On Campus News, February 2015

A group of students from the Michigan Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Oakland University (OU), recently attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit “to network and learn about the latest vehicles on the market.” In an article on the OU website, MI Theta Chapter president Abedin Sherifi, MI Q 2015, spoke about the experience.

“The experience was great,” Sherifi said. “It was really good to have members from different backgrounds to come together and discuss and give their opinion on the new models. It was also fun just being there as a group. TBP is a very exciting engineering honor society that those who join really benefit from it in a lot of ways.”

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The 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District® Women’s Basketball Teams have been selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American and been announced by CoSIDA. Student-athletes are recognized for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-team All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic® Team ballot. There are three Tau Bates that have been chosen, they are:

NCAA Division III: First team (District 1)
Hannah E. FoleyMA D 2015, civil engineering major at Tufts University
NCAA Division III: First team (District 3)
Amanda LynchNY G 2015, biomedical engineering major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
NCAA Division I: First team (District 6)
Megan M. WaytashekSD B 2015, mechanical engineering major at South Dakota State University and two-time SD Beta recording secretary

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This year’s Wright State University Aero Design team is planning on winning the SAE Aero Design West international competition in Van Nuys, CA, April 24-26. The four-member team is composed of all Tau Bates, including Adam Donovan (OH M 2015); Nick Engel (OH M 2015); Sarah Kuntz (OH M 2015); and Matt Van Voorhis (OH M 2015). Donovan is the team leader and Kuntz is the OH Mu corresponding secretary.

Scott K. Thomas, Ph.D. (OH M ’86), a Wright State associate professor has advised the Aero Design team since 2004. He called the 2015 team the “dream team. They are our top students, the top,” he said. “They really want to win.” Click here to read more about the team and their hand-launched, remote controlled aircraft.

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