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  • 4/15-4/18: Annual SFB Meeting in Charlotte, NC
    • Join our chapter at this year's annual SFB meeting in Charlotte, NC. Click here for more information and registration.

  • 4/18: NY Cares Day (with Columbia SEAS)
    • SFB will be joining the SEAS team for New York Cares Day on April 18th. Come join your fellow Columbians for a day of outdoor volunteering in a green space of the city. Register here, the $10 registration fee will be reimbursed when you attend the event.
    • New York Cares Day is the largest hands-on cleaning event in the spring, with more than 4,000 volunteers. Learn more about the event by using #CaresDay on Twitter and Instagram, or visiting their website!

  • 4/24: Bourbon and Beakers Happy Hour at Harlem Biospace
    • 5-7PM @ Harlem Biospace (423 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027)
    • Join SFB and Harlem Biospace member companies to celebrate the end of the week and the start of a new month over wine and beer.

  • Ongoing: Science Club at Dual Language Middle School

2014-15 Events

Science Club at Dual Language Middle School

August 2014 -

Throughout the school year, our chapter has been hosting monthly visits to Dual Language Middle School to teach the after-school science club. Our goal is to introduce hands-on activities to complement the subjects they are covering in class. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Amy Silverstein to get involved!




Science Fair at Dual Language Middle School

January - February 2015

From January 6th through 15th, our chapter hosted 8th graders from Dual Language Middle School and worked with them to design and carry out experiments for their annual science fair projects. SFB members will also volunteer as judges at the DLMS Science Fair in February.




Post-Doc Panel

November 19, 2014

Our chapter hosted a panel discussion featuring three Columbia alumni and post-docs pursuing postdoctoral research in biomedical and related fields:

  • Andrew Baik, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering): Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Arend Van Der Zande, Ph.D. (Physics): Columbia University Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Yaron Levinson, Ph.D. (Control, Signal Processing and Optimization): Cornell Tech

The panelists discussed their perspectives on careers and their experiences in different post-doc positions following graduation. The event was attended by graduate students from various departments.




Industry Speaker: Ke Cheng, Ph.D. (HistoWiz)

October 29, 2014

Our chapter hosted Dr. Ke Cheng, founder and CEO of HistoWiz. Dr. Cheng discussed her path to starting HistoWiz, a histology service company, and some of the challenges of entrepreneurship in biotechnology. We were joined by undergraduate and graduate students from various departments.

Previous Years' Events

2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2009-11


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