Explore our Engineering Honor Societies using the links below:
Pi Tau Sigma (International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)
In 1948, a faculty-student committee under the guidance of Professor Charles H. Coogan, Jr., Head of the mechanical engineering department, was set up to draft a petition to establish a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma at the University of Connecticut. The petition was approved by the National Council and active chapters. On May 21,1949, the Connecticut Pi Psi Chapter was formally installed by National President B. H. Jennings. The aims of the chapter are to promote a closer student-faculty relationship and encourage scholarship in mechanical engineering. Its members are also attempting to become more familiar with outstanding students in the junior classes since it is these prospective members who will be carrying on the traditions of Pi Tau Sigma. Connecticut Pi Psi Chapter rewards scholarship and sponsors lectures by outstanding engineers.
Tau Beta Pi (All Engineering)
“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.”