Two UL Engineering students were recently selected as a Tau Beta Pi Fellow for graduate study and as a Tau Beta Pi Scholar for undergraduate study. All Tau Beta Pi scholarships are competitively awarded based on scholarship, leadership and service and the recipient's promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. Congratulations to Marsela Jakub-Wood and Patrick Adams on being selected.

Marsela Jakub-Wood, UL Student selected for Tau Beta Pi Fellow for Graduate studyMarsela Jakub-Wood, a senior in electrical and computer engineering who will graduate on May 15, has received recognition from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. The national honor society notified UL’s College of Engineering that Ms Jakub-Wood was chosen from a group of 257 applicants to be awarded a 2010-11 Tau Beta Pi fellowship for graduate study. Twenty-eight young engineering students were selected to receive a Tau Beta Pi Fellowship based on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership, and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All fellows are members of Tau Beta Pi and may pursue their graduate studies at any institution they choose. Sela has received numerous scholarships and awards during her studies here at UL. In addition to membership in Tau Beta Pi, she is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Kappi Phi honor societies and has been on the Dean’s and President’s lists at UL since entering. The College extends congratulations to Ms Jakub-Wood on her selection by Tau Beta Pi for this fellowship.

Patrick Adams, UL students selected as Tau Beta Pi Undergraduate Scholar for 2010-2011Patrick Adams, a senior student in the mechanical engineering department has also been chosen by Tau Beta Pi as a Tau Beta Pi Scholar for the 2010-2011academic year. Tau Beta Pi selected 102 students out of 389 applicants to receive scholarships for undergraduate study. Patrick has been awarded a Stabile Scholarship, named in honor of Tau Beta Pi member Vincent A. Stabile, whose gifts to Tau Beta Pi have permanently endowed scholarships. All Tau Beta Pi scholarships are competitively awarded based on scholarship, leadership and service and the recipient’s promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. Patrick has also been on the Dean’s and President’s lists at UL since his first semester. He is an Engineering Ambassador and recently completed the inaugural class of Designing Leaders offered by the college of engineering. Patrick was recently elected to the SGA for the 2010-2011 year. The College of Engineering offers congratulations to Patrick on his selection as a Tau Beta Pi Scholar.

Tau Beta Pi is the National Engineering Honor Society, founded in 1885 at Lehigh University. It has collegiate chapters at 236 engineering colleges in the United States and has active alumnus chapters in 18 cities. In its 125-year history it has initiated more than 514,000 members and is the world’s largest engineering society. Marsela and Patrick are both members of the Louisiana Delta Chapter founded at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette fifty years ago on March 5, 1960. In the fifty years since, 1,257 University of Louisiana at Lafayette engineering students have been initiated into Tau Beta Pi.

 


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