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TriBeta NE-1 District Convention
The Beta Beta Beta, District NE-1 Convention will be hosted at the College of Mount Saint Vincent on
April 26, 2014.

Instructions for Presenters
1. An undergraduate student can present either a platform paper (oral) or a poster paper at the Convention. The platform papers will be delivered in a 100-seat lecture room in Science Hall. Platform presentations are 15 minutes in length with 5 additional minutes for questions.

2. Presenters are eligible for consideration for the Frank G. Brooks Award (platform) or the John C. Johnson Award (poster) if the presenter is a TriBeta member. If the presenter would like to be considered for an award, s/he must submit proof of membership (e.g., a copy of the certificate and/or membership card and/or advisors copy of the membership receipt from the national office) when the abstract is submitted. Proof of membership should be scanned and emailed to

3. Each student who is presenting a platform paper or a poster paper must complete an Author Data Sheet. The completed form should be emailed to the Convention Director, Dr. Patricia Grove, at or faxed to  (718) 405-3719.

4. Instructions for submitting abstracts. (Deadline: March 31, 2014)

The abstract must be submitted as an attachment to an email sent to Please include TriBeta Abstract in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, include:
  • Your name
  • Your school
  • Your chapter
  • Title of the presentation
  • Whether the presentation will be a platform paper or a poster

DO NOT paste the abstract into the body of the email.  The abstract attachment should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Type the abstract in 9-point Ariel font (Times Roman if Ariel is not available) with margins of 1 inch right and 2-1/2 inches left. Do not place hard returns at ends of the lines; allow word wrapping. The abstract cannot exceed 200 words. For examples of the proper form, see below.

Abstracts will be used as printed, so make sure to proofread them carefully; no corrections will be made. Each abstract from a chapter must be submitted in a separate email.

Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2014.

Abstract Examples
Example I:

Geiman, Anna M., Mu Iota, Northern Kentucky University. Evaluation of methods to test common skin antiseptics.

Antiseptic hand sanitizers were tested for effectiveness using the Kirby-Bauer disk method. Previous studies have shown this method to be effective in the evaluation of microbial growth inhibition. However, the volatile nature …

Example II:
Farris, Jason and Robert Tompkins, Tau Upsilon, Belmont Abbey College. An ecological study of Magnolia macrophylla Michaux (Big Leaf Magnolia) in Gaston County, NC.

Big Leaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla Michaux) has the largest leaf of any North American tree species. Its range includes the southeastern United States. In North Carolina, it is predominantly found in Gaston County located …

Checklist for presenters

Send conference materials to by March 31, 2014.

Should you choose one of the following suggested accommodations, please make your reservation directly with the inn: