IGERT Retreat 2015

Thursday February 19 & Friday February 20


Thursday February 19 – Education Building, WI Idea Room

12:00    Lunch for everyone in WI Idea Room, Education Building,                              Bascom Hill  
                 Board members introduce themselves and give a short                                    synopsis of their  background and current work
                 Students give short presentations on one another’s research

2:30       Grand Challenges presented from IGERT Board members

3:00       Small group work on pitches for Grand Challenge

5:00       Reception and poster session - Memorial Union

6:00       Dinner for everyone – Memorial Union



Friday February 20 – Education Building, WI Idea Room

9:00        Preparation for pitches on Grand Challenges
10:00     Pitches from small groups in response to Grand Challenges 

11:00     Feedback / Critique of Pitches
12:00     All Students and Post Docs have lunch with the Board 
2:00        Feedback from the Board 
3:00        Seminar in Russell Labs


2015 IGERT Advisory Board Members:

Steve Carpenter – Director for UW Center for Limnology, Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology

Sharon Dunwoody – UW Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in Journalism and Mass Communication

Brooke Hecht – President, Center for Humans and Nature

Curt Meine – Senior Fellow, Center for Humans and Nature; Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation


Dennis Schenborn – WI DNR, Chief of Strategic Planning and Budget (retired)