Membership Appreciation Night
The school year is coming to an end but before it does, make sure you come to the Member Appreciation Night! Since you all are very appreciated, we want to celebrate your commitment. There wouldn't be ASBMB without you. After all your hard work and dedication towards the club, you all deserve to be recognized. For all the paid members, there will be gift baskets, awards, food, music and activities. It's time to take a small break before finals and feel less stressed. Please join us and have some fun, this is for all of you after all.
*Non-members must pay a small fee of $3 to cover food costs
Where: SCC Meeting Room D
When: Thursday, May 31st
Time: 8:00-10:00 PM
Making connections by networking is essential for undergraduate students who want to pursue a professional degree. What better way to make those connections than by coming to this year's Networking Social! Here you will meet 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 will help you achieve your goals. The Networking Social will be on May 20th from 12 pm- 2 pm. Dress professionally and bring your resumes, especially if you're looking for a summer internship.
RSVP with the link down below:
ASBMB x Singer Lab Tour
When: Tuesday, May 8th
Time: 5:10 - 6:00 PM
Where: Briggs Hall
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 are teaming up to hold a JEOPARDY NIGHT SOCIAL for you all!
How confident are you in your science knowledge? Can you really call yourself a true Aggie? Come out to our Jeopardy Night to test your know-hows! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and take a breather from studying (while still exercising your brain)! We'll also be providing pizza and drinks for those who come (please RSVP to this event to ensure that we'll have enough food for everyone)!
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 (7-9PM)
LOCATION: 1309 Grove (Right across from 123 Science Lecture Hall)
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!
A huge thank you to Adam Cadre from the Princeton Review who came up here to give us a nice laugh while also giving out a clear idea of the general graduate school timeline. We had a great time hearing about the many fun facts and history about the GRE. We hope you all learned a lot from Adam and feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns at email@example.com or (510) 214-2346. Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to this event and we hope to see you soon at our Tian lab tour before Thanksgiving break!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our second general meeting where we updated our members on our club's recent news and gave information about our club to those who were not at the first general meeting! We had fun giving out chocolate during our tricky riddle icebreaker. Since our board is now complete, our members also had the opportunity to meet our new board officers as well. Furthermore, our new T-shirts came in, so many of you are already showing them off around campus. If you are a paid member and did not attend our second general meeting, you are able to pick up a shirt at any of our upcoming events.
Many thanks for all that came out to join us and hope to you next week during our Princeton Review event!
We had a great time our own customized pizza and we hope you guys did too. Thank you for supporting ASBMB and our future events, if you went to Blaze and would like to get points, please show your receipt or proof that you were there.
Hope you guys had fun during our game night social!!
We got to play fun games such as Cards Against Humanities, Jenga, Bang!, Tetris, Mario Kart, and Just Dance on the Nintendo Switch. It was fun socializing and getting to know everyone! Hope to see your faces around more often!
A big thank you to everyone who came out to our First General Meeting of the 2017-2018 school year! We went over some of our past events like cool lab tours with companies and labs on campus, workshops with professionals, and our annual networking social! We also gave information about our membership options and partnership with The Princeton Review. We also paired with groups and had some interesting riddles on the board, I hope you all had fun and enjoy your highlighters or pens. We hope you all got the chance to build your network and made new friends!
Thank you for coming and we hope to see you at future events.
If you weren't able to make it, have any questions, or would like a recap, don't be afraid to contact us.
On Wednesday, we had our second campus lab tour with Dr. McKenney.
Dr. McKenney gave a brief presentation about the biology of motor proteins and their function in the cell, then explained the various techniques used in his research to better understand a specific motor protein, Dynein. Students were then taken into the lab to look at the equipment used during the research. He explained the various functions of different pieces of equipment and their role in his research, and walked students through the process of amplifying and isolating proteins to study under the microscope.
Last Wednesday, we took a break from our on-campus lab tour series to visit Novozymes. We began with a short introduction to the biotech company, its background, and the large variety of products they produce using enzymes and microorganisms. We were shown their multiple departments with cutting edge technologies and robotics.
The students got to see the inner workings of the company and daily tasks that researchers were completing. We got to see latest robotic technology used for testing samples and also got to interact with the technicians present. We got to see the communicative trichology like the telepresence and have a better understanding about career paths at Novozymes.
This Friday, we started our lab tour series for Spring Quarter with Dr. Albeck's Laboratory. Our participants started their tour with Dr. Albeck's short presentation of his interests, experience, and research. He shared a glimpse from his childhood and the path he took in order to get to his current research. Dr. Albeck's Lab research is about the EGFR/Ras/MAPK network and how it plays a role in cell signaling, cancer, and developmental disease. It's a very promising model system for studying signal transduction with the use of traditional and computational methods. We hope you've learned and enjoyed this lab tour and look forward to the other ones we have in store for you this quarter! We hope to see you all in our other lab tours and events!
We had our Round Table on Thursday, April 20, with our esteemed panel of professors from the College of Biological Sciences: Dr. J. Clark Lagarias, Dr. Andrew Fisher, Dr. Julian Maloof, and Dr. Dave Wilson. Each professors gave a short introduction about their research, experience, and projects. Then, participants were able to rotate from professor to professor in groups of 3-4 people and were given about 15 minutes to talk to our panelists and discuss their career goals, internships, and research, to name a few. We would like to thank everyone who came to the event and we hope you were able to not only learn more about science and research field, but also be able to network with our professors and even got some advice. We also like to give a huge thank you to our panelists of professors who took their time and participate in our event. We look forward to seeing you all to our future events!
We had our first general meeting for the spring quarter on Thursday. We gave information on what our club is all about, our past and future events, and membership. Then we ended the meeting with a Speed Friending activity to provide our members a chance to actually get to know each other. They talked to multiple people about anything they wanted, whether it be about classes, their major, their hobbies, and more. We hope you all can connect with each other and build your network.
Thank you for coming and please come out to our future events!
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