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Hamm Scholarship 

Available for students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. This is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. Non renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for qualified undergraduate students and up to $2,000 for qualified graduate students. Deadline March 15, 2019. Application and information can be found here.

REU in the Borer/Seabloom Laboratory

What is the project?
The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting lab and/or field experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, the team is asking how ecological factors influence the transmission of disease and the resulting communities of pathogens. Ecological factors of interest include the fertilization and diversity of plants, the abundance and diversity of aphid vectors, and potential interactions among viruses within infected hosts.

The REU position will include training in:

CBS Town Hall on Curriculum

Join the CBS Student Board on March 12 from 6-7 p.m. in Mayo A110 to discuss your thoughts and opinions about your academic experience in CBS with your peers and members of the CBS faculty. Free Raising Cane's and Noodles and Company will be provided!

Sustainability Film Series 2019: RiverBlue

Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. This documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. It focuses on the power of water and the importance it has in multiple cultures, while exploring the international inequity of manufacturing processes, global consumerism and capitalism.

Join the Botany Bus!

Visit third graders at Weaver Lake Elementary, a STEM magnet school, to deliver plants and talk to them about plants from biomes and their adaptations. The visit takes place on April 24 from 10-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Bioethics Undergraduate Group Meeting

The Bioethics Undergraduate Group will be hosting its second open meeting next Wednesday, February 27 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Memorial Union 301! The meeting will be centered around research ethics cases and eating pizza! Please RSVP to the Facebook event here.