On April 18, 2019 fifteen (15) students from the PNW College of Technology were inducted into Tau Alpha Pi at their annual induction ceremony. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. 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 by offering outstanding engineering technology students membership in the society. The society rewards selected scholars for past achievements and accomplishments, while encouraging a lifetime of commitment to learning and scholarship.
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. The following list shows the 15 PNW students that accepted invitation into this prestigious honor society in 2019, 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
- Alexander Charriere – Westville, IN
- Matthew Vetor – Valparaiso, IN
Electrical Engineering Technology
- Jeffrey Eaton – La Porte, IN
- Christopher Frederick – Michigan City, IN
- Benjamin Guse – Michigan City, IN
- Justin Lennhardt – Crestwood, IL
- Daniel Mauger – Lansing, IL
- Kyle Shidler – La Porte, IN
Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Charles Badillo – Dyer, IN
- MaryJo Cannon – Hammond, IN
- Cayla Hawkins – Streamwood, IL
- Christopher Kuiper – Crown Point, IN
- Collin Moncado – Demotte, IN
- Andrew Schmied – Schererville, IN
- Zachary Szymanek – New Lenox, IL