2017 ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition winners

By Nadine Gombakomba The 21st annual Undergraduate Poster Competition was held on April 22, 2017, at the ASBMB annual meeting in Chicago. More than 200 undergraduates presented their research. One winner and four honorable mentions were selected in four research categories. Category 1: Proteins and Enzymes Winner: Sarah Glass, Kalamazoo College Honorable mention: Sarah Baker, University…

Funding undergraduate work

By Nadine Gombakomba Editor’s note: The 2017 application deadline for the ASBMB Undergraduate Research Award is March 6. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Research Award funds students who are doing summer research projects. The undergraduate students are members of the ASBMB Student Chapters program and do research in the laboratory of an…

Application open for Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring network

The Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network is a joint venture among the American Society for Cell Biology and several other life science professional societies that focuses on developing active learning strategies for reform of the traditional lecture classroom. PALM provides faculty and postdoctoral fellows with resources that allow them to gain hands-on experience and…

Regional meeting report: The Active Site

By Kristian Teichert Editor’s note: The Northeast Regional Meeting was supported by the ASBMB Student Chapters Regional Meeting Award. The 2017 application deadline is Jan. 13. On Oct. 16, 2016, the ASBMB student chapter at Northeastern University hosted the ASBMB Student Chapters Northeast Regional Meeting, called The Active Site. The purpose of this meeting was…

Undergraduate scholarship program opens in January

The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Eligibility requirements…

Announcing the winners of the ASBMB Student Chapters T-shirt contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 ASBMB Student Chapters T-shirt contest! The winning design was “Viruses,” created by the Texas Tech University chapter. T-shirts featuring their design will be sold at the 2017 ASBMB annual meeting in Chicago. The chapter will receive 10 free T-shirts. Congratulations! The “Hipster Scientist” design created by…

Time management for the modern millennial

By Isabel Zaru-Roque I’m the first one to admit that time management can be difficult. Classes, studying, spending time with friends and extracurricular activities can strain the modern millennial. Keeping a balanced lifestyle rarely seems like an option when meals consist of fast food and study schedules impede sleep. However, Forbes and the American Psychological…