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History of Alpha Pi Mu

The founding of Alpha Pi Mu was the result of the efforts of nine Georgia Tech students. The Georgia Tech chapter of Alpha Pi Mu was chartered and recognized by the university on January 25, 1949 and James T. French was elected the first president. The national charter for Alpha Pi Mu, Inc. was granted by the state of Georgia on March 17, 1949. In February 1952, Alpha Pi Mu became the first associate member of the Association of College Honor Societies and attained full membership in February 1959. There are currently 72 active university chapters.

Missions of Alpha Pi Mu
  • To confer recognition upon the industrial engineering student who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his field.
  • To encourage wherever possible any movement which will advance the best interest of industrial engineering education.
  • To further unify the student body of the Industrial Engineering Department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty.
  • To create a closer student-faculty relationship by bringing together the needs and thoughts of both.
  • To assist and cooperate with all organizations and persons working for the interest of industrial engineering.
  • To benefit its members by the association and experience that can come from bringing together a group with similar interests, objectives, and abilities.
  • To promote the professional welfare of all.

Goals of Alpha Pi Mu
  • Recognize top junior, senior, and graduate level industrial engineering students for their academic achievements
  • Increase professional development among members
  • Promote networking among faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students