Welcome back for Fall 2013. I am taking this opportunity to remind you of the start of the Fall 2013 Biotechnology Training Program seminar. Attendance in this course is required for each semester that you receive BTP support.
The BTP seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 in Rm 1420, Microbial Sciences Building. Enter the building through the main entrance, check out the leaf-cutter ant colony, and then make your way to the right to the seminar room.
In case you are not yet registered for the Biotechnology Training Program Seminar, it is listed as Microbio 932, Biochem 932, or CBE 932.
I and the other members of the steering committee look forward to seeing you next Wednesday to welcome of the new trainees to campus and to take the annual portrait. I will give a brief summary of the BTP program and update on the grant application and review process at that time.
Beth Holden, BTP Program Coordinator for the last 23 years, is retiring in June, 2013 to have more time to spend with family. Beth has a Masters in Social Work from UW-Madison, and this training served her well as she guided many BTP students to successful completion of the program requirements.
During her time at UW-Madison, Beth was a member of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Assembly, served on the Professional Development and Recognition Committee, and either chaired or co-chaired the Professional Grants Subcommittee for several years. She also served for three years on the Committee for the Graduate Training in Scientific Ethics as the only non-faculty member and was also on the Ad Hoc Committee on New Employee Orientation.
We wish Beth well in her retirement.
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