Three Engineering Students Named Tau Beta Pi National Scholars

Monday, May 21, 2012

Three UI College of Engineering students have been named national scholars of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

They are Brian Kass, an undergraduate in mechanical enginering who received a Campbell Scholarship, and Yiming He, and undergraduate in civil engineering and Zihan Zhu in biomedical engineering, who were awarded Record Scholarships.

The Campbell Scholarship is named for Ruth M. and Cleveland L. Campbell, P.E., who was a member of the Iowa Alpha Chapter. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated community service and high ethical standards.

Record Scholarships are named in memory of Leroy E. Record, a member of the Kansas Alpha Chapter. The scholarship emphasizes economic need and academic commitment.

The Tau Beta Pi Association was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams, Jr., 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.