Recent Chapter News

  • Apply to be a F17 Chair

    Chair applications for next semester are now open until April 19th at 11:59 PM. Being a chair is a great way to earn your leadership credit while having influence over the chapter but not as much of a time commitment as an officer. Want to design the next t-shirt or get more TBP swag? Improve our alumni relations? Interact with company representatives? Then we have a chair position for you!

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!

    Apply through the link below with a few short answers:
    tinyurl.com/F17Chairs


  • Introducing the F17 Officer Corps!

    Congratulations to all of those who will be serving the chapter next semester!

    President: Joanna Ciatti
    Vice President: Greg Willett
    Graduate Vice President: Ciara Caldwell
    Secretary: Elvhin Encarnacion
    Professional Development Officer: Kevin Greenman
    Service Coordinator: David Martel
    Campus Outreach: Alexa Cichon
    Activities Officer: Rachel Fenberg
    K-12 Officers: Ryan Miller and Michael Panagos
    Chapter Development: Ilkka Kovanen
    Membership Officer: Jeeho Lee
    Publicity Officer: Katelyn Kaniewski
    Historian: Keenan Harvis
    Advisor: Gunseli Onder (1 year)


  • Congratulations to the W17 Officer Corps!

    President: Morgan Chencinski
    Secretary: Joanna Ciatti
    Vice President: Alexa Cichon
    Graduate Vice President: Ethan Pacheck
    Treasurer: Angelo Vozza
    Convention Arrangements Officer: Eshita Khera
    Professional Development: Patrick McCauley
    EVPs: Ben Cohen and Brianna Lax
    Service Coordinator: David Martel
    K-12 Outreach: Mackenna Hill & Ryan Miller
    Campus Outreach: Ilkka Kovenen
    Activities Officer: Zaid Khatib
    Chapter Development: Christopher Swenson
    Membership Officer: Gregory Willett
    Publicity Officer: Elvhin Encarnacion
    Historian: Keenan Harvis


Upcoming Events

  • New Initiatives II

    The second New Initiatives meeting for the semester! Come and discuss new ideas for TBP and changes we can make to improve the chapter. Bring your ideas and your appetites – food will be provided!

    Topics: TBA

    When: Tue. Oct. 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

    Where: 1013 DOW

    No attendance limit. 31 attendees so far.

  • Graduate Electee Interviews (Actives)

    As a part of the electing process, the prospective graduate electees needed to attend 1 half-hour interview. Character Interviews and their character essays (found in their responses to the "Electee Questionnaire") are used to evaluate whether electees demonstrate "exemplary character". Dress code is casual.

    Shifts:

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  • Graduate Electee Interviews (Electees)

    As a part of the electing process, the prospective graduate electees needed to attend 1 half-hour interview. Character Interviews and their character essays (found in their responses to the "Electee Questionnaire") are used to evaluate whether electees demonstrate "exemplary character". Dress code is casual.

    Shifts:

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  • Undergraduate Interviews (Actives)

    To ensure that all electees have exemplary characters, actives interview individuals who would like to join TBP. Please arrive within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time (to allow for travel from class).

    Shifts:

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  • Undergraduate Interviews (Electees)

    To ensure that all electees have exemplary characters, actives interview individuals who would like to join TBP. Please arrive within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time (to allow for travel from class).

    Shifts:

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  • Sequoia Place III

    Sequoia Place is a retirement community that we visit every other week to provide the residents with technical support. Typical problems include e-mail support, teaching residents how to use tablets, and other relatively simple technical problems.

    When: Wed. Oct. 18, 2017, 7 p.m.– 9 p.m.

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

    Event is 1/5 full.

  • Cantina with HKN

    Come join our friends in HKN for a fun night at Cantina! Free food and great times will be had. Space is limited so sign up now!

    When: Thu. Oct. 19, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

    Where: Cantina on S. University

    Event is 7/30 full.

  • Grad Dessert Night Series: Iorio's Gelateria


    Graduate students meet for socializing and dessert at local Ann Arbor dessert shops. A different shop is sampled every time, and the chapter covers the cost.
    Note: First Shift for Electees only.
    Both shift are same time.

    Shifts:

    When: Thu. Oct. 19, 2017, 8:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Where: 522 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Shift is 3/7 full.


    When: Thu. Oct. 19, 2017, 8:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Where: 522 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Shift is 7/8 full.


  • Concert + Ice Cream

    Join the UM Symphony Band for their second concert of the year, "Traditions and Innovations," followed by ice cream at Ben & Jerry's! Free admission, free ice cream.

    When: Fri. Oct. 20, 2017, 8 p.m.– 10 p.m.

    Where: Hill Auditorium

    No attendance limit. 12 attendees so far.

  • Mattheai Botanical Gardens

    Help clean up the Mattheai Botanical Gardens forestry and wildlife preserve! Dress for the weather, and bring your game A-game! We'll be meeting our friends in Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) and travelling to the gardens.

    For more details and to sign-in, please contact Ali Shand (hkn-projects@umich.edu; (517) 899-8178). We'll be meeting at the League at 8:30 AM.

    When: Sat. Oct. 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

    Where: Mattheai Botanical Gardens

    Event is 5/10 full.

  • Science Activities Volunteering at Hands-On Museum

    A fun service event at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum leading interactive educational activities for kids. Learn ways to communicate science accessibly, support a local museum, and engage with families in our community.

    When: Sat. Oct. 21, 2017, 2 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.

    Where: Hands-On Museum (220 E. Ann Street)

    Event is 4/4 full.

  • MindSet 1

    The program is designed around learn-design-build-test modules. The modules cover topics in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, along with their engineering applications such as bridges, circuits, and water rockets. The design-build activities involve groups of 4–5 school students working together with 2–3 college students. This structure provides a fun-filled and creative learning experience for school students, and also creates opportunities for college students to share their experience with learning engineering.

    When: Sun. Oct. 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

    Where: DOW

    Event is 4/16 full.

  • Grad Dessert Night Series: Blank Slate Creamery

    Graduate students meet for socializing and dessert at local Ann Arbor dessert shops. A different shop is sampled every time, and the chapter covers the cost.
    Note: First Shift for Electees only.
    Both shift are same time.

    Shifts:

    When: Sun. Oct. 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Where: 300 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Shift is 2/5 full.


    When: Sun. Oct. 22, 2017, 8:31 p.m.–9:31 p.m.

    Where: 300 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Shift is 4/5 full.


  • The Breakfast Party IV

    Come help give out free bagels at The Breakfast Party! Spread the joy of free food and maybe even enjoy a bagel yourself! Shifts are broken up by half hour, but feel free to sign up for more than one shift.

    Shifts:

    When: Mon. Oct. 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m.– 9 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 3/3 full.


    When: Mon. Oct. 23, 2017, 9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 3/3 full.


    When: Mon. Oct. 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 3/3 full.


    When: Mon. Oct. 23, 2017, 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

    Where: Duderstadt Connector

    Shift is 3/3 full.


  • Second Actives

    We'll be recommending electees to Third Actives. What else will we do at Second Actives? Find out when I update the event description...

    When: Tue. Oct. 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 22 attendees so far.

  • Knitwits

    Come out and help assemble lap blankets for the Knitwits organization while watching a movie! These blankets will be locally distributed to domestic shelters,
    agencies serving the homeless, community centers, and others in need.
    Food will be provided!!!

    When: Wed. Oct. 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

    Where: 1690 BBB

    No attendance limit. 6 attendees so far.

  • Volunteering at Leslie Science and Nature Center

    Winter is coming! Come and help LSNC prepare for the winter! In addition, this is a great way to get a free guided tour and observe uncommon reptiles and birds.

    When: Sat. Oct. 28, 2017, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Where: 1831 Traver Road Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

    Event is 4/20 full.

  • MindSET 2

    The program is designed around learn-design-build-test modules. The modules cover topics in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, along with their engineering applications such as bridges, circuits, and water rockets. The design-build activities involve groups of 4–5 school students working together with 2–3 college students. This structure provides a fun-filled and creative learning experience for school students, and also creates opportunities for college students to share their experience with learning engineering.

    When: Sun. Oct. 29, 2017, 12:30 p.m.– 4 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    Event is 5/16 full.

  • Grad Dessert Night Series: Michigan Creamery

    Graduate students meet for socializing and dessert at local Ann Arbor dessert shops. A different shop is sampled every time, and the chapter covers the cost.
    Note: First Shift for Electees only.
    Both shift are same time.

    Shifts:

    When: Sun. Oct. 29, 2017, 8:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Where: 302 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Shift is 1/5 full.


    When: Sun. Oct. 29, 2017, 8:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Where: 302 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Shift is 4/5 full.


  • Third General

    Wait...a meeting on Monday?! Happy Halloween, folks!

    Electee groups and actives get to hear spooky chapter announcements. Groups will probably play a scary game or something...competition never hurt anyone!

    Yeah there's free food at this one too.

    When: Mon. Oct. 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Where: 1013 Dow

    No attendance limit. 26 attendees so far.

  • Halloween Party!

    Are you ready to get spooky? The bullpen orgs are going all out to throw the best Halloween shindig you've ever seen. Join us for a night of fun including a long list of potential fun and games that are being planned as we speak. Candy, costumes, jack o'lanterns, and much more await you.

    When: Tue. Oct. 31, 2017, 6 p.m.– 8 p.m.

    Where: EECS atrium

    No attendance limit. 4 attendees so far.

  • Sequoia Place IV

    Sequoia Place is a retirement community that we visit every other week to provide the residents with technical support. Typical problems include e-mail support, teaching residents how to use tablets, and other relatively simple technical problems.

    When: Wed. Nov. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

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

    Event is 2/5 full.

  • MindSet 3

    The program is designed around learn-design-build-test modules. The modules cover topics in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, along with their engineering applications such as bridges, circuits, and water rockets. The design-build activities involve groups of 4–5 school students working together with 2–3 college students. This structure provides a fun-filled and creative learning experience for school students, and also creates opportunities for college students to share their experience with learning engineering.

    When: Sun. Nov. 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m.–4 p.m.

    Where: DOW

    Event is 1/16 full.

  • Movie Night: Thor: Ragnarok

    Members met to watch a film together and enjoy each other's company. TBP covers the ticket cost.

    Shifts:

    When: Thu. Nov. 9, 2017, 8:40 p.m.– 10:40 p.m.

    Where: 4100 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Shift is 2/5 full.


    When: Thu. Nov. 9, 2017, 8:40 p.m.– 10:40 p.m.

    Where: 4100 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Shift is 5/5 full.


  • Cub Scouts Day

    Cub Scouts Day is an activity hosted by TBP that allows local Cub Scouts to come to campus and earn their Engineering Adventure badge. It brings in scout packs from across the state of Michigan every semester. We teach the scouts about material related to the
    practice of engineering in a fun environment through numerous activities, including an electronics module, a bridge module, a catapult module, and the most popular part: designing a landing craft for an egg drop! We also had the Scouts fill out a questionnaire that obligated them to speak to several different types of engineers on what kind of things they do and projects they work on.

    Shifts:

    When: Sun. Nov. 12, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Where: EECS Atrium

    No attendance limit. 5 attendees so far.


    When: Sun. Nov. 12, 2017, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Where: EECS Atrium

    No attendance limit. 1 attendees so far.


  • Lauren's Senior Recital

    Hi everyone! I'm having my senior recital this semester to fulfill requirements of my French horn performance degree! Program TBA but I can promise it'll be a night of fun music, followed by some tasty treats. More details to come!

    Sunday, November 12, 7:30 pm
    McIntosh Hall, Moore Building (School of Music, North Campus)

    When: Sun. Nov. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.– 9 p.m.

    Where: McIntosh, Moore Building

    No attendance limit. 3 attendees so far.

  • Sequoia Place V

    Sequoia Place is a retirement community that we visit every other week to provide the residents with technical support. Typical problems include e-mail support, teaching residents how to use tablets, and other relatively simple technical problems.

    When: Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

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

    Event is 0/5 full.

  • Ice Skating

    Social event at Yost ice arena. TBP members skated on the same ice as the varsity hockey team, and got to know some fellow Tau Bates in the process!

    When: Sat. Dec. 2, 2017, 1 p.m.– 2 p.m.

    Where: 1116 S State Street Ann Arbor

    Event is 10/10 full.

  • Banquet

    Celebrate the completion of the semester, the election of Candidates to Active membership, and the successful attainment of DA/PA status!

    All Active members are welcome to attend for free!

    +1's are invited to attend, with a cost of $10 per person. Please send the money to Angelo Vozza or David Martel. Cash, check, Paypal, Venmo all accepted.

    When: Sat. Dec. 9, 2017, 6 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

    Where: The Graduate Hotel on S. State Street

    No attendance limit. 9 attendees so far.

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