Tau Beta Pi General Body Meeting

Spring 2015 Information Sessions
Integrity and Excellence in Engineering
Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 at Lehigh University;
our chapter at Penn State was founded on May 4, 1912
Academic Prowess
Exemplary Character
Penn State, 1912
Integrity and Excellence in Engineering
Tau Beta Pi’s Mission
-Founded “to mark in a fitting manner those who have
conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished
scholarship and exemplary character as students in
engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field
of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in
engineering colleges.”
-Community Service
-Professional Development
Integrity and Excellence in Engineering
You were chosen for Tau Beta Pi
based on your ranking in your class
Top 1/8
Grad Students* Top 1/5
Top 1/5
*50% Degree Completion
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However, scholarship alone does not
make a successful engineer
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3 Major Requirements to Become a Member of TBP
Attend Mandatory Initiation
(April 26)
12 hours of participation
Polish your bent
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Example Activities
-Boal Mansion
-Shaver’s Creek
-Game Nights
-Engineering Tours
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Candidate Social
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kunkle Lounge
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
219, 220, and 308 Willard
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As a member of TBP, you would be eligible for numerous
scholarships, fellowships, awards, and student loans
Who is eligible
Graduate Students $10000
Laureate Award
Participate in the
Arts or Athletics
Student Loans
Up to $2500 (as
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Upcoming Officer Positions
• 1-Semester Commitments
Social Activities Chair
Community Service Chair
Initiation Chair
Professional Development Chair
Public Relations Representative
• 2-Semester Commitments
– Corporate Liaison
– Philanthropy Chair*
– Recording Secretary*
*tentatively available positions
Initiation fee
• Initiation fee - $95
– $45 National Assessment
10.00 Annual Convention Support
12.00 4 Year Subscription to THE BENT
9.00 Personalized Gold Key
3.40 Certificate
8.60 Expenses of the Society
2.00 Constitution and Information Books
28.00 Initiation Ceremony
4.00 Chapter Mailings & Printing Expense
8.00 Candidate Social
6.00 Projects, Events, Misc. Chapter Expenses
4.00 Bent Casting
– $50 Local Assessment
TBP Financial Aid and Prizes
• Loans available from nationals
• Candidate who participates in the most hours get
their initiation fee waived
• Candidate who polishes their bent the best gets a
gift card
• Various smaller prizes at certain chapter events
Sign up for your interview at the front:
begin your induction into the renowned
national engineering honor society today!
President contact info:
Zack Meyer
[email protected]
Vice President contact info:
Somesh Shahi
[email protected]
Integrity and Excellence in Engineering