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Past Outreach Events

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BMB faculty have hosted many high school and college students in their laboratories, providing critical scientific training. Several BMB faculty, students and staff have participated in additional outreach experiences including judging local middle school and high school science fairs and participating in Science Nights at elementary schools. Team BMB walks in the UMass Cancer Walk and Run every September in memory of our dear friend and colleague Kai Lin as well as in memory and support of other friends and family members. BMB graduate students lend a helping hand in a variety of community outreach programs including Habitat for Humanity and Thanksgiving food drives. 

The BMB department also has an Outreach Committee made up of staff, trainees, scientists and faculty who work to organize science outreach events in the community. The Outreach Committee works closely with the Outreach Office.

Contact the Outreach Office to get involved!

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    Art Relaxation Hour at ASCB CellBio 2023

    The Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) department organized an event at the American Society of Cell Biology Cell Bio 2023 Meeting called "Science Art Relaxation Hour." Conference attendees had a chance to decompress by creating scientific art. This outreach event within the scientific community created opportunities for scientists to network and benefit from the relaxing influence of art. This was co-organized by Dr. Haley Barlow and Dr. Leonora Martinez-Nunez.

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    Science is Art!

    The Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) department collaborated with the Worcester Public Library to exhibit a collection of scientific images & illustrations by our scientists. This was a hugely successful science outreach and community engagement effort organized by Dr. Leonora Martinez-Nunez.

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    What's it like to be a scientist? With BBBS

    The Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) Department at UMass Chan Medical School hosted pairs of adults and their child mentees from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for hands-on scientific experiments. This outreach and community engagement event was primarily organized by Dr. Haley Barlow.

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    BMB Volunteers at Community Harvest Farm

    In collaboration with the Office of Community and Government Relations, the Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) department Outreach Office organized a day trip to volunteer at a local farm. Our scientists spent a half day with the local organization, Community Harvest.

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    2023 UMass Chan Cancer Walk

    The Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) department participated in the UMass Chan Cancer Walk at Polar Park in support of Dr. Jill Zitzewitz. As a team, we raised over $2,000 to support life-saving cancer research!

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