Category: community

UVA-Led Program Seeks To Broaden The Pool of Stem Researchers

For students in the VA-NC Alliance for Minority Participation, a summer research program at the University of Virginia showed them career paths in STEM fields they hadn’t considered before and…

MIC supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for the 12th year in a row. Thank you Dan Gioeli!

Each year the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for middle and high school students with a donation!  Dan Gioeli, PhD…

TechGirls learn about neutrophils and programming

Alison Criss joined Jeff Saucerman in BME at a TechGirls event for middle-school girls in Charlottesville-Albemarle, where they learned how to program using the platform Scratch (from MIT). The programming activity…

Panel aimed at trainees looking towards opportunities post PhD

At the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Dr. Criss launched a panel on "Navigating Career Paths in Microbial Pathogenesis." Convener was Ashley Haines, professor at Norfolk State. Panelists were Carleitta Paige-Anderson,…

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes. She brought in Petri dishes for the students to test the microbial load on different surfaces, before and after wiping them…