RETREATS & SYMPOSIA
Each fall, the MCB Department holds a community-wide, off-campus retreat full of science, community-building activities, and lots of fun! Highlights include a G1 vs Faculty volleyball tournament, poster sessions, research talks, a G3 skit, guest speakers and more!
In addition, the MCO program holds a student-run scientific retreat, which offers students another valuable opportunity to present and receive feedback on their data as well as experience organizing and executing a scientific event.
Two student-elected guest speakers give talks and observe and comment on student research, while other highlights include a poster session and Journal Club presentation.
Volunteers from the G3 cohort plan the retreat from top to bottom–from choosing and inviting guest lecturers to devising the lunch and dinner menu–with help and guidance from MCB staff members and MCO faculty mentors.