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Student Mental Health Panel Prevention & Resilience

Come hear CBS undergraduate student, among others, present on Student Mental Health Panel: Prevention & Resilience. The event is part of President Gabel's inauguration week (Sept 16-20) activities and is supported by Call to Mind, Minnesota Public Radio's initiative to foster new conversations around mental health. 

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Opportunity with Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Get involved with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers and connect with high school students interested in STEM fields. 


What: As part of the SASE Jr. Program, travel to Hmong College Prep Academy to encourage STEM careers for underrepresented Asian-heritage high school students. Participate in a college student panel and share your experiences.

When: Saturday, September 26th from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Two Student Research Positions Open in the Voytas Lab

Members of the Voytas lab on the St Paul Campus are currently looking for undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering systems in crop plants. This position is a great opportunity for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

Student Position in the Gralnick Lab

The Gralnick lab is looking for paid help with lab upkeep in dishwashing, autoclaving and making general reagents. Students interested should have weekday availability between the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on the St. Paul campus. Students can prepare to work about 6-8 hours per week in the lab.

Join the Integrated Metabolism Club

How can the amount of time you sleep affect your ability to perceive emotion? Why can a small compound in broccoli protect you from cancer? Can the time of day you exercise influence your ability to grow muscle? If any of these questions interest you, join the Integrated Metabolism club at our kick off meeting on to learn more about the intersection between science and a healthy lifestyle!

Green Corps: Applications open for 2019-2020 season

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Audubon Society, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate we will help you find a career with one for the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Reminder: Changes to GCD Course Offerings

Last spring the GCD Department announced a few changes to some of their course offerings. This provides students with a variety of course options in both fall and spring semesters. Please note that the following courses, which were previously offered as spring only courses, will now be offered in fall semesters: 

  • GCD 4034: Molecular Genetics and Genomics

  • GCD 4151: Molecular Biology of Cancer

  • GCD 4161: Developmental Biology

CBS Welcome Back BBQ

Join the CBS Student Board for some free hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers and good company to ring in the new school year!

Who: All CBS students, faculty and staff

When: Friday, September 13, 5-7 p.m.

Where: McNamara Plaza

Undergraduate research position in the Voytas Lab

The Voytas lab is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering, virology and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Join Ben Hayden's Neuroscience Lab

Join a neuroeconomics and decision making lab this fall and work with Dr. Ben Hayden. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduates to fill some volunteer research assistant positions starting. They are looking for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. About 6-10 hours per week. For more information, visit the lab website.