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The University of Michigan-Dearborn
     Chapter Survey 2007-2008
Contents
Chapter Survey .............................................................................................................................................. 1
Chapter Survey Evaluation ............................................................................................................................ 5
Promoting Liberal Culture & Community ..................................................................................................... 7
   Science Olympiad Coaches' Clinic of America........................................................................................... 8
   2007 Fall Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament ................................................................................................ 10
   Adopt A Family ........................................................................................................................................ 12
   Nerds Kicking Cancer .............................................................................................................................. 14
   Science Olympiad - Get Your Bearing Event ........................................................................................... 17
   Science Olympiad - Pentathlon Event ..................................................................................................... 19
   Science Olympiad - Photography ............................................................................................................ 21
   Science Olympiad - Score Counseling ..................................................................................................... 23
   Science Olympiad - Sounds Of Music Event ............................................................................................ 25
   2008 Spring Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament............................................................................................ 27
Assisting the College ................................................................................................................................... 29
   Convention Planning - Schauman ........................................................................................................... 30
   Convention Planning - Thorne ................................................................................................................ 32
   Tutoring ................................................................................................................................................... 34
   2008 Regional Science Olympiad Tournament ....................................................................................... 36
   Graduation Stole ..................................................................................................................................... 38
Promoting Engineering ............................................................................................................................... 40
   Convention Planning - Velasco................................................................................................................ 41
   Convention Website ............................................................................................................................... 43
   TBP/HKN Bake Sale ................................................................................................................................. 45
   Info Booth ............................................................................................................................................... 47
Chapter Development & Social ................................................................................................................... 49
   Fall Officer Meetings ............................................................................................................................... 50
   Fall Smoker .............................................................................................................................................. 52
   Polishing The Bent................................................................................................................................... 54
   Convention - Airport: Wednesday .......................................................................................................... 56
   Convention - Airport: Thursday .............................................................................................................. 58
   Convention T-shirt/Basket Sale............................................................................................................... 60
   Fall Engineers' Night Out ......................................................................................................................... 62
   Holiday Planning Party ............................................................................................................................ 64
   Letters to Initiates ................................................................................................................................... 66
   Winter Officer Meetings ......................................................................................................................... 69
   Calls to Initiates ....................................................................................................................................... 71
   Winter Smoker ........................................................................................................................................ 73
   Video Game Night ................................................................................................................................... 75
   Spring Conference ................................................................................................................................... 77
   Winter Engineers' Night Out ................................................................................................................... 79
   Banquet ................................................................................................................................................... 81
Education and Professional Development .................................................................................................. 83
   Fall District Meeting ................................................................................................................................ 84
   Convention .............................................................................................................................................. 86
   Convention - Engineering Futures .......................................................................................................... 88
                                      THE TAU BETA PI ASSOCIATION
                                                 Chapter Survey
Survey Date: 05/30/2008                                                                        For: Michigan Iota
This questionnaire is designed as an annual survey of the activities of our chapters, the conditions under which
they operate, and their customs and practices. It covers the current academic year. This effort should be a joint
effort by the outgoing and incoming officers.
1a. How many active (See Const. VI, Sec. I) members did your chapter have after your spring initiation this
    year?           Juniors: 11                                 Seniors: 33
1b. What percentage of members participated in your chapter projects throughout the year?
                     Average %: 100.00                          Cumulative %: 100.00
2. Does your chapter set a minimum grade point average?                                                         No
   If yes, what was it? (List as Fall/Spring)                                                                    0
   How many candidates were ineligible because of this GPA cutoff?                                               0
3. How does your chapter secure class rankings?
   Our chapter secures class rankings through a request of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Office
   of Registration. This request must be approved by the SAO, Student Activities Office. The current
   contact in the SAO is Randy Dillard.
4. What is your chapter’s total initiation fee (including National Fee ($32 + $5)?
                   Students:                     Alumni:                           Eminent Engineers:
                    $70.00                       $70.00                                 $70.00
5. What does your chapter’s initiation fee cover other than the national fee and the Convention assessment?
   [X] Initiation Banquet            [X] Other
   Other:
   The remainder of the initiation fee is used to cover items such as food and beverages for initiation
   events including information meetings and our chapter's "Smoker" event for all initiates.
6.   What change has been made to your initiation fee this year?
      No Change [X]                           Raised [ ]                         Lowered [ ]
7. How do you notify candidates of their eligibility?
      Letter [X]        Email [X]       Printed Invitation [ ]        Personally: [X]       Other [ ]
     Other description:

8. What activities do you require candidates to perform before election? (If projects, list number of hours)?
   The candidates must fill out an exam concerning TBP and our chapter, participate in at least one
   chapter sponsored service event, and participate in our chapter's Smoker event.
9. How do you notify electees?
      Letter [ ]        Email [ ]       Printed Invitation [ ]        Personally: [X]       Other [ ]
     Other description:

10. What activities do you require electees to perform before initiation?
      Write Essay [ ]                     Take Exam [ ]                     Polish Plaque or Monument [ ]
      Polish and Wear a Bent [ ]          Collect Signatures [ ]



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                                      THE TAU BETA PI ASSOCIATION
                                                 Chapter Survey
Survey Date: 05/30/2008                                                                           For: Michigan Iota
     Work on current Projects [ ]         Number of hours 0                  Other [ ] (describe below)
   Other description:

11. Did your chapter send a letter from your dean?                                                     Yes
    If YES, what was the reaction?
    The letter was well received. It made a difference to the candidates to know that the Dean supported
    our organization. This letter helped to distinguish TBP from many of the other organizations looking
    to expand their membership.
   If NO, why not?

12. Did your chapter use the invitations available from Headquarters?                                            No
    If YES, what was the reaction?

   If NO, why not?
   Our chapter felt that after sending personalized letters from both the chapter and the dean as well as
   contacting the candidates by phone, further contact may be viewed as redundant and hurt our
   chapter's image.
13. How many meetings did your chapter have this year?
    Advisory Board: 32        Initiation: 6                  Business: 2                        Social: 4
14. What percentage of your chapter members attends meetings on the average?
    Advisory Board: 35.0        Initiation: 65.0         Business: 50.0                         Social: 75.0
15. What action does your chapter take against member for non-attendance?
    Fined: [ ]                  Reprimand: [ ]            Declare Inactive: [X]                 Nothing: [ ]
16. How informed are your advisors concerning your chapter’s condition and activities?
    Well: [X]                  Moderately: [ ]           Poorly: [ ]
17. Is the Eligibility Code read at each election meeting of your chapter?                                      Yes
18. Is a copy of your bylaws given to each of your new members?                                                 Yes
19. Have you kept a catalog card for each new member?                                                           Yes
20. Are the minutes of all meetings of this college year in your chapter records?                               Yes
21. What bookkeeping system do you use?
     Tau Beta Pi [ ]              One required by the school [X]                Neither [ ]
22. Does your chapter operate on a budget?                                                                      Yes
23. Do you need a new copy of the Ritual?                                                                        No
24. Do you need a new copy of the President’s Book?                                                              No
25. How well do the students, faculty, and staff in your engineering school know about Tau Beta Pi?
   Very Well [X]                         Somewhat [ ]                            Slightly [ ]
26. How well do member of your community know about Tau Beta Pi?



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                                       THE TAU BETA PI ASSOCIATION
                                                  Chapter Survey
Survey Date: 05/30/2008                                                                               For: Michigan Iota
   Very [ ]                      Somewhat [X]                  Slightly [ ]                    Not at all [ ]
27. How often are projects and programs of you chapter given publicity?
   Always [ ]                    Frequently [X]                Sometimes [ ]                   Never [ ]
   If Never, why not?

28. Are new initiates given public recognition?
   Always [X]                    Frequently [ ]                Sometimes [ ]                   Never [ ]
   If Never, why not?

29. Did your chapter use these TBP image materials: If so, was the reaction?
                                                                                    Reaction when Response is Yes

    Posters?                                          Response          Favorable          No Response        Unfavorable

    --- Classic Bent (Gold)                             [X]                   [ ]              [X]                  [ ]

    --- More Than an Honor Society (Yellow)?             [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    --- Diverse Activities (Teal)?                       [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    --- Information About Tau Beta Pi (Blue)?           [X]                   [X]              [ ]                  [ ]

    E-Invitation?                                        [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Orientation PowerPoint?                             [X]                   [X]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Orientation video/CD                                 [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Guest PowerPoint?                                    [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Electee brochure?                                   [X]                   [X]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Introductory brochure?                              [X]                   [X]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Chapter brochure?                                    [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Brochure dispenser?                                  [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Invitation to orientation?                           [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Invitation to electees (formal)?                     [ ]                  [ ]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Dean’s letter to parents?                           [X]                   [X]              [ ]                  [ ]

    Blank bulletin sheet?                               [X]                   [ ]              [X]                  [ ]

   How might any of these be improved?
   Overall, the TBP image materials is very good. However, it would be beneficial if TBP could promote
   professional development, such as EF more in these materials.
30. How do retiring officers communicate duties and responsibilities to their successors?
     Chapter Officer Installation Procedure [X]                 Write Letter [ ]                Neither [ ]
31. Is there an active Tau Beta Pi alumnus chapter in your vicinity?                                                      Yes
    If so, do the two chapters cooperate?                                                                                 Yes

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                                       THE TAU BETA PI ASSOCIATION
                                                  Chapter Survey
Survey Date: 05/30/2008                                                                       For: Michigan Iota
32. Do you communicate with your chapter’s alumni?                                                            Yes
    If so, do you invite local alumni, including faculty, to special chapter functions?                       Yes
33. Did your chapter participate in any of the following programs:
      [X] Engineering Futures               [ ] G.I.G.                         [ ] Laureate
      [X] District                          [ ] Outstanding Advisor            [ ] Distinguished Alumnus
   To what extent in the District/Engineering Futures Programs?
      [X] Attended District                     [ ] Invited Director to               [ ] Hosted EF session
          conference                                initiation
      [X] Attended EF session                  [X] Communicated with District Director
          elsewhere
34. Name one of your District Directors:    Curt Gomulinski
    Comments:
    Our district is very fortunate to have such fantastic directors. They put on a great program and
    district events are always looked forward to by our chapter. District meetings are not only
    informative, but very fun. GO D7!
35. How many projects did your chapter conduct this past year?                                                 38
36. What member benefits did your chapter members enjoy??
    Members were always given priority in the events that our chapter sponsored. Also, many of our
    members took part in HQ sponsored benefits, such as our new social networking site.
37. What new member benefits would you like to have as a member?
    Additional access to scholarships is always requested by new and existing members.


Submitted by:                                       Date:          Reviewed by:                          Date:
Nicholas Thorne                                   05/31/2008




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Chapter Survey Evaluation
        This chapter survey is for the Michigan Iota Chapter at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Our
chapter was founded in 1982. The University of Michigan-Dearborn serves as a satellite campus of the
University of Michigan system. Our campus is a commuter campus with no dorms or other living
quarters and most students enrolled at the university are from the Detroit Metropolitan Area. On
average, about 1500 undergraduate and 900 graduate students enroll in the College of Engineering and
Computer Science every year. The engineering programs available at this school are Computer
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical
Engineering. The School of Engineering and Computer Science has a very strong Co-operative education
work program and, consequently, many engineering students are unavailable for campus activities for
entire semesters at a time.

        In the past, our chapter experienced many set backs prior to the 2001-2002 school year. During
that time, our chapter had little activity and struggled to stay active. Over the ensuing years our chapter
grew and we steadily initiated new members every semester for the past 6 years. In addition, in recent
years, we have been able to attract current members as well as new members to get involved in our
hosted events such as Quiz Bowl tournaments, the Wayne County Science Olympiad, Nerds Kicking
Cancer, and the 2007 TBP National Convention.

          Our chapter has a solidified procedure for election. Once a list of eligible candidates has been
procured, the chapter president composes a letter, based of the recommended template, that is mailed
to all academically eligible candidates. At the first initiate meeting, all officers talk to each candidate
individually and interested students are asked to choose from a list of predetermined projects or
develop a unique project of their own in which to participate. Each candidate is also asked to provid a
list of classes for which he or she can tutor and a schedule of times in which he or she can tutor.
Additionally, a take home exam is distributed along with copies of the TBP information booklet,
Constitution, and Bylaws. After approximately one month, project status reports are requested and
exams are collected and graded. Current members and officers meet with the initiates in a social
environment, referred to by our chapter as The Smoker, and are, after which, asked to vote on whether
to elect each candidate. Two weeks prior to final exams, our chapter holds initiation on a Saturday
afternoon. We typically hold initiation on the same day as Pi Tau Sigma and Eta Kappa Nu chapters on
campus; all three organizations hold their initiations on the same day at different collaborated times.
The evening of initiation, the initiates, incoming and outgoing officers, and the advisors of all the
engineering honor societies attend a special banquet honoring all the new inductees.

        Keeping in mind the importance of school and community events, our chapter continued to
successful projects, such as adopting a family for Christmas through the Salvation Army, hosting and
providing moderators and scorekeepers for two local Quiz Bowl tournaments, and hosting the Wayne
County Science Olympia on campus. Additionally, our chapter became a leading voice in the newly form
Student Organization Senate, this is an organization comprised of the leaders for student organizations
around campus. The purpose of the Senate is to assist communication between student organizations,




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student government, and the university’s administration as well as facilitating cooperation between
different organizations, making it easier to co-host events. Several TBP officers attended these meetings
on a regular basis, some holding leadership positions in differing committees.

         This year, our chapter hosted a new event, Nerds Kicking Cancer. This event was open to all
students and was well advertised with several other organizations participating. The main purpose of
this event was to raise money and awareness for the charity Kids Kicking Cancer. The charity is aimed at
teaching children with cancer Tae Kwon Do. This is done to give the children a positive outlook on life
and to show them that, regardless of their diagnosis, their bodies can still be useful. This type of physical
therapy not only helps physiologically, but also strengthens the bodies of the children, helping them
fight off the cancer. The event was extremely successful for a first time event. Over 35 students
attended on a Friday night and over $1000 was donated to Kids Kicking Cancer. The event also had a
secondary purpose of bringing students together for an event that not only benefits a charity but is also
physically beneficial to the participants. Free Tae Kwon Do and self-defense instruction was given to
anyone who wanted to participate. If participants chose to do so, they could collect pledges for Kids
Kicking Cancer. Prizes were given to the participants who raised the most money and collected the
largest number of pledges.

        Our chapter had one of its proudest moments in our history this past fall when we hosted the
2007 National Convention for Tau Beta Pi. We used this occasion to showcase our chapter, our
university, and Tau Beta Pi as a whole. The convention was a success and we have since been in contact
with the host of the 2008 National Convention, passing on knowledge to continue a tradition of
successful conventions for our organization. We plan to build on our positive reputation in our
community and on our campus by hosting new events in the coming year. These events could include
Habitat for Humanity, a charity fund raiser for the Humane Society, and many more. When looking
toward the future, our chapter intends to learn from the past by continuing and improving upon past
successful projects. Using our vast resources, our chapter has great possibilities for making a difference
in both our community and our university in the years to come.




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        Section 1
Promoting Liberal Culture




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                        Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                             Project Number:          1


Project Name: Science Olympiad Coaches' Clinic of America                Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 05, 2007       To:   Oct 06, 2007

                               Community/          University/         Profession/                                   Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                                                                   Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture     College             Engineering                                   Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 5              Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing: 160          Participating: 11


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Science Olympiad Coaches' Clinic of America is a two-day training session for coaches' of Science Olympiad to
             help with the preparations for the tournaments in the Spring. This was the first of what is hoped to be an annual
             event. Over 350 coaches of middle & high school teams from 22 different states attended the clinic which was held
             on campus at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The MI-I chapter has committed to sponsoring the local regional organization, Region 8, of Michigan Science
             Olympiad. This includes sponsoring this event. Science Olympiad, as an educational competition which
             encourages children to consider careers in science and engineering, is an example of an activity where a chapter
             can foster a spirit of liberal culture and promote the engineering profession.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                         Yes        ✔   No




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Participants paid an entry fee which covered all costs including dinner the first night and breakfast and lunch the
             second day, copies of materials needed to participate and a souvenir. The personnel requirements were the
             organizers of the event from MI-I. The other personnel requirements were for the presenters of the various sessions.


V.         Special Problems:
             The only problem which was run into was in acquiring bills from the University for the food and room usage before
             the charges were taken against the MI-I account, resulting in unaccounted charges for a short time.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The clinic was a success and will be run again in the fall of 2008. The goal is to have increased participation from
             more coaches and more presenters from the National Science Olympiad organization.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Christopher Burtka
         Andrew Flowerday
         Narasimhamurthi Natarajan
         Andrew Toy
         Michael Velasco




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number:      2


Project Name: 2007 Fall Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament                       Date(s) Of Project:    Nov 10, 2007    To:   Nov 10, 2007

                               Community/            University/         Profession/                               Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                                               Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                               Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 11             Electees:     4

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing: 20           Participating:    8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Fall Classic is an annual high school quiz bowl tournament hosted by Michigan Iota on campus of U of M-
             Dearborn. The 2007 version was the largest quiz bowl tournament Michigan Iota has hosted to date with 44 total
             teams between the Varsity and JV divisions. Quiz bowl itself is an academic competition where high school teams
             compete answering trivia questions. Each team plays at least 5 games and the top half of each division move on to
             a playoff bracket. The top teams receive trophies and an opportunity to compete for the title of State Champion.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The quiz bowl tournaments serve the Objectives of Tau Beta Pi in three ways. First, because quiz bowl encourages
             high school students to be well versed in many topics, it fosters a spirit of liberal culture. Second, the high school
             students are given an opportunity to visit and experience the campus of U of M-Dearborn which promotes the
             University. Lastly, the function serves as a fund raiser for the chapter which allows it to perform other projects
             which require funding such as sponsoring a family at the holidays.


III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                         ✔   Yes      No
             Tau Beta Pi-Southeast Michigan Alumnus Chapter




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:




V.         Special Problems:
             There were two occurances of moderators, those who read the questions to the teams in the games, read a game
             out of order, one in each division. This necessitated a quick print off of copies of a backup game for each division.
             Future tournaments should only allow one game to a moderator at a time to prevent this.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The tournament was a success on all fronts. It was the highest attended tournament the chapter has ever hosted
             and the members turned out in full force to support this event.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Colleen Bierly
         Christopher Burtka
         Andrew Flowerday
         Colleen Hill
         Craig Lytle
         Mike Peterson
         Chris Semanson
         Nick Thorne
         Andrew Toy
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Michael Vinarcik

         Participating Electee Names:

         Mike DeMattis
         Dan Maggard
         Steve Zdanio
         Lindsay Yaros




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number:      3


Project Name: Adopt A Family                                              Date(s) Of Project:    Nov 27, 2007    To:   Nov 27, 2007

                               Community/          University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                                                              ✔     Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture     College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 4               Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    1         Participating:     3


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The chapter received a wish list for Christmas from a family of five who could not afford the extra holiday expenses.
             Members took the list and shopped at Target and Kohls to get as many of the items as they could; members
             purchased clothing, toys, CD's, sports equipment and a gift card for the family to purchase more items that they
             needed.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             Our chapter gets involved in this event to spread cheer over the holiday season to those in need and to build
             relationships with our members.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             Golden Key organizes the function and asks other school organizations for their participation. They collect all the
             purchased items and deliver them to the families.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             All that is needed for this event is generosity of members and time to shop.




V.         Special Problems:
             none




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The shopping cart was over-flowing with gifts for the family and we were able to buy almost everything the family
             asked for. In all we donated $400 worth of purchased goods so the kids could have a good Christmas. The season is
             a time for giving and all the members who participated had fun shopping/interacting with their colleagues.



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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:
         Nick Thorne
         Vimlesh Shukla
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Flowerday




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                        Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                             Project Number:      4


Project Name: Nerds Kicking Cancer                                       Date(s) Of Project:    Feb 08, 2008    To:   Feb 08, 2008

                               Community/          University/         Profession/                               Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                                                             ✔     Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture     College             Engineering                               Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 10             Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing: 20           Participating:    4


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             This event was a TBP Michigan-Iota sponsored fund raiser for the organization Kids Kicking Cancer. It was free of
             change and open to anyone on campus. At the event, anyone who was interested could learn Tae Kwon Do basics
             from a Tae Kwon Do Grand Master. in a 3 hour tutorial. Afterwards, food was provided. Additionally, there was a
             fund raising competition, based on donations the participants could procure. Prizes were given out to the
             organization and individual who raised the most money, and the participant who received the most donations.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             This event not only raised money, totalling $1013.00, for Kids Kicking Cancer, but also helped to produce an
             environment which fostered the spread of liberal culture. All of the participants were engaged in physically
             challenging exercises, but also learned the basics of Tae Kwon Do and it's origins. A portion of the class was also
             devoted to non-martial arts self defense, enabling the participants to learn potentially lifesaving techniques. This
             event involved the cooperation of many different people and organizations from all aspects of campus.


III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                       ✔   Yes      No
             Tau Beta Pi was the only sponsor for this event, but other groups participating included: The University of
             Michigan-Dearborn Honors Program, Student Activities Board, Golden Key Honour Society, Student Women
             Engineers, Phi Alpha Delta Prelaw Fraternity, Student Government, The Lyceum, and The Intervarsity Christian
             Fellowship.



IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The costs for this event included: Food from Mr. Pita and bottled water, just under $300, and the prizes which were
             given out, two $20 gift cards to Target.



V.         Special Problems:
             The biggest problem with this event was advertising, especially because this was a new event. This was
             accomplished by our chapter's PR Directory who created a colorful flyer which was distributed all along campus as
             well as having two of our members work an info booth wearing the Tae Kwon Do uniforms.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This event was a smash hit, and has been requested to become an annual event by many of the participants. We
             raised $1,013.00 for the organization Nerds Kicking Cancer.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Chris Schauman
         Craig Lytle
         Kelly Goodman
         John Ewald
         Michael Velaso
         Takanori Wantanabe
         Paul Pendleton
         Laura Lloyd
         Crystal VanMeveren


                                        Tae Kwon Do Instruction Team




                                        Students Learning Basic Blocks




                                        A Sparring Demonstration




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number:          5


Project Name: Science Olympiad - Get Your Bearing Event                   Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 01, 2008        To:   Mar 01, 2008

                               Community/          University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                                                                    Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture     College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 1               Electees:    1

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    5         Participating:    8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             This was one of many events at the 2008 Wayne County Science Olympiad. The participants were given a sheet of
             directions and distances and were required to find the correct path, each way point marked by a different letter.
             The participants were judged on the correctness of the letters they found and the amount of time they required to
             navigate the course.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The primary purpose of this event is to encourage development of the scientific process in students from 6th to
             12th grade. This event not only tests knowledge of compass use, but also teaches the students how to practice
             better orientation after the test. Along with this lesson, the participants were given a crash course in magnetic
             fields.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No
             The event was run by a TBP member with the assistance of an initiate.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only cost for this event was the price of the handouts given to the participant. This cost was minimal.




V.         Special Problems:
             Because of the inclement weather, this event was moved indoors. Due to the sensitivity of the compasses, a large
             open room was required so that there was minimal interference with the magnetic compasses.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This event was successful. Many students were taught the proper use of a compass and gained knowledge of
             magnetic fields.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne

         Participating Electee Names:

         Meer Hossain




                                        Students reviewing orientation instructions




                                        Student practicing working with a compass




                                        More compass practice




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number:          6


Project Name: Science Olympiad - Pentathlon Event                          Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 01, 2008        To:   Mar 01, 2008

                               Community/            University/         Profession/                                   Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                                         ✔     Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                                   Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 1              Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing: 15           Participating:   8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Pentathlon is a Science Olympiad event design to test students both physically and mentally. Points are given out
             for a series of five mini-events. Four of which are physical: Throwing a football, shooting a puck, pushups and situps.
             The mental event is in the form of a test. Students from 8th grade to 12th grade participate in teams an every
             member of a team must participate in at least one mini-event.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The primary purpose of this event is to encourage development of the scientific process in students from 6th to
             12th grade. However, this event also encourages the students to practice physical fitness. It is important that the
             students develop both their minds and keep their bodies healthy.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                            Yes       ✔   No
             This event was run by a TBP officer.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only personal requirements of the TBP officer were the score cards that he developed as well as the football
             and hockey equipment which he provided.



V.         Special Problems:
             The physical portion of the event was intended to be held outdoors. However, due to weather conditions, the event
             had to be moved indoors to the University of Michigan-Dearborn fieldhouse.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The event was a success. There were no major complaints and this event continues to be a favorite among
             participants.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         John Ewald




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                           Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                                Project Number:          7


Project Name: Science Olympiad - Photography                                Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 01, 2008        To:   Mar 01, 2008

                               Community/            University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                                          ✔     Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 1               Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing:    0         Participating: 10


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Science Olympiad is a mix of middle and high school students who participate in teams on various aspects in
             science. It is held on MI-Iota's campus, The University of Michigan - Dearborn. Event Photography is taken as a way
             to promote and encourage students interests in the field of science. It also promotes our Chapter MI-Iota, the
             university, and the science/engineering profession as well.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             Science Olympiad helps foster the spirit of liberal culture within the University as well as the community. All that
             participate benefit and gain skills needed for the workplace and engineering profession such as: team building,
             communication skills, challenging tasks, and a sense of purpose and pride in technical skill.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                            Yes        ✔   No
             Michael Velasco, the MI-Iota Vice President was the sole official photographer.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             There was no cost for photographing this event. It was done on a DSLR, which the event photographer had already.




V.         Special Problems:
             As a photo hobbyist and not expert, getting some of the action shots as well as the indoor low lighting shots
             proved to be challenging.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             Most photos turned out clear and crisp and the University was pleased to use some of them as promotional
             material.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Michael Velasco




                                        Science Olympiad Participants




                                        Robot Ramble Event




                                        Patrick Henry Middle School




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number:      8


Project Name: Science Olympiad Score Counseling                           Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 01, 2008    To:   Mar 01, 2008

                               Community/          University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                                                                    Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture     College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 2               Electees:     2

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    4         Participating:     8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             As part of the science olympiad event, all scores must be verified with the event supervisors, this process is called
             Score Counseling. This process ensures that all event participants are treated fairly in the awarding of medals and
             final ranking process.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             This event is necessary for the overall Science Olympiad process which is essential in the campaign to encourage
             science, math, and engineering skills on a K-12 level. This is also a primary objective of TBP.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             Besides the other volunteers for this event, the Region 8 and State officials from Science Olympiad were important
             in the training process for this event.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             None.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             There were no major complaints filed about this process, which actually is quite an accomplishment for an event of
             this magnitude. All disputes between team coaches, members, and parents and the event supervisors were
             successfully resolved as a result of the score counseling.



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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Andrew Flowerday
         Andrew Toy

         Participating Electee Names:

         Liela Yacoobi
         Nicole Witkowski




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                           Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                                Project Number:            9


Project Name: Science Olympiad - Sounds of Music Event                      Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 01, 2008        To:    Mar 01, 2008

                               Community/            University/         Profession/                                       Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                                                Chapter/Social       ✔
                               Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                                       Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 1               Electees:    1

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing:    3         Participating:    8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Sounds of Music is an event in the Science Olympiad competition where a team of high school students make their
             own musical instruments and play a selected piece of music. They are asked to demonstrate a scale and are
             required to understand the physics of sound. They are also required to play a second piece of music (their own
             selection). Both pieces must be played in harmony; one instrument plays in treble clef and the other plays in bass
             clef.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The competition is held to enhance student's education of the sciences. Tau Beta Pi hosts this competition on the
             University Campus to promote the college and the engineering community.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                            Yes        ✔   No




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only personnel requirement to complete this project is to read the rules and guide lines and write a series of
             questions to ask the participants. These questions pertain to the physics of sound.



V.         Special Problems:
             NA




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The competition was very enjoyable. Some students were very creative with their instruments; for example, one
             student played with a series of test tubes at various water levels. Other students were very musically inclined and
             played "Under the Sea" as their selected piece. Very impressive!



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                   25
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Crystal VanMeveren

         Participating Electee Names:

         Nahush Joshi




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number: 10


Project Name: 2008 Spring Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament                     Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 15, 2008        To:   Mar 15, 2008

                               Community/            University/         Profession/                                   Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                                               Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                                   Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 9              Electees: 11

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing: 20           Participating:   8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Spring Classic is another annual high school quiz bowl tournament hosted by Michigan Iota on campus of U of
             M-Dearborn. The 2008 version was had 22 total teams between the Varsity and JV divisions. Quiz bowl itself is an
             academic competition where high school teams compete answering trivia questions. Each team plays at least 5
             games and the top half of each division move on to a playoff bracket. The top teams receive trophies and an
             opportunity to compete for the title of State Champion.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The quiz bowl tournaments serve the Objectives of Tau Beta Pi in three ways. First, because quiz bowl encourages
             high school students to be well versed in many topics, it fosters a spirit of liberal culture. Second, the high school
             students are given an opportunity to visit and experience the campus of U of M-Dearborn which promotes the
             University. Lastly, the function serves as a fund raiser for the chapter which allows it to perform other projects.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                            Yes       ✔   No




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             There was no cost as the tournament pays for itself. Personnel required were 11 total moderators and 11 score
             keepers for the day of the tournament. Also required was someone to coordinate the tournament.



V.         Special Problems:
             There were no special problems encountered with this tournament.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This tournament while not as large was still successful as it raised funds for the chapter and brought numerous high
             school students to campus for the competition. Also, this was the first tournament were almost all of the help came
             from Michigan Iota.



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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Christopher Burtka
         Rachel Diehl
         Andrew Flowerday
         Curt Gomulinski
         Dave Kozmalski
         Christopher Schauman
         Nick Thorne
         Steve Silverman
         Crystal VanMeveren

         Participating Electee Names:

         Daniel Bowden                  Team preparing to answer a question.
         Mahmoud Chirazi
         Christopher Glab
         Douglas Halberstadt
         Raymond Llonillo
         Lucian Popa
         Johathon Smereka
         Jessica Swansinger
         Jessica Turner
         Nicole Witkowski
         Liela Yacoobi




                                        Team accepting trophy.




                                        Teams breaking for lunch.




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     Section 2
Assisting the College




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                           Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                                Project Number: 11


Project Name: Convention Planning - Co-Chairman Schauman                    Date(s) Of Project:     Jun 01, 2006   To:     Oct 10, 2007

                               Community/            University/           Profession/                                 Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                     ✔                     ✔    Chapter/Social   ✔
                               Liberal Culture       College               Engineering                                 Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 3                Electees:

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing:                Participating:


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             I was Convention Co-Chair for the 2007 TBP National Convention. This involved many aspects of planning.
             Coordination and cooperation was needed between us (Mike, Nick, and myself) and the University, the Hyatt
             Regency, and TBP Headquarters. Relationships were also forged with Detroit Metro Airport and the University of
             Michigan - Ann Arbor. As convention Co-Chair my primary function was to assist Michael Velasco in any way which
             would result in a benefit to the convention.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The purpose or over all goal of this project was to prepare, design and execute the best Tau Beta Pi National
             Convention ever. Tau Beta Pi holds a national convention every year for every chapter in the organization to attend.
             It is at this convention that everyone meets and issues are discussed and voted on. It is the most important event on
             the Tau Beta Pi calendar.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          ✔   Yes      No
             There were numerous groups that I personally worked with many of which were under the University umbrella
             itself; these groups include but are not limited to Marketing, Campus Safety, Graduate Programs, Facilities, and of
             course the engineering department itself. Outside of the University, I dealt with the Hyatt Regency, North American
             Photo, DTW Airport Authority and many more.



IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The personal cost was relatively low because of the close proximity of everything to my home. Most of the cost
             incurred would be due to driving and food costs because I was reimbursed for most everything else. However, even
             having these costs and taking all the time planning, it was so worth it; Convention was amazing!


V.         Special Problems:
             A major problem that I was involved with was getting the photos printed on time. There was some
             miscommunication which resulted in having to pay a slightly higher price per photo than was originally anticipated.
             Another problem was getting faculty to come to the campus for the Engineering showcase during campus tours.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             I think that this event was fantastic. It was a lot of work and we definitely had our share of problems but it came out
             beautiful. We received high praise from numerous attendees and overall everything ran relatively smoothly.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Michael Velasco
         Nick Thorne
         Christopher Schauman
         See Main Convention Planning Report

         Participating Electee Names:

         See Main Convention Planning Report




                                               Photo 1: Candice, Nick & Chris at the Convention




                                               Photo 2: Executive Director Jim Froula & Friends




                                               Photo 3: 2006, 2007, & 2008 Convention Chairs




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 12


Project Name: TBP Convention Planning (Transportation)                    Date(s) Of Project:    May 01, 2007    To:   Oct 14, 2007

                              Community/            University/         Profession/                               Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                          ✔                                         ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                               Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project           Members: 6              Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project     Organizing: 120          Participating: 40


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             One major aspect of planning for the 2007 Tau Beta Pi National Convention was organizing the transportation to
             and from the airport and the campus. Issues that needed to be handled included: Bus Schedules, Airport
             Authorization, Additional Union Approval, and Bus Service Acquisition. All of these processes were integrated in a
             way which provided timely transportation for all attendees of the 2007 TBP National Convention.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             TBP is a nonprofit organization. As such, when planning the national convention, costs must be minimized. One of
             the largest costs is transportation. A lot of the time we spent during the planning phase trying to keep these costs
             as low as possible. By saving TBP money, our chapter was able to make sure TBP had more money to allot to
             scholarships and endowments. Thus, the project was aimed at not only helping the organization, but assisting all
             whom the organization assists.


III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             In order to complete this project, our chapter had to operate in conjunction with several other organizations: TBP
             National Headquarters, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, The Detroit Metro Airport, Hyatt Hotel (Dearborn, MI),
             The University of Michigan Transportation Services, Party Animal Travel




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The total cost for transportation, over the duration of the convention, was: $7,930. This covered cost from the
             Airport to the Hotel on both Wednesday and Thursday, from the Hotel to the campus on Saturday, and from the
             Hotel to the Airport on Sunday. All costs were covered by TBP Headquarters.


V.         Special Problems:
             The problem with planning transportation for an event such as this is that we didn't have finalized travel schedules
             until very late in the planning stages. We needed to order the busses based on extrapolating from old data and
             then set the bus schedule in a matter of days before the event.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             Transportation seemed to go very smoothly for the 2007 National Convention. Our chapter received several
             complements from participants of the convention.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            32
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco
         Christopher Schauman
         Christopher Semanson
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Flowerday
         Andrew Toy
         Curt Gomulinski




                                        The last two delegates to depart from Convention




                                        M-bus used for transportation




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number: 13


Project Name: Tutoring                                                     Date(s) Of Project:    January 2008    To:   April 2008

                              Community/            University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                          ✔                                                Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project           Members: 2               Electees:     2

                             Hours Spent on this project     Organizing:    2         Participating:     8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Tau Beta Pi MI-Iota chapter offers free, semester-long tutoring services to University of Michigan Dearborn
             Engineering students. The service is advertised around campus using flyers, and Engineering faculty is also made
             aware of the opportunity. Students who wish to receive tutoring contact the Tau Beta Pi tutoring coordinator, who
             helps to find a suitable tutoring volunteer for the class in which the student requests further assistance. The tutor
             then contacts the student and meeting times are arranged to accomidate their personal schedules.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The tutoring services offered by Tau Beta Pi are in place in order to facilitate the furthering and continuation of
             engineering education amongst the students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Additionally, providing free
             tutoring is one way Tau Beta Pi is portrayed as a benefit to the engineering community at our university. Finally,
             providing a tutoring services helps maintain the integrity of the organization, and demonstrates our skills,
             capabilities, and understanding engineering concepts and material and allows us to put these into further practice.


III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                         ✔   Yes      No
             Occasionally a tutor from a separate organization may offer their services as a tutor in addition to the members that
             volunteer from Tau Beta Pi. Organization of the tutoring services is headed by Tau Beta Pi, but other volunteers are
             accepted if they express interest.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Very low to zero costs are required to maintain the tutoring services. Personnel requirements include one Tau Beta
             Pi or other member who is knowledgable in the area of study in which a student needs help, and can provide
             assistance. Tutoring cases are addressed on a case by case basis as they arise. A coordinator helps find tutors.


V.         Special Problems:
             Occasionally a tutor can not be found within the MI-I chapter of Tau Beta Pi for a specific course. These occasions
             are rare, and in response, assistance can possibly be found by a non-member, or by a member of faculty.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The tutoring services contribute to the positive image of the organization, increase awareness of the organization
             by faculty and non-member students, and help to improve the academic standing and understanding of
             engineering concepts of students who are able to utilize the tutoring services.



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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         David Kosmalski
         Christopher Schauman
         Takanori Wantanabe
         Vimlesh Shukla




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                           Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                                Project Number: 14


Project Name: 2008 Regional Science Olympiad Tournament                     Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 01, 2008    To:   Mar 01, 2008

                               Community/            University/           Profession/                              Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                     ✔                          Chapter/Social
                               Liberal Culture       College               Engineering                              Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 10               Electees:    6

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing: 320            Participating: 16


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Science Olympiad Regional Tournament is another academic competition which occurs annually in the spring.
             It involves Middle & High School students competing in various events focused on Science & Engineering. The top
             performing teams in each event are awarded medals and the overall top performing teams receive an invitation to
             compete at the State level. Events range from testing events in categories like Anatomy and Oceanography to
             events which require construction of devices such as miniature towers and bridges or robots to perform tasks.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             Science Olympiad, as an educational competition which encourages children to consider careers in science and
             engineering, is an example of an activity where a chapter can foster a spirit of liberal culture and promote the
             engineering profession.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          ✔   Yes      No
             Beta Alpha Psi Financial Information Honor Society - University of Michigan -Dearborn Chapter
             Golden Key Honor Society - University of Michigan-Dearborn Chapter
             Student Michigan Education Association - University of Michigan-Dearborn Chapter
             Tau Beta Pi - Southeast Michigan Alumnus Chapter
             University of Michigan-Dearborn Microbiology Club


IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             There was no cost as the event is self-funded. Personnel Requirements are numerous: 4 Directors dedicate 80 hours
             each to prepare, 4 hours to setup and 12 hours the day of the event. 58 Event Supervisors spend 16 hours each to
             prepare and 8 hours to work the event. Lastly, 90 general volunteers work at least 4 hours each the day of the event


V.         Special Problems:
             The morning of the event was a serious ice storm which prevented several teams from arriving on time. Also, two
             event supervisors were not able to make the event. Luckily volunteers, both from Michigan Iota filled in on short
             notice to run the events.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This was the third year of Michigan Iota hosting this event and this was regarded by the attendees as one of the
             most successful ever. Aside from the weather, the day went fairly smoothly and the participating teams were happy
             to have participated. Also, several high school seniors, after attending for the last three years, have inquired into
             attending U of M-Dearborn for their college education, including one potential engineering student.


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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Walid Aldeeb
         Christopher Burtka
         James Conklin
         John Ewald
         Miriam Farhat
         Andrew Flowerday
         Colleen Hill
         Nicholas Thorne
         Andrew Toy
         Crystal VanMeveren

         Participating Electee Names:
                                        Chemistry
         Meer Hossain
         Nahush Joshi
         Kaitlyn Mallett
         Jason Tryba
         Jessica Turner
         Liela Yaroobi




                                        Participants eagerly awaiting the awards ceremony




                                        Some of the medals awarded




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number: 15


Project Name: Graduation Cords and Stoles                                  Date(s) Of Project:     Apr 27, 2008       To:   Apr 27, 2008

                              Community/            University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                          ✔                                          ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project           Members: 4               Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project     Organizing:    4         Participating:    3


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             TBP members who opted to buy graduations cords and/or stoles wore them proudly to the graduation ceremony.
             Orders were taken more than six weeks in advance to be sure that our chapter had enough, otherwise, more would
             have been purchased. A 10% discount is given to members who have served as officers.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The wearing to TBP graduation gear serves a dual purpose: To promote TBP and to honor the organizations
             members.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                           Yes        ✔   No
             Only TBP members are able to purchase TBP cords and stoles.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Our chapter buys cords and stoles in bulk. This semester, our chapter was able to fill all orders without reordering
             from headquarters.



V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The students who wore cords and stoles wore them proudly. Occasionally, these students were asked what their
             cords and stoles represented. This was a fantastic way to raise awareness of TBP.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Christopher Semanson
         Dave Kosmalski
         Kristopher Morris




                                        Nick Thorne and his graduation stole




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      Section 3
Promoting Engineering




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                           Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                                Project Number: 16


Project Name: National Convention Planning - Michael Velasco                Date(s) Of Project:    Nov 01, 2006        To:     Oct 10, 2007

                               Community/            University/           Profession/                                     Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                     ✔                     ✔    Chapter/Social       ✔
                               Liberal Culture       College               Engineering                                     Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members: 5                Electees:   0

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing: 300            Participating: 60


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             I was the 2007 Tau Beta National Convention Arrangements Chair. I was responsible for the logistics of working
             with the Hyatt, as well as the airport and other points of contact that I my co-chairs helped implement and
             maintain.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The national convention of Tau Beta Pi is a yearly event that addresses the business of Tau Beta Pi. This includes
             discussing and voting on constitutional and by-law amendments. Also, it promotes chapter development via
             Interactive Chapter Exchange sessions. Prior to the official start of the Convention there is a job fair which presents
             the best engineering students nationally to local, regional and national companies.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                             Yes       ✔   No
             I had two co-chairs that I was responsible for delegating out logistical responsibilities. I also utilized the help and
             advice of our chapter advisors, as well as District Director.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             There were two categories of costs. Chapter and National. Initially, the chapter covered most expenses, and after
             convention, national headquarters reimbursed the chapter. See attached budget report.



V.         Special Problems:
             Acquiring a logo turned out to be more work than expected. Meeting the deadlines for printing padfolios and
             shirts proved to be difficult but not impossible.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The Convention was record breaking. We had 530 persons in attendance. There was excitement and enthusiasm
             by the attendees as well as MI-Iota volunteers. Our chapter received many compliments on a job well done, as did
             the national HQ from persons in attendance.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                    41
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco
         Christopher Schauman
         Christopher Semanson
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Flowerday
         Andrew Toy
         Curt Gomulinski




                                        2007 Logo




                                        Padfolio with Logo Imprint




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number: 17


Project Name: Convention Volunteer Web Site Design                         Date(s) Of Project:    Dec 01, 2006    To:   Oct 13, 2007

                              Community/            University/           Profession/                              Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                          ✔                     ✔                     ✔    Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture       College               Engineering                              Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project           Members: 2                Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project     Organizing: 20             Participating: 120


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             In order to organize volunteers, our chapter designed a database driven web site. The site allowed volunteers to
             register an account, and then select times in which they planned to volunteer for the 2007 TBP National
             Convention. This site greatly helped with volunteer organization and communication.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The web site allowed for technical development of the members which designed the site. Additionally, the web site
             served as a communication tool between members both within the Michigan-Iota chapter and from other chapters
             in District 7.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                         ✔   Yes      No
             The University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus ITS assisted with the development and testing of the web site. They
             granted our chapter storage space on the web server as well as a domain name, tbpconvention.umd.umich.edu,
             with which the site could be accessed.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only personal requirements involved with the development of the web site was the time it took to learn the
             techniques used to develop the web site and the time required to develop the web site.



V.         Special Problems:
             The web site was required to be secure. Prior to the development of the web site, neither of the developers had
             experience working with secure web sites. The developers needed to learn how to secure the site to ensure that the
             users' data would be secure.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The web site functioned better than expected. The end result was a detailed list of all volunteers and the ability to
             know well ahead where and when we needed more volunteers, as well as how many volunteer shirts to purchase.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                             45
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco




                                        The web site home page.




                                        Volunteers select the times they can volunteer.




                                        A view of the volunteer coverage chart.




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 18


Project Name: TBP/HKN Bake Sale                                           Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 30, 2007   To:   Oct 30, 2007

                              Community/           University/           Profession/                              Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                               ✔                     ✔    Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College               Engineering                              Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 9                Electees:    1

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    3           Participating:   8


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             This project was set up to be a simple fundraising event for our TBP MI-Iota Chapter. A Bake Sale was organized by
             our Chapter and was run in conjunction with members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn's HKN Chapter. The
             fundraiser was held in the halls of the university's engineering building. Members of TBP and HKN volunteered their
             time and donated baked goods to support the event and help make it a success.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The Bake Sale provided our Chapter with the opportunity to fundraise for future TBP events. This in turn provided
             our Chapter with greater opportunities to give back to our university and community. This event was also a great
             networking opportunity. More engineering students became aware and informed of our Honor Society and the
             purpose of our organization.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The Bake Sale was organized by TBP and administered by the members of both TBP & HKN.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             This project did not cost the organization anything and did not require the use of any personnel. This project was
             based upon donations of baked goods made from the members to the organization



V.         Special Problems:
             none




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             Overall, this fund-raising project was a great success. MI-Iota proved to have great teamwork skills. All of the
             donated baked goods were sold and TBP made about $200 which would be used towards other chapter projects
             and events. This project also allowed the MI-Iota Chapter to spread the word about our Honor Society.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            47
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Mariam Farhat
         Nicholas Thorne
         Christopher Semanson
         Christopher Schauman
         Kushal Gargesh
         Takanori Watanabe
         Vimlesh
         Mike Velasco
         Craig Lytle

         Participating Electee Names:

         Lindsay Yaros




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                          Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                               Project Number: 19


Project Name: TBP / Nerds Kicking Cancer Info Booth                        Date(s) Of Project:    Feb 04, 2008        To:   Feb 04, 2008

                              Community/            University/           Profession/                                  Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                          ✔                     ✔                     ✔    Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture       College               Engineering                                  Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project           Members: 3                Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project     Organizing:    2           Participating:   6


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Our chapter was allowed one day this semester to set up an information booth in the University Center. We did this
             at such a time to coincide with our membership drive, and one of our big events for the semester, Nerds Kicking
             Cancer. We used this booth to promote the our chapter and TBP as a whole as well as to sign up volunteers for our
             upcoming event, Nerds Kicking Cancer.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The main purpose of this event was to promote TBP to our campus. This event was held in the University Center, so
             that it reached more than just Engineering students, but the whole University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. Part
             of this promotion was also advertising a TBP sponsored event. This was done to both raise awareness of the event,
             and to show the campus the kinds of events which TBP sponsors to engineers and other majors alike.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                             Yes      ✔   No
             This booth was run by TBP alone.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only cost involved was the cost to make the flyers and the poster boards. This price was minimal, but to keep it
             even smaller, a computer lab on campus gave our chapter a discount on printouts.



V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This was part of our membership drive, which resulted in the largest initiate class in years, with a total of 18 new
             Michigan-Iota members. Additionally, Nerds Kicking Cancer had a great turnout and was applauded by other
             student organizations as well as the university's administration.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                 49
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         John Ewald
         Craig Lytle




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         Section 4
Chapter Development & Social




                               51
The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 20


Project Name: Fall Officer Meetings                                       Date(s) Of Project:    Sep 06, 2007    To:   Dec 20, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 12              Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    2         Participating: 25


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Every Thursday during the fall semester, our chapter held officer meetings. These meetings were required for all
             officers. While officers are required to attend, the meetings are open to all members. At these meetings, all of the
             planning and organization for upcoming events took place.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             Without these meetings, our chapter would not be able to function properly. At these meetings, all of our chapters'
             events were planned.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The meeting was only for TBP officers. However, occasionally, representatives from other organizations were
             included to discuss events in which they collaborated on. These organizations include: Eta Kappa Nu, Golden Key
             Honour Society, and Wayne County Science Olympiad




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only requirement for these meetings was the location. Every meeting took place on the University of Michigan-
             Dearborn. Because we are a registered student organization, the university provided us with a room, free of charge.



V.         Special Problems:
             None




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The planning that took place at these meetings was very helpful to the operation of our chapter. Without these
             meetings, we wouldn't have been able to successfully run events, such as: The 2007 TBP National Convention, Quiz
             Bowl, Engineers' Night Out, etc.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            52
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Chris Semanson
         Nicholas Thorne
         Vim Schukla
         Michael Velasco
         Christopher Schauman
         Tak Wantanabe
         Michael Sidor
         Kushal Gargash
         Kelly Goodman
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Toy
         Andrew Flowerday




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 21


Project Name: Fall Smoker                                                 Date(s) Of Project:    Sep 13, 2007        To:   Sep 13, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 12              Electees:    8

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    4         Participating:    3


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             At this event, our chapter determines the character of the engineering students up for election. First, each of the
             potential electees turn in their quiz, which focuses on knowledge of Tau Beta Pi and our Michigan-Iota chapter.
             Afterwards, the potential electees are asked a series of questions by our chapter's members. The topics of these
             questions can range from Engineering knowledge or TBP knowledge to pop culture questions. From the answers
             given and their exams, our chapter's members elect our newest class of electees.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The event is used to determine the character of our potential electees. It's a critical event in the election process.
             The overreaching purpose of this event is to ensure that the full TBP membership criteria is met by each and every
             Michigan-Iota electee before being offered membership.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No
             Non-Tau Beta Pi members/electees are not permitted to participate in this event.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             TBP provides pizza and pop to all attendees. This cost is covered by the chapter.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             All potential electees were approved and offered membership. Additionally, all those elected were inducted at the
             2007 TBP National Convention.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                54
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Chris Semanson
         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco
         Chris Schauman
         Vim Schukla
         Kushal Gargesh
         Michael Sidor
         Craig Lytle
         John Ewald
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Toy
         Andrew Flowerday

         Participating Electee Names:

         Syed Ulhaq
         Michael DeMatteis
         Laura Lloyd
         Daniel Maggard
         Paul Pendleton
         Lindsay Yaros
         Gregory Czerniak
         Steve Zdanio




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 22


Project Name: Polishing the Bent                                          Date(s) Of Project:    Sep 28, 2007        To:   Sep 28, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 0               Electees:    1

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    1         Participating:    3


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The chapter has a brass Tau Beta Pi Bent mounted in front of the engineering building that becomes tarnished from
             the elements. It is polished at least once a year to upkeep its appearance. This project was completed early in the
             semester as an initiate project so the Bent was polished in time for the 2007 Convention that was hosted in
             Dearborn.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The Bent is the most visible symbol of our organization on campus and member take pride in keeping it clean.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The cloths/rags and polish used to polish the bent were supplied by the Chapter and were the same used in
             previous semesters.



V.         Special Problems:
             NA




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The Bent looked great and shined in the sunlight. It beams in the foreground of our group pictures.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                56
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Electee Names:

         Greg Czerniak




                                        The Bent and new initiates




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 23


Project Name: Convention - Airport: Wednesday                             Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 10, 2007   To:   Oct 10, 2007

                              Community/            University/         Profession/                               Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                          ✔                                         ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture       College             Engineering                               Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project           Members: 13             Electees:     2

                             Hours Spent on this project     Organizing: 80           Participating: 21


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             In order to have a successful convention, the host chapter must be present at the airport to welcome the
             convention attendees to the host city, set the tone for the convention, as well as direct the guests to busses or
             alternate methods of transportation. Several of the participants were required to drive guests to the hotel in the
             very early hours of the morning.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The project is a critical part of running the national convention. The prearranged transportation from the airport to
             the hotel allows TBP to save large amounts of money that would otherwise be spent on car rentals and cab fares.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             Other chapters within District 7 helped with arrivals at the airport on Wednesday. These include:
               -Michigan Epsilon
               -Southeastern Michigan Alumnus Chapter




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Other than the cost of the busses, everyone who drove to the airport was required to park in long term parking for
             $9/day. To minimise this cost, the chapter carpooled to the airport. Everyone was reimbursed by Tau Beta Pi as part
             of the convention expenses.


V.         Special Problems:
             We were required to have two full shifts working at all times in the airport because the Detroit Metro Airport has
             two terminals which are a great distance apart.



VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             With constant communication between the two terminals and the hotel, the bus schedule was able to be
             successfully executed and adjusted, ensuring everyone arrived at the hotel in a timely fashion.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            58
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Andrew Flowerday
         Craig Lytle
         Nicholas Thorne
         Curt Gomulinski
         Christopher Burtka
         Dave Kosmalski
         Colleen Hill
         Kristopher Morse
         Vera Blake
         Crystal VanMeveren
         John Ewald
         Christopher Schauman
         Andrew Toy                     TBP Member at the Detroit Metro Airport (in yellow)

         Participating Electee Names:
         Syed Ulhaq
         Daniel Maggard




                                        M-Bus used to transport members to the hotel.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                    59
The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 24


Project Name: Convention - Airport: Thursday                              Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 11, 2007   To:   Oct 11, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 5               Electees:

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    5         Participating: 13


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Several Tau Beta Pi members and electees worked at Detroit Metro Airport to meet and greet with Convention
             Attendees and direct them to the busses to get to the Hotel.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The purpose was to successfully direct Convention attendees to the busses and allow them to board the busses for
             transportation to the Convention Hotel.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             We had to work in conjunction with Detroit Metro Airport, to get airport passes and clearance for the busses to go
             in and out, and to know where we were allowed to stand and set tables up.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Time spent at the airport, 5:00am - 6:00pm




V.         Special Problems:
             There were very few problems to speak of at the McNamara terminal. However, at the Smith terminal the major
             problem was that there were three different doors in which people could exit out of, depending on what carrier
             they flew with. It was difficult when people were arriving through the different doors at the same time.


VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This operation was successful. There were very few problems and when a flight was delayed the affected attendees
             still made it to the Convention.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            60
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Christopher Schauman
         Crystal VanMeveran
         John Ewald
         Nick Thorne
         Chris Burka




                                        Photo 1: Chris Schauman at the Smith terminal




                                        Photo 2: Chris Burka holding up his sign




                                        Photo 3: Volunteers in the Headquarters Room




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                        Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                             Project Number: 25


Project Name: Convention T-shirt/Basket Sale                             Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 11, 2007       To:   Oct 13, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                   Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                   ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                   Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 11             Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing: 10           Participating: 54


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             MI-I advisors donated themed baskets to be raffled and members bought T-shirts with a 2007 Convention design to
             be sold during the Convention weekend. The themes for the baskets were Office Space, University of Michigan and
             Tau Beta Pi; some items included were a red Swingline stapler, Office Space DVD, Michigan wind jacket, Tau Beta Pi
             pin and others. Tickets were sold at $1 a ticket or 6 for $5. The purchased tickets could then be placed in a
             container designated for a themed basket; the winning tickets were drawn at the final business meeting.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             This project was mainly a fundraiser to help raise funds for the chapter.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                         Yes        ✔   No




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The baskets were donated and the chapter paid for the T-shirts and screening costs up front. The sale tables were
             manned during the entire length of the convention by volunteers.



V.         Special Problems:
             none




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The sale was a great success. We ended up raising $100 from the ticket sales and most of the T-shirts were sold.
             Many TBP members were seen wearing the T-shirts during the Convention (beyond the volunteers) and they serve
             as a great memento of the 2007 Convention in Dearborn.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                               62
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Mike Velasco
         Chris Schauman
         Vimlesh Shukla
         Chris Seamanson
         Jennifer Ng
         Charlie Kovelle
         Steve Silverman
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Chris Burtka
         Andrew Flowerday
         Andy Toy

                                        Selling the raffle tickets




                                        Gift Basket 1




                                        Gift Basket 2




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 26


Project Name: Fall Engineers' Night Out                                   Date(s) Of Project:    Dec 13, 2007        To:   Dec 13, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 7               Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    8         Participating:    4


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Every semester, our chapter hosts an "Engineers' Night Out", open to all engineers on the UofM-Dearborn campus.
             We host the event at a local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. We cover all food prices for the participants.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             This is a social event designed to facilitate communication and friendship between TBP and it's fellow engineers.
             Additionally, this event functions as publicity to build TBP's reputation among the engineering campus.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No
             This was the final semester in which TBP was the sole host of this event.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Our chapter was responsible for all food costs for this event.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This event was a success with over 25 students attending. It was reviewed well by all who attended. The event was
             so popular that our campus' chapter of Eta Kappa Nu asked to become a cosponsor of this event in following
             semesters.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                64
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Paul Pendleten
         Chris Schauman
         Nicholas Thorne
         David Kosmalski
         Craig Lytle
         Daniel Maggard
         Crystal VanMeveren




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 27


Project Name: Holiday Planning Party                                      Date(s) Of Project:     Jan 05, 2008       To:   Jan 05, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 7               Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    2         Participating: 21


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Chapter officers got together a week before the semester began to plan out all major events for the coming
             chapter. At this event, each officer had a calender of campus events and a blank calendar. We compared schedules
             and set dates for all recurring events as well as discussed new events which could be run in the coming semester.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The purpose of this event was to plan the coming semester's events and to be sure that all aspects and objectives of
             TBP were covered by the coming events.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No
             This was a chapter event.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only cost was the pizza that was purchased for the officers' consumption. We held the meeting at one of the
             officer's houses to cut down on the expense of a meeting space.



V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             Because of this event, our chapter had a more well planned semester than in the past. This meeting greatly helped
             in organizing the events and setting goals for our chapter in regards to the Winter Semester.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                66
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Chris Schauman
         Mike Velasco
         Craig Lytle
         John Ewald
         Andrew Flowerday
         Andrew Toy




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 28


Project Name: Letters to Initiates                                        Date(s) Of Project:     Jan 16, 2008   To:   Jan 17, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 3               Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    1         Participating:     5


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             As part of our chapter's membership drive, we send out letters to all academically eligible students. One letter is
             sent to every student from the chapter and another is sent to the parents of every student from the dean of the
             CECS, College of Engineering and Computer Science. The letter templates on tbp.org were modified to fit our
             chapter and used as a frame of reference when typing up the letters.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             These letters are sent for two reasons: First, to increase the membership of our chapter. Secondly, to honor all of the
             students who have attained academic excellence to the point of becoming academically eligible to join our
             prestigious organization.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The two groups our chapter had to work with to accomplish this project are: UofM-D Registration for the list of
             students and mailing labels and the CECS dean's office for approval of the letter and the dean's signature.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Our chapter was required to purchase the stamps for each letter. The dean's office provided the envelopes and
             letterhead for the letters.



V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This project was a part of our membership drive, which was a great success, resulting in 18 new members initiated.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            68
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco
         Craig Lytle




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Candidate Address




Dear Candidate,

       Congratulations! On behalf of the officers and
members of the Michigan Iota Chapter, I am happy to inform
you that your high academic standing allows us to consider you for membership in Tau
Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

        Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to recognize outstanding students who display
both distinguished scholarship in technical fields and exemplary character. Tau Beta Pi is
highly regarded within industry and academe, and has grown to include 221 collegiate
chapters and has initiated more than 445,000 members.

        I have enclosed (a) brochure(s) which introduce(s) you to Tau Beta Pi’s mission,
some of its distinguished members, programs, and the many benefits of being a Tau Bate.
As examples, the Association offers more than 100 scholarships of $2,000 for its senior-
year members, and the Engineering Futures Program provides trained instructors to teach
interpersonal and leadership development skills to 2,000 students annually. Tau Beta Pi
also offers opportunities for personal development by providing a means by which you
can assume roles of leadership in the college and provide distinctive service.

        The members of the Michigan Iota Chapter are proud of their active participation
within the college and the local community. They are individuals who not only strive for
success in academics, but who also wish to improve the world they live in, while at the
same time having fun! Service and social activities include the Engineers Picnic, Habitat
for Humanity, Science Olympiad, Quiz Bowl, Adopt a Family and tutoring. Most
recently, our chapter hosted the 2007 national convention for Tau Beta Pi. We hope that
you will take advantage of this opportunity to be recognized for your achievements and
join our chapter in making a difference in the community.

       We would like to get to know you and provide more information to you about Tau
Beta Pi. Please join us and other eligible candidates at an orientation meeting on
February 13th in the University Center room Kochoff A. In the meantime, please visit the
Tau Beta Pi website at www.tbp.org to learn more about this distinguished organization.

       If you have any questions about Tau Beta Pi, or will not be able to attend the
meeting, please call me at 734.788.0196 or email me at nathorne@umd.umich.edu. I
look forward to meeting you and having you become a part of our Association.



                                             Sincerely,



                                             Nicholas Thorne
                                             President, Michigan Iota Chapter




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 29


Project Name: Winter Officer Meetings                                     Date(s) Of Project:     Jan 16, 2008   To:   May 07, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 12              Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    2         Participating: 40


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Every Wednesday during the winter semester, our chapter held officer meetings. These meetings were required for
             all officers. While officers are required to attend, the meetings are open to all members. At these meetings, all of the
             planning and organization for upcoming events took place. The officers used the preset semester plan, made at the
             semester planning event, as a guide.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             Without these meetings, our chapter would not be able to function properly. At these meetings, all of our chapters'
             events were planned.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The meeting was only for TBP officers. However, occasionally, representatives from other organizations were
             included to discuss events in which they collaborated on. These organizations include: Eta Kappa Nu, Golden Key
             Honour Society, Quiz Bowl, and Wayne County Science Olympiad




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only requirement for these meetings was the location. Every meeting took place on the University of Michigan-
             Dearborn. Because we are a registered student organization, the university provided us with a room, free of charge.



V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The planning that took place at these meetings was very helpful to the operation of our chapter. Without these
             meetings, we wouldn't have been able to successfully run events, such as: The 2007 TBP National Convention, Quiz
             Bowl, Engineers' Night Out, etc.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            71
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco
         Mariam Farhat
         Lindsay Yaros
         Laura Lloyd
         Dave Kosmalski
         Christopher Schauman
         John Ewald
         Craig Lytle
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Toy
         Andrew Flowerday




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 30


Project Name: Calls to Initiates                                          Date(s) Of Project:     Jan 28, 2008   To:   Feb 01, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 7               Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    2         Participating:     6


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             All of the officers were assigned a list of academically eligible students and their phone numbers. The officers called
             these students to remind them of the eligibility and the initiate meetings, additionally the calls were made to be
             sure the students received their letters of notification in the mail.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The calls serve two purposes: First to help increase chapter enrollment. Secondly, the calls help to honor
             engineering students who have achieved high marks in their classes.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The names and numbers of the academically eligible students were obtained from the University of Michigan-
             Dearborn office of registration.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             None.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This event was part of our chapter's membership drive. Our overall membership drive was very successful resulting
             in 18 new members.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            73
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Mike Velasco
         Laura Lloyd
         Mariam Farhat
         Lindsay Yaros
         Kushal Gargesh
         Christopher Schauman




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 31


Project Name: Winter Smoker                                               Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 05, 2008        To:   Mar 05, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                    Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                    Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 15              Electees: 18

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    4         Participating:    4


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             At this event, our chapter determines the character of the engineering students up for election. First, each of the
             potential electees turn in their quiz, which focuses on knowledge of Tau Beta Pi and our Michigan-Iota chapter.
             Afterwards, the potential electees are asked a series of questions by our chapter's members. The topics of these
             questions can range from Engineering knowledge or TBP knowledge to pop culture questions. From the answers
             given and their exams, our chapter's members elect our newest class of electees.

II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The event is used to determine the character of our potential electees. It's a critical event in the election process.
             The overreaching purpose of this event is to ensure that the full TBP membership criteria is met by each and every
             Michigan-Iota electee before being offered membership.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No
             Non-Tau Beta Pi members/electees are not permitted to participate in this event.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             TBP provides pizza and pop to all attendees. This cost is covered by the chapter.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             All potential electees were approved and offered membership. Additionally, all those elected were inducted at the
             2007 TBP National Convention.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Nicholas Thorne
         Michael Velasco
         Mariam Farhat
         Lindsay Yaros
         Laura lloyd
         Dave Kosmalski
         Steve Silverman
         Chris Schauman
         Craig Lytle
         Chris Semanson
         Vim Schukla
         Anthony Guiteres
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Andrew Toy
         Andrew Flowerday

         Participating Electee Names:

         Daniel Bowden
         Mahmoud Chirazi
         Christopher Glab
         Douglas Halberstadt
         Meer Hossain
         Nahush Joshi
         Jason Kantner
         Raymond Llonillo
         Kaitlyn Mallett
         Malek Musleh
         Charles Neil
         Lucian Popa
         Johathon Smereka
         Jessica Swansinger
         Jason Tryba
         Jessica Turner
         Nicole Witkowski
         Liela Yacoobi




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 32


Project Name: Video Game Night                                            Date(s) Of Project:    Mar 26, 2008    To:   Mar 26, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 7               Electees:     9

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    4         Participating:     3


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             This event was a gathering of TBP members, TBP electees and other campus students to play video games, eat food
             and socialize with one another. The event was held in a large room with two TVs and one large digital projector.
             With numerous people contributing to the event, there was a Nintendo Wii, X-Box 360, and even a Playstation 3.
             There was also plenty of pizza, soda, and chips.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             To provide a social event for TBP members, TBP electees, and other students on the campus. The objective of this
             event was not only to play video games, eat pizza, and chat, but also to get the Tau Beta Pi name out onto the
             campus and create a more impressionable presence on students.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             This event was cosponsored by the SOAC




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The cost was roughly $150 to get pizza, soda, plates, cups, and napkins. The video games were provided free of
             charge by TBP members and electees.



V.         Special Problems:
             The only problem was getting the digital projector to work properly.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The event was highly successful. Many people showed up and stayed for a long time, meaning that they probably
             enjoyed themselves.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            77
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Christopher Schauman
         Steven Silverman
         Nick Thorne
         Craig Lytle
         Andrew Toy
         John Ewald
         Michael Velasco

         Participating Electee Names:

         Jason Kantner
         Meer Hossain
         Liela Yacoobi                      Photo 1: A Nintendo Wii on top of a Gamecube
         Eric Brandt
         Jessica Turner
         Daniel Bowden
         Nahush Joshi
         Jessica Swansinger
         Josiah Huani

         Participating non-TBP Attendees:

         Kevin Beahon
         Charles Neil
         Laura Darcy
         Ashley Robinson
         Jon Forgiel
         John Palgnt
         Max Vaughn
         Ahmad Wahab                        Photo 2: A X Box 360 (Arcade version)
         Kristel Wieneke
         Sarah Matyjascek
         Shahad Atiya
         Doug Halberstadt
         Ramzy Jafer
         Meaghan Ograyensek
         Chrisara Moore
         Gierad Laput
         Alexandra Hayner
         Ashley Yoder
         Tony Clark




                                            Photo 3: A Playstation 3 console with controller




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 33


Project Name: Spring Conference                                           Date(s) Of Project:     Apr 04, 2008       To:     Apr 05, 2008

                               Community/          University/         Profession/                                       Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                                                              ✔     Chapter/Social       ✔
                               Liberal Culture     College             Engineering                                       Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 1               Electees:    3

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:              Participating:    9


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Spring Conference is a chance for all the District 7 chapters to get together to discuss events of the past
             semester. We discuss the K-12 initiative, talk to our peers and give advice, and perform presentations of all the TBP
             reports which are due throughout the year. Although a lot of work is accomplished in a day, it is also a great chance
             to see old TBP friends.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The purpose of this event was to meet with the other District 7 chapters. Among many objectives some were to
             discuss problems and triumphs within the past semester so that we can better our chapters. We learned about all
             the various reports due during the year, and there were even sessions for Vice Presidents, and Tresurers.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                          Yes        ✔   No




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             No cost to Jessica and Chris, as they rode down to Ohio with Curt Gomulinski, but Meer and Nahush incurred
             driving expenses.



V.         Special Problems:
             No Problems




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The event was very successful. There were no problems and a lot was learned by all in attendance. The
             presentations were especially helpful for learning about the various reports, and the Battle for Toledo jeopardy
             game was fun and educational.



Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                                  79
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Christopher Schauman

         Participating Electee Names:

         Meer Hossain
         Nahush Joshi
         Jessica Turner




                                        Photo 1: The MI-I Team




                                        Photo 2: a meal outside of Red Lobster




                                        Photo 3: Chris and Lauren at the Spring Conference




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 34


Project Name: Winter Engineers' Night Out                                 Date(s) Of Project:     Apr 17, 2008   To:   Apr 17, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 7               Electees:     0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    8         Participating:     4


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Every semester, our chapter hosts an "Engineers' Night Out", open to all engineers on the UofM-Dearborn campus.
             We host the event at a local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. This semester, the event was co-hosted with Eta Kappa
             Nu, The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. The orgnizations cover all food prices for the
             participants.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             This is a social event designed to facilitate communication and friendship between TBP and it's fellow engineers.
             Additionally, this event functions as publicity to build TBP's reputation among the engineering campus.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The event was co-hosted with Eta Kappa Nu, The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             Our chapter was responsible for half of the food costs for this event.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             This event was a success with over 30 students attending. It was reviewed well by all who attended.




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VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Chris Semanson
         Mike Velasco
         Tak Wantanabe
         Nicholas Thorne
         John Ewald
         Craig Lytle
         Crystal VanMeveren




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 35


Project Name: Banquet                                                     Date(s) Of Project:     Apr 19, 2008   To:   Apr 19, 2008

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                    ✔     Chapter/Social
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 19              Electees: 11

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    2         Participating:     2


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The Tau Beta Pi honor's banquet is held to celebrate the organizations past semester and welcome the new
             members. It is also used to further forge and maintain relationships with other engineering honor societies.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The semi-annual honor's banquet is always done on the same day of member initiation. It is a way to celebrate the
             great achievements of the outgoing e-board as well as welcome those newly initiated. It is an opportunity to reflect
             on the ongoing goals of the chapter and join each other in comradeship




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             MI-Iota invites the other engineering honor societies to attend this banquet. Eta Kappa Nu and Pi Tau Sigma were
             both invited, with only Eta Kappa Nu accepting the invitation




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The banquet cost was $22.07 per person. Initiates were covered by part of their initiation fee, e-board members
             were covered by MI-Iota chapter account.



V.         Special Problems:
             none




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The banquet was well received and consisted of Italian cuisine served in a five course meal format.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                            83
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Lindsay Yaros
         Takanori Watanabe
         Vimlesh Shukla
         Kushal Gargesh
         Sibu Varughese
         Daniel Bowden
         Bryan Theriau
         Nahush Joshi
         Charles Neil
         Dave Kosmalski
         Ray Llonillo
         Nick Thorne
         Mike Velasco                   Nick Thorne, Mike Velasco & Sibu Varughese
         Meer Hossain
         Andrew Toy
         Andrew Flowerday
         Crystal VanMevereen
         Craig Lytle
         Jason Kantner


         Participating Electee Names:

         Malek Musleh
         Mahmoud Chirazi
         Lucian Popa
         Kaitlyn Mallett
         Liela Yacoobi
         Nicole Witkowski
         Jessica Swansinger             Mahmoud, Bryan, Vimlesh & Sibu
         David Anderson
         Chris Glab
         Doug Halberstat
         Jessica Turner




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        Section 5
Education and Professional
      Development




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 36


Project Name: Fall District Meeting                                       Date(s) Of Project:    Sep 29, 2007    To:    Sep 29, 2007

                              Community/           University/         Profession/                                   Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                                                          Chapter/Social   ✔
                              Liberal Culture      College             Engineering                                   Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 2               Electees:

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:              Participating:     3


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             An informational meeting conducted by one of our District Directors, Curt Gomulinski, in which all District 7
             chapters were invited. Topics discussed included but were not limited to the 2007 Convention, reports coming due,
             and current chapter projects. Curt also provided breakfast foods at the start of the meeting and concluded with a
             laid-back lunch in his new backyard.



II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The purpose of the meeting was primarily to prepare any students who were going to attend convention in
             October 2007. Students were told about what to expect at convention and were given an introduction to Robert's
             Rules of Order. In addition, ice breakers were done and current Tau Beta Pi chapter projects were discussed.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The meeting was entirely organized by the District 7 directors, primarily Curt Gomulinski, for the District 7 TBP
             chapters




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             The only costs were the cost of gas to get to his house




V.         Special Problems:
             None




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The event was very successful. Everyone learned a lot about what to expect at convention and many good project
             ideas were shared among the attendees.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                             86
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Christopher Schauman
         Michael Velasco




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                             Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                                  Project Number: 37


Project Name: Convention                                                      Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 11, 2007   To:     Oct 13, 2007

                               Community/            University/           Profession/                                   Education/Prof.
         Project Area:     ✔                     ✔                     ✔                      ✔     Chapter/Social   ✔
                               Liberal Culture       College               Engineering                                   Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project            Members:                   Electees:

                             Hours Spent on this project      Organizing: 40             Participating: 48


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             The annual national convention of Tau Beta Pi was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn MI. It was hosted by the
             University of Michigan - Dearborn chapter, MI-Iota.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The national convention of Tau Beta Pi is a yearly event that addresses the business of Tau Beta Pi. This includes
             discussing and voting on constitutional and by-law amendments. Also, it promotes chapter development via
             Interactive Chapter Exchange sessions. Prior to the official start of the Convention there is a job fair which presents
             the best engineering students nationally to local, regional and national companies.



III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                            ✔   Yes      No
             Michael Velasco - Arrangements Chair, Nicholas Thorne and Christopher Schauman - Co-Chairs
             Volunteers from MI-G, MI-E, SEMIAC, as well as the local chapter MI-I




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             See budget report under National Convention Planning - Michael Velasco




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The Convention was record breaking. We had 530 persons in attendance. There was excitement and enthusiasm
             by the attendees as well as MI-Iota volunteers. Our chapter received many compliments on a job well done, as did
             the national HQ from persons in attendance.



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VII.    Exhibits:

         Everyone who helped out at Convention:

         Nichole Harris
         Robert Bokuniewicz
         Michael Velasco
         Chris Schauman
         Dave Kosmalski
         John Ewald
         Nicholas Thorne
         Andrew Toy
         Takanori Watanabe
         Andrew Flowerday
         Crystal VanMeveren
         Christopher Burtka
         Steven Silverman                         2007 TBP National Convention - Dearborn MI
         Charles Kovelle
         Jennifer Ng
         Mariam Farhat
         Syed Ulhaq
         Michael Sidor
         Craig Lytle
         Tyra Sampson
         Laura Lloyd
         Ashley Ringler
         Vimlesh Shukla
         Kushal Gargesh
         Anthony Gutierrez
         Paul Pendleton
         Kristopher Morse
         Gregory Czerniak
         Mike DeMatteis
         Daniel Maggard                           Some Convention Attendees
         Steve Zdanio
         Lora Stanaj
         Chandresh Patel
         Ryan Chutorash
         Elson Liu
         Kelly Baker
         Prakit Mohal
         Emily Wolters
         zhixiao zhang
         gokul ramaswami
         Allen Chang
         Ian Sebastian
         Ramsey Hilton
         Dov Lerman-Sinkoff
         Colleen Hill
         Curt Gomulinski
         Vera Blake
                                                  Ford at the Job Fair
         lyonel wetago
         Boban J




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The Tau Beta Pi Association                                                                         Chapter: MI-Iota
Chapter Project Report                                                                              Project Number: 38


Project Name: Engineering Futures Sessions                                Date(s) Of Project:     Oct 11, 2007   To:     Oct 12, 2007

                              Community/           University/           Profession/                                 Education/Prof.
         Project Area:                                               ✔                          Chapter/Social   ✔
                              Liberal Culture      College               Engineering                                 Development

     Number of Persons who participated in this project          Members: 5                Electees:    0

                             Hours Spent on this project    Organizing:    3           Participating:   4


DESCRIPTION:
I.         General Description
             Because our chapter hosted the 2007 National Convention, we were able to send many of our members to
             Engineering Futures Sessions that were conducted at the convention. We made sure to plan the volunteering
             schedule in such a way that as many members as possible could attend the Engineering Futures Sessions.




II.        Purpose and Relationship to Objectives of TBP:
             The purpose of these sessions is to give Engineering students the non-technical skills they will need to thrive in the
             business environment. These sessions are aimed at teaching such skills as management, leadership, and team
             building.




III.       Organization & Administration: In conjunction with another group?                        ✔   Yes      No
             The TBP national office was critical to this project, as they provided both the facilitators and the location for the
             sessions.




IV.        Cost & Personnel Requirements:
             None.




V.         Special Problems:
             None.




VI.        Over-all Evaluation/Results:
             The members who were able to attend were very pleased with the sessions and have already decided that they
             would like our chapter to become more involved with hosting Engineering Futures sessions.




Tau Beta Pi, Michigan Iota                                                                                                              90
VII.    Exhibits:

         Participating Members Names:

         Craig Lytle
         Dave Kozmalski
         Jennifer Ng
         John Ewald
         Steve Silverman
         Vimlesh Shukla




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