During each residential research experience, guest scientists and other professionals visit CMB to present their work and enthusiastically share their invaluable experience, insights, and knowledge with our students through interactive seminars and discussions. This important facet of our curriculum is designed to broaden the scope of the CMB experience and bolster our efforts to expose students to the career perspectives of outside experts from a variety of scientific and professional backgrounds.
In recognition of the important role seminars play in expanding a student’s learning experience and fostering realistic career expectations, CMB places strong emphasis upon this integral aspect of the educational process. The majority of invited speakers are prominent academic research scientists who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research related to CMB’s primary research focus areas.
During each presentation, students have a rare opportunity to interact with university research faculty in a casual, friendly, intimate and interactive environment. While seminars are delivered at an advanced level, all guest speakers are invested in presenting their work in a visually-engaging manner that deconstructs complex scientific processes and methods into more conceptually manageable components for CMB’s talented students.