Recognizes those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Maters by distinguised scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering;
Provides leadership development and soft skills training for engineering students and alumni members;
Promotes lifelong alumnus member involvement.
Check out this short video at a Tau Beta Pi Convention with interviews from TBP members and recruiters.
Wayne received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of arts in communications with an emphasis in public speaking in 1993. He was an applications engineer in the robotics and motion control field until earning a graduate degree in the management of technology. At this point, Wayne pursued a career change by attending law school in the Washington, DC, area and specialized in intellectual property.
He spent 13 years in Washington and worked primarily in the federal government in executive and managerial roles. During this time, Wayne was appointed United States coordinator for international intellectual property enforcement by President George W. Bush. Colloquially known as the "IP Czar," he was responsible for coordinating and leveraging resources of the U.S. Government to protect American IP at home and abroad and to promote international trade and U.S. global competitiveness. Ultimately, he relocated to the Denver area as an assistant chief counsel in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security mountain west region. He has also served as a special assistant United States attorney in the major crimes division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado in the U.S. Department of Justice. Wayne has served as an Engineering Futures Facilitator for four years and has gained a renewed dedication to the future of engineering.
Craig is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He also earned a master's in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Craig joined the Tennessee Valley Authority, engaged in nuclear plant design. He worked at several engineering firms in different roles and, in 2003, joined the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a Department of Energy research facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. SNS hosts scientists and researchers from over 80 countries and is a key focal point for neutron scattering in the United States.
In 2007, he became involved in the Great Smoky Mountains Alumni Chapter of TBP, taking on several officer roles including president. Serving in an active alumni chapter allowed Craig to see the big impact alumni can have on students. He strongly believes that alumni represent a valuable asset for the Association.
Curt attended Wayne State University where he majored in electrical engineering and minored in computer science. Upon graduation, he went to the University of Michigan where he earned a master's degree in computer science and engineering. He worked for nine years in Michigan's Plant Operations department serving as a system administrator, database administrator, project engineer, and two terms as interim manager of his department.
Curt was hired as Tau Beta Pi's fourth Executive Director in 2011 to lead the Association's day-to-day operations including overseeing the 14-member Heaquarters staff.
Curt was initiated into the Michigan Epsilon Chapter in 1998. He served as the chapter's cataloger and president, president of the Southeastern Michigan Alumni Chapter, District 7 Director, and advisor to Michigan Gamma. He married fellow Tau Bate Tricia Schwaller in 2010 after meeting her through their mutual involvement as District Directors and proposed to her at a District Conference.
Scott earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from University of California, Irvine, and an M.S.M.E. at UC Berkeley.
As a supervisor at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Scott leads a team of technical reviewers for PG&E's energy efficiency incentive programs. Scott has volunteered continuously with TBP for twenty years, most recently as a District 15 Director and a Chapter Advisor for California Eta.
In these roles, he consistently applied best practices from program management, team development, group training, and operational strategy to improve District 15 chapters and transfer successes to the national District Program.
Stephan is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He graduated with a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Currently, Stephan is a senior member of the technical staff for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. He is responsible for the assurance of legacy stockpile weapons and manages weapon surveillance through flight and lab tests. Stephan has also held multiple leadership positions in Northern California's Toastmasters International. He has served for five years on the planning council of Sandia's regional science bowl, which holds annual competitions for middle and high school students.
Stephan became a TBP Engineering Futures Facilitator in 2012 and served on the Engineering Futures Planning Committee. He leads Sandia's recruiting at the TBP annual Convention, having been recruited by Sandia at the TBP Convention in 2007.
Rachel was initiated in 2013 and held collegiate chapter positions as Social Chair, President-Elect, and President. As a chapter officer, she focused on building its image on campus with new posters, hand delivering invitations to candidates, and adding TBP shirts/hoodies for purchase by members as part of initiation. Each year since 2014, Rachel has attended Convention. After graduating with a B.S. in civil engineering from California State University, Sacramento, she served as Acting Secretary and is currently President of the Sacramento Valley Alumni Chapter (SVAC). This chapter is working with local collegiate chapters to provide guidance on transitioning to the professional world with alumni panel discussions and resume workshops.
Rachel is a civil engineer for Sacramento County Department of Airports. She works with contractors, consultants, and other agencies to complete projects at four airports, including Sacramento International. Previously, Rachel was with an architectural engineering firm and performed forensic investigations of structures which gave her the unique knowledge of construction defects and design repairs. As a member of the Executive Council, she wants to assist in building our image and reconnecting with alumni. Rachel looks forward to collaborating on ideas for our future growth.
George has served as an Engineering Futures Facilitator since 2010 as well as serving on the Engineering Futures Planning Committee. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He graduated with an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
Currently, George is employed at Intel Corporation as a test research and development engineer in Chandler, AZ. He currently focuses his efforts on test technology development under the sort test technology division group for a variety of client products. George has also been an active participant in the Stay with It! program, which is based on collaboration between industry, academia, and government. The White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness created this program to address the high dropout rate in undergraduate STEM programs within the United States. George enjoys spending time with his two daughters, traveling, and is an avid basketball player.
Prior to retiring in 2006, Russ had a distinguished management career in aerospace, telecommunications, and consulting. For the past 26 years Russ has been a TBP official, being appointed an Engineering Futures Facilitator in 1992 and serving as such for 24 years. From 1995-99, he was also a District 5 Director and from 2002-06 he was an Executive Councillor. Russ was Director of the Engineering Futures Program from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2009-15.
He is currently a non-faculty advisor to the Washington Alpha, Tennessee Delta, and Texas Delta (Qatar) Chapters and an Engineering Futures Facilitator. Russ is a United States citizen but was born in England and immigrated to the USA in 1961. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force before earning BS (cum laude) and MS degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Washington. Russ is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. In May 1997, he earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology and is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the business administration honor society. From 1999 until 2006, while serving as an information technology director with AT&T Fixed Wireless Company and then managing partner in a boutique consulting company, Russ concurrently taught business classes for the University of Phoenix. In 2004, he founded his own company, USBrit Consulting. Russ lives in Puyallup, WA, with wife, Pauli, with whom he enjoys world travel.
George is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, cum laude, and NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. George joined the General Electric company field engineer program in 2002 working on gas turbines around the globe. George has served in a number of positions including field engineer, resource engineer, training manager, and senior customer service leader in areas ranging from New Jersey and Georgia, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In a recent position, he was responsible for outage planning and execution, upgrades, and parts and repairs for ten nuclear power plants in PA, NJ, and CT.
He currently holds a service director position supporting the boiler services business in the western part of the United States. While at NJIT, he was active in Tau Beta Pi and served as a chapter president. George was a District 2 Director from 2009-16 covering the six chapters in New Jersey. He attended Convention twice as the voting delegate. He is married with one daughter and relocated from New Jersey to California. During his free time, George enjoys traveling and meeting new people.
Menna is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned a bachelor of science magna cum laude and an M.S., both in electrical engineering. She then attended the University of Dayton, completing her Ph.D. in 2011 focusing her research on pattern recognition and computer vision applications for human activity recognition. Menna was a Graduate Student Research Program fellow and Virginia Space Grant Consortium fellow at NASA Langley researching electromagnetic propagation in aircraft fuselages and interned for NATO working on passive radar scenario testing.
As an instructor at Old Dominion, she developed a strong interest in STEM and education reform that led her to work on developing initiatives in rural communities in the Middle East and North Africa region. In 2014, Menna joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner in the Image Analysis workgroup. She served as a TBP chapter president and as an advisor for VA Gamma.
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