This summer, a group of students took the initiative to register a national chapter of Beta Beta Beta at Mines.
Lyndsey Babcock, the president of the newly established Mines chapter, stated that “Beta Beta Beta is a national biological honor society. The goal for meetings is to encourage biology fields for undergrads.”
As declared on the chapter’s Orgsync page, students must have at least a B average in all biology classes, and must have completed at least 9 credit hours of biology courses to qualify for full membership. Associate membership is open to anyone with interest.
Chapter members will be eligible to receive many different benefits from the organization.
“It has a research focus, so there’s a lot of scholarships and awards that are available. They give grants for undergrad students that you can apply for to fund your research,” Babcock explained.
Besides the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants, Beta Beta Beta will also offer other valuable services to Mines students.
“We’re going to have tutoring for all biology classes, textbooks students can use, and also test banks of exam questions from Dr. Ramey,” asserts Babcock. Dr. Ramey is a Chemical and Biochemical Engineering faculty member and the faculty adviser for Beta Beta Beta.
Chapter meetings will be held every other Wednesday at 6 p.m.