53 elected to Phi Beta Kappa


Fifty-three graduating seniors have been elected members of Phi Beta Kappa. A lecture and initiation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 1 at 3pm in Bartos Theater. Associate Professor Daniel Kryder of political science will speak on "Reparations or Statute of Limitations? The Role of American History in Current Debates about Race Policy."

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa honors those undergraduates who have performed most outstandingly in their course of studies in the liberal arts and sciences.

The new members are: Danielle Adams of Claremont, NH (biology); Omar Aftab of Lahore, Pakistan (economics, electrical engineering and computer science [EECS]); Lawrence Aller of Santa Barbara, CA (mechanical engineering); Amy Ashbacher of Urbandale, IA (brain and cognitive sciences [BCS]); William Beebee of Acton, MA (biology, computer science and engineering); David Berry of Mt. Kisco, NY (BCS); James Berry of Dover-Foxcroft, ME (economics, political science); Petros Boufounos of Dionyssos, Greece (economics, EECS);Christopher Brocoum of Las Vegas, NV (economics); Angela Butts of Loudonville, OH (mechanical engineering).

Jasper Chen of Shoreline, WA (BCS, linguistics and philosophy); William Chen of Plymouth, MN (biology); Lily Cheng of Plainsboro, NJ (chemical engineering); Paul Crowley of Von Ormy, TX (biology, anthropology);Elizabeth Demicco of Scarborough, ME (biology); Daniel Dwyer of St. Charles, MO (physics); Victoria Gomez of Wayne, PA (chemistry, mathematics); Alison Harris of Washington, DC (BCS); Hau Hwang of Carmel, IN (mathematics, computer science and engineering); Mihai Ibanescu of Piatra Neamt, Romania (physics); Nicholas Ingolia of Lexington, MA (biology); Madhulika Jain of Richardson, TX (biology, computer science and engineering); Anupam Jena of Richmond, VA (biology, economics).

Candice Kamachi of Los Angeles (mathematics); James Kang of East Brunswick, NJ (biology, electrical science and engineering); Carly Klein of Framingham, MA (biology); Daniel Kokotov of Baltimore (mathematics, computer science and engineering); Jason Krug of Indianapolis (music and theater arts); Paulina Kuo of Great Falls, VA (physics, materials science and engineering); Amy C. Lee of Columbia, MO (biology, chemical engineering);Spencer Liang of Clark, NJ (biology, chemical engineering); Eric Liu of Ellicott City, MD (mechanical engineering);Connie Lu of Miami (chemistry); Anne McLeod of Monroe, CT (civil engineering).

Kay Paelmo of Union City, CA (architecture); Sumita Pennathur of Foxborough, MA (aeronautics and astronautics); Catherine Reyes of Miami (materials science and engineering); Lia-Cristina Rodriguez of Key Biscayne, FL (biology); R. Krishna Sanka of Baltimore (EECS); Stacey Schreiber of New York, NY (political science); Lucy Shen of Gaithersburg, MD (biology, chemical engineering); Kyoung Shin of Waterbury, CT (economics); Soojin Son of Naperville, IL (chemical engineering); Rachel Stanley of Waban, MA (chemistry).

Corissa Thompson of Broken Arrow, OK (urban studies and planning); Jantrue Ting of Lexington, MA (civil and environmental engineering); Simon Tisminezky of Miami (economics, chemical engineering); Aaron Ucko of Kansas City, MO (mathematics, computer science and engineering); Shivkumar Venkatasubrahmanyam of Mumbai, India (biology); Alice W. Wang of Sylvania, OH (chemistry); Benjamin Wieland of Wynnewood, PA (mathematics); Juwell Wu of Tustin, CA (mathematics, materials science and engineering); and Angela Yu of North Brunswick, NJ (BCS, mathematics, computer science and engineering).

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 31, 2000.


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