RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 15, 2014) – Senior chemical
engineering major Janelle Strampe, Green River, Wyo., has been awarded a $10,000
Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award for graduate study. She is concurrently pursuing a
master’s in biomedical engineering through an accelerated master’s program at
the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
Active on the volleyball and basketball teams, Strampe has also
traveled to Chile to help build an orphanage and to Germany for a design class
and industry tours at Audi, Daimler, Behr and BASF.
Inducted into Tau Beta Pi as a junior, Strampe now serves as
vice president. She was chosen for the fellowship based on high scholarship,
faculty recommendations, extracurricular contributions and her course of study.
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society
representing students and alumni in the engineering profession. It is the
nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.