Tau Beta PiTau Beta Pi is the National Engineering Honor Society. I entered their ranks at the Florida Alpha Chapter in Spring 2005, and was voted most active member in Fall 2005. I have also held two different officer positions:
- Webmaster, Spring 2006 (most active officer), Fall 2006, Spring 2007
Completely overhauled what was previously a rarely used website.
- K-12 Initiative Coordinator, Fall 2007
K-12 Initiative Webmaster, Fall 2008
The K-12 Initiative is our National TBP Initiative, and I gave a hands-on presentation at the 2007 National Convention on the UF College of Engineering's GatorTRAX program which our local chapter is taking over since the college has had huge budgetary cutbacks. There's lots of room to grow, and I was succeeded by a trio of motivated guys who are pushing it forward.
- SECME: I have participated as a regular volunteer, the Elementary School Coordinator (2006), and the Middle School Coordinator (2007).
- Gator Engineering Mentors: Tutor kids at a local middle school (Spring 2005).
- Jaycee's Haunted House: An excellent haunted house whose proceeds go to local charities and schools. I got to go there and scare people...for free! (Fall 2005, 2006).
Engineering BowlEngineering Bowl is one of the events in Engineering Week, a yearly week-long event promoting engineering to kids and other students. I wrote the software for the Engineering Bowl in 2006 in PHP. I rewrote it in Ruby on Rails the following year, and you can see it running below. The nifty buttons and background were made by Megan Gales, Assistant Director of Communications.
That's me at the laptops in the E-Week shirt.
The latest version of the software is available here.