University of Kansas, Gamma Iota

The Gamma Iota Chapter at the University of Kansas was founded in 1952. Dr. David Petr serves as the faculty adviser, and Lee Taylor serves as President. The chapter organizes social events including Faculty & Student Pool Night, Faculty & Student Volleyball Match, and the Welcome Back BBQ for the EECS department. Along with hosting social events that unite the engineering community, Gamma Iota runs tutoring programs for freshmen level math and science courses in addition to most EECS courses.

Region: 5

Section: Lawrence, KS (Kansas City)

Founding Date: May 24, 1952

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Last Update: 10/14/2020

Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence was founded in 1854 by a group of abolitionists from Massachusetts. While most people currently know the city as the home to the University of Kansas, its rich history dates all the way back to the Civil War and “Bleeding Kansas”.

You can find the university’s campus in the center of the town stretching across several steep hills, most notably Mount Oread. If you go down the hill to the east, you can find the city’s downtown district. Along “Mass” Street, which is short for Massachusetts and named after the city’s founders, there are several local restaurants that will have you coming back for seconds.

Contrary to popular belief, basketball was not created in Lawrence (coincidentally, it was actually created in Massachusetts, but not until the early 1890s). However, the DeBruce Center and Allen Fieldhouse showcase the original rules of basketball.

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