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Big River Continuum

Two field stations at opposite ends of the Mississippi River launch a scientist-artist exchange to explore our connection to — and impact on — the iconic waterway.

Ships on Mississippi River

Checking in With Dean Forbes - October 2019


I can no longer be in denial - summer is over! Crowded Connector buses, students studying before class, and seminar flyers lining the halls are sure signs that fall semester is in full swing. It’s a busy time for all. While I know our to-do lists are overflowing this time of year, I hope you will all take a few minutes to participate in the forthcoming Employee Engagement Survey. 

U of M faculty continue to lead in STEM education

A new NSF-funded research collaboration will focus on identifying issues relating to equity and diversity in undergraduate STEM classrooms.

A collaborative research network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is just getting underway this fall with 14 institutions participating. The network allows educational researchers to escape institutional silos and collectively explore how undergraduate STEM classrooms can support students from all backgrounds. 

CBS Student Board Hosts Town Hall

The CBS Student Board wants to hear your feedback on joining and participating in research on campus! 

What: CBS Town Hall (Topic: Getting involved in research as students)

Who: All CBS students, faculty, and staff

When: Tuesday October 8th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Bruininks Hall 432

*Free food from Raising Cane's and Noodles & Company will be provided!*

CBSelfie with Reed Grumann

Through his extracurricular activities and coursework, junior Reed Grumann aims to combine his dual interests of advocacy and science.

Reed-Grumann

Year
Junior

Hometown
Yardley, Pennsylvania 

Major
Microbiology and Political Science

CBS Commuter Student Lunch Hour

CBS commuter students, eat lunch together this Thursday! Bring your lunch, play games and connect with other commuter students within CBS. 

When: Thursday, October 3rd (and first Thursday of each month) from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: 3-104 Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

Future 2019 Dates: November 7th and December 5th.

 

Undergraduate Lab Assistant for Genetics Research Lab

The Greenstein lab is looking for an undergraduate student worker to support our lab infrastructure needed for genetic research using C. elegans. This is an ideal opportunity for undergraduates with a strong interest in biomedical research. Work hours are flexible, but are typically 6-10 hours per week. To apply for this position, please go to the student job site and search for job #333344.

Research position in the Voytas Lab

The Voytas Lab is looking for undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genome engineering and tissue-culture free gene editing in monocot plants, like corn, rice, switchgrass and etc.. 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:

Alumni at Work: Daniel Ackerman

Daniel Ackerman dives into the science communication field after his PhD work in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.

Daniel Ackerman at MPR

Daniel Ackerman (PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior '19) in a recording studio at Minnesota Public Radio where he works as a science journalist.