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4 P&A Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society

May 25, 2022

Congratulations to the four Physics and Astronomy students who were elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the country’s oldest academic honor society.

Two seniors, Joshua Genender and Jun Sung, and two juniors, Andrew Laeuger and Garrett Louie, were offered membership into the society  based on their high academic achievements and recommendations from faculty members.


Only 10% of US colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. At Northwestern, the number of students offered membership this year is 78 out of roughly 1,000 for seniors or 22 out of approximately 1,000 for juniors.

The Phi Beta Kappa society was founded in 1776 and is dedicated to championing education in the arts and sciences, fostering freedom of thought, and recognizing academic excellence.

Congratulations to Joshua, Jun, Andrew, and Garrett! 

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