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Applying For Medical School in a Gap Year?

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on September 12, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (50)

Hear from Kaplan Brand Ambassador, Danielle, on what she’s done, what she’s doing and what’s next for her in her journey to medical school.

SciShow Compilation

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on January 30, 2016 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey BioCOMer’s,

Welcome back to the spring semester! I wanted to start off with this compilation of fun winter-related SciShow videos. Some of the segments include: How to Make Snow (If You're Not Elsa), Why Is My Tongue Stuck to This Flagpole? and Why Can We See Our Breath In The Cold? Enjoy!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

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Bioethics Debate

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on December 1, 2015 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

“We know what we are, but not what we could have been” -Shakespeare.

BioEthics presents “Editing the Human Genome.” Come hear our very own Dr. Miller and Dr. Picciuto debate the ethics of genetic engineering, specifically CRISPR/Cas 9.

December 7, 7:30-9 in Physics 101. PIZZA will be provided.:)

If you have any questions e-mail [email protected]


Basnet fills in for Koita

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on January 27, 2015 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In an unforeseen move, President Omar Koita announced to the executive board Saturday afternoon that he will not return to UMBC this spring and that Vice President Neha Basnet will fill in his post for the remainder of his term.

Basnet called for an emergency executive meeting Monday, where she appointed Marina Mizell as Acting Vice President. Mizelle already served on the executive board as Chair of the Food Committee. She will serve both roles until an official election can be he...

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List of credible science news sites!

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on September 21, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Since I haven’t been able to post article summaries for you guys because of a busy schedule, I gathered a list of credible news sources. Thanks and credit goes to Joe Hanson of It’s Okay to Be Smart on YouTube for compiling the list. All of the sites I use for news were already on the list besides one. Hopefully, this will give everyone a way to keep up with the latest science whether I can post or not. If you know of a good site you like that I didn’t mention here let us kn...

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Bioethics debate is approaching!

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on April 28, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Come out and join us this following Thursday on May 8th in SHER 003 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM for our next bioethics debate!

The topic this time around is on whether human cloning is ethical or not.

We will be having Dr. Bieberich (against human cloning) debating Mr. Patrick O'Neill (for human cloning). 

It is sure to be an interesting night, so don't miss out! Hope to see you there!

Spring 2014 Elections

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on April 22, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Elections for next years positions will be held next Monday in BIOL 120 at noon. Make sure to come out to vote! The free t-shirts will also be passed out if they arrive on time. If you are interested in running for a position, sign up under the Elections tab in Spring 2014.  

Congratulations to Omar and Mike!

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on February 21, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Congrats to Omar Koita, who has been promoted to Vice President, and Michael Ho, who will replace Omar as Secretary!

BioCOM Meeting: Videos & Voting

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on February 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Our next general meeting will be on Monday, February 17th.  The Food Committee will provide pizza to all established members. (This includes anyone who showed up at our first meeting.)

The meeting will be quite informal as we will mainly be watching videos and voting.  We will open with announcements (so feel free to share) and then we will proceed to vote on our favorite t-shirt option and on new officers to fill any vacancies that might arise.  (Officers are...

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Nadine Bucca becomes Vice President

Posted by BioCoM Executive Account on October 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (106)

After serving five months as our Acting Vice President, we are proud to announce that Nadine Bucca is now our official Vice President.  She has been an invaluable member of the executive board thus far, and we hope that you will join us in congratulating Nadine to her new official post.