About M-BIO

M-Bio is a two-year program for biology-interested students admitted to the University of Michigan.  The program begins with an intensive summer residential academic program followed by two years of special programming. The M-Bio Program is designed to strengthen and diversify the cohort of students who will receive their biological sciences degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, students who participate in M-Bio will be especially well prepared to seek career opportunities or to attend graduate or professional school in the biological sciences.

Twenty M-Bio students will begin this summer term living in a residence hall on U-M’s central campus beginning June 23, 2012 and will participate in the UM Summer Orientation Program June 24 - 26, 2012.  Beginning June 27th, M-Bio students will take three for-credit courses in math, science, and writing. In addition to a daily schedule of classes, M-Bio students will participate in evening study sessions, attend lectures, work closely with academic coaches, and participate in a rich array of social, cultural and personal growth experiences.  The M-Bio Summer Program ends on August 15, 2012.


For more info. (detailed position descriptions and application instructions) contact: 

Joe Salvatore, M-Bio Summer Program Coordinator, MBioSummer2012@umich.edu

Science Learning Center, 1720 Chemistry, 930 N. University

Ann Arbor, MI 48109



RESIDENT PEER ADVISOR (PA) - Position Description

Serve as an academic and social role model, providing positive influence, direction and counsel to incoming first-year students as they acclimate to the University environment.

Work with the M-Bio Residential Coordinator (RC) and other M-Bio staff to develop and implement a rich multicultural living learning environment.

Plan, implement, and attend program activities and attend meals with M-Bio participants.

Ensure M-Bio participants attend class and other academic and social activities.

Create and maintain a sense of community within the M-Bio program.

Plan and facilitate meetings and workshops for M-Bio students with a particular emphasis on academic and science success skills, resources, and programs.

Advise, counsel, and respond to crisis situations.

Live-in position from June 15th - August 15th, 2012 in the Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall.

Work with the M-Bio RC and RA to enforce Residence Hall Community Living Standards by confronting and documenting violations, while modeling personal behavior that is consistent with the Community Living Standards, Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and applicable local, state, and federal laws.

Attend weekly and ad hoc staff meetings and keep program staff up-to-date on M-Bio student issues, challenges, activities, etc.



Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012.




Professional, ten-week, half-time live-in position supervised by the M-Bio Summer Program Coordinator.

Responsible for the on-site administration and management of a multicultural living/learning community of twenty Michigan Biology Academy Scholars. Create and maintain a positive learner-centered community.  Support student development and facilitate a successful transition to college life.

Provide training, support, supervision, and development for the two M-Bio Resident Peer Advisors (PAs).  Provide positive staff relations through team-building activities and exercises. Provide feedback and recommendations for improved staff performance.

Serve as M-Bio liaison to the Housing Division’s Summer Hall Director and work closely with summer staff associated with other summer programs also housed in Mosher-Jordan.

Serve as on-site conflict resolution officer and participate as a member of a primary crisis management team along with staff from Housing, Public Safety, Advising, and other M-Bio staff.

Attend and facilitate staff meetings as appropriate with M-Bio staff, housing staff, and staff from other relevant programs and units.



Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012.