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CU’s pre-collegiate program expands to rural communities

Aug. 28, 2018

Ongoing success helps build a greater pathway for students across Colorado By: Cathy Beuten | CU System Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Development Program is reaching further and going farther into the rural areas of the state. The program last year expanded to Fort Morgan in...


BSI Scholars Academic Year Applications Available

Aug. 17, 2018

Are you an undergraduate working in a CU lab conducting biosciences-related research? Apply to the 2018-19 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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Former BSI presenter and CU Boulder professor helps a new generation of amputee athletes

June 12, 2018

Dr. Alena Grabowski, professor in Integrative Physiology, was a member of BSI's Science Squad during her graduate education. For many years until 2014, the Science Squad sent CU Boulder graduate students into local schools to give presentations on their research, lead laboratory activities, and answer student questions about studying science...

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BSI welcomes Summer 2018 BSI Scholars program cohort

May 30, 2018

As finals wrapped up at the end of the spring 2018 semester, a group of 36 undergraduate students at CU Boulder were welcomed into the BSI Scholars Summer 2018 program. These students, who are working in research laboratories across eight different departments on campus, attended a program orientation and began...

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Two former BSI undergraduate researchers co-author scientific publications

May 30, 2018

Two recently published scientific articles feature former CU Boulder undergraduates as co-authors, recognizing the hard work and contributions of these students to the lab's research during their time at CU. Darian Williams, a participant in the BURST and UROP-HHMI (now BSI Scholars) program, contributed to the publication entitled Muscle stem...


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...