Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Dr. Edward Higginson Williams Jr. to honor exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering and high achievement in the field of engineering. The Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was founded on December 20, 1907 and has since initiated more than 7,200 members.
Tau Beta Pi Headquarters has announced that Dr. Derrick Rollins, (IA A 1979) has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Tau Beta Pi McDonald Mentoring Award and Carl Kirpes, (IA A 2012) has been selected as a 2012 Tau Beta Pi Laureate. The College of Engineering - News has recently featured both Carl's selection as a 2012 Tau Beta Pi Laureate and Derrick's selection as the 2012 Tau Beta Pi McDonald Mentor.
An article about Jack McGuire who Iowa Alpha initiated as an Eminent Engineer Spring Semester 2012 has been included in the June 2012 issue of Innovate Online.
The year 2011-12 has been a exciting one for the Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Highlights of the year are described in our 2011-12 Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Please contact us if you would like any more information about Iowa Alpha.
Tau Beta Pi menbers Dennis A. Muilenburg (BSAerE'86), Leonard C. Rodman (BSCE'71), and Richard H. Stanley (BSME/BSECpE'55) have received the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to Iowa State alumni that recognizes preeminent contributions to their professions or life's work. Click on the names to read more about the recipients of the awards.
Iowa Alpha member Chloe Dedic, a senior in mechanical engineering, was presented with the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award during the Iowa State University Alumni Association's board of director's luncheonon on 24 February 2012.
The year 2010-11 has been a very successful year for the Iowa Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Some of the highlights are covered in our Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Please contact us if you would like any more information about what our chapter has been up to.
It has been another very eventful year for the Iowa Alpha chapter. Some of the highlights are covered in our Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Please contact us if you would like any more information about what our chapter has been up to.
James B. Bushnell, the new head of the Iowa State University Biobased Industry Center and Iowa State University's first Cargill Endowed Chair in Energy Economics is a Tau Beta Pi member. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989, a master's degree in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990 and a doctorate in industrial engineering and operations research from California, Berkeley in 1993 and was initiated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI A). Following is a link to the announcement of his appointment: <http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2009/sep/cargillchair>.