Tri-Beta Induction Ceremony!
Above: the beautiful display!
Today, Friday March 16, 2012, was the Spring Induction Ceremony for Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), the National Biological Honor Society! The ceremony was held in the Management Building and in attendance were Simmons students, Simmons faculty, current Tri-Beta members, the Tri-Beta Executive Board, new inductees, family, and friends. Though the weather today was cloudy and wet, it did not dampen the mood nor the excitement surrounding this joyous occasion which I had the honor to participate in as a Spring 2012 inductee! Opening remarks were made by Dr. Renee White, Dean of CAS, and the guest speaker was Dr. Suchithra Menon, Ph.D. After their inspiring talks, the induction ritual took place which was led by the Tri-Beta officers; graduating seniors were honored as well.
A little bit about Beta Beta Beta:
"Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society is a society for students, particularly for undergraduates. It seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in this field of learning by reserving its regular membership for those who achieve superior academic records and who indicate special aptitude for and major interest in life sciences. It desires to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study and thus welcomes into associate membership all those students who are interested in biology.
Beta Beta Beta also endeavors to extend knowledge of nature by encouraging new discoveries through scientific investigation and to this end encourages undergraduate students to get involved in research work and report their findings in the journal of the society Bios. It emphasizes a three-fold program; stimulation of scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge and promotion of biological research."
(from brochure handed out at ceremony)
I am excited and honored to be an active member of this academic and intellectual society!