Alumni and Friends

Our alumni, industry and agency partners, and donors play a vital role in our department's success. They mentor and advise students, give to scholarships and programs, support research, and more.

Why get involved?

  • Develop the future workforce and leaders
  • Help shape the curriculum and education of students
  • Help students achieve their career goals
  • Help recruit and retain students
  • Work with faculty and students on our research
  • Network with peers and industry leaders

How to get involved

Join the Advisory Council
Play an active role on how our department recruits, advises, and places students

Make a gift
Give a financial gift that will make a difference for our students and programs

Be a mentor
Enroll in one or both of the college’s mentor programs

Participate in our capstone course
Propose real world project ideas, serve as an industry advisor to projects, help students build confidence

Support our research
Work with faculty on research, fund research projects, support graduate students gain valuable research experience for a career in research

Stay in touch

Share your story, update your contact information
Tell us about your experience as a University of Minnesota student or as a professional to be shared with our students, update your contact information

Employers: Hire our students and graduates
Let us help you promote your open positions

Read the our newsletter, BioBrief
Stay up-to-date with department news and updates

Contact us

Marlee Schlief
Student Services & External Relations
612-624-9603
marlee@umn.edu