Student and Faculty Activities

Undergraduate Student Lounge 
Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Fest
Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committees Travel Awardee Reception
International Travel Awardee Luncheon
Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair
Teaching Science Like We Do Science: Integrating Research and Education Workshop
Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition
Graduate Student Breakfast
Undergraduate Student Pizza "Breakfast"
Biophysics 101: X-Ray Crystallography
Career Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Finding a Job and Finding Success
Wiki-Edit Contest Kick-off: The Importance of Open License Media to Our Science

Undergraduate Student Lounge 

Saturday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 18

This special space is reserved for undergraduate meeting attendees looking for a place to relax or catch up on coursework they may be missing while at the Annual Meeting. Members of the Education Committee, which sponsors this lounge, will pop in to talk with student attendees about career paths and opportunities. The Undergraduate Student Lounge will be located in the South Moscone Center Rotunda, near the Career Center. 

 

Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Fest

Saturday, February 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come network with other undergraduates who are attending the meeting, hang out, and learn about their research projects. Undergraduates that are presenting posters at the meeting are invited to practice their poster presentations in a relaxed setting during this event. Pre-registration is required to present. Organized by the Education committee. 

Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committees Travel Awardee Reception

Saturday, February 15, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

During this reception, students, postdocs, and early career scientists will be honored and presented with their travel awards by the chairs of the Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committees.

Speaker:

Linda Columbus, University of Virginia

International Travel Awardee Luncheon

Sunday, February 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A number of international students, postdocs, and scientists will be recognized during this luncheon for their outstanding achievements in biophysics research. This event is hosted by the International Relations Committee.

 

Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair

 Monday, February 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
This fair will introduce students and postdoctoral candidates to colleges and universities with leading programs in biophysics. Registration is not needed to participate as a student. The deadline to register your institution has passed. For more information view the flier
 
Please contact April Dela Vega (adelavega@biophysics.org) with questions. 

Teaching Science Like We Do Science: Integrating Research and Education Workshop

Sunday, February 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This workshop is designed to highlight undergraduate STEM education initiatives at the national level. The presentations and discussion will focus on both resources available for faculty to aid them in developing effective practices and funding opportunities for faculty interested in bringing curricular and instructional change to their courses.

Speakers:

Terry Woodin, NSF
Melissa McCartney, Science in the Classroom, AAAS

Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition

Sunday, February 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This session will feature students who are presenting posters at the Meeting and have indicated they wish to participate in the competition at the time of abstract submission. During the competition, students will give a five-to-seven minute verbal presentation of their posters to one or more judges. Winners will be recognized on Monday evening prior to the National Lecture.
 
For more information please visit this SRAA webpage.  
 

Graduate Student Breakfast

Monday, February 17, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

This breakfast presents an opportunity for graduate student members of the Society to meet and discuss the issues they face in their current career stage. Members of the Early Careers Committee will be there to talk about grant activities specific to graduate students. They will also be available to answer questions about how the Committee serves graduate students in the biophysical community, and to recruit new Committee members. Limited to the first 100 attendees.
 

Undergraduate Student Pizza "Breakfast"

Monday, February 17, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Education Committee will host this “breakfast” for undergraduate students. This session will serve as a valuable networking and social opportunity to meet other students and Committee members, to discuss academic goals and questions, and to develop a biophysics career path. The 2014 Emily Gray Awardee will also give a talk at this event.  

In addition to registered attendees, local undergraduates who reside within a 100-mile radius of the Moscone Center and are not presenting an abstract are invited to attend this free event. Registration for this event includes access to the Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair in addition to the entire Meeting on Monday, February 17. Click here for more details and registration information.

Meeting attendees do not need to pre-register for this event.

Speaker:
Alberto Diaspro, Italian Institute of Technology
 

Biophysics 101: X-Ray Crystallography

Monday, February 17, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 
2014 is the International Year of Crystallography, and the biophysical end of this 100-year-old field is indeed burgeoning with revolutionary results and new methodologies. Solving macromolecular structures has also now become quite feasible for a non-structural-biology lab. This year’s "Biophysics 101" session will include two lectures on this topic, outlining the practice of x-ray crystallography for not-yet-experts and describing some of its uses and rewards. The session is part of a continuing series of symposia initiated by the Education Committee to educate the Society membership about fundamentals of various biophysical techniques with which they may not be familiar but might want to use.

Speakers:
Jim Pflugrath, Rigaku
Charles Pemble, Duke University

Career Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Finding a Job and Finding Success 

Tuesday, February 18, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This session, sponsored by the Education Committee, will provide graduate students, postdocs, and current faculty with information and resources on career options at PUIs. Speakers are faculty members at PUIs who have been successful in their positions. 


Moderator: Scott Feller, Wabash College

Speakers:
Julia Koeppe, Ursinus College
Paulo Almeida, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Edwin Li, Saint Joseph's University


Wiki-Edit 2014 Contest Kick-off: The Importance of Open License Media to Our Science

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Interested in learning more about the need for open-license media, and
perhaps entering the Society’s second annual wiki-edit contest to do
your part for biophysics, on the medium we all use? Come to this
demonstration and discussion for contest entrants and anyone curious
about the do’s and don’ts of posting images and the broader impact of
such activities. The 2013 wiki-edit contest winners will also be
introduced at the session. Register your username, do an edit, and get
a WikiProject Biophysics button to wear!

Speakers:
Daniel Mietchen, WikiProject Open Access and Museum für Naturkunde,
Berlin (User:Daniel Mietchen)
Jane Richardson, BPS Past President and addicted wiki editor (User:Dcrjsr)

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