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Beta Kappa Chi (BKX)

Beta Kappa Chi (BKX) was founded in 1923 by the science faculty and science students of Lincoln University, PA and was incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania in 1929. The Society seeks to stimulate and to encourage undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences and mathematics; to inspire and support the continued pursuit of knowledge and achievement, and the capture of scientific truths during the entire career of each member. The major activities of the Society include the publication of the Beta Kappa Chi Bulletin, sponsorship of program activities through 55 local chapters and the convening of an annual national convention to transact society business and for the presentation of reports on research conducted by undergraduate and graduate members.


President Dr. Douglas De=Priest, Hampton University
Executive Secretary Mrs. Deadra L. James-Mackie, Southern University
A&M College
Treasurer Mr. Gerard McShepard, Fisk University

National Website (http://www/

History of ASU-BKX

Beta Kappa Chi was established at Alabama State University between 1946 and 1950 and was designated as the Alpha Epsilon Chapter. Today, our chapter called Alabama State University Chapter, Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, draws it members from diverse curricula across the Alabama State University campus. Our members excel in the areas of biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, Members frequently donate time and resources to the campus community and to the community at large by serving as tutors at middle schools, speaking to middle school and high school students and participating in voluntary activities.

Student Officers

President: Ashleigh Brown: Phone (334)868-1608 Email
Treasure: Ebony Nelson: Email

Faculty Advisors
Oswald Teky-Mensha, Ph.D.: Phone (334)229-5118 Email
Kennedy Wekesa, Ph.D, Email

General Information
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Because BKX is an honor society, membership is based on invitation only. Sophomores who major in science and psychology disciplines and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 qualify to become members of the society. Recruitment usually takes place during the fall semester. The new recruits are inducted during the spring semester. The society meets about twice a month to plan events fir the semester.

Annual Fees

-$35 – Student Undergraduate Initiates
-$50 – Graduate and Faculty Initiates
-$15 - Dues (student members)*
-$40 – Dues (graduate and faculty members)*
-$35 – Medallions
*includes fee for card and bulletin

Annual meeting

Many of the ASU-BKX members attend the Annual Joint Meeting of Beta Kappa Chi and National Institute of Science (NIS). The meeting is held during the spring semester and hosted by an active member institution. The students contribute to the events by making oral or poster presentations of their research work. The event affords them the opportunity to interact with other BKX students from other institutions; distinguished scientist; graduate school, government, and industrial representatives. They attend workshops and participate in the election of national student officers and discuss ways to improve and attain the objectives of the society. The event concludes with a banquet and award ceremony. The 2009 Joint Meeting is being hosted by Norfolk State University and Hampton University from March 25 through March 28 in Norfolk, Virginia.







Faculty Advisors

Dr. Oswald Tekyi-Mensah

Science Building Room 101

Office: (334) 229-5118

Fax: (334) 229-1088



Dr. Kennedy Wekesa

Life ScienceBuilding Room 232

Office; (334) 229-4196

Fax: (334) 229-1007


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