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Undergraduate students

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

SEISMIC Launches New Undergraduate Internship Experience

Paid internship opportunity for undergraduate students

The Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses (SEISMIC) Scholars opportunity is a new, paid, remote summer research internship. It connects undergraduate students with SEISMIC members who are developing educational tools and conducting research to understand how to enhance equity and inclusion in large, STEM introductory courses.

Enroll in May Term Course GCD 5111: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy

Earn 3 credits in a 3 week intensive online lab course. Learn all you ever wanted to know about microscopy and data analysis but were too afraid to ask. Registration for summer courses opens February 25.

Fluorescence microscopy is an indispensable technique in the Biological Sciences that is used for studying proteins and cells in their physiological state. While fluorescence microscopy is commonly employed for observing molecules or disease progression, its real strength lies in the ability to reveal quantitative information.

Join BioBuds

BioBuds is a mentorship program within CBS intended to help foster a sense of community and guidance. First and second year students will be matched with third and fourth year students who will be available to answer questions, give feedback, and provide guidance on a range of topics including research, classes, and much more.


If you want a buddy or want to be a buddy, apply by Feb 12.

Philip C. Hamm Plant Sciences Scholarships Available

The Philip C. Hamm Scholarship program recognizes excellence in the plant sciences.  Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available for undergraduate students; scholarships of up to $2,000 are available for graduate students.  Complete details are available at

Applications (undergraduate students) and nominations (graduate students; to be submitted through the Directors of Graduate Studies) are due March 15, 2021.

Lab Girl Book Discussion

Join CBS Student Services for a spring book discussion on Lab Girl by Hope Jahren from 4-5 p.m. on March 31. The book is a memoir about Jahren’s life in the lab working with trees, flowers, soil, and seeds. To make the book accessible to you, CBS will provide 20 students with a copy of the book, to register for a book go to