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…

Research Opportunities at NIH for Science Students

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is looking for science students with a passion to advance global health research in the 21st century for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, held February 5–8, 2018, in Bethesda, Maryland. Application deadline is…

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…

Outreach Report: Building awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

By Hannah Tam, Northeastern University With the Boston Marathon just around the corner in April 2016, Northeastern University organized a 5K run on campus. We realized this was the perfect opportunity for our ASBMB Student Chapters Day of Service outreach event, with approximately 200 runners and spectators spanning a very wide age range coming to…