Engineering student earns Tau Beta Pi scholarship

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, awarded Shriya Srinivasan a $2000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 year.

Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

Srinivasan, a graduate of Strongsville High School, is pursuing biomedical engineering. She is president of the CWRU chapter of Hindu YUVA (Youth for Unity, Virtues, and Action); a member of the Medical Initiative for Nations in Development; a member of the Society of Women Engineers and Biomedical Engineering Society; and has volunteered as an Intake Worker at Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.

Srinivasan is also actively involved with nanoparticle research during the school year and recently finished a summer research experience program funded by the National Science Foundation at Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology.

Tau Beta Pi is the world’s largest engineering society. Membership represents the highest honor to be obtained by an engineering student and is awarded on the basis of high scholarship and exemplary character. Srinivasan was one of four recipients in the entire state of Ohio.