Student Life

Our program offers a number of enrichment opportunities to highlight student research and recognize academic excellence.


3 Minute Thesis (3MT)

Each year, Biological Science graduate students compete for a spot in the campus-wide competition. 3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and is now held in nineteen countries around the world. As of 2015, over 139 universities from Sweden to Columbia, Japan to Iran have participated in this fun and highly informative. 

BGSA (Biology Graduate Student Association)

Our graduate student organizes a number of events during the year, including the R.E. Peter Biology Conference, Chili cook-off and a number of networking events.

Celebration of Excellence

Each Spring, our top graduate students are recognized for their achievements while the cohort gathers to celebrate the end of term at a formal reception.