Missouri Epsilon

University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Charter Date   May 24, 1925

Chapter No.   6

Advisor   Dr. Jacob McFarland

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Annual Chapter Reports

Missouri Epsilon


Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Missouri felt the need of an organization to sponsor the ideals of Pi Tau Sigma and accordingly prepared a petition for a charter. The charter was granted on May 24, 1925, and National President G. A. Young installed the Missouri Epsilon Chapter. Professor G. D. Newton and J. R. Wharton ere initiated as honorary members by Professor Young, then these three member> initiated the eleven students as charter members. Missouri Epsilon Chapter awards the outstanding sophomore in the mechanical engineering curriculum, participates in the annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, and sends a letter of encouragement and advice to incoming freshmen.

2018-2019 Kristen Howorka, President

Fall 2018: Our chapter organized several volunteer community activities and chapter/college wide presentations. Community service was held twice at the Food Bank of Central Missouri for initiates and active members. Our chapter also hosted President Mun Choi on behalf of the Mechanical Engineering Department (MAE) within the college of engineering. All Engineering students and faculty were invited to attend and President Choi spoke on his efforts as President of the National Pi Tau Sigma Chapter and how Mizzou Engineering stands apart from other programs. The Vice President of Beverage Concentrate Operations for Dr Pepper also spoke to all active members to wrap up the fall semester with a presentation on professionalism and success in the working world. Additionally, a fundraiser took place at the close of the fall semester in the form of a profit share with Shakespeare's Pizza. Towards the end of the semester we held initiation and inducted eleven new members.

Spring 2019: Missouri Epsilon organized, helped plan, and volunteered to work as a chapter for the College of Engineering Career Fair which boasted over 150 employers in attendance. We were one of seven organizations chosen to represent the college by hosting this event. Our goal in our participating was to demonstrate our commitment to the college and showcase all that Pi Tau Sigma has to offer eligible students through professional, academic, and personal growth. Again, we did a profit share with Shakespeare’s Pizza, just prior to spring break, as a way to engage socially and support our organization while doing so. We were also grateful to host a fellow Alumni from Burns & McDonnell who spoke about his Mechanical Engineering experience. We also held initiation and inducted eight new members. We will be co-hosting a presentation by the Department Chair, PhD researcher, and professor Dr. Noah Manring to speak on his research and commitment to Mizzou Engineering at the beginning of May. Our co-host is ASME and we are hoping to promote and demonstrate our involvement within the college by encouraging all students to attend and participate in the Q&A to follow.