2020 Bent Ceremony

Our chapter’s annual Bent Ceremony, where we ask our new members to create and show off a bent, was this weekend.  So much creativity and ingenuity was shown by everyone!  There were bents made out of baked goods, CAD bents, drawn bents, paper bents, macrame bents, Minecraft bents, and more.  Members voted on their favorite bents of the day, and here are the winners:

First Place: ShuLan Holmes-Farley

Second Place: Gayatri Sundar Rajan

Third Place: Mackenzie Obenreder

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Welcome from the 2020-2021 e-board!

Hello all! This is the 2020-2021 e-board of Tau Beta Pi. We are now in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but that won’t deter us from our goal to keep our Massachusetts Eta Chapter going with inducting new members, the Bent ceremony, and creating a supportive engineering community. Nice to meet you all!

Here are some personal introductions from our e-board:

 

Our President is Meghan Griffin (BME):

Hi, my name is Meghan, and I am a senior in biomedical engineering.  I’m really excited to serve as the president of BU’s Tau Beta Pi chapter this year!  Around campus (when there isn’t a pandemic), you can find me helping out with Dean’s Host events, taking full advantage of my Ingalls printer quota, tutoring at the ERC, and ordering sugary beverages from Starbucks.  In my spare time, I love to read, do yoga, and ride and show my Quarter Horse. 

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Our Vice-President is Sadie Allen (CE):

Hello, my name is Sadie and I am a senior studying computer engineering and mathematics. I love singing and making music and I am involved in Chordially Yours, one of BU’s all-female a cappella groups. When I am at school I spend a lot of time running on the Esplanade and studying at Pavement, croissant in hand. I am so happy to be serving on E-Board for Tau Beta Pi this year! 

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Our Treasurer is Daniel Bradford (MechE):

Hey everyone, my name is Daniel and I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Math. I will be serving as TBP’s Treasurer for the 2020-21 academic year! When I’m not in class, you can find me at FitRec training and competing with BU’s Men’s Swim Team, crushing plates in the West Campus dining hall, and consuming large quantities of Dunkin cold brew. My interests include aerospace, 3D printing, and long naps.

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Our Historian is Ben Chan (CE):

Hi, my name is Ben Chan, and I’m a rising senior majoring in computer engineering. When I’m on campus, you can find me getting coffee at Starbucks, studying in photonics, or walking around the BU beach. In my spare time, I enjoy sailing and watching Netflix. I’m looking forward to serving on the E-board this year!  

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Our Secretary is Leen Arnaout (BME):

Hi all! I’m Leen, a senior in biomedical engineering with a minor in electrical engineering. I enjoy hiking, fiddling around with Arduinos, or conjecturing up new bioinformatics experiments. If I’m not playing Kendo (Japanese Fencing), I could be found hopping between Boston’s many cafes, working towards my mission of visiting every single T and Commuter Rail stop in Massachusetts, or huddled up with my little cat, Beans. So excited to serve on the e-board for TBP this year!

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Starting Out the New Year!

Hey everyone!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Welcome Back Ice Cream and Pizza Social last week. It was a huge success! Current members, make sure to keep on the look out for future events and free food over the course of the semester.

Now for some business…

Invitations are out and we are excited for our first meeting with the new class of students ready to be inducted this December. The first informational is Thursday, October 1st at 8 PM. Any current member who wants to stop by to mingle or grab some pizza is always welcome, and we’d love to see you! Stay tuned for more updates about Bent Ceremony’s and Induction!

See everyone Thursday!

Bent Ceremony

The Bent Ceremony will be taking place on November 13th at 8pm in PHO 906.

This event is mandatory. If you can’t attend make sure to email tbp@bu.edu, and give your bent to someone else to present.

We look forward to seeing all of your creative Bents. Don’t forget, there will be prizes!

Fall 2014 Induction

We are gearing up to have induction this fall.

Our first event is the info session for those invited! It is Wednesday October 8th at 8 pm!

Hope to see you there!

Elections and Ratification Friday, March 21

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Ratification of the new bylaws will be held tomorrow Friday, March 21 in CAS 116. Four new bylaws will be voted upon and the ballot sent to Head Quarters.

Elections for the 6 positions will also be held March 21.

The available positions:

President

Vice President

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary

Treasurer

Historian

If you wish to run for any of these positions, please send an e-mail to tbp@bu.edu with the position you’re interested in as well as a short speech you have prepared. Student’s studying abroad are also welcome to run for any positions. Please send a short video or a speech to be read at the elections. Send these before the elections tomorrow!

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District Conference

This year the district conference will be held at Boston University. It’s a great opportunity to meet alumni and other Taubetes from the Northeast region! Come join us April 4 and 5 for networking, nice meals, and a good time. RSVP by sending an e-mail to tbp@bu.edu. We need a head count for food ordering.

ENG Trivia Night

Come out to this awesome event!!

When? Thursday, Feb 20 from 8-10pm

Where? Photonics 9th floor Colloquium Room (8 St. Mary’s St)

What? Compete against your fellow BU engineers in an exciting night of trivia, covering topics of Music, BU ENG, Movies, TV, Sports, Food, and more!

Who? Teams of 3-6 engineers can sign up by emailing tbp@bu.edu or by commenting your teammates names below. Space is limited, so please RSVP!
Students can also come alone or in pairs and join onto teams at the event.

Why? Free snacks will be served! There is also giftcard prizes for the winning teams:
First Prize: $120
Second Prize: $90
Third Prize: $60

Info for Prospective Members 2013

Hello Prospective Candidates!

To complete the application by Friday Nov 8th by 5PM, you must

  • Have a professor recommendation
  • Perform 4 hours of community/volunteer service
  • Write a 1-paged essay (topic below)
  • Create a Bent (Due by Nov 14th)
  • Pay Dues

Details are listed underneath. For further inquiries, please e-mail tbp@bu.edu

There will also be a form that will submitted with your applications that will be uploaded above.

Exemplify Academic Excellence

Top 12.5% of Junior Class

Top 20% of Senior Class

Exhibit Moral Character

Character Evaluation from a professor

Be sure to ask the professor before volunteering him or her to write your recommendation.

Include the name and e-mail of the professor who will recommend you in the form above.

Devote Oneself to Community Service

Proof of 4 hours

Here is the link to the community service form. Please attach this to the application and turn it in in ERB 107 before Nov 8.

The MindSET program is a good opportunity to participate in some community service.

Be Committed to Diversity

A personal statement in the form of an essay or other creative medium. Tell us about yourself, a potential topic is below.

Topic: “How has your background and past experience shaped you into the engineer you are today ?”

Attach a hard copy to your application. If you are sending a digital copy to tbp@bu.edu then please write: “Personal Statement: FirstName LastName” in the Subject

Understand the Worth of Character

Pay a $70 entry fee into TBP.

The E-Board will set up an envelope in the Undergraduate Office ERB107

Have the Creative Spirit of the Engineer

An engineer is able to solve complex and multifaceted problems with the wealth of knowledge that he or she has accumulated over his career. In order to be a member of TBP, one needs to create a Bent, a cross-section of a timber frame building or supports a trestle.

This are the basic dimensions of the TBP bent. Feel free to interpret this illustration through your own lenses and create your own version of the bent. We’ve had members make bents at the Binoy Singh Imagineering Lab, a circuit with LEDs, PVC pipes, lemon bars and cookies, and bacteria in a petri dish. Be creative!

There will be prizes awarded to artistic, unique, and outstanding bents at the Bent Ceremony!

 

 

 

New Semester – Fall 2013

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to the new school year engineers of BU! Don’t forget to purchase (or download) your textbooks and batteries for your calculators.

The first event to look forward to this semester is the ENG Block Party on Friday September 6th, 4pm-6pm. There will be games, food, and professors to talk to and of course classmates to mingle with. [On Cummington Mall]

The next event is the ENG Student Organizations Fair which will be on September 20th,  3:30pm-5pm. All undergraduate engineering affiliated organizations will have a booth where they will answer your questions and recruit students. [In PHO 1st and 2nd floors]

Look forward to updates soon!

TBP-ENGGOV Trivia Night

Yo peeps, so it’s that time of year again for ENG Week and it’s gonna be off the hook. Tau Beta Pi and your very own Engineering Student Government members have teamed up to present Engineering Trivia Night.

Form teams up to a max of 8 people (including yourself) of engineering students from Boston University and be prepared to win some excellent prizes, partake in some delicious food expand our never-ending quest for knowledge, participate in E-Week (#YOLO), and hang out with your eng friends.

When: February 26th, 2013 (7pm – 10pm)
Where: Photonics 906

1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

Send team and members’ names to enggov@bu.edu by February 24th by midnight.

“I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I’m nervous I know I’m going to have a good show.”