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

By BU URBAN Graduate ProgramJanuary 12th, 2023in Awards, News

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

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Fall 2022 BU URBAN Trainee Feedback Session

By BU URBAN Graduate ProgramDecember 19th, 2022in Blog, News

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

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Recap of the Fall 2022 URBAN Annual Symposium

By Aiganysh UlanovaNovember 28th, 2022in Event

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

By BU URBAN Graduate ProgramNovember 17th, 2022in Blog, Event, News

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

Thank You and Goodbye, Evan!

By BU URBAN Graduate ProgramOctober 20th, 2022in Blog, News

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

By BU URBAN Graduate ProgramOctober 20th, 2022in Blog, News

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