What Tau Beta Pi Has to Offer

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.


District Conferences bring together students from other chapters and interested alumni. Attending the annual Convention is an opportunity for members to have a say in how Tau Beta Pi operates, and meet members and alumni from chapters across the country.


Awards of $2,000 or $1,000 are given to Tau Beta Pi members for full-time engineering study in their senior year. Tau Beta Pi awards at least 200 scholarships each year, thanks to the generosity of our alumni.

Community and Campus Service Opportunities

Promote engineering in the community by sponsoring K-12 competitions and providing simple K-12 classroom demonstrations of engineering principles as part of MindSET, Tau Beta Pi's National K-12 Math & Science Initiative.


Tau Beta Pi awards at least 25 fellowships, all of whom receive $10,000 cash award for one year of graduate study. The program has awarded more than $6,239,000 to 82 groups of fellows.


The Bulletin newsletter keeps student members informed about the Association. The Bent quarterly magazine is a powerful voice for the engineering profession and an advocate for recognizing engineering contributions.

Career Assistance

Through corporate sponsorships, Tau Beta Pi makes it possible for you to put your resume in the hands of recruiters from companies such as Cummins, EMC, International Paper, Raytheon, Sandia National Laboratories, and more.

Additional Recognition

Membership into a prestigious honor society regarded for its distinguished alumni. From this list, how many do you recognize?

Exclusive Discounts
Tau Beta Pi members may be eligible for a special discount on car insurance thanks to GEICO, which can also help with your renter's, homeowners, condo, motorcycle insurance, and more.
Leadership Opportunities & Training

Our Engineering Futures Program uses alumni from industry to present to engineering students interactive seminars on leadership, management, teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal and presentation skills. The student-led chapters offer various opportunities for members to develop leadership skills by assuming positions as officers.