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April 21, 2015
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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY NEWS AND EVENTS
Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology Colloquium presents "Big Data for Plant Ecology and Conservation" by Dr. Naia Morueta-Holme (UC Berkeley), 2:00-3:00 p.m., April 21, HH 543. To learn more about upcoming seminar presentations, visit: http://biology.sfsu.edu/content/EEC
Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science Seminar Series presents "Coping withToxic Foods: Using Transcriptomics to Investigate the Effect of Alexandrium fundyense on the Physiology of a Marine Copepod" by Dr. Petra Lenz (University of Hawaii), 3:30 p.m., April 22, Bay Conference Center. To learn more about upcoming seminar presentations, visit: http://rtc.sfsu.edu/seminar/index.htm
Colloquium in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology presents "Robustness and Metabolism of Plants" by Dr. Sue Rhee (Stanford University), 4:00-5:00 p.m., April 23, SCI 210. To learn more about upcoming seminar presentations, visit: http://biology.sfsu.edu/content/MCMB
Biology Development Committee seeks volunteers to take photos, help with set up and refreshment serving for Biology's 3rd Annual Alumni Event, April 23. Great opportunity to meet and network with alumni! For more information, email: email@example.com
Student Thesis Defense: "North American Cercis: A Morphometric and Phylogenetic Study" by Camille Nowell (Fritsch Lab), 3:00 p.m., April 24, California Academy of Sciences, L3 North Classroom. Everyone is invited, but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org requested.
Biology Stockroom host Spring 2015 Fisher Vendor Show, Noon-1:30 p.m., April 30, HH 5th Floor Lobby. Lunch provided. Everyone is invited!
Student Thesis Defense: "Dorsal Streams of Migrating Neurons in the Human Infant Brain" by David James, 2:00-4:00 p.m., May 6, TH 428.
9th Annual Biology Department Baccalaureate and Masters Recognition Ceremony, 10:00-Noon, May 24, GYM 100. (Students should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.) Tickets on sale (cash only) at Biology Stockroom (HH 539): $15/student; $15/guest (limited to four guests). Event may sell out, but any guest tickets available after May 1 will be sold on first come, first served basis.
Enrolling in Biology classes this Summer? Registration now open. For more information, visit: http://biology.sfsu.edu/2015Summer_Biology (Posted 4/7)
The Department of Biology and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) proudly present the 3rd annual Alumni Event "Networking in the 21st Century: From SF State to Biotech, Reflections from a SF State Alumna" by Judith Sernatinger (MA Cellular and Molecular Biology 1987) V.P., Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., April 23, 5:00 p.m., reception, HH 3rd Floor Lobby; 6:00 p.m., lecture, HH 501.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (COSE)/SF STATE/CSU NEWS & EVENTS
Important Note: Several phishing scams are reaching SF State accounts. An investigation is underway to determine the cause. If you fall for a phishing scam you should immediately change your password and report the incident to email@example.com For more information, contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-338-1420 (Posted 3/31)
2015 COSE Student Project Showcase, May 8. Registration deadline: April 29. Learn more at: http://www.sfsu.edu/~science/sps.html
ACADEMIC, RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (San Francisco) offers Internship. Must be a U.S. citizen and current undergraduate or graduate CSU student. To learn more, email: email@example.com or call: 909-537-3860. (Posted 3/24)
University of Belize Environmental Research Institute offers summer Study Abroad course in Tropical Marine Ecology and Consevation. Application deadline: April 30. Learn more at: www.eriub.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDING: FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships for undergraduates in environmental fields of study. Application deadline: May 19. For more information, visit: www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_gro_undergrad.html
Marine Aquarium Societies of North America offer scholarships for graduate and undergraduate majors in marine science or related fields. Application deadline: June 19. Learn more at: http://masna.org/masna-programs/scholarship-program/
EVENTS: STUDENT CLUBS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS
SF State Community Garden Opening, Noon-2:00 p.m., April 23, Mary Park Residential Hall. Free food, art and crafts!
California Academy of Sciences' Explore, Explain and Sustain! Spring lecture series presents "Your Brain on Story: The Neural and Cognitive Science behind the Startling Power of Story" by Dr. Kendell Haven, 3:00-4:00 p.m., April 23, Boardroom.
Linkedin invites Bay Area Chapters of the Society of Women Engineers to Mountain View campus for Women in Technology group, Noon-4:00 p.m., April 24. Lunch provided. Free event, but RSVP to email@example.com requested.
UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory John and Mary Louise Riley Seminar Series presents "Life on the Rocks: Integrative Biology of Life in the Intertidal Zone" by Dr. Kwasi Connor (UC Irvine), 4:00 p.m., April 29. For more information, visit: http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu or call: 707-875-2211.
Georgetown Sustainable Oceans Alliance presents "Sustainable Oceans Summit," April 25, Washington D.C. Learn more at: http://georgetownsoa.splashthat.com
NESCent 2015 Evolution Film Festibal and 5th Annual Video Competition. Deadline to submit 3-minute (or less) video that explains key concept, fun fact, compelling questions or area of evolution research: May 31 (11:00 p.m. EST). First place winner receives up to $1K; secong place receives $500. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://filmfestival.nescent.org
Great Basin Institute (Nevada) seeks summer Research Associates: Drought Monitoring Technicians, Recreation Technician, Wild Horse/Burro Monitoring Technician, Riparian Vegetation Specialist, AIM Monitoring Technicians, Vegetation/Habitat Assessment Field Lead and Social Media Technician. For more information, visit: www.thegreatbasininstitute.org (Posted 4/7)
Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids seeks summer science instructors. Learn more at: www.galileo-camps.com/jobs/summer-jobs#positions (Posted 3/31)
SF State Campus Academic Resource Program seeks Science Tutor. Salary: $11.50/hour. Must be upper division undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.0 or better GPA. For more information, email: email@example.com (Posted 3/31)
SF State's Student Involvement & Career Center offers "Quick Questions," 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Monday-Tuesday) and 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Wednesday-Thursday), Student Service Bldg, Room 206. Career counselor available for help with cover letters and resumes. For more information, visit: www.sfsu.edu/~sicc/
UCSF Lab seeks volunteer with strong background in molecular biology techniques (PCR, DNA cloning). 3 days/week, 8 hours/day, 6 months' commitment required. For more information, email your CV to Nadav.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://bts.ucsf.edu/ahituv (Posted 4/21)