By Melissa Harnois, University of Arizona Each summer, the University of Arizona Biochemistry Club hosts BlastOff!, a week long summer camp which is offered free of charge to middle school students from low-income areas of Tucson.
By Rosie Wenrich, Marymount Manhattan College Marymount Manhattan College is a small liberal arts college in New York City with a growing biology program. The biology major consists of 40-50 students, allowing ample amounts of one-on-one attention for students and teachers, as well as multiple in-house research opportunities.
By Andrea, Anastasio, ASBMB Morgan Stark, Otterbein University, is a recipient of the 2015 ASBMB Undergraduate Research award. Morgan shares on the importance of undergraduate research experience.
By Philip S. Clifford, University of Illinois at Chicago Sports teams would never go into competition, military units would never go into battle and contractors would never construct a building without having detailed plans. Why should a young scientist’s career be any different?
By Shane Falcinelli, University of Maryland, College Park So you have been accepted to that summer research internship you applied for? Congratulations! You have worked hard to get to this point. But now what? You may have questions like these: “How can I be successful this summer? Will my supervisor like me? What will be…
By Andrea Anastasio, ASBMB Kaelan Brennan, Purdue University, is a recipient of the 2015 ASBMB Undergraduate Research award. He shares how his love of science began and offers advice to undergraduates thinking of pursuing research.
By Andrew Macintyre, ASBMB The rich variety of perspectives and experiences that make up a diverse scientific community tend to enhance innovation. Indeed, we can all learn from those with different skill sets and different cultural, educational and social backgrounds.
By Jim Lawrence, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point The first step to organizing a successful outreach event is to decide in what event your chapter is most interested. This could sound like a silly first step, but there may be some very good reasons for your choice. Any event is more meaningful when the organizers…
By Tin Lok Wong, Universities of Shady Grove Dr. Stephanie Mathews (Scientific Program Manager, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) asked the audience, “Do I look like I’m a scientist?”
By Kathleen Ackert, Siena College “I think.” These two words were humbly written in Charles Darwin’s field journal, just above what we now call the first phylogenetic tree. Charles Darwin made a set of observations about birds when he first arrived in the Galápagos Islands that still hold true today.