Graduate Student Organization

iBioGO Racial Justice Statement 

I. Purpose

The purpose of the Integrative Biology Graduate Student Organization (iBioGO) is to increase interactions among integrative biology graduate students; encourage student involvement in departmental academic and administrative affairs; and provide leadership opportunities through participation in departmental committees and committees of student-led activities.

II. Activities

The activities include the fall and spring semester welcome week events and the monthly graduate student informal seminars. The iBioGO monthly meetings (second Tuesday of the month at noon) where graduate students get together to socialize and discuss improving the quality of life of graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology. Usually, speakers are invited to talk about a specific topic, but the format is flexible. The iBioGO officers determine the topic for each meeting and invite speakers; notifies the members about the topic of the following iBioGO meeting at least 1 week in advance; and makes a head count prior to the meeting to plan for food.

III. iBioGO Membership

Membership is open to all University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students and post-docs whose advisor is in the Department of Integrative Biology (including zero-time appointments).

IV. Officers

The iBioGO officer committee is composed of a President, Social Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Outreach Director, and  Representatives. All positions have a one year term, (s)elected at the final spring meeting in May. Present officers and representatives should meet once a month (prior to the iBioGO meetings). To better fulfill the officer’s mandate, it would be preferable (although not mandatory) that the organizers be distributed among the three main iBio buildings (Zoology Research, Birge Hall, and the Center for Limnology).

2020-2021 Officers

President: Nathan Kiel

Social Chair: Alyse Maksimoski

Treasurer: Riley Book

Outreach Director: Adrianna Gorsky

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