Two Clark School Seniors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
Two seniors in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have been invited to become members of Phi Beta Kappa (ΦBK), the oldest academic honor society in the United States. Both Ben Kellogg, computer engineering, and Michael Kelly, mechanical engineering, have been elected based on their academic excellence.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 by students at the College of William and Mary during the American Revolution. Since then, ΦBK has expanded to 280 chapters throughout the U.S. Famous members include former president Bill Clinton, actress Glenn Close, and physicist Brian Greene. Students are chosen by a faculty committee and faculty ΦBK members based on the “quality, depth, and breadth” of their scholastic record. Students are expected to have excelled in a variety of courses, including those in the humanities and sciences. Membership is extremely selective, as only about 10% of students from institutions with ΦBK chapters are elected.
To learn more about the University of Maryland Phi Beta Kappa society, visit: www.ugst.umd.edu/pbk.html.
Published April 25, 2013