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The Biology Department is home to three student clubs.

Biology Club/TriBeta National Honors Society

The Biology Club meets in conjunction with TriBeta. All biology students are welcome to join the club.

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 553 chapters have been established throughout the United States. EMU Biology has long had an active chapter.

TriBeta offers a great opportunity for:

  • Social interaction among EMU biology students and faculty
  • Undergraduate Research Grants
    • Each Fall, undergraduate Tri Beta members have the opportunity to apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholarships. They are intended to serve as seed money to help undergraduates initiate and develop a research project. The average grant funded is about $500.
    • Travel Grants o Chapter Travel Grants of $200 per student delegate are available from the National Office on a first come first serve basis. These chapter grants are available to help student members with their Biennial National Convention travel expenses.
  • Service projects for our department and community.
  • Leadership: we are currently seeking new officers

Membership Information

  • All students are welcome to join TriBeta as General Members ($35 fee)
  • To be comsidered for Full Membership ($10 additional fee), you must:
    • be a student Majoring in Biology
    • have completed BIO110 and BIO120
    • You must have at least a 3.0 GPA in Biology

Please find an application for membership in the Biology Office (in the rack on the table to the left just after you walk through the door), fill it out, and return it to the office. An email will be sent to applicants about meeting times and opportunities.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Margaret Hanes

Pre-Med Club

The Premed Club is dedicated to developing its members professionally and preparing them for medical school. The club holds fundraisers, performs service projects, and offers opportunities for student involvement on campus. Membership with the club requires attendance at biweekly meetings during the semester, and be sure to join the club on the student org portal to be added to our email list. Consider joining the club if you would like to receive emails on current premedical student events and courses. For more information, visit the club's website.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Michael Angell

President: Michael Kaminski

Vice-President: Elgin Avila

Secretary: Tim Shafer

Treasurer: Patrice Hicks

Member-at-large: Kayla Morse

Pre-Vet Club

This organization is here to promote the highest standards in the field of veterinary medicine, the discussion of currnet social and economic issues as related to veterinary medicine, the practice of veterinary medicine, and other animal related issues. Be sure to join the club on the student org portal.  

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Michael Angell

President: Josh Goldberger

Treasurer: Angelina Escott