Two students from West Virginia University have been awarded scholarships by Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary.
Tanner Filben, a biomedical engineering major from Glen Dale, and Morgan King, a civil engineering major from Charleston, were awarded scholarships of $2,000 based the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.
Filben, a member of the Honors College, is an officer in WVU’s Biomedical Engineering Society and is the assistant executive director of the Mountaineer Maniacs. He has conducted research at WVU’s Center for Neuroscience and completed a study abroad program in Rome at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute. Filben, who is minoring in computer science, is currently working as an intern at the Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics and plans to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.
Also a member of the Honors College, King, who minors in Spanish and International and Comparative Politics, is currently completing a Foreign Service internship with the U.S. Department of State. She is an active member of WVU’s Model United Nations and Engineers Without Borders, and previously was a member of WVU’s Student Government Association and the Residence Hall Association. In 2016, she was one of only 16 students selected nationwide to participate in Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship, which brings together undergraduate campus leaders for an immersive experience in leadership development.
Founded in 1885, Tau Beta Pi is the second oldest Greek-letter honor society in America. The society was founded when the nation’s oldest honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, sought to restrict its membership to students in the liberal arts.
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