2019 Year In Review: January through June

As we begin a new year, this post reviews some the people and activities highlighted throughout the first 6 months of 2019 on the Tau Beta Pi blog. Watch this space for the 2nd installment next week as we look back at July through December 2019.

January 29

ABC Inside Science profiled a medical technology company in Baltimore, Maryland, AssistENT, and its co-founder Clayton E. Andrews, MD A ’17. The company is working on a stent breathing aid. The device was created by several undergraduate biomedical engineering Johns Hopkins University students.

Click here to watch the video and read more about the device.


February 15

On February 13, during the collegiate men’s basketball game between Bradley University and Loyola University Chicago, Heather R. Hawkins, IL D ‘19, was recognized as the #PNCStudentAchiever. The PNC Student Achievers program is designed to acknowledge deserving students who display well-rounded achievement and leadership in the classroom, in the community and in competition.

Hawkins, a senior industrial engineering, served on the executive boards for APICS student chapter, Bradley SERVE, the honors advisory council, National Society of Leadership and Success, and Tau Beta Pi. Visit the Bradley Braves Facebook page for more information.


March 8

Puerto Rico Alpha turned 50! March 8, marked the 50 year anniversary of the installation of the Puerto Rico Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. The date was celebrated by PR Alpha Chief Advisor and District 5 Director Josuan Hilerio Sanchez, PR A ’07, on his Facebook page with current and historic images of the chapter (posted above).


April 1

Crystal Winston, MA B 2019, Image: Ian MacLellan

Crystal E. Winston, MA B ‘19, graduated in June with a degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. She was selected as a Marshall Scholar and is working toward a graduate degree in aerospace materials and structures at Imperial College London (UK).

Winston was profiled by MIT News for her research related to designing vehicles that drive, fly, and swim. Click here to read the article for more information on her research and career at MIT.


May 13

Fellows Alexander O’Brien (left) & Kaitlyn Gee (right).

In May 2019, 37 honorees were named to the 86th class of Tau Beta Pi Fellowships. TBP Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend for a year of graduate study.

To register and receive a 2020 Fellowship application, click here
Deadline is 11:59 P.M. (EDT) February 1, 2020.

Read the press release to see the full list of the 2019 Fellows. Short bios are published in the Summer issue of The Bent magazine. An electronic list of this year’s Fellows is available here.


June 25

The Pennsylvania Zeta Chapter at Drexel University held its spring semester initiation. The Twitter account of the Drexel College of Engineering posted an image of the 10 new members of Tau Beta Pi (9 undergraduates and 1 alumni). Congratulations!


Coming next week: July through December

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