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Blending Science and Public Policy

Three CBS students learn the ropes of science-based public policy with the Freshwater Society


When you think of someone pursuing public policy, you might conjure up an image of a political science or public affairs student. CBS alumna Katherine Himes, however, wants to bring scientists into this notion. 

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2020


This fall semester presents personal and professional challenges for every member of this community. No one is untouched by the incredible upheaval caused by this pandemic. We feel its effects keenly as a research university where labs are typically buzzing with faculty and students. Nevertheless, we adapt and move ahead when and where we can. Even as we continue to navigate constraints and uncertainties, there are bright spots that inspire optimism and hope as we find ways to advance our mission.

A Boost for Biotech

A new building on the St. Paul campus will expand the capacity of the UMN BioTechnology Institute’s Biotechnology Resource Center and grow the University’s biotechnology footprint.


Tucked away in the basement of the Gortner Laboratory on the University’s St. Paul campus, the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) is easy to miss. But for nearly four decades, the center has been providing microbial cell production and downstream processing services to UMN researchers and industry partners.

CBS BioBuds

Engage with the CBS community this fall. 

First year students — get paired with a student who knows the ropes of CBS. They will answer questions, talk about their experiences in CBS and offer support/guidance on your journey.

Third/Fourth/Fifth year students — serve as a “buddy” for first-year students. 


Applications due October 21, 2020. Apply at z.umn.edu/BioBuds2020

 

Organized by the CBS Student Board.

 

Basic coding and machine learning workshop

Join Charosa, Engineering World Health and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, for a basic coding and machine learning workshop. This is targeted towards biological and other pre-health students with no experience in each.

The workshop is a 3 part series spanning held on October 14, 21 and 28 1from 6 - 7:30 p.m. CT. It is held via Zoom.

Fall 2020 CBS Pre-Health Career Week

Get ready for your future career in a medical field.

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Start planning for your career in medicine during the CBS Pre-Health Career Week. Whether you plan to work in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, public health, policy or beyond, you can take advantage of the programming available October 12-16.

Fall 2020 CBS Career Exploration Week

Get a jumpstart on your career planning and exploration the first week of October. 

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Start your career planning and preparations this fall and join in on a series of events during the CBS Career Exploration week October 5-8.