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Mandatory BME Graduate Student Orientation
Fall 2018 - Schedule of Events

Please Note: Bold indicates mandatory attendance for all new students.

Unless indicated otherwise, sessions will occur in the 2nd floor conference room of the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering building (MJIS 2001).

Monday, August 13, 2018


12:00pm – 1:30pm

Welcome Lunch with Current Graduate Students and Program Overview/BMEGSA Meeting                                                                                                                      Mandatory for all students                                                            

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Introduction to Strengths Assessment
Mandatory for all students

3:00pm- 4:00pm

Professional Master's Overview
MJIS 1035

Mandatory for all Professional Master's students

3:00pm – 5:00pm  BME Teaching Assistantship Orientation
Mandatory Attendance for all BME TA's

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

9:00am– 10:30am

BME Safety and Blood Borne Pathogen Training
Mandatory for all PhD and Master's thesis students

10:30am 11:30am Business Office Introduction
Mandatory for all Phd and Master's thesis students
11:30am- 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm – 4:00pm  

Boilermaker Challenge 
Meet at the challenge course.  Close toed shoes such as sneakers are a must and athletic-type clothing is recommended.  Also, remember to dress for the weather! Water is provided but we encourage participants to bring a reusable water bottles.  You will be outside for this activity.                                                                 

Rain Location:  MJIS 2001

Mandatory for all students

7:00 pm ???? Dinner with BMEGSA at Sgt. Prestons 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8:15am – 3:00pm  All Campus Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation (TAs)
Mandatory attendance for TAs
Location: Class of 1950 Lecture Hall (CL50)
9:00 pm 11:00 pm Trivia Night at Jake's Roadhouse with BMEGSA

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8:00am – 8:50am

IBSC Orientation Breakfast with faculty, staff and current students.
Required for new IBSC students.

8:00am- 9:00am

Photos--Professional photos will be taken.  These photos will be used on the website and for BME and IBSC news announcements like awards, fellowships, etc.
Dress will need to be business casual.
Location:  MJIS 1001

Mandatory for all students

9:00am 10:30am "Being the Best You" Presentation 
Presented by Professor Joel Ebarb, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and International Programs, College of Liberal Arts
Mandatory for all students
10:30am-  12:00pm Introduction to Storytelling and Plagiarism Workshop
This will be the last piece of your Responsible Conduct in Research requirement.  You will need to bring in your signed form to our office no later than Monday, August 20th at 4:00 pm. (You will receive this form during the Plagiarism workshop)
Mandatory for PhD and Thesis Master's students
12:00pm- 12:30pm Machine Shop Tour

Friday, August 17, 2018

8:30am  10:00am

Welcome Session including speakers in the following topics: Greater Lafayette community, safety and security, student rights and responsibilities, institutional equity, disability resource services, freedom of speech and when a students has a concern or need.

Location: LOEB Playhouse Stewart Center

10:00am- 12:00pm

Breakfast and Resource Fair--over 50 Purdue University and community organizations will be available to speak with students. 

Location: Stewart Center, Rooms 302-306, 310

1:00pm- 4:00pm

Professional Development Workshops--Topics TBD

Location: Purdue Graduate Student Center 

4:30pm- 6:00pm

Info Cafe for New International Graduate Students

Location: Purdue Graduate Student Center

8:00 pm ???? BMEGSA Bonfire at Graduate Student House

In addition to the above, HR Staff Benefits will be offering information sessions to new graduate students at various times in August and September (times to be determined). The Office of Ethics and Compliance will be offering EA/EO sessions to new graduate students.