Upcoming Events 4/14

Image from the 2013 Research Poster Session

Image from the 2013 Research Poster Session

Today, April 15, we have our 18th Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session from Noon–1:45 pm in Sabbatini Lounge, 2nd floor Thomas Center. 

Saturday, April 19:  The CBU Department of Chemistry and CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society will join with other organizations in Memphis as we celebrate Earth Day at Shelby Farms.

Saturday, April 26:  Tri Beta will be participating in the Church Health Center’s Walking as One event on Saturday, April 26th at 2 pm.  The aim of the interactive 1.5 mile walk is to promote a happier, healthier city, and funds raised will be benefiting the CHC’s Faith Community Nursing Ministry.  Sign up by emailing Lee Curbo at lcurbo@cbu.edu or Emi Abutineh at iabutine@cbu.edu .

Saturday, April 26:The National Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be hosted by the CBU Department of Chemistry and the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Holmes Peacher Ryan

Dr. Holmes Peacher Ryan

May 1:  THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan, Associate Professor of Mathematics, will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

May 3: The CBU Department of Chemistry will host the 4th Annual Undergraduate Research  Conference.  Please come join us as our Senior Chemistry and Biochemistry majors present their senior research projects.

Br. Edward Salgado, Professor Emeritus, will be taking four students to Haiti for about 8 days in May.

Final Exams:  Wednesday, May 7 through Monday, May 12.  Dr. Pascal Bedrossian has created a final exam schedule where there are no conflicts and no student has four exams on one day – quite a feat.  This year he was asked to do all of this in 16 time periods instead of 18 as in the past, and he managed to do it!

Graduation:  Saturday, May 17!

Upcoming Events 3/14

On March 18, Mackel Harris from Life University in Marietta, Georgia, will be at CBU speaking in AH 155. Please make plans to attend and spread word. CBU has had several students attend Life University.

Judging Middle School Projects at the 2013 Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair.

Judging Middle School Projects at the 2013 Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair.

On March 24 & 25  the Memphis Shelby County Science & Engineering Fair will be held at CBU.  Judging will be from noon until 2 PM on March 25. If you are interested in judging, please contact Dr. Dennis Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu.

On March 29 the Forty Fifth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty Ninth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU.  For information, contact Dr. Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu .

April:  CBU is planning several events to celebrate Math Awareness Month this April.  The national theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.  A signature event will be its first Mathematical Scavenger Hunt at the Memphis Zoo.  It is currently scheduled for the afternoon of April 1st.  Alumni are welcome to join in the fun.  We expect the weather to be warmer in April!  E-mail cgrilli@cbu.edu for information.

Students at the "Old Age & Deceit versus Youth and Vitality" Volleyball game last year.

Students at the “Old Age & Deceit versus Youth and Vitality” Volleyball game last year.

Upcoming events to look forward to are Tri Beta’s tours of St. Jude, UTHSC and the Church Health Center in March and April, as well as the annual Faculty/Student Volleyball game (Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit). Last year Tri Beta raised ~$700  for the Church Health Center.  Due to superior skills, the young and vital students reigned victorious over the deceitful faculty who had won for three years in a row under questionable circumstances (or so say the students). This year on April 3rd there will be a re-match to see if the faculty will regain their title or if the students really have surpassed their mentors.

Saturday, April 5:  CBU will host the annual Western Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences meeting. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 21st.  If you have any questions concerning the meeting, contact Ms. Lynda Miller (lmiller@cbu.edu) or Dr. James Moore (jmoore25@cbu.edu).  This year we have yet another wonderful keynote speaker scheduled. Dr. Diana Outlaw (Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University) will be discussing her work on the evolution of malaria parasites. The title of Dr. Outlaw’s presentation will be “Evolution and Diversification in Malaria Parasites”. To see more of Dr. Outlaw’s work visit her website  http://dco29.biology.msstate.edu/The_Outlaw_Lab.html

May 1:  THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan, Associate Professor of Mathematics, will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

Upcoming Events 2/14

Thursday, Feb. 27:  Due to Pi Day (3/14) occurring over Spring Break, CBU’s MAA will celebrate the day on February 27 (2/27) since the fraction 22/7 is an approximation for pi.  Officer elections will also be held on that day.

Saturday, March 1:  The Christian Brothers University Regional Science Olympiad competition will be held on campus.   We expect to have 7 high school teams competing, some from as far away as Gibson county.  We will also have 3 middle school teams at the competition.  We expect 130-150 middle and high school students plus their coaches and quite a number of parent to attend the event this year.  Opening ceremonies are at 8 AM in the CBU Theater Auditorium.

Spring Break:   A group of CBU students plan to attend the Southeastern Section Meeting of the MAA over Spring Break.

March 24 & 25:  The Memphis and Shelby County Science & Engineering Fair is scheduled for March 24 and 25.  Judging will be from noon until 2 PM on March 25.

March 29:  The Forty Fifth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty Ninth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU.  For information, contact Dr. Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu .

MAA trial run for Scavenger Hunt

Students going through a trial run for the upcoming MAA Zoo Scavenger Hunt.

April:  CBU is planning several events to celebrate Math Awareness Month this April.  The national theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.  A signature event will be its first Mathematical Scavenger Hunt at the Memphis Zoo.  It is currently scheduled for the afternoon of April 1st.  Alumni are welcome to join in the fun.  We expect the weather to be warmer in April.  E-mail cgrilli@cbu.edu for information.

Volleyball Game

Things were looking up for the faculty team, but the students ended up prevailing last year.

Upcoming events to look forward to are Tri Beta’s tours of St. Jude, UTHSC and the Church Health Center in March and April, as well as the annual Faculty/Student Volleyball game (Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit). Last year Tri Beta raised ~$700  for the Church Health Center.  Due to superior skills, the young and vital students reigned victorious over the deceitful faculty who had won for three years in a row under questionable circumstances. This year on April 3rd there will be a re-match to see if the faculty will regain their title or if the students really have surpassed their mentors.

Saturday, April 5:  CBU will host the annual Western Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences meeting. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 21st.  If you have any questions concerning the meeting, contact Ms. Lynda Miller (lmiller@cbu.edu) or Dr. James Moore (jmoore25@cbu.edu).  This year we have yet another wonderful keynote speaker scheduled. Dr. Diana Outlaw (Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University) will be discussing her work on the evolution of malaria parasites. The title of Dr. Outlaw’s presentation will be “Evolution and Diversification in Malaria Parasites”. To see more of Dr. Outlaw’s work visit her website  http://dco29.biology.msstate.edu/The_Outlaw_Lab.html

Upcoming Events 11/13

Last year's chess tournament in action.

Last year’s chess tournament in action.

On Friday, November 15, the student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) will sponsor its annual Chess Tournament beginning at 2 p.m.  There will be hot dogs & snacks provided.  The proceeds benefit St. Jude’s.  There is a $5 suggested donation.

On Friday, November 15, Beta Beta Beta will host its annual Bowling for Uganda at the Billy Hardwick Lanes (Quince at White Station) at 6 PM.  Contact Dr. Mary Ogilvie (mogivlie@cbu.edu) for more information.

On November 19:  Dr. Raena King‘s differential equations (MATH 232) class has a big project coming up that will help them understand how the spread of disease can be modeled by differential equations.  To do this, we are trying to get as many people as possible to participate in a campus-wide Humans vs. Zombies game.  One person will start as a zombie and will tag other people.  Once tagged, they join the zombie horde.  Students will take the data on a website that shows when humans become zombies and use it to develop a model for the rate of change of both the human and zombie populations.  They will then link the ideas to develop models for the spread of disease.  The more people that participate, the better the data will be.  The game starts on November 19 and will run for 5 days.  It will not interfere with classes, but should be fun and exciting.  Two of her students (Becky Wauford and Trey McGinnis) have been very involved in the planning of the game.  Professors can also play.

The CBU Deckhands include several CBU Science faculty members

The CBU Deckhands include several CBU Science faculty members

Brought to you by It’s a Great Day at CBU, the Deckhands will be appearing at the following CBU athletic events:

  • Saturday, November 16 at the 2:00 p.m. women’s basketball game (dance performance)
  • Tuesday, November 26 at the 7:00 p.m. men’s basketball game (dance performance)
  • Thursday, January 16 between the 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. basketball games (slingshotting goodies)
  • Saturday, January 18 between the 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. basketball games (dance performance)

Your CBU Deckhands are Dr. Tracie Burke, Dr. Divya Choudhary, Sarah Condra, Professor Sandra Davis, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Dr. Karen Golightly, Dr. Jeff Gross, Professor Cathy Grilli, Melissa Hanson, Dr. Kelly James, Dr. Anne Kenworthy, Dr. Teri Mason, Professor Chanda Murphy (Deckhands Coach), Dr. Maureen O’Brien, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger, Stacey Trotter, Professor Eliza Warren, Dr. Jennifer Weske, and Dr. John Young. And from time to time, they will be joined by special guest-stars!

The deadlines for applications for the MHIRT program for this summer are December 17 for early bird and December 31 for the final.  See the website at: www.cbu.edu/mhirt  for more information, or e-mail malinda@cbu.edu .

Upcoming Events 10/13

October 20 through 26 is National Chemistry Week and the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) plans to celebrate with a week of exciting activities.  Everyone is invited.

Foaming Pumpkin demo from last year's Chemistry Week events.

Foaming Pumpkin demo from last year’s Chemistry Week events.

Monday, October 21:  Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration in the lobby of Assisi Hall @ 11:55 am and 12:55 pm;

Tuesday, October 22:  Diet Coke and Mentos in front of Cooper-Wilson @ 12:30 pm

Wednesday, October 23: The Gummi Bear Experiment in AH 204 @ noon

Wednesday Evening, October 23:  Mole Day Dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse at 6:02 pm

Friday, October 25:  Foaming Pumpkins in the Cooper-Wilson lobby @ 11:55 am.

Biology Majors meeting

Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger with officers of Beta Beta Beta at the Biology Majors’ meeting on September 3, 2013.

On Thursday, October 24, Beta Beta Beta, the Biology honor society and student group, will be inviting health professionals for their annual Mock Interviews. They will provide dinner, and then the pros will meet with our students one by one. The pros will include a number of alums.

On Saturday, October 26, Beta Beta Beta plans to do a behind the scenes tour of the Memphis Zoo.

Pumpkin carved last year at the Dress Like a Mathematician Halloween Party and Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin carved last year at the Dress Like a Mathematician Halloween Party and Pumpkin Carving Contest.

On Monday, October 28, the MAA (student Math group) will be sponsoring their annual Dress Like a Mathematician Halloween Party and Pumpkin Carving at 3 p.m. in CW 324.   Pumpkins will be provided for teams to create their masterpieces.

Friday, November 15, is the date of Beta Beta Beta’s annual Bowling for Uganda event to support Hope North. Alums are more than welcome and should contact Dr. Mary Ogilvie (at mogilvie@cbu.edu). There will be trophies as always.

STUDY ABROAD in ROME: Chemistry Trip • May 19 – 27, 2014
Students taking the Chemistry of Cooking course will begin the adventure in Rome for three days. They will visit Trastevere, view the Pantheon, walk the Piazza Navona,
and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. They will celebrate a Papal audience with Pope
Francis, see the wonders of the Vatican, and experience the masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel. A day trip to the charming little towns of Assisi and Foligno will provide
a respite from the bustling crowds in Rome. Students will then continue their journey to
Bologna where they will tour the historic city, experience cooking lessons, and sample fine authentic Italian cuisine.  CHEM105: Chemistry of Cooking
GER Pending • Honors and non-honors sections will be available.
This course takes an in-depth and hands-on approach to the chemical nature and transformations that occur during classic and modern cooking techniques.
A study of basic chemical principles, the scientific method, experimental design, and method optimization will be employed to understand the effects of cooking processes
on food. This course concludes with a study abroad trip (required) to Italy taking place
immediately after spring commencement. This trip of culinary adventures will include
cooking instruction and tours.  Requires permission of Honors Program director to
enroll in honors sections. Questions about the courses offered should be directed to Dr. Anthony Trimboli, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, at atrimbol@cbu.edu .  Cost for Rome Trip CHEM class is $2,215.00 plus airfare.  Partial scholarships are available to qualified students.
Application and deposit required to hold your spot.

Upcoming Events 9/13

On Thursday, September 26, Rebekah Herrman, Physics & Mathematics 2014, will present her summer research presentation at 12:30 in CW 320 as part of an MAA student group meeting. Rebekah did a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Oak Ridge National Laboratories on Quantum Computing, specifically Continuous Quantum Walks on graphs  with Travis Humble.

Science Trivia contest last year

Dr. Varriano, Professor of Physics, runs the Science Trivia contest last year.

On Thursday, October 3:  ”SCIENCE TRIVIA:  The Society of Physics Students (SPS) would like to invite ALL STUDENTS with an interest in SCIENCE and FUN to join us for an exciting evening of the Second Annual Science Trivia Competition on Thursday, October 3rd in Assisi Hall 005, 4:00-6:00 PM. SPS will be hosting a “Jeopardy-like” trivia night with topics including Biology, Math, Chemistry, Science History and (of course) Physics. PRIZES will be awarded (including an awesome trophy), and small refreshments will be served. Please feel free to either preassemble a team of three or just stop on by, and SPS will put you into a team! If there are any questions, feel free to contact Tiffany Corkran at tcorkran@cbu.edu.”

MHIRT group for 2013

MHIRT group for 2013

On Saturday, October 5, The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2013 projects will be held from 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper Wilson 105. Students who participated in the 2013 projects will be presenting the results from their summer international research experiences in Brazil and Uganda. The symposium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2014 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. The presentation schedule is forthcoming.  If you plan to attend, RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at jhanebri@cbu.edu. To learn more, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt.

Dr. Melissa Hines, CBU alum, during the Mock Interviews last year

Dr. Melissa Hines, Biology 2006, during the Mock Interviews last year

On Thursday, October 24, Tri Beta will be hosting Mock Interviews.  This event will consist of interviews with physicians, optometrists, and other health care professionals related to your field of interest. These interviews are intended to help you prepare for future interviews that are needed to get into graduate programs we will all be pursuing in the future. With that being said, we will need an idea of what types of professionals in their respective fields we will need to get for the event, so please contact either of the Pre-health chair members Brent McGlaughlin at bmcglaug@cbu.edu or Ryan Tomlinson at rtomlins@cbu.edu with your preference (which health care profession).  You need to sign up now in order to participate.

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Here are the upcoming events from the Career Center at CBU:

Wednesday, September 18:  First Impressions Series  Image Is Everything: Professional Business Etiquette in St. Joseph Hall Room 10 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm, arrive at 5:45 for dinner (first 25 students receive a business card holder)

Thursday, September 19  Career Power Half Hour: “Career Expo 101″  Buckman 102, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24  Career & Internship Expo  Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 26  Graduate School Expo  Canale Arena, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 1  Career Power Half Hour: Networking  St. Joseph Hall Room 10, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 3  Pizza & Professionals with Northwestern Mutual  Buckman 102, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 3  Career Networking Social: Healthcare Professionals  Cooper-Wilson Lounge, 5:00-6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 8  Practice Test Drive (For GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT)  Buckman Hall 101, 102, 103, 222, 223, 224, 225 – 2:00-5:00 pm.  Deadline to register is October 2nd .

Upcoming Events

Adrienne Renfro at last year's  Poster Session

Adrienne Renfro at last year’s Poster Session

On Tuesday, April 16, the Seventeenth Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session will be held in the Sabbatini Lounge of the Thomas Center. Here are pictures and information from last year’s session.

On Tuesday, April 16, the CBU Math Department will be hosting part of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) High School Math Tests.  We expect about 160 students this year.

On April 27, the senior Chemistry and Biochemistry majors will present the results of their undergraduate research at the 36th Annual Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting to be held at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Monday, April 29, is the last day of classes for the day program.

Final exams go from Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 7.

On Saturday, May 11, we will hold graduation!

Upcoming Events

On Tuesday, March 19, at 1 pm in AH 153 for the BIOL 362 Biology Seminar,  Dr. Richard Smith from the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery at UTHSC and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis will be speaking about his research.  His talk is entitled: Studies on Bone and Tendon Healing and Osteolysis.

Last year's Science Fair

Last year’s Science Fair

On March 20 and 21, CBU will host the 59th annual Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair.  This is a regional Fair that is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair for the high school competition and with the Broadcom Masters Competition for Middle School Students. Judging of projects will take place from noon until 2 pm on March 21.  The event is co-hosted each year by the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society and the CBU Chemistry Department and School of Science. The high school division is for grades 9 through 12 and accepts only individual projects; the middle school competition is open to grades 6 through 8 and accepts both team and individual projects. The high school division winner of our Fair goes on to compete in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in Phoenix, AZ, this year. The top 10% of our middle school fair goes on to compete in the on-line phase of the Broadcom Masters competition. Our student participants come from the Memphis-Shelby county area. Our competition is open to all middle and high schools in Memphis/Shelby county, whether public or private, to students from schools that do not have science fairs, and to home school associations. We do not charge schools or students a fee to enter. If you would like to participate in judging or know of a middle school or high school student who would like to enter, please contact the Fair Director, Dr. Dennis Merat, Associate Professor of Chemistry, at dmerat@cbu.edu .

On Friday, March 22, Beta Beta Beta (and TKE) is scheduled for a tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Participants need to be there between 3:00 and 4:00 pm for a welcome at the Pavilion with tours following.  Beta Beta Beta is doing this tour in conjunction with Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.  People who are interested in the tour need to contact J.D. Wolfe directly at 501-773-0355 jwolfe1@cbu.edu.

On Saturday, March 23, CBU will host the Forty-Fourth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty-Eighth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad. Students who earn top scores on the Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will return to CBU on April 13 to take the National Exam. The top scorers on the National Exam may be invited to become part of the team that will represent the United States at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Moscow, Russia, on July 15-24, 2013. The Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Chemistry Olympiad Examination are sponsored by the Memphis Section of the American Chemical Society and co-hosted by the CBU Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society ( SMACS) and the CBU Department of Chemistry. For more information please contact Dr. Dennis Merat, Associate Professor of Chemistry, at dmerat@cbu.edu.

On Monday, March 25, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Professor of Biology, is giving a talk to the R and D Forum in the Nolan Engineering Building at 4 pm entitled:  ”The many facets of research in biology at CBU”.  Research can be characterized many different ways.  It can be a simple project that tests a hypothesis in a class, or years of work on a very esoteric project.  In this seminar she will review some of the projects and types of research conducted in the department of biology.

Broup shot at the TAS meeting last year.

Group shot at the TAS meeting last year. Photo courtesy of Dr. James Moore

On April 6, CBU will host the Western Collegiate Division Meeting Tennessee Academy of Sciences.  Abstract Deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013.  Keynote Speaker is Dr. Duane McKenna, Assistant Professor University of Memphis.  Contact  Dr. James Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology, for more information.

Last April's Volleyball Game

Last April’s Volleyball Game

On Thursday, April 11, we will have our annual CHARITY VOLLEYBALL GAME.  CBU’s biology honor society, Beta Beta Beta (along with the other School of Sciences Student organizations), is hosting the 11th annual Students vs. Faculty Charity Volleyball Game. Youth and Vitality (Tri-Beta, ACS, and other Sciences students) will take on Old Age and Deceit (Sciences faculty, alumni, and various “ringers”) at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. All proceeds will go to the Church Health Center. Lots of prizes will be raffled, and admission is free!   If you’d like to show off your volleyball skills in front of professors and friends, arrive at 6:00 pm on game day to warm up and bring $2.  Sign-up sheets will also be in front of Dr. Ogilvie‘s and Dr. Merat‘s offices. There will be practice on Mondays (March 25 and April 8) at 6:00 pm in Canale to perfect your technique.   Don’t miss out on the bake sale and your chance to buy raffle tickets during lunch outside Alfonso Dining Hall this week! You could win a gift card, or a prize!

Group shot from the 2012 Research Poster Session

Group shot from the 2012 Research Poster Session.

On Tuesday, April 16, the Seventeenth Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session will be held in the Sabbatini Lounge of the Thomas Center. Here are pictures and information from last year’s session.

On Tuesday, April 16, the CBU Math Department will be hosting part of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) High School Math Tests.  We expect about 160 students this year.

BBB Potlucks with ACS, AX Induction Moves & Science Fair in March

Beta Beta Beta and the Student Members of the American Chemical Society will have a joint Christmas pot luck party tentatively scheduled for Nov. 27. As always we’ll they will sing Christmas carols with Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Professor of Biology, playing the guitar and the science people doing their part with the singing. All science people are welcome.

Alpha Chi officers

Pictured are the Alpha Chi Officers: Jessica Ferrell (VP),
Jada Owens (president), and Krystyna Clark (Sec/Treasurer)
with their skeleton friend.
Click on the image for a picture of the Peace Pipe with Alpha Chi members.

 

The Alpha Chi Induction has been moved to December 2nd. Membership is by invitation only based on standing within each individual school. Invitations will be issued via email to the top 10% of the juniors and seniors in each school. Alpha Chi has finally collected enough quarters to buy a goat from Heifer International. There will be a quarter rolling party at the induction. They will start to collect for their next goal of providing chickens and other small animals again from Heifer.

On January 10, we will have a Science and Engineering Discovery Day. This is an opportunity for prospective students to participate in hands on learning activities and experiments through the School of Science and the School of Engineering. The event is scheduled for January 10 at 2:00pm followed by a reception at 4:15pm. If you are interested, please contact the Admissions Office at 901-321-3205 or email admissions@cbu.edu. You can also register for the event at www.cbu.edu/visit.

March 20-21: The Memphis – Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair is a regional Fair that is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair for the high school competition and with the Broadcom Masters Competition for Middle School Students. The Fair this coming year will be will be held on March 20-21, 2013, on the campus of Christian Brothers University. The event is co-hosted each year by the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society and the CBU Chemistry Department and School of Science. The high school division is for grades 9 thru 12 and accepts only individual projects; the middle school competition is open to grades 6 thru 8 and accepts both team and individual projects. The high school division winner of our Fair goes on to compete in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, which was held in Pittsburgh this year. The top 10% of our middle school fair goes on to compete in the on-line phase of the Broadcom Masters competition. Our student participants come from the Memphis-Shelby county area. Our competition is open to all middle and high schools in Memphis/Shelby county, whether public or private, to students from schools that do not have science fairs, and to home school associations. We do not charge schools or students a fee to enter. For more information, please contact the Fair Director, Dr. Dennis Merat, at dmerat@cbu.edu.