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Life after Nature of Life

CBS alum Rob Kulhanek welcomed thousands of incoming CBS students to Itasca. Now he's helping science startups get off the ground.

Rob Kulhanek (B.S. Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, '14) at New York University.

Tilman award recipient named

Kristin Gabel receives 2018 Sarah Tilman Memorial Science Teacher Award

Kristin Gabel, a science teacher at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Sarah L. Tilman Memorial Science Teacher Award. The College of Biological Sciences offers the award annually to recognize a secondary science educator for their excellence in teaching and mentoring, along with $2,000 to advance their teaching mission. CBS first-year students can nominate their high school educators for the award.

The Story Behind the Scientist with Katie Fixen

Katie Fixen

There are two absolutes in science: Failure is frequent and inevitable.

“A lot of what you do [day-to-day] in the lab doesn’t work,” says Dr. Katie Fixen, a microbiologist who recently joined the Plant and Microbial Biology Department on the St. Paul campus.

Cedar Creek Wildlife Survey weekend training and survey retreat

September 21-23, all day

Interested in learning more about wildlife tracking and how to identify Minnesotan animals from their tracks and sign? Join expert certified wildlife trackers for a fun-filled weekend of classroom and field instruction, real surveys, socializing and more! Details will be available on the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project's website later in the summer. RSVP required, and shared housing is available at a minimal cost. RSVP here.