California Sigma Eta
Long Beach, CA 90840
Charter Date May 13, 1966
Chapter No. 80
Advisor Dr. Allen Teagle-Hernandez
In the fall term of 1965, leading mechanical engineering students in California State College at Long Beach presented to the National Council of Pi Tau Sigma a petition for the establishment of a local chapter. The students were assisted in their endeavor by Professor R. W. Leutwiler, Jr. and Professor H. Unt, then Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Formal installation of the California Sigma Eta Chapter took place on May 13, 1966, with National President E. K. Springer, National Secretary- Treasurer J. W. Bayne, and Regional Vice-President D. R. Haworth officiating.
Particular aims of the California Sigma Eta Chapter are to promote close student-faculty relationships and to improve scholarship in mechanical engineering.The chapter also cooperates with the A.S.M.E. Student Section. The current projects of the chapter are to embed a three-foot replica of the Pi Tau Sigma key into. the monument in front of the School of Engineering, and to conduct a survey among the mechanical engineering alumni.