Science Club Board Election – 4/28 at 3pm

Science Club will be electing a new board for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year. Everyone is welcome to show up to this, the last meeting of the semester, to elect the new board members. Those who are interested in running for a position, please check out the description of each officer role and prepare a short statement to share with members. If you can’t attend this meeting in person, you can also submit a short video or written statement. Email scienceclubfc@gmail.com for more info.

Register here to receive the link for the meeting

Biotech Open House and Other Events

Check out these upcoming biotech events:

 

Bioscience Career Options Events – The Power and Challenges of Life Sciences Discovery

Come learn about a wide variety of careers in the biosciences that you may not have heard of or unconsidered. A panel of professionals representing these careers will briefly share about the industry, how they got into their current role, and entry-level positions in their industry to get started. During the second workshop, panelists will also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their work.

#1: This Wednesday 4/20 Webinar 4:30-5:30pm – RSVP HERE

Speakers:

  • Sesar Juarez, Provivi (careers in protecting food crops)
  • Rosemarie Christopher, MEIRxRS (bioscience careers in quality assurance, quality control, and regulations)
  • David John, Gensler (careers in real estate/architecture to develop labs and science hubs)
  • Dr. Alvin Smith, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (careers in space research and environmental protection)

#2: Next Thursday 4/28 Webinar 4:30-5:30pm – RSVP HERE

Speakers:

  • Christopher Buser, Ph.D., Oak Crest Institute of Science (careers in bioscience research & development)
  • Christopher Martin, Ph.D., Bachem Americas (careers in biomanufacturing therapeutics)
  • Edward Nazareth, Torrance Memorial Medical Center (careers in patient care and in hospitals)
  • Crystal Adesanya, Kiira Health (careers in patient telehealth)

 #3:  Next Saturday 4/30 Fullerton College Biotech Open House Noon-2pm — RSVP Here

Our open house offers information about our biotech program and how you can become a certified lab assistant with only 4 classes!  Lab activities and a lab tour will be offered to anyone interested. Masks are required for this portion and any indoor activities.  Free parking in FC structure. Meet us at our tent in front of the 400 building in the quad!    

Fullerton College, 321 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

Science Club Meeting – Genetic Counseling

Hi everyone, please join us this Thursday for two special speakers. Alex Capasso and Hunaydah Elfarawi, both genetic counselors based in Los Angeles, will talk about this career path and answer any questions you may have.

“Genetic counselors are healthcare providers that help people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. Given that the work encompasses clinical genetic as well as psychological components, the field often appeals to individuals with interdisciplinary interests across the life sciences and social sciences. It is anticipated to have 26% job growth from 2020-2030 and has been ranked the #7 best healthcare support job.”

Thursday, March 31 at 3pm (Zoom)

Register here in advance for the link to the meeting

2022 International Women’s Day Event

Hi Science Club members,

Just passing along some info about an online seminar this Thursday by Professor Jenny Y. Yang from the University of California, Irvine Department of Chemistry. It should be an interesting talk!

Thursday, March 17 at 6:30pm PST

RSVP using this link

Abstract: Addressing the rising levels of anthropogenic CO2 in our atmosphere is a major scientific challenge. The Yang group has focused on capture, concentration and conversion of CO2 using electrochemical techniques. The seminar will discuss thermodynamic considerations for electrochemical CO2 capture using quinone redox carriers, and the conversion of concentrated CO2 to liquid fuels using transition metal electrocatalysts.

Speaker Bio:  Jenny Y. Yang is a valley girl (born and raised in San Fernando Valley). She received her BS at UC Berkeley (research with Professor Jeffrey R. Long) and completed her doctoral studies at MIT under the guidance of Professor Daniel G. Nocera. After her postdoctoral position with Dr. Daniel L. Dubois at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, she was hired as a research scientist in the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis. After a subsequent position as a scientist at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, she started her current position as a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine.