The Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has invited seven Physics and Astronomy undergraduates to join the society, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization in the United States.
The undergraduates are Eric Biedke, Ryan Dunn, Jeffry Leiberton, Aditya Desai, Philippe Jay, Emerson Peters, Brandon Stephanie.
Since 1776, election to Phi Beta Kappa has been a recognition of academic achievement. Ten percent of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. These chapters select only about 10 percent of their arts and sciences graduates to join.
The Alpha of Iowa chapter was chartered at the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1895.