Thursday, April 20

2:00 PM+ Consortium Representatives Arrive
Swope Center

5:00 - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception and Dinner
Private Dining Room, Swope Center

Friday, April 21

7:30 – 9:00 AM • Breakfast available for those staying on campus.
Swope Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Morning Session
An Introduction to the New Semester in Biological Discovery (SBD)
Meigs Room, Swope Center

9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome
Nipam Patel, MBL Director

9:05 – 9:10 AM Introduction
David Mark Welch, Director, SBD; Senior Scientist & Director, Bay Paul Center

9:10 – 10:30 AM Faculty Presentations
Karen Echeverri, Associate Scientist, Bell Center
Andrew Gillis, Associate Scientist, Bay Paul Center
Roger Hanlon, Senior Scientist, Bell Center
Kate Rawlinson, Assistant Scientist, Bay Paul Center
Zak Swartz, Assistant Scientist, Bell Center
Moderated by David Mark Welch

10:30 – 10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Tours

Microscopy Course in Action
The W.M. Keck Genomics Facility
Marine Resources Center

12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch
Swope Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:45 PM Tours

Loeb Laboratory Classrooms
Central Microscopy Facility
Marine Resources Center
MBL/WHOI Library

2:45 – 3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Afternoon Session – The Impact of the
Semester in Environmental Science (SES)
Meigs Room, Swope Center

3:00 – 3:05 PM Welcome
Ken Foreman, Former SES Director

3:05 – 3:10 PM Introduction
Mirta Teichberg, Director, SES; Associate Scientist, Ecosystems Center

3:10 – 4:30 PM Impact Discussion, An Alumni Perspective
David Butman, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Elizabeth Burrows, Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
Sarah Messenger, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Student, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Samantha Williams, Director, Midwest Region, Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Moderated by Ken Foreman

4:30 – 5:15 PM Impact Discussion, An Institutional Perspective
Lauren Johnson, SES Alum, PHD Student, Washington University in St. Louis
Mary Miller, Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology, Rhodes College
Anthony Pires, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Dickinson College
Xuefeng (Nick) Peng, SES Alum, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Joe Vallino, Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center
Moderated by Mirta Teichberg

5:15 – 6:15 PM Refreshments
Swope Upper Terrace & Swope 2nd Floor

6:15 - 8:15 PMDinner & Celebration

Celebrating 25 Years of the SES & the Launch of SBD!
Meigs Room, Swope Center

Saturday, April 22

7:30 – 9:30 AM • Breakfast available for those staying on campus.
Swope Dining Hall

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Focus Groups
Swope Center

SBD Program Development
Guided by David Mark Welch

The Future of SES
Guided by Mirta Teichberg

12:00 – 1:00 PM • Farewell Lunch
Swope Dining Hall