Thorsteinsdottir Named to Theta Tau All-Academic Team

Monday, January 27, 2014

Soley Thorsteinsdottir, a senior in civil engineering, has been named to the inaugural Theta Tau Educational Foundation All-Academic Team

Thorsteinsdottir, along with 90 others from Theta Tau chapters throughout the United States, were selected based on high grade point average in the previous semester and active engagement in their chapters. The average GPA among all honorees was 3.6. One from each Theta Tau Region (for a total of 8) will be named Team Captain in the coming weeks and will receive a scholarship from the Educational Foundation.

Thorsteinsdottir was recently elected Regent of the UI student chapter of Theta Tau, and served as Engineering Student Council representative for Theta Tau last semester.

The Theta Tau Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and promotes education and training for leadership, teamwork, professionalism, responsibility, decision-making skills, and development of others. The Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity is the oldest and largest Fraternity for Engineers, with chapters across the country, and members around the world.

Founded at the University of Minnesota on October 15, 1904, Theta Tau develops leaders for service, profession, and brotherhood. They are usually the most diverse student group on campus – certainly the most diverse that is truly active and engaged in the lives of its members. While most do not have the opportunity for fraternity housing, a living, learning, service community is inherent in all chapters. Members interact and learn from those across the spectrum of engineering majors, from the widest potential range of socio-economic backgrounds.