Beta Beta Beta, or Tri-Beta, is "a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research". The organization is "an honorary and professional society for students in the biological sciences." Tri-Beta was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 430 chapters and over 175,000 members since its conception.
Membership in Beta Beta Beta is through a chapter on the campus of a four-year accredited college or university. Chapter programs typically include guest speakers, reports of research by members and departmental faculty, field trips, community service, and social gatherings. The national convention, held every other year, is scheduled during Christmas break. Some costs to attend the national convention may be covered by grants from the national organization. In addition to special lectures and field trips conventions also emphasize undergraduate presentations. Undergraduates may publish the results of their research in the Tri-Beta journal, BIOS.
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