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Month: February, 2012

New Member Application

Is E.O. Wilson your hero? Do you still play with dinosaur figurines? Do you cringe when people say evolution is ‘just’ a theory? Would you like a place to share science news, form study groups, bounce ideas around, or just talk to someone else whose eyes don’t glaze over when you say the title of your project?

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society is a great place for bio-based geeks to get together and share their passion for the life sciences.

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society is now accepting applications for the Spring 2012 Induction!

Applications are due Monday, March 19th by midnight.

Get an application right here or in print outside 2116 in the Mars Science Center.

Not sure if you’re qualified? Here’s the run-down:

Requirements of Associate Members:

Demonstration of a significant interest in biology by any of the following:

a. Completion of two or more courses in the biological sciences;

b. Participation in an internship relating to the biological sciences;

c. Declaring a major in the biological sciences;

d. Declaring a minor in the biological sciences;

e. Participation in independent research in a laboratory headed by a Biology Department faculty member

Plus a completed application and registration fee (following acceptance) of $35

Associate Membership Application

Requirements of Regular Members:

a. must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their major;

b. must have a minimum overall GPA of  3.0;

c. must be a second semester sophomore or have completed 12 credits;

d. must have declared a biological sciences major: Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, or Neuroscience/Psychobiology;

e. must have completed three 1-credit courses in the biological sciences, at least one of which is at the 200-level or higher;

f. must be in good academic and social standing

Plus a completed application and registration fee (following acceptance) of $45

Regular Membership Application


This week’s TED Talk: Dinosaurs! Rawr!

Next Tuesday (February 28th) at 8:30 PM in Room 1120 of the Mars Science Center, we will be showing two talks by Jack Horner:


Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He’s found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits — including teeth, tails, and even hands — to make a “Chickenosaurus”


Shape-shifting dinosaurs:

Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.

Per usual, we’ll have some discussion afterward and coffee and tea!