Cal Poly Pomona Delta Beta
Pomona, CA 91768
Charter Date May 10, 1971
Chapter No. 99
Advisor Dr. David L Miller
As a result of the efforts of Kenneth J. Schneider, Mechanical Engineering Department head, the admission of Cal Poly, Pomona, as a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma was petitioned for and granted in the spring of 1971.
An initiation banquet was held on May 10, 1971. Donald R. Haworth, national president, and E. L. Dowty, western regional vice president, were present to install the Delta Beta chapter of Pi Tau Sigma and to initiate its twenty-one charter members.
Members of the Delta Beta chapter, in the tradition of Pi Tau Sigma, wish to encourage and promote professionalism in mechanical engineering. Activities planned are to aid in registration and counseling of mechanical engineering students and to initiate a tutoring program for underclassmen.
Benny Ly – Pi Tau Sigma Delta Beta President
The 2017-2018 Academic school year has been an eventful one for the CPP Delta Beta chapter. With an increase in membership this year, more events and activities were able to happen. At Cal Poly Pomona, there is an emphasis in helping in our community because our mantra is “Learn by doing.” For that reason, each year we participate in a variety of local and school activities. This year, members of the chapter volunteered at the Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Robot Rally, as well as, the local one held for the Pomona School District called the Robotics Field Day. These events are for students from grade school to middle school, where they are tasked to make a robot capable of during various tasks. The robots they make must be able to follow a line using a sensor, navigate through a maze and push another robot out of a ring. Members of PTS helped proctor these events and help inspire the younger generation to consider engineering as a possible career path.
Towards the end of the year, the Delta Beta chapter organized a tour with a local engineering company, Applied Medical. At this tour, members were shown how the medical industry develops some of their tools and devices. More importantly, it showed students how their curriculum at school translates to the real world.
At the end of every school year, Pi Tau Sigma partners with the student run ASME chapter and the Mechanical Engineering Department to host a Banquet. This event serves to honor students and members of the faculty for their contribution to their community and Mechanical Engineering. This year, the event was held at the Kellogg Mansion, located on the top of our campus. We were honored to have Jesus Montes, the Senior Executive Officer of Vehicle Acquisition at LA Metro, talk about his career and how he has evolved as an engineer.
Overall, the 2017-2018 school year has been an eventful one for the Delta Beta chapter. There were a lot of outreach and volunteering done by members of the chapter, such as the CPP Robot Rally and Robotics Field Day. With a steady growth in membership from previous quarters and years, the student run chapter has a promising future ahead.