Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

Charter Date   March 23, 1949

Chapter No.   50

Advisor   Dr. Gretar Tryggvason

Chapter Status

Annual Chapter Reports

 

Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha

The National Council of Pi Tau Sigma was petitioned in March 1949. The petition was granted, and the Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha Chapter was formally installed on March 23, 1949, by National President B. H. Jennings, with Professor J. R. Schietinger assisting.

The Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha Chapter continues to actively support the programs of the School of Engineering Science. In addition to such programs as sponsoring
high academic achievement and expanding the Engineering Library, the chapter sponsors a banquet with an outstanding engineer as guest of honor and speaker.

Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha was reinstalled on May IS, 1992, after a period of inactivity. When the mechanical engineering program returned, Dr. W.N. Sharpe, Jr., immediately took steps to revitalize the Tau Alpha chapter.


ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORTS

 

2020 - 2021, Rachel Swanstrom, President

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Johns Hopkins University Tau Alpha chapter of Pi Tau Sigma was proud to induct many members of the junior and senior classes, as well as strive to improve interaction and collaboration with the mechanical engineering department, and the Johns Hopkins Community.

During the past year, our chapter held a total of 4 initiation ceremonies and inducted 20 new members for a total of 33 active members in the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Photos and names of our inductees can be seen below:

 

Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Induction Ceremony, Fall 2020
Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Induction Ceremony, Fall 2020. Pictured (left to right, top to bottom, †indicates officer, *indicates inductee): Mike (advisor), Rachel† '21, Annika† '21, Jungin† '21, Yocheved* '22, Franz* '21, Hojun* '22, Mark* '22, Kaiwen* '21, Alan* '22, Itic '22 

 

Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Makeup Induction Ceremony, Fall 2020
Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Makeup Induction Ceremony, Fall 2020. Pictured (left to right, top to bottom, †indicates officer, *indicates inductee): Mike (advisor), Rachel† '21, Annika† '21, Gretar (advisor), Gwendolyn* '22, Neha* '22, Garrett* '21

 

Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Induction Ceremony, Spring 2021
Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Makeup Induction Ceremony, Spring 2021. Pictured (left to right, top to bottom, †indicates officer, *indicates inductee): Mike (advisor), Rachel† '21, Jungin† '21, Annika† '21, Gretar (advisor),  Sophie* '22, Kensei* '22, Mariam* '22, Sharon* '22, Eleanor* '22, Ebuka* '21, Elayna* '22, Jake* '21

 

Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Makeup Induction Ceremony, Spring 2021
Pi Tau Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter Makeup Induction Ceremony, Spring 2021. Pictured (left to right, top to bottom, †indicates officer, *indicates inductee): Mike (advisor), Rachel† '21, Jungin† '21, Diana* '22, Ariana* '22, Aaron* '22 


The chapter officers also worked with one of our advisors and mechanical engineering academic program manager, Mike Bernard to increase chapter activity and involvements within the mechanical engineering department. Our members were recognized in an email “blast” to mechanical engineering department affiliates at the end of the academic year. We are positive the incoming executive board will continue in these efforts.

At the end of the academic year, our chapter elected 3 new officers to represent us and carry out chapter duties as required. We are proud to announce the officers as:

 

President: Diana Bershadsky, class of 2022

Vice President: Mark Gonzales, class of 2022

Secretary: Ariana Hofelmann, class of 2022

 

We wish nothing but the best to all during the next academic year.