AU Engineering hosts Tau Beta Pi District Six Conference

Published: Feb 27, 2009 7:17:00 AM
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The Auburn University Tau Beta Pi student chapter and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently hosted the District Six Spring Conference. Student leaders from Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and Tennessee engineering institutions gathered for two days in the Shelby Center to learn about national and district programs and participate in Tau Beta Pi's Engineering Futures Program.

The award-winning Futures Program was established to assist engineering students in developing interpersonal skills. The sessions are facilitated by Tau Beta Pi alums and cover people skills, team chartering, analytical problem solving and group process.

"The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering was honored to host this group of high-achieving students," said Mark Nelms, adviser for the organization's Auburn University student chapter.

"It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our campus and engineering facilities and programs for some of the top students in the nation. They really seemed to enjoy the chance to interact with other students in leadership positions across the Southeast and with the Tau Beta Pi alums."