Helicase Biology Club
HELICASE: The Biology Student Organization
Originally established in 1970 as the Biology Council, HELICASE is the new name for the biology student club. HELICASE serves variety of functions, most important of which is facilitating greater involvement of interested students in biology related activities at Bates. In the recent years, the members of HELICASE have helped the department plan changes in course requirements and in individual courses and units; introducing new courses (or reviving old ones), hiring new faculty, and changing at least one unpopular college regulation. Any matters of concern to students may be brought up at HELICASE meetings, which are open to all students. HELICASE also sponsors an annual Darwin’s Birthday celebration, field trips, films, seminars, and a variety of social events bringing students and faculty/staff together. HELICASE also plays a vital role in the Department’s searches for new or replacement faculty by arranging for students to meet with candidates and then providing feedback to the department. Other projects sponsored by the club include a newsletter and student-designed t-shirts.
HELICASE membership is open to all Bates students having interest in nature and biology. Prospective biology majors are especially urged to join so as to get involved with other majors and the Biology department early in your Bates career. Many activities are planned each year, so please come back to this site as it develops to learn more about meetings and activities, and how you can become involved. Check back here for new information about activities and events as our plans develop for the year!
For more information and to get signed up on the HELICASE listserv, contact one of the officers listed below:
Leadership ’21/’22: Hark Lally (Student Representative)
Adviser AY ’21/’22: Carla Essenberg