BSI Scholars summer research program applications now available

Jan. 22, 2018

Applications are available online and the Biological Sciences Initiative is accepting submissions for the BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research summer 2018 program. The program, a funding and professional development program for full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students, runs this year from May 11 to August 11, 2018. Applications from students currently... Read more »
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Two alumni present at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Dec. 6, 2017

BSI regularly funds student researchers to attend the Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting conference, and this year was no different. Two students who worked in the Maier/Watkins lab presented their research at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting. Kristi Bartholomay and Isabella Fallon, who both graduated in May, presented on... Read more »
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Former BSI-funded student excels in the classroom and on the cross country trail

Dec. 5, 2017

The Pac-12 has announced the 2017 All-Academic Teams, and cross country runner Christian Martin, who received research funding through the BSI Scholars program over the 2017 summer term, was named to the second team. Martin is a senior and an international affairs major who conducted research in the lab of... Read more »
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Two BSI-funded former students publish research with Dr. Christopher Lowry

Nov. 27, 2017

Two previous recipients of BSI student research awards are co-authors on a recent scientific article published with Dr. Christopher Lowry of Integrative Physiology. Christopher Brazell and Andrew Lamb, both 2014 graduates of CU Boulder's Integrative Physiology undergraduate major, contributed research to the article that was published in Brain, Behavior, and... Read more »
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Congratulations to EBIO Professor Alex Cruz on his Retirement

Nov. 17, 2017

Dr. Cruz was honored yesterday surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and former students. His 44-year career here at CU is punctuated by many research contributions on bird and fish behavior; and ecology. The University has recognized his teaching prowess by naming him a CU Presidential Teaching Scholar and by awarding... Read more »
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Dr. Leslie Leinwand named American Heart Association 2017 Distinguished Scientist

Nov. 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Leinwand on being named the American Heart Association's 2017 Distinguished Scientist! Dr. Leinwand, distinguished professor in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and the former principal investigator of BSI's funding grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been awarded the honor for her outstanding contributions to... Read more »
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BSI Scholar featured in CU publication highlighting novel research

Nov. 13, 2017

Junior Thomas Yao, a BSI student researcher in Dr. Joel Kralj's lab of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department at CU Boulder, is featured in a recent article from the Graduate School that illuminates the novel research occurring in the lab. A new technology developed by Dr. Kralj is... Read more »
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BSI welcomes student researchers into the 2017-18 BSI Scholars program

Oct. 11, 2017

The 2017-18 BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research are hard at work in labs across campus, after selection decisions were sent last month and orientations were held. Two groups of students received funding: 22 Continuing Scholars, who have all previously been awarded BSI Scholars grants, and 30 First Time Scholars... Read more »
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Former BSI-funded undergraduate researcher named 2017 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow

Sept. 19, 2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently named their 2017 group of Hanna Gray Fellows, and one is a former BSI-funded undergraduate researcher! This former CU Boulder student, Dr. Autumn York, is one of just 15 early career scientists selected for the award. Dr. York is currently a postdoctoral scholar... Read more »
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Academic year applications now available for BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research

Aug. 9, 2017

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research program. BSI Scholars is a funding and professional development program for current CU Boulder undergraduates. Eligible students conducting original STEM research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU... Read more »