Virginia Tech Upsilon
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Charter Date April 24, 1940
Chapter No. 21
Advisor Dr. Scott Huxtable
2019-2020, Jacob Martin, President
This year marked the last time that the chapter would orchestrate the Senior Portrait Composites, as the department switched to a new vendor. With the change, members volunteered their time to help the new photographer with managing the flow of students and fitting them with outfits for the composite. The Chapter also held meetings to plan outreach in each of the society’s values: academic excellence, service, and networking; along with re-organizing administration. The LinkedIn group page was created and alumni were contacted to probe interest and expand future students’ interaction. They were also asked to post a quick story of their work history and field so that members could gauge networking groups. This aspect is in a good position for the start of 2020-2021 for creating events like info sessions or improving the pipeline for Pi Tau Sigma alumni.
Fall 2019 Initiation. From left to right: Tung Le, Shaurya Ahuja, Shubham Rath, Jacob Martin, Will O’Shea, Trevor Niel, and Dominic LoPinto
Fall 2019 Makeup Initiation. From left to right: Lindsey Pierle, Dominic LoPinto, Danielle Wright, and Riley Lovett
Spring 2020 Zoom Initiation. From left to right, top to bottom: Candy Li, Jacob Martin, Zackory Biggers, and Dominic LoPinto
Early in 1940, under the direction of Professor F. S. Roop, Jr., a petition was presented to the National Council; and on April 24, 1940, the charter for Virginia Tech Upsilon was granted.
Virginia Tech Upsilon keeps very active throughout the year. Letters of congratulation and encouragement are sent to all M. E. Sophomores achieving high scholastic ratings each quarter. A reading room is maintained for students where they may study or read magazines which are provided by the chapter. The chapter has been responsible for the senior composite board since 1944. Virginia Tech Upsilon sponsors a departmental open house each year, a winter student-faculty potluck dinner, and a banquet to honor new initiates and officers in the spring. Chapter members also provide regular help sessions for juniors in Mechanical Engineering courses.
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