Tau Beta Pi’s 113th National Convention was held in Denver, Colorado, from October 11 to October 14. Approximately 350-400 members, including delegates and non-delegates from 50 states, alumni, advisors as well as the executive staffs from the Headquarters gathered at this very place to conduct the Association’s businesses.
Fortunately for our chapter, four officers including Yin, Michael, Jorge and Daniel were able to represent our chapter to the national convention this year. This is a big win for the officers and the chapter as it greatly benefited and exposed the members to a national level of professionalism in the field of engineering.
A total of three business meetings were held over the course of the convention. Approximately 250 voting delegates from the collegiate chapters and alumni chapters were present to partake in the business of Tau Beta Pi, and some others non-voting delegates as well as alumni and advisors were present. A total of 10 committees, such as Constitution & Bylaws, Resolutions, Chapter and Association Financial Affairs Committee, reported before the Convention. This year, President Yin was elected and served as the chair for the Chapter and Association Financial Affairs Committee.
Many professional development sessions such as Igniting Your Career, Networking Through Conversation and Professional Engineer Licensure, were offered to the members who attended the national convention. Also, Interactive Chapter Exchange (ICE) sessions were held by advisors, to allow the chapter officers to share the challenges they faced and solutions adopted to further develop their chapters.
The 2018 National Convention was concluded with the Alumni and Chapter Awards Banquet where the everyone sits by their districts, and awards were presented to celebrate the chapter’s improvements. Three laureates with outstanding achievements were chosen and acknowledged by the President of Tau Beta Pi, Sue Holl.