Brown University School of Engineering

Students Inducted into Tau Beta Pi

December 12, 2019

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, inducted 20 new members into the Rhode Island Alpha chapter at Brown University in ceremonies at Brown and the University of Rhode Island. Fourteen juniors were inducted along with six seniors.

Among the 14 juniors elected were: Ryan Bain (chemical engineering), David Charatan ’21 (computer engineering), Evan Dastin-Van Rijn ’21 (biomedical engineering), Jasmine Gabor ’21 (chemical engineering), Kyle Gevinski ’21 (electrical engineering), Elizabeth Healy ’21 (mechanical engineering), Ian Ho ’21 (mechanical engineering), John Huddleston ’21 (mechanical engineering), Graham Keeley ’21 (mechanical engineering), Braxton Morrison ’21 (biomedical engineering), Kitty Moy ’21 (chemical engineering), Leinani Roylo ’21 (mechanical engineering), Paul Secchia ’21 (biomedical engineering), and Nicholas Simone ’21 (mechanical engineering).

The six seniors elected included: Michelle Adler ’20 (biomedical engineering), Grayson Daly ’20 (mechanical engineering), Eren Derman ’20 (computer engineering), Haley Mander ’20 (computer engineering), Jessica Remeis ’20 (mechanical engineering), and Eric Shaw ’20 (mechanical engineering).


Tau Beta Pi, founded in 1885, is the second oldest Greek-letter honor society in America; the oldest is Phi Beta Kappa. While Phi Beta Kappa is restricted to students in the liberal arts, Tau Beta Pi is designed to “offer appropriate recognition for superior scholarship and exemplary character to students in engineering.” 

In order to be inducted into the prestigious honor society, juniors must rank in the top eighth of their class and seniors must rank in the top fifth of their class. Graduate students who have completed at least 50% of their degree requirements and who rank in the top fifth of their class are also eligible to become candidates for membership. 

The Rhode Island Alpha chapter is not only an honor society to pay tribute to outstanding students, but it also provides a vehicle for these students to assume a role of leadership at Brown and to be of distinctive service. Tau Beta Pi members lead prospective engineering student tours of Barus and Holley and the Engineering Research Center, provide tutoring to freshmen and sophomores, and are active in a variety of other engineering student organizations.