Tri-Beta Biology Club

BIOLOGY CLUB

The Biology Club is an organization of students and faculty interested in the science of Biology. The club is active in service to the community, fundraising, supporting the Tri-Beta Honor Society (see below), and taking field trips. Any CSU student interested in biology may join.Biology-Club-Application

Joining is easy! Make sure to pick up an application in Life Science (LS) 210 or in the Biology Club room LS 201. You can also download an application here BioClub ApplicationPDF 

TRI-BETA

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 520 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

TriBeta was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University--the Alpha Chapter--by Dr. Frank G. Brooks and a group of his students. The idea of an honor and professional society for biology students spread rapidly and by 1925, the society was a national organization. Biennial national conventions of student and faculty members began in that year and in 1930 the society journal, BIOS, began publication of student research, articles of interest to biologists and society news. As the society grew, it was divided into regional and district groups, each of which holds a convention annually. At the heart of every district and national meeting are student research papers presented in the style of graduate meetings. Awards are given for outstanding individual and chapter accomplishment.

To become a regular member, you must meet the requirements of the national association and the local chapter. The following are the guidelines for membership:

  • The person shall have completed at least one semester of the second year of a four-year curriculum or its equivalent. (You must be a sophomore.)
  • The person shall have completed at least three term courses in biological science, of which at least one is not an introductory course, with an average grade of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (At least 12 credits in Biology with a B average.)
  • The person shall be in good academic standing.

 

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