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Tau Beta Pi Iowa - Alpha Please Fill Out 2 Catalog Cards Initiation Date: April 26, 2009 Chapter: Iowa Alpha.

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1 Tau Beta Pi Iowa - Alpha Please Fill Out 2 Catalog Cards Initiation Date: April 26, 2009 Chapter: Iowa Alpha

2 Tau Beta Pi Initiate Pizza Party Monday, February 9 th, 2009

3 Presentation Outline What is Tau Beta Pi? What is Tau Beta Pi? Tau Beta Pi at Iowa State Tau Beta Pi at Iowa State Projects Summary Projects Summary Benefits of Membership Benefits of Membership Initiation Process Initiation Process How to Get Involved How to Get Involved

4 What is TBP? Second oldest honor society in the US Second oldest honor society in the US Only honor society representing all engineering disciplines Only honor society representing all engineering disciplines 234 chapters across the country with 504,808 members 234 chapters across the country with 504,808 members Top 1/8 of Junior Class, 1/5 of Senior Class Top 1/8 of Junior Class, 1/5 of Senior Class Verbatim: Verbatim: to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges

5 Tau Beta Iowa State One of the most active and awarded chapters in the country One of the most active and awarded chapters in the country 6+ service projects per year 6+ service projects per year Social events Social events Career-oriented events Career-oriented events Lots of opportunities for involvement Lots of opportunities for involvement All engineering buildings (and some others) are named after TBP members All engineering buildings (and some others) are named after TBP members Every active Dean of Engineering has been a TBP member Every active Dean of Engineering has been a TBP member

6 Projects Summary Pi Mile Run (fall) Pi Mile Run (fall) SWE Haunted House (fall) SWE Haunted House (fall) Building the Future (fall) Building the Future (fall) Adopt-A-Highway Adopt-A-Highway Roller Coaster Competition (spring) Roller Coaster Competition (spring) Catapult Competition (spring) Catapult Competition (spring) ME Tutoring Room ME Tutoring Room More to come!!! More to come!!!

7 Benefits of Membership Fellowships ($10,000) and scholarships ($2,000) available to members Fellowships ($10,000) and scholarships ($2,000) available to members Networking within the college and within the entire Tau Beta Pi organization Networking within the college and within the entire Tau Beta Pi organization Jobs Jobs Graduate Schools Graduate Schools Academic Positions Academic Positions Subscription to The Bent and The Bulletin Subscription to The Bent and The Bulletin Chance to improve leadership and communication skills through participation in the Cabinet and small groups Chance to improve leadership and communication skills through participation in the Cabinet and small groups

8 Initiation Process Overview Activities throughout the semester crafted to assess: Activities throughout the semester crafted to assess: Character Character Commitment to Service Commitment to Service Leadership Leadership Dedication Dedication Tau Beta Pi is not merely a résumé-builder! Tau Beta Pi is not merely a résumé-builder! Payment of fee does not assure initiation! Payment of fee does not assure initiation!

9 Initiation Process Components Three Small Group Meetings Three Small Group Meetings One Committee Meeting One Committee Meeting One General Meeting/Presentation One General Meeting/Presentation Service Project Service Project Engineering Futures Session Engineering Futures Session Bent Polishing Bent Polishing Quiz Quiz Initiation Ceremony Initiation Ceremony

10 Small Groups Projects Projects Quiz Bowl Quiz Bowl TBP Scholars Group TBP Scholars Group TBP National Convention TBP National Convention GIG Project (Greater Interest in Government) GIG Project (Greater Interest in Government) Social Social Gift Basket Gift Basket

11 Where does my initiation fee go? One time fee makes you a member for life! One time fee makes you a member for life! $39 to National Headquarters $39 to National Headquarters Bent Bent 4-year subscription to The Bent 4-year subscription to The Bent $41 to Iowa Alpha Chapter (non-refundable) $41 to Iowa Alpha Chapter (non-refundable) Initiate FAC Initiate FAC Bent-polishing party Bent-polishing party Engineering Futures Engineering Futures Initiation Ceremony & Banquet Initiation Ceremony & Banquet FOOD!!!!! FOOD!!!!!

12 How To Get Involved Cabinet Cabinet Elections in spring semester Elections in spring semester Committee Meetings Committee Meetings Communications, Initiation, Chapter Improvement, Projects Communications, Initiation, Chapter Improvement, Projects General Meetings General Meetings Projects Projects Small Group Leaders Small Group Leaders Tutoring Tutoring

13 Questions? Buzz Aldrin – 2 nd Man to Walk on the Moon New York Upsilon Chapter Jeff Bezos – Amazon.com Founder New Jersey Delta Chapter


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