Recent Chapter News

  • Actives - Apply to Attend National Convention


    This year nationals is planning to host national convention in person in Knoxville Tennessee from October 21st-23rd. This event brings together representatives from every chapter (and alumni chapter) in the country to discuss topics related to TBP and meet other Tau Bates! Every year our chapter brings a few active members to attend convention, so if you are an active member interested in attending please submit the following application no later than Friday September 24th at 11:59pm!

    https://forms.gle/3mH8b2mwf9ZGFiis7


  • F21 Officer Nominations Now Open!

    With Elections coming up on Tuesday, April 6th, now is the time to nominate yourself or another active or electee for a F21 Officer position! Head to For Members > Elections to make a nomination or read about a position's responsibilities. All Officers are open to talking with you about our positions - send us a message or join our office hours to chat!


  • W21 Office Hours

    Come hang out with our officers! We would love to meet you, answer your questions, or just chat. Our office hours schedule is posted at Calendar > Google Calendar > "Click Here to View the Calendar of Officer Office Hours" (bottom of page), or at this link:
    tbpmi.ga/officehours

    Shoot any of us an email or Slack message to meet at a different time!


Upcoming Events

  • Executive Team Office Hours

    Come to meet your Fall 2021 Executive Team! We will be in the bullpen, or come visit us on Zoom if you can't come in-person!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • Engineering Futures: Negotiating Job Offers

    “Negotiating.” Too often this word makes many of us uncomfortable..... right alongside “public speaking.” As Dr. Chester Karrass, a famous negotiation educator, famously entitled a book: "In Business as in Life – You Don't Get What You Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate." Visualize an x-y chart: the y-axis represents your compensation; the x-axis represents time. As we all have learned from calculus, taking the integral of that curve will yield the area under that curve. And that area represents our cumulative earned compensation!!! It’s important to negotiate a job offer. We’ll spend an interactive session addressing these topics and sharing experiences: Can I negotiate a job offer? I’m certain I can’t negotiate my first job offer after graduating..... can I? Is a job offer more than just salary? (Spoiler alert: YES!) Techniques for negotiating a job offer. Answering the dreaded “Tell me your salary” and “What are your salary expectations?” questions.

    When: Mon. Oct. 18, 2021, 8 p.m.– 9 p.m.

    Where: Virtual - Register at link provided

    No attendance limit. 12 attendees so far.

  • Breakfast Party I

    Sign up to help hand out free bagels to the UM engineering community!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • New Initiatives 2

    Come meet your fellow Tau Bates and earn a service hour by talking about ways to improve the chapter! Actives and electees welcome. Topic TBD.

    Shifts:

    When: Tue. Oct. 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

    Where: Zoom (https://tbpmi.ga/ni-zoom)

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.


    When: Tue. Oct. 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

    Where: 2505 GGBL

    No attendance limit. 35 attendees so far.


  • Executive Team Office Hours

    Come meet your executive team for Fall 2021! We will be in the bullpen and on zoom to answer any questions you have, or if you want to stop by and get to know us and our roles more!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • Executive Team Office Hours

    Come meet your executive team for Fall 2021! We will be in the bullpen and on zoom to answer any questions you have, or if you want to stop by and get to know us and our roles more!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • Graduate Application Presentation

    Intending to go for a master's or Ph.D.? Do you have questions about what you need to do and how to do it?

    During this event, a presentation on the graduate application process will lead into a Q&A session with a panel of experts.

    Shifts:

    When: Wed. Oct. 20, 2021, 4 p.m.– 5 p.m.

    Where: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93332236326

    No attendance limit. 4 attendees so far.


    When: Wed. Oct. 20, 2021, 4 p.m.– 5 p.m.

    Where: DOW 1005

    No attendance limit. 4 attendees so far.


  • Events Team Office Hours

    Stop by the Bullpen (1226 EECS) or over Zoom (tbpmi.ga/events_oh) for any questions you might have about electing, our upcoming service events, or pursuing leadership roles!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • Engineering Futures: Strategies for Managing Debt

    In this session, there will be a short presentation followed by Q & A, so bring your questions. Matt will share information on the types of debt: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. He’ll discuss rules of thumb, debt ratios, credit scores, budgeting, goal setting, and optimization, refinancing, and consolidation considerations all while helping you “plan for debt.”

    When: Wed. Oct. 20, 2021, 8 p.m.– 9 p.m.

    Where: Virtual - Register at link provided

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.

  • Executive Team Office Hours

    Come meet your executive team for Fall 2021! We will be in the bullpen and on zoom to answer any questions you have, or if you want to stop by and get to know us and our roles more!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • Grad Social 2 - Coffee Hour

    Come join your fellow grad students for a coffee break.

    Shifts:

    When: Fri. Oct. 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Where: Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94794550972 (Passcode: 1885)

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.


    When: Fri. Oct. 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Where: In-person: TBD

    No attendance limit. 15 attendees so far.


  • Nature Area Preservation Stewardship Day-Kuebler

    Join us in helping to remove invasive species from our local parks.

    When: Sat. Oct. 23, 2021, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Where: 650 Beechwood Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Event is 15/30 full.

  • Ann Arbor Probility Marathon

    The Ann Arbor Probility Marathon helps charity organizations who promote mental health and awareness raise funds. We are partnering with The Eric Domanico Foundation to provide volunteers for the event. Shifts are 4 hours long and include setup, tear down, aid stations, etc on either Sat 10/23 or Sunday 10/24 (Marathon day).

    When: Sat. Oct. 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m.– Sun. Oct. 24, 2021, 2 p.m.

    Where: Ann Arbor

    No attendance limit. 24 attendees so far.

  • Maize and Blue Cupboard Volunteering

    Visit the Maize and Blue Cupboard on Central Campus and help restock the shelves with donated pantry items! Volunteers will unload boxed, canned, and fresh food items from Food Gatherers so that these items can be made available to students, faculty, and staff. Please sign up on the MBC website, as space in the cupboard is limited.
    https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/48035

    When: Sun. Oct. 24, 2021, 12:30 p.m.– 2 p.m.

    Where: Maize and Blue Cupboard inside Betsy Barbour

    Event is 4/4 full.

  • EF: Mastering Your Schedule and Time

    Feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list and uncertain how to manage your time and tasks most effectively? Join Dr. Dirk Colbry to learn about how to develop a trusted system and gain mastery over your task lists and schedules. Gain practical skills that you can put into practice right away to pare down your inbox, tame your to-dos, and get your calendar under control. Live Q&A welcome!

    When: Mon. Oct. 25, 2021, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: Virtual - Register at link provided

    No attendance limit. 5 attendees so far.

  • 3rd Actives

    This is the second Actives meeting of the semester. Electees are not allowed to attend. Join us virtually or in person!

    Shifts:

    When: Tue. Oct. 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

    Where: https://umich.zoom.us/j/3228497877

    No attendance limit. 8 attendees so far.


    When: Tue. Oct. 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

    Where: 2505 GGBL

    No attendance limit. 10 attendees so far.


  • Knitwits II

    Knitwits Round 2, featuring more fun fabrics and more sharp scissors! We will be making hand-tied fleece blankets for donation. No experience is necessary, we will provide all the materials and show you what to do. Food will be provided for in-person attendees.

    If you want to participate but can't make it to the in-person event, please contact one of the project leaders.

    When: Thu. Oct. 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: TBD

    Event is 11/25 full.

  • Professional Headshots

    This is a free opportunity for TBP members to get a professional headshot for use on LinkedIn and other platforms.
    Past attendees are still using these pictures years in the future!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • Merit Badge Day

    Help teach several technology and EECS related Merit Badges to youth in the BSA. While helpful, programming experience is not required.

    When: Sat. Oct. 30, 2021, 9 a.m.– 5:15 p.m.

    Where: Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building

    Event is 10/10 full.

  • Nature Area Preservation Stewardship Day--Gallup

    Join us in helping to remove invasive species from our local parks.

    When: Sat. Oct. 30, 2021, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

    Where: 3225 Gallup Park Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Event is 17/30 full.

  • Breakfast Party II

    Sign up to help hand out free bagels to the UM engineering community!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • New Initiatives 3

    Come meet your fellow Tau Bates and earn a service hour by talking about ways to improve the chapter! Actives and electees welcome. Topic TBD.

    When: Tue. Nov. 2, 2021, 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

    Where: 2505 GGBL

    No attendance limit. 22 attendees so far.

  • Engineering Futures: Communicating with Purpose

    Effective networking can foster learning,
    invite collaborations, and uncover new opportunities for
    personal and professional success. The “First Contact”
    module explores the ways that new people, new tasks, new
    resources and new contexts can impact interpersonal
    communications. Participants will learn the value of first
    contact in different settings (networking, elevator pitches, consulting) and build specific skills for communicating in unfamiliar situations, with the goal of developing connections, sharing ideas and building partnerships. Live Q&A welcome!

    When: Tue. Nov. 2, 2021, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: Virtual - Register at link provided

    No attendance limit. 1 attendees so far.

  • Serco Corporate Info Session

    Want to be apart of one of the Top 100 Internship Programs in the nation and work for a company that support your early career endeavors? Come learn about early career opportunities at Serco at their company information session on November 3rd from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Throughout this session you will hear about the day-to-day life as an engineer at Serco from a professional within the company and learn about the competitive atmosphere of its internship program. Come network and learn about how you can join their talent community for future career opportunities!

    Register at the QR code below.

    When: Wed. Nov. 3, 2021, 6 p.m.– 7 p.m.

    Where: https://umich.zoom.us/j/96459663126

    No attendance limit. 4 attendees so far.

  • Grad Social 3 - Ice Cream/Bubble Tea Social

    Come join your fellow grad students for an ice cream/bubble tea.

    Shifts:

    When: Fri. Nov. 5, 2021, 5 p.m.– Thu. Nov. 11, 2021,6 p.m.

    Where: In-person: TBD

    No attendance limit. 11 attendees so far.


    When: Fri. Nov. 5, 2021, 5 p.m.–6 p.m.

    Where: Zoom : https://umich.zoom.us/j/96644268758 (Passcode:1885)

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.


  • Nature Area Preservation Stewardship Day-Lakewood

    Join us in helping to remove invasive species from our local parks.

    When: Sat. Nov. 6, 2021, 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.

    Where: 400 Sunnywood Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Event is 12/30 full.

  • MindSET 1

    MindSET is BACK in person! We'll be working with 4th and 5th grade students for an afternoon on an educational Lunar Landers engineering module.

    When: Sun. Nov. 7, 2021, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

    Where: TBD

    Event is 15/15 full.

  • EF: Using the 5 Forces of Career Acceleration

    Many engineers are trying to think about first jobs, new jobs, upgraded opportunities, and other ways to accelerate their careers. The 5 Forces of Career Acceleration detail a roadmap to go from "What do I want?" to "I made it!" Join us as we talk about how to get career clarity, find mentors build a personal brand, and more!

    When: Wed. Nov. 10, 2021, 7 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: Virtual - Register at link provided

    No attendance limit. 1 attendees so far.

  • Nature Area Preservation Stewardship Day-Berkshire

    Join us in helping to remove invasive species from our local parks.

    When: Sat. Nov. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.

    Where: 3070 Warwick Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Event is 19/30 full.

  • Laser Tag

    Oh yeah, it's time for laser tag.

    When: Sat. Nov. 13, 2021, 6 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: Zap Zone (Ypsi)

    Event is 30/30 full.

  • MindSET 2

    MindSET is BACK in person! We'll be working with 4th and 5th grade students for an afternoon on the historic Water Bottle Rockets module.

    When: Sun. Nov. 14, 2021, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

    Where: TBD

    Event is 15/15 full.

  • Breakfast Party III

    Sign up to help hand out free bagels to the UM engineering community!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • EF: Problem Solving and Decision Making

    This presentation focuses on creative problem solving in the context of industry. Learn how to become an effective facilitator for problem solving and decision making activities. Specific skills for facilitating brainstorming sessions are discussed, along with practical tools for helping groups distill the results of brainstorming into actionable solutions and activities to help spark creativity. Live Q&A welcome!

    When: Thu. Nov. 18, 2021, 7 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: Virtual - Register at link provided

    No attendance limit. 1 attendees so far.

  • Cub Scouts Day

    Interact with Cub Scouts as you teach them about fun engineering concepts through a variety of fun modules. Also, we're back in person again!

    Shifts:

    When: Sun. Nov. 21, 2021, 9:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

    Where: EECS Atrium

    Shift is 15/30 full.


    When: Sun. Nov. 21, 2021, 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Where: EECS Atrium

    Shift is 8/10 full.


    When: Sun. Nov. 21, 2021, 12:15 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.

    Where: EECS Atrium

    Shift is 3/10 full.


    When: Sun. Nov. 21, 2021, 1:15 p.m.–4 p.m.

    Where: EECS Atrium

    Shift is 0/5 full.


  • MindSET 3

    This MindSET will be reserved virtual for students or volunteers unable to make previous in-person MindSETs, or if you just want to come to this one! This MindSET we'll be working with the 4th and 5th graders on a Bridges module.

    When: Sun. Nov. 28, 2021, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

    Where: Zoom (link TBD)

    Event is 5/15 full.

  • Breakfast Party IV

    Sign up to help hand out free bagels to the UM engineering community!

    Shifts:

    Click event for shift details

  • 5th General

    Last meeting with all of the electees before initiation! Should be a lot of fun! Join us virtually or in person.

    Shifts:

    When: Tue. Nov. 30, 2021, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

    Where: TBD in person

    No attendance limit. 2 attendees so far.


    When: Tue. Nov. 30, 2021, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

    Where: https://umich.zoom.us/j/3228497877 (Password 1885)

    No attendance limit. 1 attendees so far.


  • Mock Interview Workshop

    At this event, members will receive an overview of what to expect from behavioral interviews. There will also be an opportunity to practice your skills in one-on-one mock interviews with fellow members.

    Offered in-person and virtually the day of, as well as asynchronously.

    Shifts:

    When: Thu. Dec. 9, 2021, 10:29 p.m.– 11:59 p.m.

    Where: Asynchronously (register using form)

    No attendance limit. 5 attendees so far.


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