MELBOURNE, FLA. — Seven members of Florida Tech’s Sigma Psi chapter of Tri Beta competed in paper and poster presentations recently at the Tri-Beta
Southeastern Regional Convention in Spartanburg, S.C. Two students, Andrea Cross and John Santiago, earned top awards.
All the students are undergraduate biological sciences majors. Tri-Beta is the national biological sciences honor society.
Cross earned the Brooks Award, first place for a paper presentation, and Santiago won the Johnson Award, first place for a poster presentation. Each was
awarded a $750 travel grant to attend the National Convention in Cincinnati in late May 2008.
Additionally, the chapter took home the Yokley Award for more than 25 years of continuous active membership; the Chapter History Award for the best
historical scrapbook; and the Travel Gavel Award for the chapter that traveled furthest to the meeting.
The other five presenting students were Jennifer Hemphill, Stephen Jones, Mary McKuen, Britney Pennington and Philina Richardson. The faculty advisor is
Michael Grace, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences.