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Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Biological Honor Society


Christopher Lind​, President

      The Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Biological Honor Society is a national honor society for students interested in biology. The society focuses on undergraduate research and provides opportunities for students interested in research to both participate in research and present their work. The society's objectives are:

  • to promote undergraduate research in the biological sciences

  • to promote the dissemination of biological knowledge

  • to promote scholarship in the biological sciences

The society was founded in 1922 and has over 175,000 members and 430 chapters nationwide. In addition to publishing the BIOS journal which focuses on student research, the society sponsors annual regional and national scientific meetings. A benefit to TriBeta student members is eligibility to apply for research grants from the national office.

 

Why join TriBeta? 

Are you interested in research? Do you want to learn more about biology, meet faculty outside of classes, get involved in the community or get research experience? All of these are great reasons to join TriBeta.

 

How do you join?

In order to be eligible for membership you must have completed one year of general biology (GB I and II or the equivalent) and one 3000 level course while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better. We will hold induction ceremonies once a semester.

There is a one-time $50 fee for lifetime membership. The fee goes to the National office and is essentially returned to the students as research grants. In addition, Phi-Rho Chapter dues of $10 are collected every semester.

As a TriBeta member, you are eligible to apply for research grants once a year from the National office. Grant applications are due in September.

Please fill out an Application Form.pdf and return it to the Phi Rio Chapter mail box in the UCD Integrative Biology Office (SI 2071). Contact Chapter President,  Christopher Lind at christopher.lind@ucdenver.edu  or Dr. Leo Bruederle for more information. Please, do not turn in a check until you have been officially notified that you are eligible for membership.

Visit the National TriBeta Web site for complete details.

 

Induction:

In order to be inducted you must meet the following requirements:

  • undergraduate major in the biological sciences

  • completion of at least one semester of the second year

  • completion of at least three biology courses, of which at least one is not an introductory course, with the average grade of a B

  • uphold good academic standing

 

Points:

  • meeting attendance = 2 points

  • field trip attendance = 2 points

  • fundraiser participation = 2 points

Remember... you need a total of 8 points to be considered an active member!

Any seniors graduating who would like to carry a TriBeta cord during graduation, please let Dr. Bruederle know at least two months before graduation so that he can get you a cord order form.

For more information, visit the National Tri-Beta Web Site.


TriBeta meetings for Fall Semester

All meetings will be the first Friday of every month from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in SI 4127.

 



NEWS & EVENTS

TRI BETA INAUGURAL MEETING FOR 2013 FALL SEMESTER

The Phi Rho Chapter of βββ would like to invite you to our first meeting of the Fall semester. Phi Rho is the UCD chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. Our chapter is committed to fostering the national βββ priorities including:

  • Encouraging scholarly activities
  • Disseminating scientific knowledge
  • Promoting scientific research by students 

We will meet in SI 4127 at 2pm Friday September 6, 2013. That's today! This first gathering will provide an understanding of the honor society and the benefits of membership. In addition, we have a guest speaker at each meeting to discuss current research in the Denver metro area, or other opportunities for students. Tomorrow's speaker is Dr. Aimee Bernard, who will discuss opportunities for student internships through the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) for CLAS students. If you are interested in βββ, but unable to attend tomorrow's meeting please contact me at Christopher.Lind@ucdenver.edu for information and a list of other meetings this year. There are many opportunities though βββ and the new officer team is excited to discuss them tomorrow! 

Best, 

Chris Lind
Christopher.Lind@ucdenver.edu
βββ Phi Rho Chapter President

 

April 12-13, 2013 

Honor students from Integrative Biology recognized at Western District Conference.

Seven undergraduates representing the CU Denver Phi Rho Chapter of Tri Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, presented their research at the Western District Conference hosted by Colorado Mesa University from 12-13 April .  For the second year in a row, Tanya (Tatyana) Liakhova received the John C. Johnson Award for her poster presentation, which was entitledMolecular Interactions and Membrane Targeting of Granuphilin C2 Domains.  Tanya’s research was mentored by Jefferson Knight (Chemistry).  Heather Dirkmaat, Daniel Polanco, Rachel Ancar, and Mike Renecle were also recognized with awards in their respective categories.  High-achieving Biology majors should contact Chapter Advisor Leo P. Bruederle (Integrative Biology) for information about membership in the Phi Rho Chapter and research opportunities in biology


The Phi Rho Chapter at UCD

On Friday, April 27, 2007, Tony Schountz, the district director of the Western Region of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, installed the Phi Rho Chapter at UCD.

The induction ceremony included a short welcome speech by Dr. Schountz, followed by the lighting of the candles and a recitation of the pledge of the society. The motto of TriBeta, which is inscribed on the shield, is Blepein Basin Biou. It means "to see the foundation of life."

"The biology department is very excited to have been awarded a charter from TriBeta," said Michele Engel, one of the faculty advisors. "We hope to have a vibrant active chapter."​