University of Nebraska Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68508
In exchange of correspondence with the National Secretary, a group of high-ranking mechanical engineering seniors recognized the opportunity to promote scholarship and fellowship through an organization such as Pi Tau Sigma. Under the active leadership of Richard P. Ostwald and with the encouragement of Professor Jiles W. Haney, a petition for a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma as prepared. On December 10,1938, National Secretary H.E. Degler formally installed the Nebraska Pi Chapter. Activities of the Nebraska Pi Chapter have included sponsoring the annual M.E.I.E. Banquet in cooperation with A.S.M.E. At this banquet, a mechanical engineering handbook is awarded to the outstanding senior, and the Gold Key Award is presented to an outstanding faculty member. Other activities include a pig roast for all M.E.' s and faculty, sponsoring a mousetrap-powered car race during E-Week, engineering paper sales, and a smoker held each semester to honor the top 25% of the junior class.