. The topic of this session is "Registering and planning to attend Convention." During this session, we will provide a quick overview of the registration process, discuss what to expect at the Convention during September 29-October 1, and answer any questions you may have about the event. The dates for the 2022-23 Chapter Chats have been set. You can view these on the TBP Calendar should you wish to add them or other TBP events to your own.
All sessions are conducted using Zoom. Anyone interested in attending should register using this Google Form. Once you register for a Chat, we will provide the Zoom links throughout the year to attend additional sessions, so there is no need to re-register in the future.
Sessions will be recorded and posted for viewing for those unable to attend live. Visit the Association's YouTube channel for recordings of previous Chapter Chats.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to .
This year's Convention will be held in Knoxville, TN, September 29 - October 1,2022, at the Knoxville Convention Center, hosted by Tennessee Alpha at the University of Tennessee, and The Great Smoky Mountains Alumni Chapter. A virtual option will NOT be offered. However, a virtual and in person recruiting fair are planned. See below.
Convention registration is now open! This provides the opportunity for you to select your role at Convention, submit a travel request, secure a hotel reservation, select your t-shirt size, and more. Nearly 100 chapters have yet to register! Please complete the registration process before August 31. You can access the system here.
A detailed Convention email from TBP Headquarters was sent June 14 that contained all Convention information - including registration, travel, lodging, schedule, committee options, etc. If you have any further questions, please contact for additional information or assistance. You can also go here for all Convention details.
Each collegiate chapter must send one voting delegate to the Convention at the Association’s expense. Chapters are also encouraged to send non-voting delegates and advisors at their expense. Tau Beta Pi pays the full travel and on-site expenses of one voting delegate and 20 percent of airfare expenses (up to $200) for one non-voting delegate from your chapter.
If you have questions, contact .
There will be two Recruiting Fairs this year; a Virtual Fair on September 22 for all members, and an In-person Fair on Thursday, September 29, at the Knoxville Convention Center for Convention attendees and local members. The fairs will include recruiters representing companies and government agencies (Epic, Denso, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Sandia Labs) and many of the top engineering graduate programs in the country (MIT, Michigan, Northwestern, NYU, Purdue). See list of recruiters here. Check daily as the list continues to grow. There is no charge for members to attend the recruiting fairs but attendees must register in advance for the Virtual Fair, beginning on August 18. Check back here for updates. If you and/or your company or school are interested in recruiting, please
. More information plus booth prices can be found here.
Most recruiters will have access to member resumes uploaded through our website portal. To get your resume in front of the recruiters, be sure to upload it here.
Three Engineering Futures Sessions will be offered prior to the Convention next month that will assist you in your career:
- 9/11/2022, 4:00 p.m. ET - "How to Target Your Resume," presented by Rachel & Joey Alexander. Register here
- 9/15/2022, 8:00 p.m. ET - "Preparing For & Deciding When To Go To Grad School," presented by Dr. Bruce Lindvall. Register here
- 9/20/2022, 8:00 p.m. ET - "Intro to Robert's Rules of Order," presented by Jason A. Abellada. Register here
These sessions are back by popular demand, so please don't miss them!
The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, announces the selection of 254 engineering students from 394 applicants for undergraduate study during the 2022-23 academic year. Most recipients will receive a cash award of $2,000 for their senior year of engineering study and a few will receive $1,000 for one semester. The press release and list of the awardees is here. Applications to apply for the 2023-24 TBP Fellowships and Scholarships will be available on the website beginning December 1.
Dr. Monica M. Burdick, Ph.D., NY K '98, has been named the 2022 Outstanding Advisor. She is an associate professor in the Russ College of Engineering at Ohio University and has served as Chief Advisor to the Ohio Delta chapter since 2012. The press release can be found here.
The 2022 McDonald Mentor is Dr. Asad M. Madni, CA E '69, Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Scientist at the UCLA ECE department. He is also a 2014 TBP Distinguished Alumnus and you can read about his numerous and incredible accomplishments here.
Follow our social media posts and website for the announcement of the 2022 Distinguished Alumni.
Tau Bates! We need your creative chops to design a new poster for Tau Beta Pi! An eye-catching poster is often the first impression potential members have of an honor society, and there's nobody better to create something that'll be informative and attention-grabbing than our volunteers and members in our collegiate chapters.
Along with bragging rights of having your work displayed on campuses across the country, first and second place winners will win some money, too! Share your love of Tau Beta Pi, educate those who may not know about the Association, and help recruit potential new members! The first place winner receives $500 and the second place prize is $250. Winners will be selected and announced at the 2022 Convention. Deadline is September 16, so get creating now! More info here.
The Association continues to offer Tau Bate Talks, a series of monthly virtual presentations given by Tau Bates who have used their engineering background to pursue fascinating experiences. The talks are scheduled on one Sunday of each month, usually at 4 p.m. Eastern /1 p.m. Pacific. The next event on September 18 will be presented by Robert V. Sobczak, PA E '92, and is entitled "Hydrology of the Big Cypress Swamp and Everglades Using the Water Cycle Approach." Bob is a National Park Service hydrologist at Big Cypress National Preserve and author of the Go Hydrology! website which specializes in translating the water cycle into formats that lay and technical audiences can understand, and enjoy. Bob received a civil engineering degree at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and a masters of science in hydrology and water resources at the University of Arizona in Tucson.. Find more information about the talk and speaker here and register to attend. The event is limited to the first 300 people. Contact if you would like to be notified of future talks. For a list of all past presentations and videos, visit our website.
We are looking forward to working with you this year. Please stay connected to Tau Beta Pi and keep your address up-to-date by going here. If you have questions about any of the information on this page, contact HQ at 865-546-4578 or the Chapter Services Team.