Six things your research mentor wants you to know


Most mentors do a solid job informing a new undergrad of the basic requirements of a research position. Typically, they cover the expected time commitment, lab safety procedures, lab dress code, and guidelines for writing a pre-proposal or end-of-semester report. When it comes to working at the bench, most mentors remember to share technical tricks with a new researcher and offer guidance on getting organized, programming equipment and finding research supplies.

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Recap of ASBMB undergraduate education conference


Molecular biology and biochemistry educators with a wide variety of viewpoints on best practices for undergraduate education gathered for the ASBMB-sponsored special symposium “Transforming undergraduate education in the molecular life sciences.” The fourth in a biennial conference series, the conference took place this summer at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.

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