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

  • Book Swap

    Come help with Book Swap! Bring a laptop when you show up for your shift.


    Click event for shift details

  • First Actives

    First actives meeting of the semester! Come catch up with your fellow Tau Bates and enjoy some free food! This meeting is required to achieve DA/PA status and is for actives only.

    We are happy to announce that Joy Adams from the Multidisciplinary Design Program will be joining us to give a talk on LinkedIn: What are recruiters looking for when they see your profile? What should you include in each section? What are the opitmal settings to be "discovered"? As a former recruiter herself, Joy gives many very useful professional development talks to student orgs on campus.

    Important notes: the talk will last 40 minutes and you must bring a laptop and have a LinkedIn account already made to fully participate. Hope to see you there!

    When: Sept. 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 10 attendees so far.

  • posT-Baccalaureate Pals Kick-Off Social

    Calling all undergraduate students considering grad school and current graduate students! Join us for a social event to kick off the posT-Baccalaureate Pals (TBPals) program, which will pair potential future grad students with current grad student mentors. It'll be great time to meet potential pals and others in similar situations, as well as mix, mingle, and be merry!

    When: Sept. 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: Basement of Ashley's

    No attendance limit. 4 attendees so far.

  • First General

    Come join us for our first general meeting of the semester! This meeting is required for anyone interested in joining Tau Beta Pi. Join us to learn about the advantages of membership in TBP, meet the active members and officers, and enjoy some awesome free food!

    When: Sept. 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 6 attendees so far.

  • Youth Protection Training

    Attend Youth Protection Training for K12 Events!

    Completing YPT can be done online at When finished, please send a copy of the completion certificate to

    When: Oct. 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m.–11 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    Event is 2/200 full.

  • MindSET I

    MindSET is a STEM education initiative started by TBP. The program is designed around learn-design-build-test modules.

    Along with other TBP volunteers you will lead a small group of grade schoolers through completing a worksheet and a hands-on project. Come share your engineering knowledge and enthusiasm!

    When: Oct. 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

    Where: 1013 DOW

    No attendance limit. 2 attendees so far.

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