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CSUPERB Newsletter - Issue #30

Did you miss the impressive October CUREs Network Webinar presented by Dr. Kelly McDonald (Sacrament0
CSUPERB Newsletter - Issue #30
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Did you miss the impressive October CUREs Network Webinar presented by Dr. Kelly McDonald (Sacrament0) and Dr. Aparna Sreenivasan (Monterey Bay) (& hosted by Paula Fischhaber at CSU Northridge during the Saddleridge fire)? You can watch the recording here and learn about CUREs, as well as Catherine Riegle-Crumb’s 2019 study findings about STEM opportunity hoarding (among other things!):
We’re getting ready to publish the “at-a-glance” program for the 32nd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium. Every other year we try very hard to invite alumni speakers. I’m happy to announce we have some influential alums from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) signed up to speak: Pete Pellerito (CSU Northridge alum & Senior Policy Adviser for Federal and State Economic Development and Technology Transfer Initiatives) and Mike Guerra (San Jose State University alum & President and Chief Executive Officer at the California Life Sciences Association). Dr. Craig Lindsley (CSU Chico alum & Vanderbilt University) has also signed up to join us in January. Poster abstract acceptances should go out around Halloween. Symposium registration should open up November 4th or 5th and close December 2. I hope you’re planning on joining us in Santa Clara this January!
The Cal State alumni who participated at our summer FCG meeting encouraged us to re-imagine and re-boot our CSUPERB LinkedIn Group. The alumni want to get biotech-relevant news from Cal State campuses, but also are willing to help out current students (and faculty) with career planning and advice. So that’s what we’re doing. Join the 550+ CSU faculty, administrators, students and alumni at:

Upcoming CSUPERB Webinars
Mark your calendars; the recurring series of one-hour Zoom webinars will be scheduled on Fridays midday going forward.
  • Friday, November 15, 2019 (noon - 1 pm) - CSUPERB Proposal Writing Webinar. Susan Baxter and James Schmitt (CSUPERB) will give a shorter, webinar-based version of the in-person workshop always offered during the annual symposium in January. If you’re itching to get started on New Investigator, Research Development or Curriculum Development seed grant proposals due Feb.3, 2020 (good instinct!), join the Zoom webinar using this weblink:
  • We’re putting the webinars on hiatus until February. We think the upcoming workshops and sessions at the symposium should fill the gap! Check future newsletters for upcoming webinar topics and dates.
Open CSUPERB Calls and Deadlines
Links to all requests for proposals (RFPs) and nominations can be found at the CSUPERB home page ( All deadlines are at 5 p.m. pacific time.
  • Curriculum Development Grants – Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • New Investigator Grants – Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • Research Development Grants – Deadline: February 3, 2020

Dr. Misty Kuhn (SFSU, 16-17 CSUPERB New Investigator) awarded NIH early-career grant
CSU San Marcos student's winding road to success pays off with CSU Trustees' Award
CSU Fullerton MARC Scholars featured in Orange County Register
$5 Million NSF S-STEM Grant Supports Future Chemists
What We're Reading, Attending, and Listening To
Register: University of Utah Writing Coaching Research Study by Monday, November 11, 2019
New Research Papers Explore Integrated Programs Aimed at Supporting Underrepresented Student Success in STEM
Study examines when teachers go off-script as a teaching tool
Does STEM Stand Out? Examining Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Persistence Across Postsecondary Fields
The Bay Area I-Corps Node can make $30k awards to NSF-funded CSU teams
The K. Patricia Cross Academy Videos
Bolstering California’s Digital Health Career Paths

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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:

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