Tau Beta Pi

The Engineering Honor Society

Who are We?

Tau Beta Pi is universally recognized as the preeminent engineering honor society that students of all engineering disciplines strive to join.
Why Join?

To be recognized by your peers as being a distinguished scholar with exemplary character.

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Who Can Join?

Learn the scholastic requirements to join as an undergraduate or graduate student, alumni, or practicing engineer.

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Our Mission

As the only academic honor society that confers recognition on eligible individuals from all engineering disciplines, Tau Beta Pi:
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Recognizes those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Maters by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character

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as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering.

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Provides leadership and professional development training for engineering students and alumni members.

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Promotes lifelong alumnus member involvement and cultivates a community of dedicated high achievers.

Benefits of Membership

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Fellowships & Scholarships

Each year, the Association awards up to 30 Fellowships of $10,000 to students for one year of graduate study in any discipline of engineering. Approximately 250 Scholarships of $2,000 are awarded to members for their senior year of study in engineering.

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Awards & Recognition

Annually, Tau Beta Pi recognizes Distinguished Alumni, McDonald Mentor, Outstanding Advisor, and Laureates for contributions to the Association and the engineering community.

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Leadership Development

Tau Beta Pi's award-winning Engineering Futures Program trains alumni to present interactive seminars on teamwork, problem-solving, ethics, inclusion, management, and interpersonal and presentation skills to nearly 4,000 engineering students annually.

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The Bent magazine

This quarterly publication is a powerful voice for the engineering profession and an advocate for recognizing significant engineering contributions. A 4-year subscription is included in the one-time membership fee.

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Networking & Mentoring

Tau Beta Pi is the largest engineering honor society and includes all majors, with 251 collegiate chapters and 45+ alumni chapters across the country. Students are encouraged to attend one of the 16 District Conferences to interact with other engineering students and gain advice from alumni in different industries through panel presentations and discussions.

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Career Assistance

TBP hosts a Grad School & Corporate Recruiting Fair and puts resumes in front of major companies and top schools. Post a resume and browse thousands of jobs on the Association's job board. US Government applicants receive automatic entry-level advancement to GS-7.

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More than 500 members gather annually to conduct the Association's business through committee work and practicing Robert's Rules of Order. Other activities include personal and professional development, chapter management instruction, & networking events. See images

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Member Benefits & Loans

Check out discounts including Dell, PPI, travel, hotel, and more. Browse our job board and network across our social media platforms. Student loans of up to $2,500 are available.


Founded June 15, 1885


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Member Testimonials

Chrisean H. – Chapter President at North Carolina A&T State Univ.

Chrisean H.Being in Tau Beta Pi has provided me the opportunity to observe new experiences and meet an array of different individuals. I was blessed with the opportunity to become chapter president at NC Epsilon. While transitioning from the virtual-heavy climate of quarantining to in person has been challenging, the experience to collaborate with top notch students at my university has been greatly appreciated.

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Julia W. – Chapter President at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville

Julia W.Growing up, I was that kid who always loved math and science, which led me to pursue engineering. Joining Tau Beta Pi allowed me to meet engineering majors with whom I otherwise would not have crossed paths. It also provided me with leadership opportunities and has pushed me to improve my abilities resulting in skills that I can take beyond college.

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Çağatay Ö. – Chapter President at Old Dominion Univ.

Cagatay O.I was born in Turkey, chose to major in mechanical engineering at Old Dominion University, and now I'm doing research to reduce installation and maintenance costs of ocean wave energy converters. Tau Beta Pi gave me a chance to meet and connect with like-minded students and I was awarded a 2021 TBP Scholarship.

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