Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi, founded in 1885, is the oldest of the engineering honor societies and the second oldest Greek letter honor society.



Tau Beta Pi's mission is to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges.

Chapter California Alpha Epsilon: Eligibility

USD's chapter of Tau Beta Pi, California Alpha Epsilon was installed on February 25, 2012. Undergraduates at USD in all engineering majors are academically eligible for selection as members if they are in the upper one-eighth of juniors or the upper one-fifth of seniors in engineering.

In addition to academic requirements, candidates for Tau Beta Pi membership must be evaluated for exemplary character and must complete a service project prior to their election by the student chapter members.

Chief Advisor

Dr. Kathleen Kramer
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Advisory Board Members

Dr. Susan Lord, Dr. Michael Morse and Dr. Rick Olson

Additional information may be obtained from the Chief Advisor.

Tau Beta Pi Officers 2018-19

Officer Name
President Austin Hirsh
Vice President Sydney Reiners
Recording Secretary Maddy Horn
Corresponding Secretary Gabriel Kong 
Treasurer Amanda Kennedy

Elected Board Of Advisors for the Chapter

Dr. Kathleen Kramer Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Susan Lord Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Michael Morse Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Rick Olson Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Kris Wittman Electrical Engineering Alum