25, 2000, we had our first annual Applied Molecular Biology Symposium.
This event was planned to familiarize students at UMBC with the AMB program.
A similar event will be part of our recruitment efforts this year.
in the AMB program presented preliminary results of their projects.
Here Beth Reader (left) is talking to three prospective AMB students.
Remember that they had begun their work only the previous October,
and yet they already had substantial amounts of work done!
undergraduates had the opportunity to ask questions about the science,
but also were interested in the reasons why the students had chosen
to enroll in the AMB program.
one-on-one exchanges, as here between Megan Matukonis and an undergraduate
student, were useful for the AMB students, who needed experience in
presenting data at meetings.
of the AMB students, Ryan McMullin (right), shown here discussing
his work with two UMBC undergraduates, has decided to continue on
working toward a Ph.D. degree. The program was designed to provide
a bridge for students who may not have decided to go for the doctoral
degree. Over the years, many students have made this decision.