Natural Sciences & Mathematics Activities & Functions
The Department of Natural Science and Math provides other avenues of learning other than those in the traditional classroom and laboratory settings. It does this through a number of functions and Clubs such as the following.
• Beta Beta Beta - Lambda Chi Chapter
The premier Biology Honors student society on campus was founded in 1974. Please contact Dr. Robert Cordero for further details.
• The Albertans Club
This is a very popular non-honors club which attracts students who are majoring in a science program. The Club organizes a number of activities spread throughout the year. The activities range from invited lectures to day trips. Previous excursions have been to the Mutter Museum, and the Darwin exhibit at the Franklin Institute (both of which are located in downtown Philadelphia). The Club is run by a Student Committee who elects its officers.
• Department of Natural Science and Math Speakers Colloquium
The department hosts a number of invited speakers to deliver presentations on a variety of topics. Previous presenters include:
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly (February 2008)
Dr. Tuckerman, New York University (December 2007)
Dr. Anil Bamezai, University of Villanova. CD4+ helper T lymphocyte responses and lipid rafts (November 06).
• The Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon
This has been an integral part of the Holy Family University community since 1971. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper third of his/her class and must have completed a minimum of three undergraduate mathematics courses, including MATH 211 (Calculus I) with a minimum average of "B". Additionally, candidates must have actively participated in one of the chapter's service projects as criteria for admission into the honor society.
The chapter hosts an Evening of Mathematical Suspense (Math Murder Mystery) each fall. As part of its service and outreach to the local community, the honor society sponsors a high school mathematics competition each spring in conjunction with the campus celebration of Pi Day. Associate membership in the society is open to any student presently enrolled in Calculus I or any higher-level mathematics course.
• The Math Club
The Math Club works, in conjunction with the mathematics honor society – Kappa Mu Epsilon - to promote student interest in mathematics on campus by means of lectures, films, intellectual games, scientifically-oriented trips, and other university events. Membership is open to any student at the University.