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...

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BSI welcomes a new cohort of BSI Scholars

Oct. 1, 2019

This week BSI welcomed a new cohort of BSI Scholars. These students are working on a diverse range of projects. Some project titles include: "Thermoregulatory differences between black-capped and mountain chickadee nests"; "Investigation of the adenosine neurotransmitter signaling in cocaine addiction"; "Genomic overlap search engine"; and "The effect of biochemical...

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BSI Scholars Program Off to a Good Start

Sept. 26, 2019

Last week, BSI kicked off the 2019-20 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. Congratulations to BSI Scholar Major(s) Research Department Raven Jayne Anthropology Anthropology...

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BSI Scholars AY Applications now Available

July 23, 2019

Are you an undergraduate working in a CU lab conducting biosciences-related research? Apply to the 2019-20 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...

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New work on sleep and heart health published by the DeSouza lab co-authored by two former BSI funded students.

May 22, 2019

In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack. A new CU Boulder study , published in the journal Experimental Physiology and i s co-authored by two former BSI funded undergraduate researchers Ma'ayan Levy and Grace...

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BSI kicks off BSI Scholars Summer 2019 Program today with a new cohort

May 10, 2019

As finals wrapped up at the end of the spring 2019 semester, a group of 32 undergraduate students at CU Boulder were welcomed into the BSI Scholars Summer 2019 program. These students, who are working in research laboratories across twelve different departments on the CU Boulder and Anschtuz campuses, attended...