New Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi To Be Housed at TU

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

A new chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry, has been established in Tulsa and will be housed at The University of Tulsa. The chapter will be called Einsteinum. A formal ceremony, including the installation of officers, was held April 25.

The society’s objectives include promoting professional development and personal growth of women in chemistry and related fields. At least 40 chapters have been established in colleges, universities and metropolitan areas.

Julie Teetsov, the organization’s national vice president, was present to install the chapter and initiate 19 charter members. Teetsov leads the scanned probe microscopy lab at General Electric’s Global Research Center in New York.

TU student initiates include Tulsa residents Carol N. Azadi, Erin V. Iski, Jennifer K. Lawson, Marianeli Rodriguez, Brooke N. Stephenson and Lisa A. Vasicek, and Seema A. Paracha of Broken Arrow, Kristi Hitt, McAlester; Cassandra Duncan, Oklahoma City, Andrea N. Thomas of Mesquite, Texas, and Nguyen H. Truong from Saigon, Vietnam.

Also initiated were TU chemistry instructors Rita Rhodes and Paige Johnson, and TU research associate Robin Wiser. Others were Laurie A. Salyers and Donna J. Pickard, both of Tulsa, Ying Shi of Catoosa and Shauna E. Bergers of Broken Arrow.