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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 1999
LOCAL STUDENT MEMBER OF TAU BETA PI –
RECIPIENT OF TWO AWARDS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Jason Thuringer of Parkston is a member of the Tau Beta Pi chapter at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) which recently received two awards at the national convention held in Madison, Wisconsin October 7- 9, 1999. Thuringer, a mechanical engineering major, is the Vice- President of Tech’s Tau Beta Pi chapter.
The students received the Secretary’s Commendation Award for having perfect reporting for the past year. A $ 500 scholarship was awarded to the chapter for having received this award for three consecutive years. The second award was for outstanding project activity in each of four diverse areas: assisting the college, promoting engineering, liberal culture, and social. Only 23 of the 220 chapters received both awards.
Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. The members are selected from the upper eighth of the juniors and upper fifth of the seniors majoring in engineering. The selection is based upon scholarship, integrity, breadth of interest both inside and outside of engineering, adaptability, and unselfish activity. It is the aim of the Society to recognize outstanding student engineers and to promote projects which will advance the best interest of engineering education.
Photo caption: The Tau Beta Pi chapter at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology received two awards at the national conference. Pictured L to R are Chris Ahlers ( CENG, Pierre), Jason Thuringer ( ME, Parkston), Amy Landreth ( CE, Chadron, NE), Heidi Anderson ( CE, Rapid City), and Alexa Maxwell ( EE, Rapid City).
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