September 2010
 

A Few Things to Consider When Searching for a Graduate Program


Landing---Grad-SchoolBY PETER J. KENNELLY

So, you're thinking of applying to graduate school. Here are a few tips to help you find the right school and make the application process go a little more smoothly.

 

Richard Hanson: A Maestro of Metabolism


Landing - Science-FocusBY NICK ZAGORSKI

Artist, educator, biochemist and more...learn about longtime ASBMB member Richard Hanson.  

 

Science on Wheels: Delivering Hands-on Experiments to Schools across the Country


Landing - BiobusBY NANCY VAN PROOYEN

In 2007, Ben Dubin-Thaler purchased a 1974 San Francisco transit bus from Craigslist and transformed the inside of the bus into a mobile laboratory classroom, complete with state-of-the-art microscopes, computers and three rows of blue vinyl-covered, cushioned benches. Today, the BioBus travels around the country, bringing an interactive science education to more than 10,000 students each year.

 

Teaching Science Through Protein Modeling


Landing - SMART-TeamsBY TIM HERMAN 

The Milwaukee School of Engineering Center for BioMolecular Modeling has been developing programs that introduce high school students and their teachers to the “real world of science” through protein modeling activities. 

 

The Role of Postdocs, PIs and Institutions in Training Future Scientists


Landing---PostdocBy ZOË FONSECA KELLY, DARWIN J. OPERARIO, L. DAVID FINGER JR. AND ANTHONY J. BAUCUM II

Postdocs, principal investigators, institutions, funding agencies and nonprofits all must make strides in postdoctoral education and training that emphasize developing both research skills and professional competencies to ensure that postdocs achieve future success and that science in general becomes more productive. 

 

Virtual Reality in Science Education


Landing - TechnologyBY NICK ZAGORSKI

Technology is becoming more widespread in education, from virtual lecture halls and laboratories to islands in online worlds. Here, Nick Zagorski explores three examples of some innovative approaches to integrate technology into science teaching.

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