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Four members of the University’s chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently joined students from all over the world in Indianapolis, Ind., for Alpha Chi’s National Convention on April 2-4. At the convention, Andrew Gangemi BS’09, Aali Javid PharmD’11, Meghan Lichtenwalner BS’09, and Preyanka Makadia PharmD’13 each gave presentations in their academic field as they competed for one of 25 $200 cash prizes.
The three-day event, titled Literacy 500: Making Scholarship Effective for Good, brought more than four hundred delegates together in Indiana’s capitol to increase awareness about literacy and reading among children.
Lichtenwalner received a regional “Best Scientific Presentation” award for her presentation, titled Caenorhabditis elegans (roundworm) and Experimental Design. Dr. Alison Mostrom, associate professor of biology and advisor of University of the Sciences’ Alpha Chi chapter, was recognized with a “Distinguished Service” award for her efforts in keeping the University’s chapter active.
Alpha Chi is a general honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Through involvement in local chapters and at the regional and national level, members can develop leadership skills and gain experience in such professional activities as making scholarly presentations.