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November 18, 2021

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society welcomes 16 new initiates

Submitted by Marissa Shivers

The Kansas Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi has initiated 16 new members for the fall 2021 semester.

Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society that celebrates scholastic excellence and reputable character. The Kansas Gamma chapter seeks students in the Kansas State University Carl R. Ice College of Engineering who are high-achieving both inside and outside of the classroom.

Every semester, the Kansas Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi participates in two community service activities in Manhattan: maintenance of KS Hill and highway cleanup on Tuttle Creek Boulevard. These projects are for current members as well as students who have been invited to be initiated at the end of the semester. Tau Beta Pi believes in the importance of service and leadership, and these events help us to lead by example in our college and community.

The following students are new initiates of Tau Beta Pi; majors and hometowns are included:

Kaitlin Colle, senior in chemical engineering, and Tanner Pfannenstiel, senior in architectural engineering, both from Hutchinson.

From Greater Kansas City: Madi Droppelmann, senior in biomedical engineering, Kansas City; Zachary Smith, senior in biomedical engineering, Olathe; Calvin Nelson, senior in electrical engineering, and Braden Funk, junior in computer engineering, both from Overland Park; Connor Sawalich, junior in chemical engineering, Prairie Village; and Brian Blood, junior in industrial engineering, Roeland Park.

Cross Allen, junior in biomedical engineering, Inman.

From Manhattan: Matthew Culbertson, junior in mechanical engineering; Nicholas Divilbiss, junior in architectural engineering; and Luke Mugler, junior in architectural engineering.

Caleb Niehues, senior in computer science, Seneca; and John Eddy, junior in computer engineering, Topeka.

Derek Kratzer, senior in civil engineering, and Ashley Rediger, senior in computer science, both from Wichita.

The Kansas Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi initiates new members each fall and spring semester. To be invited, juniors must rank among the top one-eighth of students in their class, and seniors must rank among the top one-fifth of students in their class.

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