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Prom Brings Out Science Students’ Inner Geek

The Belmont Tri-Beta Club hosted the first ever School of Sciences Nerd Prom on April 7. Guests wore their most nerdy attire including pocket protectors, glasses, plaid pants and suspenders. Creative uses of lab equipment such test tubes filled with glow sticks and beakers containing colorful liquids were used as decorations. And fittingly, the Period Table of Elements served as the perfect backdrop for taking prom portraits. The event was a fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University.

The Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society provides opportunities for students to learn about careers, to have social events, to develop leadership skills and to provide service to the community in areas of biological importance. Dr. Steve Murphree, professor of biology, serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.