Fall 2021 CBS Circles

CBS Circles are small groups of juniors, seniors, and transfer students who meet regularly to learn, develop, and connect with one another. Each Fall 2021 Circle below is focused around a specific topic or goal, which was proposed by the student listed in the description. Each Circle will need to have a minimum of two participants in Fall 2021 in order to be offered. Meetings will be one hour long, online or in person (to be determined by all of the participants), and will meet every other week starting the week of October 3. The days/times of the meetings will be scheduled in collaboration with the facilitator and the other participants in the Circle.


If you are a CBS junior, senior, or transfer student, complete the sign-up form by Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 p.m. CST to participate in any of the CBS Circles this fall.


 

  • Phenomena of Science

    Every other week meetings throughout Fall 2021 (5 total meetings). Facilitated by Nickolas Erickson-Cancino, a Microbiology major.

    In this every other week Circle, we will learn about the strangest scientific experiments, both historical and contemporary. By looking at examples such as the fruit fly antenna + leg experiment or perhaps the fake Breaking Bad research paper that somehow got published, we can understand more about the goals of these interesting projects. Participants will be urged to use their imaginations, discover more, and consider what is possible in science. 

  • What is your "Plan B" if You Don't Get Into Medical School

    Every other week meetings throughout Fall 2021 (5 total meetings). Facilitated by Kenzie Drahos, a Neuroscience major.

    In this every other week Circle, we will explore options to pursue if medical school falls through. On average, only 40% of all applicants are accepted into medical school. We can explore options such as the process of reapplying to medical school, pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree, or looking at other careers in medicine or healthcare. This Circle will help participants reduce stress and be prepared for alternative career options.  

  • Women and Healthcare Book Nook

    Every other week meetings throughout Fall 2021 (5 total meetings). Facilitated by Josie Minnerath, a Biology major.

    In this every other week Circle, students will read and discuss different books, fiction or non-fiction, that focus on women in science or women in healthcare. We will read on our own and then come together in the Circle meetings to discuss the different topics and underlying issues of the book/chapters. Books will be provided to all participants.