"The fire season was extreme right from the start. So busy that the Forest Service requested that I work on the weekends in May before school let out," writes Eric Jackson, UBRP alum from Dr. Pepperberg's lab, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "Once school was out it was full time fire, pretty much 24-7," until he reported back to his teaching duties in Prescott. He helped fight the Clear Creek Fire in Idaho and the Ashfork fires here in Arizona. He has started a new course at Prescott High School. "The new Firefighting Technology course has officially begun and I love teaching it. My students are very enthusiastic and I love working with them." We hope to see Eric for the UBRP Research Conference and again for Biology Career Day. E-mail: email@example.com
"UBRP was such a great experience and really was the springboard for everything I am doing now," writes Tabassum Pittalwala Vaidyanath. Tabassum was a UBRPer in Dr. Gordon's lab, Cell Biology and Anatomy and Dr. Mount's lab, Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as participating in HSBRAP, Science Connection and USAG. She is currently "in charge of a sequencing project" at Robbins Scientific and "will begin working with macroarrays soon." Previously, she worked for a company "training customers in their lab on how to use our instrumentation and chemistries or adapt their chemistries" and she traveled all over the world. It allowed her to use "my science background, while at the same time giving me a chance to work with people." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another UBRP alum from Dr. Gordon's lab, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Kyle Rinehart, writes that he has "made a slight switch in careers, and now I am working as a consultant developing internet applications. When I am not working, I am training and racing in triathlons in Arizona and California." He also comments that it was "during my tour of duty with UBRP that I found a love for computers and computer programming. Dr. Herman Gordon turned me on to the internet in its infantile stages." E-mail: email@example.com
Soaring Bear has "accepted permanent employment with the National Library of Medicine for helping to maintain the Medline system" and left Tucson for Washington DC in mid-October. As a UBRPer, Soaring Bear worked with Dr. Law, Biochemistry and Dr. Remers, Pharmacology & Toxicology. His new e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
and web page: http://soaringbear.com
CORRECTION: Last month we reported that Nicole Buan alum from Dr. Vierling's laboratory in Biochemistry received an NSF predoctoral fellowship. She actually received the HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship. We apologize for the error.