Mandatory BME Graduate Student Orientation
Fall 2021 - Schedule of Events

Below is the list of activities and information sessions being held during orientation.  Please pay attention to the "mandatory" information in italics to know what sessions you will need to attend.  There are several different graduate programs that are meeting from BME this week.

Monday, August 16, 2021

1:00pm 2:00pm

Lunch with current graduate students

Room: MJIS 1097

2:00pm- 2:30pm  Schedule overview and Q&A about Activities for the Week
Room: MJIS 1097
Mandatory for all students   
2:30pm 3:30pm

BME PhD and Master's Thesis Graduate Program Overview (IBSc will have a separate program overview)*
Room: MJIS 1097
Mandatory for all BME PhD and MS Thesis students. BS/MS (5th Year Master's) students optional.

3:30pm 4:30pm

Mentor and Mentee Roles
Room: MJIS 1097
Mandatory for all PhD students

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

9:00am- 11:00 am

Tentative: Boilermaker Challenge Virtual Teambuilding Escape Room/Scavenger Hunt
Mandatory for all students

Noon- 1:30pm  

Lunch on your own

2:00pm- 3:00pm

Equal Access Equal Opportunity Training
Room: MJIS 1097
Mandatory for all PhD and Master's Students (both thesis and non-thesis)

3:00pm- 4:00pm

Tentative: BME Virtual Teaching Assistantship Orientation
Mandatory attendance for all BME TA's 

6 pm ?

BMEGSA Outdoor Sports and Game Night and Popsicle Night


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Professional Master's Day/ All Day TA Training

8:00am- 9:00am

PMP Program Overview
Room: TBD Breakfast close to event location
Mandatory attendance for all Professional Master's Students. Optional for BS/MS (5th Year Master's) students.

9:00 am- 4:00pm

TBD--This is an example of last year's PMP schedule

Professional Master's College of Engineering Virtual Orientation

9:00 am Check In

9:15 am Opening Welcome

9:30 am Dean's Office Remarks

9:45 am “The Pixar Way: Movie Tricks for Telling Your Story”

11:00 am “Management of Change”

Noon Lunch Break

1:30 pm Writing Your Resume & Preparing for Career Fairs

3:00 pm  Industry & Alumni Panel – Career Preparation Through a PMP Experience

Mandatory Attendance for All Professional Master's Students--A more detailed schedule with Zoom links will be sent out at a later date

8:00pm- 10:00pm Virtual Trivia Night with BMEGSA

Thursday, August 19, 2021

9:30am- 10:30am

Tentative: IBSC Orientation with faculty, staff and current students.
Room: MJIS 1097 
Mandatory for new IBSC students.

10:30am-  12:30pm

Tentative: Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop
This workshop will fulfill your final piece of the RCR requirement required by the university.
Mandatory for all students.

2:00pm- 4:00pm

Resume Review
Room: MJIS 1097
Mandatory for Professional Master's students.



Friday, August 20, 2021

9:00 am ????

Graduate School New Student Orientation (different than BME student orientation)

See link below for more information and updates to the schedule. 


Graduate School New Student Orientation

The Graduate School Orientation (which is different from BME Orientationwill be a web-based, self-navigated event designed to feature helpful resources for new students as they begin their Graduate School journey. They are currently working to setup the event on the Graduate School website, which will be launched the week prior to the beginning of the Fall 2020 term. This event will include featured speakers, workshops, and a virtual resource fair.