Carnegie Mellon University
May 29, 2018

MCS Students Honored at Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony

By Emily Payne

Jocelyn Duffy

Fifteen Mellon College of Science students were among 54 seniors inducted into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at a ceremony on Friday, May 19.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Found in 1776, 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 the school’s arts and science graduates to join each year.

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

MCS Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa this year: 

Alyssa Aburachis, Neuroscience, SHS
Can Bostanci, Physics
Joshua Brakensiek, Mathematical Sciences*
Christina Cabana, Chemistry, SHS* 
Ziheng Cai, Physics
Olivia Cannizzaro, Mathematical Sciences 
Julia Carter, Biological Sciences
Nathalie Chen, Biological Sciences
Sarah Cook, Biological Sciences
Andrew Dates, Chemistry*
Joseph Garvey, Biological Sciences
Kathryn Hanson, Chemistry, SHS
Valerie Senavsky, Chemistry and Music Performance, BSA*
Zachary Singer, Mathematical Sciences, SHS
Erin Sipple, Neuroscience*
Caoxin Tang, Chemistry
Theodore Teichman, Neurobiology, Music Composition, BSA
Spenser Tejada, Chemistry, Music Performance, BSA
Sijie Wei, Computational Finance
Andrew Ye, Physics

*Students who were selected for early election