Beta Beta Beta 2012 Northeast District II Convention - March 24, 2012

Beta Beta Beta 2012 Northeast District II Convention - March 24, 2012


TriBeta District Convention
Fifteen TriBeta District Conventions are held across the country each year. The district convention provides an opportunity for students and faculty in our region to gather, share research results and discuss items of scientific interest. Thank you for participating in the Northeast District II Meeting! Please read the following information and contact csurmacz@bloomu.edu with any questions.

Meeting Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker: Stephen Phillips, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Program at a Glance
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Workshop: “How to Succeed in Graduate or Medical School.” This is a new addition to the usual program, and we hope students will find the faculty and staff panel informative and helpful. Please bring your questions for discussion!

About TriBeta

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological sciences and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 530 chapters have been established throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The mission of Tri-Beta is to stimulate scholarship, disseminate scientific knowledge, and promote biological research. To fulfill this mission, the national organization of Beta Beta Beta recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and chapters and publishes a national journal, BIOS.

BU's Rho Chi Chapter

Rho Chi Chapter
2011-12 Officers

  • Meghan Duell, president
  • Heather Love, vice president
  • Brandon Dunbar, treasurer
  • MaryKate Gallagher, secretary
  • Sarah Monaco, historian

With 52 regular, associate, and graduate members and 10 faculty members, BU's Rho Chi Chapter participates in numerous scholarly enterprises, several scientific meetings, and community service initiatives. Cynthia Surmacz, Ph.D., professor of biological and allied health sciences, serves as the chapter's faculty advisor.

Tentative Schedule

    8 to 9 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast
    9 to 9:30 a.m. — Welcoming Remarks
    9:30 to 10:45 a.m. — Oral Presentations
    10:45 to 11 a.m. — Break
    11 a.m. to noon — Poster Session I
    Noon to 1 p.m. — Lunch
    1 to 2 p.m. — Oral Presentations
    2 to 3 p.m. — Poster Session II
    3 to 3:30 p.m. — Workshop/Judges Meeting
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Keynote Address and Awards

Registration Information

Registering for the meeting qualifies attendees for participation in all presentation sessions, workshops, catered lunch, and the keynote ceremony. Please fill out the Registration Form for each person in attendance, and submit as directed. Preregistration forms are due Monday, March 12, 2012.

Before completing registration forms, please read below:

Submitting Abstracts

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be prepared in Microsoft Word using standard Arial or Times New Roman font size 10. Copy and paste your abstract into the proper field of the abstract form.

If this is not possible, submit your abstract in a Microsoft Word Document formatted with size 10 Arial or Times New Roman Font and margins of 1 inch right and 2 1/2 inches left. Do not place hard returns at ends of lines: allow word wrapping. The abstract is not to exceed 250 words.

Abstracts will be used as submitted, so make sure to proof read them carefully; no corrections will be made. Each abstract from a chapter must be submitted separately.

Author Data Sheet — This form must be submitted in order to participate in talks and poster sessions.