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CSUPERB Newsletter - Issue #28

CSUPERB hosted the most inspiring Summer Faculty Consensus Group (FCG) meeting in recent memory on Mo
CSUPERB Newsletter - Issue #28
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CSUPERB hosted the most inspiring Summer Faculty Consensus Group (FCG) meeting in recent memory on Monday, August 5, at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. We invited back 22 Cal State alumni working in biotechnology to come back and school the FCG on what it’s like to work in R&D organizations beyond the CSU, how to search for jobs, and what is critical for successful graduate school applications. Of course, the consensus was clear - research experiences are critical for student success after graduation! Read more here and see the photo gallery. As a result of all the good vibes and constructive feedback, the Strategic Planning Council decided to create a CSUPERB Alumni Relations taskforce going forward.
The first CSUPERB Ideas Lab will be held at CSU Fresno Sept. 14-16. The call went out for faculty interested in solving research problems related to the Ecosystem-Food Production-Human Health Trilemma. We are looking forward to working with faculty members from 14 different CSU campuses with a wonderful mix of disciplinary expertise from big data to sensing technologies to metagenomics to agricultural business. The 3-day workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation and the hope is that proposal writing teams will form in response to open solicitations from NSF, NIFA and EPA.
A final reminder - poster abstracts for the 32nd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium are due Monday, September 16th at 5 pm! Eden and Nagel Student Research Award nominations are due at the same time. Attend the “Abstractology” Webinar on Sept. 6th (details below) if you’re interested in learning how to write a competitive poster abstract (or check out the symposium website). We’re projecting a 70% acceptance rate this year. We’re sending out symposium posters this week to all FCG members to post on campu!

22 Cal State graduates joined the Faculty Consensus Group meeting on August 5, 2019, at the Chancellor's Office.
22 Cal State graduates joined the Faculty Consensus Group meeting on August 5, 2019, at the Chancellor's Office.
Upcoming CSUPERB Webinars
Mark your calendars; the recurring series of one-hour Zoom webinars will be scheduled on Fridays midday going forward

  • Friday, Sept. 6 (noon - 1 pm) - Abstractology Webinar. Susan Baxter (CSUPERB) and Jenn Lillig (Sonoma) aim to help applicants submit competitive poster abstracts for the annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium. Join the Zoom webinar using this weblink: https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/769635081
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 (1 - 2 pm) - 1st CSUPERB CUREs Network Webinar. Paula Fischhaber (Northridge), Kelly McDonald (Sacramento), and Aparna Sreenivasan (Monterey Bay) will share an overview of the CUREs Network and cover the “How-to Basics of a CURE.” Join the Zoom webinar using this weblink: https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/685115848
Open CSUPERB Calls and Deadlines
Links to all requests for proposals (RFPs) and nominations can be found at the CSUPERB home page (www.calstate.edu/csuperb). All deadlines are at 5 p.m. pacific time.
  • Student Travel Grants – Deadline: October 7, 2019
  • Faculty Travel Grants – Deadline: October 7, 2019
  • Howell-CSUPERB (Undergraduate) Research Scholarships – Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Andreoli Faculty Service, Pauling Student Teaching, and Faculty Research Award Nominations - Deadline: October 21, 2019
  • Curriculum Development Grants – Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • New Investigator Grants – Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • Research Development Grants – Deadline: February 3, 2020
CSUPERB News
SF State and UCSF receive $14.8 million to continue tackling discrimination in science
What We're Reading, Attending, and Listening To
New NIGMS Bridges Training Programs Announced
Tips for Industry-Academia Research Collaboration
Thoughts on How Institutions Can Promote a Culture of Research Integrity
Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest
Are your undergrads getting enough data science?
#thisonegotbyme: How I learned to teach like a scientist
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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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