Engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, inducts 23 new members

The Rhode Island Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, inducted 23 new members at Brown University in a ceremony held Friday, Dec. 8. Twelve juniors were inducted along with 11 seniors.

Among the 12 juniors elected were: Christopher Bianco ’25 (mechanical engineering), Kylie Eckert ’25 (biomedical engineering), Daniela Jayinski, ’25 (chemical engineering), Jared Johnson ’25 (mechanical engineering), Nazarii Koval, ’25 (mechanical engineering), Tamar Kreitman, ’25 (electrical engineering), Alan Mach ’25 (biomedical engineering), Paul Ogan ’25 (biomedical engineering), Adam Orlow ’25 (environmental engineering), Jason Pien ’25 (computer engineering), Allison Stein ’25 (chemical engineering) and Sabrina Tolppi ’25 (biomedical engineering).

The 11 seniors selected were Filip Aubrecht ’24 (engineering), Venkatsai Bellala ’24 (biomedical engineering), Declan Boyle ’24 (electrical engineering), Sai Chamarthi ’24  (biomedical engineering), Injy El-Dib ’24 (biomedical engineering), Kyumin Kim ’24 (materials science and engineering), Nina Li ’24 (biomedical engineering), Daniel Marella ’24 (mechanical engineering), Christopher Shin ’24 (biomedical engineering), Nop Toemtrisna ’24 (electrical engineering), and Kofi Young ’24 (mechanical engineering). 

Tau Beta Pi, founded in 1885, is the second oldest Greek-letter honor society in America; the oldest is Phi Beta Kappa. While Phi Beta Kappa is restricted to students in the liberal arts, Tau Beta Pi is designed to “offer appropriate recognition for superior scholarship and exemplary character to students in engineering.”

In order to be inducted into the prestigious honor society, juniors must rank in the top eighth of their class and seniors must rank in the top fifth of their class. 

The Rhode Island Alpha chapter is an honor society for outstanding engineering students, and it also provides a vehicle for these students to assume a role of leadership at Brown and to be of distinctive service. Tau Beta Pi members are active in a variety of other engineering student organizations, and members also lead prospective engineering student tours of Barus and Holley and the Engineering Research Center.