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Former MCO Intern Publishes in the Journal of Stories in Science

March 27, 2019

Chris Reid, a 2016 MCO SROH intern, recently published his developing story in science in the Journal of Stories in Science. The story titled "I am a Neuroscientist in Training: Explore My Developing Neural Story" explored his experience in science and development of his interest in neuroscience. Read his story here: https://storiesinscience.org/2019/03/14/i-am-a-neuroscientist-in-training/

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Summer Interns Gain Research Experience and Forge Friendships through SROH Program

September 7, 2018

by Diana Crow

This summer, Harvard’s MCO program hosted seven undergraduate researchers through the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) internship program. The interns spent ten weeks performing experiments in Harvard labs, attending career development workshops, and meeting with assigned MCO grad student peer mentors. Highlights included a workshop featuring a panel of graduate students from each G-year, a Fourth of July picnic, and a just-for-fun weekend expedition to the Boston Harbor Islands....

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Collaboration and Camaraderie fuel the SROH Program 

September 12, 2017

by Diana Crow

Every year, a handful of undergraduates from colleges around the country conduct summer research in Harvard labs through a program called Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH). This year, the MCB department welcomed six SROH interns, including the program’s first-ever international student via a collaboration with an educational nonprofit called ...

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SROH Renews love of Science in both interns and mentors

October 11, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) has finished another outstanding year, bringing undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for a ten week internship program at MCO. The program began in 2009 with a partnership with the Leadership Alliance National Consortium, and since then has brought dozens of promising young scientists to Harvard to get a taste of life as an MCO grad student. The interns help with lab work, attend weekly seminars, and receive both lab and peer mentors to guide them through the program and to offer advice for their future as scientists.

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Young Chefs: MCO Student (former SROH intern) offers Science Through Sustenance

March 11, 2016

Vayu Maini Rekdal, a first year PhD student in the Molecules, Cells, and Organisms (MCO) program, has brought a passion for kitchen experimentation to Cambridge. He is the co-founder of the Young Chefs program, which offers free lesson plans to teachers on topics ranging from microbial science to crystal formation. Most of the lessons are adaptable from elementary to high school curricula, and have proven very popular among students. ...

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Towards the Next Generation of Graduate Programs

March 10, 2016

The current landscape of graduate training in the biosciences is a topic of much discussion among administrators, faculty, policy makers, and of course, student trainees themselves. Topics include research funding and publishing models, training in rigor and reproducibility, training period length, effective mentorship, and job prospects after graduation. Graduate program offices are at the front lines of almost all of these topics. It is here where students, faculty, and policy makers turn to for information. Such offices are rather diverse with varying mission statements - or lack...

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MCO Outreach Reaches Back for Graduate Students

July 16, 2014

Since 2009, Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) has hosted talented undergraduates from across the United States for a ten-week taste of life as an MCO graduate student. SROH (“ess-roh,” when spoken aloud) is a partnership between Harvard’s GSAS and The Leadership Alliance National Consortium, an organization dedicated to training and mentoring young scholars from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups traditionally...

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