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Science Outreach Student Positions Available

The Science Outreach and Communication Intern will work with the CBS Outreach Programs Manger in the College of Biological Sciences to assist in the day to day operations of the college's outreach programs. This work will include collaborating with outreach program staff to prepare materials for outreach activities, to assist in the implementation of outreach programs, and to support the administrative tasks associated with the College’s outreach programs. 

Required qualifications:

Undergraduate TA positions in Biology Teaching and Learning

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning has several open Undergraduate Teaching Assistant positions for Biology 1001,1003 or 1009 in the Spring 2020 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. 

CBSelfie with Jocelyn Ricard

Multiple study abroad trips helped ground senior Jocelyn Ricard’s coursework and professional pursuits. 

Jocelyn Ricard

Year: Senior

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Major: Neuroscience

A Winding Road to Research

BMBB graduate student Joe Heili’s path to a Ph.D. has moved him around the University, but it hasn’t held him back from national accolades. 

Joe HeiliJoe Heili’s self-described “circuitous” Ph.D. path has moved him from CBS undergraduate to national acclaimed graduate student in a matter of years. The Ph.D.

Workshop for Future STEM Teachers

Steering STEM is an event for future K-12 teachers. This event focuses around combating bias in STEM education and providing tools and resources for teaching STEM. It will include a speaker and discussion, a panel of current STEM students, and hands-on practice with science experiments that could be used in a classroom. RSVP Here

When: Saturday, Nov 23, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Bruininks Hall (East Bank)

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Program Open House

Drop by anytime to learn more about research and career opportunities at the intersection of biological, computer and data sciences at the U and beyond. Learn about BICB and network with current graduate students from a wide range of research disciplines. The afternoon will include a poster session from current students, program information session, Q&A panel, and tours of UMN-TC labs and core facilities


Teaching Biology in a Classroom-less Class

Charlie Willis and Center for Online Biology Education collaborators aim to use experience in online education to push courses and web-based teaching forward.

Charlie Willis and David Kirkpatrick
Charlie Willis (left) and David Kirkpatrick (right) on the University of Minnesota campus. 

Team Shares Inclusive Science Communication Efforts

Representatives across multiple colleges recently presented at the Inclusive Science Communication Symposium in Kingston, RI. 

Can we leverage the power of Story (from The Story Collider) to impact how students view who does science? The short answer is, yes. Prof Sehoya Cotner (BTL), recently co-presented these findings with Azariah Yonas (3rd year student in College of Liberal Arts) at the national symposium.