News Archive

Virtual Genomics in Action event draws record participation, attracts new partners

March 8, 2021

The 2021 Genomics in Action conference, sponsored by the Bioinformatics Track of the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program, went virtual for the first time. The sixth annual event, held Jan. 27-29, set new records, attracting more than 200 participants and featuring new speakers.

The event featured 13 speakers from industry, academic, and government labs; a networking session; an alumni panel; virtual research poster session; and a workshop on how to become a power-user of the UCSC Genome Browser.


Science internship programs merge, move into new Knight Campus

October 21, 2020

After a storied academic presence at the University of Oregon spanning more than two decades, the former Bioinformatics and Genomics Master’s Program and Master’s Industrial Internship Program have united under one umbrella: The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program.


2020 Inclusion Symposium Creates Safe Virtual Space for Many Voices, Indentities in Science

September 25, 2020

More than 60 alumni, students, staff, and industry leaders gathered virtually for the 2020 Inclusion Symposium. The event is the annual culmination of summer inclusion workshops, focused on empowering students with the knowledge and skills necessary to to make change and be active participants in building inclusive workplace cultures.


2019 networking event

September 11, 2019

The 2019 Networking Interview Event hosted 54 interviewing teams from 32 companies over three days, September 9-11, at the Erb Memorial Union on campus. Students were abuzz as they interviewed and networked with industry and national lab professionals from all over the country. Recruitment teams came from both far and near with both coasts represented and a number of states in between- California, Idaho, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas, Oregon and Washington.


2019 inclusion event celebrates diversity amid protests

October 9, 2020

Students and alumni gathered with industry leaders at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Saturday, August 17th, to highlight the importance of inclusion and diversity in STEM at the 3rd Annual Inclusion Symposium. 


2018 networking event caps off hot summer

September 12, 2018

The 2018 Networking Event brought established partners, new companies and a little rain to campus for student interviews September 10-12. Fifty seven students fielded offers from the companies in the Pacific Northwest and from as far away as North Carolina and New Mexico this year. Positions focused on R&D, product development, applications engineering, process engineering - and everything in between. Company technologies represented included everything from nail polish chemistry to LiDAR for self-driving cars.


2018 networking events continue to bring old and new alumni together

August 24, 2018

We hosted several alumni networking events in 2018 and look foward to seeing everyone again in the year ahead! The biggest event of the year was held August 24th, at BridgePort Brewery in Portland. Alumni came from near and far to network and catch up and many joined us for the Inclusion Symposium hosted at the White Stag the following day.

Regional events were hosted in San Francisco, Seattle, Eugene, Bend, Minneapolis and Boulder.


2018 Inclusion Symposium panelists share experiences and advice

August 25, 2018

The second annual Inclusion Symposium brought seasoned alumni and senior industry leaders to downtown Portland for the sixth summer symposium and the second year since the the evolution of the event from a Women's Symposium to one that is gender inclusive. This year's event included the best attendance by alumni to date and allowed current students an opportunity to learn from those already established in their careers during two scheduled networking sessions.


Graduation 2018

June 18, 2018

The class of 2018 graduated under sunny skies June 18th. Included among the Master's Internship Program graduates this year were three Ph.D. students who went through the internship program and completed internships at Solar World, IBM and Momentive before returning for Ph.D. work.

This year's graduates went to many different companies, including:


2017 Networking Event Hosts New and Established Partner Companies

September 11, 2017

The 2017 Networking Event brought companies to campus for two days of interviewing, September 11-13. In all, 25 companies and 42 interviewing teams conducted over 350 interviews of students in the program – fresh off an intensive summer of labs and course work.


Master's program co-hosts 2018 CUWIP

January 14, 2018

The Master's Industrial Internship Program joined the UO Physics Department and UO Women in Physics to host the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January. Over 200 undergraduate women in physics were on campus to attend workshops and presentations led by leaders in academia and industry. The event also featured a poster session and networking opportunities.


Internship Program Alum Co-Author on "Elastic Second Skin" Paper

May 9, 2016

Morgan Pilkenton, polymer class of 2008, is a co-author on the ground-breaking “elastic second skin” research


2016 Women's Network Symposium Brings Together Alumnae from Multiple Cohorts

August 15, 2016

This year's WIN Network Symposium brought alumnae to Portland's White Stag building in mid-August to network and compare notes on careers in industry. Students from multiple cohorts joined alumnae from this year's class to gain insights from senior panelists and alumnae who were students themselves just a couple of years ago. All offered advice and fielded questions on what it means to be a leader in industry.

Women traveled to Portland from all over the country for the event, thanks to a generous donation from Delphon CEO and long-time WIN supporter, Jeanne Beacham.


2016 Graduation

June 13, 2016

The class of 2016 joined the chemistry and physics departments for spring graduation on Monday, June 13th. A few photos below. A great time was had by all!

Where they went in 2016:


2015 Women's Symposium Brings Together Seasoned Professionals and Future Interns

October 8, 2015

The third annual Women's Internship Network (WIN) Symposium was held in Portland at the university's White Stag building. The women's network hosted nine professional women in two panels: an alumnae panel and a senior panel.

Panelists shared stories and perspectives on careers in STEM industries. Attendees were able to network with panelists as well as network members from prior years.


2015 Moderators:

Alumnae Panel: Mikaela Hall
Emerald Performance Materials


Thermo Fisher Scientific Networking Event Provides Real-Life Practice

October 8, 2017

Students gathered at Thermo Fisher Scientific's Eugene campus in August to test their networking skills with professionals. Hosted by TFS's Women's Employee Resource Group, the session gave students a chance to talk about their backgrounds and experience in a company setting and learn about the different functions and positions in a large organization. TFS employees donated their time to talk with students and make connections.


Bubble Soccer a Smashing Success

September 18, 2015


Students turned out on a hot July evening for a picnic and a lively game of bubble soccer. It was fun to get out of the lab and mix it up!


Inclusion Symposium Brings Together Rich Assortment of Voices

August 26, 2017

The Master's Industrial Internship Program hosted its first Inclusion Symposium in downtown Portland August 26th. The symposium marks an evolution of the Women's Network Symposium hosted the past four years. This gender-inclusive event brought senior leaders and alumni to Portland as panelists to share their wisdom and insights on the value of diversity and inclusion in 21st century teams. For industry, teams make it happen and this event seeks to talk about how an inclusive environment can enable us to be more successful in advancing science as well as humanity.


2017 Networking Events Bring Together Alumni for Events in Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Bend, and Boulder

August 8, 2017

With the recent hiring of alumni network manager Betsy Tanenbaum, we are beginning to host alumni events in different cities to help connect alumni to each other - for friendship and building networks for future job opportunities and collaborations. The largest event was held in downtown Portland at Coopers Hall in August. About 75 former students now working in industry and national labs showed up. It was so great to see everyone and hear what they've been up to - as well as share knowledge of upcoming opportunities.


SEMI Pacific Norhtwest Workshop

April 18, 2016

Exploring Careers in Microelectronics Workshop Answers Questions –
April event a unique opportunity for students to ask questions of industry representatives.

The Master's program and the Pacific Northwest chapter of SEMI hosted a free workshop in the Lokey Laboratories on the UO campus Thursday, April 20th. Close to 80 undergrads, graduate students and postdocs attended to learn more about the future of high tech and the application and interview process. A panel of industry professionals answered questions about their experiences working in the microelectronics sector.


BGMP hosts first Machine Learning workshop

September 27, 2019

This year, the Bioinformatics and Genomics Master’s Program, part of the Knight Campus Internship Program, hosted its first Machine Learning Workshop for Image Classification lead by Jake Searcy. Over the week long workshop, students utilized Tensorflow and Keras to build Neural Networks to identify tumor cells and malaria parasites in slide images.



University of Oregon Announces Interdisciplinary Data Science initiative

September 13, 2017

The University of Oregon is launching a new interdisciplinary initiative in data science and tapping one of its top researchers, biology Professor Bill Cresko, to lead its development… The cross-disciplinary effort will bring together existing faculty members and recruit new ones across schools and colleges to create new educational, training and research programs at the UO and will be integral to the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Over the long term, it could also lead to new degree programs for students.


Women in Data Science Conference

February 3, 2017
If you missed the LiveStream of the Women in Data Science Conference (WiDS), you can find all the presentations here: