Outreach

BISB students and faculty participate in outreach activities including tutoring, mentoring, college advising, and STEM workshops. If you are interested in participating in any of the listed activities, or if you are leading outreach activities not described here, please contact us: gbic@ucsd.edu


Outreach programs at UC San Diego

Outreach programs in San Diego


September 26, 2020. Jennifer Havens, Luisa Amaral, Clarence Mah, Michelle Ragsac, Jen Nguyen, Joe Solvason and Hsuan-lin Her ran a bioinformatics virtual workshop for High School Girls through Expanding Your Horizons. The workshop taught what viruses are, how to simulate viral spread through a population using a simple mathematical model, and demonstrated with code how to implement that model using R and discussed results.


Academic Year 2020-2021. BISB Students tutor through various organizations. Pratibha Jagannatha works with Reality Changers to tutor 10th grade students and provide general academic advice and mentoring. Joe Solvason works with TRIO Upward Bound Math/Science to tutor high school students.


Academic Year 2020-2021. Pratibha Jagannatha, Joe Solvason, Daniela Nachmanson, Michael Cuoco, Hsuan-lin Her and Adam Klie are mentors with Biology Undergraduate and Master’s Mentorship Program (BUMMP). BUMMP aims to connect UCSD’s underrepresented minority and first generation Biology undergraduate and master's students with faculty, postdoc, and Ph.D. student mentors. BUMMP provides a space where our mentees will receive assistance with career planning, as well as the opportunity to talk to someone in science.


Summer 2020. Nancy Yuan co-instructed an Introduction to Bioinformatics course at Academic Connections, a UCSD extension program that teaches college-level courses to high school students from all over the world. Courses are typically 3-4 weeks long, 6 hours of instruction per day, 5 days per week.


March 7, 2020. Jennifer Havens, Patrick Fiaux, Daniela Nachmanson, Hsuan-lin Her, Clarence Mah and Michelle Franc Ragsac partnered with UCSD Scientista and the Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club (UBIC) to host an exhibit at The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering EXPO day, where students explored DNA and sequencing.


 

Past Outreach