The graduate students in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) enjoy being part of a friendly, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community. They form life-long friendships as well as research partnerships. In addition to great science, students also participate in multiple events focused on professional development and getting to know each other.
Most events and activities are organized by the Graduate Leadership & Development Committee (GLDC). There are numerous leadership positions open that help students both gain professional development experience and volunteer to serve the department and greater community. All students are welcome to join the committee or join for their many events.
- Invited speaker panels representing science careers
- Lunch symposia and practice preliminary exams
- Annual awards in teaching and mentoring reception
- Student invited seminar speaker
Social and Community
- Research retreat
- Tea Time (bimonthly)
- Recruitment/interview weekend for future students
- Annual holiday reception
- IPiB Welcome Picnic
Science Outreach and Education
- Science outreach, such as at the Wisconsin Science Festival
- Mentoring local students in science competitions
- Community service events
- Curriculum development
IPiB and UW–Madison campus as a whole work to support diversity in the sciences and provide numerous mentoring, funding, and professional development resources.