Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. There are now collegiate chapters at 234 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 502,186
Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements
Undergraduate students whose scholarship places them in the top eighth of their engineering class in their next-to-last year or in the top fifth of their engineering class in their last college year are eligible for membership consideration. These scholastically eligible students are further considered on the basis of personal integrity, breadth of interest both inside and outside engineering, adaptability, and unselfish activity.
Graduate Eligibility Requirements
Engineering graduate students whose scholarship places them in the top fifth of their graduate class or whose high-quality work is attested to by a faculty member may be elected to membership.
Engineering alumni of a chapter’s institution or of another recognized institution whose scholastic record placed them in the top fifth of their class may be elected to membership. Such candidates are usually recommended to the chapter by a member who knows them.
In all cases, the requisite scholastic attainment makes candidates eligible for membership consideration. They are further considered on the basis of the Association’s exemplary character requirement.
Title: John Henshaw, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office: College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Address: Keplinger L171
Phone: (918) 631-3002
National Web site: http://www.tbp.org