2022-23 Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

August 17-18, 2022


This schedule is tentative and subject to change

Wednesday, August 17

Berg Auditorium - 100 Life Sciences Building

7:45 - 8:45 a.m.Breakfast for new students (outside 101)
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
Troy Ott, Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences  Professor of Reproductive Physiology 
Andrew Read, Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Huck Graduate Student Advisory Committee (HGSAC) 
9:30 - 9:50 a.m.Graduate Student Professional Development Assessment
9:50 -10:05 a.m.Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) 
10:05-10:15 a.m.Penn State’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) 
10:15-11:00 a.m.Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response 
11:00-12:00 p.m.New student health insurance overview 
12:00- 1:00 p.m.Lunch for new students/program chairs (3rd floor bridge)
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.Community Education and Outreach Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Disability Services and Student Care and Advocacy
(Huck 49 and BMMB 12 new incoming grads in attendance) 
 2:15 - 2:45 p.mGroup meetings with IGDP Program Chairs

Thursday, August 18

Berg Auditorium - 100 Life Sciences Building

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.Faculty Panel Discussion
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.T-32 Training Grant Opportunities
Donna Korzick, Director of Graduate Training Initiatives; Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Integrative and Biomedical Physiology; Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology
Physiological Adaptations to Stress
Computation, Bioinformatics, and Statistics (CBIOS)
Eukaryotic Gene Regulation (EGR)
Integrative Analysis of Metabolic Phenotypes (IAMP)
Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) 
10:45 -11:15 a.m. Q&A with current grad students
Keenan Anderson Fears (BG)
Judith Rodriguez (BG)
Julissa Irizarry (Ecology)
Julia Kelliher (Physio)
Maitreya Das (MCIBS)
Emily Van Syoc (Physio)
John "G4" Gardiner (MCIBS) 
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.Lunch for new students/student panel (3rd floor bridge)

Grad School New Student Orientation – Canvas Course
The Orientation course will remain in a student’s canvas dashboard for the remainder of their time at the University. Our target launch date is mid-August. 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.Dinner and social hour (Sunset Park)