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Beta Chi


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The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program has a student organization, Beta Chi, whose purpose is to promote research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology through seminars and laboratory opportunities, while providing a social setting for networking and volunteering.  





2016-2017 Beta Chi Club Officersbeta chi

President -- Sarah Maxwell 
Vice-President -- Prisha Patel
Secretary -- Mary Barber
Treasurer -- Morgan McCauley
Community Outreach -- Libby Ligon

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachel Rigsby


Fall 2016 Club Meetings and Activities
September 9 10:00 AM JAAC4110 Beta Chi Club Meeting
September 23   4:00 - 6:00 PM JAAC1037 College of Sciences & Mathematics Student Social, hosted by the AED Club
September 29 7:00 - 8:00 PM JAAC4094 Vaughn Science Lecture -- Dr. Christia Spears Brown will present: The Wide Lens of Discrimination: How a range of negative interactions similarly shape developmental health
September 30 10:00 AM JAAC4110 Beta Chi Club Meeting
October 24  10:00 AM Chapel Faith & Science Chapel with Audrey Bowden, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
-- co-sponsored by the College of Sciences & Mathematics
October 28  10:00 AM  JAAC4110 Beta Chi Club Meeting
November 18 10:00 AM  JAAC4110 Beta Chi Club Meeting
November 19   7:30 AM   Austin Peay University Tennessee Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting
November 30  Various times  Various
locations
Science Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS)

NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (NSTA) STUDENT CHAPTER

The purpose of the Belmont Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association is twofold.  The first goal is to promote scholarship in the sciences by creating resources for teachers to use in the classroom. We also plan on hosting demonstrations of science activities and providing tutoring for students both at Belmont and in the broader Nashville community. In doing so, we hope to share the joy of science with others. Secondly, we aspire to link all the science clubs and organizations at Belmont together through our diverse membership.

Find NSTA on Facebook!                        
Want to get involved?  Contact Ilyana Ilieva  

2016-2017 Club Officers:

President(s):  Sarah Cannavino (Fall 2016), Ilyana Ilieva (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
Vice-President/Outreach Coordinator:  Christopher Burdette
Secretary/Marketing Director: Mary Barber
Historian: Shannon Kelly

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Garrett

Fall 2016 Club Meetings
September 21 10-11 AM JAAC 4110 NSTA General Meeting
October 5 10-11 AM  JAAC 4110 NSTA General Meeting
October 19 10-11 AM JAAC 4110 NSTA General Meeting
November 2 10-11 AM JAAC 4110 NSTA General Meeting
November 16 10-11 AM JAAC 4110 NSTA General Meeting
November 30 10-11 AM JAAC 4110 NSTA General Meeting

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Bake Sale with founding club members
2014/2015 School Year
Volunteering at the Adventure Science
Center 2015/2016 School Year
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STEM Expo at MTSU
2015/2016 School Year

MLK Magnet High School Science
Demonstrations
 2015/16 School Year

Chapter membership requirements:

  • Open to all Belmont undergraduate students with an interest in science and/or education
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Attendance at a minimum of fifty percent of meetings
  • Chapter affiliation is received from this Belmont University chapter and members will be required to pay membership dues of $10 per year

National membership requirements:

  • Open to all Belmont undergraduate students with an interest in science and/or education
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Attendance at a minimum of fifty percent of meetings
  • National affiliation is received from the National Science Teachers Association directly and members will be required to pay membership dues directly to NSTA
  • If a member chooses to participate in national affiliation, the chapter affiliation dues will be waived

Beta Chi club members participated in the Academic Co-Curricular fair during Be Belmont Day on February 9th.  This admissions event gives prospective students the opportunity to explore all of the activities available on campus.