miRcore Volunteer Communication

Update 11/10/2021

Dear miRcorers,

I may need to get accustomed to the sudden change of light in the evening. However, meeting with our student leaders brightened up my evening. Reach out to your friend that you haven’t met for a while and ask how they are doing so that we may brighten up each others’ day.

We will have a Thanksgiving break – no meeting on November 27th. Please enjoy your family. So, before the Thanksgiving break, I hope to finish the overview of transcriptome research in the next two meetings.

While we will continue with GEO2R research from transcriptome research groups, we will add lessons to paper writing groups from this weekend. Also, we will resume student teaching this weekend.

Before the family gathering, we are inviting parents to our Wed MVA (miRcore vaccine advocacy) meeting at 7:45 pm ET on November 17th. Any parents who are interested, please respond to this week’s meeting projection form.


Coming back MVP students who couldn’t join due to sports, please indicate that you need a new group so that you can be in the right group for you. All, please respond to the above projection form by Friday midnight ET (preferably now ^.^).

See 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 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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