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Undergraduate students

Here you will find a collection of news, information and updates for College of Biological Sciences undergraduate students.

Student Mental Health Panel Prevention & Resilience

Come hear CBS undergraduate student, among others, present on Student Mental Health Panel: Prevention & Resilience. The event is part of President Gabel's inauguration week (Sept 16-20) activities and is supported by Call to Mind, Minnesota Public Radio's initiative to foster new conversations around mental health. 

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Opportunity with Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Get involved with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers and connect with high school students interested in STEM fields. 


What: As part of the SASE Jr. Program, travel to Hmong College Prep Academy to encourage STEM careers for underrepresented Asian-heritage high school students. Participate in a college student panel and share your experiences.

When: Saturday, September 26th from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Two Student Research Positions Open in the Voytas Lab

Members of the Voytas lab on the St Paul Campus are currently looking for undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering systems in crop plants. This position is a great opportunity for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

Student Position in the Gralnick Lab

The Gralnick lab is looking for paid help with lab upkeep in dishwashing, autoclaving and making general reagents. Students interested should have weekday availability between the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on the St. Paul campus. Students can prepare to work about 6-8 hours per week in the lab.

Reminder: Changes to GCD Course Offerings

Last spring the GCD Department announced a few changes to some of their course offerings. This provides students with a variety of course options in both fall and spring semesters. Please note that the following courses, which were previously offered as spring only courses, will now be offered in fall semesters: 

  • GCD 4034: Molecular Genetics and Genomics

  • GCD 4151: Molecular Biology of Cancer

  • GCD 4161: Developmental Biology

CBS Welcome Back BBQ

Join the CBS Student Board for some free hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers and good company to ring in the new school year!

Who: All CBS students, faculty and staff

When: Friday, September 13, 5-7 p.m.

Where: McNamara Plaza

Join Ben Hayden's Neuroscience Lab

Join a neuroeconomics and decision making lab this fall and work with Dr. Ben Hayden. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduates to fill some volunteer research assistant positions starting. They are looking for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. About 6-10 hours per week. For more information, visit the lab website.

A STEM Standout

CBS undergraduate Macy Vollbrecht shares her thoughts on receiving the Astronaut Scholarship and her interest in genetics. 

Macy Vollbrecht

This scholarship will aid toward your research endeavors. What are you planning to use this scholarship for and what draws you to that area of research? What are you hoping to find?

Undergraduate research opportunities in conservation biology

Ruth Shaw Lab

Interested in gaining research experience? Want to learn about plant adaptation to climate change? Apply for a position in the Ruth G. Shaw Lab! The lab is seeking research volunteers to work 6-10 hours per week during Fall 2019. These positions offer skill building opportunities in field and laboratory work 

2019 Life Sciences Graduate School Fair

Life Sciences Graduate School Fair

CBS is excited to announce that we are hosting the third annual 2019 Life Sciences Graduate School Fair on Friday, September 13, 2019! The purpose of this fair is bring together high quality master and Ph.D.