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Congratulations Graduates

May 9, 2019

Every year we say good bye to some of our BSI Scholars. Some of you will go on to more training (medical school, graduate school), some will travel, volunteer, join the workforce, or some (most) of you will do all these things. No matter the path, enjoy the journey. We...

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Former BSI undergraduate research assistant co-author on recent publication

May 8, 2019

CU Boulder alumna Michaela Palumbo, a former undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Ryan Bachtell's lab in the Psychology and Neuroscience department, is a co-author on a recent Journal of Psychopharmacology article exploring the link between caffeine use in juveniles and addiction vulnerability later on. From Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine:...

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Congratulations to Humsini Acharya, former BSI Scholar! Her team, Stride Tech, won $100,000 for their invention

April 8, 2019

When his grandma took a devastating fall using a walker, Timothy Visos-Ely channeled his love and concern into a brilliant idea: digitally enhanced walkers that would help seniors correct user errors before they result in dangerous mishaps. On April 3, the 22-year-old Kansas native and his CU Boulder teammates celebrated,...

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Current BSI Scholar wins aerospace fellowship

Feb. 26, 2019

First-Time BSI Scholar Maureen McNamara is one of five CU Boulder recipients of the Brooke Owens Fellowship, an internship and mentoring program for exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Maureen is working in the lab of Dr. Allie Anderson of Aerospace Engineering, on a project investigating...

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BSI Scholars summer applications now available for student researchers

Jan. 17, 2019

Calling all CU Boulder undergraduate research assistants working in biosciences-related labs! Applications for the Summer 2019 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...


BSI students attend Society for Neuroscience 2018

Dec. 7, 2018

In early November, BSI sponsored five undergraduate students from CU Boulder to travel to Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2018. The scientific conference, held in San Diego, California, brought together researchers from around the world to share their scientific insights and promote collaboration. “The diversity in topics was astonishing,” said senior...

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Former BSI Scholar co-author on recent scientific paper

Nov. 7, 2018

Oscar Whitney, left, and the paper's co-first author, Thomas Vogler, in the Olwin lab. A former BSI Scholar is a co-author on a new paper published recently in Nature. Oscar Whitney, who works in Dr. Brad Olwin's lab in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) department at CU Boulder,...


Summer 2017 BSI Scholar, ecology and evolutionary biology BA/MA candidate, studies biocrusts across the West

Oct. 10, 2018

Pushing Boundaries: Student works to restore fragile veneer of biocrust in the American West Lior was a student in the BSI Scholars program during the summer of 2017, funded through the program to conduct biocrusts field research across the American West with Dr. Barger's lab. Published: Oct. 4, 2018 •...


Former BSI Scholar Emma Simmerman awarded prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Oct. 5, 2018

Emma Simmerman, a senior physics major, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). NASA astronaut Joe Tanner will present with the award during a ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Andrews Hall. Tanner is an instructor at CU Boulder. The event is free...

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Academic year BSI Scholars program kicks off with orientation for Continuing Scholars

Sept. 19, 2018

BSI welcomed a large group of BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research to the program for the academic year 2018-19. These students have previously received research funding through BSI, and their funding this year will support their continued efforts in research labs across campus. BSI Scholars is a funding and...