Morristown, N.J. (May 11, 2016) – In late April, nine CSE biology majors were inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honors society, during a ceremony on campus witnessed by faculty, family, and friends.
Inducted were: Cristina Cordero, '16; Giuliana Cucciniello, '17; Marissa Gibson, '16; Kesi Gittens-Penny, '16; Jamie Perrucci, '17; Etienne Pike, '16; Divya Thakur '16; Fiorella Vasquez, '17, and Lorrian Porter, '17.
For induction, each student must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA in biology courses, promote scholarship of biology and dissemination of biological knowledge, and encourage research. The ceremony was organized by the officers of the Biology Club, advised by Tara P. Cominski, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.
"These young women maintained a high GPA in biology which is not an easy thing to do," says Dr. Cominski. "They earned being recognized for their hard work."
Beta Beta Beta, also known as TriBeta, was founded in 1922 and to date has inducted more than 200,000 members. The CSE chapter was established in 1954.