Tri-Beta NE4 District Convention 2017

Tri-Beta LogoThis year's district convention will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. As always, the focus of the convention will be on sharing undergraduate research accomplished by your students. Please encourage your student researchers to present their work at the convention and other students to come support those who are presenting.

General Information

  • Presentations will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and the day will conclude with an awards ceremony in mid-afternoon. Lunch will be included. Also, keep in mind that all Tri-Beta undergraduate research grant recipients are required to present at the district convention.
  • There will be two categories of presentations: 1. Organismal, Ecology, and Environmental Biology and 2. Molecular, Cellular, and Microbiology
  • Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in length followed by a five minute question and answer session. Computers and projectors will be available for PowerPoint presentations. Any other needs should be indicated on the abstract submission form.
  • Posters will not be divided into categories. All posters should be prepared for presentation on a foam-core tack board (40” X 60” landscape orientation to be provided by Mount Union). Easels will be available for displaying the poster. Poster content is strictly limited to the poster board.
  • No living organisms, displays, computer equipment, or any other demos will be allowed as part of the poster presentation. 
  • Students will stand with their poster during the scheduled time to answer questions.
  • All presenters, both oral and poster, need to submit an abstract submission form, an author data sheet, and be included on the chapter registration form. Each chapter attending should complete one registration form listing all people attending.


  • The registration fee for the convention is $20 per person and should be submitted along with the registration forms and abstracts by April 1. Late registrations will be accepted (even on the day of the convention) but late abstracts will not.
  • Checks should be made payable to University of Mount Union. Forms may be returned by e-mail to, fax (330) 823-8531 with Attention Chuck McClaugherty on the cover page, or US Mail to Dr. Charles McClaugherty, Dept. of  Biology, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, OH 44601.
  • Please note that the author data sheet must be signed by all authors. These signatures must be present even on forms that are e-mailed. A typed name is not a replacement for a signature.

Bracy Hall

I hope to see all of you and your students at the convention in April. Please pass this information on to the officers of your Tri-Beta chapter and other Tri-Beta members.


Charles McClaugherty, Ph.D.
Xi Zeta Chapter advisor
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
Professor of Biology
(330) 823-3655

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