Pittsburgh Tip - March 7 & 8, 2015
Trip chair Miranda Kalaskey planned a weeknd trip to Pittsburgh, PA for members and pledges. The goup who consisted of 5 pledges and 9 active members spent Saturday at the Carnegie Science Center, and Sunday at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. The trip was both very educational, and a lot of fun! Those who attended are pictured below along the Ohio River in downtown Pittsburgh.
As part of rush for the Spring of 2015 members and pledges volunteered at a Soup Kitchen in Huntington. All of those who went felt that the experience was very rewarding, and as a result the chapter will now be volunteering the second Thursday of every month.
Judging of Science Fair - Fairland High School
On Janurary 31, 2015 members of the Gamma Eta chapter helped to judge the local Fairland High School Science Fair. Members who attended the event include those pictures below: (left to right) top: Shad Mitchell and Joshua Botkin, middle: Miranda Kalaskey and Emily Hendricks, front: Gianna Covelli.
This is an event we are really proud of, as not only did it allow members to get involved with the community but also with fostering science education and encouraging young students to persue there ambitions as scholars.
Rush Spring 2105
Rush this semster was one of the most sucessful yet, generating interest form many students. Rush lead to the pledging of 35 potential Gamma Eta members. Pictured below are members and pledges at rush events.
Nerd Herd Cookoff
In the month of November, 2014 the Fall 2014 pledge class hosted the first Nerd Herd Cookoff. Faculty in the various science departments prepared dishes and took them to the student center, were students voted for their favorite dish. Professor Alexander of the Chemistry Department won the competiton with his delicous pumpkin upside down cake.
East Central District Conclave
The Gamma Eta Chapter hosted East-Central District Conclave on April 5th, 2014. While Gamma Eta is now apart of the Bluegrass District, this is still a recent event we are proud of. In a day filled with seminars and activities, the Brothers from Marshall University, James Maddison University, The University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech had fun touring the Marshall's Forensic Science Master Program's crime scene house while learning about this nationally-ranked program.
Brothers pose in the crime scene house during District Conclave.
Brothers from Alpha Kappa join members of the Gamma Eta Chapter at Huntington's popular restaurant Fat Patty's.
The Gamma Eta Chapter also hosts many Chemistry Magic Shows for local elementary and middle schools. If you are a science coordinator for local schools in Huntington or the surrounding area, contact our Master Alchemist to arrange a Magic Show. We also judge science fairs! Contact us for information.
Brother Caleb Calvary participates in a Magic Show during Engineering Week at Marshall.
Brother Randi Wilson praticipates in a Magic Show for local fourth-grade students.
In the last year our chapter has also gone to Kings Islans, an amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio and on a weekend trip to Timberline Ski Resort in West Virginia.