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TBP: Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

The intention of the organization is to recognize both academic achievement and exemplary character in engineering students. Candidates must demonstrate exemplary character through a form of charitable service.

The top 1/8 of the Middler and Junior College of Engineering class and the top 1/5 of the Senior class are invited to join Tau Beta Pi. The intention of the organization is to recognize both academic achievement and exemplary character in engineering students. Candidates must demonstrate exemplary character through a form of charitable service.

Founded in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams Jr. at Lehigh University, Tau Beta Pi is the only Honors Society that represents the entire engineering profession. As a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Williams wanted to offer students pursuing technical degrees an opportunity for scholarly recognition. The first student member of Tau Beta Pi was Irving Andrew Heikes, the valedictorian of Lehigh class of 1885. The organization has grown over the years, and now there are collegiate chapters at 256 universities and a total initiated membership of 609,209 members. Tau Beta Pi Massachusetts Epsilon (MAE), the Northeastern University Chapter, was the 5th founded in Massachusetts.

Our MAE Chapter encourages excellence in academic scholarship, the integrity of character, and commitment to community service, and we hope to foster a community of engineers that will continue to represent Tau Beta Pi well after graduation in their personal and professional endeavors.

Student Organization Advisors


Jacqueline Griffin
Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Director of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

health care resource allocation with multi-objective resource allocation models; modeling resiliency in complex systems; design and management of outpatient health care clinics; simulation: discrete event simulation and systems dynamics; deterministic and stochastic optimization


Joshua Hertz
Associate Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program


Amy Mueller
Assistant Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering & Marine and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor,  Marine and Environmental Sciences
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biogeochemistry of natural and engineered systems; in-situ sensors and instrumentation for high-resolution process characterization; remediation and sustainability in natural and built coastal environments; sensor-driven closed-loop controls for resource optimization in engineered systems; signal processing and machine learning, embedded systems, and sensor networks


Yi Zheng
Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nanoscale thermal transport; Nanoengineered materials; Multifunctional composites; Microfluidics; Chemical and biological nanosensors; Renewable energy harvesting; Thermophotovoltaics; Photon-based radiative cooling