ENGINEERING NEWS

Northwestern Holds KTE National Convention

On April 8 and 9, the Northwestern chapter of Kappa Theta Epsilon (KTE), which promotes cooperative education and internship programs, hosted the honor society’s annual national convention.

Thirty-two people attended the convention, including students and advisers from the National KTE Executive Board, Holy Family University, The Ohio State University, Drexel University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas, and Northwestern University.

Julio M. Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering, and William White, professor of industrial engineering and management sciences, were keynote speakers.

The convention also included social outings, professional development events, and meetings about KTE business.
 
The Kappa Theta Epsilon organization was founded in 1957 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University by the graduating class of cooperative education students "to recognize those who conferred honor upon the Virginia Polytechnic Institute through distinguished scholarship, industrial ability, integrity, breadth of interest, and adaptability as undergraduates in the Cooperative Education Program and to develop a spirit of competitive achievement in academic work." KTE's Kappa chapter at Northwestern University continues this tradition of honoring cooperative education and internship students of the highest academic standing.