Educational Institutions

The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc.

  • Knoxville, TN
  • http://www.tbp.org

Mission Statement

Since 1885 our mission has been 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.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship
  2. Fellowship
  3. K-12 MindSET Program
  4. Engineering Futures Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve collegiate chapters and engineering students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character in 242 colleges and universities.

ruling year

1949

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Mr. Curtis D Gomulinski

Keywords

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distinguished scholarship, exemplary character, honor society, fellowships, scholarships

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Also Known As

Tau Beta Pi Association, Incorporated

EIN

62-0479545

 Number

6883668988

Physical Address

508 Dougherty Engineering Building 1512 Middle Drive, UTK

Knoxville, 37996 2215

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Professional Societies, Associations (T03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Started in 1928, the Fellowship Program has provided more than $6 million of support for engineering graduate students. Stipends of $10,000 are currently awarded to 25 students each year.

Since 1999, the Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $4 million to a total of 2,029 Tau Beta Pi collegiate members during their senior years. Tau Beta Pi provides more aid to engineering students than any other society in the world.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarship

The Scholarship Program, established in 1998, has awarded 2,029 scholarships of $1,000, $2,00, or $3,000 each to senior engineering students. In addition, national scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to more than 100 entering college freshmen.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

520,000

Program 2

Fellowship

The Association’s oldest philanthropy is its Fellowship Program. Adopted in 1928, it has awarded 1,045 advanced-study grants exceeding $6,239,000. Fellows may do graduate work in any field that will enable them to contribute to both society and the engineering profession.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$206,000.00

Program 3

K-12 MindSET Program

MindSET is Tau Beta Pi’s
national math and science intervention program designed to enhance the
preparation of K-12 students for collegiate engineering programs of study.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Engineering Futures Program

Established in 1988, the

Engineering Futures Program Provides trained facilitators to provide training in the areas of interpersonal and leadership
development skills to 2,000 or more collegiate engineering students in approximately 200 sessions
annually.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$95,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve collegiate chapters and engineering students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character in 242 colleges and universities.

Social Media

Funding Needs

To support the Convention, MindSET, Fellowships & Scholarships, and the Engineering Futures Program.

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The Tau Beta Pi Association, Incorporated
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Curtis D Gomulinski

BIO

Mr. Gomulinski has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and a MSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked as a Project Engineer in the Plant Operations department at the University of Michigan for eight years prior to joining Tau Beta Pi in 2011. He served in a number of volunteer leadership roles with Tau Beta Pi since 1999.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Tau Beta Pi aspires to be the premier honor society in the U.S. and to be well known by the college-educated population therein. It will select only those members who demonstrate their exemplary character through their personal integrity, breadth of interest,
adaptability, and unselfish activity. It will focus on serving its members and society at large with enthusiasm and excellence. It will promote excellence in the fields of engineering and engineering education, thus helping to improve the public’s perception of the profession."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Larry Simonson P.E.

SD School of Mines and Technology

Term: Oct 2010 - Oct 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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