Program in Biology Newsletter

Good morning,

Check out some announcements from the Program in Biology below!

Pizza with Neuroscience Professors

I am writing to invite you to attend a UPiN program wide event – Pizza with Neuroscience Professors (see attached flier). The goal is to create an opportunity for current and future students to join the faculty for pizza and conversations. We will also discuss information about the major requirements, research opportunities, and awards etc.

This event is scheduled on March 8th (Wed) 5:30 – 6:30 pm in BSB 1060.

I know you are all busy, but I strongly encourage you to come to this event to eat and network with faculty, staff, and with other students. Please RSVP via the barcode in the flyer.

If you have friends who are interested in neuroscience but have yet to declare their major, please invite them to join us as well.

The neuroscience faculty, staff, and I are all looking forward to meeting you there.

Life Sciences Institute RA Application
The UM Life Sciences Institute is currently planning an in-person Aspirnaut high school summer research program for 2023. Since we will be in-person, we are again recruiting undergraduate students to serve as Resident Assistants in the program while working in the lab. Resident Assistant responsibilities include helping to build a community for high school participants, providing a safe environment within the residence hall, and providing support and assistance for Aspirnaut program activities. Resident Assistants receive a stipend of $6,000, housing in a residence hall, and a meal plan.

Please check out this page for more details and let me know if you have any questions. I highly encourage you to apply! The deadline for the RA application is March 3rd.

Studying, Schoolwork, and Structural Barriers Survey
We want to improve your study experiences! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so we can better support you. The goal of this survey is to give students space to discuss structural barriers they’ve experienced throughout their undergraduate studies, in order to understand how to better support them, and how specific disparities at university may lead to differentiated outcomes for the student population. It also gives you the opportunity to talk about your time with the university and your coursework so you can directly tell us what supports you, and what makes your studies more difficult. Take the survey HERE.

We hope that we are reaching you all well!

We’re excited for the upcoming event to launch the Science Success Series Canvas course. Please see below for specific event details. We appreciate any assistance you can provide in spreading the word.

Note that I have embedded the promotional image and PDF attachment for the event. If sending communication via email, please include the PDF attachments as it is ADA accessible with screen reading ability (the embedded images alone is not).

Science Success Series Canvas Course Launch Event
Friday, February 17 3:00-4:30pm | Register Here

Are you interested in shifting your mindset? Would you like to discover new learning strategies? Interested in learning about medical school? Want to learn about career and professional opportunities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come to this event to learn about the “Science Success Series” Canvas course. This is a non-credit bearing, self-enroll course that enables you to explore these areas at your own pace. This drop- in event where you can come and go as your schedule allows. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Have a great week!

Biology Peer Advisors

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