Fall 2020 Recruitment

posted Sep 1, 2020, 9:53 PM by Bill Johns

Are you a Junior or Senior mechanical engineering student in the top 25% of your class with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, or a graduate mechanical engineering student in the top 35% of your class with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50?

Pi Tau Sigma is offering interested students a unique leadership opportunity to help renew our Chapter. Our history spans 1966—2002 and 2010 to the Present. We pioneered engineering tutoring services, hosted “Humans vs Zombies” and other interorganizational events, hosted professional engineering guest speakers and facility tours, and have a ton of fun! Our Chapter also pioneered alumni association opportunities within the national Pi Tau Sigma organization. We want you to be a part of this future!

We are offering MAE Department support, an award winning organizational structure complete with internet domain, target audience email mailing lists, officer-specific email accounts, Google Drive officer notebooks and other resources, an existing and funded ASI agency account, and alumni support with a private FaceBook group having immediate access to over 150 alumni members, many of whom are licensed Professional Engineers and/or have completed masters or doctoral degrees. Everything you need to succeed is already set up for you; we just need YOU!

Interested and eligible students are asked to email, or speak with Drs. Torabzadeh, Whisler, and/or Dhillon in the MAE Department (all three of whom will receive emails sent to the recruitment email address).

COE Field/Sports Day

posted Nov 20, 2014, 9:57 AM by PTS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 9:58 AM ]

Monday, November 24th from 6-9 PM, PTS and ASCE will be  hosting Sport Day event. We will be playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, and/or capture the flag at the soccer fields next to the softball fields.  Mark your calender and join us to show our competitive side and have fun!

General Meeting Summary 10/27/14

posted Nov 1, 2014, 9:34 PM by PTS Webmaster

- Polos
- Events
- Future Leadership and Mentorship Program
- Teach for America

WOMEN - if you placed an order a while ago, you put a size down in respects to the men's polo.  Please update your size accordingly since we have a women's polo.  However, if you want to keep the same size in respects to the men's polo, no need to change anything.

I barely ordered any extra because I didn't want to have a bunch of them sitting around.  That being said, if you did not order one and would still like one, you will have to wait to reach a minimum of 24 confirmed buyers before an order can be placed.  

Payment is due for those who ordered one and will be collected next week, Nov. 3 to Nov 6.  Please bring it by the PTS room to either the President, External VP, or Internal VP and make sure you obtain a receipt as well. The price is $25. Cash preferred.  Make checks payable to Pi Tau Sigma.

PTS 100th National Convention
  • It will be in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and held at the University of Illinois.  The event will be from Thursday to Sunday, 2/26/15 - 3/1/15.
  • There will be one stipend of about $400 dollars that will help a student pay for the expenses.  If more students go, the more that stipend will be diluted, but room will be cheaper.  
  • This will be a great opportunity to network with students in the top 25% of Mechanical Engineers from around the country, industry professionals, and different successful leaders.  
    • There is word that there might be different workshops that you can attend and job interviews as well.  If you aren't stuck in living in California, you can pursue jobs outside of the state to potentially have a higher chance in landing a job.  
  • Brian Ngo, External VP,  will be sending out an email to see who is interested.  Up to now, there has been about 4 people who want to go.  Don't pass up this opportunity to travel and network with some of the smartest people in engineering.
  • RSVPs will need to be done by December 1st.
Mock interviews
  • Unfortunately, logistics did not work out and we will not be holding mock interviews in November anymore.  We were not able to obtain the contact list of professionals.  However, MAES will still be doing theirs in the Spring.  
Toast Masters
  • This will be planned for early Spring so it could help everyone build some confidence in speaking in front of crowds and interviewing for the Spring Job fair and MAES mock interviews.  
Capture the Flag
  • Capture the flag will be planned for Nov 13th with Chi Epsilon, IEEE, ASCE, and Tau Beta Pi.  More information to come but alumni and faculty are encouraged to come.  It will be on a Thursday from 5-8 PM.  Pizza might be provided.
Humans vs Zombies
  • This is a big event that PTS holds annually that is a game of tag with humans vs. zombies.  
  • We will be trying to do this campus wide.  
  • Biggest issue is having accountability on who is alive, dead, human, or zombie.  I'm thinking of a network database to do the work for us with the Pi Tau room being home base.  Any suggestions will be helpful.

PTS Polos are now available for pre-order

posted Oct 22, 2014, 3:45 PM by PTS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 9:05 PM ]

Polos are 50/50 cotton and polyester blend, all black, and has a bunch of different features with the fabric. We are selling at $25 per. We have both women and men polo. For more details about the design, see the attachment: including the design, men size, and women size.
If you are interested to buy one, you can stop by at VEC218B and let us know your size.

Polo Design

Men Size

Women Size

SpaceX Tour

posted Oct 11, 2014, 9:59 PM by PTS Webmaster

We are excited to visit SpaceX on October 24th, 2014. Thank you to Kory Walkins, PTS member, who gets us this tour.
Pictures from the tour Click here (coming soon)

Northrop Grumman Presentation on October 22nd, 2014 at 2:30 to 3:30 PM

posted Oct 11, 2014, 9:41 PM by PTS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 11, 2014, 9:41 PM ]

Location: TBD

NAVFAC Presentation

posted Oct 11, 2014, 9:39 PM by PTS Webmaster

NAVFAC will give a presentation on October 13th, 2014 @ 12-1 PM in VEC 110

End of Semester Party

posted May 6, 2014, 10:47 PM by PTS Webmaster

 The semester is almost over and to celebrate, Pi Tau Sigma members are going to be having a BBQ Bash. All PTS members are invited to attend. We will be celebrating all the hard work we've done this semester and those who are graduating this semester. We want to wish everyone a happy summer, so let's start it with a party!  Anybody who wants attend, please RSVP at the PTS office. 

The party is going to be on Saturday May 17, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

Congratulations New Officers! Final Meeting

posted Apr 30, 2014, 2:10 PM by President Pi Tau Sigma   [ updated Apr 30, 2014, 2:11 PM ]

Congratulations to the new officers! 
President: Andrew Do
Vice President: Emily Johnston
Secretary: Emily Hikido
Treasurer: Chris Perry
AESB Representative: Joaquin Martinez
Industry Chair: Paolo Linares
Outreach Chair: Tim Mlak
Fundraising Chair: Karla Perez
Social Chair: Samantha Spellman
Webmaster: Chanoknat "Shannon" Sujittosakul
Pi Tau Sigma Final Meeting
Thursday, May 1st
12:30 PM
VEC 219C

Guest Speaker about career in Petroleum

posted Apr 8, 2014, 9:16 PM by PTS Webmaster   [ updated Apr 30, 2014, 9:53 PM by President Pi Tau Sigma ]

PTS is honor to have DEVON SHAY, Director, Engineering & Geosciences, Signal Hill Petroleum as our guest speaker. 
He will be talking about the current project and job positions in his company.
So come join us on Tuesday April 15, 2014 12:00 PM in VEC 110

for more info, click this link

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