Spring 2019 Study Social
We are at end of the quarter, which means that FINALS ARE HERE! Time to start studying so that you can ace those exams! Study and prep with us as we are hosting a study social where you can hang out and study with other ASBMB members and friends. So if you are looking for a cozy place to study for your upcoming finals with other amazing Bio Sci students and friends, then come join us! This event will be held on TUESDAY, JUNE 4th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the SCC Meeting Room B. We hope to see you there!
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Interested in working in a research lab? 🔬ASBMB is pleased to announce that we are officially opening applications for our Undergraduate Research Internship Program! We have positions available within several professors’ labs, so if you are looking for laboratory and research experience, this is a great opportunity! If interested, please fill out this application: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScMz721nV_46DWSPR…/viewform. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
ASBMB Professional Headshots
Do you need a professional headshot photo for your LinkedIn profile or for your other professional profiles? We can help you out! ASBMB's talented photographer will take 4 professional photos for $7 for non-ASBMB members and $5 for ASBMB members. If you are interested, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFyMr_fIaZUSlDDidmX4uA0z3Lme7UfsTzIRqF4b6YGFD6lg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Membership Appreciation Night
That's a wrap on another school year! Before the school year officially ends, we here at ASBMB would like to thank all our members for a great year, and we hope to see many of you again in the future at our future events! For our graduating members, congratulations! 🎓We wish you all the best in your future endeavors; we know you'll all go on to do great things!
Last Tuesday, we had our Member Appreciation Night to honor our special members. We all had fun together and hopefully, we'll see you all one last time this school year at our Study Social on Tuesday, June 4th (7-9PM) in SCC Meeting Room B. Once again, thank you to all our amazing members, and we wish you the best of luck on finals!
Designing Innovation in Biotechnology & Jeopardy Night
Last Thursday, we had two special guests come out for our two events. First, we had Professor Katia Vega come to discuss her current research about beauty technology and the incorporation of beauty products with electronics to make the human body more interactive. A huge thank you to Professor Vega for coming out to share her research with us, and to one of our own ASBMB members, Mikaela Pham, for organizing this talk! We hope everyone was inspired from this talk and was able to learn something new!
Afterwards, we welcomed Alfredo Aguirre from Kaplan Test Prep, who also came out for our second general meeting, for a fun game of Jeopardy testing your knowledge about the GRE and MCAT, Davis trivia, and ASBMB. Thank you to Alfredo for coming out again, and we hope everyone had fun battling it out!
The quarter’s winding up soon, which means we only have a few events left 😞. This upcoming Tuesday, May 28th from 6-8:30 PM in the MU De Carli Room, we will have our Member Appreciation Night! Come out to hang with your fellow ASBMB members with food and prizes! Lastly, we’ll wrap up the quarter with our study social on the following Tuesday, June 4th from 7-9 PM in SCC Meeting Room B. We hope to see you all there!
Spring Second General Meeting
Thank you to those of you who came out to our Second General Meeting the past Thursday! We know it’s midterm season, so we appreciate all of you for coming out 😊At the meeting, we briefly discussed the various events, programs, and internships we have planned for the rest of the quarter. Then, we had a guest speaker, Alfredo Aguirre, from Kaplan Test Prep join us to discuss application timelines for graduate and professional schools, as well as describe the various ways you can get started studying for your graduate admissions exams with Kaplan. A huge thank you to Alfredo for coming out to talk to us!
Our next event, created by one of your fellow ASBMB members, will be “Designing Innovation in Biotechnology” with Professor Katia Vega as a guest speaker on Thursday, May 23. The following week (Week 9), we will also have a Member Appreciation Night, and a Study Social on Week 10! We also have a Company Lab Tour planned. Be sure to follow our Facebook page (ASBMB UAN at UC Davis) and follow us on Instagram @asbmbucd to stay updated!
AATC Personal Statement Workshop
ASBMB would also like to thank everyone who came to our AATC Personal Statement Workshop on Thursday! We would especially like to give a huge thank you to Elizabeth Barajas for hosting this workshop! At the workshop, Elizabeth gave an overview of personal statements and statements of purpose and provided strategies for writing a strong personal statement. Afterwards, everyone broke off into groups to start brainstorming ideas for writing our own personal statements. We hope everyone learned something useful from this workshop and feel better equipped to write a great personal statement! However, if you need additional one-on-one help with writing a personal statement, you can make an individual appointment with an AATC writing specialist here: https://tutoring.ucdavis.edu/writing.
Our next events will be our Second General Meeting on Thursday, May 2nd, during which we will have a Kaplan Student Ambassador discuss Pre-Health Graduate School Timelines, and the MME Science Expo at Marguerite Montgomery on Friday, May 3rd. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@asbmbucd) to stay updated on these events and more! We hope to see you all at our next events 😊😊
Spring First General Meeting
ASBMB would like to thank everyone who came out to our First General Meeting last Thursday evening. We saw both old faces and new, and it was great getting to meet and talk with some of you! 😊For those of you who couldn’t make it, we started off the meeting with a brief introduction of our organization, the benefits of becoming an ASBMB member, the events we have planned for the rest of the quarter, and the upcoming and ongoing programs we have. Afterwards, everyone broke off into teams and competed to see who could build the tallest tower using just tape, pieces of spaghetti, and one marshmallow. We hope everyone had fun tapping into their inner engineer and learning more about ASBMB!
Our next event will be our AATC Personal Statement Workshop next Thursday, April 18th at 6:10PM in Giedt 1003. Come to the workshop to get professional help on writing and improving your personal statements! We hope to see you there!
Lastly, remember to follow us on Instagram @asbmbucd and Facebook to stay updated with our upcoming events and programs!
We would like to thank everyone who came to our networking social and panel event with the Biotech Club on Thursday! During the event, our diverse panel answered questions from the audience, ranging from how to ask for letters of recommendation to what to do during gap years. Afterwards, everyone broke apart to network with our panel and eat delicious pizza! 🍕Thank you to the Biotech Club for helping us organize the event and a huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Morand, Allison Scott, and Konrad Miller! We hope everyone learned something useful and got their questions answered! We also invite you to check out Biotech Club’s group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103294746449088/
Our next event will be our Study Social on Pi day (Thursday, March 14th) from 7-9 PM in SCC Room A. We hope to see you there!
Last Wednesday, we held our Second General Meeting of the quarter! After a brief introduction of the events and programs we have planned for the rest of the quarter and academic year, we played Jackbox Party and got to see how funny our peers really are. Thank you to everyone who came, and we hope you all had as much fun as we had!
Next Friday on February 15th, we will be having a fundraiser at Panda Express. The fundraiser will be all day (10AM-10PM), so come by anytime to hang out with other ASBMB members and treat yourself to some delicious food!
Here is the link to the online copy of the flyer:
We are also having a professional headshot fundraiser! We will take 4 professional photos for $5 for ASBMB members, and $8 for non-ASBMB members. If you are interested in having your professional photos taken, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScFyMr_fIaZUSlDD…/viewform…
Last Wednesday, ASBMB hosted a tour of Dr. Jao's research lab. We hope you learned something new from Dr. Jao's current research on the regulation of cellular function in organelles such as the cilium and centrosomes. To read more about that, visit https://health.ucdavis.edu/cellbio/faculty/jao/.
A huge thank you to Dr. Li-En Jao for leading the tour and allowing us to make this lab tour possible. We hope to see everyone at our Second General Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:10PM in Haring 1227.
In other news, ASBMB is looking for interns! If you're interested in joining our team, then stay connected with us by liking us on Facebook, following us on Instagram @asbmbucd, or checking back on our website. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about our organization. We'll see you soon at an upcoming event, and we look forward to seeing your application to our internship program!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our LinkedIn Workshop from the ICC on Tuesday, and a huge thank you to Melanie Hooper, our guest speaker, and the Davis Financial Analyst Society (DFAS), who helped us organize this event! During the workshop, we learned how to build an attractive LinkedIn profile and use LinkedIn’s features to reach out to others and make strong connections. Afterwards, everyone broke into small groups and exchanged their LinkedIn profiles to help each other edit and polish their profiles. We hope everyone learned something useful during this workshop and was able to make new connections with other people!
However, if you need additional one-on-one help with using LinkedIn, be sure to make an appointment with the ICC here: https://icc.ucdavis.edu/services/advising.
Also, if you came to the workshop but weren’t able to sign in, please email us at email@example.com and let us know.
Lastly, if you’re looking to expand your LinkedIn network, feel free to connect with ASBMB on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asbmbucd/.
ASBMB would like to thank everyone who came out to our First General Meeting last Thursday evening. We saw a lot of new faces, and it was fun getting to personally meet and talk with some of you! 😊
For those of you who could not make it, we played Kahoot to inform everyone what our organization is about, the benefits of becoming an ASBMB member, the upcoming events we have coming up, and the ongoing projects we have. We even learned some interesting facts about our ASBMB board members! We hope everyone had fun snacking while playing Kahoot and learning more about ASBMB!
Lastly, remember to follow us on Instagram @asbmbucd to stay updated on our upcoming events. We hope to see you all again at our next events!😊
Thank you to everyone that came out to our seminar from the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center - URC! We hope that you found it informative and hopefully gave you a good idea about getting into research. Our guest speaker also touched on how research is not just being in a lab coat and pipetting, but it can also be the humanities as well. A big thank you to Sarah Stinson who was our presenter. We invite you to visit the URC's website at urc.ucdavis.edu. We look forward to seeing you soon at our Study Social next week Thursday, December 6th at 6pm. Let's study together! Lastly, don't forget to follow us on Instagram @asbmbucd.
As many of us are nearing midterms this upcoming week, ASBMB would like to thank everyone who attended our First General Meeting last Thursday evening. There were so many new faces, and it was wonderful to have the chance to personally meet a lot of you as well. We had the chance to play Two Truths and a Lie and found out that some of us are actually pretty good liars. *wink wink*
To recap (for those who could not make it), we gave everyone a generalized summary of what our organization is about, what past events we have hosted, the many benefits of becoming a member of ASBMB, and future programs/opportunities we would like to offer this school year.
Auxiliary Board Application have been released and ready for you to apply for! Here is the link with the positions https://goo.gl/forms/TP3KJaVHZolFrPs93 . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us here on Facebook!
If you are wondering when our next event will be, countdown to four days until our Mocktails Social this upcoming Thursday (October 18th) at 7pm in Hunt 100. This social's theme will be Job Interviews, so we ask that everyone attending dress in their best interview outfit. More information will be released about the event shortly.
🍸 We hope to see all of you on Thursday for Mocktails! 🍹
Membership Appreciation Night
That’s a wrap on this fantastic school year, everyone! Before we have our Study Social tomorrow night for you all, we here at ASBMB at UC Davis would like to thank all of our members (old and new!) and we look forward to seeing many of you again next year at our future events. For our graduating members, we bid you an awesome congratulations on this amazing milestone and wish all the best in your future endeavors. We could not have done any of this without you and we truly cannot thank everyone enough. This past Thursday, we had our Member Appreciation Night and honored some of our top members with gift baskets as a sign of gratitude for their active participation. It was an exciting time among all of us with fun games like Guess my Element, Real or Made-Up Incident Reports, Estimate this Prof’s RateMyProfessors, and looked through UC Davis Facebook Meme page together. We had a blast and hopefully, we’ll see you tomorrow night (7-10pm) at the SCC in Room E for our Study Social. Again, thank you everyone and best of luck on all your finals!
Making connections by networking is essential for undergraduate students who want to pursue a professional degree. Last Sunday, we had our now biennial Networking Social. Our Networking Social was an opportunity for undergraduate students to connect with many professionals who are in a wide range of occupations, from research to medicine. This is a great environment where you can ask questions and make intriguing conversation with people who can help you achieve your goals. We also got to see several ASBMB at UCD alumni there as well, which allowed us to check in with them about their professional lives after UC Davis. We were also honored to host two clubs at this event: the Biotechnology Club and ISPE. Feel free to check out their websites at www.orgsync.com/58359/chapter and www.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ispe/ ! Both clubs can provide even more possibilities in other related fields to biochemistry and molecular biology.
ASBMB x Singer Lab Tour
Hope everyone enjoyed our second lab tour of the quarter at the Singer Lab! It was a great experience for our members to see the many undergraduate labs we have on campus. Everyone had the chance to look at the cool equipment and gain access to an inside look on a few research projects everyone in the lab was working on. Looking forward to seeing more of our members at our future events!
Volunteer at a Science Expo with ASBMB UCD
We are participating in the Marguerite Montgomery Elementary Science EXPO on Friday, May 4th, 10:20 - 1:00 PM. We would appreciate any volunteers to help demonstrate our experiment. Our experiment will be the Chemical Traffic Light Experiment. Read about it here.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this RSVP form. You would not need to be free the entire time, you will have your own 30 minute shift(s).
WHEN: 05/04 (Friday) 10:30am -1:00pm
WHERE: Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
1441 Danbury St, Davis, CA 95618
In fun news, Morning Sign Out at UC Davis and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology teamed up to hold a JEOPARDY NIGHT SOCIAL for you all! This gave us all an opportunity to test out our knowledge and at the end of the event, it was a team of ASBMB members that won! (Yay us!) Since we had such a great time, we look forward to collaborating with MSO in the near future! Feel free to check out MSO’s website at www.davismorningsignout.com !
Research Mentorship Application Closed
Interested in getting research experience with a laboratory on campus? Apply to join ASBMB's Research Mentorship Program! This year ASBMB is collaborating with principle investigators such as Dr. Fischer and Dr. Trimmer to bring enthusiastic and hard working undergraduates to their labs to learn laboratory skills and more. These positions are only available to PAID ASBMB members, so if you would like more information or would like to join ASBMB please contact any of the board members today!
Applications are now closed and under review.
On Monday, we toured the Callis Lab, and Dr. Callis began by showing us all the rooms and equipment used by the different labs while providing information and stories such as a little kid during picnic day who pulled the shower, causing a huge spill on the floor. Then she took us into her lab walked us through her lab showing the equipment, examples of PCR results, Arabidopsis on plates, a tobacco plant, and more. Hopefully this lab tour gave some of our members a good idea of what kinds of undergraduate labs we have on campus. Thank you for coming and hope to see you at our future events.
Last night, ASBMB had our first general meeting of the spring quarter! It was wonderful to witness several familiar faces as well as the many new faces in the crowd. We hope you learned a little bit more about our club, while also enjoying our Pictionary-Telephone icebreaker when plenty of laughter was spread throughout the event. To recap, we gave out information about our club, what past events we have hosted, and the many benefits of becoming a member of ASBMB (like our partnership with the Princeton Review!) For those who did not have a chance attend yesterday, don't sweat it! We will be hosting an abundance of events this quarter, including our Networking Social, so feel free to keep an eye out for more information about those. We will also be having a fundraiser very soon, so we hope to see you treating yourself to some good food while supporting our club! Thank you to everyone that came out to attend our event and we look forward to seeing you all in no time!
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