Tau Beta Psi, the local engineering honor society at Western Carolina University, inducted seven new members in a recent ceremony.

Jacob Spurling, chapter president, conducted the event, welcoming Daniel Wallace, Emma Castanho, Adam Gropp, Nicholas Neal, David Nestler, Wesley Mull and Mohammed Shutayfi into the fold.

Tau Beta Psi admits engineering students who rank in the top eighth of the junior class or top fifth of the senior class and have demonstrated moral character and a commitment to service.

From left, Daniel Wallace, Emma Castanho, Adam Gropp, Jacob Spurling, Nicholas Neal, David Nestler, Wesley Mull and faculty advisor Martin Tanaka. Not pictured is Mohammed Shutayfi.

From left, Daniel Wallace, Emma Castanho, Adam Gropp, Jacob Spurling, Nicholas Neal, David Nestler, Wesley Mull and faculty advisor Martin Tanaka. Not pictured is Mohammed Shutayfi.

“Members swear to uphold the fundamental canons of the organization, including that engineers hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties and continue professional development throughout their careers,” said Martin L. Tanaka, assistant professor and graduate program director for WCU’s Department of Engineering and Technology.