Association of College Honor Societies


Pi Tau Sigma

Mechanical Engineering

Admitted to ACHS: 1947

Founded at University of Illinois, March 16, 1915

No of Active Chapters: 170

Total Membership: 118404

Publications: The Condenser, The Story of Pi Tau Sigma

PURPOSE: To encourage and recognize outstanding achievement of undergraduate students in mechanical engineering also to honor practicing engineers for distinguished technical attainments.

ELIGIBILITY: Membership is limited to senior mechanical engineering students who rank among the highest thirty-five percent in scholarship for all courses to date of election and to juniors who rank in the highest twenty-five percent of their class. Many chapters elect less than these percentages. Faculty and graduates may be chosen on the basis of distinguished engineering endeavor.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES: One of the main ideas is the cooperation between faculty and students in mechanical engineering and the mutual cooperation of the faculty of mechanical engineering among the various schools. The activities of the chapter are adapted to their respective schools.

Pi Tau Sigma awards for the Outstanding Young Mechanical Engineer and for two Outstanding Mechanical Engineers are made at the winter meeting of the A.S.M.E.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Dr. Gregory Michna, Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Box 2219, SCEH 221, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007

Tel: (605) 688-6395  Fax: (605) 688-5878

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 6/14/2020