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and the BioSociety function jointly in sponsoring events throughout
the school year. Currently, the officers of both organizations
are the same. The faculty advisor for both BioSociety and TriBeta
is Dr. Hales.
outreach project with Davidson Elementary School is one example
of a joint project between the Tau Omega chapter and the BioSociety.
BioSociety is a student organization for biology majors and other
students interested in biology. Most majors are participants in
the society. Some of the activities of the society include:
science at Davidson Elementary School
publishing a newsletter
Tau Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta was installed
at Davidson College on April 28, 1995. TriBeta is an honor and
professional society for students of the biological sciences,
particularly undergraduates. It seeks:
encourage scholarly attainment
to cultivate intellectual interest in the life sciences
to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological
encourages undergraduate research and "emphasizes a three-fold
program: stimulation of scholarship; dissemination of scientific
knowledge; and promotion of biological research."
Beta Beta members receive Bios, a journal of scientific
reports by members of the society. Members can submit original
research articles to this journal for publication and can present
papers at district and national conventions of the organization.
Members and chapters are also eligible to compete for various
awards given by the national organization.
Tau Omega Chapter invites students to become regular members
during their junior and senior year of study. The requirements
for membership are:
of biology as a major
completion of at least three courses in biology
a 3.2 GPA in the major.
initiation fee for regular members is $30 for a life membership.
Any biology student is eligible to become an associate member.
Associate member dues are $20 for one year. Associate members
may become regular members if they meet the requirements of membership
and pay an additional $10. Membership invitations are sent to
eligible students each spring semester. The initiation ceremony
for new members occurs at the end of April.
chapters, such as Tau Omega, hold business meetings, sponsor
presentations of scientific research by students or outside speakers,
and undertake various projects. The charter, coat of arms and
key of the Tau Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta are located
outside of the Biology Department office.
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