EBIO Grad Rep
Attends faculty meetings and updates graduate students, updates grad students and recruits input on grad student issues to report to faculty. This is an annually elected position (Dec to Dec); anyone can run.
Jessica Rush (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This person promotes graduate teacher (TA & GTPI) training and professional development in EBIO and serves as the department's representative for the Center for Teaching and Learning program (a division of the Graduate School). This is a one-year, paid position that primarily involves training by the GTP program and conducting non-evaluative teaching consultations for graduate student TAs to help them improve their teaching skills.
Colloquium committee plans and runs the EBIO Colloquium Speaker Series. This is the largest committee in the department, with many positions ranging from high to low involvement: committee chairs, tech support, grad lunch support, etc. Members of Colloquium Committee also vote on speakers for the upcoming academic year. Everything about the seminar series is organized by graduate students and this committee is an excellent way to be involved in the department with however much involvement you want to commit to. Meetings to bring in new members occur in the Spring Semester.
Lunch and Learn
This is EBIO’s informal seminar series. Grad students, postdocs, faculty, and guests are all welcome to share their research, travel photos, or present workshops for the benefit of department members. Grad students who regularly attend can enroll for one credit.
EBIO Social Committee
In charge of organizing community-building events for the department, including happy hours and coffee and bagels once a month.
EBIO Club Graduate Representatives
This committee works with the Undergraduate Biology Club to provide opportunities for undergraduates to get engaged in the department beyond coursework. The main event is the Grad-Undergrad Social that happens each spring, where all EBIO grad students are invited to recruit undergrads to work with them on their research. The committee updates resources for this event each year, including grad student research blurbs and contact info. The committee also seeks to boost attendance for or create 2-3 additional events each year, including the fall faculty-undergraduate research social, campus-wide undergraduate recruitment events (e.g., the UROP symposium), and events to address other needs of undergraduates in the department (e.g., a career panel or job fair).
Jesse Harris (email@example.com)
Helps grad students subscribe to and unsubscribe from this informal EBIO grad listserv
Evolution Outreach Committee (EOC)
This group develops outreach events to improve the public’s understanding of evolution. Some annual events include: Controversial Topics Teacher’s Workshop (with Climate Change Outreach) in early Fall, and Evolution Family Day at the museum in early Spring.
Position Avilable: Members and leaders to restart the group. Contact Chloe Garfinkel (Chloe.Garfinkel@colorado.edu) for more info on re-starting this group.
Climate Change Outreach
Position Available: Needs someone with initiative to re-start.
Green Labs EBIO representatives
Contact Green Labs or visit this page for more info.
Works with Green Labs to develop departmental projects that improve energy efficiency, reduce research waste, etc. This is a paid position and the time commitment is flexible.