Whether it’s a Q & A spotlighting one of our trainees, hosting a panel at a Congressional Briefing, or discussing climate policy with experts and leaders in Washington D.C., we’ll keep you up to date on all things BU URBAN!
Spring 2023 Research and Travel Awards
We are excited to announce a funding opportunity for all BU URBAN Trainees that supports research or participation in conferences, meetings, or symposia (referred to hereafter as “conferences”). All trainees are encouraged to apply. Trainees who participate regularly in program activities will be prioritized for funding. Research Awards are made in... More
Fall 2022 BU URBAN Trainee Feedback Session
Thank you to all who shared their feedback with us at the trainee feedback session on December 7, 2022 and through our feedback survey. We have included a summary of the input and will be responding to suggestions for improvement and recommended activities by implementing changes and sharing updates once... More
URBAN Trainees Lead Workshop to Demystify Policymaker Engagement for Fellow Early-Career Scientists
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, URBAN trainees Emma Conrad-Rooney and Sasha Gilmore hosted a workshop along with Danielle Fox from the Union of Concerned Scientists called Demystifying Policymaker Engagement: Tips for Early Career Scientists by Early Career Scientists at the 2022 National oSTEM Annual Conference. Emma and Sasha created the workshop in partnership with... More
Note from URBAN Director Pamela Templer on Giving Tuesday 2022
Dear BU URBAN Community, Welcome back! I hope that you had a restful Thanksgiving break. This time of the year, and especially on Giving Tuesday, we are invited to take stock of what we are grateful for, as well as to consider how we can do our part to nurture and sustain... More
Recap of the Fall 2022 URBAN Annual Symposium
On November 4th, we hosted our Fall 2022 URBAN Annual Symposium in the Biology Research Building. A huge hank you to all those who helped organize the event! Here’s a short summary of what the event consisted of: Welcoming Remarks & Overview of BU URBAN Pam Templer, Director of URBAN, More
URBAN Trainees Draw Inspiration and Share their Passion for Advancing and Supporting Diversity in STEM by Attending the 2022 SACNAS NDiSTEM Conference
From October 27th to 29th, URBAN Trainees Katie Atherton, Maria Ingersoll, and Lucila Bloemendaal represented Boston University and the URBAN Program at the 2022 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We recently sat down with Katie, Maria and Lucila to discuss their experience at... More
RSVP to BU URBAN’s Fall 2022 Annual Symposium
Thank You and Goodbye, Evan!
As some of you may know, Evan Kuras who has been our Program Manager for the past 3 years completed his time with the URBAN team at the end of September. Since then, Evan has started as a full-time Evaluation Consultant with MXM Research Group, a consulting firm that advances... More
Welcome To URBAN’s New Program Manager
On October 3rd, we announced the hiring of our new Program Manager, Heather Ho. A graduate of Dartmouth College, a recent graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work, and a student at the Boston University School of Public Health, Heather has spent the past few years partnering with... More
Welcoming our new 2022-2023 cohort of URBAN Trainees!
We are thrilled to welcome 11 new trainees to BU URBAN this fall! Check out their bios below. To learn about all our current trainees, click here.