Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha
Baltimore, MD 21218
Charter Date March 23, 1949
Chapter No. 50
Advisor Dr. Gretar Tryggvason
The National Council of Pi Tau Sigma was petitioned in March 1949. The petition was granted, and the Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha Chapter was formally installed on March 23, 1949, by National President B. H. Jennings, with Professor J. R. Schietinger assisting.
The Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha Chapter continues to actively support the programs of the School of Engineering Science. In addition to such programs as sponsoring
high academic achievement and expanding the Engineering Library, the chapter sponsors a banquet with an outstanding engineer as guest of honor and speaker.
Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha was reinstalled on May IS, 1992, after a period of inactivity. When the mechanical engineering program returned, Dr. W.N. Sharpe, Jr., immediately took steps to revitalize the Tau Alpha chapter.
ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORTS
2021-2022, Diana Bershadsky, President
The Johns Hopkins University Tau Alpha chapter of Pi Tau Sigma held three major events in the 2021-2022 academic year, which included the Fall Pi Tau Sigma Initiation, Spring Pi Tau Sigma Initiation, and a Pi Tau Sigma Dinner at the end of the spring semester. Between the two initiation ceremonies, we welcomed 12 new members for a total of 30 active members. Photos and names of our inductees can be found below.
Our chapter also continued to improve collaboration with the mechanical engineering department and were successful in organizing an off-campus dinner active members at the end of the academic year. Our president, Diana Bershadsky ’22 with the help of Mike Bernard, was able to organize this event.
2020 - 2021, Rachel Swanstrom, President
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Johns Hopkins University Tau Alpha chapter of Pi Tau Sigma was proud to induct many members of the junior and senior classes, as well as strive to improve interaction and collaboration with the mechanical engineering department, and the Johns Hopkins Community.
During the past year, our chapter held a total of 4 initiation ceremonies and inducted 20 new members for a total of 33 active members in the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Photos and names of our inductees can be seen below:
The chapter officers also worked with one of our advisors and mechanical engineering academic program manager, Mike Bernard to increase chapter activity and involvements within the mechanical engineering department. Our members were recognized in an email “blast” to mechanical engineering department affiliates at the end of the academic year. We are positive the incoming executive board will continue in these efforts.
At the end of the academic year, our chapter elected 3 new officers to represent us and carry out chapter duties as required. We are proud to announce the officers as:
President: Diana Bershadsky, class of 2022
Vice President: Mark Gonzales, class of 2022
Secretary: Ariana Hofelmann, class of 2022
We wish nothing but the best to all during the next academic year.