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1 Tau Beta Pi Integrity and Excellence in Engineering TBP California Theta Chapter Est Presenter: Nate Trimmer, TBP Alumni Advisor

2 Who We Are  Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering society representing the entire engineering profession.  TBP was founded in 1885 to recognize engineering 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 500,907 as of Fall  Distinguished TBP Alumni include:  Nobel Prize winners John Bardeen & William B. Shockley: Inventors of the electronic transistor  Dr. Wernher Von Braun: One of the world’s first Rocket Engineers  Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Judith Resnick  Lee Iacocca: Former president and CEO of Chrysler  Andrew Grove: Chairman and former CEO of Intel Corp.  Yahoo! co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo  Larry E. Page: Co-Founder of Google TBP California Theta Chapter Est. 1952

3 Executive Board  President: Brendan Kirkpatrick  Vice-President: Gary Okada  Treasurer: Lorena Montes  Secretaries: 1.Corresponding: Heather Lord 2.Recording: Dusadee Corhiran  AESB Representative: Christopher Bostwick  Webmaster: David Thomas  Faculty Advisor: Professor Jalal Torabzadeh TBP California Theta Chapter Est. 1952

4 Membership Requirements  Undergraduate students must be in the TOP 1/8th of their junior class or TOP 1/5th of their senior class. Each class consists of all of the engineering students in that class (CSULB G.P.A. above 3.0).  Graduate students must be in the TOP 1/5th of their class or obtain a letter of recommendation from their primary academic advisor.  Alumni must have graduated in the TOP 1/5th of their class. This applies even if their school did not have a chapter at the time they graduated.  Practicing engineers must have achieved eminence in engineering as determined by the Tau Beta Pi, Inc. Headquarters. Candidates are usually recommended by members who know them. TBP California Theta Chapter Est. 1952

5 What We Do  Engineering Futures: The Tau Beta Pi Engineering Futures Program was established to provide interpersonal skills for engineering students. This is accomplished through the presentation of sessions on campus by alumnus Tau Bates who are trained in the materials. Sessions are offered in: 1. People Skills 2.Team Chartering 3.Analytical Problem Solving 4.Group Process  Scholarships  Chapter Projects: These include outreach projects for the community as well as on-campus events for the College of Engineering community.  District Retreats: Each semester our designated district (16) holds a retreat whose purpose is to promote inter-district communication and networking between local Tau Beta Pi chapters. These organized retreats are funded by the national headquarters, and any driving or lodging expenses are reimbursed. TBP California Theta Chapter Est. 1952

6 Requirements  Activities for Sign-Off Sheet (tentative): a.Bent Polish (Individual and Big Bent) a.Attend a minimum of TWO Tau Beta Pi meetings once committed b.Assist at TBP activities (e.g. – Women Engineers at the Beach Day) a.Join one other CoE student organization (IEEE, SWE, AIAA..) a.Submit your Resume Subject: Resume08) BE INVOLVED!!! TBP California Theta Chapter Est. 1952

7 $$ Money $$  $80 one-time membership fee  Individual bent  Subscription to TBP publication “The Bent”  Covers National initiation fee  Chapter expenses  Etc…  Scholarships are available from National if you are unable to cover cost of membership. Let us know! TBP California Theta Chapter Est. 1952

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