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Lottery For MCB Convocation Tickets

We have a very limited number of extra tickets available for Sunday’s MCB Ceremony. If you are in need of an extra ticket please fill out the information on  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4699867 ASAP and no later than Thursday, May 14 at 5pm. We will do a random lottery to choose students who will receive 1 additional ticket. Students chosen will be notified on Friday, May 15 after 12:00 PM (noon).

hat tossing ceremony at graduation
hat tossing ceremony at graduation

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT- MCB 290

Department of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Biochemistry laboratory working on various projects is looking for motivated MCB majors who are very interested in doing research and getting credit under MCB 290. Positions are available starting fall 2015.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Highly motivated freshman and sophomores with GPA (~3.6) who is keen to go to medical school, graduate school, pharmacy school or veterinary school are welcome to apply.
  • Sophomores (in fall 2015) are especially encouraged to apply.
    PREFERRED SKILLS:
    Experience with standard molecular biology techniques is desired but not required. High motivation and strong research ethics is required.

    APPLICATION MATERIALS:

    The application materials should be emailed as a single PDF file containing
    (a) Resume, (b) a list containing details of courses and your grades and (c) one paragraph on your reason for applying for this position in my laboratory

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROMOTION:
  • Our lab believes in undergraduate research and we have an extremely successful track record.
  • Undergraduates in our lab do hands on research, present papers and co- author papers.
  • The last five undergraduate students have all co-authored papers.
  • They have obtained American Heart Association Undergraduate Fellowship, MCB undergraduate fellowship, Biochem undergraduate fellowship and Fulbright fellowship.
  • Additionally three of them had their thesis awarded “highest distinction”.
  • We also encourage our undergraduate students to present posters, attend conferences, and writing scientific papers.
  • One of the undergrads in the lab got the “best poster award” and “Fulbright fellowship”
    CONTACT:

    Aditi Das Ph.D.
    aditidaslab@gmail.com
    website: https://sites.google.com/site/aditidaspro/

VMD-PhD Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson’s disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.
Who knows what today’s research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org
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Conference Travel Grant Summer/Early Fall 2015

New conference travel grant competition now open for students accepted for presentation at a conference during the summer or early fall 2015. This is the last conference travel grant competition for academic year 2014/2015. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. Deadline for submittal of applications is May 1, 2015; decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Application available at: http://go.illinois.edu/ugconftravel.Travel-Accessories-2560x1055

MCB Class of 2015 Commemorative Brick Paver

MCB class of 2015,

There is still time to donate to the fund for the MCB class of 2015 commemorative brick paver!  To avoid any confusion, this more or less what you will be donating toward.

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We are accepting cash donations in 127 Burrill Hall (in the advising office) and by credit card through this link https://evening-escarpment-7250.herokuapp.com/.  Any questions can be directed to rwurban2@illinois.edu.

 

Last Conference Travel Grant Competition This Year

New conference travel grant competition now open for students accepted for presentation at a conference during the summer or early fall 2015. This is the last conference travel grant competition for academic year 2014/2015. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work. Deadline for submittal of applications is May 1, 2015; decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Application available at: http://go.illinois.edu/ugconftravel.

Provide Your Thoughts on How LAS Can and Should Help Students with Professional Development

Dear LAS Student,

We invite you to contribute your thoughts on Professional Development within the College of LAS. We are currently in the process of building a new program that will better prepare LAS students to transition to life after graduation – but we need your feedback!  The survey should require no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.

MEDLIFE UIUC Summer Break Trip to Ecuador

Interested in travelling to Ecuador this summer to help deliver medical care to low income families in need? MEDLIFE is currently seeking out new members to participate in a week-long summer trip to Riobamba, Ecuador, from May 23rd- 31st. For more information, please emailexec.medlife.uiuc@gmail.com, and check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/medlifeuiuc. Also, be sure to join us for our last general meetings of the semester: On April 14th at 5:30 pm in 1066 Lincoln Hall we will be having Dr. Grim-Feinberg speak to us. She is leading her own education development program in Ecuador, and will share her experiences working with low income families in Peru and Ecuador. On April 28th, we will be hosting a free BBQ on the quad! Can’t wait to see you there!

Summer Science Camp Job Opportunity

JOB DESCRIPTION
Mobile Science Camp Instructor
Salary: $440 + per diem, per week
United States Air Force (USAF) Youth Centers Science Camp

Purpose: During the summer, travel to back-to-back USAF bases throughout the United States to run a traveling Science Camp. The goal of the Science Camp is to expand and assist the USAF youths’ understanding of a variety of scientific experiments, discoveries, and technologies as a lifelong sill and potential career choice, and will encompass a role-playing theme.

The camp will consist of five (5) consecutive days of training, two sessions per day, Monday through Friday. The sessions last approximately three (3) hours each. NOTE: 10 – 15 minute breaks may be provided as needed.

Other Information:

Monahan LLC coordinates schedule with the participating USAF installations. NOTE – must be available to commit to the entire summer season.
• Lodging is paid for by Monahan LLC
• Transportation is paid for by Monahan LLC
• Gas is paid for by Monahan LLC
• Uniforms are paid for by Monahan LLC
• All materials are paid for by Monahan LLC
• Camp outline/lesson plan is prepared by Monahan LLC
• All equipment is paid for by Monahan LLC

What are the essential functions of the job?

• Instructor shall provide training and instruction to meet youth objectives (supplies and materials are provided by Monahan, LLC).
• Instruct youth on and demonstrate the ability to successfully participate in science activities inclusive but not limited to:
➢ Robotics
➢ Geology
➢ Biology
➢ Electricity and Solar Power
➢ Astronomy
➢ Chemistry
➢ Rockets
• Lead team building activities and initiatives during each session to support cohesive teamwork within groups. Each Science Camp participant shall be involved in all aspects of the camp.
• Lead games, challenges and instruction in manner supporting a role playing environment.
• To increase opportunities for youth ages 9 through 18 to experience technology, experimentation, and discovery through science.
• Ensure equipment and material is set-up and prepared to lead camp no later than 30 minutes before scheduled session. Typically, first session consist of 9 to 12 year olds and starts at 9:00 am.
• Maintain vehicle and equipment.

What are the knowledge, skills and abilities required?

The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of multiple science disciplines. They will be effective speakers to groups of up to 35 children, and equally capable of working with small groups to make learning engaging and fun. They are detailed, encouraging, adaptive, and fun loving. They have the ability to integrate science with the curriculum and make ordinary moments into unforgettable learning experiences. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

What is the educational requirement for this position?

Broad understanding of multiple Science disciplines preferred.

How to apply:
Send resume to Julie@wearecamps.com

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