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There will be a second information meeting for those interested in joining the Beta Tau chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma (AXS) professional fraternity on Thursday (9/18/14) at 5:30 PM in Koffler 218. We will discuss upcoming events for the semester as well as having an open session for event ideas (what do you want to do this semester?)

Come learn about what we'll be doing this semester and pitch your ideas!  Please email Jeffrey Ivie (MC) or Andrew Dixon (MA) if you have any questions or have trouble attending.


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Alpha Chi Sigma is the nation's only professional fraternity of the chemical sciences. It was founded at the University of Wisconsin in December 11, 1902.

Beta Tau chapter at the University of Arizona, located in Tucson, was founded on April 29, 1967 by Curtis L. Schilling Jr (Pi '1960's) as noted in The Hexagon (Spring 1970 issue, pg. 81). Carl S. "Speed" Marvel (Zeta '1918) was among the chapter's charter members and both Carl and his son Jack aided Curtis significantly in the establishment of the chapter. 

First advisor was Jack Marvel and shortly thereafter Robert Bates (Zeta '1960) became chapter advisor until 2000. Eugene Mash (Beta Tau '1985) was the third advisor (2000~2005). Neel Ghosh (Beta Tau '2004) was the fourth advisor (2005~2007). Craig Aspinwall (Beta Tau '2005) became the fifth advisor until Hamish Christie (Beta Tau '2008) became the present advisor in 2011.

The chapter is based at the UA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Objects of Alpha Chi Sigma:

  • To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship.
  • To strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession.
  • To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives.