On April 23 and 24, 2014, 32 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
|Alexa Cain||Computer Science|
|Joseph Canero||Computer Science|
|Tyler Higgins||Chemistry and Mathematics|
|Sean Safari||Computer Science|
|John Speigel||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
|Marco Sebastian Amaral||Chemistry|
|Elizabeth Johnson||Chemistry and Psychology|
|Thomas Kearns||Chemistry and Biology|
|Maria Mostyka||Biology and English|
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.