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Pi Tau Sigma
Pi Tau Sigma
New York Phi Chapter
Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, instituted in order to establish a closer bond of fellowship among its members which will result in mutual benefit to those men and women in the study and in the profession of mechanical engineering.
Pi Tau Sigma's core values are: Integrity (soundness of character and moral conduct), Service (serving the mechanical engineering profession and the community), and Leadership (being foremost and fostering initiative through example in a professional manner).
"A Mechanical Engineering Honor Society striving to create better engineers through commitment to academic excellence and dedication to service."
The Rensselaer Phi Chapter was formally installed on April 26, 1940 after petitioning to the National Council for a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma. Twice a year, outstanding students studying mechanical engineering are invited to join the honor society. Juniors in the top quarter of their class and seniors in the top third of their class meet the academic standards.
Once invited, eligible members must complete two hours of community service, polish a brass bent, and attend the initiation ceremony.