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BSI welcomes student researchers into the 2017-18 BSI Scholars program

Oct. 11, 2017

The 2017-18 BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research are hard at work in labs across campus, after selection decisions were sent last month and orientations were held. Two groups of students received funding: 22 Continuing Scholars, who have all previously been awarded BSI Scholars grants, and 30 First Time Scholars...

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Former BSI-funded undergraduate researcher named 2017 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow

Sept. 19, 2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently named their 2017 group of Hanna Gray Fellows, and one is a former BSI-funded undergraduate researcher! This former CU Boulder student, Dr. Autumn York, is one of just 15 early career scientists selected for the award. Dr. York is currently a postdoctoral scholar...

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Academic year applications now available for BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research

Aug. 9, 2017

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research program. BSI Scholars is a funding and professional development program for current CU Boulder undergraduates. Eligible students conducting original STEM research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU...


Former BSI-funded undergraduate continues pika research at Niwot Ridge's Mountain Research Station

Aug. 1, 2017

Former BSI Scholar Max Wasser, a senior at CU Boulder, is spending his summer conducting pika research at the Mountain Research Station under Dr. Chris Ray. Max is one of 12 students participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at CU Boulder, who are conducting field research in...

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BSI hosts precollege students from Roaring Fork Valley and Summit County

July 12, 2017

Each summer, CU Boulder's Precollege Development Program (PCDP) hosts students from mountain communities to help prepare them for college life, provide college and career exploration opportunities, and expose them to the University. PCDP is an enhancement program for middle and high school students that is designed to motivate and prepare...

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BSI summer workshops in full swing

July 11, 2017

BSI offers teacher professional development workshops throughout the year, and our summer workshops are in full swing. We kicked off the summer offerings with Paleontology: Discovery, Research, and Application to Modern Challenges in early June, with 17 teachers and guest presenters Kim Nichols and Dr. Thomas Bown. Teachers learned about...

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Congratulations, new graduates!

May 16, 2017

BSI would like to congratulate everyone who graduated on Friday, May 12, including many former BSI Scholars and BURST or UROP-HHMI program participants! We highlighted some photos from the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department graduation ceremony here on our Facebook page , and 2016-17 BSI Scholar Jasmin Torres was...

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BSI Scholars Poster Symposium is Monday, May 1

April 19, 2017

The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) is sponsoring a poster symposium of BSI Scholars-funded student researchers. Undergraduates represent several departments including IPHY, EBIO, MCDB, Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Engineering. Many of these students have conducted research for multiple years, and projects reflect a variety of current biosciences research topics. Please come by...

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BSI Scholars Summer Applications due Monday, March 20!

March 14, 2017

BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research applications for summer 2017 funding are due by Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. More information about the program and application can be found here .


Former UROP-HHMI researcher Rachel Roller coauthors new study

March 2, 2017

Former UROP-HHMI researcher Rachel Roller is a coauthor on a new study that suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters known as prebiotics – which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut – can also have an impact on health, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress. The...