Program in Biology Newsletter


We hope you are all having a good start to the week. Below are some announcements from the Program in Biology.

Backpacking Event
There will be a Backpacking Event this Wednesday, March 15th from 1-4PM in BSB 2200 where Program in Biology and Neuroscience students can get backpacking help for Fall 2023 classes. Peer Advisors will be available and there will be snacks and prizes. Come stop by! Flyer is attached below.

EEB Summer Research Internship

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Are you an undergraduate student with an interest in gaining laboratory research experience?

Internship application deadline is March 16, 2023.

Hello! Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) welcomes you to apply for a summer research internship. This brand-new program will welcome undergrads with an interest in EEB to work in research groups over the summer. You will have the unique opportunity to experience scientific research first-hand in this PAID internship. No previous research experience is required.

Students will participate directly in a research project, as part of a team of scientists, learning new ideas and skills fundamental to biological science. Student interns are expected to commit to 8-10 weeks between May and August 2023 (details to be worked out with faculty mentor) and will be compensated $5,000.

Preference is given to students who (one or more of the following): (1) come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the scientific field of biology; (2) have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances; or (3) are the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college.

Questions? Email jenwolff.

Spring/Summer, Fall Course Lists Available

The spring/summer and fall class registration will be open soon. To assist your class registration, We have compiled two separate lists of relevant courses available for 2023Sp/Su as well as for 2023F. They are available through the UPiN website here:

I want to add that I will be teaching Neuro/MCDB426 (Molecular Endocrinology) in the 2023 Summer term (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm). This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in our understanding of how hormones work at the molecular and cellular level. This course is intended for advanced undergraduate students, pre-medical and pre-dental students. MCDB426 will NOT be offered in 2023F or 2024W/F. So, this will be your only chance if you are interested in learning more about hormones and the endocrine system.

Great Lakes Climate Corps Applications

The Great Lakes Climate Corps (GLCC) is hiring over 40 full-time seasonal employees for the 2023 summer field season. GLCC is a program administered by the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), a non-profit located in Marquette, MI. GLCC crews work and camp as a team of 4 young adults on projects primarily located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with some projects extending regionally. Crew Leaders and Members partner with Tribal, federal, state, and local professionals to accomplish a variety of high priority conservation, restoration, and recreation projects.

GLCC is hiring several USFS technicians for individual placement with the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests’ recreation, botany, hydrology, fish & wildlife departments. We’re also hiring four “specialty crews” who will focus on single projects for the summer including community gardening with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, forestry work with the Ottawa National Forest, drone inventory of road-stream crossings, trails and wildfire prevention crews.

If you’d like to learn more about the GLCC program or share the direct link to apply, you may visit our website here:

Patient Care Position
This family is currently looking to hire a patient care technician for their son, Max. This is a great opportunity to get direct patient care experience for pre-health students. Here is the link to the position description and contact information for Lisa and Jeff.

Hastings Center Summer Bioethics Program

Applications are now open for the 2023 Hastings Center Summer Bioethics Program for undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in bioethics. These groups include and are not limited to communities of color, Indigenous communities, rural residents, and students with disabilities.

The five-day live online program will take place from June 12-16, 2023 (11 am-5 pm ET). Participants will have the opportunity to engage with distinguished scholars from around the country and learn about theoretical and applied issues in bioethics. Participants will develop skills in clarifying, explaining and justifying their views on topics in bioethics, and in listening with respect to divergent views. Students who complete all program requirements will receive a stipend of $500. Application deadline: March 29 at 11:59 pm ET. Learn more and apply here.

Faculty referrals are crucial to connecting qualified applicants with this opportunity. Please share this information with current undergraduates and fellow instructors. Thank you.

Biology Peer Advisors

GLCC Job Descriptions – 2023 (PRINT).pdf

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