biologists building enduring relationships with the community

Excited Children in Science Class

Who We Are...

We are passionate about establishing longstanding relationships between the University of Virginia Department of Biology and public institutions in our local and regional communities. We aim to nurture an excitement for inquiry-based science, as well as an understanding of the skills and experiences that underly becoming a “scientist”. We are working diligently to create an equitable infrastructure of support for ongoing outreach and inclusion in scientific learning, career building opportunities, and scientific collaborations.​

2020

Year Established

57

Active Members

7

Programs and
Projects

147+

Students Served
 
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Biology Tutoring

Tutoring for primary and secondary school 

(note: still under development due to  Covid-19 pandemic)

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SPI-BOIP Virtual Visits

Virtual visits in primary and secondary school classrooms with biologists

Interactive Biology Awareness Program

Regional middle schoolers learn about research in our department through interactive booths

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CONTACT

Inquiries

We welcome discussions with potential partners, requests for programs, volunteers, and suggestions.

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Office

University of Virginia

Department of Biology
Physical Life Sciences Building
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4328

 

Co-President

Taylor Nystrom

tn6a(at)virginia.edu

Co-President

Kimberly Arena

ka8jk(at)virginia.edu

Website

Tracy Larson

tal8d(at)virginia.edu

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.