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TriBeta invites students to explore opportunities to work with faculty at research fair on Oct. 11

Era Bakia


TriBeta, the National Biological Honor Society, hosts a research fair for undergraduate students to learn about and potentially join research labs on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Grover Atrium.


Biological Sciences seniors say working in faculty labs results in exciting research, lasting friendships, and critical experience for future careers.


“I invite all students to come and explore the research fair. There is going to be a vast array of research being presented by fantastic faculty and their students. It is truly a wonderful experience to learn about some of the research being conducted here at OHIO that you can become a part of. Everyone is excited for this year’s research fair, so even if you are not in TriBeta, you are more than welcome to come and take a look!” said Aurelia (Ray) Johnson, a biological sciences pre-professional major in the College of Arts & Sciences. For more information, contact her at rj265318@ohio.edu.


Nick Sze


“Over the past three years, I’ve gotten the opportunity to conduct research in several labs at OHIO. Being involved in research has allowed me to see the intersections of many fields within biological sciences. For instance, my current research combines anatomy, genetics, molecular biology, and evolution to study birds. In class it can feel like these disciplines are separate, but research shows you how they come together under one roof. Finally, research at OHIO is amazing because there are labs for every interest, so you get to explore what gets you really excited!” said Nick Sze (need his class year, major, college)


“Being in Dr. Viorel Popescu's wildlife conservation lab has taught me skills and expanded my mind in so many ways that you cannot get in classes alone. It has also given me amazing mentors and life-long friendships in my field. I feel like I will be graduating a much more well-rounded biologist thanks to my time aiding in amphibian research,” said Era Bakia, a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Nicole Stone


“Working in Dr. Xiaozhuo Chen’s lab has allowed me to explore and grow my knowledge and skill in the field I hope to go into after graduation. I have also gotten the valuable experience of learning how to plan and conduct scientific research, as well as how to relate lab-based work to the real world, allowing me to experience the translational side oncology research. I knew coming into college that I wanted to participate in research, but it has given me more than I ever expected, so I always recommend trying it out and seeing what you like! OHIO has so many different disciplines that you will definitely find one you love!” said Nicole Stone, a senior major in biological sciences - pre-professional in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Riley Zielinski


“Working in the Ronan Carroll Laboratory has allowed me to take part in the scientific process by creating knowledge in my field, as well as practicing what I learn in class in a hands-on setting. The skills I've learned as an undergraduate researcher were vital in my summer internship in Berlin, Germany, an opportunity I found through connections in the Carroll laboratory,” said Riley Zielinski, a senior in the Honors Tutorial College biology program, with minors in chemistry and anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences. 


Beta Beta Beta (βββ) is a national honor and professional society for students in the biological sciences. A TriBeta chapter offers its members activities and experiences that enrich and extend but do not duplicate the primary requirements for the biology major. TriBeta was established in 1922 in Oklahoma; Ohio University's chapter of TriBeta was established in 1994.

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