Students

2018-19 Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences August 15-16, 2018

Tuesday, August 14 

Arrival of all students

MCIBS Students will be attending MCIBS Retreat this day Details will be forthcoming

Wednesday, August 15 - 100 Berg Auditorium, Life Science Bldg.

8:15 am Continental Breakfast – 1st Floor Lobby Huck Life Sciences Building

8:45 – 9:45 am Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks Troy Ott, Professor of Reproductive Physiology Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences 

9:45 - 10:30 am Group meetings with IGDP Program Chairs – Program Chairs will meet students in Berg Auditorium 

10:30 - 11:15 am Laboratory Safety Training / Environmental Health and Safety Alissa Hanshew 

11:15 - 11:35 am Student health insurance overview Judy Bechman 

11:35 - 12:00 pm Individual student photos (1st Floor Lobby – Huck Life Sciences Building) 

12:00 - 12:50 pm LUNCH with Program Chairs on the Willaman Gateway to the Sciences 3rd Floor Bridge, Huck Life Sciences Bldg. 

1:00 pm Graduate School - New Student Orientation - Bryce Jordan Center

5:00 p.m. Graduate School Reception South Annex of the Bryce Jordan Center

Thursday, August 16 – 100 Berg Auditorium, Life Science Bldg.

8:00 - 8:20 am Faculty Panel Discussion Troy Ott, Professor of Reproductive Physiology Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

8:20 – 8:40 am Melissa Rolls, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chair, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences program Director, Center for Cellular Dynamics

8:40 - 9:00 am Connie Rogers, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Physiology Department of Nutritional Sciences

9:05 - 9:30 am Donna Korzick, Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology Chair, Intercollege Program in Physiology T-32 Training Grant Opportunities Biomedical Stress Physiology

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Cooduvalli Shashikant, Associate Professor of Molecular and Developmental Biology, Chair, Bioinformatics and Genomics Graduate Program, Assistant Director for Graduate Training Initiatives 

10:15 - 11:00 pm Q & A with Peer Mentors 

 11:15 - 12:30 pm LUNCH with Peer Mentors on the Willaman Gateway to the Sciences 3rd Floor Bridge, Huck Life Sciences Building 

12:45 - 1:45 pm Nine things to know about Title IX Matters – Office of Student Affairs Amy Cotner, Title IX Coordinator 

 1:45 – 2:30 pm Huck Graduate Student Advisory Committee (HGSAC) LinkedIn / Bridge Blog / Graduate Advisor to the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences Di “Bruce” Chen

Graduate Student Professional Development Assessment Kristen Swigart – kls5648@psu.edu

URM Grad Student Focus Group Cesar Matamoros 

3:00 - 3:45 pm Sustainability at Penn State Lydia Vandenbergh, Penn State Sustainability Institute

4:00 - 4:15 pm GWIS Presentation Matt Fares 5:30 pm Orientation Picnic - Sunset Park (Pavilion 1)

Group Class photo

FA18 CLASS REMINDERS:

CITI When all modules have been completed take a copy of your certificate to the appropriate program assistant in 101 Huck Life Sciences Building:

Jean Pierce - jep32@psu.edu Bioinformatics & Genomics, Ecology, and Neuroscience

Terrie Young – tly2@psu.edu Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) and Plant Biology, Integrated and Biomedical Physiology

Tyler Wasson – tvw5161@psu.edu Integrated and Biomedical Physiology

We need a copy of the CITI certificate with date completed and Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Child Abuse – all students being paid on a fellowship or assistantship must complete every calendar year at Penn State's Learning Resource Network.

We need a copy of the certificate with date and passing grade.