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!...

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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...

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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...

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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...

BSI Scholars Orientation group photo over Zoom

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...

BSI Orientation over Zoom

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...