The College of New Jersey Zeta Chapter recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary character and high academic standing.
The New Jersey Zeta Chapter was founded in the spring of the 2008 - 2009 academic year as the Engineering Honors Society. The society began with a technical seminar held by Dr. Schreiner, the Dean of Engineering. He spoke about his academic background and research in the field of engineering.
On March 2, 2013, the TCNJ Engineering Honor Society was officially recognized as the New Jersey Zeta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society, which has 248 chapters throughout the nation with a network of 508,853 initiated members. Some of the more particularly distinguished members include Time magazine's man of the year Andy Grove, Jeff Bezos, Charles Draper, and James Van Allen. Additionally, 19 of the society's members are Nobel laureates, and 58 members have flown into space.
The New Jersey Zeta Chapter models itself according to Tau Beta Pi's academic prestige. Its member establish a tradition of greatness in the school of engineering at The College of New Jersey. With active student leaders, The New Jersey Zeta Chapter looks to give back to the school of engineering and future establish itself as a productive asset of the TCNJ community.