Putting your best poster forward

By Jessica Waninger-Saroni, St. Mary’s University Jessica received honorable mention in the 2014 ASBMB poster competition for Enzyme Mechanisms and Chemical Biology Best Thematic Poster Award. She presented her poster, “The crystal structure of SOD5; an unusual copper-only superoxide dismutase.” After countless hours spent in the lab doing experimental procedures, it can seem daunting to…

From a Common Science Student to a Campus Leader

By Paula Rincon Many undergraduates think of school as a place to attend lectures, take exams, and receive homework assignments. Science majors especially devote long hours to studying because they usually intend to pursue graduate degrees whose admission requirements emphasize a strong GPA and academic honors that can only be achieved through hard work. But…

Beating the Competition II: Tips for Presenting at Research Conferences

By Angelica Omaiye, Seattle University With your beautiful, award winning poster prepared, are you ready for the 2013 ASBMB Annual Meeting? If this is to be your first time attending a science meeting, don’t sweat! I had absolutely no idea what to expect or do when I arrived at my first conference, but once I got…

From a Common Science Student to a Campus Leader

By Paula Rincon Many undergraduates think of school as a place to attend lectures, take exams, and receive homework assignments. Science majors especially devote long hours to studying because they usually intend to pursue graduate degrees whose admission requirements emphasize a strong GPA and academic honors that can only be achieved through hard work. But…