Hampton University to Host Annual Meeting of Scientific Honor Society - March 25-29

March 19, 2009 · Print This Article

(Hampton, VA) - Hampton University, along with Norfolk State University, will host the 66th Annual Joint Meeting of Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society and the National Institute of Science on March 25-29, at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.

This year’s theme is “Preparing Leaders for Innovations in Science and Technology in a Global Society.” The meeting will feature several exciting activities including student research presentations, memorial lectures, workshops, campus tours and a town hall meeting.  

“The joint meeting is designed to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by exposing them to current STEM research, workshops and role models,” stated Dr. Douglas DePriest, acting dean of the HU School of Science and national president of Beta Kappa Chi. “The meeting also allows students to present their research results in a competitive and supportive environment.”

On Saturday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. participants will visit the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom for a town hall meeting discussing “Food vs. Fuel.” The town hall meeting is free and open to the public.  Speakers will be available to answer questions from students, faculty and guests.


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