Educational Activities

Educational Activities


A wide range of activities outside of the classroom and laboratory are available to students in the Microbiology Department.

Weekly seminar series provide a mechanism for students to hear about the newest developments throughout the international research community. These seminar series are complemented by one- and two-day symposia highlighting the research of distinguished scientists whose research focuses on related topics.

Students have the opportunity to present their own work to faculty and peers at annual poster sessions and regional meetings.

Students are encouraged to attend and present their work at national and international scientific meetings.

The Graduate Biosciences Society ( is an active student-run organization that hosts many social events for graduate students, such as river tubing, outings to local vineyards, and an annual retreat.