This summer, nineteen undergraduates and four high school students are enrolled in our virtual summer fellowship program. They have been working with mentors from the MDI Biological Laboratory and other INBRE institutions across the state of Maine. During the summer months, these students have developed research proposals, asked thought-provoking questions, and completed research projects that they will present August 5-7!
The 2020 Summer Student Symposium has an asynchronous discussion-based poster session on August 5th and 6th and three-minute talks on August 7th; poster discussions take place in an online discussion forum format at any time between 8 am EST Wednesday, August 5th and 8 pm EST Thursday, August 6th. There is no particular schedule for viewing. Students will be available to talk more about their research experience and answer any additional questions via individual Zoom sessions during these days. The three-minute talks will follow a Three Minute Thesis format and take place between 10 am and noon on Friday, August 7th.
- James A. Coffman, Ph.D.Associate Professor; Director, Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)MDI Biological Laboratory
- Jane E. Disney, Ph.D.Senior Staff Scientist; Director of Research Training; Director, Community Environmental Health LaboratoryMDI Biological Laboratory
- Abby J. RocheDoctoral StudentUniversity of Maine
The Summer Student Symposium has both an asynchronous poster session that can be viewed anytime on Wednesday, August 5th, and Thursday, August 6th, and three-minute talks by students that will take place by Zoom on Friday, August 7th from 10 am to noon. There will be Homecoming 2020 events happening during this same week; symposium participants may also want to register for some or all of these events (see below)!
2020 Summer Student Symposium Poster Session
August 5 and 6
Posters will be available in the Summer Student Symposium workspace, which you can access after you register for this event. Simply log into LabCentral and click the workspace tab on the left. Each poster is a separate discussion forum thread. You can post questions and comments and students will reply.
Comments and questions regarding each poster can be posted starting at 8 am EST on Wednesday, August 5th. The session ends at 8 pm EST on Thursday, August 6th.
Students will be available to talk with symposium registrants about their research via individual Zoom sessions throughout the day on August 5th and 6th. The Zoom schedule and links will be available in the Summer Student Symposium workspace.
2020 Summer Student Symposium Three Minute Thesis Presentations
Friday, August 7, 10 am-noon
Our Summer Research Fellows will present 3-minute talks on their summer research via Zoom starting at 10 am. The link will be available on the Summer Student Symposium workspace, which, like the poster session, can be accessed on LabCentral. It will also be sent directly to symposium registrants via e-mail prior to the symposium.
Homecoming 2020 Events (require separate registrations):
Welcome from Dr. Hermann Haller
Wednesday, August 5, 4:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Allison Fundis, Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Exploration Trust, and MDIBL Alumna ‘02
Wednesday, August 5, 4:30 pm
Thursday, August 6, 4:00 pm
The Summer Research Fellowship Program at MDI Biological Laboratory is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant numbers P20GM103423 and P20GM104318, a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award from National Science Foundation under grant number DBI 1851962, a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under grant number R25GM129796-01 and supplement grant number 3R25GM129796-02S1, the James Slater Murphy, MD Fund, and the Hays Fellowship Fund.