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Kick off event for continuing BSI Scholars

Sept. 5, 2016

We are excited to again work with this group of undergraduates as they continue their research endeavors as a BSI Scholar. Research spans seven departments and project examples include the effects of a prebiotic diet on sleep to the effects of nitrogen deposition on alpine soil crust communities to the...

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Former BSI-funded students Tim Fabisiak and Lisa Greene listed as co-authors on recent publication

May 31, 2016

Narcotic painkillers prolong pain in rats, says CU-Boulder study The dark side of painkillers – their dramatic increase in use and ability to trigger abuse, addiction and thousands of fatal overdoses annually in the United States - is in the news virtually every day. Brace for another shot across the...

Dr. Christopher Lowry

Previous BSI undergraduate researchers involved with study on stress

May 16, 2016

Immunization with bacteria promotes stress resilience, coping behaviors in mice, CU-Boulder study finds Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae ( M. vaccae NCTC 11659) promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The researchers also found...

Allison Cleary

BSI undergraduate research alumna wins major prize for young scientists

April 27, 2016

Alumna Allison Cleary still has trouble believing she won a major prize for young scientists By Roni Dengler Disbelief still lingers in Allison Cleary’s voice. “It’s all just been amazing,” the University of Colorado Boulder alumna says on winning the grand prize in the 2015 SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists...

Richard Paucek

BSI-funded student, Richard Paucek, receives prestigious STEM scholarship

April 5, 2016

Three juniors win prestigious Goldwater STEM scholarships Half of this year’s six Colorado-based winners of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship attend the University of Colorado Boulder. The scholarship is worth up to $7,500 and recognizes sophomores and juniors who have achieved high academic merit in math, science and engineering and who...

Alena Grabowski

Dr. Alena Grabowski, Assistant Professor in Integrative Physiology and former BSI Science Squad member, featured in video highlighting her current research

March 28, 2016

Alena Grabowski, Ph.D. , an assistant professor in integrative physiology, has made it her life’s mission to help people more effectively use prostheses and assistive devices. More about the video and Dr. Grabowski's research can be found here .

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Former BSI funded undergraduates caffeine research recently published

March 22, 2016

Hey the energy drinks March 22, 2016 • Natural Sciences New research may cause parents to think twice before letting their kids drink energy drinks or grande lattes. A CU-Boulder study published in a recent edition of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology suggests that consumption of caffeine puts adolescents at risk...

A cross-section below the ground shows soil where microbes may be found

BSI's Kristin Swihart to present during CIRES workshop in May

March 9, 2016

Mysterious Soil Microbes Two-Day Workshop Get down and dirty and explore the secret world of soil microbes. This two-day, interactive workshop is perfect for formal and informal educators who love good dirt – school & community garden coordinators, science & museum center staff, traditional & non-traditional teachers – anyone who...

Professor Tin Tin Su looking at fruit flies

HHMI funds to BSI fuels development and expansion of undergraduates conducting cancer research via new intro lab course in MCDB

March 4, 2016

SuviCa uses undergrads to test cancer drug on the fly Rack one up for the fruit flies — and the concept of involving undergrads in front-line research, as well. Both the flies and the students who work with them were instrumental in bringing Boulder biotechnology company SuviCa Inc. roughly $1.5...

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Past BSI teacher workshop CU faculty presenters write a book on plant forensics

Jan. 28, 2016

Two CU-Boulder faculty cook up book to help crime investigators Two longtime University of Colorado Boulder professors who have been using their expertise for decades to help solve crimes, often murder, have teamed up on a new forensic plant science book expected to aid investigators around the world. Jane Bock...