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FEMA Engineering Student Elected to Membership in Tau Beta Pi


In April of this year, FEMA employee and engineering student Tyler Farrington was elected to membership in the Michigan Kappa Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Tyler is a senior mechanical engineering major at Western Michigan University. Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.

Tyler is shown next to the Bent monument at WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Parkview Campus. The Bent is the symbol of Tau Beta Pi; a watch key in the shape of a trestle (the load-bearing part of a bridge), representing Tau Beta Pi's principle of Integrity and Excellence In Engineering.

There are now collegiate chapters at 244 US colleges and universities, 42 active alumni chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of approximately 564,000. Notable members include two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. More information about Tau Beta Pi, its mission, and its history can be found at http://www.tbp.org/about.cfm.

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