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Microsoft Word - IA A Project Reports 2012-13 Chapter 1 & 2.docxthe company and the products it designs and sells have evolved overtime. He also discussed the strong ties the company has had with the College of Engineering at Iowa State University and the employee and community focus of the company. He also gave useful pointers for students as they prepare for and enter the workforce. The presentation was informative and several members remained after the meeting for one-on-one discussions with Mr. Rein. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Following are pictures taken during the speaker’s presentation:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.10
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Committee Meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 01/23/2013 Submitted By: Kate Brown
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 11 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 11
Description of Project I. General Description: The General Meeting was attended by 10 cabinet members and 1 advisor. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Committee Chairs and members keep informed of and plan the activities of their committees. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost to the chapter for the committee meeting. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: Filing paperwork for upcoming outreach activities was discussed, specifically for Iowa Alpha’s youth outreach programs: the annual Roller Coaster and Catapult Competitions. The status of the paperwork filled out by the Fall 2012 Projects Initiate Small Group was going to be looked into so that all necessary paperwork can be filled out and submitted in the next couple weeks.
The date of Engineering Futures was finalized with headquarters and announced at the meeting. Cabinet and other members are encouraged to attend if they are able. The topic this semester is Group Process, and will be presented by Dennis Tyner on Saturday, March 9. Committee members were reminded about the upcoming letter stuffing party on Sunday, February 3. The purpose of this event is to stuff envelopes that will be sent out to potential initiates and their parents. David Koch with LyondellBasell was confirmed as a guest speaker for the January 30 General Meeting. Attendance of all members and scholars was encouraged, and a Doodle poll was sent to gain a head count, and get pizza estimates. The Convention Planning Co-Chairs still need to fill four open positions. The positions will be advertised prior to the guest speaker at the next general meeting. Co-chair Grant Anderson will attend the spring career fair to recruit companies to participate in the 2013 national convention to be held at Iowa State in the fall. It was determined that Iowa Alpha should participate in the Engineering Club Fair on Thursday, January 31 to increase the visibility of Tau Beta Pi. Several officers offered to be stationed at the table for part, or all, of the event. An updated copy of the spring 2013 schedule was distributed to committee members in attendance. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.11
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Committee Meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 2/6/2013 Submitted By: Kate Brown and eVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 15 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 15
Description of Project I. General Description: The General Meeting was attended by 12 cabinet members and 3 advisors. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Committee Chairs and members keep informed of and plan the activities of their committees. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost to the chapter for the committee meeting. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: Up coming events included the Initiate Pizza Party on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00PM in 1115 Pearson; a Puff Mobile competition at the general meeting on Wednesday, February 13; and discussion of Iowa Alpha By-law changes to allow the membership of distance education students at the general meeting on Wednesday, February 27.
The date of Engineering Futures has finalized with headquarters and will be held on Saturday, March 9 in 204 Black Engineering. Cabinet and other members are encouraged to attend if they are able. The topic this semester is Group Process, and will be presented by Dennis Tyner. There will be an Events Authorization Committee meeting on Thursday, February 14, at which the Roller Coaster Competition will be discussed. Project Officers, the President and Advisors should plan to attend. Volunteers at Roller Coaster Competition will need to undergo background checks. The Convention Planning Co-Chairs still need to fill transportation, publicity tours and activity chair positions. The Chapter has been requested to participate in the Honor Society Information Wednesday, February 13. The event will provide an opportunity to increase the visibility of Tau Beta Pi. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.12 INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Committee Meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 02/20/2013 Submitted By: Kate Brown
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 9 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 9
Description of Project I. General Description: The Committee Meeting was attended by 7 cabinet members and 2 advisors. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Committee Chairs and members keep informed of and plan the activities of their committees. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost to the chapter for the committee meeting. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The Committee meeting allowed cabinet members to discuss items relating to new initiates, including the small groups, engineering futures, and youth outreach programs. A planning meeting for the Fall 2013 National Convention was discussed, and open convention committee head positions were mentioned.
The amendments to the Tau Beta Pi Constitution decided on during the Fall 2012 National Convention were discussed. It was noted that a live vote would take place during the general meeting on February 27, and a Doodle poll would be open in the interim so that members unable to attend the meeting in person could still vote. Updates were given on the recent Engineering Student Council (ESC) meeting, the Honor Society Informational meeting and the District 11 Conference in Minneapolis. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.13
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Committee Meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 3/6/2013 Submitted By: Kate Brown
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 11 Number of Electees: 9 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 20
Description of Project I. General Description: The Committee Meeting was attended by 10 cabinet members 1 advisor and 9 initiates. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Committee Chairs and members keep informed of and plan the activities of their committees. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost to the chapter for the committee meeting. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: A welcome was extended to the initiates attending the meeting. The initiates were informed that a Bent Polishing Party would be held on Sunday March 9. In addition to polishing their bent, initiates were requested to also pay their dues of $80.00 at Bent Polishing Party.
Concerning the Roller Coaster and Catapult Competitions, it was noted that College of Engineering approval had been obtained. A food waiver for an approved pizza vendor need to be submitted as well as the Risk management registration form with the names of volunteers to gat their background checks. Members interested in attending the District 11 Conference in Minneapolis were requested to register by Friday, March 15. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.14
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Committee Meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 3/6/2013 Submitted By: Kate Brown and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 12 Number of Electees: 4 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 16
Description of Project I. General Description: The Committee Meeting was attended by 9 cabinet members 2 advisors and 4 initiates and a faculty volunteer. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Committee Chairs and members keep informed of and plan the activities of their committees. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost to the chapter for the committee meeting. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: A welcome was extended to the initiates attending the meeting. Initiate Small Group presentations would be presented at the General Meeting on April 3 to be followed by the election of new members. Attendance of initiates was mandatory and small group leaders and other members were requested to attend to facilitate election of new members.
Concerning the Roller Coaster Competition, it was noted that about 15 team ware expected to participate and additional volunteers were needed if the completion was to run smoothly. The President, Recording Secretary, Initiation Officer and 2 Advisors had indicated they planned to attend the District 11 Conference in Minneapolis on April 5 and 6. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.15
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Committee Meeting – Officer Elections New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 04/10/2013 Submitted By: Kate Brown and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 16 Number of Electees: 7 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 23
Description of Project I. General Description: The Committee Meeting was attended by 12 cabinet officers, 2 member, 7 initiates and 2 advisors. Officer elections were held for cabinet positions becoming vacant at the end of the semester. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Committee Chairs and members keep informed of and plan the activities of their committees. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost to the chapter for the meeting. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The main purpose of the meeting was to hold election of new officers for positions becoming vacant following the spring semester. Fortunately, many of the current officer indicated they would continue in their current positions at least through Fall Semester 2013. The following new Officers were elected: Corresponding Secretary: Lauren Wickham Kolstad Treasurer: Dennis Van Woert
         
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.16
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Project Name: Committee Meeting – Vermeer Corporation New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 04/24/2013 Submitted By: Grant Anderson and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 9 Number of Electees: 5 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 3 Person Hours Participating: 15
Description of Project I. General Description:   The General Meeting was attended by 7 cabinet members, 2 advisors and 5 initiates. Two representative from the Vermeer Corporation also attended. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Committee Meetings are an important means by which the Chapter officers and members keep informed of ongoing and planned activities. Corporate speakers attending meetings of the chapter offer insight into the professional world and give attending members industry perspective. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No Yes) Committee meetings of the Chapter are held every other week during the semester. Times and locations are set at the beginning of the semester and announcements of the meetings and its agenda is communicated to members through the weekly Iowa Alpha eBent. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: Pizza and drinks were provided by the Vermeer Corporation. No costs were incurred by the Chapter. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The presenters from the Vermeer Company were very good. Vermeer is a family owned company which markets more than 100 agricultural and industrial (mining, pumping, processing) machine products worldwide. This company based in Pella, Iowa, hires a range of engineering disciplines and has various career opportunities available. The speakers gave a history of the company, which has undergone significant growth in recent years. Very useful tips on interviewing and what to look in a company when starting a career were also provided.
VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Attached are pictures taken during the Vermeer Corporation presentation:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.17
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Initiate Small Group - Convention Campus/Laboratory Tours New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 03/7/2013, 03/14/2013 and 04/02/2013
Submitted By: Robert Mayer and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 2 Number of Electees: 7 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 35
Description of Project I. General Description:   The purpose of the project was to identify engineering laboratories that would expose Tau Beta Pi convention attendees to the range of laboratory and research experiences available to students in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. The small group identified a set of campus tour packages II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Iowa Alpha organizes initiate small groups to allow initiates to demonstrate their ability to work in a group and complete a project. The Small groups help determine whether the initiates meet Tau Beta Pi’s character requirement. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Meetings were arranged using a Doodle poll. The convenient location in a engineering building on campus was chosen for the meetings of the small group. A large amount of the work was undertaken by small group members was visiting laboratories in their own or other departments and talking with the faculty members responsible for the laboratory. Meeting structure consisted of group discussion, PowerPoint creation/design, and planning for the presentation itself. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost for the small group to undertake its work. The personnel requirements included a Small group leader and the active participation of all initiates in the group. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The small group was successful in arranging a set of tour packages that will educate Tau Beta Pi members and prospective graduate students to engineering laboratories on campus. Tours encompassing all of the departments within the College of Engineering were identified as well as the development work of several campus students groups such as the solar car team.
VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Following are possible laboratory tours identified by the small group: Microelectronics Research Center Address: 1925 Scholl Road, Ames, Iowa Director: Prof. Vikram Dalal Contact Person: Nancy Johnson email: [email protected] Tel: 515-294-7732 Labs and Facilities: Organic electronics lab - Organic solar cells Plasma CVD reactors - nC-Si and a-Si solar cells Metallization lab - Plasma sputtering (ITO, ZnO) and Thermal evaporation Measurements labs Silicon nanofabrication lab - MOSFETs, BJTs etc on Si wafers. Website: www.mrc.iastate.edu WIND TUNNEL LAB Contact: Bill Rickard Email: [email protected] Minimum amount of time: 15-20 minutes Optimal Tour Size: 15-25 people Location: Howe Hall Description: The tour will include a tour of the tornado lab in the basement and a tour of the wind tunnel lab upstairs. METal LAB Contact: Judy Vance Email: [email protected] Minimum amount of time: 15-20 minutes Optimal Tour Size: 15-20 people Location: Black Hall Description: The tour includes a demonstration of METal Lab, the virtual simulation lab. Environmental Engineering Research Lab Located in 123 Town Engineering Building Contact Person: Shihwu Sung Preferred tour times and Length of Tour: awaiting response The lab provides chemical analysis and related training and consultation services in support of research sponsored by the ISU Office of Biotechnology. Experiments performed: Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, Automated Analysis, Mercury Analysis, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography, and Carbon Analysis Institute for Transportation (InTrans) Located off campus, in the ISU Research Park Contact Person: Shauna Hallmark Preferred Tour Times and Length of Tour: awaiting response InTrans does a lot of different things, but 3 interesting parts of it are the mobile concrete lab, the geotechnical mobile lab, and the MiniCym mobile driving simulator.
Center for Crops Utilization Research 1041 Food Sciences Building Contacts CCUR: Peggy Best, [email protected] Fermentation Facility: [email protected] [email protected] Website: http://www.ccur.iastate.edu/index.html Facilities: Wet & dry processing pilot plants, Hazardous Solvents pilot plant, Technology transfer pilot plant, Fermentation facility, Test kitchen and sensory lab, and Research labs (Bioprocessing engineering, Grain quality, Carbohydrate chemistry, etc) Glassblowing Studio Location: Old Sweeney Contact: Dr. Steve Martin, [email protected] Facility includes ovens and glass blowing tools Polymer Composites Lab Location: Gilman Hall Contact: Dr. Michael Kessler Lab focuses: Polymer composite manufacturing techniques, Smart materials, Polymer nanocomposites, Bio- based polymers and composites, Thermal analysis Special notes: Tour group size is limited, Multiple tours can be arranged Ames Laboratory Location: On campus Contact: Breehan Lucchesi Lab Focus: Energy Solutions Lab Divisions: Applied Math & Computational Sciences Chemical and Biological Sciences Materials Sciences and Engineering Environmental & Protection Sciences Simulation, Modeling & Decision Science Special notes: Tour group size is limited, Multiple tours can be arranged Zaffarano Hall Location: On campus Contact: Alex Travesset Lab focus: Various applications of physics Special note: Tours can easily be arranged Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory Black Engineering Dr. Heindel Investigates hydrodynamics and mixing in gas-liquid, gas-solid, and gas-liquid-solid systems Utilizes X-ray flow visualization techniques, gas-liquid mass transfer and bubble column hydrodynamics Structures Labs Town Engineering Doug Wood Test bridge loads and research new methods for making structures safer and more cost-efficient Work space for the Steel Bridge team for the American Society of Civil Engineers
Cyclone Racing Nuclear Engineering Formula: [email protected] Baja: [email protected] SAE International Team participates in two of SAE International’s design series competitions: Formula and Baja Team PrISUm Sweeney Hall [email protected] Student-run organization that has been building and racing solar cars since 1990 3D Machine Vision Laboratory Location: Howe Contact: Dr. Song Zhang Developed first real-time imaging system that simultaneously measures and realizes 3D images Technology used by Radiohead to produce “House of Cards” music video IMSE/ME Teaching Labs Located in Black Engineering Bldg. Contact Frank Peters ([email protected]) Complete tour = ~20 minutes Facilities: Machining and CNC Labs Metalcasting Systems Lab Polymer Processing Lab Welding/Materials Testing Lab Rapid Prototyping Lab (in Sweeney) Additional Tours Research Park Biorenewables Building Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab Lunabotics Club Vibrations Lab Planetarium, Physics Club Observatory, Zambrano
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.18
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Initiate Small Group - Convention Social/Recreation New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 03/05/2013, 03/12/2013 and 03/27/2013
Submitted By: Bradley Coffman and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 2 Number of Electees: 2 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 10
Description of Project I. General Description:   The purpose of the small group project was to identify fun late-night activities for convention delegates to partake in during their time in Ames and identify possible discounts for these activities. The small group was composed of a leader and two small group members. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Iowa Alpha organizes initiate small groups to allow initiates to demonstrate their ability to work in a group and complete a project. The Small groups help determine whether the initiates meet Tau Beta Pi’s character requirement. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Meetings were held at a convenient location in a engineering building on campus. Three meeting of the small group were held. In addition, small group members visited a number of campus and local businesses to identify potential activities and possible discounts for convention attendees. Team members also prepared a PowerPoint presentation and presented their findings at a general meeting of the Chapter. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost for the small group to undertake its work. Active participation of the two members of the group was needed for a successful outcome. V. Special Problems: None
VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The two members of the small group was successful in identifying a number of after hours activities for Convention Delegates and arranging a possible discounts for them. The presentation to the general Meeting was well received by the other initiates and the Tau Beat Pi members. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Following are the main social activities and discounts identified: Entertainment Options: ISU Memorial Union Underground Contact during first week of fall semester to work out any deals they may have available. Delegates will be able to use lanyards/name tags as ID Cyclone Cinema Movies shown at Carver Thursday-Sunday at 7 and 10 pm. Free to all students (ISU and other students) Maintenance-Shop, Memorial Union If there are concerts or performers during the Convention, Iowa Alpha advertise the performance as an entertainment option Haunted Forest – held around Halloween East of the football stadium Possibility of discounts for groups, if number and day is known Perfect Games $2 Bowling by showing Tau Beta Pi Convention ID Eating establishments Jimmy Johns Willing to donated food for meals Send itinerary to email address for specific details Pizza Pit Sponsorship request has been pepared Pita Pit/Fighting Burrito Need formal letter before they can commit anything Jeff’s Pizza Needs a formal letter before anything can be considered. Other Businesses: There was not time for the 2 members of the Small Group to contact additional businesses
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.19
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Initiate Small Group - Convention Souvenir New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 03/07/2013, 3/28/2013 and 04/02/2013
Submitted By: Lisa Garrett
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 1 Number of Electees: 2 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 9
Description of Project I. General Description:   The purpose of the project was to generate ideas for a souvenir to give to the delegates at the upcoming Tau Beta Pi National Convention to be held in Ames in the Fall of 2013. For each of the three small group meetings, the two initiates and the small-group leader were present. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Iowa Alpha requires small group participation by initiates in order for the chapter to determine if each initiate meets Tau Beta Pi's character requirement. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) The first small group meeting was determined by an online Doodle poll, and the next meetings were scheduled at the first meeting. All meetings were held either at a reserved room in the library or a computer lab on campus. Email communication and texting were used to communicate between meetings. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There were no costs for the project, and the only personnel required was a Tau Beta Pi member to lead the small group meetings. V. Special Problems: There were no special problems. VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: All meetings went very smoothly; even with only two initiates, there was good discussion, brainstorming, and research. The group proposed two possible souvenir kits along with associated prices. They presented at a general Tau Beta Pi meeting.
VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Following are souvenir items identified by the small group:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.20 INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: Initiate Small Group - Convention T-shirt/Banner Design New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 03/08/2013, 03/12/2013 and 03/27/2013
Submitted By: Amy Roggendorf
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 2 Number of Electees: 3 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 5
Description of Project I. General Description:   The purpose of the project was to formulate a design for a banner and polo shirt for the Iowa Alpha Volunteers for the upcoming Tau Beta Pi National Convention. The process required 3 meetings, one on March 8 at 5pm, one on March 12 at 8pm, and one on March 27 at 8pm. The small group also met on April 3 at 6:15pm to finalize the presentation for the General Meeting at 7pm. For each small group meeting, there were three initiates and one cabinet member. An adviser was also present. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Iowa Alpha organizes initiate small groups to allow initiates to demonstrate their ability to work in a group and complete a project. The Small groups help determine whether the initiates meet Tau Beta Pi’s character requirement. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Small group meetings were arranged via online scheduling between group members using Doodle. The location was chosen based on convenience. All meetings were held on campus in engineering classrooms. Meeting structure consisted of group discussion, PowerPoint creation/design, and planning for the presentation itself. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost for the small group to undertake its work. Active participation of all initiates in the group was needed for a successful outcome. V. Special Problems: None
 
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.21
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Project Name: Initiate Small Group - Project - Pi Mile Run New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 03/12/2013, 03/26/2013 and 04/02/2013
Submitted By: Deborah Metz
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 2 Number of Electees: 9 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 45
Description of Project I. General Description:   The Pi Mile Run Initiate Small group provided an opportunity for initiates to meet each other and work as a group. They are given the responsibility to plan for the Pi Mile Run the Chapter holds each year during the Fall Semester. The goal is to have as much of the event planned as possible or the project team to implement in the fall. After doing the planning, the group presents their work to the members and other initiates and a General Meeting of the Chapter. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The purpose of the small groups is to identify the characteristics of each individual initiate as a means to help determine their qualifications for Tau Beta Pi membership. The group leaders are to evaluate the leadership and character of the initiates based on how they perform in the small group. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) The small group leaders set up the meeting time based on the initiate’s schedules. A Doodle poll was sent out and completed by each of the initiates and a time was determined from that. A room was then found and reserved on campus in a building that houses the majority of the initiate’s majors. If an initiate could not make a meeting, and gave prior notice, a time was set up to meet with them individually by the group leaders. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: The room reservation was no cost. The personnel required is a small group leader who is a member of Tau Beta Pi. V. Special Problems: The only problem encountered was finding a time that worked well for every initiate and group leader. Using Doodle, greatly helped with this problem and a time was found that worked for everyone.
VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: Every initiate that came to the meetings participated in the activities that were given and contributed to planning the event. The small group leaders were able to evaluate each initiate appropriately. Everyone in the small group was able to present their organization to the members. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: The date, October 5, 2013, was identified which was on a non-football weekend and did not have too many competing 5 Km races, with the alternative date to be September 28, 2013. Possible donor options were identified, categorized, and contact information found for them. Possible logos for the event were developed as follows:
The template for a half page flyer was also created:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.22
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete each of the seven sections below. Any additional information which may be helpful to another chapter would also be appreciated, but do not send extraneous material that would not be useful to other chapters.
Project Name: 2013 Tau Beta Pi Convention Planning meeting X New Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 02/28/2013
Submitted By: German Parada and Grant Anderson
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 8 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 10
Description of Project I. General Description:   The meeting was attended by 4 cabinet officers 2 members and 2 advisors. as follows: German Parada - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Grant Anderson - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Andrew Gall - Facilities Chair Meghan Cronin – Information Desk Co-Chair Renee Megchelsen - Information Desk Co-Chair Katherine Brown - President LeVern Faidley – Chief Advisor Richard Smith - Advisor Unable to attend the meeting were: Sean McCullough - Volunteers Chair Lisa Garrett - Tours and Activities Co-Chair Amy Roggendorf - Tours and Activities Co-Chair Rob Mayer - Tours and Activities Co-Chair Bradley Coffman – Tours and Activities Co-Chair Seth Lang – Initiation Officer II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The purpose of the meeting was to discuss with the Iowa Alpha members who have volunteered for leadership positions in preparation of 2013 Tau Beta Pi National Convention the responsibilities of their positions and planning for the Convention that needs to be done during the spring semester. The meeting also provided an opportunity for the members who will be working closely together over the next several months to become better acquainted. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) A Doodle poll was sent to convention committee chairs and Chapter leadership to arrange their participation in the Convention Planning meeting. The meeting was then called for the date and time when
the maximum number of people could attend. An agenda was prepared by the 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chairs and they also led the discussion during the meeting. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost related to the meeting. Participation of Convention committee chairs is essential in the effective organization of the convention. V. Special Problems: The meeting had to be postponed from the original date due to a blizzard and the cancellation of late afternoon and evening classes. The change of date resulted in several committee chairs being unable to attend the meeting. VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The meeting was an effective introduction to committee members of everything that needs to be done before the national convention. It gave certain committee members things to do over the course of the next month or so, such as preparing for initiate small groups and the convention site visit. However, the fact that many members could not attend somewhat diminished the effectiveness of the meeting. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Following is the agenda for the meeting: Things to be done from manual: Arrangements chairs: • Talk to alumni, work with publicity on this • Letter of welcome (2-6 month period before convention, due by June 1) • TRANSPORTATION • Need letter of welcome from dean dated first day of convention • Recommend menus to the Arrangements Chair for approval, stating prices, taxes, gratuities, and policies regarding guarantees. Send these recommendations to the AST prior to the spring inspection visit. HEADQUARTERS will arrange the menus. • Look at initiation • Find speakers Tours and Activities: • Determine souvenirs (see manual) • Determine banner design (see manual) • T-shirts Facilities: • Stay in contact with hotel • Obtain quotes for AV equipment. Be sure to include the 'in-house' company, and send bills to AST • Work with AST to become familiar with meeting room requirements. You are not responsible for assigning meeting rooms. • Secure the use of at least one computer with word processing software, one or two printers, and one copier (or have copy facilities nearby). A scanner can provide the copy requirements. • Locate your local Kinkos or other quick copy store Info desk/registration: • Prepare packets of host chapter information (programs, maps, etc.) for distribution during registration. • The AST will provide detailed instructions on registration to the committee chair the day before the Convention opens.
• Be prepared to deal with specific problems that delegates will encounter. Prior to the Convention the committee should work with the Arrangements Chair, Treasurer, and other committees to find ways to solve the problems. • Be sure you have adequate numbers of people, especially for Sunday AM Treasurer: • Establish a checking account in the name of the "The Tau Beta Pi Association -- Convention Fund." The Treasurer should be the only person authorized to make deposits and withdrawals. The account should be entirely separate from the host chapter's regular bank account. • Obtain a Convention advance from the AST for deposit to the account to cover pre-Convention expenses. Such expenses may be advance purchases of souvenirs, advance hotel deposit, or other items. Budgetary limits are left to the Treasurer's judgment and recommendations from the AST. Contracts and payments of ‘big ticket’ items such as the souvenir and transportation should be given to the AST to handle. Other: What should head table seating fall under? Find someone to take photograph? Guest program? What should we do with publicity? Corporate donations?
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.23
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Project Name: 2013 Convention Planning meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 4/17/2013
Submitted By: German Parada, Grant Anderson and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 7 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 10
Description of Project I. General Description:   Participants in the 2013 Convention Planning meetings included: German Parada - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Grant Anderson - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Andrew Gall - Facilities Chair Meghan Cronin – Information Desk Co-Chair Renee Megchelsen - Information Desk Co-Chair Katherine Brown - President LeVern Faidley – Chief Advisor II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The main purpose of the meeting was to prepare for the forthcoming inspection trip of Curt Gomulinski, Executive Director, Secretary-Treasurer and Editor of Tau Beta Pi, and Roger Hawks, the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. II. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) A Doodle poll was sent to convention committee chairs and Chapter leadership to arrange their participation in the Convention Planning meeting. The meeting was then called for the date and time when the maximum number of people could attend. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost related to the meeting. Participation of Convention committee chairs is essential in the effective organization of the convention. V. Special Problems: None
VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The meeting was successful in preparing a timetable for the inspection trip and identifying individuals who could participate in the various meetings scheduled. It was noted that the Headquarters Officers had requested a meeting with the new dean of Engineering. The Convention Arrangements Co-chairs agreed to prepare an itinerary for the site visit and send it to Tau Beta Pi Headquarters for comment/approval and to prepare a letter to the Dean as background to the meeting with her. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.24
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Project Name: 2013 Convention Inspection Visit X New Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 4/23/2013 and 4/24/2013
Submitted By: German Parada and Grant Anderson
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 9 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 10 Person Hours Participating: 30
Description of Project I. General Description:   Iowa Alpha members participating in the 2013 Convention Inspection Visit included: German Parada - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Grant Anderson - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Renee Megchelsen - Information Desk Co-Chair Andrew Gall - Facilities Chair Lisa Garrett - Tours and Activities Co-Chair Katherine Brown - President LeVern Faidley – Chief Advisor Amy Kaleita Forbes - Advisor James Hill – Advisor Also attending some of the meetings were Julie Kieffer from the Iowa State University Conference Planning and Management and Haley Cook from the Ames Convention and Business Bureau. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The purpose of the inspection trip was to check the hotels, conference facilities and other venues to be used during the convention and discuss with the Iowa Alpha members who have volunteered for leadership positions in preparation of 2013 Tau Beta Pi National Convention the responsibilities of their positions and planning for the Convention that needs to be done to make the Convention a success. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No X Yes) A tentative itinerary was prepared for the site visit and provided for comment and amendment to Curt Gomulinski, Executive Director, Secretary-Treasurer and Editor of Tau Beta Pi, and Roger Hawks, the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer two weeks prior to the visit. The Convention Chairs and Chapter officers were contacted by E-mail to determine their availability during the site visit. The Dean Of Engineering was also contacted to determine her availability to meet with the Tau Beta Pi headquarters Officials during their visit. Julie Kieffer and Haley Cook were also notified of the visit and participated in a few of the site tours.
 
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.25
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Project Name: 2013 Convention Planning meeting New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 5/5/2013
Submitted By: German Parada, Grant Anderson and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 7 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 10
Description of Project I. General Description:   Participants in the 2013 Convention Planning meetings included: German Parada - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Grant Anderson - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Alicia Maher – Convention Treasurer Andrew Gall - Facilities Chair Renee Megchelsen - Information Desk Co-Chair Katherine Brown - President LeVern Faidley – Chief Advisor Richard Smith - Advisor II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The main purpose of the meeting was to prepare for a meeting with Dr. Gary Mirka and Joel Johnson from the College of Engineering leadership to discuss the outcome of the Tau Beta Pi Headquarters Inspection Trip and possible areas of support needed from the College of Engineering. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) A Doodle poll was sent to convention committee chairs and Chapter leadership to arrange their participation in the Convention Planning meeting. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost related to the meeting. Participation of Convention committee chairs is essential in the effective organization of the convention. V. Special Problems: None
VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The meeting was successful in identifying a number of areas in which support from the College of Engineering would be necessary and/or desirable. These included:
• Assistance in selection of College/University officials to provide a welcome and farewell to the delegates;
• Assistance in establishment of a separate student organization account for the Convention; • Assistance of the College’s Graphic Artist in preparation of the Iowa Alpha portion of the Tau
Beta Pi Banner; • Assistance in the transfer of funds from the Iowa Alpha Endowment with the Iowa State
University Foundation to the Iowa Alpha Student Organization Account; • Possible funding of Volunteer Polo shirts, souvenir, and other costs associated with hosting the
Convention, not expected to exceed $2,500.
VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.26
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Project Name: Convention Planning Meeting with Deans Office New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 5/6/2013
Submitted By: German Parada and Grant Anderson and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 8 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 8
Description of Project I. General Description:   Iowa Alpha members participating in the Convention Planning Meeting with Dr. Gary Mirka and Mr. Joel Johnson from the Deans Office included: German Parada - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Grant Anderson - 2013 Convention Arrangements Co-chair Alicia Maher – Convention Treasurer Renee Megchelsen - Information Desk Co-Chair Katherine Brown - President LeVern Faidley – Chief Advisor Amy Kaleita Forbes - Advisor James Hill – Advisor Also attending was Julie Kieffer from the Iowa State University Conference Planning and Management. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the outcome of the Tau Beta Pi Headquarters Inspection Trip and possible areas of support needed from the College of Engineering. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No X Yes) The College of Engineering leadership requested the meeting to discuss the organizational, personnel and budgetary aspects of hosting the Tau Beta Pi National Convention. In particular they wanted to be sure the Chapter was organized to successfully host the Convention and to identify areas in which the College of Engineering could assist the Chapter and for which support would be requested. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost related to the meeting. Participation of Convention committee chairs is essential in the effective organization of the convention.
V. Special Problems: Because the meeting was held during finals week, a number of Iowa Alpha officers with leadership positions in hosting the Convention were unable to attend the meeting. VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: Overall, the meeting was very successful. Following are specific areas in which the College offered its assistance:
• Identification of the Model Initiation Ceremony as a College/University Activity thereby assuming liability coverage for the event
• Assistance in selection of College/University officials to provide a welcome and farewell to the delegates. Participation of Dr. Rajala, Dean of Engineering, in the opening banquet and Dr. Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost in the Major Awards Banquet has been confirmed.
• Assistance of the College’s Graphic Artist in preparation of the Iowa Alpha portion of the Tau Beta Pi Banner and obtaining clearance for use of Iowa State University copyrighted symbols and logos
• Financial support for a reception for visiting Tau Beta Pi Advisors during the Convention
VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures:
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.27
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Project Name: Speaker selection for Tau Beta Pi Banquet New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 4/28/2013 Submitted By: LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 4 Number of Electees: 1 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 6
Description of Project I. General Description:   In order to increase participation of Tau Beta Pi members, initiates, alumni and ISU Engineering Faculty in the Tau Beta Pi Initiation Ceremony and Banquet, a special effort is made to identify prominent keynote speakers for the Initiation Banquet. The Chapter identifies individuals who are Iowa Alpha initiates and made significant contributions to their professions. The speaker for Spring semester 2012 was Dr. Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Director, Bioeconomy Institute and Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies. The speaker is generally selected in consultation with the Dean of Engineering, however this was not possible as Dr. Rajala only became dean on 1 April 2013. Therefore, selection was done by the Chapter. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Individuals are identified who through their high professional achievement exemplify Tau Beta Pi’s purpose “to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character” and “their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering”. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No X Yes) When possible, the banquet speaker is selected in consultation with the Dean of Engineering several months in advance of the banquet, to help assure the speaker is available on the date of the banquet. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There was no cost involved in identification of the banquet speaker. The speaker and his wife attended the banquet as the guest of the Chapter’s Chief Advisor. The Chapter’s officers and members were involved in approving the individual invited to speak at the banquet.
V. Special Problems: None. Because the individuals invited to speak are generally very busy and have other commitments Dr. Brown was contacted early in the spring semester to insure he would be available to speak at the 2013 Spring banquet on 28 April 2013. VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The Keynote talk of Dr. Brown was interesting and well received by those attending the banquet. Whether the choice of speaker had a positive influence on banquet attendance is not clear. Attendance of Chapter officers and active members at the Spring 2013 Banquet was fairly good with 10 officers and other members attending. Overall about 120 people attended the banquet including the Dean of Engineering, two Department Chairs and one faculty members. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures:
Dr. RobertDr. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering. He holds the rank of Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Dr. Brown is widely recognized as a leader in thermochemical processing of biomass into energy, fuels, and chemicals. He has been recognized by Biofuels Digest as one of the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy” and his activities have been cited hundreds of times by the media including Nature Magazine, Scientific American, New York Times, BBC, Aljazeera International, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Brown is the founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute,which coordinates ISU’s research, educational, and outreach activities related to biobased products and bioenergy. He also helped launch ISU’s Biorenewable Resources and Technology graduate program, the first such degree-granting program in the United States. He is the director of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies, a center within the Institute for Physical Research and Technology that conducts multi- disciplinary, multi-investigator research into thermochemical conversion of biomass. He was one of the founders of ISU’s BioCentury Research Farm. Dr. Brown received a BS in Physics and BA in Mathematics from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 1976 and his MS (1977) and PhD (1980) in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been a faculty member at Iowa State University since 1983. Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and Distinguished Scientist of the Iowa Academy of Science. He has received numerous awards including the ISU Alumni Association’s Impact Award in 2007 in recognition of his role in increasing the visibility of ISU.
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.28
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Project Name: Tau Beta Pi Endowment and Scholars Program account with the Iowa State University Foundation.
New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: N/A Submitted By: LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities X Scholars Program
Number of Members: 2 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: N/A
Description of Project I. General Description:   In conjunction with the Iowa Alpha Centennial in 2007, a fund raising campaign was undertaken together with the Iowa State University Foundation to solicit donations towards establishment of a Tau Beta Pi Endowment to support the activities of the Chapter. The Tau Beta Pi Endowment was established in 2008. On 30 April 2012 the endowment had a balance of $36,439 ($34,830 in endowed funds, $1,466 in expendable cash and $143 in current cash. Between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2013 (i) gifts of $295 were received; (ii) a spending allocation of $1,328 was transferred from the endowment to expendable cash and (iii) $1,000 was transferred from expendable cash to the Tau Beta Pi Student Organization Account to support outreach activities of the Chapter. The ending balance in the Tau Beta Pi Endowment on 30 April 2013 was $38,785 ($36,990 in endowed funds and $1,795 in expendable cash). The second account the Chapter has at the ISU Foundation is the Tau Beta Pi – Iowa Alpha Scholars Program, which was established in 2008 to support 24 scholarships for first year engineering students (3 from each of the 8 departments within the College of Engineering). During 1 May 2012 - 30 April 2013, $11,750 was disbursed to support the 2012-13 scholars and $12,025 of new contributions were received ($10,000 from members of the Faidley family and $2,025 from other alumni and matching corporate contributions). Net contributions after service charges amounted to $11,424. The balance in the account on 1 May 2012 was $15,101 and decreased to $14,775 on 30 April 2013, sufficient to fully cover the costs of the program for 2013-14. In addition, pledges for future funding of the program from the Faidley family amounted to $24,750 assuring funding for the program for a further 3 years. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The main purpose in establishing an endowment for Iowa Alpha was to provide continuing support for the activities of the Chapter, while the purpose of the scholars program is to (i) recognize excellence among freshman and sophomore engineers, (ii) build a community of engineers spanning all eight departments within the college of engineering, and (iii) increase the awareness of Tau Beta Pi and thereby promote Tau Beta Pi membership when students become eligible as juniors and seniors.
III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No X Yes) The Iowa State University Foundation, maintains the Tau Beta Pi Endowment, a cash account associated with the Endowment and a cash account for the Scholars Program. Disbursement of funds from the Scholars program is done by the College of Engineering IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: The ISU Foundation manages the accounts and the only direct charge is their 5 percent gift fee on new contributions. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The contributions received from donors and income from the endowment over the past year significantly benefited the Chapter’s outreach activities and development of new initiatives. During the period 1 May 2012 – 30 April 2013 a total of $1,000 was transferred from the Endowment cash account to the Chapter’s Student Organization to support Iowa Alpha outreach activities. The Scholars program, in addition to providing the opportunity for very positive interaction with and among outstanding first year engineering students, is having a positive impact on Iowa Alpha membership. During the 4 year the scholars program has been operating, 38 scholars have become eligible for Tau Beta Pi membership and 22 have been initiated. The initiation of 58% of the eligible Tau Beta Pi – Iowa Alpha Scholars compares to initiation of about 16% of all eligible students. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.1.29
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Project Name: Tau Beta Pi Graduation Stoles New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 5/11/2013 Submitted By: LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 30 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 8 Person Hours Participating: 90
Description of Project I. General Description:   Since 2008 the Iowa Alpha Chapter has rewarded members who were active in the Chapter throughout their time as students by providing them Tau Beta Pi stoles when they graduate. Other Tau Beta Pi members are eligible to wear the stoles, by purchasing a stole for $20.00 or renting one for $5.00 ($20.00 deposit and $15.00 refund when the stole was returned) During the 2013 Spring semester graduation ceremony, 12 distinguished members and 17 other student members wore Tau Beta Pi stoles. The stoles are very distinctive on the black gowns worn during the graduation ceremony and make it possible to pick out the Tau Beta Pi members from among the more than 1,000 engineering graduates each semester. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The use of the Tau Beta Pi stole is mainly intended to reward active members for their contributions to the Chapter, but has had the added benefit of identifying Tau Beta Pi members among all graduates, thereby contributing to Tau Beta Pi’s purpose - to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No X Yes) The Cataloger maintains records of Distinguished Members, which includes the following requirements: Fulfill one of the following requirements each semester: · Attend initiate election meeting · Attend Engineering Futures · Attend Cabinet Election Meeting · Assist Chapter Service Project · Be a member of Cabinet Accumulate a minimum of six points every semester according to the following system: · Participation in a chapter service project (3 points each)
· Participation as a small group leader or assistant leader (1 per meeting. And 1 extra point for attending all 3 meetings) · Attend a general or committee meeting or social event (1 point each) · Attend an Engineering Futures session (2 points each) · Participation in another activity that benefits the Chapter (The Cabinet will assign an appropriate number of points) Information on the availability of stoles is sent to all members with a request that graduating seniors complete an on-line Doodle form indicating if they want to buy, rent or receive a stole only if it is free. Stoles are ordered from Headquarters and available for pick-up from the Chief Advisor at a central location prior to graduation day. Rented stoles are returned to the Chief Advisor following the graduation ceremony. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: The Chapter purchases stoles from Tau Beta Pi Headquarters at a price of $22.00 each. Income from the sale of 14 stoles and rental of 3 stoles Spring semester was $295.00. The value of the 12 stoles given to distinguished members and 14 stoles sold to members was $572.00. Actual cost to the Chapter was $277.00. Time spent by the Chief Advisor in delivering the stoles and collecting the rental stoles amounted to about 8 hours. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The use of the stoles is popular among both the active members and other Tau Beta Pi graduates. At Iowa State, all graduates are individually introduced and greeted by the University President or Provost during the graduation ceremony. Therefore, those wearing the Tau Beta Pi stoles were easily identifiable by parents and guests attending the ceremony. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Attached are photos of some of the Iowa Alpha members wearing stoles at graduation:
Chapter 4.2 Initiation Activities
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.2.1
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Project Name: Letter Stuffing Party New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 2/3/2013 Submitted By: Seth Lang and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 10 Number of Electees: 0 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 4 Person Hours Participating: 15
Description of Project I. General Description: The Letter Stuffing Party was attended by 8 Cabinet Officers and 2 Advisors. The letters and initiation calendar/checklist inviting the qualifying undergraduate and graduate students to join Tau Beta Pi were printed and stuffed into envelopes for mailing and distribution. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The purpose is to inform students qualified for Tau Beta Pi membership of their eligibility and send them an invitation to join. Letters are also sent to the parents with USA addresses of the undergraduate students informing them of their son or daughter’s eligibility. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) The Engineering Dean’s Office gets a list of eligible students in both the engineering undergraduate and graduate colleges. Letters from the Dean are sent to the undergraduate students and their parents, and to eligible graduate students. A letter from the Chapter is also sent to the students. The Chief Advisor prints the letters on stationary provided by the Dean’s Office, and the Dean’s Office also provides the envelopes and does the mailing. Iowa Alpha officers and members collate and fold the letters, put them in and seal the envelopes. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: There is no cost to the chapter to print the letters. At least four to six volunteers are needed to stuff the approximately 500 envelopes in a reasonable period of time. V. Special Problems: None. VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: All letters were prepared and sorted either for personal delivery by Iowa Alpha members or to be mailed to eligible students and their parents. With 10 members organized in 3 teams to (i) collate the
letters and schedule of initiate activities, (ii) fold, (iii) place in envelops and (iv) seal the envelops, the work was completed in little more than an hour. The Chief Advisor provided home made cookies for those assisting with the letter stuffing. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: None.
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.2.2
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Project Name: Initiate Pizza Party and Information Session New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 02/23/2013 Submitted By: Seth Lang and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 5 Number of Electees: 26 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 2 Person Hours Participating: 35
  Description of Project I. General Description: A pizza party is held for the students invited to become Tau Beta Pi members to kick off the initiation process. The undergraduate initiates are requested to fill out an Iowa Alpha catalog card and graduate students are requested to fill out both a catalog card and a Report of Eligibility Form. The Initiation Officer or Chapter President gives a PowerPoint presentation describing Tau Beta Pi and the Iowa Alpha initiation process. Spring Semester 24 undergraduates and 2 graduate students attended as well as 3 members and 2 advisors. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Meet with potential new Tau Beta Pi members to inform them about Tau Beta Pi and the Iowa Alpha initiation process. The Pizza party and information session is integral to the initiation process which contributes to Tau Beta Pi’s purpose “to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character”. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) A room is reserved in which to hold the information session (generally 1115 Pearson Hall). The place and time are included in the letter of invitation sent to all eligible students and eligible students are also informed about the Pizza party and information session by E-mail. A Power Point presentation is prepared describing Tau Beta Pi, the Iowa Alpha Chapter and the initiation process and requirements for membership. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: Pizza and soft drinks were ordered for about 60 people at a cost of approximately $120.00. The 3 Iowa Alpha officers and 2 Advisors who attended the information session was sufficient to assist students in completing their catalog cards and answer questions.
 
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.2.3
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Project Name: Initiate Bent Polishing New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 3/10/2013, 3/25/2013, 3/26/2013 and 3/27/2013
Submitted By: Seth Lang
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 4 Number of Electees: 23 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 5 Person Hours Participating: 85
Description of Project I. General Description:   During the Initiation Bent Polishing activity, initiates receive a bronze bent to polish, which they are expected to wear during small group presentations, and the initiation ceremony and banquet. This semester, the bent polishing parties were held on 1 Sunday afternoons and 3 evening during March to accommodate the times and days initiates could participate. During these bent polishing opportunities, 23 initiates, 2 cabinet members, and 2 advisors attended. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Iowa Alpha has had a tradition of Tau Beta Pi initiates being given bents to polish and wear during the initiation ceremony. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) The Chapter has belt sanders, files, vices and other polishing equipment for initiates to use to polish their bents. Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. is generally selected for the bent polishing activity. Initiation Officers and members supervise use of the equipment and initiates are required to wear safety glasses and gloves when using the power equipment. Initiates are sent an e-mail invitation to attend, and are requested pay their $80.00 initiation fee at the event, if they have not already paid. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: The $4.00 cost of each bent is included in the initiation fees. Three to four officers and members are needed to set up the polishing equipment and supervise the initiates. V. Special Problems: None VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: The bent polishing activities went relatively well. Initiates attended each of the four time the equipment was available, with the largest number attending on the Sunday afternoon. Several initiates were unable to attend on the weekend, and attended the sessions held on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday evening. Since nearly all initiates attend the bent polishing activity, initiation dues are collected at the event. VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Following are pictures taken of the initiates polishing their bents.
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.2.4
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Project Name: FAC Pizza Party New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 4/4/2013 Submitted By: Seth Lang and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) X Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 7 Number of Electees: 6 Number of Scholars: 0
Person Hours Organizing: 1 Person Hours Participating: 25
Description of Project I. General Description:   The Friday After Class (FAC) pizza party is a social event held midway through each semester’s initiation activities, where members and initiates can enjoy eating pizza together at a local restaurant. This semester the event was attended by 4 cabinet officers, 2 advisors, 1 member and 6 initiates. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: Provide an opportunity for members and initiates to get to know each other better in an informal setting. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? No Yes) The FAC was held at Pizza Pit, conveniently located just south of campus. Thursday, 4 April from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. was selected as the date for the event. An E-mail announcement was sent to members and initiates inviting them to the event. Attendees arrived at different times depending on their classes. Pizzas were ordered throughout the event to ensure the pizza was hot and the toppings matched the preferences of the attendees. This also guaranteed no pizza was leftover at the conclusion of the event. IV. Cost and Personnel Requirements: Attendance of an Officer with the Chapter’s Student Organization credit card was necessary to pay for the Pizza. The Initiation Officer organized the event, and the President paid $74.00 for the six Pizzas, drinks and a gratuity. V. Special Problems: This semester the date of the FAC fell on Easter Friday. Therefore, the event was moved to the following Thursday, the evening after the Initiate Small Group presentations and new member election. VI. Overall Evaluation/Results: Attendance at the FAC was better than past semesters and the restaurant was much less busy than on a Friday evening. The Chapter will consider holding the event on Thursday evening again in the future.
VII. Index of Exhibits - Attachments/Pictures: Attached below pictures taken during the event.
Iowa Alpha Chapter 4.2.5
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Project Name: Initiation Ceremony and Banquet New X Recurring
Semester: Spring 2013 Date(s) of Project: 04/28/2013
Submitted By: Seth Lang, Kate Brown and LeVern Faidley
Project Area: Community/Liberal Culture University/College Profession/Engineering (K12 Outreach) Chapter/Social
Education/Prof. Dev. X Initiation Activities Scholars Program
Number of Members: 25 Number of Electees: 26 Number of Scholars: 16
Person Hours Organizing: 15 Person Hours Participating: 140
Description of Project I. General Description:   The initiation ceremony and banquet was held on Sunday, 28 April 2013, the day prior to the start of dead week. While the initiation ceremony is taking place a reception is held for parents and guests of the initiates and other attendees at the banquet. A ceremony for the 2013-14 Tau Beta Pi – Iowa Alpha Scholars was held during the reception. Tau Beta Pi members who are parents of the initiates are invited to attend the initiation ceremony as observers. II. Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of Tau Beta Pi: The initiation ceremony and banquet is the culmination of the initiation process. The initiation of new undergraduates, graduate students and Eminent Engineers as members contributes to Tau Beta Pi’s purpose “to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character” and “their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering”. III. Organization/Administration: (in conjunction with another group? X No Yes) Rooms for the initiation ceremony and banquet are reserved in the Scheman Building of the Iowa State center about 6 months to 1 year in advance to insure rooms are available. The keynote speaker is also identified several months in advance for the person to confirm availability. Four weeks before the banquet, new initiates are informed of their election and students, parents other guests are sent invitations. The new Tau Beta Pi – Iowa Alpha Scholars identified by the College of Engineering are also informed of their selection and they and their parents are invited to attend the reception and banquet. The menu for the banquet buffet dinner is also chosen. Three weeks before the banquet, members to help with the ceremony are recruited and chapter officers and active members are invited by the Chief Advisor to attend the banquet as his guest. Three days before the banquet, the final tally of banquet attendees is made and given to the caterer and the banquet programs and nametags are printed. Members assisting with the initiation ceremony, reception and banquet are requested to arrive about one and a half hours before the ceremony to set up the initiation room and prepare the reception area and banquet room.
   
Ames, Iowa
 Undergraduate  Students    
Eric  Campbell   Joshua  Leyh   Brett  Cowen   Sydney  McKechnie   John  Deutsch   Matthew  Mouw   Ryan  Hall   Thomas  Patton   Christopher  Harre   Michael  Rosenthal   Amanda  Hudson   Anthony  Schimek   Benjamin  Jacobson   Brandon  Schnier   Bradley  Jimenez   Chad  Tenold   Bo-­Ra  Kim   Isabella  Walsh   Danielle  Kimler   Chloe  Ward   Cameron  Lafollette   Lauren  Wickham  Kolstad   Adam  Lawrence                
Graduate  Students    
  Eminent  Engineers  
Anson  Marston  Distinguished  Professor  in  Engineering   Gary  and  Donna  Hoover  Chair  in  Mechanical  Engineering   Director,  Bioeconomy  Institute  and  Center  for  Sustainable  
Environmental  Technologies    
   
Banquet Program
  Welcome   Seth  Lang     Initiation  Officer     Opening  remarks   Dr.  Sarah  Rajala     Dean,  College  of  Engineering     James  and  Katherine  Melsa  Professor  in  Engineering     President’s  perspective   Kate  Brown     President     Keynote  Speaker   Dr.  Robert  Brown  
  Anson  Marston  Distinguished  Professor  in  Engineering,       Closing  Remarks   Seth  Lang     Initiation  Officer  
Menu  
  Entrees  
Buttered  whole  kernel  corn    
     
 
Tau Beta Pi – Iowa Alpha Scholars  
The Tau Beta Pi – Iowa Alpha Scholars Program was established in 2009 by the Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society to provide financial assistance to ISU engineering students and increase recognition and appreciation of Tau Beta Pi.   Participants in the program are selected by the College of Engineering Scholarships and Awards Committee from among the top one-eighth of ISU first year engineering students and cover all eight departments within the College of Engineering. Those selected for the program receive a $500 scholarship, participate in peer group activities and have the opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with current Tau Beta Pi members. They can also attend Tau Beta Pi engineering leadership training workshops and speaker forums and be actively involved in Iowa Alpha outreach and community service activities. Many of the scholars who have become members when they are eligible as juniors or seniors have assumed leadership positions within the chapter. The program for Fall 2013 will be carried out under the leadership of Tau Beta Pi members serving as the Scholar’s Program Co-chairs.   The   chapter  would   like   to   congratulate   the   following  24   students   selected  as   the  2013-­14  Tau Beta Pi - Iowa Alpha scholars.
Mason Berhenke   Corona Kenowski   Elena Ewaldz   Andrew Kitahara   Jared Frese   Tate Klocke   David Gardner   Tiffany Lam   Dillan Glock   Kyle Linares   Alicia Guzman   Omar Longou   William Hendricks   Joel Lynch   Jacqueline Holtz   Laurel Meier   Melynda Hoover   Brandon Ophoff   Allen Johnson   Samuel Sparland   Justin Jones   Elmer Tse   Sara Jones   Dean Vanevery  
    The  chapter  would  like  to  express  its  appreciation  to  the  Iowa  State  University  Foundation  and   ISU  alumni,  particularly  the  Faidley  family  and  matching  gift  companies,  who  have  provided   support  for  the  program.          
Keynote Speaker  
Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering Director, Bioeconomy Institute and Center for Sustainable
Environmental Technologies Dr. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering. He holds the rank of Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Dr. Brown is widely recognized as a leader in thermochemical processing of biomass into energy, fuels, and chemicals. He has been recognized by Biofuels Digest as one of the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy” and his activities have been cited hundreds of times by the media including Nature Magazine, Scientific American, New York Times, BBC, Aljazeera International, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Brown is the fou