Workshop: Work Authorization in the USA (Post-OPT) 10:00am
Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Attend this workshop to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT) and how to apply for a work permit to stay in the U.S. and work in your field of study after graduation. This workshop is required for all students who will apply for OPT and will graduate in Fall 2023 semester. Attend this workshop BEFORE you apply for post-completion OPT.
MCB Related Proposal: Emry Brannan 11:30am
Thursday, December 14th, 2023
Engineering & Sciences Building
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
Related Proposal for the Doctoral Degree
BS Florida Gulf Coast University
MS University of New Haven
Comparative Genomics of Evolutionary Breakpoint Regions and Reuse in Therian Mammals
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Major Advisor: Dr. Rachel O’Neill
Associate Advisor: Dr. Stacey Hanlon
Associate Advisor: Dr. Barbara Mellone
Associate Advisor: Dr. Jelena Erceg
Associate Advisor: Dr. Jill Wegrzyn
Associate Advisor: Dr. Michael O’Neill
- Jan 12 MCB Winter Faculty Retreat 10:00am
Traction Workshop: Problem Solution Fit 6:30pm
Monday, January 29th, 2024
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
The Traction Program is made up of bi-weekly workshops and office hours with the potential for seed funding based on participation and the opportunity to apply for incubation space. The workshops are free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students at UConn.
In this workshop, we will be discussing the foundational principles of introducing a new product or service to market. We will analyze and discuss best practices for conducting customer discovery to hone in on actionable customer problem statements, and ultimately market insights, to maximize success potential when launching a startup business.
Office hours with the workshop instructor are available the following week to those that attended the workshop.
Traction Workshops are coordinated by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) at UConn. CCEI was founded in 2007, and is a focal point for entrepreneurial activity within the University. CCEI supports student, faculty, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs across all academic departments, schools, and colleges. For more info: ccei.uconn.edu
Get Seeded Pitch Competition 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Have a business idea? Looking for seed funding to help you get started? Get Seeded provides UConn students across all schools the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a live virtual audience who then votes on which ideas are funded. Students that are selected to pitch have an opportunity to earn up to $1,000 in seed funding for their idea as well as support from other students who may be interested in joining their business venture.
Don’t have an idea yet? Not ready to pitch? Just want to watch other students pitch? Get Seeded pitch nights are open to the public and are a great way to network and connect!
Here’s how it works:
- Interested students can apply to pitch an idea at one of our “Shark Tank style” pitch nights
- Selected participants will then pitch their idea for 5 minutes at one of our virtual pitch nights to members of the audience
- At the end of the night, the audience votes for their favorite ideas
- The top 3 teams of the night will win $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively, in non-dilutive seed funding towards their new business venture or idea!
- In April, the top five teams from our pitch nights are invited to pitch at Demo Day, where teams can win up to $5,000 in seed funding!
2023-2024 Pitch Nights
- October 10, 2023 at 6pm
- November 2, 2023 at 6pm
- December 6, 2023 at 6pm
- January 30, 2023 at 6pm
- February 22, 2023 at 6pm
- March 20, 2023 at 6pm
- Demo Day: April 16, 5pm
Apply to pitch at Get Seeded HERE
Teams are selected up to one week prior to the pitch night.
RSVP to attend an upcoming pitch night HERE
Get Seeded Pitch Competitions are coordinated by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) at UConn. CCEI was founded in 2007, and is a focal point for entrepreneurial activity within the University. CCEI supports student, faculty, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs across all academic departments, schools, and colleges. For more info: ccei.uconn.edu
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Graduate Organization of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut
Computational Biology Core Data-Therapy session (10 July, 10:30am) : Join us with your questions for General Consultation. Join remotely with WebEX: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/vis16107 @UConnMCB @UConnCAHNR @UconnMars @uconneeb @UConnGOMCB
really great fellowship to support if you can! Designed to recruit/support underrepresented minority scientists to @UConnMCB @UConnGOMCB
Linda D. Strausbaugh Fellowship in Genetics and Genomics https://uconn.networkforgood.com/causes/3058-linda-d-strausbaugh-fellowship-in-genetics-and-genomics
Grad students, we often do the mentoring, so def check out #BlackInTheIvory too
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GO:MCB is an organization focused solely on the graduate students. Our website serves as a platform to inform graduate students of what is going on in the department, and as a resource for funding opportunities and program information. GO:MCB focuses on bringing MCB graduate students career development seminars as well as community outreach opportunities. To learn more explore our website or contact us directly at email@example.com!
News and Notes
- Coffee Hour! 05/09Come join us for the first coffee hour in person since COVID started. Monday the 9th from 10-11 on the second floor of BPB. Hoping to see you there!