Outreach Review: Encouraging Interest in Science in Elementary Age Children

By Gabrielle Voithofer, Salisbury University According to the STEM Education Coalition, jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math occupy 1/5 of all jobs in the U.S. workforce. The STEM career field is expected to grow as much as 13% from 2012–2022. However, there is a disconnection between U.S. students and interest in STEM related topics…

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…

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…