Austin Park, Bachelor of Science candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) honors society in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements while pursuing demanding coursework in the liberal arts and sciences at UCLA.

Austin will graduate from UCLA in Spring 2017 majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Environmental Systems and Society. He will continue his studies by pursuing a MS in Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford in the fall.

Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the oldest and most widely respected honors society in the United States. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. And only about 10 percent of the arts and sciences graduates of these distinguished institutions are invited to join The Phi Beta Kappa Society for a lifetime membership which makes the invitation process one of the most selective in the nation. The ideal Phi Beta Kappa member has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views, and a broad range of academic interests. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join The Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Congratulations Austin!