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Chi Epsilon Pi

Meteorological Honor Society

at Valparaiso University

The Valparaiso University chapter of Chi Epsilon Pi is dedicated "to recognizing high achievement in meteorology and promoting the understanding of meteorology as a science, both at Valparaiso University and in the wider community." The first official honor society in meteorology was founded in 1951 at UCLA under the guidance of Jacob Bjerknes. Valparaiso University's chapter began in the spring of 1999. Other chapters are located at Texas A&M, Florida State University, Pennsylvania State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Chi Epsilon Pi sponsors Met Field Day each spring. The 2010 Met Field Day was Tuesday March 30, 2010 in the new Harre Union in Ballroom B. Local elementary schools are invited to bring their students to Valparaiso University for hands on experiments, demonstrations and videos in meteorology. Each spring the turnout is overwhelming from the local schools. The time volunteered by the Chi Epsilon Pi students and other meteorology majors is much appreciated by teachers and students. Contact Rusta Ault to reserve a space for your class. Contact Kevin Deitsch to help volunteer during the event.

Chi Epsilon Pi offers tours of our facility (Kallay-Christopher Hall) and mini-lessons in meteorology for student groups. Contact faculty advisor, Teresa Bals-Elsholz for more information.

Our members volunteer their time to their fellow students through tutoring in math, physics and meteorology courses. Information on the tutoring web page. Each Fall a Chi Epsilon Pi member pairs up with a freshman or transfer student for our mentoring program.

Spring 2010 induction was on Sunday, February 7, 2010 in the Brown-Gold Room (upstairs) of the Harre Union. We welcomed our new members into the chapter and shared in a delicious pot-luck lunch. These students met the stringent GPA requirements for admission into the chapter and we are very proud of them.

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This page last updated 27 May 2010. Comments to Teresa Bals-Elsholz.