Biophysical Society Bulletin | April 2021
Start a BPS Student Chapter at Your Institution The 2021 Spring Call for Student Chapters is currently open! Participation in the Student Chapter Program allows students to sharpen their leadership skills and be part of a worldwide network that helps to promote the field of biophysics within their local communities. This is the perfect time to apply for the BPS Student Chapter Program and join the community of 36 active Chapters around the world! Chapters may be formed within a single institution, or regional Chapters may be developed among multiple, neighboring institutions anywhere in the world. Approved Chapters will receive up to $200 USD inmatching reimbursable expenses to assist with getting started and have access to special opportunities for Chapter officers andmembers at Biophysical Society meetings. All Student Chapters must have a sponsor who is a member of the Society. If you are a mentor to biophysics students with leadership potential, please share this opportunity and encourage their participation. Chapter sponsors are responsible for providing professional guidance, practical advice, and needed assistance to students through face-to-face meetings, email, online video conferencing, or phone. The BPS Student Chapter application packet requires: • Signed endorsement and petition forms from the Chapter sponsor and student members; • Complete Chapter bylaws (example available within the application);
• Questionnaire responses regarding Chapter membership and institution information; • Up-to-date student membership for all Chapter officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Student Chapter Sponsor). For more information, a complete list of instructions on forming a BPS Student Chapter, and for a list of existing Chapters, visit www.biophysics.org/StudentChapters. We recommend reading the Student Chapter OrganizationMan- ual for guidance on the organizational structure and logistics in forming Student Chapter Applications will be accepted throughMay 14, 2021. Questions can be directed toMargaret Mainguy at mmainguy@biophysics. org. Applicants will be notified in July or August regarding the status of their application.
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