Tom Koch EE'18 Receives 2017 Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

June 01, 2017

Tom Koch, a rising electrical engineering senior, has been awarded a Tau Beta Pi scholarship.

As an honors society, Tau Beta Pi represents the engineering profession by fostering academic scholarship and exemplary character. This year, Tau Beta Pi plans to award more than 175 scholarships on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and the promise of substantial contributions to the engineering profession.

More details about the scholarship are linked here.

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