Food for Thought

Do I Need an Internship or Not?

UVA Career Center – February 22nd, 2017

University students are eager to find opportunities either due to genuine interests or peer pressure. Finding internships is one of the lingering topics among students, and students who secure internships will be asked frequently by peers of how they find those internships. Doing internships almost becomes a default that students have to do some time during college years. While one needs working experience to build the resume, it has more long-term effects to think about what internships could do for you than only focusing on the quantity of things you do.

Social Entrepreneurship!

Bhakti Raval – February 2nd, 2017

Christine Mahoney, an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA. She is an extremely accomplished individual who has conducted fieldwork around the world and has written a book about the importance of public policy in the United States and European Union. Professor Mahoney attended the Serving Society Conference to talk about careers and entrepreneurship.

Open Bio Labs: Upcoming Events

Nicole Schneiter – February 23rd, 2016

Open Bio Labs has a goal of educating the Charlottesville community about the rising tide of synthetic biology and biotechnology. They host classes and workshops to educate and train people in the biosciences and have a fully outfitted wetlab available for the community to use. Everyone of any age, field, or walk of life is invited to take a workshop, attend a lecture, or tinker around in our wetlab.


GMO Metering Meetup

Nicole Schneiter – February 2nd, 2016

Is any food actually GMO-free? Let's probe some produce to find out! Get hands-on in the lab using PCR and electrophoresis. No experience necessary, suitable for anyone who's at least taken high school biology.

WHEN: Wed, Feb 10th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Charlottesville Open Bio Labs at 300 W. Main St. B101. Charlottesville, VA 22903