Kalen McCabe awarded Experiential Learning Grant

August 22, 2019

Kalen McCabeMarian University student Kalen McCabe was recently awarded an Experiential Learning Grant through the Office of Academic Affairs to attend Microbe, a conference hosted by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in San Francisco.

With the help of Marian Professor Dr. Susan Bornstein-Forst, McCabe assembled a poster to present at the conference, where she also connected with several researchers and experts from various scientific fields.

ASM helps find solutions to public health issues by strengthening laboratory practices and advocating for evidence-based scientific practice.

“The experience inspired me to set higher goals for myself in the microbiology laboratory and in my future education,” said McCabe. “I want my experience to encourage other students to take advantage of Marian University’s experiential learning resources, which expand beyond the classroom.”

Marian’s Experiential Learning Grants Program enables students to develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.

Students seeking more information on how to apply for an Experiential Learning Grant should contact Bianca Birschbach at bybirschbach76@marianuniversity.edu.

Pictured: Marian University’s Kalen McCabe assembled a poster to present at Microbe, a conference hosted by the American Society for Microbiology in San Francisco.