Organizer: Adam Kustka & Lee Slater
May 13-14, 2016


The purpose of this retreat is to foster interdisciplinary interaction among graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences on the Rutgers Newark campus. It is also meant to be an opportunity to meet in an informal setting to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of being a graduate research student. Note that this retreat is mandatory for all students receiving financial support (of any kind) from the department. Other graduate students in the department are strongly encouraged to attend.
May 13th
8:00 am                Meet in Bradley Hall parking lot
8:10 am                Depart Rutgers
8:55 am                Arrive at Sterling Mines
8:55-9:10             Continental breakfast / coffee / tea
9:10-11:40           Time management seminar: Deborah Lewitter; Rutgers School of Management
11:55-12:30         Dr. Alexander Gates - Obtaining Grants and Funding
12:30-13:15         Lunch
13:20-15:20         Elevator talks
15:20–17:20        College level tour of mines
17:30-18:15         Elevator talks, round II
18:15-19:30         Barbeque dinner
19:30-20:00         Pitch tents and set up camp
20:00-22:00         Fire pit & marshmallows
22:00-23:00         Stargazing using on-site observatory telescope
23:00                   Turn in
May 14th
07:30-08:30         Breakfast
8:30-9:30             Tent breakdown & clean up
9:30                      Depart for Newark – or –  depart for hiking in the area