Recent Chapter News

  • TBP MI-G awarded R.C. Matthews Outstanding Chapter Award

    The Tau Beta Pi Michigan Gamma Chapter has been awarded the 2014 R.C. Matthews Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2013–2014 academic year. The award was conferred on October 4, 2014 at the 109th annual Convention, held in Spokane, WA.

    Now named in honor of former Executive Director of Tau Beta Pi, Robert Clayton “Red” Matthews, the award was established by “[t]he 1956 Convention ... to encourage and recognize high-grade work by the chapters in both routine and special affairs. The award is based on how well chapter service projects fulfill the objectives of Tau Beta Pi and on the quality and promptness of chapter reports to the Headquarters.” This marks the 3rd time that the chapter has received this award (previously in 1978 and 1980) . Additionally the chapter has received an honorable mention 10 times (most recently in 2009).


  • Update from National Convention

    The U of M chapter has been busy in Spokane, WA for the 2014 National Convention.

    • Voting Delegate and Chapter President Kelsey Hockstad was elected Chair of the 2016 National Convention Site Selection Committee.
    • The 2016 Convention will be held in San Diego, CA, co-hosted by some combination of CA-Ξ, CA-Ψ, and CA-AE
    • The AZ-D and IN-Z chapters were approved by the Convention, and will be chartered later this year.
    • MI-G was awarded a Secretary's Commendation for prompt and perfect completion of all required reports.
    • MI-G was awarded its first ever Membership Award for success in "initiating one more member"
    • MI-G was awarded its 16th consecutive Project Award for performing a wide variety and large number (80 credited projects) of meaningful chapter projects including the 2013 SWE/TBP Convention, Tuesday Breakfast Parties, and our Achatz Free Pi Day.

    At this point, Michigan Gamma remains in the running for the R.C. Matthew's Most Oustanding Chapter Award, the R.H. Nagle Most Improved Chapter Award, and the J.D. Froula Most Improved Membership Award, which will be announced this evening.


  • Welcome Back

    The school year is now fully underway and hopefully classes, extracurriculars, and everything else are going well.

    For TBP, the school year being back means a few things:
    1. Book Swap. Come look for books to buy (or even to sell if you missed out on that), and don't forget to volunteer!
    2. Meetings: The first meeting of the semester (First Actives) is Tuesday, 9 Sept at 6:30pm in 1013 Dow. As always food will be provided
    3. Career Fair: The SWE/TBP Career Fair is right around the corner. Make sure to polish up your resume and to update it on the website. Also look for opportunities to volunteer for Career Fair soon.


Upcoming Events

  • MindSET III

    Help share your love for engineering with 4-5th grade students from area schools!

    When: March 28, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Where: Dow 1013

    No attendance limit. 17 attendees so far.

  • Spring Mentoring Event with TBP Alumni

    The Tau Beta Pi Ann Arbor Area Alumni chapter invites all College of engineering students to a networking/mentoring event. Ask questions and get advice from honored alumni and graduates regarding academics, industry, or employment.

    When: March 28, 2015, 2:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

    Where: Pierpont Commons, East Room

    No attendance limit. 6 attendees so far.

  • Botanical Gardens Restoration

    Join your fellow Tau Bates in helping to remove non-native, invasive plant species and restore the Matthaei Botanical Gardens after a long, harsh winter.

    The work will be outside, giving you a chance to enjoy some fresh air, but remember to dress weather-appropriately.

    When: March 29, 2015, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Where: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Event is 7/9 full.

  • SkyZone

    Come out to SkyZone in Canton and play dodgeball in room full of trampolines! We'll be doing this event with the TBP chapter from the University of Toledo, so it's a great chance to meet some Tau Bates from outside U of M.

    When: March 29, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

    Where: SkyZone Canton

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.

  • Tuesday Breakfast Party

    Like I said, we hungry

    Shifts:

    When: March 31, 2015, 8 a.m.– 9 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 5/5 full.


    When: March 31, 2015, 9 a.m.– 10 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 3/5 full.


    When: March 31, 2015, 10 a.m.– 11 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 4/5 full.


  • Elections I

    It's elections time! Come out and vote for the Fall Semester's Officers. Hang out with the electee teams and active members and enjoy some tasty food.

    When: March 31, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 18 attendees so far.

  • Elections II

    It's elections time! Come out and vote for the Fall Semester's Officers. Hang out with the electee teams and active members and enjoy some tasty food.

    When: March 31, 2015, 6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 4 attendees so far.

  • Elections III

    It's elections time! Come out and vote for the Fall Semester's Officers. Hang out with the electee teams and active members and enjoy some tasty food.

    When: March 31, 2015, 8:30 p.m.– 10 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 10 attendees so far.

  • Sequoia Place IV

    Join us for for our first trip to Sequoia Place!! It's an independent retirement living community located just off campus. Come spend a fun two hours meeting some amazing personalities and helping a few residents solve their tech problems. We will meet at CC Little at 5:30 and then drive to Sequoia Place together. Sequoia Place address: 1131 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    When: April 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

    Where: Meet at CCLittle, Sequoia Place (1131 North Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) (off campus)

    Event is 4/5 full.

  • IM Volleyball III

    Come on down to the IM Building and play some volleyball with your fellow Tau Bates!

    You must make an account on imleagues.com and join our team (TBP) in order to play

    When: April 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

    Where: IM Building

    No attendance limit. 1 attendees so far.

  • Rock n' Bowl

    Join us at Colonial Lanes as we bowl a few frames with the fine people of HKN, IEEE, and SWE! We will be arranging a carpool, so sign up on this google form:

    http://goo.gl/forms/bhEFCSa5Fp

    Hope to see you there!

    When: April 3, 2015, 7 p.m.– 9 p.m.

    Where: Colonial Lanes (1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.

  • Tuesday Breakfast Party

    Like I said, we hungry

    Shifts:

    When: April 7, 2015, 8 a.m.– 9 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 2/5 full.


    When: April 7, 2015, 9 a.m.– 10 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 1/5 full.


    When: April 7, 2015, 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 1/5 full.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon Series 3

    Come to the first installment of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheons. This third and final luncheon's topic is TBD.

    When: April 7, 2015, 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.

    Where: Pierpont Commons East Room

    No attendance limit. 7 attendees so far.

  • Emergency Food Bank

    Help distribute food to low-income families and individuals at the Emergency Food Bank!

    When: April 7, 2015, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

    Where: Northside Community Center 815 Taylor, Ann Arbor

    Event is 3/5 full.

  • Fifth General

    Fifth general meeting of Winter 2015. Come hang out with active members and your electee teams. There will be free food as always.

    When: April 7, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 30 attendees so far.

  • MRelay!!!

    MRelay is Michigan's Relay for Life, an annual community fundraising walk that benefits the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is an organization dedicated to helping people who face cancer by supporting research, patient services, early detection, treatment, and education.Come Relay with TBP and other college of engineering student organizations by joining our team, "College of Engineering".

    To sign up:
    1. Go to mrelay.org
    2. Create a Relay account
    3. Pay the $10 registration fee (which will be reimbursed)
    4. Join our team (College of Engineering)!!!
    5. Email Sara (srus@umich.edu) with your registration fee receipt so we can write you a reimbursement check for the $10 registration fee (see tinyurl.com/relay-receipt for an example of the receipt)

    Joining our team allows you to come to any team events you want to attend. These will include one team bonding event, one team fundraising event, and MRelay! At MRelay, which starts April 11th at 10:00 am and ends the following day at 10:00 am, we will walk around the track, eat food, camp out overnight on Palmer Field, participate in various ceremonies, and much much more! Come for an hour or for the whole event -- it's up to you!

    This event is free for TBP members, so come support this wonderful cause, be with friends, meet new people, and have fun! Ask yourself, WHO DO YOU RELAY FOR?

    Please contact Morgan and Sara with any questions!

    When: April 11, 2015, 10 a.m.– April 12, 2015, 10 a.m.

    Where: Palmer FIeld

    No attendance limit. 0 attendees so far.

  • Tuesday Breakfast Party

    Like I said, we hungry

    Shifts:

    When: April 14, 2015, 8 a.m.– 9 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 1/5 full.


    When: April 14, 2015, 9 a.m.– 10 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 0/5 full.


    When: April 14, 2015, 10 a.m.– 11 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 0/5 full.


  • Planet Rock Climb Night!

    Take a break from studying and join us for an exclusive TBP climb night at Planet Rock! This event will be $10, which is a steal compared to the $44 that is normally required for all new Planet Rock climbers. This indoor climbing facility is one of the largest in the midwest, and it's right in our backyard!

    Oh, you've only climbed trees in your backyard when you were little? Great, so has everyone else; no experience is necessary! All participants will be trained on proper climbing and belaying techniques. Oh, you're nervous that people will judge you for not knowing how to climb? Well no need to fear; we'll have the entire gym to ourselves! All equipment (shoes, harness, etc.) will be provided, so just wear something comfortable to climb in.

    Each participant will be required to pay $10 prior to the event, which can be given to Lance Schmidt at any time, or to any officer during office hours. This event has limited spots, so sign up now if interested! We will also be carpooling to and from the event, so don't worry if you don't have a car.

    When: April 25, 2015, 8 p.m.– 11 p.m.

    Where: Planet Rock Ann Arbor

    Event is 4/20 full.

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