Lisa Garrett: An engineer with diverse interests

Mechanical engineering alumna awarded Tau Beta Pi Laureate award Marching band, Dance Marathon, Tau Beta Pi and study abroad were just a few things Lisa Garrett participated in during her undergraduate career at Iowa State. Because of her diverse interests and excelling beyond engineering, Tau Beta Pi named her a Laureate. In October, Garrett will [Continue Reading…]

Iowa Alpha Chapter to host annual Tau Beta Pi convention

More than 450 people—including top engineering students—from 241 collegiate chapters around the U.S. will visit Ames from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 for Tau Beta Pi’s 2013 National Convention. Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society encompassing all branches of the engineering profession. It was founded in 1885 as the nation’s second-oldest honor [Continue Reading…]

Rollins named 2012 TBP McDonald Mentor

Derrick K. Rollins, professor of chemical and biological engineering and professor-in-charge of community-based recruitment and transition at Iowa State University, is the 2012 Tau Beta Pi (TBP)-McDonald Mentor. Established in 2005 by Marion and Capers W. McDonald and the Association, the McDonald Mentor Award recognizes engineering educators or professionals in industry, government, or service organizations who have shown true [Continue Reading…]

‘Eminent Engineer’ gives back to the profession

With an interest in the structural aspects of engineering design, 1963 civil engineering alumnus Jack McGuire never anticipated he would have a life-long career in aerospace engineering. But after 43 years at the Boeing Company, he can safely say the field has proved to be the place for him. His professional accomplishments and commitment to [Continue Reading…]

Watson named TBP Eminent Engineer

Steeped in traditions that date back to 1907, the Iowa Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi (TBP) has long recognized students who are distinguished in their scholarly efforts and who demonstrate exemplary character. This past December, the group added a program to recognize outstanding alumni, inducting Stephen Watson (BSIE’67) as an Eminent Engineer. Watson joined [Continue Reading…]

Alumna named 2011 Tau Beta Pi Laureate

Chemical engineering alumna Ann Gleason has been named a 2011 Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Laureate. The award follows her amazing soccer career at Iowa State and her spring 2011 graduation with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, a title bestowed upon graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher. The TBP Laureate Program was [Continue Reading…]

Alumna named 2011 Tau Beta Pi Laureate

Chemical engineering alumna Ann Gleason has been named a 2011 Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Laureate. The award follows her amazing soccer career at Iowa State and her spring 2011 graduation with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, a title bestowed upon graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher. The TBP Laureate Program was [Continue Reading…]

Engineering honor society secures bid to host national convention

The Iowa State Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Chapter won the bid to host the 2013 National TBP Convention on October 3-5, 2013. Their proposal was reviewed by a committee of TBP members and accepted at the recent 2010 convention in Pennsylvania. Adam Christiansen, president of Iowa State’s TBP, presented the bid to the national committee [Continue Reading…]

About students, by students (Part III)

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series of student profiles written by students in JLMC 321, Public Relations Writing. Our thanks to the authors, to senior lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch, to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communications, and to the subjects. Read Part I and Part II.) Andrew Gall Leader. Driven. Inspiring. [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineering alum receives Tau Beta Pi award

Ames, Iowa—Richard H. Stanley, a 1955 graduate in mechanical and electrical engineering from Iowa State University, has received the 2009 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award. Stanley, who is chair of the board of directors of the Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, Iowa, was honored at the 104th Tau Beta Pi national convention held recently in New [Continue Reading…]