Interested in the sciences? The Zeta Chapter of Chi Beta Phi and GreenWorks! may be for you.
Chi Beta Phi
Established at Davis & Elkins College in 1925, Chi Beta Phi is an interdisciplinary scientific honorary for undergraduates. An affiliate society of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), this organization promotes interest in science and gives recognition to scholarly attainment in science.
At D&E, Chi Beta Phi is active in bringing guest speakers to campus, providing additional learning opportunities for students and participating in community service projects.
To become a member, students must show an interest in science and meet GPA requirements. Once students are granted membership, they are a member for life. Participation is recognized by potential employers and graduate schools as an indication of leadership in science. Grants are available to members on a competitive basis to support research, and membership provides students with an opportunity to present the results of their research at the National Convention and publish their findings in The Chi Beta Phi Record.
Put your beliefs about the importance of sustainability to work in the community.
GreenWorks! is the student sustainability organization of D&E's Center for Sustainability Studies. From changing out light bulbs in Halliehurst to planting red spruce in Canaan Valley, student volunteers are making a difference campus-wide and in the surrounding community.
Among the many opportunities allowing students to become active in sustainability research and community projects, the group has completed three solar panel installations on campus. The most recent solar installation, the largest on a residential college/university in West Virginia, was initiated by students who were inspired to start the project after attending Mother Earth News conferences the past several years. Students installed the system under the guidance of Matt Sherald, owner of Power in My Backyard (PIMBY), located in Thomas, W.Va.
For more information about getting involved, contact Dr. Michelle Mabry.