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…

To Infinity and Beyond: Where Biochemistry Can Take You

By Mariam Ayyash and Amal Algahmi, University of Michigan-Dearborn The biochemistry program at University of Michigan-Dearborn (UMD) has always been considered one of the toughest degrees on campus. Yet every year, a large percentage of students entering the natural sciences program choose biochemistry as a major. So, what is it about biochemistry that attracts so…

Recruiting Weekend Rewind

By Jane Naberhuis, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois For those applying to graduate school, this is the time of year when invitations to attend a recruitment weekend are sent to prospective students. For some, this may be a very exciting opportunity. For others, like me, the invitation to spend an entire weekend with a bunch of…