miRcore Volunteer Communication

Update 6/4/2022

Dear miRcores,

Congratulations on your graduations! Good luck on your next phase of life!
1) Graduating/Graduated Seniors
We already have some high school emails disconnected. Please let us know your personal emails by responding to this senior form if you haven’t. Thank you.
2) Microgrant fundraiser
MVP officers are encouraging individual students to run fundraisers for microgrant funds throughout the summer, before the 2022-23 MVP resume.
You can find/share ideas from the Fundraising Discord channel to collect fundraising ideas.
One fundraiser that officers liked was See’s Candies fundraiser. The shop is set but the link is not working, yet.
I will send out the See’s Candies fundraising link soon. Please share it with friends and family!
3) Conference
Please invite 8th graders to our conference. Some of our most dedicated MVP students started the journey from our conference – a great way to be inspired by your science.
Parents are more than welcome.
Oral presentation: I am very sorry for the delay. I think there must be a Google sheet sharing problem with institutional emailing, which resulted in delaying scores from one professor. However, since it’s a virtual conference, the presentation preparation is mostly the same.
4) Summer camp volunteer group leader application
I believe all new GLs got interview invitations.
Graduating seniors will serve as half volunteering and half paid.
You can still apply for the position here.
5) Last MVP of the year.
I will share Random Forest scripts and data for you to explore and apply for your own data. During the small group time, you will work on the presentation material and practice the talk. The last committee meeting will be leadership transition and hand-over tasks and plans.
6) Meeting projection form
Please respond by Friday midnight ET.
7) Returning MVPs
I will send out the 2022-23 MVP registration form on Aug 24th, 2022. It’s a yearly program, so please make sure you register each year.
Good luck on your finals and Have a wonderful summer! See you this Saturday, of course.
Inhan Lee, Ph.D.
Featured Speaker Talks

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH talks to miRcore students about the role of genomics in modern medicine.

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.Director, National Institute of Health speaks to miRcore students about COVID-19, health disparities, and precision medicine.

Jonathan Pevsner, Ph.D, Chief of Genomics Research Branch, NIMH, NIH speaks to miRcore students on the topic of Genes and Mental Health.

miRcore Volunteer Recommendations

How to Use Zoom, MVP GDrive, and Skribbl.io

How to use Zoom

Zoom is a free platform that offers video conferencing, screen sharing, and chatroom functionalities. You can seamlessly set up online meetings, send out invitations for people to join, and add meetings to your Microsoft Outlook/Google Calendar using Zoom. All miRcore volunteers are expected to have Zoom installed for use in group research meetings and committee meetings.

You can download the Zoom Desktop application (the “Zoom Client”) for Mac or PC here: here.

Instructions for setting up and using Zoom are available here.

The Zoom application is also available for mobile devices: Zoom at the App Store and Zoom on Google Play

How to Navigate the miRcore Volunteer Program’s Google Drive Folders

At the beginning of each volunteering season, miRcore volunteers receive access to several Google Drive folders containing resources for research, fundraising, and other miRcore activities. Depending on the folder, volunteers will have “View only” or “Editing” permission in each Drive folder.

Please see this presentation (courtesy of Rhea Cong, miRcore Volunteer Program Vice President, 2019-20) for details on how to navigate the Drive system and set up research folders for your research group: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kPN7IqIh8NPYgdk8NSMoP75IeOhktjDonkzng510m-E/edit?usp=sharing

Google Drive Hierarchy (Folders and Subfolders)

• 2019-20 MVP Resources
• Useful files
• RNA division
• Practice Data
• Meeting Slides
• 2019-20 MVP Research
• MVP online
• MVP general
• Fundraisers
• miRcore Officers 2019-2020 (this folder is accessible only to miRcore Officers)

Skribbl.io Instructions

How to Join:

• Have one member go to skribbl.io
• Have that member click ‘Create Private Room’
• Change the settings to 8 rounds and 40 seconds per turn
• That group member will send the link (at the bottom) to the other people to join
Once everybody has clicked the link and is in the room, press start!

The goal of the game is to try to guess what other people are drawing. When it’s your turn to draw, try to make your drawing convey the word you are given so that other people will be able to guess. The person with the most points wins.

Today’s game should start and wrap up in about 10 mins.

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