8-31-11 GrEBES meeting
Notetaking – Paul C.
sept 15 bbq:
Host: Paul (unless RSVPs are excessive)
Food: Liz, Roo, Alida
Number of people: 30 people
– Paul will figure out what is needed: Chairs, Plates, Glasses, at Tobias’ house
– Need Table, Tablecloths
– recycling/trash etc.
– To get from Tobias:
4 folding chairs
Bring your own mug
485 River rd , driveway goes through chain link fence.
Line Item Committees:
Undergrebes: Ann*, Keaton, Alida
Already met once:
What graduate students want an Undergrebe
Potential projects etc.
Keaton will send out an email to get sponsor interest
Potential Undergrebe sponsors: Liz, Keaton, Roo
Working on a flyer, application, website etc. Will have done before school starts
Travel Awards: Braeden*, Paul, Steve
Needs to meet soon to figure out what this will fund
Need to meet in the next week or so
Prof Devt: Roo*, Becky, Braeden
Interested in post-doc and faculty application panels
Probably separate PD meetings – faculty and post-doc
Came up with a list of post-docs to come, need to find times when they can meet.
Will figure out times at first meeting of the term
Winter Retreat: Keaton*, Steve
Becky and Bryn will not be on the committee
Grad Panel (?): Paul*, Alida, Adam
Do we want to do an applying and a interview or simply an applying 2x?
Committee needs to decide how this would happen
Is this bundled under outreach?
Seminar Invite: Ann*, Roo*
New weird format, is this ok?
How does this affect GrEBES money?
Noon-12:30 seminar, 4pm lab meeting on Monday.
Should GrEBES talk to the faculty about this new format?
Why wasn’t GrEBES consulted?
Liz will contact Jess and Brendan, and try to get them to come to GrEBES
Students are unhappy with the new format
Outreach: Paul, Alida, Josh, Adam
Science factory, plant walks, etc.
people bring ideas to the group
Public Seminars: Roo, Alida, Paul, Steve*
Do we want to do it?
Bryn says: don’t pay an honorarium
Liz, Bryn, Steve did it last year
Does it need to be a series, or can it be just unrelated talks?
Should the faculty be invested in it from the outset? Paul says yes, Bryn says no.
Who will take the lead?
Should it be about microbial genomics and ecology etc.
Should we do it every year, or every other year?
Local or non-local.
This group will sit down and have a beer, decide what to do.
Liz, Bryn, Steve will sit down.
Budget: Paul, Ann, Liz*, Keaton
Will meet soon.
Liz will send out a list of the executive and a mission statement to the faculty.