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…

Free biochemistry online course from HarvardX

HarvardX is offering a free online course, Principles of Biochemistry, starting June 5 on edX.org. Participants in this 15-week, self-paced course will explore the molecules of life, starting with building blocks and culminating in complex metabolism and associated diseases. The course is taught by Harvard professors Alain Viel, senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular…

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…

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…

How can you prevent Zika virus infection?

Photo credit: Microscope With Zika Virus by Rattikankeawpun (FreeDigitalPhotos.net) By Isabel M. Zaru-Roque Zika virus has made many headlines over the past few months. As a student, this information can be overwhelming and may leave you feeling helpless. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have the information you need…