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CSUPERB Newsletter - August 2020

Hello! Oi! As campuses have started instruction or are preparing to start, I am thinking of all of th
CSUPERB Newsletter - August 2020
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Hello! Oi!
As campuses have started instruction or are preparing to start, I am thinking of all of the faculty, students and family members who are being affected by the fires in different parts of the state. Some of our campuses are more impacted than others. Also, the events in Kenosha are serving as a reminder that we have so much work to do to tackle systemic racism in this country. We are planning the next steps to support our community on how to continue to engage as an antiracist.
Here at CSUPERB, the I-Corps program just completed its Summer Sprint. CSU I-Corps August Sprint had eight teams across five campuses and BIO I-Corps had 19 participants that were grouped into 5 teams. I was able to watch the final presentations and reflections of the CSU I-Corps teams and was impressed with the depth and ability that these teams were able to pivot after their interviews. I look forward to seeing how these projects progress and how participants’ newly acquired skills support their professional progress. A big shout out to the I-Corps teaching team, especially Stanley Maloy, for leading these efforts.
We are excited to announce the requests for proposals for the majority of our awards and grants programs, which include:

  • The Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award
  • Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award
  • Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars Program
  • 2020 Fall Student Travel Grant Program
  • Andreoli Faculty Service Award
  • CSU Biotechnology Faculty Research Award
  • Curriculum Development Grant Program
  • 2020 Fall Faculty Travel Grant Program
  • New Investigator Grant Program
  • Research Development Grant Program
  • Special Events Program
  • COVID-19 Research Recovery Microgrant Program (*New)
More information can be found here.
In terms of programming, we had our “Prepare for Fall Webinar” with faculty Aparna Sreenivasan and Christine Valdez focusing on their lessons learned based on their Spring and Summer teaching experiences. A recording is available for those of you who may have missed it.
We are happy to share the details of our CUREs Mini-Symposium. Disruptions from COVID-19 forced faculty teaching face-to-face CUREs to re-envision their curriculum. The gains made in modifying CUREs in Spring and Summer 2020 will be valuable in Fall 2020, and for future crisis-oriented disruptions triggering the need for virtual class delivery. CUREs experts within the CSU system will share their tips and wisdom on how they did this. The Mini-Symposium will commence with a public gallery period in which attendees can view abstracts and videos from the panelists on-line from Monday September 21 – Friday September 25, 2020. It will culminate in a virtual panel session on Saturday, September, 26, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, with additional networking time until 12:00 pm. Register here.
Last, but not least, the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium program is designed to broaden exposure to cutting-edge biotechnologies, product-focused innovation and the spectrum of career paths available in the life sciences. CSUPERB hosts the annual symposium each year and in 2021 we will have a virtual meeting. The 33rd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium- Virtual edition- will be Thursday thru Sunday, January 7-10, 2021. In the next few days we will be updating our site with more details and launching our poster abstract submission system. Stay tuned!

Our 2021 CSUPERB Symposium will be delivered virtually, January 7-10. Stay tuned for more details.
Our 2021 CSUPERB Symposium will be delivered virtually, January 7-10. Stay tuned for more details.
Open CSUPERB Calls and Deadlines
CSUPERB Grants and Awards
CSUPERB CUREs Network to host a Mini-Symposium on “Virtual CUREs in Times of Crisis”
CSUPERB News
Recording of "CSUPERB: Prepare for Fall 2020 Webinar: What have we learned and how best to support your students"
What We're Reading, Attending, and Listening To
Association for Interdisciplinary Studies
Annual Conference | Student Success Network
Grad students challenge university-mandated COVID-19 agreements | Science | AAAS
Racism and harassment are common in field research — scientists are speaking up
The unequal scramble for coronavirus vaccines — by the numbers
Seven months later, what we know about Covid-19 — and the pressing questions that remain
15 Ways Colleges Are Mobilizing to Support Their Communities
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The CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology provides grant funding to seed research projects and curriculum redesign efforts. We also run CSU I-Corps to help researchers investigate biotechnology commercialization. We organize the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium. The CSUPERB newsletter publishes the fourth Friday of each month. CSUPERB Data Dashboard: https://csuperb.org/grants/csuperb-data-dashboard/

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