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Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

FRATERNAL HONOR SOCIETY

Founded in 1885. Women admitted 1969.

Official Website:
http://www.tbp.org/

Founding Date:
15-Jun-1885

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
20-Jan-1930   Second man on the Moon
Paul Allaire
Business
21-Jul-1938   Twice CEO of Xerox
Gil Amelio
Business
1-Mar-1943   CEO of Apple, 1996-97
Carl David Anderson
Physicist
3-Sep-1905 11-Jan-1991 Discovered the positron, mu-meson
Gary E. Anderson
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Dow Corning, 1999-2004
Edwin H. Armstrong
Inventor
18-Dec-1890 31-Jan-1954 Inventor of FM radio
John Atanasoff
Inventor
4-Oct-1903 15-Jun-1995 Atanasoff-Berry Computer
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
Horace W. Babcock
Astronomer
13-Sep-1912 29-Aug-2003 Adaptive optics and the Babcock Model
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Joe Barton
Politician
15-Sep-1949   Congressman, Texas 6th
Jeff Bezos
Business
12-Jan-1964   Founder of Amazon
Michael J. Birck
Business
25-Jan-1938   CEO of Tellabs, 1975-2004
Michael Bloomberg
Politician
14-Feb-1942   Mayor of New York City
Samuel Bodman
Government
26-Nov-1938   US Secretary of Energy
Amar Bose
Inventor
2-Nov-1929   Inventor of Bose speakers
William R. Brody
Educator
4-Jan-1944   President, Salk Institute
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Frank Capra
Film Director
18-May-1897 3-Sep-1991 It's A Wonderful Life
Willis Carrier
Inventor
26-Nov-1876 7-Oct-1950 Created the first air conditioning
Gene Cernan
Astronaut
14-Mar-1934   Last man on the moon (Apollo 17)
John S. Chen
Business
1-Jul-1955   CEO of Sybase
Bill Clements
Politician
17-Apr-1917 29-May-2011 Twice Governor of Texas
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
Jared L. Cohon
Educator
c. 1947   President, Carnegie Mellon University
Philip M. Condit
Business
2-Aug-1941   CEO of Boeing, 1996-2003
Robert B. Coutts
Business
c. 1950   EVP at Lockheed Martin
Seymour Cray
Inventor
28-Sep-1925 5-Oct-1996 Inventor of Cray supercomputers
Lester Crown
Business
7-Jun-1925   CEO of Henry Crown & Co.
Mark Dean
Engineer
2-Mar-1957   Computer architecture
Ray Milton Dolby
Inventor
18-Jan-1933   Inventor of Dolby stereo
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Business
7-Sep-1945   EVP at IBM
James J. Duderstadt
Educator
5-Dec-1942   President, University of Michigan, 1988-96
William B. Ellis
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Northeast Utilities, 1983-93
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Daniel J. Evans
Politician
16-Oct-1925   Governor of Washington, 1965-77
Max Faget
Scientist
26-Aug-1921 9-Oct-2004 Designer of NASA spacecraft
Ferdinand F. Fernandez
Judge
29-May-1937   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2002
David Filo
Business
20-Apr-1966   Co-Founder of Yahoo
George M. C. Fisher
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kodak, 1993-2000
Ernie Fletcher
Politician
12-Nov-1952   Governor of Kentucky, 2003-07
Kirk Fordice
Politician
10-Feb-1934 7-Sep-2004 Governor of Mississippi, 1992-2000
James J. Forese
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Ikon, 1998-2002
William A. Fowler
Astronomer
9-Aug-1911 14-Mar-1995 Element generation within stars
H. Laurance Fuller
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Amoco, 1991-98
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
William W. George
Business
14-Sep-1942   CEO of Medtronic, 1991-2001
Ivar Giaever
Physicist
5-Apr-1929   Tunneling through superconductors
Raymond V. Gilmartin
Business
6-Mar-1941   CEO of Merck, 1994-2005
Donald A. Glaser
Physicist
21-Sep-1926   Inventor of the bubble chamber
George Goethals
Architect
29-Jun-1858 21-Jan-1928 Creator of the Panama Canal
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Mary L. Good
Educator
20-Jun-1931   Donaghey Professor, U. Arkansas
Patrick W. Gross
Business
15-May-1944   Co-Founder, American Management Systems
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936   CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Leroy Grumman
Business
4-Jan-1895 4-Oct-1982 Co-Founder, Grumman Aircraft
Fred Haise
Astronaut
14-Nov-1933   Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13
John L. Hall
Physicist
21-Aug-1934   Quantum optics
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
John L. Hennessy
Educator
c. 1953   President of Stanford University
Richard Herman
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, UI Urbana-Champaign
Robert T. Herres
Military
12-Jan-1932 24-Jul-2008 Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs, 1987-90
Herman Hollerith
Inventor
29-Feb-1860 17-Nov-1929 Invented the punchcard
Lee Iacocca
Business
15-Oct-1924   Former chairman, Chrysler Corporation
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Paul E. Jacobs
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Qualcomm
Fob James
Politician
15-Sep-1934   Twice Governor of Alabama
Kelly Johnson
Engineer
27-Feb-1910 21-Dec-1990 Lockheed Skunk Works plane designer
Joseph M. Juran
Scientist
24-Dec-1904 28-Feb-2008 The Pareto Principle
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Charles F. Kettering
Engineer
29-Aug-1876 25-Nov-1958 Invented the electric starter
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
William I. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Koch Industries
Charles R. LaMantia
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Arthur D. Little, 1988-99
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
William P. Lear
Inventor
26-Jun-1902 14-May-1978 Lear Jet, Inc.
Bill Luther
Politician
27-Jun-1945   Congressman from Minnesota, 1995-2003
John McCone
Government
4-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 CIA Director, 1961-65
James A. McDivitt
Astronaut
10-Jun-1929   Commander, Gemini 4 and Apollo 9
James F. McDonald
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Scientific-Atlanta, 1993-2006
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
James R. Mellor
Business
c. 1930   CEO of General Dynamics, 1994-97
William D. Mensch
Engineer
9-Feb-1945   Co-Designer, 6502 microprocessor
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Thomas Midgley
Chemist
18-May-1889 2-Nov-1944 Ethyl gasoline, Freon
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
Robert Moog
Inventor
23-May-1934 21-Aug-2005 Invented the synthesizer
Kary Mullis
Chemist
28-Dec-1944   Nutball 1993 Nobel laureate
Arun Netravali
Business
26-May-1946   Chief Scientist at Lucent, 2002-03
Arthur C. Nielsen
Business
5-Sep-1897 1-Jun-1980 Founder of A.C. Nielsen ratings company
David Packard
Business
7-Sep-1912 26-Mar-1996 Co-Founder of Hewlett Packard
Larry Page
Business
26-Mar-1973   Co-Founder of Google
Paul Patton
Politician
26-May-1937   Governor of Kentucky, 1995-2003
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
John B. Peatman
Educator
?   Engineering Professor at Georgia Tech
Martin L. Perl
Physicist
24-Jun-1927   Discovered the tau lepton
Charles Plosser
Economist
19-Sep-1948   President and CEO, Philadelphia Fed
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
Michael Porter
Scholar
1947   Competitive Strategy
E. M. Purcell
Physicist
30-Aug-1912 7-Mar-1997 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Monroe Rathbone
Business
1-Mar-1900 2-Aug-1976 Formed Exxon
Cordell Reed
Business
26-Mar-1938   Former Senior VP, ComEd
John S. Reed
Business
1939   CEO of Citibank, 1984-2000
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Donald B. Rice
Business
4-Jun-1939   Secretary of the US Air Force, 1989-93
Donald L. Ritter
Politician
21-Oct-1940   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1979-93
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Henry Samueli
Business
20-Sep-1954   Co-Founder of Broadcom
David Sarnoff
Business
27-Feb-1891 12-Dec-1971 CEO of RCA, founder of NBC
Henry B. Schacht
Business
16-Oct-1934   Former CEO of Cummins, Lucent
David Scott
Astronaut
6-Jun-1932   Commander, Apollo 15
Michael M. Sears
Business
16-Jul-1947   CFO of Boeing, 2000-03
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Milton J. Shapp
Politician
25-Jun-1912 24-Nov-1994 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1971-79
William Shockley
Physicist
13-Feb-1910 12-Aug-1989 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Clifford G. Shull
Physicist
23-Sep-1915 31-Mar-2001 Neutron scattering
Joseph Skeen
Politician
30-Jun-1927 7-Dec-2003 Congressman from New Mexico, 1981-2003
Philip Sporn
Engineer
25-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1978 American Electric Power Company
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
H. Guyford Stever
Educator
24-Oct-1916 9-Apr-2010 President of CMU, 1965-72
Ronald D. Sugar
Business
1948   CEO of Northrop Grumman
John H. Sununu
Government
2-Jul-1939   George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff
William H. Swanson
Business
1949   CEO of Raytheon
Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist
27-Jan-1936   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
James Van Allen
Astronomer
7-Sep-1914 9-Aug-2006 Discovered the Van Allen Belt
Charles Vest
Educator
9-Sep-1941   President of MIT, 1990-2004
John A. Volpe
Politician
8-Dec-1908 11-Sep-1994 Twice Governor of Massachusetts
Wernher von Braun
Scientist
23-Mar-1912 16-Jun-1977 German-American rocket scientist
Jack Welch
Business
19-Nov-1935   CEO of GE, 1981-2001
Ed White
Astronaut
14-Nov-1930 27-Jan-1967 First American to walk in space
John A. White
Business
c. 1940   Chancellor, University of Arkansas
Charles E. Wilson
Government
18-Jul-1890 26-Sep-1961 US Secretary of Defense, 1953-57
J. Lawrence Wilson
Business
2-Mar-1936   CEO of Rohm and Haas, 1988-99
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 30-May-2011 Developed radioimmunoassay technique
Jerry Yang
Business
6-Nov-1968   Co-Founder of Yahoo
John Young
Astronaut
24-Sep-1930   9th to walk on the Moon


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