Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
Gamma Chapter Functions and Activities:
Presentations are given by visiting scholars, faculty, student researchers, and graduate and professional school representatives.
College Service Projects:
Members participate in tree planting, highway cleanup, tutoring services...
Trips are taken to various sites in the Gunnison area.
District and National Conventions:
Conventions provide an opportunity to present original research papers, interact with biologists from other colleges, and attend programs, talks, and field trips.
Tri-Beta sponsors social events such as: Pot luck dinners, cook-outs, hikes, and other social events.
Other Benefits of Membership:
Opportunities include meeting people with similar interests, journal club discussions, peer group advising, book swaps, and receiving the Tri-Beta journal Bios. Activities vary from year to year based upon interests of members.
February / March 2017
Wildlife Tracking 101 w/ Chris Parmeter
3pm in Hurst Hall 232
Night Snowshoe Trip!
Don't Miss Out!
on this Friday's Natural and Environmental Sciences Seminar...
Saturday, February 25, 2017
THIS IS A FREE EVENT - WOOHOO!!
AWESOME INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!!!
Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) hosted by the University of Colorado, Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine. The GSIP aims to encourage outstanding undergraduates to consider careers in stem cell research by providing state of the art laboratory training opportunities at the Gates Center. We take up to 20 undergraduates on a competitive basis to be trained in our laboratories for 11 weeks, from May 30th to August 14th, 2017.
Interns will participate in program activities including conducting their own stem cell research project, attending a stem cell research seminar series, and presenting a talk or a poster on their own research at the end of the summer. They will also join in with networking and career development activities and fun week-end adventures to introduce them to Denver and Colorado. The summer interns will receive a stipend of $3,500 and paid parking or transportation for the duration of the program.
Students can find all the information on how to apply and a list of mentors and their research on the GSIP website:
Applications are due by February 10th.
2017 Western Region District 1 Convention
April 7-8, 2017
Western State Colorado University's Gamma Chapter is proud to announce that we will be hosting this year's Western Region District 1 Convention!
This conference which celebrates undergraduate research in biology is rooted in the foundational mission of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, but is open to all who would like to participate and/or attend. Students may present their research in either a poster session or an oral presentation. Additionally, two keynote speakers will be presenting on topics in their fields of expertise, Friday and Saturday evening. We will be offering a variety of field trip options on Saturday afternoon, both for the indoor and outdoor biology enthusiast! If you would like more information about participating, presenting, or attending this great event (or even part of it), please visit the conference webpage or email our conference planning chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunter's Safety Course - March 10-11
For more information, contact Zach Picard: email@example.com
Lynx Presentation by Matt Vasquez from the U.S. Forest Service
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 @ 7pm in Hurst Hall 130
Please join Tri-Beta and The Wildlife Society for this informative presentation about Lynx! The introduction of Canada Lynx to Colorado and the ecological relationship between Lynx and snowshoe hare will be discussed, as well as information about an internship opportunity with the U.S. Forest Service, tracking Lynx in the snow this winter. This is always a great talk, and everyone is welcome!
Colorado Bat Ecology & Conservation Presentation by Rob Schorr from the Colorado Natural Heritage Program
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 7pm in Hurst Hall 130
Please join Tri-Beta and The Wildlife Society for this informative presentation about Colorado Bat Ecology & Conservation! Rob Schorr will discuss his conservation efforts which incorporate the passion and access of climbers to monitor bats in Colorado. Everyone is welcome!
Holiday Plant Sale!
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping & buy a living gift for someone you love!
Western's Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society is holding it's semi-annual PLANT SALE!!!
Tuesday, November 29
Wednesday, November 30
Thursday, December 1
Friday, December 2
From 9am - 4pm Every Day
Stop by the lower level lobby of the University Center to purchase a beautiful plant for whomever you're thinking of this Holiday season!
or for yourself - we won't tell ;)
This is a fundraiser for the Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, so there will be some great deals on plants!
Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Hurst 137 Student Center. Most meetings are held in conjunction with activities and/or guest speakers. All students are encouraged and welcome to attend any meetings!
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There are two types of membership in Tri-Beta:
Regular Membership Associate Membership
-GPA 3.0 in Biology courses -No required GPA
-Sophomore standing (45 credits) -Do not need 45 credits
-Biology Major -Major in any subject
-$50 processing fee -$40 processing fee
-Lifetime member -Membership ends upon graduation
-Taken 3 biology courses -Can’t hold offices, only participate in club activities
-Can hold offices within BBB
-Good academic standing
Fee Payment: The national Office will not recognize you as a member until the processing fee is paid, but students can still be involved with local Tri-Beta activities. If a student initially pays the $40 fee to become a member on the Associate level, and later qualifies to be promoted to Regular Membership level, they need only pay the $10 difference in fee amounts at the time of promotion. If students pay fees by semester and then want to discontinue being a member, no refunds will be given.
Membership Forms: Membership forms are available in the Hurst 137 Student Center, or by contacting any of the current Gamma Chapter Tri-Beta Officers.
President: Erin Twaddell; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Amy Harmon; email@example.com
Secretary: Sarah Keith; firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Alex McCarty; email@example.com
Historian: Sarah Borchert; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Shan Hays; Hurst Hall 238C; 970 943-3355; email@example.com