Learn more about the Xi Omega chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Society.
The Xi Omega chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) National Biological Society is a campus club dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study through the stimulation of scholarships, the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and the promotion of biological research.
Members of the Xi Omega chapter of TriBeta attend professional conferences, host speakers, and participate in community projects.
SHU biology students Stephen Porter (at right) and Kelci Schock (left) were awarded first and third place, respectively, after presenting the results of their research projects at the 2013 regional Beta Beta Beta conference at the University of Dayton. For their research projects, Stephen examined the effects of a mutation on the growth and seed germination of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, while Kelci studied the diversity of dragonflies and damselflies in Adrian. Porter and Schock were joined by fellow students Michael Balinski, Phil DeVries, Becky Elliot, Ryan Gumbleton, and Maggie Morrison who also presented along with more than 100 students from 10 universities representing three states.