Last week, eleven Woodland Community College (WCC) students began conducting research in UC Davis science laboratories as part of the WCC MESA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (MURSP). MURSP is an opportunity for community college students to gain hands-on research experience at an early stage in their STEM career. Students are participating in enrichment activities to enhance their preparation and confidence to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a career in a STEM field. The eight-week paid summer research program runs from June 20, 2023 - August 11, 2023 and culminates with a student poster presentation session. This program is in partnership with the University of California, Davis Graduate Preparatory Programs, Graduate Student & Post Doctoral SACNAS Chapter at UCD, and the UCD Microbiology Graduate Group.
Our chapter is organizing seven professional development seminars. This week our MURSP students learn about how to write a Resume/CV. This workshop was presented by the Internship & Career Center (ICC) on campus.
Two scientists from Cytokinetics, a biotech company in the Bay area, gave an overview of their new summer internship program. They discussed expectations of interns and answered questions that the audience had.
Dr. Anna La Torre, our faculty advisor, kick started the Fall quarter by giving a presentation on how to give a chalk talk! Dr. La Torre gave her first chalk talk when interviewing for faculty positions, and is now ensuring that our members are more prepared than she was. Dr. La Torre gave us an in-depth break down of what a chalk talk is, how to prepare and ended the workshop by giving an example chalk talk.
In collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Student Involvement, we hosted a time management workshop for our members! Thank you for those who attended. Feel free to review the presentation below.