IBSB Program

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Class of 2013
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Faculty Members

Jenny Boughman
Marc Breedlove
Joseph Cesario
Fred Dyer
Heather Eisthen
Jason Gallant
Kay Holekamp
Cindy Jordan
Weiming Li
Joe Lonstein
Barbara Lundrigan
Tony Nunez
Cheryl Sisk
Laura Smale
Juli Wade

MSU Links

Michigan State University
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Fisheries and Wildlife
Psychology Department
Neuroscience Program
Zoology Department

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Program Activities

At the core of the program, each student will work in the laboratory of a participating faculty member, carrying out original research and attending lab meetings. In addition to this lab work, students will participate in a range of activities designed to bolster their research skills and further their professional development. Examples of these activities include

- a weekly journal club meeting with participating faculty members, in which students are exposed to a wide range of research on the biology of social behavior and learn to critically read scientific papers

- a 2-day "statistics boot camp" that assesses students' backgrounds in statistics and provides tools to improve their skills in data analysis and experimental design

- discussions of responsible conduct of research

- strategies for applying to graduate school

- career opportunities in the biological sciences

- outreach activities at Fenner Nature Center

- presentation of research results at the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences

Other Activities

In addition to educational activies, students are welcome to participate in a range of social and recreational activities, including

- attending a home game of the Lansing Lugnuts, our minor-league baseball team

- attending a show at MSU's Abrams Planetarium

- attending a show at MSU's Summer Circle Theater

- attending the East Lansing Jazz Festival

- use of MSU's Recreational Sports and Fitness facilities and bicycle rental services