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Nine Mathematics Majors invited to join Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Author: Anthony Palaszewski | Image: Anthony Palaszewski

Nine Iowa State University Mathematics majors — Parker Bekkerus, Gavin Norton, Juliana Lobraco, Alexander Chambers (Software Engineering/Math), Brandt Damman (Software Engineering/Math), Nicholas Otto (Software Engineering/Math), Emily Allen (Statistics/Math), Noah Miller (Computer Science/Math) and Pradyumna Dahal (Computer Science/Math) — have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa this year.  These students have all been recognized for their exceptional academic prowess and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, stands as the oldest academic honor society in the United States. Its long history and rigorous academic selectivity contribute to its prestige. The society’s mission is to promote excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. It inducts outstanding students from select American colleges and universities who exemplify scholarship and dedication.

Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is exclusive. Only about 10% of U.S. colleges and universities have chapters, and among these, only approximately 10% of their liberal arts and sciences students receive invitations. To qualify, students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, demonstrate good moral character, and excel in liberal arts and sciences studies.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will cover lifetime membership fees for these newly invited students.

The Mathematics Department congratulates these nine students for their achievements. These students are exemplars of aptitude, dedication, and academic integrity, and successfully demonstrate the values, vision and mission of Iowa State University.