BIMS Notification Board

Please check this page regularly for notices regarding to but not limited to the following:

Job Opportunities, Research Opportunities, Study Abroad Information and Seminar Information.*

*Please note the date(s) on each announcement as they will be added as we are informed.

*Please note the contact information for each notification as they will be outside of the BIMS Office.

Added: 02/26/2021

The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) is excited to announce our newest virtual series,  EnVision Your Future: A Focus on Optometry. Given the pandemic has caused a number of disruptions in the lives of our prospective students, we recognize experience and exposure to the optometric profession has been challenging. This virtual series is meant to help bridge this gap, offering your students opportunities to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the profession. We anticipate this program to resonate with your Pre-Optometry students as well as those who are just starting to explore different healthcare careers.

This interactive Q&A virtual series will be delivered in a panel format with faculty, current students, administration, and alumni offering their unique perspectives on the optometric profession and highlighting their experiences at UIWRSO.

The Virtual Series Schedule includes:

  • Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. – Eye Love Optometry
  • Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. – A Wide Lens: Optometry Scope of Practice
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. – How to Prepare for Optometry School
  • Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. – The Future of Optometry

Participation in this program will help your Pre-Optometry students meet the UIWRSO Optometry Shadowing Hours admissions requirement.

We greatly appreciate if you can forward this email and attached flyer to your pre-health professions students.  They can learn more and register today at:

Added: 01/29/2021

Virtual Mock Interview Day will be on Monday, February 1st from 9am-4pm.  It’s time to get ready for virtual career fairs and practice your virtual interview skills with industry and Career Center professionals! Get comfortable with the HireAggies virtual career fair module by using it before a “real” career fair.  No dress code is required for this event.

Register to attend at:

Action Items for Students to Prepare:

  1. Create your HireAggies account by selecting the Launch HireAggies button on
  2. To RSVP for the event and attend on the day of, go to
  3. Utilize our Virtual Mock Interview Tool in your HireAggies platform to practice before and after the event

If you are unable to attend, you can reach out to the Career Center to schedule a mock interview with your advisor and/or can utilize the Virtual Mock Interview Tool in HireAggies.

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

Sincerely, Your Career Center Team

Bradley Matthews ’13, M.S. | Assistant Director, College of Liberal Arts & Federal Employment

Career Center | Texas A&M University

209 Koldus | 1233 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843

Tel. 979.845.5139 |

Added: 1/15/2021

Costa Rica Biomedical Semester: Apply before 1 Feb

Dear BIMS Aggies!

After all the lockdowns and virtual classes, it is time to get out and experience the real world.

Join us for the Fall 2021 Costa Rica Biomedical Semester. Time is running out to apply, make sure to get your applications finished and submitted by February 1.

Join us for an unforgettable One Health themed semester studying human, animal, and environmental health in the beautiful nation of Costa Rica. Visit beaches and clinics, tour national parks and national hospitals, and explore Costa Rica with award winning faculty and a small group of fellow students. Learn Spanish, go dancing, and get a new look at international health. Take Microbiology, Genetics, and writing while completing an international service-learning internship.

The program is open to Juniors and Seniors of all majors, as long as you have interest in some aspect of human or animal health.

Costa Rica has begun a national vaccination campaign and rest assured that student safety will be our top priority.

This program is the best way to complete your graduation requirements. You will take a Writing (W) course, a Communications (C) course, an International and Cultural Diversity (ICD) course, a Cultural Discourse (CD) course, and a 16-hour community service project.


  • VTPB 411, ICD: One Health and Ecology in the Tropics (3 cr.)
  • VTPB 405: Biomedical Microbiology (4 cr.)
  • BIMS/GENE 320: Biomedical Genetics (3 cr.)
  • VIBS 310, W: Biomedical Writing (1 cr.)
  • VTPB 303, C, CD: International Medical Communication (3 cr.)
  • Spanish Language (3 transfer credits, no prior Spanish required)

For more information on the program, visit

To apply please log in to the Study Abroad website and search for Costa Rica Biomedical or use the following link to get started:

Thanks and see you in Costa Rica!

Amaris Vasquez <>Study Abroad Program Coordinator

Donald J. Brightsmith Program Director

Added 01/12/2021

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship:

We are reaching out to you with the hope that you can help us make Texas A&M University students aware of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This program, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is ideal for college students considering, or curious about, biomedical research careers.

By immersing themselves in a research lab, the SURF offers students an exciting way to build their skills as young scientists and test their inclinations toward research. They will have the opportunity to be mentored by top-notch scientists, to conduct exciting real-world research, and to form lasting relationships with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and other SURF participants.

The SURF award is $6,000, and the 2021 program is scheduled to run from Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, August 6. Applications for the program must be received by February 1, 2021.

Students can apply to the program if they:

  • Have completed two or three years at a U.S. college or university at the time the SURF program begins
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

We are eager to bring together a wide variety of talented, motivated students from all ethnic, geographic, educational and economic groups. Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you would share the attached flyer and forward this email to colleagues and students who may be interested in this program, or who can help us disseminate this information, we would be most appreciative.

Brief application instructions that can be found below, information about the SURF is available online – – or by contacting Glenda Mueller at or 507-284-3862.

And, of course, we too are happy to answer all questions you or others may have about the program and the application process.

Wishing you all the best in the New Year,

Tania Gendron and Hugo Guerrero-Cazares

Application instructions

(Modified from

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
    • Select – Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    • Select one of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programs available. Make sure your location of preference is available; if not, you can pick a different SURF program (e.g., Neuroscience SURF, Immunology SURF, BMB SURF, etc.)
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

A complete application includes the completed online application, a personal statement, a transcript (official is preferred but unofficial is accepted), and two letters of recommendation.

Added: 12/15/2020

Building the Pipeline for Women in Engineering and Medicine


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Perry Initiative has paused all in-person programs for the foreseeable future. While we are disappointed we cannot meet new participants at Perry Outreach Programs, we are still committed to our mission of inspiring women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. As we navigate through these extraordinary times, we will be transitioning to virtual learning.

We’re very excited to announce upcoming sessions of the Perry Virtual Experience in January 2021. The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online orthopaedic simulations and biomechanics experiments. Additional information can be found on our website:

Women in high school and college who have an interest in science, medicine and/or engineering are now invited to register for a session of the Perry Virtual Experience. We would appreciate it if you could pass along this information to any educators or students you may know. Students should be directed to fill out the online registration for one session that best fits their schedule. Most sessions are available to participants in any location, but some sessions are for a focused geographic area. Dates and details for each session can be found at

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in helping to spread the word about the Perry Virtual Experience.

All the best,

Hannah Heuschneider, Program Coordinator

Added: 12/07/2020

CHEM 489 – Organic and Biological Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action

We were notified that this class has been listed as face to face only.  This was an error, the course will only be offered remotely.

Added: 12/03/2020

Do you want to learn more about SHSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine? Are you prepping to take the MCAT? Attend any of our December virtual information sessions or building tour to be entered into a monthly drawing* for an AAMC MCAT Official Prep Online-Only Bundle.
Virtual Information Sessions


December 7, 2020

9:00 AM (CST)

Register Now

December 15, 2020

12:00 PM (CST)

Register Now


Virtual Building Tour

December 18, 2020

12:00 PM (CST)

Register Now

*No purchase necessary. Enter by attending any of SHSU-COM Admissions’ December 2020 virtual information sessions or virtual building tour. One entry per individual. The winner will be selected at random and notified via email by 12/31/2020. The AAMC MCAT Official Prep Online-Only Bundle access is good until 8/18/21.
Office of Admissions
Sam Houston State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine

925 City Central Avenue, Conroe, TX 77304
936-202-5202  |

Added:  11/24/2020

Want a change from the “new norm” for 2021 Fall semester.

Come join us for the A&M Costa Rica Biomedical Sciences Fall 2021.

All instruction is very up-front and personal! For more information go to:

or contact

Apply before 16 Dec for early admission.  Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 Hope to learn with you in Coast Rica!!

Please click here to view the flier:


DEADLINE EXTENDED: All materials should be in to by 9am on November 30, 2020!

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation undergraduate student travel grants are available for application.  The link for the instructions are here and application form are here.  Additional pages may be attached to fully answer the questions.  Students should follow the November 23 deadline and have all materials in by 5pm on the November 23rd to with “George Bush Travel Grant App” in the subject line.

Added: 11/19/2020

A&M Spain Global Health Program – Summer 2021!

Interested in improving your Spanish and preparing for a health sciences career all from beautiful Barcelona? Want to experience the richness of Spanish culture and food while comparing health systems? Dream of joining a group of fellow Aggies in front of the Sagrada Familia for a photo op followed by tapas and El Paseo? If you answer yes to any of these, then the A&M Spain Global Health program is for you! Planned for Summer 2021, this program incorporates 6-9 credit hours, cultural excursions, group meals and an optional medical/veterinary shadowing experience in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Join us for an info session this Friday, November 20 at 12pm Central. Zoom details below!

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Added: 11/11/2020


If you are planning to register for 100- or 200-level chemistry courses for the Spring 2021 semester, please read the following information about modes of instruction, registration errors, and restricted sections.

1) 100- level courses mode of instruction

CHEM 119 and CHEM 120 – All Chemistry 119 and Chemistry 120 lectures will be delivered in a synchronous remote format.

All Chemistry 119 and Chemistry 120 laboratories will be offered synchronously in either remote or face-to-face formats. The laboratory sections will be labeled as either face-to-face or remote. Remote students should not enroll for a face-to-face lab section.

Switching from face-to-face to remote will not be accommodated this semester.

Students who have to quarantine or who have a medical excuse will participate in the excused absence make-up laboratory program.

  • Online lecture; online lab: CHEM119 401-416
  • Online lecture; face-to-face lab: CHEM119 501-516
  • Online lecture; online lab: CHEM 120  401-488
  • Online lecture; face-to-face lab: CHEM120 501-596

CHEM 107

There are three sections of Chemistry 107 lecture scheduled. One of the three sections (502) will be face-to-face only. The other two sections (501 and 503) will be delivered in a synchronous remote format.

  • Online lecture: CHEM107 501, 503
  • Face-to- face lecture: CHEM 107-502

CHEM 117 

All Chemistry 117 laboratory sections will be offered synchronously in either remote or face-to-face formats. The laboratory sections will be labeled as either face-to-face or remote. Remote students should not enroll in a face-to-face lab section. Switching from face to face to remote will not be accommodated this semester. Students who have to quarantine or who have a medical excuse will participate in the excused absence make-up laboratory program. Although CHEM107/117 are two separate courses, they are co-requisites. Students must register for the courses in the same registration submission (on the same click — NOT one after the other), or else they will receive a Prerequisite/Test Score error.

  • Online lab: CHEM117 401-422
  • Face-to-face lab: CHEM 117 501-522

2) Students missing 100-level laboratories

Students who are missing a lab component from the former CHEM101 /111 or CHEM102/112 sequence should contact for instructions in enrolling in a CHEM289 course as a laboratory substitute.  Advisors will need to request a Curricular Exception to accommodate these courses in degree plans and students will need to contact departments that require those laboratory courses as prerequisites for prerequisite overrides.

3) Organic Laboratories CHEM237/238/242 mode of instruction

  • CHEM237 and CHEM238 Organic chemistry labs will be delivered in either face-to-face or remote formats for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • CHEM 242 will be entirely online with synchronous meetings.


For face-to-face CHEM237 and CHEM238 lab courses, the format listed on Howdy is Mixed: F2F and Remote Meetings.  For these classes the lab experiment meetings are all F2F (in person) only.  The prelab instruction are remote only; see more about this below.

Students are required to attend and perform the lab experiment in their assigned lab room and time for the lab sessions. With the removal of the prelab component from the lab class meeting, the actual lab meeting will be limited to 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Switching from face-to-face to remote lab instruction will not be accommodated for the spring semester.  Students who have to quarantine or who have a medical excuse will participate in the excused absence make-up laboratory program.

Pre-lab Instruction: The prelab sessions for face-to-face labs will be offered on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at several times throughout the day and early evening in preparation for the next week’s experiments.  Important: Approximately one week before the start of the spring semester students will get an email from the organic lab program asking them to choose a day and time to attend these online-only prelab modules. The choice of time and day will be permanent and cannot be changed.  Students will attend this PreLab session each week before the scheduled experiment.  These sessions are online only and will last no longer than 50 minutes; an asynchronous prelab option will not be available for the spring semester.

  • Face to Face Lab + Remote Pre Lab: CHEM237 501-522
  • Face-to-Face Lab + Remote Pre-Lab: CHEM238 501-568


There is also an online-only choice for the CHEM237 and CHEM238 organic labs for the Spring 2021 semester. The online sections will meet synchronously once a week for a 2-hour 50-minute session. Students who enroll in a remote lab section will not have to option to switch to face to face instruction during the semester.

  • Remote-only Lab CHEM237: 523-540
  • Remote-only Lab: CHEM238 569-593

4) Avoiding registration errors for labs

Students wishing to enroll in CHEM119 or CHEM120 or any chemistry laboratory will need to complete the lab safety acknowledgement before registration. Students who haven’t done this will get a “Student Attribute Error” upon attempting to register for a laboratory course.

5) Restricted Courses

A few sections of CHEM120 and CHEM228 will be restricted to honors students or chemistry majors

Restricted to honors students:

  • CHEM 120-201-203
  • CHEM 228-200

Restricted to Chemistry Majors:

  • CHEM 120-449, 450, 500
  • CHEM 228-501

6) Seat Release

Seats are added throughout pre-registration to 100 and 200 level chemistry courses as courses fill, usually in the morning and evening. We can not promise and will not force any student into a particular section. Students should register for a section that is available during their registration time period.

7) Prerequisites

Prerequisites are enforced. The Department of Chemistry does not enter prerequisite overrides for planned or in progress prerequisites from other institutions. Once students have completed the prerequisite course, they may send an unofficial transcript that clearly shows their name, the institution, course, and final grade to, indicating for what course they would like a prerequisite override entered and their UIN. We will enter the prerequisite override, but will not force students into closed classes.

Added: 10/30/2020

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation undergraduate student travel grants are available for application.  The link for the instructions are here and application form are here.  Additional pages may be attached to fully answer the questions.  Students should follow the November 23 deadline and have all materials in by 5pm on the November 23rd to with “George Bush Travel Grant App” in the subject line.

Added: 09/14/2020

Undergraduate student awards through Society of Toxicology (10/26 deadline)

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) invites you to encourage your undergraduate students to consider a career in toxicology. We offer students the opportunity to learn more about toxicology by attending special programs for undergraduate students at the SOT Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 14–18, 2021.

Toxicologists address critical issues and make the world a healthier and safer place by studying the effects of physical, biological, and chemical agents on people, animals, and the environment. Many students who learn about the discipline of toxicology are excited about career opportunities that involve research and the potential to make a positive contribution to health and safety.

You play a key role in our efforts to identify talented students who otherwise may not be aware of the rewarding career opportunities in toxicology. Please print and display the Undergraduate Programs flyer, forward information from this message to students and your networks, and actively encourage your students to apply for the awards described below.

For students and faculty with research data to present, the Abstract Submission deadline is December 1. In addition to research abstracts, we encourage educators to submit an abstract to share education experiences and innovations during the Annual Meeting education poster session. Questions? Betty Eidemiller

The undergraduate awards deadline is 11:59 pm ET October 26.

Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Awards
Travel support to attend the 3-day Undergraduate Diversity Program; sophomores and juniors preferred; eligibility criteria include at least one of the following: students from diverse backgrounds including groups underrepresented in the sciences, first generation college, or from a primarily undergraduate institution that does not confer graduate degrees in biomedical disciplines. Questions? Shalimar Juan

Student Award Description and Application Materials 

SOT Undergraduate Travel Award
Travel support for undergraduate students who have abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting. Questions? Betty Eidemiller

Description and Application Materials 

Annual Meeting Registration Waiver
Undergraduate students submit the Registration Form with a copy of their student ID to Jim Dailey, Meeting Registrar. Questions? Betty Eidemiller

Undergraduate Education Program
A special program at the 2021 SOT Annual Meeting to introduce students to toxicology and graduate studies is open at no charge to undergraduates who register using the meeting Registration Form. Questions? Shalimar Juan

Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award
Undergraduate and graduate students from groups underrepresented in the sciences can apply for the Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award for funding to attend educational opportunities for professional development. Be thinking of an activity that could benefit your career progression. Award applications are accepted at any time but no later than May 1, 2021. Questions? Shalimar Juan

Regional Chapter Participation
In addition, most SOT Regional Chapters conduct fall meetings and many have poster awards and/or special activities for undergraduates. Check the Regional Chapter map for the Regional Chapter in your area and then the meeting calendar (filter=Regional Chapter) for their events. Questions? Betty Eidemiller

Teaching Resources
SOT has recently developed the Toxicology Learning Framework which provides key concepts and teaching examples related to toxicology for inclusion in a variety of courses. If you explore the Undergraduate Educator web page, you will find links to other resources that can be used in your courses, online or in person. Guest lecturers can be invited through the ToxScholar program. Questions? Betty Eidemiller

You are an important link to share information about the professional opportunities in toxicology and biomedical sciences. We appreciate your assistance and look forward to receiving applications from your institution.

Frederic Moulin, DMV, PhD – Chair, Committee on Diversity Initiatives

Mindy F. Reynolds, PhD – Chair, Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate – Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee

Added: 09/14/2020

EA Virtual Fair week

Howdy everyone!

Our virtual Texas A&M Education Abroad Fair week is here.  There is a link on the Texas A&M Education Abroad home page or you can direct students to to access all of the virtual fair pages listed below.

Our virtual Education Abroad Fair includes virtual booths, virtual presentations, and virtual office hours each day which are detailed on the following pages:

The fair also includes the following:

If you have any difficulty with accessing any virtual presentations this week, please contact our office at 979-845-0544 or for assistance.  All presentations will also be recorded so they can viewed after the fair.

Thank you for your support, your involvement, and for sharing this information with your students and colleagues.


Holly Hudson, Ed.D. [she, her, hers]

Executive Director

Education Abroad | Texas A&M University
Pavilion 1st Floor | 3262 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-3262

ph: +1 979.845.0544  |  |

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