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The Goals of Pi Tau Sigma

Pi Tau Sigma is a national mechanical engineering honor society that seeks to unify outstanding students so that they may use their talents in the service of others. According to the PTS constitution, “The object of this organization shall be to encourage and recognize superior scholarship, to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, to stimulate interest in coordinating departmental activities, to promote the mutual professional welfare of its members, and to develop in students of mechanical engineering the attributes necessary for effective leadership and the taking up the responsibilities of a citizen living in a democracy.”

A Short History of Pi Tau Sigma

Pi Tau Sigma was officially created on March 16, 1915 at the University of Illinois. In the next 26 years the organization grew to a total of 25 chapters around the nation, establishing its position as the national mechanical engineering honor society. There are currently more than 150 active chapters. The Pi Kappa chapter was installed at MIT on May 19, 1947 and currently has about 50 members.