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UMass Amherst Libraries

Science Boot Camp 2014

Greenhouse Tours!

The nationally known Biodiversity Education & Research Greenhouses are open for 2 tours on June 11, the Wednesday morning of Science Boot Camp.

9:30-11 A general biodiversity tour of the public collections PLUS a 20 minute tour of the research facility not open to the public! [TOUR FULL]
11-12 A general biodiversity tour of the public collections

Both tours will be led by Clinton Morse, Manger of Growth Operations for Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Signup for the tours is first come, first served, with a limit of 10 people per tour. Contact Carolyn Mills to sign up.

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Wednesday, June 11

7 am - 11 pm

Residential check-in
at Conference Housing Desk, Rome Commons (Clock tower)

10-11:30 am

Greenhouse tour 1 including research facilities (preregistration required - FULL)

11 am - 12 pm

Greenhouse tour 2 without research facilities (preregistration required)

12 - 1 pm


1:00 - 1:20 pm

Welcome & Logistics

1:20 - 5:00 pm

Session I
Computer Science
All presenters from Dept of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Craig Wills
Dept Head & Professor

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian
Assistant Professor

Daniel Dougherty

6 - 8:30 pm

Cookout and talk:
"Personalized Medicine: The Payoff of Basic Science Investments"
Christopher D. Heinen, PhD
Assoc. Prof. of Medicine;
Investigator, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center & Center for Molecular Medicine;
Investigator, UConn Stem Cell Institute; Director, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Graduate Program UConn

Thursday, June 12

7 - 9 am


8 - 9 am

Thursday-Only Attendees:

9 - 9:15 am

Introduction and Logistics

9:15 - 12:30 pm

Session II
Kent Holsinger
Distinguished Prof, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Vice Provost for Grad Educ
Dean, Graduate School, UConn

Janine Caira
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UConn

12:30 -1:30 pm


1:30 - 4:15 pm

Session III
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Amy Bataille
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UConn

John B. Morris
Prof of Toxicology, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, UConn

6 - 7 pm


7:30 - 8:30 pm 

Poster Project Runway
Bring your previously presented posters and show 'em to the whole camp!


Friday, June 13

7 - 9 am


9am - 12pm

Communicating Science

Jonathan Garlick
Professor and Director, Division of Cancer Biology & Tissue Engineering, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and more!

Robert Stevenson
Associate Professor, Biology Department
UMass Boston 

12 - 1 pm 

Lunch & farewells!

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