Tau Beta Pi

The Engineering Honor Society

Our Vision

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 recieve 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, GEICO, 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


And more awarded annually in support of education


Collegiate Chapters


Total Initiated Members

Abraham A.

Kansas Alpha

Abraham A.I joined TBP because I wanted to tap into the opportunities that the organization afforded to its members. Additionally, the fact that the Tau Beta Pi community did not end at the walls of my university was a big motivation, because I knew that my membership would include me in a network of engineers from across the country.

Student Testimonials

Ayushi S.

President and Treasurer of New Jersey Gamma

Ayushi S.I wanted to surround myself with the excellence Tau Beta Pi fosters in its membership, and work with other high-achieving students with integrity to improve resources for my peers and the local community. Additionally, being around such amazing people would inspire me to push myself harder and seek out those meaningful connections to help me grow and develop as an engineer.

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Aaron A.

Apple Engineer

Aaron A.I joined because I thought it would look good on my resume. However, I learned that Tau Beta Pi is a community of scholars, innovators, game-changers, and dreamers. Of course, it has helped my career, but it has been so much more than that!

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Jonathan C.

Wright State University Student

Jonathan C.I joined Tau Beta Pi to become part of an organization much larger than myself. The prestige and honor this organization carries would enable me to create and establish networking connections beyond the abilities of a normal student.

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Wilson M.

WV A, Outgoing President and TBP Fellowship Recipient

Wilson M.Tau Beta Pi creates a community across the engineering fields, preparing engineering students for the interdisciplinary workforce. Because of my involvement in Tau Beta Pi, I have learned what it means to be an engineer as well as how to work with others outside of Civil Engineering.

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Association Leadership

EC MYoussef
Menna M. Youssef, Ph.D.
VA Gamma '04 read bio
EC Alexander
Rachel K. Alexander
Vice President
CA Upsilon '15 read bio
EC Gomulinski
Curtis D. Gomulinski
Executive Director
MI Epsilon '01 read bio
EC Peterson
Michael L. Peterson
IA Alpha '89 read bio
EC Pierce
Russ W. Pierce
WA Alpha '70 read bio
EC Hickling
Ron M. Hickling
CA Epsilon '80 read bio
EC Lin
MingDe Lin, Ph.D.
NY Gamma '01 read bio
EC Morales
George J. Morales, Ph.D.
FL Epsilon '06 read bio
EC Sciacca
Joan M. Sciacca
CA Mu '87 read bio
EC GYoussef
George Youssef
NJ Gamma '01 read bio

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