Four Tech students earn competitive Tau Beta Pi scholarships

Sep 12, 2018 | Engineering and Science, General News

Four Louisiana Tech University students have been named Tau Beta Pi Scholars for the 2018-2019 year. John Aguillard (electrical engineering, Alford No. 14 award), George J. Cazenavette V (cyber engineering, computer science and mathematics, Record No. 1355 award), Marshall G. Schoth (mechanical engineering, Record No. 1429 award), and Reed D. Streets (electrical engineering, Bose No. 12 award), earned the honor due to exceptional academic performance and outstanding character displayed at Louisiana Tech.

The 2018-19 awards mark the third year in a row that at least one Louisiana Tech student has been chosen for the highly selective scholarship and the second year that at least two Tech students have been selected.

“I am pleased to congratulate these students for the hard work in and out of the classroom that helped them achieve this recognition by Tau Beta Pi,” Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science said. “It is a tremendous honor for them and for our College to have four recipients this year.”

Awardee George Cazenavette says that he is thankful for both the scholarship and the support that Tech College of Engineering and Science professors have provided him as he prepares to transition from undergraduate studies to graduate studies and a career.

“The Tau Beta Pi scholarship will allow me to focus even more on my studies at Louisiana Tech,” Cazenavette said. “It will help me afford taking the GRE and applying to Ph.D. programs.

He added, “The professors at Louisiana Tech do an excellent job of teaching theory while also having students apply their knowledge to large projects and real-world scenarios. All of my professors have always been approachable and encouraging to their students.”

The Fellowship Board of the Tau Beta Pi Association awards scholarships to seniors enrolled in accredited engineering programs based on exceptional scholarship, campus leadership and service and potential for contributions to the engineering profession.

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society that represents the entire engineering profession and is the nation’s second-oldest honor society.