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Undergraduate students

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

Brain Club Professional Panel

Brain Club, an undergraduate student group, will be hosting a Professionals Panel on Thursday, February 15 at 5 p.m. in MCB 2-120. The panel consists of research and medical professionals working in the cognitive sciences who will speak about their careers paths, current responsibilities, and will address student questions. All are welcome, and Bruegger’s Bagels will be served. This event is supported by the CBS Student Board.

Welcome Week Leader Applications

Looking for a unique opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, gain 100+ volunteer hours, and help create a seamless transition for the Class of 2022? Please consider becoming a 2018 Welcome Week Leader (WWL)! As a WWL you will deepen your awareness of your own strengths and leadership style, as well as practice facilitation techniques to build connections and community.

Drop-In Advising Updates

Dear students,

Hope your semester is off to a great start! We wanted to let you know of a few changes to appointments and scheduling we have made to provide you more flexibility and greater access to student services.

• In the past, if you have been more than 10 minutes late, we have asked you to reschedule the appointment. Moving forward, you can make use of whatever time is left of the appointment when you arrive. If your appointment is required for a specific reason, you may need a followup appointment to meet the requirement.

CBS Commuter Student Game "Night"

Thursday, February 22
3:30-5:30 p.m.
432A Bruininks Hall

The College of Biological Sciences is excited to host a special game "night" for commuter students from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22! This event will feature a variety of games to play with your CBS peers while you enjoy some pizza and snacks. This event is intended to be flexible, so feel free to drop in for a short visit or plan to stay and play games for the full 2-hours, whatever works best for your schedule. We can't wait to see you there!

Itasca 2018 Summer Student Employee Position

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is seeking a Summer Student Employee for Summer 2018. (Beginning no later than May 20 and departing no earlier than August 25, 2018.)

Hours will vary and will generally range from 25 – 40 hours per week, and also requires the ability to work weekends and evenings.

CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns

CBS Student Services will be hosting their spring CBS Study Abroad Lunch and Learns on February 26 - March 1, 2018 from 12-1pm in 3-104 MCB.

During these lunch time information sessions, you will hear from past CBS students who have studied abroad, learn about the programs from the staff who work with them, and find out why they work so well for CBS majors. Information on scholarships will be covered too! Below are the sessions for this semester:

Astronaut Scholarship

Each year the University of Minnesota is invited to put forward two students to compete for a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.  These students must be sophomores or juniors who show outstanding promise for careers in research in the natural or applied sciences, engineering or mathematics. No special consideration is given to students in astronautical engineering. Applicants must be U.S.

Acara Challenge Application

The Acara Challenge, an annual competition that awards up to $5,500 to UMN students working to solve social and environmental challenges, is now accepting applications for 2018. All current degree-seeking UMN students are invited to apply by the February 4 deadline. The competition will occur February 27 - March 1, 2018.

Learn more and apply by visiting the Acara Challenge webpage.