The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth is an integral part of the College’s academic and social community. For the last three years, students from the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM) have hosted the Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth (CBR@D) to celebrate the scientific research of graduate students and ignite collaboration across graduate programs. This year, PEMM student representatives David Mallick, Eileen Martinez, and Faith Anderson, along with PEMM program administrator, Gail Egner, have worked together to organize the fourth annual CBR@D, to be held Wednesday, October 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The purpose of CBR@D is to connect all scientists at Dartmouth by fostering an environment for sharing, critical analysis, and collaboration. Past CBR@D events have met great success in providing such an environment. With participants from GRAD, Thayer, and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI), the 2017 event showcased over 80 presenters including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. More than 130 additional students, postdocs, faculty, and administrators attended the event.
The diversity of the research taking place in Dartmouth labs represented in the poster sessions gives exposes returning students to alternative theories, methods, and philosophies, while allowing first year students to explore the possibilities for thesis labs here at Dartmouth. In this year’s poster competition, participants are already registered from almost all science departments including Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB); Chemistry; PEMM, Mathematics; Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society (EEES); Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS); and Computer Science; in addition to many entries from Thayer and TDI.
Students, postdocs, and faculty who wish to present should prepare a poster and a 5-minute synopsis of their research. Poster presenters can choose to be judged or to be entered into a raffle. This year, winners of the judged rounds may choose between two awards:
- 1st place: A smart watch (Apple, or otherwise if winner doesn’t have an iPhone) or a 4.0 College pass to Killington, Pico, Okemo, Mount Sunapee for the 2018-19 ski season
- 2nd place: Bose SoundSport Free headphones or a Whaleback and Dartmouth Skiway season pass
- 3rd place: $100 Amazon gift card or Whaleback season ski pass
Presenters are judged by a panel of faculty, postdocs and senior students. As introduced in the second annual CBR@D, presenters can choose to present an interactive poster using screens available at LSC, and there are already three presenters requesting to uniquely display their research in this manner this year.
To complement the celebration of graduate research, the annual CBR@D mentoring award is also up for grabs. Students were asked to submit a cover letter describing why their PI is remarkable, and the winner will be announced at the CBR@D event.
If you would like to present a poster or attend, please RSVP at this link ASAP. Poster presenters use the first tab, and non-presenting attendees use the second tab. As of today, there are over 40 posters already registered for the event with topics ranging from cystic fibrosis to epigenetics. This year’s CBR@D event will be held Wednesday, October 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the second-floor gallery of the Life Sciences Center.
Whether you are a scientist to layperson, this event is a must. PEMM and their co-hosts invite you to attend the fourth annual Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth to experience all that Dartmouth offers in scientific research.