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Tri-Beta Honor Society

The Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) National Biological Honor Society is "dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research." You can read more about Tri-Beta by linking to the website at

The Simmons Chapter, named Nu Omicron, was established on February 29, 2008. Jane Lopilato, Ph.D. was installed as the Tri-Beta Adviser. Twenty-eight Simmons students were inducted into the Society, distinguishing each as one who as achieved high scholarship in Biology.

Members may publish in the Tri-Beta journal Bios, attend the annual Tri-Beta conference, and apply for undergraduate research funding. The lifetime membership fee for those selected is $45.00.

What are the Requirements for Induction?

Students who have:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above (Calculate your GPA)
  • Junior or Senior Standing
  • Biology course GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Minimum of three semesters of biology
  • Demonstrated interest in the biological sciences

Download the Application below. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2014.

Return the letter to Dr. Lopilato in the Biology Department, Office S254 on or before February 24, 2012.

Questions? Contact Dr. Lopilato at or 617-521-2661.

February 2008 Induction Ceremony

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