BYU engineers earn most Tau Beta Pi scholarships in nation

Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, announced 210 scholarship awards for the 2013-14 academic year. With a total of 18 awards, Brigham Young University had more scholars than any other institution.   

The honored BYU students consist of eight chemical engineers, three electrical engineers and seven mechanical engineers. Scholarship winners each receive either a $1,000 or $2,000 cash award to assist their engineering studies. Competition is stiff among student members of the society, who are already selected from the top engineering students in the country.  The awards are based on high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.  

Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 and is the world’s largest engineering honor society. It has collegiate chapters at 241 engineering colleges in the United States and active alumni chapters in 29 cities. It has initiated more than 541,000 members in its 128-year history.

For additional information, please see the Tau Beta Pi national organization press release.

The following BYU students received scholarships:


Chemical Engineering

Collin S. Black

Spencer H. Bowen

Eric G. Fuller

Erika D. Handly

Nathaniel R. Marchant

Benjamin H. Morrell

Edward J. Overy Jr.

Hector D. Perez Parra


Electrical Engineering

Joshua G. Mangelson

Kevin A. Perkins

Stephen J. Wood


Mechanical Engineering

R. Adam Bilodeau

Sean R. Brown

Michael B. Cloward

J. Alexander Cranney

Matthew O. Duffield

Daniel P. Koch

Scott R. Sheahan

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