Collegiate Fundraising, Awards, and Events, April 2014

The Texas Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), would like to provide scholarships to its collegiate members who help improve the lives of those less fortunate through K-12 STEM education volunteer work. TX Alpha has started an endowment with UT but needs help raising the funds. All donations are welcome, even as small as a $1-5 would ultimately help the chapter reach its goal. Please follow this link if you would like to contribute

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the 2014 award winners and honorable mentions for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The “purpose of the NSF GRFP is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.”

More than 50 Tau Beta Pi members received award offers, including Alexandra M. de Paz, (FL A ’12); Trevor N. Perrier, (VA A ’08); Shelby K. Pursley, (LA A ’14); and Arun Venkatraman, (CA B ’12). You can see the full list here.

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On Thursday, April 3, the Texas Kappa Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Prairie View A&M University, is hosting a spring mixer with food, games, refreshments, and much more. Proceeds from the event go to support TX Kappa activities and projects. Donations for raffle tickets will be accepted at the door. Visit this Facebook page for more information or contact chapter president Darius D. Wilborn, TX K 2015,

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