Rutgers Students Awarded Competitive Tau Beta Pi Graduate Fellowships

Class of 2021 graduate Emily D. Fabiano and Ayushi K. Sangoi who is pursuing a doctoral degree are among the 28 engineering students awarded prestigious graduate fellowships from the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.

Selected from a field of 336 applicants, Sangoi and Fabiano will each receive a cash stipend of $10,000 to advance their education. The prestigious fellowships were awarded in recognition of their academic achievement, campus leadership and service, and promise of their future contributions to the engineering profession.

“Ayushi and Emily are to be heartily congratulated,” says School of Engineering Dean Thomas Farris. “Their selection as Tau Beta Pi fellows is a positive reflection on the strength of our school’s programs and our students’ ability to pursue advanced research and rewarding careers.”

Sangoi, who earned her engineering degrees in both biomedical engineering and computer engineering in 2020 from NJIT, is a doctoral candidate in the joint Rutgers/NJIT program. She started the program in fall 2020, where she is focusing on neuroimaging and bioinstrumentation.

“The collaboration between NJIT and Rutgers provides the foundation in engineering, computer science, and health sciences which sets me up to make a lasting impact on the biomedical field,” says Sangoi. “Over the past year, I’ve served as a teaching assistant in addition to taking coursework and conducting research,” she says. “I’ve also been president of the Tau Beta Pi chapter.”

Fabiano, who recently graduated, will be attending Vanderbilt University in the fall, where she will pursue graduate studies in chemical engineering.

Tau Beta Pi, the world’s largest engineering society, is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It has chapters at 250 engineering colleges in the United States, 47 active alumni chapters, and has initiated more than 615,000 members. Membership represents the highest honor obtained by an engineering student and is awarded on the basis of high scholarship and exemplary character.