The Bent is a memorial placed by the S.E. corner of the Biggs Engineering Building. The Bent was erected in 1975 through the generosity of Stanley Markey, BSCE ’46. The memorial’s name derives from the engineering terminology referring to part of a bridge substructure which supports a vertical load.
It recognizes the Ohio Iota chapter of the Tau Beta Pi Association, an honorary organization representing all branches of engineering. The local chapter was established on March 31, 1973.
The purpose of the organization is:
To mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.