Ohio University's student technology honor society chapter inducts fall 2012 class
Athens, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2012) - The Lambda chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University recently inducted five new members.
Martin Jensen, Michael Kennedy, Andrew Stinson, Boyu Wang and Matthew Weller all joined the international honor society of professions in technology, whose mission is to promote the values and contributions of professionals in technology, provide a medium for the professional development and recognition of individuals for leadership and achievement in the technology professions, and foster and encourage the acceptance of the ideals of technical competence, social proficiency and research.
“We have inducted a great group of students this fall,” said Associate Professor of Engineering and Technology Management Todd Myers, the group's adviser. The Ohio University chapter was founded in 1934 but fell inactive in the '90s. After Myers, region 3 director for EPT, reactivated the chapter in May 2004 it won regional chapter awards four times.
The Ohio University chapter provides tutoring, invites guest lecturers to the university and engages in community service. In the past, students have worked with Habitat for Humanity, assisted with road cleaning efforts and the cleaning of Ohio University's Academic & Research Center, and volunteered in local elementary school science classes.
Myers said the group is currently working on raising funds to attend the international chapter meeting in Las Vegas this May, which is held in conjunction with the National Tool and Hardware show. “It will be a great opportunity for the students to attend the trade show and meet other EPT members from around the country,” he said.
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology and Management Paul Deering is co-trustee.
To be invited to join the Ohio University chapter, a student must be in a technology-related field of study, hold at least a 3.25 overall GPA and at least a 3.5 major GPA, and have completed at least 30 hours in his or her major of study. Invitations are sent out each semester.