Tau Beta Pi Awards

 

  • Jaclyn R. Kondratko, a senior ME student, was a recipient of a prestigious 2010-2011 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship. She was 1 of 28 chosen of 257 seniors from the ~334 colleges of engineering in the U.S. going on for graduate study. Jackie is 1 of 1,386 fellowship winners since the program was inaugurated in 1929.
  • Robert Schroeder, senior mechanical engineering student, and Sarah Ott, senior civil engineering student, received national Tau Beta Pi Fellowships for graduate study.
  • Jason Hallman of Rockford, Ill., and David Wheeler of St. Charles, Ill., have been named national Tau Beta Pi Scholars for their exemplary scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. (May 2005)
  • Jason Hallman '06 ME and Rachel Husfeld '06 CE were both named 2006-07 Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Fellows. Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, named a total of 35 Fellows from 218 applications representing 30 colleges of engineering from the 330+ in the U.S. Hallman won the Spencer No. 51 Fellowship; it is presented to the winner who has made significant contributions to his or her collegiate chapter. Only four engineering programs in the U.S. had two winners besides Valpo: Ohio Northern, UNLV, U. of Louisiana-Lafayette, and the United States Naval Academy. Valpo was the only winner representing the State of Indiana.
  • Alicia M. Zinnecker '07 EE was named a 2006-07 Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Scholar. Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, named a total of 123 Scholars from 200 applications.
  • Luke Venstrom and Kevin Ford won national Tau Beta Pi Fellowships for graduate study and Josh Wood was named a national Tau Beta Pi Scholar for 2007-2008.
  • Two (2) Valpo engineers were named 2 of 69 winners out of 341 applicants for the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for undergraduate study during the 2005-2006 academic year. They will each receive a cash award of $2,000 for their senior year of engineering study.

  • VU's CoE was 1 of 10 out of 341 colleges of engineering with multiple winners and the only college of engineering in the state of Indiana. The ten universities were Valpo, Bucknell U, U of Missouri-Rolla, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, U of Florida, Kansas State U, Louisiana Tech, Ohio U, Virginia Tech, and UC-Berkeley.A Valpo engineer was named 1 of 39 winners out of 234 applicants for the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for undergraduate study during the 2003-2004 academic year. He will receive a cash award of $2000 for his senior year of engineering study.

  • Another Valpo engineer was 1 of 35 winners out of 195 applicants for the Tau Beta Pi Fellowship for graduate study during the 2003-2004 academic year. He will receive a cash stipend of $10,000 toward his graduate work.

  • Only 8 universities in the country had a TBP Scholar and Fellow: Valpo, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Syracuse, BYU, Purdue, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, and UC-Berkeley.

  • In 2002, The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc., the national Engineering Honor Society, informed Valparaiso University's Indiana Delta Chapter that it had been awarded a $500 Scholarship for sustained excellent performance in membership and project activities. The Indiana Delta Chapter was the only winning chapter in Indiana. It was one of 30 nationally given to 23 chapters out of the 225 collegiate chapters nationwide.

  • In 2003, our Indiana Delta Chapter received two $500 scholarships from the TBP Association national headquarters. The first was the Secretary's Commendation Scholarship for “outstanding documentation and service to the Association.” Our chapter was one of 14 nationally to receive this award. The second was the Chapter Project Scholarship for “outstanding service to the Association.” Our chapter was one of 18 nationally to be recognized. Of the 228 currently active chapters across the nation, the Valpo Indiana Delta Chapter was the only Chapter recognized from the State of Indiana. (Results for 2004 will be available in October 2004.)

  • Other Tau Beta Pi scholars from Valpo include:
              Aaron Gin- 1999-2000
              Paul Krause- 1997-1998
              Brad Natzke- 1994-1995
              P.J. Hahn- 1992-1993
              D.G. Schumacker- 1990-1991

  • Valparaiso University's College of Engineering had two winners and one honorable mention for the prestigious 2003 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards . These awards carry a stipend of $27,500 for each fellow per calendar year and an annual cost-of-education allowance of $10,500, paid to the fellow's institution in lieu of tuition and fees. In the Midwest, the only engineering institutions with as many or more winners than Valpo were Case Western Reserve - 7, U. of Iowa - 6, U. of Illinois - 6, Purdue - 5, U. of Kentucky - 4, Ohio State – 4, U. of Michigan – 4, Wisconsin – 3, Michigan Tech – 3, Notre Dame – 3, Iowa State – 3, Minnesota – 2, Northwestern – 2, VALPARAISO – 2 , and the University of Dayton – 2.

  • Valparaiso University's College of Engineering had one winner and two honorable mentions for the prestigious 2004 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards .