Cincinnati Eta

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Charter Date   May 22, 1926

Chapter No.   8

Advisor   Dr. Randall Allemang

Chapter Status

Annual Chapter Reports

Cincinnati Eta


Cincinnati Eta Chapter grew from a local organization known as Theta Chi Mu which was formed for the express purpose of petitioning Pi Tau Sigma by Mr. Clarence T. Wasmer in cooperation with National Secretary J. V. Martenis. The Chapter was installed by National President G. A. Young on May 22,1926.

Because of the five year cooperative plan in effect at the University of Cincinnati, certain interpretations of the constitution of Pi Tau Sigma were necessary and were allowed at the National Convention in 1926.

Cincinnati Eta Chapter cooperates with the ASME in sponsoring the Spring Banquet, has charge of the Senior Picture, and was responsible for the publishing of "The Story of Pi Tau Sigma" in 1932.

2017-2018, Nick Stelzer - President

The University of Cincinnati Chapter Activates that occurred throughout the 2017-2018 academic calendar consisted of planning, executing, and refining the composite pictures for the graduating 2018 Mechanical Engineering Class. This consisted of having the Vice President of Pi Tau Sigma confirm full funding for the composite picture with the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Three composite pictures dates were selected with the photographer to have the class take individual pictures with students and faculty members. Copies of the composites were sent to the individuals for their choice of composite phot to be placed on the class composite. The final composite was reviewed, compiled, and given to the Mechanical Engineering Class of 2018.

Throughout the duration of the 2017-2018 year, there were a total of 4 meetings that were conducted outside of the regularly scheduled initiations that occurred during the fall and spring semester. The first meeting of the fall semester consisted of an introduction to the semester to introduce officers, and possible events that could encore for the 2017-2018 academic year, and an outline of dates and times for initiation. The second meeting of the academic year was held after the fall initiation to introduce the two new members, and prepare for the upcoming spring academic semester.

The third meeting of the year consisted of letter stuffing initiation invitations to eligible members of the 2019 and 2020 class, while informing the general members the time of initiation, as well as informing seniors that graduation Pi Tau Sigma appeal is available for purchase. The final fourth meeting of the spring semester was held after the spring initiation and consisted of selecting officers for the 2018-2019 academic year. After discussion from the current officers of the 2017-2018 year about their positions and the responsibilities each member holds, nominations and elections were held for the 2018-2019 officers. The following results of the election were as followed: President- Zach Hase, Vice-President – Akanksh Shetty, and Treasurer – Joseph Lehman. No other involvement in other student groups were held.

For the 2018-2019 year, an honorary member of the University of Cincinnati Mechanical Engineering Department, who has never had the opportunity to join Pi Tau Sigma, including during their undergraduate course of study will be selected to join to be an honorary member of Pi Tau Sigma. Professor Jog was selected during the spring 2018 semester to join Pi Tau Sigma as an honorary member, however due to travel, he was unable to attend the spring 2018 initiation, and will be requested to join Pi Tau Sigma as an honorary member for the Fall 2018 initiation class.