Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 6 members
The University of Guam chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics, welcomed six new members at an induction ceremony held on Thursday, May 19, at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.
“We are facing global issues such as inflation, globalization, climate change, sustainability, and poverty nowadays. How to prepare for those challenges is critical for every citizen. Economics is a great tool to help us find a better way to navigate these challenges and make policy recommendations on practical solutions,” said Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics Kuan-Ju Chen, one of the chapter advisers along with economics Professors Roseann Jones and Claret Ruane, at the ceremony.
The honor society seeks to recognize high scholastic achievement in economics, to promote student interest in economics, and to encourage the pursuit of economic research that is relevant, ethical, and impactful to the profession and the local community as consistent with UOG’s land-grant mission.
Inducted into the honor society were two alumni, two graduating seniors, and two seniors:
Members must have completed 12 credit hours of economics courses, including six credits of economic theory courses, have a GPA of at least 3.2, and make the study of economics one of their major interests.
The UOG ODE chapter, chartered in April 2019, now has a total of 47 members. Its members have been accepted to graduate programs at John Hopkins University, London School of Economics, Georgetown University, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and Dela Salle University-Manila in the Philippines.
This year, the ODE chapter hosted guest presentations on the legalization of marijuana and the benefit-cost effectiveness of institutional interventions. The chapter also co-sponsored the 16th annual International Conference on Business, Economics, and Information Technology (ICBEIT) hosted by the UOG School of Business & Public Administration in March.
Those interested in joining the ODE honor society may contact Professor Maria Claret Ruane at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if they meet the eligibility requirements.
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