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About Tri Beta


Welcome to the UVM Chapter of Tri-Beta

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Tri-Beta: National Biological Honor Society

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and to extending the 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. (Source:


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The TriBeta chapter at the University of Vermont was created to embody the goals of the national organization: to stimulate interest and advance knowledge in the field of Biology while recognizing scholarly achievement. At UVM, BBB allows interested students the ability to further investigate and expand their study of biology. Tri Beta provides many opportunities to all of its members, including health, medical, and research activities and grants, academic and curricular development, community service, outreach programs, social events and more. Members are actively involved in research projects, and learn practical laboratory skills that they will later apply to professions in the health field and beyond.



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