Fall BIO 101 Course

Through a series of lectures and activities, BIO 101 explores the academic paths, careers, opportunities, research, and trends in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students will be exposed to the diversity of STEM fields and research through lectures led by faculty, expert and professionals in their field. Fun Science activities provide opportunities for the students to engage in hands-on science activities in different STEM fields. The goal is to expose students to a wide range of possible career options, and inspire students to pursue diverse academic paths in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematical fields. 

 

BIO 101-001 Course schedule - Fall 2019

 

class meeting #

Date

Format

topic

1

08/26/2019

Seminar

Introduction to BIO 101/299: Dr. Kay Shenoy and Dr. Madhu Srinivasan

The Science of Circadian Rhythms: Dr. Vincent Cassone, Dept. of Biology, UK

 

09/02/2019

 

Labor day, no class

2

09/9/2019

Seminar

Building Big Things: Dr. Sebastian Bryson, Dept. of Civil Engineering

3

09/16/2019

Seminar/ Discussion

Entering Medical School: Dr. Wendy Jackson, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UK

Student Researched Careers, Day 1

4

09/23/2019

Fun-Science

Select from list on next page and sign up before 09/15

5

09/30/2019

Discussion

Spring research projects: Group discussions with mentors and BIO 199 mixer

6

10/07/2019

Seminar

Brain and Behavior: Dr. Mark Prendergast, Dept. of Psychology, UK

7

10/14/2019

Fun-Science

Select from list on next page and sign up before 09/15

 

10/21/2019

 

Fall Break, no class

8

10/28/2019

Seminar

Being a Veterinarian: Dr. Josh Brown, The Animal Clinic, Lawrenceburg, KY

9

11/04/2019

Fun-Science

Select from list on next page and sign up before 09/15

10

11/11/2019

Seminar/ Discussion

Gene-editing for a cancer cure: Dr. Tsteten Yeshi, Hera Biolabs

Student Researched Careers, Day 2

11

11/18/2019

Discussion

Meet the future you!: Group discussions with graduate students and professional school students

12

11/25/2019

Seminar

Making Biofuels from Algae: Dr. Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez, Center for Applied Energy Research, UK

13

12/02/2019

Project

Student Researched Careers: Poster Presentations

14

12/09/2019

Project

Student Researched Careers: Poster Presentations

 

 

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