Tau Alpha Pi Induction Ceremony

April 23, 2021

The Tau Alpha Pi pin

Seventeen students from the College of Technology were inducted into Tau Alpha Pi at their annual induction ceremony on April 22. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology.

Founded in 1953 and managed for more than thirty years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is now managed by ASEE and is open to students pursuing ABET accredited degrees in Engineering Technology.

Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only. The following list shows the 17 PNW students that accepted invitation into this prestigious honor society in 2021, along with their chosen field of study.

On behalf of the College of Technology, we wish to extend sincere congratulations to all of these outstanding students!

Construction Engineering and Management Technology

  • Charles Aboni
  • Joseph Petrucci

Electrical Engineering Technology

  • James Alston-Butler
  • Michael Crider
  • Marissa Malott
  • Joe Santos
  • Brett Stevens

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Mia Flory
  • Jason Grischkat
  • Amanda Logan
  • Nelson Novales
  • Braden Regier
  • Rex Smith
  • Ryan Walker

Mechatronics Engineer Technology

  • Daniel Bahena
  • Michael Borg
  • Robert Ploense

A Proud History

There have been 315 College of Technology students inducted at PNW from 2001 through 2019. Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to students based on several criteria, of which the main determining factor at PNW is a minimum GPA of 3.30 for at least two consecutive semesters.

About Tau Alpha Pi

Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to baccalaureate candidates from engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET.

The purpose of Tau Alpha Pi is twofold:

  • to recognize high standards of scholarship among students in engineering technology programs, and
  • to promote and encourage scholastic achievement while encouraging a lifetime of commitment to learning and scholarship by offering outstanding engineering technology students membership in the society.