Tau Beta Pi - Officers and Contacts

Chief Advisor

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

Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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


Kelsey Bohling


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.

Vice President




Ernesto Bravo


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.


Joel Mohrmann


Joel Mohrmann is an Electrical Engineering major from Lincoln, Nebraska, completing his fifth year at UNL. Previously, he graduated from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and served for a year as the President of the Kauffman Residents’ Association. Currently, he interns as a software developer with J. A. Woollam Co., Inc., here in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, doing work in the field of Ellipsometry.

New Member Educator/Social Chair

Aly Schulte


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


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


Julian Davis, a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who has been working towards a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. A high academic achiever with a passion for the environment, which is the reason he is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. Currently, he is participating in organizations such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers where he is the Chemical Engineering Car Co-Chair. 

Julian Davis Portrait