Additional Activities

CMB strives to offer a variety of activities and services to support student success, including:

  • Annual off-campus, weekend-long student retreat
  • Student-led Professional Development Committee and monthly Professional Development Seminars during the academic year
  • Monthly CMB Student Seminars during the academic year
  • Exceptional Thesis Award
  • CMB Travel Award
  • Track alumni career information, publications, contact info, and compiled information on common careers and share on Alumni page of the CMB website
  • Share upcoming events, fellowship, training grants, workshops, teaching opportunities, etc. in Weekly E-Newsletter
  • Publish annual newsletter that showcases student, alumni and faculty accomplishments and provides updates on program events from the year
  • Share news and upcoming events on our website and through social media (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn)
  • Partner with WISCIENCE to offer a Student Mentoring Workshop for new students during orientation, and a follow up session in spring semester of first year
  • Annual Faculty Mentoring Workshop is required of all CMB faculty trainers every five years
  • Partner with Delta Program to offer Building a Culture of Inclusion within CMB workshop (new in 2019)
  • Funding opportunities
  • Track and share student recommendations on CMB courses and CMB seminar requirement
  • Starting in 2019, CMB is supporting a BADGRS mental health CMB chapter; also compile and share updated mental health resources
  • CMB was highly involved with the collaborative Bioscience Opportunities Preview (BOPs) program, which gave underrepresented minority (URM) students the chance to preview biological science graduate programs at UW, from 2010-2018
  • CMB has partnered with other biological science grad programs to create the new Bioscience Initiative for Recruitment and Networking (BIRN), which aims to improve URM recruitment among UW biological science programs by sending program representatives to targeted institutions across the country.
  • Work closely with students to ensure they have the resources they need to complete their annual requirements such as thesis committee meetings and seminars and graduate in a timely matter
  • Collect feedback on improving the program through yearly check-in meetings with program chair

    CMB students at student retreat
    Group photo from the annual CMB Student Retreat