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Fall 2017: WRIT 4664W Science, Medical, and Health Writing

If you're interested in combining your knowledge of science with your passion for writing, look no further than WRIT 4664W.

In this three-credit offering, you will read various kinds of science, medical, and health writing; develop heuristics, grounded in rhetorical theory for science, medical, and health writing; and research, draft, and write a variety of science, medical, and health genres for a range of audiences using print and multimodal outlets.

The course consists of four modules: 

Fall 2017: Take a Career-Related Course!

Get ready for life after graduating by enrolling Biology 2001 or Biology 3610 this fall!

BIOL 2001 Career Planning for Biologists: Fall 2017 Tuesdays 3:35-4:25

Want to make progress on your career planning but are overwhelmed with where to start? Consider registering for Biology 2001!  This one-credit pass/fail course provides students structure to engage in career decision-making and planning while breaking down the process into manageable steps.

Spots Open in Coral Reef Ecology Course

There are two to three spots left on the Winter-Break course, "Coral Reef Ecology" in the field. Specifically, the group travels to Roatan, in the Honduran Bay Islands, and spend 9 days diving, becoming Reef-Check certified "Eco Divers," conducting a bit of research, and learning about various underwater habitats. It's an amazing course!

Dates this year are 12/30/17 - 1/8/18

The group stays at Anthony's Key, which is fabulous, and have unlimited shore diving, plus 2 or more boat dives each day, weather permitting.

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy - Fall 2017

Fluorescence microscopy is an essential technique to probe the inner workings of cells and tissues. Yet, few students have a clear grasp of how a fluorescent microscope works and how to quantitatively analyze the large data sets it generates. You will learn ‘hands on’ the inner workings of fluorescent microscopes, how to set up and acquire fluorescent images using microscopes, and how to quantitatively analyze image data using FIJI (ImageJ) software. Graduate students will gain confidence in the acquisition and quantitative analysis of their own image data.

MICB 4131 Immunology Fall 2017

Learn how the immune system works and how immunity is important for cancer, transplantation, vaccines, autoimmunity and microbiomes in MICB 4131 during fall 2017. This three-credit course meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30-3:20 p.m.

Four Summer Career Tips from the CBS Career Team

If you're getting close to graduation:

  • Update your résumé (don't wait until the perfect job for you is about to close their application!)
  • Create a Linked-In account
  • Conduct a practice interview with a career coach
  • Clean up social media (especially if you are a job seeker)

If you're exploring careers:

2017 Foundations of Biology Poster Sessions

Students present in Biology 3004

Hear about the hands-on research experiences of CBS undergraduates at the spring 2017 Biology 3004 poster sessions. Students will talk about their research and findings from group projects done in the course. The poster sessions this spring include:

New Research Group Management Course

Professional development for postdoctoral scientists and senior graduate students

This CBS professional development course, led by Carrie Wilmot and Jennifer Powers is aimed at postdoctoral scientists and senior graduate students who envision transitioning to a project or group leadership position in academia, industry, or government research.