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April 19-23 BSI Scholars Research Symposium

April 15, 2021

This virtual symposium will feature current BSI Scholars’ posters (asynchronous) and presentations (live). In addition, BSI will host guest panels throughout the week that include current undergraduate researchers (BSI Scholar Ambassadors), CU alumni, and graduate students (STEM Routes). Welcoming keynote provided by Dr. Lee Niswander (MCDB Chair and Faculty). Students...

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BSI Scholars Summer 2021 Application due March 1st

Jan. 18, 2021

Calling all CU Boulder undergraduate research assistants working in biosciences-related labs! Applications for the Summer 2021 BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research are now available. BSI Scholars is a funding, professional development and mentoring program for CU Boulder undergraduates. Eligible students conducting STEM research may apply for funding to support...

Haley Stein

Recent BSI Scholar, Haley Stein, co-author on publication in Nature

Oct. 1, 2020

A three-month-old CRISPR-mutant sea lamprey larvae. (Credit: David Jandzik) New CU Boulder-led research finds that the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago, documenting an important episode in evolution where new genes played a...

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Black Lives Matter student protest in Boulder this summer

Sept. 25, 2020

BSI grieves the senseless loss of Black American lives including the most recent deaths of Rayshard Brooks, GeorgeFloyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless acts of violence against Black people. The protests across the globe have drawn attention to the pervasive racism in our society. Black communities continue to...

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BSI welcomes new AY20-21 BSI Scholars cohort

Sept. 18, 2020

This week, BSI welcomed its newest BSI Scholars. This group of students will join a group of Scholars whose summer projects were deferred to the academic year, along with this year's Continuing Scholars. BSI is looking forward to a robust research year with all these undergraduate researchers. Student projects are...

BSI Scholar Lexie Golden

Recent BSI Scholar, Lexie Golden, co-author on publication

Sept. 11, 2020

Porous bio-click microgel scaffolds control hMSC interactions and promote their secretory properties Authors: Alexander S. Caldwell, Varsha V. Rao, Alyxandra C. Golden and Kristi S. Anseth This new paper in Biomaterials explores microgel scaffolds for wound regeneration. Congratulations Lexie and the rest of the team. See the full article in...

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BSI Continuing Scholars Get off to a Good Start

Aug. 28, 2020

This week, BSI kicked off the 2020-21 academic year with our Continuing BSI Scholars program. These students have previously received research funding through BSI, and their funding this year will support their continued efforts in research labs across campus. We hope the students, mentors, and labs have a great year...

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BSI welcomes Summer 2020 BSI Scholars cohort

June 28, 2020

Throughout May and June, BSI welcomed a new cohort of BSI Scholars as campus slowly reopened. Students involved with field research projects were the first to get started; while more recently, we had students return to the lab. This summer we also have some students who opted to defer their...

Marwa Osman

BSI Scholar Marwa Osman, featured for being a CU social and environmental justice leader

June 26, 2020

Marwa Osman is engaged in valuable and important work here at CU Marwa Osman, a University of Colorado Boulder junior, has spent the last two years on a leadership odyssey that has made space for students of color and environmental justice on campus. She has taken advantage of multiple programs...

Anna Blakney

BSI funded alumni, Anna Blakney is among researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine

May 11, 2020

From Bryant lab to London, alumna’s educational journey led her to the fight against COVID-19 Anna Blakney, a third-generation alumna of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is among the researchers working to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus at Imperial College London. “It’s really an incredible opportunity,”...