Additional Requirements

  • Monthly TSGP Meetings -- a combination of data club, journal club, and career development activities
  • Attendance at weekly TSGP seminars
  • Teaching assistantship -- one course in either the fall or spring semester of the second year; foreign students must obtain certification from the Center for Language Studies (English for International Teaching Assistants) before they can serve as teaching assistants.
  • Presentation of thesis research in at least one scientific conference
  • First-year talk -- approximately 10-15 minutes, describing a rotation, in an TSGP seminar slot in May
  • 3rd-year talk -- a full seminar in the TSGP seminar series, usually Dec-Feb, about research progress
  • Writing of scientific articles -- at least one first-authored, peer-reviewed paper accepted for publication by graduation
  • Submission of a fellowship application
  • Fall Welcome Dinner and New-student Orientation -- incoming students greeted by others and the graduate program committee, and receive information on their first-year processes
  • Annual TSGP Retreat -- in May, with posters and talks by students, talks by faculty and a keynote speaker, breakout group of graduate program committee with students
  • Standard training in research ethics (RCR: responsible conduct of research), rigor & reproducibility, writing of individual development plans, and various lab safety trainings
  • Fall Breakfasts -- September-November, meetings of new students with individual faculty to help set up spring lab rotations
  • Monthly Faculty-student gatherings -- spread throughout the year, one faculty trainer at each, along with several students, to get to know the faculty and discuss career paths and experiences

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