Alumni Relations


Thank you for being an important part of BTI’s growing alumni community and for your contributions to discovery research. By joining our alumni community, you not only become a meaningful part of BTI’s past –you also become an influential part of its future.

BTI Alumni and current staff pose for a group photo outside Alder Manor, once home to William Boyce Thompson in Yonkers, NY.

BTI Alumni Recognition Program

Do you know a successful BTI Alumnus that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today through our Alumni Recognition Program!

Download this PDF for more info.

Click here to submit a nomination using our online form

Thank you to faculty and alumni who have nominated a BTI alumnus! The committee is currently reviewing nominations for our 2018 alumni recognition awards, which will be presented this coming Fall. In the meantime, we will continue to accept nominations for 2019.

What is the BTI alumni network?

BTI’s alumni network is a distinguished community of bright and innovative scientists. No matter where your research takes you after your work at BTI, engaging with alumni will strengthen your professional network and offer you future career development opportunities, while continuing to support the institute’s mission!

How to connect and stay updated?

Alumni Survey:

Take the first step in becoming a member of the BTI Alumni Network by completing the BTI Alumni Survey. Even if you’ve previously completed one, you can use the same link to share new updates with us later -especially if you’ve recently changed positions, hit a new career milestone, or you just want to share what’s new. We love to hear from BTI alumni!

Join the BTI Alumni Directory (beta): Based on feedback from our alumni, we have developed an alumni directory! Here you will find a listing of fellow BTI alumni that includes their company, location, and email contact. This is a password-protected area, so please let us know if you wish to be included and, if so, which information you are willing to share with other alumni (e.g. your email address, mailing address, current employer/position, phone number, and/or professional profile link(s)).

Subscribe to the BTI Alumni listserv: The BTI alumni listserv offers a convenient way for alumni to contact fellow alums for such purposes as: job postings, looking for a job, business to business opportunities, expert opinion, and more. To be added to the listserv, please fill out the form below and follow the link in the conformation email.

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Jesse Munkvold and Greg Martin

Jesse Munkvold, a BTI Mentor, visits his previous supervisor, Greg Martin.

Volunteer to be a Mentor:

In 2016-2017 BTI’s Postgraduate Society (PGS) successfully launched a mentorship program that pairs members with mentors in a variety of research related fields, including academia, industry, science education and outreach, communication, writing, and more.

In addition to providing mentoring opportunities to BTI Alumni, the program serves as a valuable career development resource for its mentees –current graduate students and postdoctoral associates at BTI interested in pursuing scientific careers.

The program’s mentorship committee meets once per year (January –February) to match early-career researchers with mentors in their chosen career fields. Sign-up to express your interest in becoming a mentor.

Join BTI’s LinkedIn Networking Group for Alumni and BTI Researchers:

  • Connect, network, or collaborate with each other.
  • Share job or professional advancement opportunities.
  • Honor and share the continued professional success and accomplishments of BTI’s Alumni.
  • Join the LinkedIn group.
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Looking to Connect with BTI Alumni?

If you are looking for potential alumni guest speakers, to build relationships with BTI alumni, or for support and continued connection as a BTI alum, we are here to you. Contact: Alumni Relations.


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