Find a buddy to do sports together!

MCB GSA wants to facilitate active recreation of graduate students by matching people with similar interests to do sports together or even forming teams for intramural competitions.

Please, fill out this Google Form, and we will put people with similar interests together through email and/or Slack.

Click here to access the form.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please, contact Tem at ts16@illinois.edu.

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How to access vision and dental insurance?

Download these slides and find out!

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MCB GSA and Science at the Market!

Head of the Outreach, Jessica Palalay, and volunteers from MCB, Laureen Daniels, Andrew Riley, Tori Boyle, Quang Nguyen, Caroline Vermilya, Saika Hossain, Anna Mankovich, Krishna Narayanan, and Courtney Hill, showed cool experiments to the local community and showcased how interesting biology really is!

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Career Seminar Links

When: Jun 2, 2022 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: MCB GSA Career Seminar Series – Working in Metabolic Engineering and Startups

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81759131798?pwd=eURaT2pGVG5pK003dkhDallVZU84dz09

Password: 535564 Webinar ID: 817 5913 1798

When: Jun 9, 2022 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: MCB GSA Career Seminar Series – Working in Science Communication and Sales

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/83352580502?pwd=RVNhZlNtZ0xjNWg2aVZ6Y1hIalZFUT09

Password: 132535 Webinar ID: 833 5258 0502

When: Jun 16, 2022 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: MCB GSA Career Seminar Series – Working in Teaching and Management

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/88088049545?pwd=NHVLczZGVDF4MWpQUnduTUtLc3R0UT09

Password: 786034 Webinar ID: 880 8804 9545

When: Jun 23, 2022 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: MCB GSA Career Seminar Series – Working in Genome Engineering and Job Search as an International Student

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81386983682?pwd=Z0pnN003M3NLaUJIYjVtWS9uK0NtQT09

Password: 970616 Webinar ID: 813 8698 3682

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Career Seminars June 2022

Don’t miss out on attending these great seminars! We will be hearing from fellow PhDs working in sales, science communication, startups, pharma, teaching, and more. Come with your questions about what life is like post-PhD.

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Wiley Elementary Outreach Event May 2022

From coffee filter chromatography to invisible ink experiments, stay tuned for future outreach events like this one if you want to join in the fun!

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Spring 2021 Career Development Series: Session 1 OTM

Did you miss our first event in the Spring 2021 Career Development Series, or want to revist it? The video it now up on our Spring 2021 Career Development page! Check it out here: https://publish.illinois.edu/mcbgrad-gsa/virtual-career-development/

Spring 2021 Virtual Career Development Series

 

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MCB GSA Board 2020-2021

Welcome to all the new and returning board members! Want to learn more about your new MCB GSA board? Follow us on social media for introductions all this week (9/21-9/25)

President: Daphne Eagleman
Vice President & Social Events Coordinator: Savanna Sharum-Skeeters
Outreach Coordinator: Rachel Martini
Communications Chair: Sabrina Abdulla
First Year Liason: Adrika Raybarman
Department Representative: Henry Chen

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Black Lives Matter

Dear MCB Graduate Students,
We hope everyone is staying well with the return to lab, and through all the turbulence in the world right now.

As the MCB GSA, we would like to reinforce the statement that Black lives matter – not just now, but always. We condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others that deserve their stories be told.

We see and hear the struggles of the Black community and stand in solidarity. To our Black MCBees, we support you and are here for you. We condemn any form of racism, oppression, and hatred. Inclusivity and diversity have been a core value of the MCB GSA since our mission statement was written, but we need to do more than just that to ensure equity and justice.

For our non-Black MCBees, we encourage learning more to understand the struggles of your peers, and also to use your voice and privilege to help out. We have compiled a list of resources (here) that can be used as a starting point for self-education, and for ways to get involved in the movement.

During this time, many of the stories being shared highlight the struggles of the Black community. But we believe that it is also important to amplify, share, and learn about the important contributions black voices bring to science and our communities, so we have included some ways to learn about those as well.

To our Black community: we imagine that everything happening right now is challenging to juggle – we are here to support you, and to mention that taking time to care for yourselves is important. We hope that the mental health resources included can be helpful.

Finally, we welcome any suggestions about what else we as an organization can do to fight racism and promote inclusivity here on campus.

Stay safe and stand together,

Max Baymiller, Sabrina Abdulla, Imran Rahman, Savanna Sharum Skeeters, Anushna Sen, Daphne Eagleman, Rachel Martini

Find our full statement & resources here.

 

 

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DIY Saturdays with MCB GSA at Orpheum

If you enjoy communicating science and working with children, all MCBees are welcome to volunteer for the upcoming March #DIY Saturday, using the link below. We need 2-3 volunteers to help children (ages 4-10) conduct science experiments. The event will be on Saturday, March 14th from 2-4pm.

Sign up to volunteer here!

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