January 24, 2011

CBC Scholars Program Update

The CBC Scholars advance the CBC mission of fostering collaboration and excellence at the graduate student level at their universities. The CBC Scholars from the Class of 2011 were joined by the remaining members of the Class of 2010, the CBC Scientific Directors and CBC Staff members for a welcoming lunch at Bistrot Margot on January 14, 2011. In addition to giving short summaries of their thesis projects, the Scholars spent time getting to know each other and discussing future events they hope to participate in. Suggestions included volunteering to be judges for the Chicago Public Schools Science Fair and getting involved with outreach programs for high school teachers and students sponsored by the Field Museum. They discussed designing a student centric research forum, which would be open to all graduate students.

All current CBC Scholars will be presenting posters at CBC Science Day on April 22, 2011, so this will be an ideal time for the CBC community to meet these outstanding graduate students.