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OSU’s Tau Beta Pi receives national recognition

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s engineering honor society was recognized at the Tau Beta Pi (TBP) National Convention on September 30, 2022.


Adviser and assistant professor Kurt Rouser, President Craig Mullarky and Vice President Ali Jarekji attended the convention, which was hosted by Tennessee Alpha and the Great Smoky Mountains Alumni Chapters at the Knoxville Convention Center.


OSU’s TBP chapter received The Chapter Excellence award for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The award recognized the program’s outstanding member engagement, headquarters reporting and chapter operations.


“This recognition is a result of our Tau Beta Pi chapter student officers working diligently over the past few years to improve our campus presence and chapter operations,” said Rouser.  “They are committed to the high ideals of this prestigious honor society, recognizing outstanding scholastic achievement and exemplary character.  They are also striving toward more involvement on campus to support all engineering students and encourage breadth of interests outside of engineering.”


The Fellowship Board of TBP also granted five members of OSU’s chapter scholarships for undergraduate study during the 2022-2023 academic school year. Most recipients will receive a cash award of $2,000 for their senior year of engineering study and a few will receive $1,000 for one semester. The students recognized include:


  • Ethan L. Biedenstein majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering
  • Isabell Cook majoring in computer engineering
  • Carly A. Noone majoring in civil engineering
  • John-Todd Wallace majoring in mechanical engineering
  • Karley N. White majoring in chemical engineering 

All TBP scholarships are awarded on high scholarship, campus leadership and service as well as the promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.


TBP is the oldest engineering honor society that crosses all disciplines. It’s dedicated to honoring engineers and building a culture among all of the engineering colleges.

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