Four TXWES students present at TriBeta Regional Competition 2019
Four Texas Wesleyan University biology majors participated in the annual district competition of the Beta Beta Beta National Biology Society. Texas Wesleyan students are members of the Sigma Theta chapter of TriBeta. Texas university chapters compete in the District 2 poster and oral presentation judging.
All four students are graduating seniors. The regional competition saw the participation of twenty institutions and more than sixty presentations. Nancy Huynh presented her research on the effect of alcohol-containing mouthwash on Streptococcus sobrinus biofilm formation. Toi Nguyen presented his research on the Identification and Distribution of Wolbachia in natural Culex quinquefasciatus populations in Tarrant County, and earned a second place award in the poster presentation. Ruqea Saheb described the Change in Oral Microflora in Response to Coffee Intake. Keith Tittle demonstated that iNaturalist is an effective ecological tool in his presentation entitled Species-area Relationships across Conserved lands in Texas: Does iNaturalist Work?
Texas Wesleyan University’s Sigma Theta chapter is presided over by Silvester Rodriguez, Lee-Ann Notice and Toi Nguyen and was created by Dr. Mary Ann Clark early in the 1980s.