The Fall 2016 bootcamp will be Sep. 12-19, 2016, followed by the Bioinformatics retreat and Bioinformatics Exchange on Sep. 20, 2016 (schedule).
The week-long boot camp for incoming first year students of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program aims to:
- Introduce new students to the Program, its faculty and students, the courses, and research opportunities.
- Foster student community and collaboration among students of the first year class, and to students in upper classes.
- Convey the bar for the core curriculum and key classes, as well as the research excitement and work ethic characteristic of the program's best students.
- Provide incoming students with an opportunity to remedy deficiencies prior to taking the core classes.
In addition to boot camp, new graduate students should also attend the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology EXPO, and various campus-wide orientations:
- New Graduate Student Orientation (mandatory for all new graduate students)
- International Student Orientation (mandatory for all new international students). Follow the link for information on registering and what to bring.
- Teaching Assistant Orientations by ASE and The Commons (if doing a TAship that school year; usually applies to 2nd-3rd year students)