There are many ways you can develop professionally in the program:
- Seminars: There are weekly seminars for the IQ Biology community, including a chance for the IQ Biology students to meet exclusively with an invited speaker once a month.
- Workshops: Many professional development workshops are offered across campus. The Biofrontiers Institute and IQ Biology support student-run organizations like the CU Biotech Club, which offers networking and learning opportunities.
- Teaching: If desired, you can teach undergraduate courses at CU Boulder and participate in the development of curriculum and in-classroom experience with K-12 education. IQ Biology is a participant of the campus-wide Integrating STEM Education program (iSTEM).
- Getting Involved: You can also benefit from participation in activities such as the Honors Institute, Women in Science, the Colorado Diversity Initiative, and the new Colorado Advantage pre-view weekend for under-represented minorities.
Boulder is home to many organizations that may also be helpful to your research:
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works with researchers and industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.
- The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) houses one of two supercomputers in Boulder.
- The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and a Long Term Ecological Research Site (LTER) are located in Boulder.
You can also take classes and have access to labs for rotations in the Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, where many of our faculty members are affiliated. Anschutz has a nationally ranked cancer center, a center for AIDS research, and an NMR core facility.