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Biology Honor Society


Meet like-minded students and make professional connections.

The mission of Tri-Beta is to encourage undergraduate research, primarily through research awards and conferences. Because it is a honorary society, you must attain a specific G.P.A. to be eligible for membership. If you qualify, you will be contacted by Professor Brian Merkel, the organization's faculty advisor.

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Student performs research in lab

About the Organization

With over 200,000 lifelong members and 626 chapters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Tri-Beta is an honor society for undergraduate and graduate students. It was founded in 1922, became a national organization in 1925 and started BIOS, the society journal, in 1930.

Why Should You Join?

Attend group meetings and conferences where you can network with thousands of members across the county, potentially leading you to a job opportunity.

  • Earn grants and research awards to highlight your academic excellence.
  • Be part of a community on campus.
  • Simply put, it looks good on your résumé.
Biology professor Karen Stahlheber

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Want to know more about the benefits of joining Tri-Beta? Get in touch with us, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have.

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