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

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!

May 10, 2017: Congratulations to Benjamin Mayala, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

May 8, 2017: Congratulations to Trevor Kane, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

Events


Loosely-Based-on-Science Movies

Join fellow grad students to watch films with varying degrees of both science and fiction. Snacks and beverages provided.
Every other Thursday (alternating with Game Night) in 190 Galvin at 6:00 PM.
Next up: August 3 - "Jurassic Park"


BGSO Game Night

Try out some tabletop games with your fellow grad students - no experience necessary! Snacks and beverages provided.
Every other Thursday (alternating with Loosely-Based-on-Science Movies) in 190 Galvin at 6:00 PM.
Next up: July 27


Links to Other Upcoming Seminars and Events