One of the longest established Watson organizations at Binghamton is the Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. Since 2003, this organization has fostered professional development among its members and aims to provide a community for engineers at Binghamton. The fraternity is a great place for engineering majors to get to know others in their classes and make the study of engineering a core focus in their academic and professional lives.
A highlight of the fraternity’s volunteer action includes volunteering at Engineers’ Week helping to teach and inspire younger students from the local community to develop an interest in engineering. Aside from this event each year, the fraternity organizes several community service events including local clean ups and participates in the maintenance of TechWorks!, a local museum that displays relics from Binghamton’s technological past.
The fraternity also holds a strong alumni network with former members working at prominent engineering companies like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Arup, and more. Members connect with these alumni to form relationships that can be beneficial in the internship and job search process.
Ian Griffin, the fraternity’s Regent, describes how the fraternity is a great place for engineers to connect, work together on projects, develop professionally, and get involved in the local community. If you are interested in getting more information regarding joining the fraternity, you can find that on Instagram @binghamtonthetatau.