Friday, June 20, 2008
Honor society recognizes four Tech engineering students
Louisiana Tech engineering majors have claimed four of the five scholarships that were awarded to Louisiana students by the Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.
Nationwide, the board selected 145 Tau Beta Pi scholars from 366 applicants for undergraduate study during the 2008-09 academic year.
This represents the largest amount of scholarships awarded in one year since the program was established in 1998. Each winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 for his or her senior year of engineering study.
All Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship; campus leadership and service; and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of Tau Beta Pi.
Tech recipients are as follows, listed with their major and hometown:
• Emile W. Frey IV, electrical engineering, Sun
• Kristopher T. Karamales, mechanical engineering, Pineville
• Daniel Scott Lindsay, mechanical engineering, Slidell, and
• Michelle M. Sibille, biomedical engineering. Lafayette.
Out of 88 universities whose students got these awards, only two schools received more scholarships.
"I am proud of these four students for their exceptional performance in the classroom and in extracurricular activities," said Dr. Mark Barker, Tech's Tau Beta Pi adviser. "A scholarship from Tau Beta Pi is quite prestigious. These awards demonstrate the strength of our students and our engineering programs on a national level."