Postgraduate Society

 

The exhibit is available for viewing during normal business hours and is free and open to the public. BTI will also host a special reception on June 23rd, where guests will be able to meet with Kirsten and learn more about her work.

The mission of the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) Postgraduate Society (PGS) is to promote professional development, foster a sense of community, facilitate communication, and ensure the representation of postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and technicians at BTI.

The PGS carries out its mission by providing opportunities for the BTI community to interact scientifically and socially and by organizing events that specifically contribute to the professional development of young scientists. Events organized by the PGS are listed in the following text.

Distinguished Lectures

PGS members organize this lecture followed by a happy hour one or two times each year. We invite top-tier scientists from around the world to speak at BTI. This event is open to the entire BTI community as well as anyone interested in the invited speaker’s work.

Annual BTI Science Symposium

The Annual BTI Science Symposium (formerly known as the BTI Retreat) provides the BTI community with an all-day event that includes scientific seminars, a PGS poster session, and opportunities to socialize among attendees. This major event focuses on a specific theme each year and is open to all BTI members: students, postdoctoral researchers, scientific staff and faculty, and all support staff.

Check our PGS Events listing for more details.

PGS-Sponsored Seminars and PGS Fests

PGS Fests cultivate scientific and social interaction while building a sense of community within BTI. Scientific seminars highlight current research by scientists working locally at Cornell and elsewhere in Central New York State, or in the general Northeast region of the United States. A subsequent happy hour provides a casual atmosphere to socialize and discuss scientific research.

Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series provides students and postdoctoral associates with lunchtime seminars that aim to strengthen specific skills necessary for career advancement. These seminars may focus on resume development and academic and nonacademic career paths in science, and provide general opportunities to learn about new techniques that may enhance current research projects.

The PGS serves all postgraduates who work in BTI, including technicians, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students.

For a full listing of opportunities for postgraduates, including funding and job listings, please check our PGS opportunities page.

 

Contact:

Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853
607.254.1234
contact@btiscience.org