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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...

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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...

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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,”...

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BSI Scholars 2019-20 AY Wrapping Up

May 1, 2020

BSI Poster Symposium - Spring 2019 It has been a busy few weeks around BSI. We wrapped up the BSI Scholars program with student presentations over Zoom. It was obvious that the students worked very hard in the lab this year and accomplished a lot. Congratulations to everyone on creating...

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Three BSI Scholars receive Jacob Van Ek award, one of Arts & Sciences Highest Honors

April 20, 2020

Congratulations to Raven Jayne, Liam Canty and Maureen McNamara. These current BSI Scholars earned 2020 Jacob Van Ek Awards in the College of Arts and Sciences. The award recognizes superior academic achievement and outstanding contributions to CU Boulder and the surrounding community. Faculty mentors nominate applicants on the basis of...


BSI funded researchers among 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients

April 20, 2020

Congratulation to Ella Hushka and Abby Kimball 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...


Current BSI Scholar, Maureen McNamara, featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

April 1, 2020

‘I fell in love with space that day. I didn’t even know I liked space,’ student Maureen McNamara notes Decades from now, when Maureen McNamara looks back on her career, she says that she will still vividly remember the defining moment when she knew that she wanted a space-related career...

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Congratulations to BSI Scholar Jesse Rea - College of Arts & Science Fall 2019 Outstanding Graduate

Feb. 21, 2020

Having finished her thesis and undergraduate studies, Rea said she can look back on her time at CU Boulder with fond memories and good humor In middle school, Jessica Rea was fascinated by the gruesome injury of Phineas Gage, a railroad foreman who miraculously survived an 1848 explosion that shot...

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BSI Scholars Summer 2020 Application due March 2nd

Jan. 29, 2020

Calling all CU Boulder undergraduate research assistants working in biosciences-related labs! Applications for the Summer 2020 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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Jon and Xenna, BSI Scholars, are paving the way for lab research accessibility

Dec. 12, 2019

Xenna the service dog helps Jon do laboratory research Canine support companions help people with disabilities succeed in many environments, and now, for the first time at the University of Colorado Boulder, a service dog is enabling a wounded military veteran to pursue his dream of hands-on research in neuroscience...