Excellence In Aerospace Engineering

Welcome to the website of the Purdue Chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau. Sigma Gamma Tau is the National Honor Society In Aerospace Engineering.


What is ΣΓΤ

Sigma Gamma Tau is the honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the Aerospace field. Sigma Gamma Tau’s collegiate chapters elect annually to membership those students, alumni, and professionals who by conscientious attention to their studies or professional duties uphold this high standard 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 to 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 by 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 Gamma and Tau from the initial letters of the parent organizations. Since its modest beginnings in 1953, the society has grown from 14 to 50 collegiate chapters, and from 1,900 to over 23,000 initiated members.



Welcome back!

From all of us in ΣΓΤ we hope that you had a great Spring Break, and we wish you the best in finishing out the Spring semester.

2018 ΣΓΤ Outstanding Senior Award

Congratulations to Kelsey Delehanty on being selected as the 2018 Sigma Gamma Tau outstanding senior. Kelsey will be entered into the pool of candidates at the National Level. Candidates were chosen by GPA, nominated by students and finally chosen by faculty in Purdue AAE.


Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to SGT member Kate Fowee for receiving the Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kate was a teaching assistant for AAE 33300, a science and technology policy course, and an independent study research experiment. The Magoon Award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants and instructors.


Distiguished Engineering Alumni Award

Congratulations to Amy Hess for receiving the Purdue Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award! Amy Hess graduated from Purdue in 1989 with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. In 1991 she began working with the FBI as a special agent, and has been with the FBI ever since. Currently, she is the Special Agent in Charge at the Louisville, Kentucky Field Office.



Upcoming Events

Monday April 2nd: CAD Workshop, PHYS 022 8pm-9pm

Friday April 6th: Lab Cleaning, ARMS 2106 (Aero Lab) ~4:30pm

Tuesday April 10th: All-Member Meeting 3, ARMS B061 5:45pm-7pm

Saturday April 21st: Astronomy Day at Imagination Station, ARMS 2106

Thursday April 26th: Initiation and Elections, ARMS 1103 6:30pm-7:30pm

Spring 2018 Officers

Maaninee Gupta



Kelsey Delehanty

Vice President


Jordan Mayer



Rawin Pinkoh




Aidan Klupar

Social Chair


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Kyle Runkle

Community Outreach Chair


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Leonardo Facchini

Fundraising Co-Chair


Ryan Duong

Fundraising Co-Chair


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Tyler Swedes

Industrial Relations Chair


Alexander Kirtley



Dengfeng Sun

Faculty Advisor


Sgt. Ted




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