Montana State University - District 12, Montana Alpha Chapter

Tau Beta Pi is the oldest national engineering honor society in the country, and one of the most recognized national societies. It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Members experience a wide array of activities and opportunities throughout the year. TBP stresses scholarship, personal character, and service to the profession, community, and college. Every semester, we invite the top fifth of seniors and the top eighth of juniors from all engineering majors to join. 

Tau Beta Pi Convention 2014

Tau Beta Pi National Convention in Washington D.C. (2014). 

2024-2025 Tau Beta Pi Officers:

Bridger Cole headshot.

Bridger Cole 


Bridger is originally from Corvallis, MT and is a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering. Bridger hopes to stay in Montana once he completes his undergraduate degree and is interested in mechanical design. Outside of school and work, he enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking, rafting, skiing, and snowmobiling.

Conner Headshot.

Connor Ulschak

Vice President

Connor was born in Laurel, Montana and is currently a Junior in Chemical Engineering. In the future, he plans on working in the energy sector.

Oliver Larson 


Oliver is studying Mechanical Engineering. 

Mike Poplin headshot.

Mike Poplin


Mike Poplin is a senior in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering originally from Ashland, KY. He is also the president of the MSU Manufacturing Club and upon graduation, he plans to dive back into the tech industry, focusing on development, industrial design, and product strategy. His downtime is spent enjoying Bozeman's outdoors with his wife and spaniel mutt.