Phi Lambda Upsilon was founded in March 1899 at the University of Illinois. It was the first honor society to be dedicated to a single scientific discipline. PLU is the National Honor Society that recognizes those who achieve excellence in chemistry both pure and applied fields (chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering).
Admission to the society is a lifetime membership and is by invitation only. The members are undergraduate seniors, graduate students, and tenured faculty, who have all demonstrated excellence in the field of chemical research and academia. The purpose of the society is to promote high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry.
Over the span of more than 100 years, Phi Lambda Upsilon has grown into an organization comprising 67 chapters and more than 55,000 members.
Title: Dale Teeters, Professor of Chemistry
Office: College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Address: Keplinger M263
Phone: (918) 631-3147
National Web site: http://www.philambdaupsilon.org