GSC partnered with AMS to help out with the Wolverine High School Summer Camp this year. On Monday, June 22nd, 25-30 High School students came to the GAP Area/Medical Campus to see what a career in research entails. There were 2 mini-sessions, 1) Dr. David Burke from Human Genetics Department gave a short lecture on the use of animal research and a demo of his GFP (green fluorescent protein)-tagged mice. 2) Sam Straight from the Center for Live-Cell Imaging (CLCI) and Bjorn Kafsack from Dr. Carruther's lab gave a demonstration of live cell imaging of parasites.
GSC represented PIBS at the MC200 Relay Run, which is a 200 mile Relay from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinios on June 12-13, 2009. The MC200 generates funds to support the mission of Special Olympics of Wisconsin and Illinois. Members of our team will each be running 3 legs that total to 11-21 miles, over a 36-hour period. Members of the team include:
Marcy Patrick, 4th year -Microbiology and Immunology (Team Captain)
Tamar Feinberg, 2nd year - CMB
Mary Piper, 4th year - CMB
Tyler Nusca, 3rd year - Microbiology
Rebecca Anthouard, 2nd year - Microbiology and Immunology
John Petrie, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Noah Wolfson, 1st year, Biochemistry
Jay Pieczynski, 5th year, Biochemistry
Lynn Kee, 3rd year, Cell & Developmental Biology
GSC represented PIBS in the Relay for Life event at University of Michigan in April 2009. Relay for Life is a 24 hour walk to raise money and awareness for cancer research. All donations for Relay for Life support the American Cancer Society and all its financial endeavors. Our team raised $2,580 in total.
GSC provided a "graduate student workshop" to two undergraduate residential programs - WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and MRC (Michigan Research Community) in the Mosher-Jordan Hall (MoJo) at University of Michigan in March 2009. Students from PIBS, MSTP and the Medical School represented the Medical/Biomedical graduate school here at UM at the workshop. Through this workshop, we provided information about the graduate programs here at UM, as well as our personal and academic experiences, to potential undergraduate applicants to the graduate programs at UM.
In November 2008, GSC organized a fundraiser to support science education by raising funds for an underprivileged high school in Detroit called Detroit Community High School (DCHS). The fundraiser took place at a local bar the Arena. This annual event would not have been successful without donations (merchandise, gift certificates, etc.) from local businesses that we included in our raffle, from which all proceeds were directly donated to the DCHS science program.