MSU Tau Epsilon

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 46624

Charter Date   April 27, 1950

Chapter No.   54

Advisor   Dr.Thomas J. Pence

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MSU Tau Epsilon


Dean L. G. Miller and Professor L. C. Price were considering a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma as early as 1944 but waited until the initiative came from the students in mechanical engineering. In the fall of 1949, a group of senior mechanical engineers organized and petitioned the National Council.  The petition was acted upon favorable by the active chapters.  M.S.U. Tau Epsilon Chapter was formally installed April 27, 1950, by National Vice-President F. L. Schwartz, assisted by Professor E. T. Vincent.

The M.S.U. Tau Epsilon Chapter implements the objectives of Pi Tau Sigma by hosting or participating in service, academics, and social events.  New initiates are required to attend a minimum of one of each type of event, to prove their character.


Here are some of the more major events in which MSU Tau Epsilon participated during the 2017-2018 Spring Semester

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 24, 2018

Society of Women Engineers held an event to get 5th - 8th grade girls excited about engineering.  MSU Tau Epsilon members held a classroom with a demonstration in buoyancy and boat modeling, where the attendees built aluminum foil boats and attempted to hold as many pennies as possible in their boats.

Habitat for Humanity: Williamson ReStore

April 13, 2018

Volunteers helped staff the Williamson ReStore, where slightly used household items are donated and resold to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Senior Electives Night

March 28, 2018

MSU Tau Epsilon hosted an open event, where we reviewed every senior elective available to Mechanical Engineering students in the upcoming semester.  We provided information regarding the content and difficulty of the classes, to help optimize students’ senior elective selection.