Contact Info

          Biology and Health Sciences Department
          Cooper Hall, Room 126
          230 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2500

          Dr. Nina Thumser
          Department Chair
          Office: Cooper Hall, Room 126C
          Phone: (814) 732-2158
          Email: nthumser@edinboro.edu

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          Clubs and Organizations



          The Department of Biology and Health Sciences at Edinboro University is affiliated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists and Tri-Beta National Honor Society.

          Biology student in a stream

          The faculty and students of the Biology and Health Sciences Department recognize the importance of being connected with peers. These professional organizations are important in helping our faculty and students stay networked and informed. Please use the menu on the left to find out more about the groups with which we are involved.

          Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society

          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). It was founded in 1922. Since then, 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. 

          Our local chapter of the BBB National Organization, which meets here at Edinboro University, 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.

          Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists

          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 fourteen state-owned universities in the State System of Higher Education (SSHE). Each member school provides support to the organization. The SSHE has also awarded CPUB several grants.

          Pre-Healing Arts Club

          The Pre-Healing Arts 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-Healing Arts 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.