Congratulations to the College of Biological Sciences iGEM team! In November, the team of five won the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after competing against 130 student teams from 25 countries around the world. The competition, hosted annually at the MIT, requires teams to engineer a biological machine that could successfully work in a living cell, and the University of Minnesota's team rose to the challenge! Check out this article highlighting this incredible achievement.
Wondering how you might be able to get involved in research opportunities like this iGEM? Take a look at my previous post called "The world of biology is a world of opportunities" to discover some amazing opportunities in biology at the U of M. There are research opportunities all over campus for all undergraduates, no matter their specific area of study. For instance, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program enables students to conduct research throughout their college careers and paid by earning stipends.