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Chi Beta Phi is an interdisciplinary scientific honorary for undergraduates.  An affiliate society of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1935, the object of this organization is to promote interest in science and to give recognition to scholarly attainment in science.   

The 72nd National Conference of Chi Beta Phi National Science Honorary 

October 19, 2019

West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 

Agenda                        Lodging and Restaurants

New in 2019 - In addition to scoring oral presentations, this year we are having a poster session and posters will also be judged.



On May 18, 2019 the Honorary presented an award to Professor Paul S. Peck in recognition of over 3 decades of service and many contributions to the Honorary.  Most recently advisor to Alpha Iota Chapter, Professor Peck served in many roles at the national level.  Alpha Iota chapter received many national awards under his leadership.  He has left the chapter in very capable hands at Glenville State College and I am sure will continue to provide advice to the chapter.    

Summer 2019 - The Honorary presented an award to Dr. James E. Corrigan and Alpha Xi Chapter for 50 years of membership and contributions to the Honorary.  Dr. Corrigan has lead the chapter for all 50 years of it’s existence and provided students with excellent opportunities to serve the campus and the larger community.

Awards from the 71st National Conference of Chi Beta Phi National Science Honorary that was held at Alpha Chapter on the campus of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA on Oct. 27, 2018


Presentations at the National Conference are judged and the top three receive cash awards of $100, $75, and $50. All eligible presenters receive a grant of $25. A copy of the presentation scoring rubric is available here.  This year we had 11 presentations so we had 2 concurrent sessions.

                                            Session 1 

First Place - Matthew Tovar - Kappa Sigma, University of Mary Washington
Second Place - Mia Koch - Alpha, Randolph-Macon College
Third Place - Jacob Owens - Alpha, Randolph-Macon College

                                    Session 2

First Place - MacKinzie Smith - Zeta, Davis & Elkins College
Second Place - Emmy Delekta - Rho, West Liberty University
Third Place - Michelle Russell - Rho, West Liberty University


Outstanding Chapter - Rho, West Liberty University
Most Improved Chapter - Kappa Sigma, University of Mary Washington
Blackwell Distance Award - Rho, West Liberty University
Host Chapter Award - Alpha, Randolph-Macon College
National Key Award - Hannah Killian, Kappa Sigma, University of Mary Washington

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