miRcore Volunteer Communication

Update 10/16/2020

Dear MVP students and parents,

Now we are getting used to MVP meetings. Thanks everyone for your active participation, including the parent research group!

I will only send out zoom invites to those who responded to the form after preassigned breakout groups. This will also ensure to me that you are still engaged in our program even if you cannot join a specific meeting.

This weekend, I will teach about OMIM (a genotype and phenotype database) and we will have group presentations on COVID-19. Committee meetings will all take place on Saturday (4-4:30 pm) for now. This year, the San Diego committee will work as part of a combined California region force due to all the virtual meetings. If you want to build a strong CA presence, please consider joining even if you are not near San Diego.

To answer questions related to our year-long agenda:
1) Around Jan 30, 2021, we will host the 9th Annual Genes and Health Contest (free event open to the public, Main MVP & GIDAS event)
2) Around May 31, 2020, we will host the 8th Annual High School Research Conference (small fee, open to the public, Main MVP and GIDAS event)
3) Both events will have the following theme: Genes and COVID-19
4) Throughout the year, we will prepare you to be able to participate in both events.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Inhan Lee, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker Talk

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.

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 RNA
        • MVP DNA
        • 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.

Read more

If you missed a seminar, direct message our instagram account @mircoreofficial for additional resources.

Seminar Topic

Advertising your club How to start your club Fundraiser ideas How to prepare members for the Research Conference How to make a GIDAS Board/allocate responsibility How to organize a fundraiser

Leader 1

Siya G. Jeremy N. Ananyaa A. Audrey G. Shruthi C. Azeem S.

Leader 2

Eleanor L. Rachel B.        

Dates/Times (EST)

4:00-4:30 PM

11:00-11:30 AM

9:00-9:30 PM

5:30-6:00 PM

4:00-4:30 PM

2:30-3:00 PM

3:00-3:30 PM

5:00-5:30 PM
TBD (4/30 or 5/1)