miRcore Volunteer Communication

Dear MVP students,

Wow, we’ve had a full 30 Saturday meetings for 2019-20 school year! We learned a lot from each other, and we will continue growing.

With officer meetings on Mondays and the added week-day meetings due to COVID-19, I’ve spent more time with year’s students than any other year. Knowing you all has given me hope, and I want to thank you for your dedication.

1) Seniors
Please respond to this week’s meeting projection form, even if you cannot join. Let’s continue to be connected throughout your college years and beyond so we can build a network of accessible and joyful scientists, thus positively impacting personal health decisions.

2) Invited speaker talks
As I mentioned, I will invite you to all of our invited speaker talks this summer.
i) Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, a branch of the National Institute of Health. His talk will be at 11:00-11:40 am ET on June 2nd (Tuesday).
He will talk about precision medicine and his career path, as well as answer questions!

ii) Other talks: invitations will be sent out about a week before the talk date. Please check the speaker information and date here and here.

3) Officer election
Our senior officers nominated potential officers based on your applications and the qualification rules. This Saturday, we will vote for the officers of 2020-21. The final result will be shared in a separate email.

4) Committee meeting: May 30th, 4-4:30 pm (ET)
Please plan to join our committee meeting this weekend to document your wisdom, knowledge, and experience so that what you have learned can benefit future volunteers. Thank you.

5) Saturday meeting: May 30th, 2-4 pm (ET)

See you this Saturday, and have a wonderful summer.

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)