Marietta College inducts four students into Pi Epsilon Tau
Marietta, Ohio (05/25/2018) — Marietta College recently inducted four students into Pi Epsilon Tau, the Petroleum Engineering National Honor Society.
The students inducted were Melanie Barsotti '18 (Marietta, Ohio), Stephen Harper '19 (Marietta, Ohio), Brent Huck '19 (Marietta, Ohio) and Rachel Miller '20 (Waverly, West Virginia).
Pi Epsilon Tau, a national honor society for students in petroleum engineering, installed its Zeta chapter at Marietta in 1951. The society's purpose is to foster a closer bond among its members and the petroleum industry and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the profession.
Pi Epsilon Tau was founded at the University of Oklahoma in 1947. Paul S. Johnson led a group of petroleum engineers who shared a sincere desire to create for the petroleum industry an organization which fosters loyalty, good fellowship and mutual cooperation. The society's objectives are to create a closer bond between its student members and industry, to broaden the scope of activities of members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession.
Those who are inducted into Pi Epsilon Tau must meet the minimum grade-point-average of 3.0, have completed at least 60 credit hours, be pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering, and exhibit the outstanding character traits associated with the society.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.