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courtyard on the boston campus

The student body organizes a two-day annual retreat at a camp or hotel in New Hampshire or on Cape Cod. Senior students typically present their own research as well as that of other members of their labs and other students describe their research in poster presentations.

The main purpose of the retreat is to allow students to meet each other informally, to discuss research and graduate student life, and to participate in group activities. The opportunity to discuss research in the absence of faculty members often helps students (especially more junior students) overcome their reluctance to speak up in journal clubs and research reports.

Contact Information

Katya Heldwein, PhD
Program Director


Administrative Office
M&V 4
Phone: 617-636-3451
Fax: 617-636-0337