Your Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) was created by a group of graduate students and officially sanctioned by the Student Activities Office in 2003. All graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences are automatically members of the BGSO, and there are no membership fees. The BGSO board is currently comprised like a typical student organization, complete with president, vice president, treasurer, activities officers, recruitment officers, charity officer, etc.


Our Aim

  • To provide a forum of expression for student opinion.
  • To provide a mechanism for discussion and enactment of student decisions.
  • To provide for opportunities for social interaction among graduate students.
  • To foster social, intellectual, and institutional links with faculty.
  • To promote social, institutional, and intellectual links with graduate students in other departments.

 

News

August 24, 2017 - Congratulations to Diana LaTorre, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

August 3, 2017 - Congratulations to Joshua Mason, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

July 13, 2017 - Congratulations to Michelle Ngai, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

July 7, 2017 - Congratulations to Brandon Gerig, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

July 6, 2017: Congratulations to Jenifer Gifford, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

June 22, 2017: Congratulations to Erin Franks, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

June 16, 2017: Congratulations to Katrina Button-Simmons, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

June 13, 2017: Congratulations to Patricia Schnepp, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

May 25, 2017: Congratulations to Jacob Zwart, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

 

Events

MSU Game Watch and Chili Cookoff

Kick back to watch the game in our backyard and enjoy some home-cooked chili. We'll also have beverages and a baked potato bar. Click here to compete with chili of your own! Not into cooking chili? Bring something along for yourself and others to enjoy. And don't forget a lawn chair!
September 23, 7:00 PM (8:00 kick-off time)
 

Bgso Msu Watch Party


Life Sciences Symposium 2017

“Biomedical Sciences: Bridging the Gap from Bench to Bedside.”
Conceived and organized by Biological Sciences grad students!
Wednesday, October 11 in the Morris Inn
More information and registration


BGSO Concession Stand Fundraiser @ USC Game

Our primary fundraising event for the year, come see us in front of Galvin to support your BGSO!  We'll have hot-off-the-grill goodies and other game day snacks as well as BGSO merch.  Don't miss out!
Saturday, Oct. 21st, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Interested in helping out?  Let us know!


Links to Other Upcoming Seminars and Events