Biology Graduate Student Symposium
Marine Science Center
is the Biology Graduate Student Symposium (BGSS)?
is an informal scientific meeting organized by graduate students
at Oregon State University to provide a campus-wide forum for the
exchange of ideas in the field of biology. BGSS brings together
students from all over the OSU campus including the main campus,
the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and the Coastal
Oregon Marine Experiment Station & Seafood Laboratory in
Astoria. The participants hail from a wide variety of
disciplines including: Biochemistry and Biophysics, Environmental
and Molecular Toxicology, Botany & Plant Pathology, Crop &
Soil Science, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Molecular &
Cellular Biology, Statistics, COAS, and Integrative Biology. The
purpose of BGSS is three-fold:
to provide an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students,
post-docs, and lab research assistants in all disciplines of
biology to interact and learn about other OSU research in an
to allow students to present research ideas or results and to get
to provide an opportunity to give a scientific presentation in a
relatively stress-free environment
have the great pleasure of hosting Dr.
Thomas G. Dietterich,
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of
Intelligent Systems here at OSU. Dr. Dietterich is interested in
machine learning- in both the development of smarter AI systems
and the ability to harness such computational power to solve
ecological problems, especially in the growing field of
Computational Sustainability. His lab studies a diversity of
topics from using models to predict swallow roosts via doppler
radar to teaching machines how to identify and score phenotype
characters in biological specimens.
are 15 time slots for oral presentations and many slots for poster
presentations at BGSS. Oral presentations are filled on a first
come first serve basis and tend to fill up quickly. If you would
like to give an oral presentation, it is highly encouraged
that you register as early as possible. Abstract submission closes
February 22nd, so please register early if you would
like to present at BGSS. If all presentation slots are full,
please consider doing a poster! You can also attend BGSS without
contributing a talk or poster.
(opens January 30th)
at the meeting is optional, but registration is required. Spouses
and significant others are welcome to attend BGSS, but must also
pay the registration fee to offset the cost of additional food and
Registration: If you register by February 22nd,
2014, the cost of registration will be $12.
If you would like to present
and/or order a t-shirt, please choose the early registration
Registration: If you register February 23rd
or later, the cost of registration will be $18.
is a two-part process:
Fill out the online
cost is $12 per person for registration by February 22nd
$18 per person for registration February 23rd
later, whether to present or simply to attend. If you indicated
that you want an awesome BGSS t-shirt, include the additional
cost. Acceptable forms of payment: cash or check payable to "BGSS"
delivered to Danielle Tom, 3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis OR, 97331.
and oral presenters must submit a title and abstract when
registering. Oral presenters give a 12 minute talk on their
proposed or ongoing research (no hard data necessary!) followed by
3 minutes for questions. An LCD projector and PC laptop computer
will be made available for you. Please ensure that your
presentation is WinXP, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 compatible.
2014 t-shirt is available in two styles in men’s and women’s
sizes. Short sleeve t-shirts are $15, and long sleeve t-shirts are
$18. If you would like a t-shirt, please indicate the size and
style in your registration form and include the additional cost in
your check or cash payment. Check below for the size chart
(women’s sizes tend to run fairly small). Please register for
BGSS by the early deadline if you would like to order a shirt.
Sleeve t-shirt- will have the 2014 logo, photo is last year's
(chest) = S: 34-36 M: 38-40 L:
42-44 XL: 46-40 2XL: 50-52
3XL: 54-56 4XL: 56-60
(size) = XS: 0-2 S: 4-6 M: 8-10
L: 12-14 XL: 16-18 2XL: 20-22 3XL: 24-26
book including abstracts and the schedule of presentations.
will not provide copies of the abstract book but will provide a
copy of the schedule and the directions to the rental house.
Meals & Accommodations
year's meeting will be held on the Oregon coast in the Guin
Library at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. Carpooling can
be arranged by the BGSS organizers. BGSS provides meals on
Saturday, March 8th, and breakfast on Sunday, March 9th.
Vegetarian options are available. On Saturday night, BGSS will
host a social in a rented house in Newport. Dinner including wine
and beer (for ages 21+) will be provided. All participants are
invited to attend the social and to sleep at the house.
of Newport and the Hatfield Marine Science Center
House 2014: 133
NE 122nd St., Newport,
Abstract Book coming soon!
any of your 2014 BGSS organizers:
submission questions? Ask
to order extra t-shirts? Ask
dietary requirements? Ask
Dani and Leah
to sponsor BGSS? Ask
Sarah and Trevor