In the news / Next Generation Workforce

NEWS
Past BIO5 KEYS interns continue to excel in the STEM fields by achieving prestigious awards, pursuing advanced degrees and giving back to the program.
 
NEWS
Six women representing various education and career stages openly shared their struggles, triumphs and advice with attendees at the virtual BIO5 Inspiring Women in STEM event on February 2.
 
NEWS
Students' course evaluations have long been problematic, then Covid-19 hit. No doubt, many professors don't want to be judged harshly for teaching in a less-than-ideal environment. So how are colleges handling evaluations during the pandemic? Teaching-and-learning experts provide their insights, including UArizona associate vice provost for instruction and assessment and BIO5 member, Dr. Lisa Elfring.
 
NEWS
Dr. Purnima Madhivanan’s global research experience has taught her that evidence-based interventions, aligning with community cultural patterns and values, are an important determinant of success when targeting diseases caused by HIV, HPV and SARS-CoV-2.
 
NEWS
The third annual BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship, this year awarded to eight outstanding postdoctoral researchers, grants financial support and facilitates guidance to enrich research and career growth.
 
NEWS
Dr. Bruce Walsh received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 International Congress in Quantitative Genetics in honor of his foundational textbooks, teaching, and outreach efforts.
 
NEWS
The BIO5 Institute successfully pivoted another student engagement program to a virtual format amid the COVID-19 pandemic with a fruitful first semester of the BIO5 Ambassadors Internship.
 
NEWS
Dr. Lisa Elfring draws inspiration from K-12 instructional methodology to place value on the student, improve their performance, and revive the joy of teaching.
 
NEWS

Music, metals and microbes are connected by more than just a leading consonant – for Dr. Michael Johnson, these three subjects harmonize to inspire his creativity and discovery. 

 
NEWS
People work hard to achieve the grades they earn, yet the key is to identify early on what tools will be most beneficial for you. As the semester comes to an end, many may be thinking about what they would have done better to receive the grade that they wanted in a course. Qualified professionals including UArizona CBC associate professor and BIO5 member Dr. John Jewett, gave feedback on how to prepare for certain types of challenges when studying.
 
NEWS
Funding has been awarded to five student teams to develop inventions that benefit society. The Student Innovation Challenge organized by Tech Launch Arizona, the office that commercializes inventions stemming from University of Arizona research, is continuing its series of competitions to engage students in innovation and commercialization. A team of Eller College students including BIO5 public affairs assistant Lily Andress, is developing a gaming headband for the hearing impaired.
 
NEWS
The annual BIO5 Inspiring Women in STEM event empowers girls and young women with advice to help navigate a STEM career while pursuing a balanced life.
 
NEWS

UArizona and BIO5 members Drs. Paloma Beamer, Judith Gordon, Janko Nikolich-Žugich, Jun Wang, and Frederic Zenhausern, share their tips for and experiences working with the media to broadcast their research to the general public.

 
NEWS
Three University of Arizona undergraduate students were competitively chosen to work virtually alongside BIO5 Institute administrative staff to enhance their personal and professional skills.
 
NEWS
Cellular and molecular medicine master’s student Mallory Thompson interacts with COVID-19 patients daily, strengthening her desire to pursue a medical degree following graduation.
 
NEWS
Innovative minds spanning several disciplines created partnerships to advance research and impact the lives of Arizonans at the second annual BIO5/BIOSA Faculty Industry Networking Event.
 
NEWS
Teaching labs will be among the first University of Arizona classes to meet in person when the fall semester begins, but they'll look a little different than usual. Dr. Hamish Christie, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and BIO5 member, offers a look inside a UArizona chemistry teaching lab as it prepares to welcome students back to campus.
 
NEWS
Harnessing the power of technology, the BIO5 Institute will virtually connect University of Arizona faculty and researchers with representatives from biotech, biomedical, and life science companies at the FINE event on Thursday, August 13, 2020.