Missouri Tau Lambda

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

Charter Date   April 16, 1955

Chapter No.   60

Advisor   Dr. Kelly Homan

Chapter Status

Annual Chapter Reports

Missouri Tau Lambda


In the fall of 1954, Dr. Aaron 1. Miles, chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy with five student, Ed Clark, Truman Anderson, Arthur Baebler, John Miles and Frank Paladin, organized a group of undergraduate students who qualified for membership in Pi Tau Sigma and petitioned the National Council of Pi Tau Sigma.

Missouri Tau Lambda Chapter was installed April 16, 1955, by National Vice President C. M. Leonard, National Secretary-Treasurer D. S. Clark, Professor Miles, Professor R. L. Scorah (Chairman of the M.E. Department of Missouri University), and a delegation from Missouri Epsilon Chapter.

The Missouri Tau Lambda Chapter since its inception has taken a leading role in various departmental activities and has taken pride in the strong social and academic ties created among its members. The chapter currently is among the largest in membership and anticipates even further growth in future years.

Chapter Summary 2018-2019:

The Missouri Tau Lambda had a good year. The selection process for the Missouri Tau Lambda Chapter begins with obtaining a roster of current Mechanical Engineering students from the department office.  The list is then sorted by the President and Vice President to find the top 25% of both the Junior and Senior classes.  The Missouri Tau Lambda Chapter initiated 16 members in Fall 2017 and 23 members and Spring 2018. This year, we had several guest speakers from different companies come in to speak with our members. Students had the opportunity to ask questions to these speakers.  Additionally, we had some other social events to improve camaraderie between members, including a welcome picnic with games. We also sent two members to the National Convention to represent our chapter.  This year we also had to alter some wordings of our local Constitution to comply with campus standards and continue to be recognized as a registered organization.