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EDU-STEM Network Launches

Participants from higher education institutions across the country recently met at the U of M to discuss future directions for research.

Cissy Ballen and Sehoya Cotner

Sehoya Cotner and Cissy Ballen

A Growing Toolbox

New grant will greatly enhance monitoring of lakes at research field stations.

For a musician, new instruments bring uneasy weeks of adjusting. For a scientist, they bring sleepless nights of hatching research ideas. Scientific instruments can sit on a lab bench or at the surface of a lake and are tools researchers use to understand our world.

Building Bridges and Educating Educators

Carrie Wilmot leads NIH-funded postdoctoral program to train future faculty and increase student diversity.

This fall, the University launched a new education and research program that aims to build bridges in the world of higher education.

A Sample Strain and a Lasting Legacy

Former University faculty member Marty Dworkin’s microbiology legacy lives on in the kegs of a local taproom.

Dworkin group
Front row from left to right: Caleb Levar, Tim Brickman, Daniel Bond, Jeffrey Gralnick; back: Niko Tonks of Fair State Brewing

College Recognizes Outstanding Postdocs

Awards given for research, teaching, outreach and service.

The College hosted the inaugural CBS Postdoc Appreciation Celebration September 21. Postdocs received awards for research, teaching, outreach and service. The recipients are:

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2017

What are you most excited about at the moment?

We officially kick off the Campaign for the College of Biological Sciences later this week at our annual Recognition and Appreciation Dinner. Our campaign is part of the University’s $4-billion fundraising effort. We have already received several major gifts including $50,000 for the CBS Conservatory and $50,000 for the Minnesota Ecology Walk at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. The campaign website is up and running. Have a look!