For future reference or if you weren’t able to attend the Brown Bag Lunch yesterday, here are the slides presented by IMCI Director Holly Wichman regarding our Pilot Grant program. Please remember, you are welcome to reach out to the leadership team directly and at any time if you have questions about whether your research fits within the goals and objectives of IMCI.
Three graduate students and 1 postdoctoral fellow from the University of Idaho are attending the 2020 SACNAS virtual conference this week thanks to IMCI and the Lauren Ancel Meyers Scholarship fund.
Dr. Meyers, a featured Seminar Speaker earlier this semester, is the Cooley Centennial Professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics & Data Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a pioneer in the application of computational models to improve outbreak detection, forecasting and control. Professor Meyers leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and public health experts in uncovering the drivers of epidemics and building practical tools for the CDC and other global health agencies to track and mitigate viral threats, including COVID-19, pandemic influenza, Ebola, HIV, and Zika.
SACNAS serves as a broadly inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professional in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership within STEM.
This multidisciplinary and multicultural event includes motivational keynote speakers, student research presentations, cultural celebrations and 1-on-1 mentoring opportunities.
Congratulations to scholarship recipients Travis Seaborn, Chava Castaneda, Breanna Sipley and Kristen Martinet.
IMCI is continuing its support of our Carpentries workshops so that another cohort of instructors can participate in pedagogy training and become Carpentries instructors. IMCI asks you to teach at least one workshop or co-teach two workshops at U of I after we sponsor your training.
For BCB graduate students, helping with these workshops may satisfy the teaching requirements of your degree (contact Dr. Tank for details).
For postdocs and graduate students wanting teaching experience, we will set up the workshops as official BCB504 courses.
The instructor training does not teach technical skills but is a way to brush up on teaching methods, best practices for live-coding, and how to facilitate an inclusive learning environment. Of note, Carpentries-trained instructors have the option of being part of a nation-wide pool of instructors available for hire (paid travel) by other institutions.
For more information, contact JT Van Leuven or feel free to email any of the past instructors.
If you are interested in becoming a Carpentries instructor,
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