Tentative Schedule
Wednesdays  4 to 5 PM 205 Brown Lab 
HHMI Scholars, Peter White Fellows, Chemistry Alumni Fellows, and others including Science and Engineering Scholars
On your own
 What do you need to know about Safety in the Research Laboratory?
Please note: You need to have completed safety instructions in your research laboratory and/or on-line before you start work in a laboratory. If you have questions, contact Occupational Health and Safety.
June 7
Gore Hall

Undergraduate Research Ethics Conference
Dr. Thomas Powers, Department of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy administered by the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and graduate students. Sessions to be held in Gore Hall rooms 102, 103, 104, and 116.
June 13 What are you doing here this summer? Introduction to Research and issues you may encounter.
Dr. Harold White (Dept. Chemistry & Biochemistry, Director UD's HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program).
Dr. Gary Laverty (Dept. of Biological Sciences).
June 20 Don't stop now-Other University opportunities?
Susan Serra,
Service Learning Coordinator and Katharine KerraneSenior Associate Director, Honors Program, and undergraduate panelists
discussing National and International Scholarship Opportunities, Semester Abroad, Service Learning, and related opportunities. (Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Truman Scholarships, Fulbright Fellowships)
June 27
Student Voices. Students who have done undergraduate research for more than a year describe their experiences.
Allison McCague,   Hamza BhattiRohan Patel  (UD undergraduates involved in their second summer of reserach)
July 4
Holiday, No Meeting

July 11
How do I get into Graduate School? (Must attend this session and/or the August 1 session)
Dr. David Usher, (Dept. of Biological Sciences),
Dr. Melinda Duncan, (Dept. of Biological Sciences),
Dr. Svilen Bobev, (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Dr. Justin DiAngelo, BS Biology '02, PhD Univ. of Pennnsylvania '10 (Asst. Prof. Cell Biology at Hofstra University.)
What is it like to be a graduate student in the sciences?
July 18
Managing a career in science and alternative careers.What can you do with a science degree?
Career biographies of people with undergraduate degrees in science.

David Plastino (BS Chemistry '78, MA Business Administration Univ. of Michigan),
Dr. Jeff Safran,
(PhD Biochemistry University of Texas, JD Temple University) Patent lawyer specializing in intellectual property,
Dr. Vidadi M. Yusibov
, PhD University of Moscow, Executive Director of Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology
Katrinka Housley,
BS Biochemistry '07, Quality control scientist for DogFish Head Brewery.

July 25 How to communicate your Results - Conferences (Talks and Posters) 
Allison McCague and Hamza Bhatti with Barbara Garland, communications specialist
Judging Rubrics for the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition 2007
A good site for instructions on poster preparation. Other good sites: site 1 (Ohio State U), site 2 (UNC),
August  1

How do I get into Medical or other professional Schools?
(Must attend this session and/or the July 11 session)
Dr. David Usher (Dept. of Biological Sciences),
Christine Arenson, MD BS Chemistry '86, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Jefferson Medical School.
Faith A. Brosch, MD
BS Biology '9X,
Bruce Bowman MD, PhD, Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Biological Sciences

August 9

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Ed McCleskey
Scientific Officer, Howard HugHes Medical Institute
Plenary Lecture: 

"Why the fun of discovery is all that should matter to you"

1:30 P.M.
Clayton Hall

(Participants and their Poster Assignments to be posted in August)

Student Talks and Posters Presentations
Clayton Hall

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Program organized by David Usher [e-mail: dusher at udel.edu], Department of Biological Sciences
Page last updated: 17 July 2012  by Hal White [e-mail: halwhite at udel.edu], Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry