By Dr. James T. Hazzard and Andrew Hausrath, University of Arizona Due to significant generational differences, a major challenge for us older folks at the university and college level is effectively sharing our passion for science and how to prepare high school students for the college experience.
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 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 David D. Iaea and Natalya Gertsik Each year, we have the opportunity to meet the incoming class of graduate students and witness their optimism and ambition. By the time we cross paths again, many of them are looking for jobs outside academia or considering dropping out to work on Wall Street.
By P.H. Grey In May, an undergrad who spent three years in our lab finished her last experiment and made the last update in her lab notebook. It was a bittersweet day.
By Kelly Hallstrom, University of Massachusetts Medical School Dear newbie graduate students, To all of you about to start on the exciting, confusing, rollercoaster-of-emotions path of graduate school, I’d like to share some advice and lessons I’ve learned (and am still learning!) during my own experience as a graduate student in biological sciences.
By Paula Rincon A few years ago, tofu and tempeh were the only protein alternatives available to vegetarians and anyone who wanted to cut back on meat.
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…