Former BSI student researcher serves others through engineering

May 11, 2018

Engineering student Nick Monteleone will put on his graduation cap this spring over hair that’s a little shorter than normal. It’s still regrowing from St. Baldrick’s Day, an event where participants shave their heads to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. Chopping off his hair was just one...


Integrative Physiology BSI undergraduate researchers co-author new study on novel antioxidant

May 4, 2018

Two former BSI-funded undergraduate research students, Nina Bispham and Kayla Woodward, were co-authors on a new scientific study published in April in the journal Hypertension . Both students worked in the lab of Dr. Doug Seals, of CU Boulder's Integrative Physiology department. For the study, the research team looked at...

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Second-year BSI Scholars display research at annual BSI Poster Symposium

April 25, 2018

On Monday, April 23 on the CU Boulder main campus, 21 undergraduate researchers sponsored by the Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) gathered to share the research they have conducted in their labs over the 2017-18 academic year. Students presented research from many faculty labs and departments across campus. Departments represented included...


Undergraduate co-authors publish scientific journal article on a new downside to opioid use

April 17, 2018

Two students, Kaci Corrigan and Erika Galer, were supported by BSI while they were undergraduate researchers in the Maier-Watkins lab of CU's neuroscience department. After graduation, Galer remained in the lab to work as a professional research assistant. Read the CU Boulder Today article about the research below or at...


Teachers gain an inside look during cellular visualization professional development workshop

April 15, 2018

The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) hosted 18 middle and high school teachers on a Saturday in early April for the professional development workshop Cells in 3D! Using Real Cellular Data to Blend Science and Art . Teachers installed 3D modeling software developed in the CU Boulder Laboratory for 3D Electron...

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Teachers turn out for professional development workshop Microbes and Mental Health

March 1, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, Colorado middle and high school teachers came to the CU Boulder main campus to attend a Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) workshop. The workshop, Microbes and Mental Health: Getting the Dirt on Your Health, is one of the most popular workshops BSI has recently developed. Participating teachers...

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Ready... Set... Science! workshop series wraps up for the year

Feb. 8, 2018

On February 3, middle and high school teachers from around the Denver metro area gathered in the Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) Classroom on the CU Boulder main campus for the third of three BSI workshops focused on science teaching strategies. The 2017-18 workshop series consisted of three Saturdays where teachers...

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BSI student researchers publish in scientific journals as undergraduate co-authors

Feb. 7, 2018

A number of current and former BSI-funded undergraduate students have co-authored scientific journal articles published in the last few months. CU Boulder alumni William Van Patten and Ayush Adhikari, who both worked in the lab of Dr. Thomas Perkins of MCDB & JILA during their time as undergraduate researchers, have...


BSI Scholars summer research program applications now available

Jan. 22, 2018

Applications are available online and the Biological Sciences Initiative is accepting submissions for the BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research summer 2018 program. The program, a funding and professional development program for full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students, runs this year from May 11 to August 11, 2018. Applications from students currently...

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Two alumni present at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Dec. 6, 2017

BSI regularly funds student researchers to attend the Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting conference, and this year was no different. Two students who worked in the Maier/Watkins lab presented their research at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting. Kristi Bartholomay and Isabella Fallon, who both graduated in May, presented on...