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Undergraduate students

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

Optometry Virtual Fair

A free Optometry Virtual Fair hosted by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry will be held on June 12, 2018. Talk with school represtentaitves through live chat, get questions answered and find out which Doctor of Optometry Program is best for you.

InSciEd Out Hosts Collaborative Poster Session

Elementary and middle school students and Foundations of Biology undergraduates swapped research findings at a recent poster session day.

InSciEd Out Poster Session

InSciEd Out, the organization aiming to encourage K-12 students to explore STEM in the classroom and beyond through experiential learning, recently hosted its first-annual poster session in collaboration with unde

App Jam

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center is hosting App Jam, an informal time for students to come and work on their online graduate school applications, ask questions, and eat some pizza. Find out more information!

CBS Announces 2018 TA Award Winners

The College recognizes five exceptional TAs with 2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.


Each year, the College of Biological Sciences recognizes teaching assistants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience. This year's recipients include:

Josie Griffin

Ecology Evolution and Behavior graduate student
Teaching assistant in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior 3409

Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. 

2000-Level Stem Cell Course to be Offered Fall Semester

If you are still thinking about courses in the fall semester, a special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in fall 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.