The Biology Department sponsors two annual seminar series:
- The Biomedical Seminar Series, initiated in 1994, sponsors prominent speakers in the biomedical field and in basic research.
- The Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, started in 2000, provides opportunity to learn about the unique activities in environmental research, issues and policies.
These seminars provide a forum for learning about recent advances in basic research, biomedicine and environmental science and expose students and faculty to prominent scientific and medical professionals. The meetings foster collaboration, interaction and career contacts for students pursuing careers in basic research, health, medicine, as well as environmental issues and policy. As well, the Department invites other speakers on campus who have expertise in specific disciplines.
Science Career Week
The Department of Biology has also begun a series of events to inform science majors of the variety of career options open to them after completion of their undergraduate degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or the Environmental Sciences. This program was initiated in Fall of 2009 and is expected to be an annual offering by the Department. Dr. Roger Pomerantz, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson’s Infectious Disease Division, was the invited keynote speaker for the first science career week.