Tau Beta Pi - Officers and Contacts




Chief Advisor

Karen L. Coen-Brown, P.E. Lecturer

Mechanical & Materials Engineering
402-472-4507
kcb.unl.tbp@gmail.com
kcoenbrown3@unl.edu

Additional Advisors

  • Dr. Jeffrey E. Shield, Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Dr. Lance C. Pérez, Professor, Electrical Engineering/Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs
  • Michael Ruhrdanz, Director, Information Technology Services

Officers 2017-18

President

Zachary Van Ede

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Zachary Van Ede is a senior Chemical Engineering major from Brandon, South Dakota. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, he remains active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the UNL Honors Program Student Advisory Board, and Community Crops—a Lincoln nonprofit. He interns with Continental Contitech and also completed a co-op with Cargill.

Vice President

Kelsey Bohling 

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Kelsey Bohling is a junior Agricultural Engineering major, who calls Johnson, Nebraska, home. Beyond Tau Beta Pi, she is an active member in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and is a student worker at the National Soil Survey Center in downtown Lincoln. She has interned at NECO and completed a co-op at Altec. When she isn’t busy, she helps out on the family farm or sits back with a good book.

Treasurer

Ernesto Bravo

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Ernesto Bravo is a senior Chemical Engineering student from Managua, Nicaragua. In addition to Tau Beta Pi he is an active member of the AIChE ChemE Car team at UNL. He is also a co-founder of Alumin8, a nonprofit organization that collects, recycles, and process aluminum cans to manufacture aluminum items for those in need. He works as Teaching Assistant for the Introduction to Chemical Engineering course (CHME 113) and has interned with Cargill and the Nicaraguan Brewery Company.

Secretary

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New Member Educator/Social Chair

Aly Schulte

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Aly Schulte is a fifth year Mechanical Engineering major from Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, she has been involved in Engineering Ambassadors Network, her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, and has served as an Honors peer mentor as well as a Teaching Assistant for MECH 130. She has experience interning at Morrissey Engineering and Burns & Mcdonnell. Aly looks forward to serving on the exec team and getting meet our incoming new members!

New Member Educator/Social Chair

Allison Porter

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Allison is a senior Biological Systems Engineering student from Sterling, NE. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, she is involved with UNL's Air & Space Research Team, Biomedical Engineering Society, has served as an Honors Peer Mentor Leader, and conducts undergraduate research in the Biomedical Imaging & Biosignal Analysis Laboratory. She has interned at NASA Johnson Space Center and NASA Glenn Research Center and is looking forward to pursuing a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. She is excited to welcome the new Tau Beta Pi members this year. 

Publicity Chair

Julian Davis

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Kelsey Bohling