Bio-Link weekly news, May 2nd, 2011

Favorite link of the week:

The American Society for Cell Biology Image library with photos of cells:

photo by:  Tonya Anderson & Deanna Benson

This wonderful resource has photos of different cell types, cell processes, and cell components.  It's a great place to send your cell culture students.The good news is that so many events are appearing on the horizon that we realized it was time for a weekly news report.

The good news is that so many things are happening, we decided it was time for a weekly news letter.  The bad news is that I've been listening to Garrison Keillor for so long, I almost need physical restraints to keep from writing that "it's been a good week in Lake Wobegon."  Please bear with me if I slip up and I'll do my best not to write anything about ketchup or mistakenly ask for rhubarb pie.

October might seem like a long time away, but if you're planning to apply for funds from the NSF ATE program, the best time to start writing is now.  Dr. Linnea Fletcher will share things she's learned from her time as an NSF program officer in a webinar on May 17th.  Register now!
If you're planning to attend the Bio-Link summer fellows forum, make sure your program is on the Bio-Link site.  We will have a session on entering information and we want your account all set up and ready to go before Summer Fellows.  Add your program here: Bio-Link program information
How do you grade students for the work they've done in their internships? 
We are compiling a set of practices for determining internship grades.  We would love to include your contriubtions and input.  Send your info to
Students have been getting sick and DNA analysis has confirmed that teaching labs were the source of the infection.  If you teach Microbiology, you may want to check out this CDC page:  
May 17th Bio-Link Webinar on ATE Grant Writing Strategies presented by Dr. Linnea Fletcher
Register now!  
                      Note:  3 pm Eastern, 2 pm Central, noon, Pacific Time.
May 13th Registration deadline for the 13th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum.
May 31st Early bird registration deadline for Hi Tech
June 6-10th 13th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum
Clark Kerr Center, Berkeley, CA.
June 26th Community College Day at BIO2011
Washington, D.C.
July 25-28 Hi Tech:  High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
San Francisco, CA
Links to program descriptions and registration forms for all the events are available at:


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