FSU - Biological Science

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 20-08-31


August 31 through September 4, 2020

Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, September 3, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, ZOOM—FACULTY MEETING

Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, September 3, 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Zoom—NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM WORKSHOP Evenings of Thursday September 3 and Friday September 4, 5-7pm each day via Zoom. Only pre-registered participants will be provided the Zoom link or admitted to the meeting. Preregister by September 1 at https://forms.gle/aPRouV8M1iWUujTa9. Dr. Alan Lemmon (Dept. Scientific Computing), Dr. Emily Lemmon, Dr. Sophie McCoy and Dr. Emily duVal (Dept. Biological Science), offer a workshop for senior undergraduates, 1st and 2nd 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.
Prior to the workshop, students please look at the fellowship website for information (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/) and to verify that you are eligible to apply (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20587/nsf20587.htm ). Open to all relevant departments and colleges (science and engineering); share widely. Contact Dr. Emily Lemmon with questions: chorusfrog@bio.fsu.edu

Friday, September 4 – Friday, September 4, 11:15 am – 11:15 am, Zoom—COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Characterizing variable-number tandem repeats with repeat pangenome graphs," Dr. Mark Chaisson, Quantitative and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Host: Dr. Xian Fan, Department of Computer Science, Florida State University. Join on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/7410945215

Friday, September 4 – Friday, September 4, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Zoom —ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Building classroom inclusivity through educational research: learning from the EDU-STEM network," Dr. Sophie McCoy, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Presented from 1024 KIN, live via Zoom. Links to talks will be sent via departmental EE email lists. For link without subscription to the mailing list, please contact Michael Cortez (mcortez@fsu.edu).

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