Tennessee Tech students initiated into engineering honor society

Tau Beta Pi 2019 initiatesOn November 24, 2019 the Tennessee Tech University chapter of Tau Beta Pi welcomed 21 College of Engineering students into its ranks.

Tau Beta Pi is the second-oldest honor society in the United States, founded in 1885 to recognize outstanding achievement from all engineering disciplines. In order to join, students must be of exemplary character and in the top eighth of their junior class or top fifth of their senior class of all engineering students, making Tau Beta Pi one of the most prestigious and exclusive honor societies in the United States. Tau Beta Pi. Included among Tau Beta Pi’s more than 600,000 members, are 12 winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 20 Nobel laureates, 70 astronauts, 14 state governors, and more than 20 Olympians and professional athletes.

Tennessee Tech’s College of Engineering is one of 248 engineering colleges in the U.S. to host a Tau Beta Pi chapter. Tech’s chapter, Tennessee Gamma, was founded in February, 1968 and has more than 2,400 members. Chapter advisers for Tennessee Gamma are J.W. Bruce, professors of electrical and computer engineering, Jessica Oswalt, associate dean of engineering, and Sally Pardue, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

The newest members of the Tennessee Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi include:

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Samuel Dunham (Summertown, TN)
Nicholas Lawson (Mountain City, TN)
Ben Pardue (Cookeville, TN)
Ryan Patterson (Wartrace, TN)
Chardin Stengele (Columbia, TN)

Chemical Engineering
Shelley Edwards (Rockwood, TN)
Nathan R. Johnson (Signal Mountain, TN)
Steven Lam (Knoxville, TN)
Amy Mitchum (Erin, TN)
Mohera Narimetla (Cookeville, TN)
Gabrielle Waters (Old Hickory, TN)

Computer Engineering
Jackie McWhorter (Cookeville TN)

Electrical Engineering
Joseph Nunley (Palmer, TN)
Austin Wilson (Unicoi, TN)

Mechanical Engineering
Mary Adkisson (Harriman, TN)
Charles Coen (Kingston, TN)
Lindsay Couch (Nashville, TN)
Seth Huner (Thompsons Station, TN)
Jonathan Kelley (Nunnelly, TN)
Collin McCuiston (Rockwood, TN)
William Rogers (Lewisburg, TN)

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