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Undergraduate students

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

Become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant!

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning has approximately 15 open positions of Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Biology 1001,1003 or 1009 in the Fall 2019 semester.  The essential qualifications for these positions are advanced undergraduate standing (junior or senior carrying at least six credits) and completion of at least Biol 1951/1961 (or equivalent).  Successful candidates typically have more experience in biology through additional coursework, jobs, or research. 

Creating Effective Science Stories with MPR

On Monday, March 11, GCC 3016/5016 is hosting MPR Producer Julie Siple and reporter Elizabeth Dunbar for a discussion on creating effective science stories.

Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Location: VBS room 145

Bioethics Undergraduate Group Meeting

The Bioethics Undergraduate Group will be hosting its next open meeting on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Memorial Union 301! We will be learning about ethics regarding use of animals as research subjects. Food will be provided.

Lindahl Academic Center Tutors

The Lindahl Academic Center is recruiting tutors for summer and fall 2019! They are looking for tutors from a wide variety of programs and majors such as:

  • Carlson
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • and many others!

They are looking for graduate students, seniors, juniors and sophomores with strong academic performance. Apply now!

Bioinformatic Analysis Summer Course

Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline that integrates molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and computational biology. It provides the tools that scientists need to make use of the overwhelming quantity of biological data being put on online in recent years. Bioinformatics has revolutionized gene discovery and analysis, and has become an essential component of a molecular biologist’s training.

Hamm Scholarship 

Available for students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. This is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. Non renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for qualified undergraduate students and up to $2,000 for qualified graduate students. Deadline March 15, 2019. Application and information can be found here.

REU in the Borer/Seabloom Laboratory

What is the project?
The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting lab and/or field experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, the team is asking how ecological factors influence the transmission of disease and the resulting communities of pathogens. Ecological factors of interest include the fertilization and diversity of plants, the abundance and diversity of aphid vectors, and potential interactions among viruses within infected hosts.

The REU position will include training in:

CBS Town Hall on Curriculum

Join the CBS Student Board on March 12 from 6-7 p.m. in Mayo A110 to discuss your thoughts and opinions about your academic experience in CBS with your peers and members of the CBS faculty. Free Raising Cane's and Noodles and Company will be provided!