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Undergraduate Student Lounge 
Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Fest
Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committees Travel Awardee Reception
International Travel Awardee Luncheon
Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair
Teaching Science Like We Do Science: Integrating Research and Education Workshop
Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition
Graduate Student Breakfast
Undergraduate Student Pizza "Breakfast"
Biophysics 101: Super Resolution Microscopy
Funding Opportunities for Faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Undergraduate Student Lounge 

Sunday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 11

This special space is reserved for undergraduate meeting attendees looking for a place to relax or catch up on coursework they may be missing while at the Annual Meeting. Members of the Education Committee, which sponsors this lounge, will pop in to talk with student attendees about career paths and opportunities. The Undergraduate Student Lounge will be located in room 334. 

 

Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Fest

Saturday, February 7, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

A social and scientific mixer for all undergraduate students attending the meeting. Come meet other undergraduates and learn about their research projects. Undergraduates listed as coauthors on posters are welcome to practice your poster presentation in a less formal setting, even if you are not listed as the presenting author. For undergrads who will be presenting during the standard scientific sessions, the mixer provides an additional opportunity to hone presentation skills. Pre-registration is required to present. Organized by the Education committee. Click here for more details and registration information.

Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committees Travel Awardee Reception

Saturday, February 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

During this reception, students, postdocs, and early and mid-career scientists will be honored and presented with their travel awards by the chairs of the Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committees.

Speaker: Linda Columbus, University of Virginia


International Travel Awardee Luncheon

Sunday, February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A number of international students, postdocs, and scientists will be recognized during this luncheon for their outstanding achievements in biophysics research. This event is hosted by the International Relations Committee.

 

Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair

 Monday, February 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 

This fair will introduce students and postdoctoral candidates to colleges and universities with leading programs in biophysics. Representatives interested in reserving a table at this fair to display information about their institution’s biophysics program must complete a registration form and submit the registration fee in advance. Registration is not needed to participate as a student. 

Please contact April Murphy (amurphy@biophysics.org) with questions. 


Teaching Science Like We Do Science: Integrating Research and Education Workshop

Sunday, February 8, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This session will feature speakers who have been successful in obtaining funding for the development of undergraduate courses and programs. In addition to discussing these funding opportunities, speakers will also comment on national initiatives focused on STEM education.



Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition

Sunday, February 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This session will feature students who are presenting posters at the Meeting and have indicated they wish to participate in the competition at the time of abstract submission. During the competition, students will give a five-to-seven minute verbal presentation of their posters to one or more judges. Winners will be recognized on Monday evening prior to the National Lecture.
For more information please visit the SRAA webpage.  
 

Graduate Student Breakfast

Monday, February 9, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

This breakfast presents an opportunity for graduate student members of the Society to meet and discuss the issues they face in their current career stage. Members of the Early Careers Committee will be available to answer questions about how the Committee serves graduate students in the biophysical community. Limited to the first 100 attendees.
 

Undergraduate Student Pizza "Breakfast"

Monday, February 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Education Committee will host this “breakfast” for undergraduate students. This session will serve as a valuable networking and social opportunity to meet other students and Committee members, to discuss academic goals and questions, and to develop a biophysics career path. The 2015 Emily Gray Awardee will also give a talk at this event.

In addition to registered attendees, local undergraduates who reside within a 100-mile radius of the Baltimore Convention Center and are not presenting an abstract are invited to attend this free event. Registration for this event includes access to the Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair in addition to the entire Meeting on Monday, February 9. 
Click here for the registration form

Meeting attendees do not need to pre-register for this event.

Speaker: Meyer Jackson, University of Wisconsin- Madison


Biophysics 101: Super Resolution Microscopy

Monday, February 9, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 


Funding Opportunities for Faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Tuesday, February 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Education Committee is hosting this session aimed at helping PUI faculty find funding sources that will help them to establish or maintain an active and productive undergraduate research laboratory.