On March 23rd, 2013, the Valparaiso University Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society members volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County. The students presented Habitat for Humanity with a $500 donation that they raised selling College of Engineering hats.
Eight students spent the day cleaning and painting at a Habitat for Humanity house in Hebron, Indiana. The home is being built for a family of five.
Tau Beta Pi advisor Professor Scott Duncan had this to say about the event, "Valpo engineering students not only perform admirably in the classroom, but are known for their commitment to service and helping others. The Habitat for Humanity event is one of many service activities that these dedicated students participate in."
Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and it honors engineering students for their academic achievement and professional integrity. The Valparaiso University chapter of Tau Beta Pi is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Since the chapters founding in 1963, 867 Valpo engineering students have been initiated into Tau Beta Pi.