September 24 2015
In late summer, Elmira College was pleased to recieve news that due to hard work of Dr. Corey Stilts, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Sara Melow ’16, and Danielle Petkovsek ’16, the College’s Chemistry department was approved and welcomed as the newest chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national chemistry honor society.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon was founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The originally fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research schoalrship in chemistry. In 1931, the fraternity went co-ed and became an honor society. Today there are over seventy active Gamma Sigma Epsilon chapters throught the United States. Elmira College’s chapter will be known as the Kappa Omicron chapter.
Sara Melow ’16, Dr. Corey Stilts, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Danielle Petkovsek ’16, hold the Gamma Sigma Epsilon crest.