First Winter 2019 General Meeting
We hope your first week of winter quarter is going great! Why not start this year off strong by getting to know other students that share the same academic and professional interests as you? ASBMB will be hosting its First General Meeting with a game night as well as snacks and refreshments!
We will also be explaining what our association is about and our plans for the rest of the academic year. We will discuss the various benefits of joining our association, such as upcoming lab tours, internships, and other opportunities that are geared towards your career advancement.
We are open to all majors who are interested in science, so if you want to check us out and see what we have to offer or maybe make new friends, then come attend our meeting on THURSDAY, January 17 from 7:10PM to 8:00PM at HARING HALL 1227. We hope to see you there!
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 email@example.com 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!
It's about that time, FINALS are right around the corner! What a perfect time to start getting your "study on" if you haven't started already! Do you want a nice, comfortable, and quiet space full of highly motivated ASBMB club members? If so, come on down this upcoming Wednesday, March 14th, from 7 pm to 10 pm in Room E in the SCC. This is for paid members only! Snacks, scantrons, and blue books will be provided! Be prepared to ACE your FINALS! :)
Last Thursday, we had a company lab tour at Marrone Bio Innovations. Our members were able to interact with the tour guide and lab equipment as well as gain insight into current industry projects and the duties of an intern at Marrone Bio Innovations. Hope you learned a lot from this event and we hope to see everyone soon at our future events.
Last Thursday, we collaborated with the ICC and hosted a resume building workshop. The speaker gave details about the best way to build a resume, which is especially useful for the Internship and Career fair coming up this week! She spoke about the preferred verbs, types of experience, overall organization of a resume. Thank you for attending the event!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Princeton Review event on Monday even with the cold winter weather that night. We received a load of information about the med school admissions timeline as well as the significance of the MCAT for applicants and matriculants alike. It was interesting to learn that an MCAT score at around the 93rd percentile is where med school admissions officers begin to turn heads. An even bigger thank you to Stephanie who was our speaker for the night and if you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact Alysse Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday, ASBMB had a very brief second general meeting where we updated everyone on our upcoming events planned for the next couple of weeks. After that, we had the honor of hosting a Q & A with our amazing guest speaker (and club moderator), Dr. Larry Morand! Everyone had a chance to discover the secrets behind a professor's mind as well as finding out Dr. Morand's opinions and tips on important topics such as gap years, resumes, letter of recommendations, and even some fun personal topics like ramen! It was awesome to see many of you come out to this event and we hope you all learned a little something from Dr. Morand. We look forward to see everyone very soon at our Princeton Review event on next Monday!
ASBMB Bowling Social!
Thank you to everyone who came to our bowling social and hope you had a super fun time! We didn't know that we had some resident bowlers in ASBMB (shoutout to Hiro with the highest scores). I hope we can catch everyone at our next social!
Last night, ASBMB had our first general meeting of the quarter! It was nice to see some familiar faces as well as the many new faces in the crowd. We hope you learned a little bit more about our club after having a nice icebreaker for everyone to get to know each other more. To recap, we talked about what our club is about, what past events we have hosted, and the many benefits of becoming a member of ASBMB. Also, we are looking for interns and more information about that will be posted on all our platforms, so if you're interested, keep a lookout for that.
For those who did not have a chance attend yesterday, don't sweat it! We will be having our second general meeting at the beginning of next month, so watch out for more information about that. We will also be having a bake sale coming up in the MU Quad area, so feel free to stop by, ask questions, and maybe even buy a treat for yourself! Thank you to all that came out even with the wet weather last night and we look forward to seeing everyone very soon!
Thank you to all that joined us at the SCC for the ASBMB Study Social! This was a members only event where we provided light refreshments, scantrons, blue books, and an opportunity to study with your peers! We hope to see you guys very soon next year at our winter quarter events!
We hope everyone who attended our Tian lab tour had an awesome time seeing the many cool research projects in their lab. There was a full house on the tour yesterday! Thank you to Liz Unger for her presentation on fluorescent sensors for neurotransmitters and shout out to our ASBMB President, Leon, for giving us the tour of the entire lab. Thanks for coming out to join us and we hope to see you at our Study Social after Thanksgiving break!
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