Admitted students and other top candidates visited the Biology PhD Program on Wednesday, March 6. They met the Executive Officer (Laurel Eckhardt, Ph.D), the Assistant Program Officer (Joan Reid), and representative faculty and students in the Program's four subareas (EEB, MCD, NS, PS). After a light lunch, each visitor toured one of the participating CUNY campuses to learn more about science at CUNY and the type of research environment (and facilities) they can expect to enjoy while training in the Biology PhD Program.
On January 24, 2013, first-year students met with third-year students to learn about their thesis projects and to get advice about preparing for the First Exam, how best to choose a thesis mentor, etc. This peer-mentoring session was followed by a teaching workshop, led by Professor Gomoz-Klein, in which first-year students were provided with helpful tips with respect to teaching undergraduates. The workshop engaged students in exercises that introduced them to effective teaching methods. During the rest of the semester, students will be given an opportunity to watch and learn from their more senior colleagues at work - in the classroom.
The orientation for entering Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics Doctoral students will take place on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. After a general information session and independent information sessions for each of the four doctoral Program, entering students will be introduced to CUNY science in a poster session hosted by current students and faculty members.