January 2011
 

Effective letters of evaluation: what to leave in, what to leave out and how best to prepare


EducationBY JOSEPH PROVOST AND PETER KENNELLY

Preparing letters of evaluation constitutes an important professional responsibility, one that takes a considerable amount of time – especially when there can be so many requests. Here are some tips on what to include and what to leave out.

 

JBC in the Classroom: Selecting appropriate research articles to introduce undergraduate students to primary literature


EducationBY BEN CALDWELL

In this special online only article, Ben Caldwell explains how he uses a Journal of Biological Chemistry paper for a more in depth examination of trimeric G proteins in a biochemistry II course.

 

Looking back on the ASBMB undergraduate poster competition


EducationBY TODD WEAVER AND DAVID BEVAN

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Affiliate Network will host its 15th annual Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition in Washington, D.C. on April 9. The competition has grown from just under 50 participants in 1997 to almost 180 in 2010. To celebrate this anniversary, we interviewed a number of former poster competition award winners to learn how ASBMB has affected their scientific careers.

 

Undergraduates receive ASBMB support for summer research projects


EducationBY BEN CALDWELL

This past summer, eight undergraduate students from six colleges and universities were awarded Undergraduate Research Awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Undergraduate Affiliate Network. Here, the students relate some of their experiences and what they learned.

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