BSI orientation group photo 10/14/21

Congratulations to our newest cohort

Oct. 22, 2021

Earlier this month, BSI welcomed its newest cohort of BSI Scholars for the academic year. It was a particularly competitive application cycle that included many stellar and deserving students. Student projects are in a mix of departments with a biological emphasis. BSI is looking forward to a robust research year...

Safran field research

BSI Scholars, Marina Ayala and Sage Madden, are coauthors on article in Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Oct. 8, 2021

Lab turns critical eye on itself, aims to retain diverse voices It’s said that a diversity of voices promotes a diversity of solutions, but retaining those diverse voices remains a challenge for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A new project at the University of Colorado Boulder, though, hopes...

BSI 2021-22 Continuing Scholars

Introducing the BSI 2021-22 Continuing Scholars

Sept. 9, 2021

This week, BSI kicked off the 2021-22 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...

Cyrus Haas

BSI Scholar Ambassador, Cyrus Haas, co-author on publication in Cell Reports

Aug. 23, 2021

Mutation-mapping tool could yield stronger COVID boosters, universal vaccines Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a platform that can quickly identify common mutations on the SARS-CoV-2 virus that allow it to escape antibodies and infect cells. Published today in Cell Reports , the research marks a major step toward successfully...

BSI Scholars group photo

BSI Scholars AY21-22 Applications Now Available

July 16, 2021

Are you an undergraduate working in a CU lab conducting biosciences-related research? Apply to the 2021-22 BSI Scholars funding and professional development program! Eligible students conducting original STEM research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Students also attend seminars...


BSI funded researchers among 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients

June 2, 2021

Congratulation to Emily Zuetell and William Weaver for earning prestigious NSF graduate fellowships. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in...

BSI Scholar Summer 2021 Orientation

Meet Summer 2021 BSI Scholars

May 26, 2021

We are excited to welcome the latest BSI Scholars. BSI is looking forward to a robust research summer with all these undergraduate researchers in what we hope will be a more typical research environment. Student projects are in a mix of departments with a biological emphasis. Congratulations to them all!...

BSI Scholar Research Symposium Closing Ceremony Pic

BSI Scholars Research Symposium

May 10, 2021

We want to thank all the BSI Scholars for doing a wonderful job sharing their research with the University community and the broader community. The BSI Scholars Research Symposium had 65 student research participants from several CU departments, including, MCDB, EBIO, Biochemistry, IPHY, Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as...

BSI Scholar presenting a poster

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...

BSI Scholar doing lab work

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...