Grad Retreat 2012


Organizers: Lee Slater (Graduate Director), Kristina Keating and Karina Schäfer
May 15 & 16, 2012 
Graduate students convened at the Highlands Environmental Research Institute (HEnRI) in Tuxedo, NY to foster interdisciplinary interaction within the Earth and Environmental Sciences and Ecology departments on the Rutgers Newark campus. Challenges and opportunities of being a graduate research student were discussed with opportunities for small group discussions.  
Each graduate student presented a poster on their ongoing and/or future research.  This gave the graduate students the opportunity to practice communicating their research in an informal setting also leading to synergistic opportunities for student collaborations. Below is a list of presentations at the retreat.
Presenter Topic
Alec Gates
How to make the most of your graduate experience at
Karina Schafer Ethics and Responsible Research
Kristina Keating
Bonnie Fong Optimizing the library resources in research 
Heidi Renninger Writing a research articles for submission to peer reviewed journals
Lee Slater
Kisa Mwakanyamale
Markus Wehrer
Angelo Lampousis Why Collaboration Matters:  Perspectives from CUNY
David Grunat GSA Grant Proposals