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Tau Beta Pi welcomes new class of inductees

November 21, 2019

The Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society recently inducted 29 new members into its Mississippi State University chapter.

Membership in Tau Beta Pi is by invitation only. New members are selected each semester based on grade point average, with juniors needing to rank in the top 12.5 percent and seniors in the top 20 percent of their respective classes. Additionally, there are major-specific requirements for invitation. Students must also demonstrate distinguished scholarship and exemplary character.

Tau Beta Pi is active in a variety of university and community-based outreach activities, most notably providing tutoring during the fall and spring semesters for most of the math and science courses that are required classes for all engineering students.

The list of Bagley College of Engineering students who are 2019 fall inductees includes:

William Luke Acuff, biological engineering
Cheyanne Elizabeth Allred, chemical engineering
Jacob Anthony Anaya, chemical engineering
Seth Andrew Barger, computer engineering
Megan Lynn Barnum, chemical engineering
Nirmal Kalpesh Bhatt, mechanical engineering
Margaret Elizabeth Britton, chemical engineering
Lana Grayson Brown, civil engineering
Houston Taylor Dillinger, mechanical engineering
Jordan McKenzie Dixon, aerospace engineering
Teri Elizabeth Doss, industrial engineering
John Phillip Gathings, electrical engineering
Addison Matthew Craig Green, computer science
Tyler Joseph Hartman, civil engineering
Kerrington Brooke Higginbotham, chemical engineering

Hannah Marie Huggins, biomedical engineering
Landon Holt Hunter, computer engineering
Ryan Edward Jarratt, biomedical engineering
Andrew Robert Land, chemical engineering
Mary Elise McMinn, biological engineering
Jackson Drew Mohundro, electrical engineering
Obinna Demian Muoh, chemical engineering
Peyton Allan Neely, chemical engineering
Owen Alexander Norris, computer science
Shreyaben Dilip Patel, chemical engineering
Christian Jacob Schafer, aerospace engineering
Craig Anthony Schexnaydre, chemical engineering
Dorothy Ann Sieja, mechanical engineering
Jeffrey Clyde Stogsdill, mechanical engineering

Mississippi State Tau Beta Pi Fall 2019

The Mississippi State chapter of Tau Beta Pi recently inducted 29 new members.

Tau Beta Pi is the nation’s second-oldest honor society and is dedicated to instilling integrity and excellence in engineering. It was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. Today there are chapters at 248 colleges and universities with over 594,000 total members.

Mississippi State’s chapter, designated as Mississippi Alpha, was founded in 1928 and was the first to be founded in Mississippi.

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By: Kaleigh Walker