Dayton Delta Nu
Dayton, OH 45469
Charter Date March 25, 1977
Chapter No. 110
Advisor Dr. Kim Bigelow
During the fall of 1975, under the direction of Dr. John N. Crisp, a group of outstanding mechanical engineering students recognized the need for a Fraternity that. represented the Mechanical Engineering ideals. This group petitioned the National Council of Pi Tau Sigma for a chapter to be installed at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Delta Nu Chapter was formally installed March 25, 1977 by National President Dr. E. W. Jerger, former National President Professor J. W. Bayne, National Vice President Dr. Whitehouse, and National Secretary-Treasurer Professor H. Hewitt, Jr.
In order to promote the goals upon which the Fraternity was established, the Dayton Delta Nu Chapter plans an extensive tutoring program, initiation of outstanding faculty and engineers in the Dayton area, and to promote closer student-faculty relationship both through engineering and extra curricular activities.
2018-2019 Osvaldo Garnica
Pi Tau Sigma at the University of Dayton is tasked with running an event during Engineering week. The purpose of this event is for young engineers to meet one another and have fun. Dayton Delta Nu chapter teamed up with the Flyer Foam Club in order to hold a NERF war battle in the basement of Kettering labs. The Flyer Foam Club provided all NERF gun and darts as well as barriers. Participants had the option of playing in a two team NERF war or simply doing some casual target practice. This event ended up being a great way for underclassmen engineers to get to know one another
The Dayton Delta Nu President attended the National Convention in Fort Collins Colorado. There he was able to network with other Pi Tau Sigma members from across the country. Keynote speakers discussed new technologies and initiatives in the engineering world and had the opportunity to share their experiences as engineers. Members of Pi Tau Sigma had the opportunity to tour Colorado State Universities engine and renewable energy research center.
Pi Tau Sigma and its members held a vote for mechanical engineering professor of the year. A google survey was sent out to all engineering students to vote for eligible professors and had the option to leave a further comment to explain why they picked that professor. Once the professor was selected their name was put on a plaque that recognizes former winners as well. This is a great way to show appreciation to our professors and to recognize a professor that has done a great job mentoring young engineers.
2017-2018 President: Allen Armstrong Vice President: Tyler Adgalanis
The Dayton Delta Nu chapter of Pi Tau Sigma participated in some events both on campus and further reaching to engage the current members, spread awareness to potential members and encourage the values and ideals of the organization as a whole.
To ensure proper organization and involvement of our chapter we felt it was important to stay connected with the greater School of Engineering (SOE) and attended leadership panels with the Dean of the school. Representing PTS and SOE leaders, President Allen Armstrong and Vice President Tyler Adgalanis eagerly responded to the Dean’s request to chair UD’s participation in National Engineering Week as leaders of an engineering organization. By taking on this role, we proudly contributed to the recognition and involvement of PTS within the SOE and followed in the previous Dayton Delta Nu’s President and Vice President’s footsteps as they led it last year. We coordinated the chapter’s sponsoring of a major event of the week. E-Week is a national event that celebrates the engineering profession with friendly competition between Engineering Departments while spreading passion and admiration for engineering as a whole. Specifically to celebrate E-Week at UD, with the help of a small committee, we incorporated and directed over student organizations to plan several events involving service, engineering mentorship, faculty involvement, networking and physical competitions. As the planning began, we were able to encourage our PTS chapter members to increase participation in E-Week and influence a greater student group. We worked hard to reignite the strong tradition of E-Week at UD where hundreds of students and faculty enthusiastically participated. The leadership gave us the ability to indorse fraternity ideals of friendship, respect and elevation of mind by engaging the entire SOE faculty, staff and students to participate in E-Week and gain a further appreciation of our academic and career focus. It managed to become a great opportunity to work with the highly intelligent and motivated employees within the office of SOE and the bright and encouraging fellow peer leaders of the other engineering organizations. We helped to continue campus recognition of E-Week and saw an increase in event participation as well as left notes for next year’s planning committee to help with problems and successes we noticed. One of the main events that our chapter sponsored was a Nerf Gun Battle of Capture the Flag. We partnered with our on-campus Flyer Foam League to borrow their supplies and asked for their support in the setup and running of the event. It was a huge success deemed by how much fun the students had who came to play.
After having the great privilege of attending the National Conference in Miami, Florida the executive board was encouraged and eager to share the new information gained with the rest of the organization.