Women in Science: Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 6th from 4-6pm in 269 Everitt Lab

Please join Women in Science as we hold our first panel discussion!

Topic: What does it mean to be a Woman in Science?

We will be discussing what has been important in driving women forward in their scientific careers, and what advice would they give to others starting their careers in science. The panelists come from a broad range of backgrounds and stages of their careers:

Hannah Deberg (Physics, Graduate Student)
Courtney Sloan (Chemistry, Post-Doc)
Jennifer Fraterrigo (Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Assistant Professor)
Lisa Ainsworth (Plant Biology, Associate Professor)

Date: Tuesday March 6th
Time: 4-6pm
Place: 269 Everitt Lab

Light refreshments will be served.

Thank you, and hope to see you there!

Women In Science Panel Flyer

The World of Biology Photo Competition 2012

An exciting opportunity for the SIB community has come forth this spring: The World of Biology Photo Competition! Anyone affiliated with SIB is eligible to submit up to three photographs in any of three categories: Nature, Biologists at Work, and Biological Imaging. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st ($200), 2nd ($100), and 3rd ($50) place in each category.

Nature: Any photograph showing some aspect of the natural world.

Biologists at Work: Any photograph showing one or more biologists working in the laboratory or in the field.

Biological Imaging: Any photograph taken through or with the aid of a microscope or other imaging device.

To ensure that your photographs are in the competition, please mount each photograph on 11” x 14” quarter inch foam core backing, and drop them off along with electronic copies to the School of Integrative Biology office (286 Morrill Hall) by 5 PM Monday, April 16, 2012. There will also be an exhibit of the photographs at 612/614 Institute of Genomic Biology the following week from 3-5 PM on April 25, 2012.

Please feel free to download both the entry form and full instructions for the competition from this post by clicking on the following links:

SIB Photo Contest 2012 Instructions and Entry Form

SIB Photo Contest 2012 Flier

Tis the season for funding

Spring semester brings warmer weather, new classes and funding for our students.  Now that you’ve gotten into the groove of your Spring courses, it is time to look into what kinds of exciting opportunities you can pursue with just a little extra cash to pay your way.

While most of the grants are designed for graduate students, undergraduates should check out the Robert H. Davis Memorial Fund and the SIB Enhancement Fund.

If you are a graduate student, be sure to check out the long list of grants and awards available to IB students.  Many of the applications are due by February 20th, so be sure to get those applications in.

If you instead would prefer to support our students, you can contribute to these funds by going to our Donations Page and making a much appreciate gift to help the research, studies and travels of our students.

29th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival

The 29th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival will be held on February 25, 2012 in Foellinger Auditorium (UIUC Campus). Admission is free and the doors open at 6 PM. In addition to the films, there will also be the traditional IFFF activities, including face painting, the insect petting zoo, and Bugscope. We look forward to seeing you at the 29th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival!

Welcome Biologists!

Dr. Evan DeLucia, Director of the School of Integrative Biology, shares his personal welcome to the new SIB Blog

Welcome to the School of Integrative Biology Blog!

This is a place where our students, staff, faculty and alumni can tell their stories and share their accomplishments.  It is also a place where those getting started can ask questions and the veterans can give advice about how to turn their experience at the University of Illinois into a fulfilling career and life.

Check back and see how the blog develops!

You can submit your content for review via this blog or email it to IBblog@illinois.edu.

Address questions to Joanne Manaster joannema@life.illinois.edu

Check out the School of Integrative Biology website for even more information about us!