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Sept. 4, 2018
Learning from Darwin's garden: doing science at home
Join us for our next " Face to Face" event, where you get to meet instructor Zack Shaffer and hear his exciting presentation: "Learning from Darwin’s garden: doing science at home."  Learn about his research, network online with faculty, connect with other students, and be a part of your Sun Devil community. We’ll have time for breakout sessions and Q&A.

When: Thurs. Sept. 13, 4 - 5 p.m., Click here to RSVP and join the event
Research opportunity with Benjamin Blonder
Looking to gain research experience this semester? Benjamin Blonder (faculty at the School of Life Sciences) is seeking students to help with two lab and computer-based research projects in his macrosystems ecology lab.

How to apply: Send a letter of interest, a current CV, and name of one academic reference to Courtenay Ray.  Applications are due September 15.  Click here to view the flier.
'Science Detectives' needs your help
Science Detectives is starting a new semester and is inviting you to join them this fall. This organization helps reach youth through STEM education. The organization needs to connect with ASU students who have the potential to be successful at generating enthusiasm in the students they teach.

Learn more: Attend information sessions Sept. 5 and 6, 5:30 p.m., MU 240.

Contact: Lisa Herrmann or
Learning Resource Center open in LSC 126
The Learning Resource Center is a friendly place where you can find outstanding tutors to help you with life sciences classes.

Due to renovations in LSC 102/104, the Biology Learning Resource Center will temporarily be housed in LSC 126.

Location: Life Sciences Building C-wing (LSC) 126

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Information: contact Virginia Downing.

You are invited to the Life Science Ethics Movie Night featuring "Concussion" (2015). Explore larger societal contexts of the life sciences, particularly neuroscience, as we have a box supper, watch the movie and discuss it with an expert panel.

“Concussion," featuring Will Smith, dramatizes the work of Nigerian immigrant pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in describing and publicizing long-term neurological damage from concussions in football.

When: Monday, Sept. 10, Biodesign Auditorium, B105, 5 p.m. RSVP is required.

Student Health Outreach for Wellness
Would you like to join a great healthcare organization?

Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is a tri-university, interprofessional, undergraduate student-run initiative that provides vulnerable populations with access to free healthcare and health education programs in downtown Phoenix. 

It does this by providing free, integrated clinical health services, health promotion and health literacy programs for vulnerable populations such as individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals from low-income communities, and individuals recovering from substance use disorders.

For more information and to access an application, visit

SACNAS announces meeting schedules for fall 2018
The Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers and leadership positions in STEM.

You are invited to attend their meetings to learn more.

Where: LSA 109, 5 p.m.
When: 5 p.m
Dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14


ASU Online biology course is first to offer virtual-reality lab in Google partnership
Students in general biology classes usually don't get to take blood samples, but an online class at ASU lets students draw blood and manipulate DNA — in virtual reality. Students in the general biology course are using VR headsets to complete their lab requirement as part of a new partnership among ASU Online, Google and Labster. The new technology can be a boon to students in both online and face-to-face classes, according to Amy Pate, manager of instructional design for the School of Life Sciences.

Read more in the Washington Post and at ASU Now
Fall 2018 featured classes
Find unique and interesting classes that can be used for your major, science and society, or general study requirements. 
Updated Aug. 20, 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
Research, leadership and academics
September 2018
October 2018
  • Oct. 1: Deadline to apply for graduation (through your My ASU page)
  • Oct. 6-9: Fall break - classes excused
  • Oct. 10: Fall 2018 Session B classes begin
  • New Oct. 12: Applications due for Pre-health internship program
  • Oct. 30: Course withdrawal deadline - Session B
  • Oct. 31: Course withdrawal deadline - Session C
November 2018
Fall 2018 (no specific date provided)
Scholarships, awards and grants
September 2018

December 2018
Career advice, internships and jobs 
Information sessions on chiropractic and veterinary programs
Dr. Partna, from University of Western States, will be at ASU to speak with students who are interested in learning more about a career in Chiropractic Medicine. This is where you can learn what exactly do chiropractors do, how to get into a chiropractic program, and other information about this career path.  

When: Sept. 19, 9 - 10 a.m., LSC 202 | Click here to see the flier
Interested in learning about the Washington Idaho Montana Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine? A representative will be available on campus to discuss what this program entails and how to apply.  Even if you are not interested in this specific program, this is a great resource to prepare for veterinary school applications.

When: Oct. 2, noon - 1 p.m., LSE 244 | Click here to see the flier

Stand out to employers
We have a page that outlines top skills that employers are looking for from ASU students and how you can build those. check it out here.

Connect with Career and Professional Development Services

Every Friday
Reserve time to talk with a BASIS.ed recruiter and learn about a career in science education.

Credit for internship and research
Did you know you can receive credit for your internship? Review our internship page for more information. 

Interested in learning about research opportunities? Contact the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office for more information.
Study abroad resources

Study abroad and academic growth
After completing a study abroad program, 80 percent of alumni noted a stronger interest in and dedication to their studies and 87 percent credited study abroad for their desire to pursue more educational experiences. There are ASU study abroad programs designed specifically for SOLS students. Search for programs and attend a study abroad 101 info session to learn more.

Step 1: Attend Study Abroad 101 

Step 2: Meet with a Peer Advisor

Step 3: Make an Appointment with an International Coordinator

Deadlines approaching for study abroad programs
Interested in studying abroad this winter break, spring break, or after the spring semester through Global Intensive Experience? Click the links to the right to browse fliers for upcoming study abroad experiences.

Sept. 25 (Winter Break)
Nov. 15 (Spring Break and Post-Spring)

General advising information and regular academic advising hours can be found on the SOLS website.

Aug. 27: Regular advising hours resume and new express advising hours begin

Study Abroad walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 11, 25
  • Oct. 16, 30
  • Nov. 13, 27
Career and Professional Development Services walk-in advising
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 6
  • Oct. 2, 4
  • Nov. 6, 8
  • Dec. 4, 6

Office of Clinical Partnerships walk-in advising
1 - 3 p.m., LSA 189
  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 29
Fall 2018 freshmen
To schedule an advising appointment, please schedule it with the First Year Center, not with the School of Life Sciences advising team. Call 480-965-3391 and press #1 to book your appointment with one of our freshman advisors.
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