Why Join?

Tau Beta Pi was created, “to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.” But Tau Beta Pi offers more than just another line on your resume. Since we offer many oportunities to become involved with our chapter and the community, being a member of Tau Beta Pi displays character in addition to scholarship.

Our chapter, Iowa Alpha, is involved in numerous projects with the Ames and Iowa State communities. Whether it’s providing free tutoring to peers or visiting local high schools to promote science and engineering, we strive to offer opportunities to our members to become involved and make a difference.

Tau Beta Pi also offers many opportunities to develop your leadership skills by holding any one of over 20 different cabinet positions. While on cabinet, you will have the opportunity to work with your peers to mold our chapter to become its best.

Benefits from being a member of Tau Beta Pi include:

  • The opportunity to meet outstanding engineering students from other departments within the College of Engineering
  • Interaction with guest speakers at our general meetings
  • The ability to apply for fellowships and scholarships available to Tau Beta Pi members
  • Career assistance through a Tau Beta Pi online job board and discounts on FE and PE test preparation materials
  • Recognition by potential employers who are aware Tau Beta Pi members have the qualities of excellence and integrity in engineering that they seek
  • Involvement in service projects of the Chapter that help the university, the Ames community and the State of Iowa
  • Opportunities to improve leadership and communication skills through participation in the Iowa Alpha Cabinet and Committees
  • Additional benefits of Tau Beta Pi membership can be found at: http://www.tbp.org/join.cfm

We encourage you to browse through our web site for more information about our chapter, upcoming events, and current chapter projects. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Also, check out the following links:
Eligibility Requirements
Information Session PowerPoint S15