The Tau Alpha chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the international honor society for mechanical engineers founded in 1915, recognizes junior and senior students in a mechanical engineering curriculum on the basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship, and personality. The society holds semiannual initiations near the end of Fall and Spring semesters.

Johns Hopkins Tau Alpha has been an active chapter since May 1949.

Past Inductions

SPRING 2020 INDUCTION

President John Moore ’20, Vice President Eva Pan ’20, and Secretary Emily Maheras ’20 welcomed new members (*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Top row, left to right (L-R): Mike Bernard, Academic Program Manager and unofficial advisor; John Moore ’20, Alex Alessi ’21*, Emily Maheras ’20

Middle Row, L-R: Miles Liu ’21*, Nick Hinke ’21*, Rachel Swanstrom ‘ 21*, Parker Treadway ’21*

Bottom Row L-R: Jungin Kim ’21*, Owen Friesen ’21*, (and joining camera-free) Eva Pan ’20.

Not Pictured: Christianna Bambini ’20, John Cai ’20, Brandon Freeman ’21, Aurelia Glass ’20, Willa Grinsfelder ’21, Arion Morshedian ’20, Jonah Offman ’21, Niles Ribeiro ’20, Harrison Riggott ’20, Gun Ho Ro ’20*, Itic Tinman-Munne ’21*, Annika Torp ’21*, Seena Vafaee ’20, Yixun “Daniel” Wang ’20, Christopher Williams ’20, Faculty Advisor Prof. Gretar Tryggvason.

FALL 2019 INDUCTION

President John Moore ’20, Vice President Eva Pan ’20, and Secretary Emily Maheras ’20 welcomed new members (*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

First row, left to right: Eva Pan ’20, Emily Maheras ’20, Annika Torp ’21*, Brandon Freeman ’21*, Itic Tinman-Munne ’21*

Second row, left to right: John Moore ’20, Gun Ho Ro ’20*, Christianna Bambini ’20*, Jonah Offman ’21*, Yixun “Daniel” Wang ’20*

Not Pictured: Arion Morshedian ’20, Niles Ribeiro ’20, John Cai ’20, Seena Vafaee ’20, Christopher Williams ’20, Aurelia Glass ’20, Harrison Riggott ’20, Willa Grinsfelder ’21, Faculty Advisor Prof. Gretar Tryggvason.

SPRING 2019 INDUCTION

President Amy Chi ’19, Vice President Maria Coleman ’19, and Secretary Alex Doran ’19 welcomed new members (*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Left to right: Alex Doran ’19, Maria Coleman ’19, Arion Morshedian ’20, Niles Ribeiro ’20, John Moore ’20, John Cai ’20, Seena Vafaee ’20*, Emily Maheras ’20*, Faculty Advisor Prof. Gretar Tryggvason, Eva Pan ’20, Garrett Ung ’19.

FALL 2018 INDUCTION

President Amy Chi ’19, Vice President Maria Coleman ’19, and Secretary Alex Doran ’19 welcomed new members (*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Front Row (L-R): Christopher Williams ‘20*, Harrison Riggott ’20*, Niles Ribiero ’20*, John Moore ’20*, Lucy Reider ’19*, Lauren Jacob ’20*, Lindsey Wiser ’20*, Maria Coleman ’19, Yuqing “Eva” Pan ‘20*

Back Row (L-R): Solomon Polansky ’19*, Daniel Hsu ‘19*, Aurelia Glass ’20*, John Cai ’20*, Amy Chi ’19, Sumita Rajpurohit ’19*, Alexander Doran ‘19

Not Pictured: Arion Morshedian ’20*, Scott Pourshalchi ’19*, Willa Grinsfelder ’20*, Faculty Advisor – Prof. Gretar Tryggvason.

FALL 2017 INDUCTION

President Justin Kang ’18, Vice President Michael Pozin ’18, and Secretary Gabe Maymon ’18 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right): , Justin Kang ’18, Gabe Maymon ’18, Michael Pozin ’18, Jeffrey Goldsmith ’18*, Sharon Maguire ’18*, Zhiyi Ren ’19*, Garrett Ung ’19*, Maria Coleman ’19*, and Jan Hagemeister ’18*

Not pictured: Magdelene Koo ’18, Jesse Miller ’18, Emily Palmer ’18, Rachel Rex ’18, and Faculty Advisor, Soraya Bailey.

SPRING 2017 INDUCTION

Pi Tau Sigma - Spring 2017

President Clara Aranguren ’17 and Secretary Blaine Miller ’17 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right): Justin Kang ’18, Blaine Miller ’17, Clara Aranguren ’17, Matt Brandes ’18*, Gabe Maymon ’18*, Michael Pozin ’18*, Andrew Colombo ’18*, and Neil McCarter ’18*

Not pictured: Elijah Baum ’17, Austin Bridges ’17, Amanda Canezin ’17, Dan Dembner ’17, David Dominguez ’17, Anna Goodridge ’17, Magdelene Koo ’18, Erez Krimsky ’17, Miles McKey ’17, Jesse Miller ’18, Emily Palmer ’18, Rachel Rex ’18, and Faculty Advisor, Noah Cowan.

DECEMBER 2016 INDUCTION

President James Hoff ’17 and Secretary Blaine Miller ’17 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right):

  • Back Row: James Hoff ’17, Blaine Miller ’17, Cora Dimmig ’17, Arturo Brito ’17*, Matthew Heacock ’18*, Rachel Rex ’18, and Magdelene Koo ’18
  • Front Row: Anna Goodridge ’17*, Dan Dembner ’17, Austin Bridges ’17*
  • Not pictured: Erez Krimsky ’17, Miles McKey ’17, and Faculty Advisor Noah Cowan.

 

NOVEMBER 2016 INDUCTION

President James Hoff ’17 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

  • Pictured (left to right): Jesse Miller ’18*, Amanda Canezin ’17, David Dominguez ’17*, Rachel Rex ’18*, Elijah Baum ’17*, Magdelene Koo ’18*, Emily Palmer ’18*, James Hoff ’17.
  • Not Pictured: Faculty Advisor Noah Cowan.

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SPRING 2016 INDUCTION

President Dmitriy Kats ’16 and Vice President Mike Howland ’16 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right):

Back Row: Alex Kearns ’16*, Dmitriy Kats ’16, David Gorman ’16*, Alex Laloum ’17*, Mike Howland ’16, Blaine Miller ’17*

Front row: James Hoff ’17*, Ashley Canezin ’17*, Susana Kellogg ’17, Baxter Eldridge ’17*, Clara Aranguren ’17, Caitlin Clancy ’17, Nastasia Winey ’17

Not pictured: Luke Brown ’16, Glenn Balbus ’16, Daniel Dembner ‘17, Cora Dimmig ’17, Kiana Duncan ‘16, Niki Entin ’16, Hunt Griffith ’16, Edward Kunkel ’16, Kyle Kirwan ’16, Erez Krimsky ’17, David Levi ’16, Miles McKey ’17, Adrian Pearl ’16, Walter Saine ’17, Amy Sun ’16, Jeremy Tsao ’17, and Faculty Advisor Noah Cowan.

Pi Tau Sigma - February 2016
WINTER 2016 INDUCTION

President Dmitriy Kats ’16 and Vice President Mike Howland ’16 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right):

Back Row: Clara Aranguren ’17, Hunt Griffith* ’16, Caitlin Clancy* ’16, Luke Brown* ’16, Walter Seine* ’17, Edward Kunkel* ’16, Kyle Kirwan* ’16, and Jeremy Tsao* ’17

Front Row: Cora Dimmig ’17, Susana Kellogg ’17*, Dmitriy Kats ’16, Amy Sun ’16, Michael Howland ’16, David Levi* ’16, Patrick Reilly ’16, Nastasia Winey* ’17, and Rachel Hegeman ’16

Not pictured: Glenn Balbus ’16, Daniel Dembner ‘17, Kiana Duncan ‘16, Erez Krimsky ’17, Niki Entin ’16, Miles McKey* ’17, Adrian Pearl ’16,and Faculty Advisor Noah Cowan. Photo courtesy of Genevieve Cowan.

These students are members of Pi Tau Sigma who attended the Fall 2015 induction.FALL 2015 INDUCTION

President Dmitriy Kats ’16 and Vice President Mike Howland ’16 welcomed new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right):

Glenn Balbus ’16, Kiana Duncan* ’16, Rachel Hegeman* ’16, Adrian Pearl* ’16, Daniel Dembner* ’17, Dmitriy Kats ’16, Erez Krimsky* ’17, Cora Dimmig* ’17, Miles McKey* ’17, Jacob Dooling ’16, and Clara Aranguren* ’17.

Not Pictured: Patrick Reilly ’16, Niki Entin ’16, Mike Howland ’16, and Amy Sun ’16, and Faculty Advisor Noah Cowan.

Pi Tau Sigma - Spring 2015
SPRING 2015 INDUCTION

President Dmitriy Kats ’16 and Vice President Mike Howland ’16 welcomed two new members(*), all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right):
Glenn Balbus ’16, Patrick Reilly ’16*, Niki Entin ’16*, Mike Howland ’16, Dmitriy Kats ’16, and Faculty Advisor Noah Cowan.

Not pictured: Jacob Dooling ’16 and Amy Sun ’16

 

Pi Tau Sigma - Fall 2014

FALL 2014 INDUCTION

President Ronnie Caspers ’15 and Vice President Demilade Obayomi ’15 welcomed several new members, all who met the standard of educational excellence required of Pi Tau Sigma members.

Pictured (left to right):
Back: Glenn Balbus ’16, Jacob Dooling ’15, Ted Staley ’15, Greg Langer ’15
Front: Mike Howland ’16, Amy Sun ’16, Dmitriy Kats ’16.

pts_spring2014SPRING 2014 INDUCTION

President Patrick Tamm ’14 and Vice President Adhiraj Goel ’14 welcomed several new members, including Honorary Member, Dr. Steven Marra, who was recognized for his dedication to the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student population.

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Steven Marra, Ronnie Caspers ’15, Demilade Obayomi ’15, Adhiraj Goel ’14, Wesley Ericksen ’15, Patrick Tamm ’14, and Dev Patel ’15.

New initiates Dongsuk Shin ’14 and Sri Krishna Uppaluri ’15 are not pictured.

pts_fall2013FALL 2013 INDUCTION

President Patrick Tamm and Vice President Adhiraj Goel and other PTS members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: Raymond Tuazon *, Brandon Fishman *, Joshua Charest *, Martha Whiting *, Bailey Hannon *, Samuel Frishman *, Alexander Spinos *, and Bobak Kiani *.

Second Row: Bobby Schneider *

Back row: Terry Casey *, Patrick Tamm, Adhiraj Goel, Ian Wilkes *, Tucker Kearney *, and Jack Riley *

Photographer is member Max Okinow.

SPRING 2013 INDUCTION

President Pat Luckett and Vice President Sarah Dodge and other PTS members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: Vincent Wang*, Brandon Lee*, Jason Cheu, Jennifer Zuza*, James Teasley*, Sarah Dodge, Max Okinow*, Aric Rousso*, Patrick Tamm*, Patrick Luckett, and Adhiraj Goel*.

pts_fall2012FALL 2012 INDUCTION

President Pat Luckett and Vice President Sarah Dodge and other PTS members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: Sarah Dodge, Patrick Luckett, Andreas Gubler*, Daniel Willen*, Edward August, Michael Lysak, and Billy Rothkopf.

pts_spring2012SPRING 2012 INDUCTION

President Alperen Degirmenci, Vice President John Dannenhoffer, and Secretary Peter Sebrechts and other PTS members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: Kunwoo Kim, *Daniel Choi, Alperen Degirmenci, *Sarah Dodge, and Patrick Luckett.

Back Row, left to right: Carl Snyder, Adam Merritt, *Juan Tobon, John Dannenhoffer, Rick Fenrich, Peter Sebrechts, and Ben Goldberg.

pts_fall2011FALL 2011 INDUCTION

President Alperen Degirmenci, Vice President John Dannenhoffer, and Secretary Peter Sebrechts and other PTS members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: Alperen Degirmenci, *Nick Dee, *Colleen Stone, Caroline Henriques, *Jay Spence, *Ryan Keating, *Andrew Kelly, and *Patrick Luckett.

Back Row, left to right: *Will Crawford, *Kunwoo Kim, Carl Snyder, *Adam Merritt, Rob Grande, Hunter Brown, *Danny Fischer, Peter Sebrechts, and Ben Goldberg.

Not Pictured: *Albert Chen, John Dannenhoffer, *Rick Fenrich, *Matthew Rice, *Adam Weiner, and Prof. Noah Cowan (advisor).

pts_spring2011SPRING 2011 INDUCTION

President Matthew Gombolay, Vice President Daniel Bagdorf, and Secretary James Mandaglio and other PTS members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: Logan Shannahan, *Caroline Henriques, Siobhan Callanan, Eric Levenseller, James Mandaglio, Brandon Hahn, Alperen Degirmenci, Ben Goldberg, and Daniel Bagdorf.

Back Row, left to right: *Carl Snyder, John Dannenhoffer, Alex Englesbe, *Stephen Alexander, Peter Sebrechts, Andrew Barnett, Matthew Gombolay, *Hunter Brown, and Charles Meneveau (advisor).

pts_fall2010FALL 2010 INDUCTION

President Matthew Gombolay and other PTS officers and members welcomed new members (marked with *) at this semester’s induction ceremony.

Front Row, left to right: *Siobhan Callanan, *Alperen Degirmenci, *Eric Levenseller, James Mandaglio, Brent Dolan, *Brandon Hahn, *Andrew Barnett, Logan Shannahan, Daniel Bagdorf.

Back Row, left to right: Josh Skolnick, Matti Makela, *John Dannenhoffer, *Ben Goldberg, *Peter Sebrechts, *Rob Grande, *Alex Englesbe, Matthew Gombolay, Charles Meneveau (advisor).