BBMB Graduate Learning Community 2018-2019 Academic Year

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Events and Activities 2018-2019

October 25, 2018Taking the Road Less Traveled Biodiesel Activity. Educational outreach with middle school girls led by Kenna Stenback, PhD candidate in Biochemistry in Professor Basil Nikolau's group, GLC peer leaders Hannah Piper and Daniel Kramer, Emily Knuth, senior in biochemistry, and BBMB teaching lab coordinators, Desi Gunning and Marcy Main.

February 2019. Paint and Sip event at the Torrent Brewing Company in Ames.

March 11, 2019. The GLC, led by Hannah Piper, partnered with the Undergraduate Biochemistry Club for an all-day educational outreach event with high-school students through problem solving lab experiments.


2018-19 Meetings

Fall 2018

August 28. First Individual Development Plan (IDP) meeting for new graduate students. 2:10 pm, 1102 MBB

September 4. IDP follow-up meeting to review individual plan results. 2:15 pm, 1102 MBB

September 19. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 8:30 am, 1102 MBB. Bagels and coffee.

October 4. Meeting with Levi Baber, LAS research IT director, and Tracy Di Marco White, BBMB IT support specialist, on server usage. 12:00 noon, 1102 MBB. Lunch served.

October 24. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 8:30 am, 1102 MBB

October 26. Meeting about industry internship experiences with Liza Alexander and Naazneen Sofeo, Ph.D. students in Prof. Nikolau's lab. 12:00 noon. Lunch provided.

November 14 or November 28. Peer-led inclusion workshop facilitated by the BBMB GLC. Students should plan to attend one of two sessions scheduled as this workshop has been made mandatory by BBMB. 9-11am, 1308 Beyer Hall. 

November 20. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 8:30 am, 2034 MBB.

December 17. Monthly meeting that included an ugly holiday sweater contest.  The contest winner, chosen by those who attended the meeting, was Karthik Murugan, an MCDB Ph.D. student in Professor Sashital's lab.

January 22. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. Come and go as your schedule allows. 8:30-10:30 am, 1102 MBB.

February 19. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. Come and go as your schedule allows. 8:30-10:30 am, 1102 MBB.

March 13. Graduating Student Recognition Reception. 2:00 pm, 2034 MBB.

March 19. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. Come and go as your schedule allows. 8:30-10:00 am, 1102 MBB.

April 12. Seminar. Christine M. Blaumueller Ph.D., Scientific Editor and Writing Consultant, University of Iowa. CANCELLED

April 23. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. Come and go as your schedule allows. 8:30-10:00 am, 1102 MBB.

April 26. Career and professional development information meeting. 12:00 noon in 1102 MBB. Lunch provided.

May 27. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. Come and go as your schedule allows. 8:30-10:00 am, 1102 MBB.