OU's Tau Beta Pi chapter receives scholarship
The Oakland University Chapter of Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi received a $500 Scholarship for three years of hard work on community, social, and academic activities.
The scholarship, presented in May, was awarded for services conducted throughout OU and the surrounding community , while students maintained a productive role in social activities. OU’s chapter is one of 19 who received the scholarship, among the national organization’s 245 active chapters. The Michigan Theta Chapter has won this scholarship 27 years in a row.
Robert Van Til, Ph.D., is chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at OU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science and serves as school’s Theta chapter chief adviser.
“The winning chapters are based on projects and how they went above and beyond,” Van Til said.
This honor society is a group of engineering enthusiasts who as a whole contribute to helping not only one another on their path to learning at Oakland University, but who put forth effort in being socially and charitably involved with their community. In order to fulfill requirements of the chapter’s community service hours they volunteered at local places such as the Baldwin House and Gleaners.
“Tau Beta Pi members have a wonderful place to grow professionally, academically, and socially as students and leaders, and I firmly believe that I will help to further this tradition,” Chapter President Matthew Bloom said.
The distribution of the scholarship earnings will be awarded to the chapter member who has exceeded expectations in service events, social interactions, and the representation of what it means to be an exceptional member of Tau Beta Pi on and around campus.