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Welcome to the Sigma Gamma Tau OSU Website

A Message from the SGT President

Welcome to the Ohio State University chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, the national honor society for aerospace engineering. Our chapter is primarily a service organization dedicated to the identification and recognition of students who are a credit to the aerospace profession. Chapter members have been selected based on personal and professional achievement, character, and commitment to upholding the ideals of the organization. Members participate in a number of activities, including peer tutoring, mentoring, hosting prospective students, and serving on academic committees.

Each year, the chapter organizes the Aerospace Department Banquet in conjunction with the student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), during which new members are inducted. In addition, the banquet serves as a celebration of our department's rich legacy and bright future. Past guest speakers have included senator and astronaut John Glenn, as well as the renowned aerospace engineering educator Dr. John Anderson. Sigma Gamma Tau also coordinates the selection of a faculty member for the Outstanding Teaching Award, which is announced at the department banquet.

In addition to the recognition of excellancy within the student body, the organization exists to promote fellowship among aerospace engineering students. In conjunction with AIAA, we organize several social activities, such as the annual AIAA-SGT football game, held each spring

Check back often for news and updates from our chapter!

Steven Whitaker
President, Sigma Gamma Tau
The Ohio State University

Member News

October 7, 2010

As you all know, midterm exam season has nearly arrived once again. And once again, SGT will be hosting a midterm review session for the AAE 200 class. This year's reviews will be designed to illicit participation from the students, rather than simply showing the class examples. In addition, students will have the chance to break into small groups to work on problems, and SGT members will be available to answer any questions they may have.

The review session will be held on Sunday, October 17th from 5-7pm in Hitchcock 031. We hope to see you there!

In addition to the AAE 200 review session, SGT will be hosting a review session for students in AAE 520 as well. This review will cover a couple examples, some conceptual points, and will finish with an open forum for questions. The review will be held on Tuesday, October 19th from 7:30-9:00 pm in Hitchcock 030. Check out the Question Bank Page for sample questions used in past reviews.

Also, feel free to check out the Calendar page to see what meetings and events we have planned.

October 7, 2010

With the limited success of the tutor request system that was implemented last year, the SGT officers have decided to return to the weekly tutor session idea that has traditionally been used. In order to boost the number of students that are available to come to the tutor sessions, we will be holding two sessions each Friday, beginning on October 22nd. The first session will be from 9-10am, with tutors remaining until 11am if needed. The second session will be from 1-2pm, with tutors remaining until 3pm if needed. Any aerospace student is welcome to attend, and we'll try our best to answer your questions and help you to better understand the material you're learning.

October 1, 2010

After communicating with the SGT National president, we have obtained a list of every known SGT member who was inducted while attending Ohio State. These records, which include 609 SGT members, go all the way back to the beginnings of Sigma Gamma Tau in 1951. Some notable names that OSU students might recognize:

Rick Freuler (1971) - FEH Coordinator
Gerald Gregorek (1956) - AAE Professor
Paul Metz (1966) - Chief Test Pilot for the F-22

This list not only gives us a glimpse into the history of Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State, but also allows us to seek out former SGT members for speeches or donations. The entirety of the database can be found on our website at The Alumni Database Page.