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Accepting applications for the Hirsch Family Award

March 6, 2012
The Hirsch Family Award provides a $1,000 scholarship for a continuing, full-time student majoring in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Neuroscience at UIC who displays academic excellence and has a minimum GPA of 3.50. To apply, click here. The deadline for Spring 2012 applications is March 12, 2012.

Click here to apply.

Biology Graduate Program Open Houses

October 14, 2010
If you are thinking about graduate study in the biological sciences, please consider joining us for our upcoming open house events:

Open House for Graduate Study in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, October 22, 2010
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,
(For further information, and to register, please email Corinna Kitcharoen at ckitch1@uic.edu.)

Open House for Graduate Study in the Neurosciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, October 29, 2010
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
(For further information, and to register, please email Bernadette Fredricks at bfred@uic.edu.)

Activities will include:
• Faculty research presentations and lab demonstrations
• An overview of our graduate program
• Poster session and lunch with our graduate students
• Tour of research facilities

Graduate Program Open Houses

October 5, 2008
Open houses will be held for the Graduate Program in Neurobiology and the Graduate Program in Molecular, Cellular, and Develpmental Biology. For more information, please visit the main graduate studies page.

Mock Interview Workshop

July 8, 2008
The Colleges of LAS and Business will be holding a mock interview workshop on Friday, Aug. 22 for students graduating in Fall 08, Spring 09, or Summer 09. At the workshop: 1) professional employers will conduct an individual mock interview with you and offer feedback on your interviewing skills, resume, and professional attire, 2) you will get fully registered with the Office of Career Services allowing you to participate in on-campus interviewing and view job postings, and 3) you will gain information on cover letter writing and networking. To register contact the Office of Career Services (312-996-2300) by Aug. 15th. There is a $7 fee that includes lunch.

Education Careers Presentation

July 7, 2008
The College of Education will be giving a presentation on careers in education from 6-8 on July 15 in 3233 EPASW. To RSVP email fcollaso@uic.edu.

Pre-health Workshops

March 19, 2008
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers several seminars each semester to help guide pre-health students. Please visit http://www.las.uic.edu/prehealth to see a list of upcoming workshops.

Microbiology Lab Assistant Needed

February 29, 2008
The Disability Resource Center is seeking a lab assistant for a student with a disability. Duties will include helping the student with lab tasks and taking lab notes for the student on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to noon. They are looking for a hardworking and dedicated student who has preferably taken or is currently in BIOS 351. If interested, please contact Jennifer Peters at the Disability Resource Center by phone at 312-413-2183 or by email at jhalve1@uic.edu

2008 WISE Scholarships Available

February 27, 2008
The 2008 Women In Science and Engineering Scholarship Application is now available. Please see http://www.uicwise.org/community/initiatives/2.html to read about the three scholarships and to download an application form. The deadline is March 7, 2008..

Udall Scholarship

February 12, 2008
Applications are currently being accepted for the Udall Scholarship. This is a $5000 award for sophomores and juniors who are interested in careers in environmental science, engineering, advocacy-–anything that works for the betterment of the environment. The deadline for this award is March 5 and the application requires several short essays and asks for 3 reference letters. If you would like to know more about the scholarship you can find out more at www.udall.gov.

Study Abroad First Step Info Sessions

January 30, 2008
Have you been thinking about studying abroad but dont know how to get started? Attend a First Step Info Session where you will learn about the application process and how to integrate study abroad into your curriculum.
When: Mondays & Thursdays at 2pm and Tuesdays at 12:30
Where: 502 University Hall (Study Abroad Office)
Sign up today via email at sao@uic.edu or give us a call at 312-413-7662. Earn UIC credits, expand your horizons and add something exciting to your resume all while exploring a new country! Financial aid may apply and special scholarships are available. The application deadline for Summer and Fall 2008 programs is March 7th!

Bodmer Science Travel Award

December 5, 2007
Applications are being accepted for the Bodmer Science Travel Award, which provides support for upper-level undergraduate and first- or second- year graduate students to travel abroad for science-related study, seminars or workshops. Click here for more information and an application.

New LAS Pre-health Website

April 10, 2007
The Liberal Arts and Sciences advising office has set up a website for pre-health students. Currently, the website can be used to register for upcoming pre-health workshops. In the future, there will be additional information of interest to pre-health students. Students who RSVP for current workshops on the site will be entered into a raffle (but must actually attend the workshop to win). Click here to check out the new pre-health website and register for upcoming workshops.

Panel on Scientists in Public Leadership

March 14, 2007
Join Kachet Bonds (Junior, Bios/Pre-med) and Etka Panchal (Freshman, Bios/Pre-med) as they talk about their experience at the 2007 Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Women in Science/Technology & Policy seminar. Kachet & Etka met representatives from the US Government, US agencies, and private industry. Please join them as they share why they went, what they learned, and why you should attend similar leadership seminars. Come discuss how you can take your science & engineering background and work on policy matters.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 (Pi Day)
3:00 PM
Lecture Center A7

Sponsored by the UIC Women in Science & Engineering Program

November is National Career Development Month

November 20, 2006
November is National Career Development Month. To kick off the month, Career Services is hosting an open house for staff, faculty, and students. Visit their office, meet their staff, learn more about their services and resources, and enjoy light refreshments. The open house is Wednesday, November 1, in Student Services Building Room 3050 from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

Tutoring and Extra Help

November 10, 2006
Need extra help in a class? There are peer study groups in the Science Learning Center and tutoring is offered through the Honors College. Many of the courses required by Biological Sciences majors are covered. Check it out!

Academic Center for Excellence

November 10, 2006
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is a multifaceted academic support program designed to help UIC students accomplish their academic goals, and is open to all UIC students, from freshman through graduate level. ACE offers tutoring and workshops on topics from successful study strategies to being a successful transfer student. Check their website for information on their programs.