On April 9 and 10, 2013, 50 juniors and seniors from the School of Science students were inducted into two premiere national honor societies. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society and Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest all-discipline honor society in the United States.
Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
|Emmanuel Martinez Alcaraz||Chemistry and Sociology/Anthropology|
|Patrick D’Errico||Computer Science|
|Remy Friedman||Biology and Spanish|
|Michael McLoughlin||Physics and Mathematics|
|Steven Schwarcz||Computer Science|
|Li Guo Shan||Statistics|
|Lahari Vudayagiri||Biology and Women’s & Gender Studies|
|Serge Zemerov||Biology and Chemistry|
Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large. Typically, no more than 10 percent of the candidates for degrees in liberal arts and sciences are elected. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.
Phi Kappa Phi Inductees
|Paolo Di Lorenzo||Physics|
|Tyler Higgins||Chemistry and Mathematics|
|Virginia Hixson||Mathematics Secondary Education|
|Upasana Madan||Biology and Women’s & Gender Studies|
|Shahzore Qureshi||Computer Science|
|John Speigel||Biology and Chemistry|
|Theodore Sudol||Computer Science|
|Elizabeth Yacone||Mathematics Secondary Education|
To be eligible for membership in a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter a student must be an outstanding student of sound character. Juniors must have completed 72 credit hours and rank in the top 7.5% of their class. Seniors must rank in the top 10% of their class.