Tri-beta is a national honorary society for biology majors, with associate memberships open to non-majors. Several chapter meetings of the IWU Beta-Lambda chapter are held each semester. Regular events include a Christmas party and a spring banquet. Tri-beta also sponsors Red Cross Blood Drives on campus.
For questions concerning activities of this organization, please contact Dr. Loni Walker.
Sigma Xi is an international scientific research honor society. The purpose of Sigma Xi is the encouragement of "original investigation in science, pure and applied." As part of the society's mission, it offers competitive research grants to students.
The following mission statement was adopted by Sigma Xi's Board of Directors in 1989. "The missions of Sigma Xi are to honor scientific accomplishments, to encourage and to enhance the worldwide appreciation and support of original investigation in science and technology, and to foster worldwide a creative and dynamic interaction among science, technology, and society."
The local chapter includes members from both Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University. The chapter sponsors numerous seminars throughout the academic year. Students involved in independent research may be nominated by faculty to become associate members and receive the society's publication, American Scientist.
Please contact Dr. David Bollivar for more information about the ISU/IWU local chapter.