San Diego Collegiate Chapters
Nu Chapter at San Diego State University
Nu Chapter was established at San Diego State University in 1974. Check out their SDSU Phi Beta Kappa Website.
Sigma Chapter at the University of California, San Diego
Sigma Chapter at the University of California, San Diego was established in 1977. Look at their UCSD Phi Beta Kappa Website for local chapter events.
Phi Chapter at the University of San Diego
Chapter at the University of San Diego was established in 2004. Please
visit the newest member to Phi Beta Kappa chapters in San Diego here.
Collegiate Chapters Across the Nation
The Society has approved collegiate chapters at 270 American institutions of higher education.
Local Chapter Scholarships
Thanh Nguyen was awarded the $500 Epsilon Association Scholarship
at this year's May 8 initiation to Nu Chapter of California. A 4.0 Physics
major at San Diego State University, Ms. Nguyen graduated with her BS
summa cum laude . After working in the summer at Los Alamos
National Laboratory, she has begun her studies toward a PhD in Nuclear
Physics at Columbia University. She is currently interested in experimental
neutrino work, and upon completion of her doctorate she hopes to do
postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley, Caltech, or the University of Washington.
She has studied German and hopes to visit Germany in the future. She
is a ceramist and a poet and looks forward to a career as a university
Schultzel was initiated by UCSD's chapter and is graduating
with a major in General Biology and a minor in Psychology. In
the fall he will begin medical school at UCSD. Mark has had a
wide variety of experiences as an undergraduate. He carried out
undergraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Milton Saier and continued
to do research with him this summer. He has been active in a variety
of organizations on campus, including the UCSD Kendo Club, which he
helped to found. He has volunteered with both the emergency services
and in the operating rooms at UCSD, and these experiences have led him
to consider specializing in either orthopedic or neurosurgery as a career.
In addition, while an undergraduate, he has traveled to many parts of
the world and adheres to the Phi Beta Kappa ideal of being multilingual;
besides English, he speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese.
After graduating with an M.D., he plans to volunteer some of his time
with Doctors Without Borders or with UNICEF in delivering treatment
to those who otherwise receive little or no health care.
New initiate Jennie Fong was selected by the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at the University of San Diego as the recipient of the Epsilon Association's New Initiate Scholarship.