March 14 is Pi Day and Tau Beta Pi is encouraging all of its members to take part in the international celebration to display your membership and to participate in engineering-related activities. You can find a full list of Tau Beta Pi Day activities here. The list includes activities on Pi Day and for the rest of March hosted by TBP collegiate chapters, TBP alumni chapters, and TBP alumni in Singapore. We encourage our members to take pictures and submit them along with a short summary of activities for publication in spring issues of The Bent and The Bulletin. You can also tweet your updates @taubetapi with #TBPiDay
The University of Alabama (UA) recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Premier Awards, “the top individual honors for scholarship, leadership and service at the University of Alabama.” Joshua D. Moon, AL B 2014, was awarded the Catherine Johnson Randall Award, which “recognizes the most outstanding graduating senior at UA, based on GPA, rigor of course study and extraordinary scholarly or creative endeavor.” Moon plans to graduate this May with a degree in chemical and biological engineering, is a 2013-2014 Tau Beta Pi scholar, and has done research “testing the boundaries of computational chemistry.”
The student run newspaper at Cornell University, The Cornell Daily Sun, recently profiled the New York Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi for their Majors Series, “where students and professors from the 13 different engineering majors talk to and answer questions from freshman and sophomore engineering students.” The program was also recognized with the Chapter Performance Award at the 2014 TBP District 2 Conference.
In addition, the NY Delta chapter plans to initiate David J. Skorton, M.D., later this month as an eminent engineer. Skorton is currently the president of Cornell University. After the spring initiation, the chapter expects to have more than 100 active members. Read the article for more details from the NY Delta chapter president, Dennis Chua (NY D 2014), on the exciting events to look forward to in 2014.