RETREATS & SYMPOSIA
Each spring the MCO program holds a student-run scientific retreat off-campus, 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.
There is also an annual symposium held each spring sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Biology (EPB) community. This all-day event features a morning session with talks by four invited outside speakers, open to the public, followed by an in-house afternoon session in which graduate students in the EPB community present their work with invited speakers and EPB-associated faculty. A dinner follows that evening. Click HERE for more information about the EPB community.
In addition, students also attend the retreat of their lab’s home department.