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Bowers '03 to Deliver Next Careers in Biology Alumni Speakers Series Lecture

Posted by Jenna Ray on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2013

Event Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013
Location: Science 2950

Rachel Bowers ’03, MPH, RD, LD, will deliver the next Careers in Biology Alumni Speakers Series lecture on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium (Science 2950). Bowers, a dietitian at The Emily Program, graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2003. The title of her talk is "O-Chem, Molecular, Ecology, Now What? Life after Morris for one biology grad."

Prior to joining The Emily Program in 2011, Bowers provided nutrition education and analysis at the Melpomene Institute for Women’s Health, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Macalester College, and the Philips Neighborhood Clinic. She completed a degree in biology at Morris in 2003 and received a master of public health in nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2010. Her areas of expertise include nutrition and healthy-cooking education.

Bowers will also present a classroom research talk on Wednesday, April 17, at 11:45 a.m. in Science 2190. This lecture is entitled “Eating Disorders: Causes, Signs and Symptoms and Treatment from a Nutrition Perspective.”

Through alumni lectures, informal seminars, and a resource room dedicated to opportunities in the sciences, the Careers in Biology program provides undergraduate students with guidance regarding post-graduation options. The Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series focuses on alumni success stories and the real-world application of science degrees. This series also gives students the opportunity to network within their field.

The Careers in Biology program is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.