BBMB Graduate Learning Community Past Meetings and Events

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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 25Taking 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.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.

Spring 2019

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 11. 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.

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.

Fall 2019

August 27. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GLC peer leader and GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 8:30-10:30 am, MBB 1102. Bagels and coffee.

August 27. First Individual Development Plan (MyIDP) meeting for new graduate students. 2:00-3:00 pm, MBB 3034. Snacks provided

September 3. Follow-up MyIDP meeting to review individual plan results, 2:00-3:00 pm, MBB 3034. Snacks provided

September 11. Dr. Guru Rao will talk about his current role as ISU Associate Vice President for Research and share his experiences both as an academic and industrial scientist. 12:00 noon, MBB 1102.

October 1. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GLC peer leader and GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 8:30-10:00 am, MBB 1102. Bagels and coffee.

November 13. Terese Rakow, Ph.D., Sr. Licensing Manager, Baylor University.  Dr. Rakow will talk about her career in technology transfer.  11:00 am, MBB 1102.  Lunch follows in the same room.

November 19. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Collin O'Leary, GLC peer leader and GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 8:30-10:00 am, MBB 1102. Bagels and coffee.

December 11.  Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. Lunch provided. 11:30 am-1:00 pm, MBB 1102

Spring 2020

January 22. Brian Vanderheyden, Student Wellness Manager. 12:00-1:00pm, MBB 1102.  Lunch provided.

Fall 2020

August 19. Introduction to Individual Development Plan (IDP) for incoming graduate students. 11:00 am online.

August 26. Follow up IDP meeting. 11:00 am online.

October 9. Breakfast Meeting.  Monthly meeting led by Phil Dershwitz, GPSS senator for BBMB, to socialize and catch up with fellow students. 9:00 am outside MBB. Bagels and coffee

October 19: GLC activity for ISU Go Further fall conference sponsored by the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Facilitated by Yukti Dhingra, Education Outreach Coordinator, with assistance from Dan Kramer and Shravanti Suresh. Go Further Fall 2020 Flyer

October 29. Dr. Justin Greenlee, Research Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA. Jacques Lowe, host. 12:00-1:00 pm (online via Webex)

November 4. Dr. Puneet Juneja, Biotechnology Office. Dr. Juneja oversees the new Cryo-EM Facility located in the Molecular Biology Building. Warren Rouse, host. 12:00-1:00 pm (online via WebEx)

November 18. Jack A. Hartwigsen, PhD, MBA, Technology Marketing Manager, ISU Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT). Phil Dershwitz, host. 12:00-1:00 pm (online via WebEx)