Current Events & Updates

Current Events & Updates

Updated Regularly: MANY updates and deadlines!

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Are you interested in being a TA (either lecture or lab) for Principles of Biology in the Fall (2017)?  If so, please complete this short application by March 31st.

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Please consider applying for membership for Tri-Beta (biological honor society).  Membership has many benefits (see below).

March 6th- 24th - Tri-beta Open application
March 31th - Dues payments are to be in to Nancy Pierce/Te-Wen Lo  
April 27th,  6:15 pmHonors ceremony, CNS 1ABC.  The ceremony will follow the Senior thesis talks.  Please put it on your calendar to attend!
Benefits of Becoming a Member:
All Active Members:
  • Excellent honor to list on your resume/CV and applications.
  • Receive a subscription to BIOS (a journal where members can publish their undergraduate work) *
  • Receive a cord to wear at graduation**
  • Can apply for research scholarships
  • Can apply for awards based on research
  • Be part of a national organization with students also interested in biology
  • Attend a member installation banquet
  • And of course, you can become a Tri-Beta officer!

* Regular members will receive a two-year subscription to BIOS from the date of initiation into the Society. Associate members a one year subscription, from the date of initiation into the Society.
** Applies only to active, regular graduating Seniors.

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Fundraising, bio banquet, and beaker sales.

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We need your help Thursday April 6 (12:15-1pm); see below for details and email if you'd like to help out.
Maki and Ian are organizing an impromptu biology-is-beautiful show as part of our publicity for the CP Snow lecture series here at IC. Never heard of CP Snow? The whole point is to build bridges between the arts and the sciences.
This year’s speaker - Cathy ONeil - is high profile and internationally renowned. She is a mathematician who studies the way in which algorithms can be systematically used to reinforce or generate cultural and racial biases (see or'Neil for more info). Her recent book - Weapons of Math Destruction - was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction, and is also on the New Yorker National Book Award Longlist:
Her talk is on April 20 at 7:30 pm in Textor. As part of our publicity efforts, we are planning a series of informal CP Snow mini-events around campus, to drum up interest in the speaker and the CP Snow scholarship opportunity, and to provide concrete examples of bridges between science and the humanities.
SO, we'd like to put together a little impromptu biology show in the long hallway (Textor-ish) during the lunch hour on Thursday April 6 (12:15-1pm). This event would involve looking at awesome biology stuff (worms! fish! yeast!) under microscopes, DNA extraction from cheek cells, food-color-milk artsy swirlies, and other fun things (playing with slug glue??!). We'd need help schlepping stuff over there, and help being enthusiastic about science, and help eating free donuts. We hope you awesome bio club folks might like to help!
ALSO - if you bridge the arts and the sciences in your own academic careers, consider applying for the CP Snow Scholar Award. For details, see /hs/events/series/cpsnow/scholar/ 

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Jr. Research in Biology:

Summer 2017 -the deadline has been extended until 1 pm Mon, 3/27

Fall 2017

Interested in 200- or 400-level research?

  • Students are strongly encouraged to come to the meeting, or talk to their potential research advisor directly, but it is not mandatory nor are signatures required.

Interested in BIOC-390 Jr. Research?

  • You can consider research with Biology or Chemistry faculty. 

  • To register with Biology faculty:

  • To register with Chemistry faculty:

    • You must talk with your potential research advisors directly

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