Carnegie Mellon University

Phi Beta Kappa inductees in front of the Cohon University Center dressed in academic regalia

May 30, 2017

MCS Students Honored at Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony

By Emily Payne

Fourteen Mellon College of Science students were among the 48 Carnegie Mellon students inducted into the university’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter at a ceremony on Saturday, May 20.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. With chapters in only 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities, Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The 268 colleges and universities that are home to a Phi Beta Kappa chapter select only 10 percent of their school’s arts and science graduates to join each year.

Earlier in the fall, five Mellon College of Science students were among 14 Carnegie Mellon students selected for early election into the university’s chapter.

Mellon College of Science students initiated into Phi Beta Kappa this year:

Jackson Bahr, Mathematical Sciences
Madeline Balzarini, Chemistry (Biological Chemistry Track)
Katherine Borst, Mathematical Sciences
Claire Dingwell, Chemistry
Mallory Evanoff, Chemistry*
Katherine Huan, Biological Sciences
Jennifer Huang, Biological Sciences*
Jacqueline Hudepohl, Mathematical Sciences*
Susheel Khetarpal, Biological Sciences
Hannah Kolev, Biological Sciences
David Last, Physics and Music *
Taechawidd Nantawisarakul, Biological Sciences (Neuroscience Track)
Stephanie O’Neil, Physics*
Alexander Pomerantz, Biological Sciences
Maegha Singh, Chemistry
Zun Yi Brent Tan, Physics (Astrophysics Track)
Jonathan Tsao, Chemistry
Joshua Zak, Chemistry
Zheng Zhang, Chemistry

*Students who were selected for early election