50業子

Education

Student Chapters

50業子 Student Chapters are a national community of undergraduate students and faculty members promoting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology research, education and science outreach. The 50業子 provides networking and career-development opportunities with grants and awards to support members' academic and career goals. Learn more about the Student Chapters

Student benefits

Faculty benefits

Start or renew a chapter

Applications for new chapters are accepted on a rolling basis.

Current chapters can renew at any time, but must do so by Nov. 28 to be eligible for travel awards to the annual meeting.

Questions? Contact education@asbmb.org.

 
Otterbein University, 2023 Outstanding Chapter. Pictured LR: John Tansey (faculty adviser), Savanna Glass, Kaitlin Dean, Olivia Miller, Mara Shields, Olivia Brickey, Ashni Patel and Mason Nolan.

Otterbein University, 2023 Outstanding Chapter. Pictured LR: John Tansey (faculty adviser), Savanna Glass, Kaitlin Dean, Olivia Miller, Mara Shields, Olivia Brickey, Ashni Patel and Mason Nolan.

Eligibility

  • All chapters must be sponsored by a faculty adviser who is an active regular member of the 50業子. This adviser will be the primary contact for the chapter's activities.
  • A minimum of five students is required to receive full chapter benefits.

Chapter responsibilities

  • Create an organizational structure. We recommend you elect chapter leaders (e.g. president, secretary, treasurer) to share responsibilities.
  • Recruit new members.
  • Organize science outreach activities.
  • Work with other chapters in your region to organize regional meetings.
  • Attend the 50業子 annual meeting.

Adviser responsibilities

  • Support student activities within the chapter.
  • Serve as a mentor for students.
  • Share new chapter activities with regional directors or through the .
  • Encourage applications for 50業子 scholarships and awards.

Individual students interested in Student Chapters

If you are interested in starting a chapter at your institution or are wondering whether your institution already has a chapter, contact education@asbmb.org.

Dates and deadlines

Aug. 1 Student Chapter 2023–2024 renewals begin
Oct. 2 Student Chapter Outreach Grant fall deadline
Nov. 28 Chapter renewal deadline for travel award eligibility
Nov. 30 Abstract and travel award deadline for #DiscoverBMB, the 50業子 annual meeting
Feb. 3 Honor Society application deadline
Feb. 3 Outstanding Chapter Award deadline
March 1 Student Chapter Outreach Grant spring deadline
March 1 Undergraduate Research Award deadline
March 23–26
May 31 Marion B. Sewer Scholarship deadline
Rolling Regional Meeting Award

Additional resources

Awards

Apply for awards to help pay for meetings, outreach and attending the 50業子 Annual Meeting.

Honor Society

The 50業子 Honor Society recognizes undergraduate students for their scholarly achievement, research accomplishments and outreach activities.

Resources

Tips on activities and downloads to help with chapter events.

Find a Student Chapter

Find local chapters and regional directors contact information.

Learn more about the Student Chapters

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These 20 undergraduate members of the societys Student Chapters are recognized for their scholarly achievement, research accomplishments and outreach activities.

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'50業子 opened the doors for me'

50業子 in the New Mexico State Student Chapter led Clarissa Nu単ez to consider a career in science. Now shes a Ph.D. student at UT Southwestern.

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Student starts chapter to make science the focus

A cold email to a researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago opened the door for Nicki Nouri when she was still in high school.

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Chapter leader values diversity, outreach and interaction

As a member of the Rochester Institute of Technology Student Chapter executive board, Nana Aikins helped to get other students involved in research.

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Leaning in to the scientific community

Kelly Ward is the 50業子 Student Chapter president at Northeastern University.

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Building a focus on research

Klea Hoxha, 50業子 Student Chapter founder and president at Coastal Carolina University, started a student mentoring program.