Hoboken, NJ – Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, has named Zach Carr (BE/MS ’11) one of only five Laureates in the Association’s annual program to recognize gifted engineering students who have excelled in areas beyond their technical majors.
The 2011 Tau Beta Pi Laureates are Rosary C.T. Abot, a 2011 chemical engineering graduate of the University of Notre Dame, cited for her diverse achievements; Zachary W. Carr, a 2011 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in biomedical engineering, cited for his diverse achievements; Ann M. Gleason, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, cited for her achievements in athletics; Jonathan A. Gross, a computer engineering graduate of The University of Arizona, cited for his achievements in the arts; and Jennifer A. Johnson, a 2011 civil engineering graduate of Clemson University, cited for her diverse achievements. They join the 74 other remarkable Tau Bates who have been named Laureates since 1982.
The Laureate Program exists to further Tau Beta Pi’s second fundamental purpose as stated in the Association’s Constitution: “… to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.”The primary concern of the Society is to recognize students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and to honor eminent practicing engineers. The Society also encourages excellence in engineering education and in the ethical practice of engineering.
This honor is one of many that Carr has received during his athletic and academic career at Stevens. Tau Beta Pi credits him as follows:
ZACHARY W. CARR, New Jersey Alpha ’11, is a biomedical engineering bachelor’s and engineering management master’s graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology. Zach has been the starting goalkeeper for the varsity soccer team all four years of his college career. During that time he has led his team to four conference championships, four NCAA tournament appearances, and a trip to the NCAA finals in 2008. His leadership off the field is as impressive as his school record of 55 career shutouts on the field. He has been recognized with back-to-back Academic All-American first team honors and male athlete of the year at Stevens. He was featured in Sports Illustratedfor having the second longest streak in NCAA soccer history of consecutive shutouts (with 1,333 minutes). While dedicated to soccer, Zach also made time to give back to the school through approximately 100 hours of tutoring per semester and involvement in other outreach activities in the community, such as serving dinners at the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.
The Laureates will be honored with other 2011 national award winners on October 29, 2011, at the 106th annual Convention to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tau Beta Pi President Dr. Larry A. Simonson, P.E., will present each with a $2,500 cash award and a commemorative plaque.
About Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi, the world’s largest engineering society, has initiated 525,000 members since it was founded in 1885. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Association has 237 active collegiate chapters and 20 active alumnus chapters throughout the country.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.