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|The Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Pi Tau Sigma was founded on March 16, 1915 to recognize students with high academic standing in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum and to stimulate and promote departmental activities. The Iowa State Pi Epsilon Chapter was installed at the National Convention in November of 1942. There are currently over 140 active chapters across the country with a total membership exceeding 100,000.The Pi Epsilon Chapter at Iowa State seeks to foster scholarship among students and promote academic quality in the department. Among its activities, Pi Tau Sigma is involved with outreach to k-12 students, sharing experiences about internships/study abroad/graduate school with younger ME students, participation in departmental committees, hosting lab tours, social gatherings, plant tours, and administering the Professor of the Year Award (selected by ME seniors).
At present, over 50 undergraduate students in our department are members of Pi Tau Sigma. Membership in the organization gives students a special distinction and the opportunity to support the department in a number of ways. Benefits include the honor of being recognized for your academic record, opportunities for service and leadership, and greater interaction with professors and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.