Flip through the 133 page record of the 2006-2007 activities of UC San Diegos engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, and youll see why they recently took home the nations most outstanding chapter award. Youll also learn about a pie toss fundraiser.
Youll find the detailed lesson plans that honor society members used to teach engineering and science fundamentals to 75 fifth grades at Spreckels elementary school last year. Youll find all kinds of information about the tutoring the honor society provides to fellow UCSD undergrads.
Honor society members also cleaned up local beaches, cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner for a local family in need, helped with trail restoration, walked in MS Walk 2007, helped run the Sally Ride TOYchallenge and participated in the Sally Ride Festival, which is an event that exposes 5th to 8th grade girls to opportunities for careers in science and engineering.
This is just a sample of the groups service activities.
And then there are the social events for engineering students. UCSDs Tau Beta Pi chapter brings students together and encourages interactions with engineering professors because they know that education is not a solitary enterprise.
Sometimes professional development is the goal of the events. Sometimes the goal is fun and sometimes the fun comes from throwing pie as outlined in project number 24 UCSD Tau Beta Pie Toss. For a small donation, students threw whip cream-filled pie tins at Tau Beta Pi members as a part of E-Games, one of the colorful events that make up Engineers Week at the Jacobs School.
Even with a pie toss, the students continued their quest for improvement and innovation, as noted in the annual report.
Tau Beta Pie Toss Special problems:
More thought should have been given to the cleanup since whipped cream is oily and did not come off very well.
People were excited to get pie-d and ot
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