Recognizes those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Maters by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character;
As students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering;
Provides leadership and professional development training for engineering students and alumni members;
Promotes lifelong alumnus member involvement and cultivates a community of dedicated high achievers.
Check out this short video at a Tau Beta Pi Convention with interviews from TBP members and recruiters.
He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, where he was chapter president and a founding member of the PrISUm solar car team. He also has a master's degree in mechanical engineering and management from MIT. His career at General Motors included a variety of manufacturing engineering and coporate strategy/planning positions. He retired at the end of 2018.
Mike is part of a 3-generation ΤΒΠ family, with his father a Sigma Tau member and his two sons members of ΤΒΠ. He previosuly served for two years as a District 7 Director and for 24 years as an Engineering Futures Facilitator. He has been married to his wife Michelle for 25 years and also has a daughter that is pursuing an engineering degree in college.
Joan is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a B.S. degree in aeronuatical engineering.
She served as the California Mu Chapter president during her senior year. After graduating, she participated in design meetings for the Engineering Futures Program in the late 1980's and facilitated sessions from 1987-98. Joan is currently semi-retired after a diverse career, over 30 years, with Honeywell International where she held leadership positions in engineering project, field support & aircraft engine test, business management, program & product management, a joint venture with General Electric, a $1B divestiture transistion, operational & process excellence, six sigma and lean problem solving, business continuity management, global strategic sourcing, customer & product support, global internal consulting and human resources talent management.
She is the founder of Finestra Consulting, LLC, where she continues to follow her passion for process excellence and coaching /mentoring early and mid-career professionals in leadership and leadership presence. She has been a volunteer mentor with Menttium since 2008. Joan enjoys being outdoors and fills her spare time with travel, snow skiing, show shoeing, and hiking. She is the proud morther of two sons; an electrical engineering and civil engineering.
Curt attended Wayne State University where he majored in electrical engineering and minored in computer science. Upon graduation, he went to the University of Michigan where he earned a master's degree in computer science and engineering. He worked for nine years in Michigan's Plant Operations department serving as a system administrator, database administrator, project engineer, and two terms as interim manager of his department.
Curt was hired as Tau Beta Pi's fourth Executive Director in 2011 to lead the Association's day-to-day operations including overseeing the 14-member Heaquarters staff.
Curt was initiated into the Michigan Epsilon Chapter in 1998. He served as the chapter's cataloger and president, president of the Southeastern Michigan Alumni Chapter, District 7 Director, and advisor to Michigan Gamma. He married fellow Tau Bate Tricia Schwaller in 2010 after meeting her through their mutual involvement as District Directors and proposed to her at a District Conference.
MingDe is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in biomedical engineering. He earned his Ph.D.in biomedical engineering from Duke University.
MingDe is the Director for Clinical Research North America for Visage Imaging, Inc., where he oversees and directs academic-industry research partnerships, especially around Artificial Intelligence and acts as the liaison between engineers in Visage and clinical collaborators to translate ideas to products that improve patient care. He is also an adjunct assistant professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Lin is directly involved in research to develop better ways to treat patients with liver cancer and in this context, and is the chief engineer and operations manager of the Yale Interventional Oncology Research Lab.
At Yale, MingDe has been an advisor for CT Alpha Chapter since 2016, and from 2017, he reactivated and has been serving the Central Connecticut TBP Alumni Chapter, first as President (2017-19) and then as Director in order to shepherd the transition of new leadership and to work with the officers in longer term strategic goals to bring a closer connection together with the collegiate chapters. He looks forward to instilling a greater connection between alumni and collegiate Tau Bates, to explore the role TBP can play in diversity and inclusiveness, and to encourage aspiring engineers towards TBP.
Rachel was initiated in 2013 and held collegiate chapter positions as Social Chair, President-Elect, and President. As a chapter officer, she focused on building its image on campus with new posters, hand delivering invitations to candidates, and adding TBP shirts/hoodies for purchase by members as part of initiation. Each year since 2014, Rachel has attended Convention. After graduating with a B.S. in civil engineering from California State University, Sacramento, she served as Acting Secretary and is currently President of the Sacramento Valley Alumni Chapter (SVAC). This chapter is working with local collegiate chapters to provide guidance on transitioning to the professional world with alumni panel discussions and resume workshops.
Rachel is a civil engineer for Sacramento County Department of Airports. She works with contractors, consultants, and other agencies to complete projects at four airports, including Sacramento International. Previously, Rachel was with an architectural engineering firm and performed forensic investigations of structures which gave her the unique knowledge of construction defects and design repairs. As a member of the Executive Council, she wants to assist in building our image and reconnecting with alumni. Rachel looks forward to collaborating on ideas for our future growth.
George has served as an Engineering Futures Facilitator since 2010 as well as serving on the Engineering Futures Planning Committee. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He graduated with an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
Currently, George is employed at Intel Corporation as a test research and development engineer in Chandler, AZ. He currently focuses his efforts on test technology development under the sort test technology division group for a variety of client products. George has also been an active participant in the Stay with It! program, which is based on collaboration between industry, academia, and government. The White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness created this program to address the high dropout rate in undergraduate STEM programs within the United States. George enjoys spending time with his two daughters, traveling, and is an avid basketball player.
Prior to retiring in 2006, Russ had a distinguished management career in aerospace, telecommunications, and consulting. For the past 26 years Russ has been a TBP official, being appointed an Engineering Futures Facilitator in 1992 and serving as such for 24 years. From 1995-99, he was also a District 5 Director and from 2002-06 he was an Executive Councillor. Russ was Director of the Engineering Futures Program from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2009-15.
He is currently a non-faculty advisor to the Washington Alpha, Tennessee Delta, and Texas Delta (Qatar) Chapters and an Engineering Futures Facilitator. Russ is a United States citizen but was born in England and immigrated to the USA in 1961. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force before earning BS (cum laude) and MS degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Washington. Russ is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. In May 1997, he earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the business administration honor society. From 1999 until 2006, while serving as an information technology director with AT&T Fixed Wireless Company and then managing partner in a boutique consulting company, Russ concurrently taught business classes for the University of Phoenix. In 2004, he founded his own company, USBrit Consulting. Russ lives in Puyallup, WA, with wife, Pauli, with whom he enjoys world travel.
George is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, cum laude, and NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. George joined the General Electric company field engineer program in 2002 working on gas turbines around the globe. George has served in a number of positions including field engineer, resource engineer, training manager, and senior customer service leader in areas ranging from New Jersey and Georgia, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In a recent position, he was responsible for outage planning and execution, upgrades, and parts and repairs for ten nuclear power plants in PA, NJ, and CT.
He currently holds a service director position supporting the boiler services business in the western part of the United States. While at NJIT, he was active in Tau Beta Pi and served as a chapter president. George was a District 2 Director from 2009-16 covering the six chapters in New Jersey. He attended Convention twice as the voting delegate. He is married with one daughter and relocated from New Jersey to California. During his free time, George enjoys traveling and meeting new people.
Menna is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned a bachelor of science magna cum laude and an M.S., both in electrical engineering. She then attended the University of Dayton, completing her Ph.D. in 2011 focusing her research on pattern recognition and computer vision applications for human activity recognition. Menna was a Graduate Student Research Program fellow and Virginia Space Grant Consortium fellow at NASA Langley researching electromagnetic propagation in aircraft fuselages and interned for NATO working on passive radar scenario testing.
As an instructor at Old Dominion, she developed a strong interest in STEM and education reform that led her to work on developing initiatives in rural communities in the Middle East and North Africa region. In 2014, Menna joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner in the Image Analysis workgroup. She served as a TBP chapter president and as an advisor for VA Gamma.
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