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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 16-08-29


August 29 through September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 9:00 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "An evolutionarily conserved plant RKD factor controls germ cell differentiation: discussion of Koi et al., 2016. Current Biology 26: 1775-1781.," Dr. Hongchang Cui, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, September 1, 3:30 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE FACULTY MEETING

Friday, September 2, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION , Welcome Event. Host: Ecology and Evolution Group, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Saturday, September 3, 8:00 am, 1024 KIN—NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION WORKSHOP Dr. Alan Lemmon (Dept. Scientific Computing), Dr. Emily Lemmon, and Dr. Emily DuVal (both Dept. Biological Science), all previous NSF-GRFP awardees, offer a workshop for senior undergraduates, first and second year graduate students in the sciences and engineering on how to apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious award that provides three years of stipend (at least $34,000 per year), and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to successful applicants. Workshop includes panel discussion with recent graduate student awardees, examples of successful and unsuccessful proposals and reviews, details of applying, strategies for writing a strong proposal, tips for making your proposal stand out, and many other topics. Coffee & bagels provided. To reserve a spot at the workshop, RSVP (including your department and college) to Emily DuVal by filling out the online form: Contact Emily at with questions. Prior to the workshop, students please look at the fellowship website for information ( and to verify that you are eligible to apply (

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