Biology and Health Sciences
Clubs and organizations such as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists and Tri-Beta National Honor Society give PennWest Edinboro Biology and Health Sciences students and faculty many opportunities to expand their knowledge and connect with peers.
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is a "national biological honor society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research” (© Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, 2001).
Since its founding in 1922, nearly 200,000 people have become lifetime members, with more than 430 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. It is mostly comprised of undergraduate students, but graduate students may also become members.
The local chapter of the BBB National Organization, which meets here at PennWest Edinboro, is the Alpha Chi chapter and is co-advised by Dr. Foradori and Dr. Thumser. This is a great way to get involved with other students who share your passion for the biological sciences.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) was organized in 1973. Its goal is to provide support for the education, teaching and research activities of faculty in the biological sciences. The organization encourages professional growth of faculty in many ways.
Members of CPUB include all Biology faculty of the 14 state-owned universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Each member school provides support to the organization, and PASSHE has also awarded CPUB several grants.
The Pre-Professionals Club was organized to increase awareness of pre-healing arts programs, offer a forum in which students enrolled in the program can socialize and network, and to involve its members with pre-healing arts events and programs outside of the academic curriculum.
Current and alumni members of the Club communicate and provide educational and career opportunities and insights into the professional world of the healing arts.
Members of the Pre-Professionals Club visit hospitals, clinics and medical research facilities in order to gain a deeper understanding of the field, a professional’s daily work and events, and the general community within the field.