Research in Progress (aka: BMG RIP)
BMG RIP is an initiative started at the behest of the BMG Ph.D. students and has the following features:
- Every BMG student gives a 30 minute presentation once per year (1st year students give shorter presentations).
- RIP typically meets once each month during the academic year.
- Provide a forum in which the student would become familiar with what their fellow students are doing in the lab;
- Provide an opportunity to get feedback on early stage experiments;
- Learn about new techniques;
- Practice presenting your work in a “safe”, student-rich (a.k.a. Faculty-depleted) environment.
Students are encouraged to view the BMG RIP as an opportunity, rather than a duty! It is an opportunity to help a fellow student, learn a new technique or learn about a new biological problem. The expectation is that students will find that taking the time to attend the RIP is likely to enhance your creativity and make you a more productive scientist than an extra hour at the bench!