2017-2018 Officers

President | Tanya Kiryutina


Hi! I am a senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering. This year I also tutor for the chemical engineering honors society. I aspire to earn a Ph.D. with a focus on materials for electrochemical or solar energy. Outside of classes you can find me rollerblading across campus, spinning poi, or skiing/snowboarding on the mountaintops!


VICE PRESIDENT | Allison Grabowski


Hi! I'm a senior mechanical engineering major with an interest in aviation. In my free time, I play video games and board games, as well as read cool books, paint fun things, and go on crazy adventures. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, I am a UTF for ENES100, and a violinist for solo and ensemble performances.


Treasurer | Vaishnavi Murthy


Hello there! I'm a junior electrical engineering major and I'm currently pursuing a minor in business analytics. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, I'm on an Indian Classical dance team called UMD Moksha and I just joined the RISE program. In my free time, I like dancing, singing, being a podcast nerd, trying to become a WWII enthusiast, or wasting my life watching the Bachelorette and Degrassi. I'm also insanely addicted to peanut butter. Feel free to contact me for any reason!


Secretary | Brianna Kovacs


Hi everyone! I'm a senior structural engineering major with a minor in sustainability. After graduation, I hope to be a bridge inspector because it's like an adventure every day! I love being active and being outside, so it's a perfect fit, and maybe I'll move to an amazing place like New Zealand and work on their bridges! Dreaming big :) P.S. Hopefully you noticed the bent in the background of my picture!

2017-2018 Committee Executives


Initiation Chair | Kellen Weigand


Hi! I'm a bioengineering senior with an interest in clinical research and prosthetics. My first home is in Texas, but I'm happy to have UMD as my second. In my "free" time, I teach the Gemstone Honors Program introductory course, dance in UMD's only performing ballet company (Ballet Company M), volunteer with the University Health Center, and experiment in the kitchen. My goal is to do service abroad after I graduate before returning to the US to continue my education.


Initiation Chair | Sondra Hoganson


I am a senior in mechanical engineering. I currently intern at the USDA, where I get to learn how to manage energy use in buildings like agricultural research labs! In my free time I like to play string instruments and do active things outside.


Community Service Chair | Ben Walton


Junior. Majoring in mechanical engineering and computer science. Some of my hobbies are hiking, traveling to new countries and cities, playing board/ card games, and occasionally listening to podcasts. Favorite band is either Misterwives or Of Monsters and Men and favorite song is definitely "What's Up?" by 4 Non Blondes. Go check them out in your free time.


Community Service Chair | John Shi


One of two computer engineers currently in Tau Beta Pi Maryland Beta.


Fundraiser Chair | Brian Isganitis


I am a senior computer engineering major. I like to play guitar and sing when I have the time. I also like to explore nature and enjoy great weather on my hammock! On campus, I am a teaching assistant for CMSC412. After graduation, I will be working for Google as a Software Engineer.


Scholarship and alumni Chair | Sami Khan


Hi, I am a Master's student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. I am a part of the structures track and am currently doing research on earthquake damage mitigation strategies, specifically on MR dampers. After graduation I hope to be able to work internationally on structural design work with a focus on sustainable design and implementation. In my free time I like to read and play board games and video games.


Social Chair | Brayan Varghese


Major: Aerospace Engineering

Year: Senior 

Interests: Dancing, Photography, Hiking, Sports, Being Sarcastic

FAQ: Why is your first name spelled like that? Why isnt it "Bryan" or "Brian"?
Answer: To be honest, my mom just spelt it wrong. However, she now tells me its supposed to motivate me to get those "A's" in school. 


Athletics Chair | Conor Briggi


I am a senior double major in mechanical engineering and economics, with a minor in international engineering. I do my best to keep busy all the time; I'm on the Terps Racing Formula SAE team, am on the Engineers without Borders Ghana team, and am President of the Club Lacrosse team. In my free time, I love going on runs, hanging out with friends, and playing pretty much any/all types of pickup sports.


Webmaster | Drew Mcmenamin


Hi, I'm a junior computer engineering student. I'm involved with sustainability efforts around campus and am a UTF for ENEE 244. I'm hoping that I'll be able to study abroad in the spring semester. I've long been a PC hardware enthusiast and enjoy cooking and playing Frisbee. Please let me know if you see any issues with the website.


Image Master | Eli Fastow


I'm Eli Fastow, a materials science and engineering major and nuclear engineering minor. I work in a radiation and polymer science lab, Cummings Tristar, and terrapin works, and hope to pursue academic research after graduation. For fun I like to run and ski with the respective running and skiing clubs.  I also serve as an engineering and honors ambassador.


Lounge Chair | Adam Hurwitz


I pretty much live in the lounge.