Tau Beta Pi Inducts 19 New Members


The Yale chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, inducted 19 new members at a Nov. 10 ceremony.

Tau Beta Pi is second-oldest honor society in the United States, with active chapters at 244 U.S. colleges and universities with a total initiated membership of about 564,000. The society was founded when the nation's oldest honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, sought to restrict its membership to students in the liberal arts.

Of students majoring in engineering, only the top one-eighth of juniors and the top one-fifth of seniors are eligible for Tau Beta Pi membership, with elections at Yale held twice per year. The newest inductees from the 2015 fall ceremony are:

In photo (above), from left to right: Jonathan Karp '16, Kevin Nguyen '16 (back), Margaret Omori '16, Eva Albalghiti '17 (middle), Thomas Ryan '16 (back), Emily Barnes '17, Sydney Costantini '17, Philip Piper '16 (back), Christine Wu '16, Adam Sokol '17 (back), Stanislaw Swidwinski '17, Joseph Kohrman-Glaser '17 (back), Nicholas Nordlund '17, Brandon Hudik '17 (back), Mitchell Weldon '17 (middle), Genevieve Fowler '16, Amy Kolor '17, Michael Hoot '17, and Nicholas Sehlinger '17.