Dawn discussed why she chose to go into a career in science in the IIDR’s Incubation Podcast Series

Fiona Whelan and Ryan Buensuceso, sit down with the IIDR’s Dr. Dawn Bowdish to discuss how and why she chose science as a career.

Hear the podcast here.

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Fiona Whelan (@whelanfj)
Ryan Buensuceso (@rcbuensuceso)
Dr. Dawn Bowdish (@MsMacrophage)
Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) (@McMasterIIDR)

Drs Bowdish & Mossman attend the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair

Dr. Bowdish and Mossman attend the 2015 Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair as “Special Awards” judges. The IIDR awards a 6 week summer internship to the winner of the best senior project in human health, infection or disease. The winner gets to spend time in an IIDR lab doing real science. As always, the quality of the projects was high and choosing a winner was hard.

BASEF Judges

Bowdish Lab Attends 53rd Annual BASEF Science Fair

Dr. Bowdish and members of the lab attended the 53rd annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) as merit and special award judges on Thursday March 21st. All members of the lab were blown away by the sheer volume of young scientists and the incredible effort these students put into their projects. Bowdish Lab members judged projects focused on Health & Life sciences. Dr. Bowdish and Dr.Mossman judged for the IIDR Summer studentship, a 6-week summer internship in the IIDR, which is one of the most sought after prizes at the science fair.vWe are all looking forward to the 54th BASEF fair.

 

Eisha Ahmed (Abbey Park High School, Oakville) presents her award winning poster "Ara h Proteins, Peanuts, and Parasites". Eisha was the winner of the IIDR summer studentship and will be back at McMaster learning bioinformatics this summer.

Eisha Ahmed (Abbey Park High School, Oakville) presents her award winning poster “Ara h Proteins, Peanuts, and Parasites”. Eisha was the winner of the IIDR summer studentship and will be back at McMaster learning bioinformatics this summer.

 

Sarah Wu won second place for the IIDR summer studentship for her very impressive project developing a novel diagnostic for malaria.

Sarah Wu won second place for the IIDR summer studentship for her very impressive project developing a novel diagnostic for malaria.

 

Bowdish lab supports the Bay Area Science Fair.

Bowdish lab members were out in droves (if there are enough of us to be a drove) judging at the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (grades 7-12). Dawn got to judge for the IIDR internship award (stay tuned for the official announcement of the winner soon) and the rest of us were merit judges. A great day was had by all. We were inspired by the students’ enthusiasm and creativity and hopefully they enjoyed meeting live, in the flesh scientists.