Carnegie Mellon University
December 18, 2020

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 20 Students

Jocelyn Duffy
  • Associate Dean for Communications, MCS

Twenty students have been initiated into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK), including six Mellon College of Science students.

The nation’s oldest honor society, PBK celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Only 290 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities have a chapter, while each of those chapters select only 10 percent of their school’s arts and sciences graduates to join.

This year’s virtual initiation ceremony included remarks from William Alba, PBK chapter president; Jason D’Antonio, Mellon College of Science’s faculty representative to PBK and Joseph E. Devine, PBK chapter secretary and treasurer.

The MCS students initiated into PBK include the following:

Alexandra Ditommaso
Primary Major: Neuroscience

William Fahy
Primary Major: Chemistry

Grayson Frazier
Primary Major: Physics
Minor: Russian Studies

Rachel Motz
Primary Major: Chemistry/Biological Chemistry Track
Minors: Chinese Studies; Cognitive Neuroscience

Aria Salyapongse
Primary Major: Physics/Astrophysics Track
Minor: Chemistry

Tony Wang
Primary Major: Computational Finance
Additional Major: Statistics and Machine Learning
Minor: Computer Science