Beta Beta Beta, established at Millsaps in 1975, is a national honor society for students in the biological sciences. Its purposes are to stimulate sound scholarship, to promote the dissemination of scientific truth, and to encourage investigation of the life sciences.
To be tapped as a full member, students must have completed at least three biology classes with a grade of B or better in each. Only an interest in biology is necessary to be an associate member!
Email Muzamil Khawaja or Airriel O'Banner if you are interested in being tapped into the TriBeta honorary. Be sure to include your box number and whether you want to be tapped as a full or associate member.
24th Annual Millsaps Student Science Research Symposium
Friday, January 24, 2014
All of the students who participated in the 24th Annual Millsaps Student Science Research Symposium are to be commended for their excellent presentations.
Special recognition goes to the following students:
First Place for an Oral Presentation:
Greyson Smothers (Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry) for "Design of a Solar Photoreactor: Green Chemistry Applications at Millsaps College"
Second Place for an Oral Presentation:
James Michael Bell (Department of Physics) for "Improving Parameter Estimation Efficiency for Advanced Detector Data Analysis of Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescence"
The judges could not decide on one winner for the poster award so we have two best posters:
Zach Cuda (Department of Biology) for "Trail Cameras Reveal Medium to Large Mammal Community at Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve and Surroundings"
Courtney Mullins (Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry) for "Analysis of the DNA-Cleaving Efficiencies of Bifunctional DNA-Cleaving Reagents"
Beta Beta Beta would also like to thank our judges:
Prof. Sabrina Grondhuis (Department of Psychology) and Dr. Sabrice Guerrier (Department of Biology).
Thank you again to all of our participants for making thi such a fantastic (and well-attended) symposium! We all look forward to seeing more great research from you next year!
Beta Beta Beta's 2014-15 Officers:
Neha Patel, Muzamil Khawaja and Aaron Schwartz demonstrating
physical and chemical changes with students at Brown Elementary.