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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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