On Tuesday, April 26, Avila inducted four new members–Chloe Brunswick, Nayley Jimenez, Elisa Nunez, and Hannah Rogers–into the national biology honor society, TriBeta, during the 24th Annual Induction Ceremony.
The evening included the induction ceremony by CJ Talton (TriBeta President) and Associate Professor Katie Burgess, Ph.D., dinner for inductees and family guests, and guest speaker Bob Powell, Ph.D. professor emeritus, with a presentation titled “Chasing Snakes in Paradise: The Grenada Bank Treeboa on Carriacou.”
The Pi Iota chapter of TriBeta was established at Avila in the fall of 1998. TriBeta is an honor and professional society for biological sciences students, particularly undergraduates. It seeks to encourage scholarly attainment, cultivate intellectual interest in the life sciences, and promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study.
“TriBeta, our biology honor society, provides opportunities for Avila students to engage in science outside the classroom, funds for student scholarship, platforms to practice research presentations, and career guidance in jobs, internships, and research experiences,” said Burgess.