Tau Beta Pi recognizes outstanding underclassmen


Tau Beta Pi is the only national engineering honor society that represents the entire engineering profession. It recognizes junior and senior engineering students who are in the top 1/8 and 1/5 of their class, respectively. Members in this prestigious organization are eligible for numerous scholarships and fellowships, and many have become distinguished members of society and the profession.

UB is home to the New York Nu Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. The current officers have created a Young Scholar Award to recognize the top two sophomores (S) and one freshman (F) from each engineering discipline at UB who exemplify the values of the Tau Beta Pi organization. This year’s recipients are:

Biomedical Engineering

  • Jenna Dombroski (S)
  • Ryan Rava (S)
  • Kara Wilcox (F)

Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Matthew Chow (S)
  • Andrew Scull (S)
  • Kimberly Vaeth (F)

Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Justin Bracci (S)
  • Nicole Lynn Gerritz (S)
  • Jiun Wen Seet (F)

Environmental Engineering

  • Cody Manzanero (S)
  • Jeremy Nyitrai (S)
  • Anandharam Mourougassamy (F)

Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Adam Behrendt (S)
  • Emily Belote (S)
  • Paul Larson (F)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Stephanie Hahn (S)
  • Daniel Laccetti (S)
  • Fatak Borhani (F)