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

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 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!




By Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi had its first member initiated in 1885. It is the oldest engineering honor society and the second oldest university level honor society in the United States. Since then it has grown to include 244 collegiate chapters across the US and Puerto Rico. The chapter at Boston University was founded in 1975 and is designated the Massachusetts Eta chapter.

As officers of the 2013-2014 school year, we aim to make Tau Beta Pi more active in the BU ENG community.

President - Kavon Karrobi
Vice President - Angela Lai
Recording Secretary - Rachel Danz
Corresponding Secretary - Nicole Black
Treasurer - Ravi Yelleswarapu
Historian - William Wang

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