Pi Tau Sigma – Past Years

PTS LogoThe Tau Alpha chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, the international honor society for mechanical engineers, holds semiannual initiations near the end of Fall and Spring semesters.

Pi Tau Sigma, founded in 1915, recognizes junior and senior students in a mechanical engineering curriculum on the basis of sound engineering ability, scholarship, and personality.

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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • pts_spring2013SPRING 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).

  • pts_spring2010SPRING 2010 Induction

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

    Left to Right: Chris Ivey, Rebecca Pierce, Charles Meneveau (Advisor),
    *James Mandaglio, Brent Dolan, *Daniel Bagdorf, Ben Kissner, Josh Skolnick, Austin DiOrio, Yoni Silverman, Ellen Berlinghof, Catherine Colwell, Adam Barber, Adam Sierakowski, Avik De, Matti Makela, Matthew Gombolay,
    *Logan Shannahan.

    (There was no induction in Fall 2009)

  • pts_spring2009SPRING 2009 Induction

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

    Top Row: Prof. Noah Cowan (Advisor), Alejandro de Simone, Paul Stegall, Vijay Aiyar, Yoni Silverman*, Catherine Colwell, John Kegelman, Adam Sierakowski*, Taig Rajpal, Avik De, Austin DiOrio, Doug Karlsberg, Omar Almagri, and David Ferguson.

    Bottom Row: Rebecca Pierce, Ellen Berlinghof*, Adam Barber*, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Joe Lefkowitz, and Kai Selterman.

    pts_fall2008Fall 2008 Induction

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

    Left-to-right: Hoe-Joon Kim*, Alex De Simone, Rebecca Pierce*, Paul Stegal, Catherine Colwell*, Louis Agon*, Avik De*, Alex Thibau*, John Kegelman, Taig Rajpal*, Doug Karlsberg*, Joe Lefkowitz, Kevin Uy, David Ferguson*, Austin DiOrio*, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Kai Selterman. (Vijay Aiyar, photographer)

  • SPRING 2008 Induction

    (no photo available) President: Julie Blumreiter. Inductees: Vijay Aiyarm Alejandro Desimone, Kai Selterman, Ankit Sharma, Paul Stegall.

    Fall 2007 Induction

    (no photo available) President: Julie Blumreiter. Inductees: Erik Phillips, John Kegelman, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Darren Pinney, Andrew Zuckerman, Kevin Uy, Omar Almagri, Joseph Lefkowitz

  • pts_spring07Spring 2007 Initiation (April 24, 2007)

    President Hubert Tseng and Vice President Tim Rupert welcomed new members (marked with a ‘*’) at this semester’s induction ceremony.  From left to right: Scott Hoffman (Secretary), Tim Rupert, Tsahai Phillip*, Chris Dorbian*, Julie Blumreiter, Chris Hemmerle*, Soohong Park, Kyle Azevedo*, Makibi Takagi, Hubert Tseng, Noah Cowan (Faculty Advisor)

    pts_fall06Fall 2006 Initiation (January 31, 2007)

    President Hubert Tseng and Vice President Timothy Rupert presided over this semester’s initiation ceremony of new members. From left to right (new members signified with a ‘*’): Tim Rupert, Scott Hoffman, Makibi Takagi*, Ross Burns*, Rebecca Kramer*, Keith Schellhorn*, Julie Blumreiter*, Soohong Park*, Ryan McCaffrey, Alic Chen*, Hubert Tseng, Evan Earnest, and John Benedetto.

  • pts_fall05Fall 2005 Initiation (December 13, 2005)

    These students were part of the initiation ceremony to welcome new members, signified with an “*”: Lauren Denk*, Eiline Yoon*, Scott Hoffman*, Candace Brakewood*, Timothy Rupert*, John Benedetto*, Matthew Jeffrey, Peter Dewey*, Benjamin Jackson, Evan Earnest*, Reuben Brewer.  New member not shown: Chris Kovalchick.

  • pts_spring05Spring 2005 Initiation (May 12, 2005)

    Nick Petrone (President) helped welcome new members, signified with an “*”: Eiline Yoon, Nick Keim*, Laura Manofsky*, Olivia Mao*, Reuben Brewer, Tristan Flanzer*, Matthew Jeffrey, David Helmer, Owen Loh, Noah Cowan (Faculty Advisor), Sandy Sheng, Ben Jackson.  Also inducted, but not shown: Lauren Denk.

    Fall 2004 Initiation (December 3, 2004)

    (no photo available) These students were part of the initiation ceremony to welcome new members, signified with an “*”: Jonathan Haslanger, Alex Forman, Owen Loh, Ben Jackson*, Eiline Yoon*, Angelo Santiago*, Eric Nothnagel, Emily Kumpel*, Matthew Jeffrey*, Nicholas Petrone, David Helmer*, Reuben Brewer*, David Garber, John Cutright.

  • Spring 2004 Initiation (May 10, 2004)

    (no photo available) President Aaron Stackhouse and Secretary Hui Son presided over the ceremony to initiate new members, signified with an “*”: John Haslanger*, Alex Forman*, John Cutright*, Owen Loh*, David Garber, Steve Garber, Sandy Sheng*, Nick Petrone*, Goldie Katzoff, Eric Nothnagel, Mike Sharma, Aaron Stackhouse, Hui Son, Michelle Clarke, Dave Sparks, and advisor Prof. Noah Cowan

    Fall 2003 Initiation (December 9, 2003)

    (no photo available) New initiates were seniors Mike Sharma, Dat Truong, David Sparks, Michelle Clarke, and David Albright; and juniors David Garber, Steve Garber, and Eric Nothnagel.

 

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