Torrence Gue is a senior from Chicago, IL, and is the current president of Sigma Gamma Tau. His favorite part about SGT is creating new ways for people to come together. Torrence is interested in both space and aircraft applications within the field and plans to pursue a career in propulsion and structural engineering. Outside of SGT, Torrence is interested in action filming, photography, and PC gaming. A fun fact about Torrence is that he has a twin brother that attends UW, and they know a set of twin sisters that attend U of M and UW as well!
Sigma Gamma Tau is the nationally renowned honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievements and excellend of individuals in the Aerospace field. The collegiate chapters of Sigma Gamma Tau semiannually elect to offer membership to those students, alumni, and professionals who, by concientious attention to their studies or professional duties, uphold the high standards for the betterment of their profession.
The objectives of Sigma Gamma Tau, as stated in the preamble of the society's national constitution, are: "to recognize and honor those individuals in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics who have, through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement, been a credit to their profession. The society seeks to foster a high standard of ethics and professional practice and create a spirit of loyalty and fellowship, particularly among students of Aerospace Engineering."
Sigma Gamma Tau was founded on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on February 28, 1953, “to offer appropriate recognition to persons of superior scholarship, outstanding character, and professional achievement in the field of Aeronautical Engineering.” The new society was formed through the merger of two existing societies, Tau Omega, founded in 1927 at the University of Oklahoma, and Gamma Alpha Rho, founded in 1945 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The name of the society was selected by combining the Greek letter Sigma, indicating sum, with the initial letters of the parent organizations, Gamma and Tau. Since its modest beginnings in 1953, the society has grown from 14 to 50 collegiate chapters and from 1,900 to 21,000 initiated members.
The Michigan Chapter of SGT takes pride in its ability to provide professional development opportunities to its members. Throughout the fall and winter semesters we host a variety of events geared towards connecting our members with leaders in the field Aerospace Engineering. For most of these events, we invite companies of all sizes to interact with our members. In the past we have partnered with companies to hold events such as:
- Information Sessions
- Networking Sessions
- Resume Critiques
- Coffee Chats
We hope to continue to build meaningful relationships with companies interested in interacting with our diverse group of students. To set up one of the events listed above please contact our current External Vice President, Catherine Philpott, at email@example.com.