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Biology Leadership Circle

Dr. Rich Buchholz discusses careers in conservation at one of UF Biology’s Food for Thought presentations.
Dr. Rich Buchholz discusses careers in conservation at one of UF Biology’s Food for Thought presentations.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology Leadership Circle (BLC) was formed in 2016. The BLC consists of 10-15 alumni and friends from diverse industries such as botany, genetics, technology entrepreneurship, medicine, animal science and environmental sustainability. In addition to alumni and friends, BLC members include graduate and undergraduate student representatives and the department chair.

To fulfill the BLC’s mission, members located in Florida and around the country give their time and expertise to advise department leadership, faculty and students in generating ideas and growing a network to strengthen the student experience both inside and outside the classroom. Members of the BLC serve as mentors to our students by keeping them informed of current business concerns and trends, and providing networking opportunities.

For example, each semester the BLC sponsors a one hour “Food For Thought” lunchtime meeting for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about the many career opportunities for Biology majors. The focus of the BLC over the next two years is creating a Core Lab: a collection of shared equipment to facilitate development of new skill sets for students in Biology, as well as provide efficient use of space and resources within Bartram-Carr. To learn more about the BLC Core Lab, go to BIOLOGY.UFL.EDU/BLC. Want to help build the BLC Core Lab? Please visit http://bit.ly/337aaUU.