November 7, 2002
Tiffany Miles (Biological Sciences)
Justin Douglas (Chemistry)
Violeta Marin (Chemistry)
Abraham Flaxman (Mathematical Sciences)
Kathryn Trapp (Mathematical Sciences)
Abhijit Brahme (Physics)
Oner Kozan (Physics)
Gregg Franklin (MCS Dean's Office)
Rea Freeland (Associate Dean for Special Projects)
Katya Malkin (MCS Dean's Office)
2000 GSAC Minutes Archive
2001 GSAC Minutes Archive
This year's minutes:
September 26, 2002
Violeta Marin joined GSAC as the new representative from Chemistry. Welcome Violeta!
I. NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN
Rea Freeland joined us to give an overview of her new position as Associate Dean for Special Projects and in particular, how this position relates to graduate students.
Rea's responsibilities will include:
II. HAPPY HOUR
The next GSAC Happy Hour is planned for Friday, November 15 in Wean 5403 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. There will be a police officer present.
Representatives from each department should ask their department head for $200 to fund to the Happy Hour. There might also be GSA money available if other colleges are invited. Chemistry and Math have already approved the $200 donation. Physics and Biology still need to do this. After the department head has approved the donation, please let Katya know so she can ask the business manager from your department to put the money in the appropriate account.
Justin volunteered to get beer and snacks again. He will use chemistry's Tartan Trust card. We will need buckets of some sort to keep the beer in - math and physics believe they have something that can be used. Justin will get the following:
- 3 - 4 cases of beer (average 2 per person)
- pizza and wings (more vegan pizzas this time!)
- something sweet (cookies or brownies)
Abhijit volunteered to get sodas.
We will also need to clear out or stack some of the desks in WEH 5403 to make sure there is enough room. Kate and Tiffany volunteered to help Justin move the beer from Mellon to Wean on Friday.
III. POSTER SESSION
The spring 2003 poster session is scheduled for Friday, February 7 in the Connan Room (UC). At the previous two poster sessions, we gave away travel stipends and reimbursements for educational purchases. Most of the winners from the last two sessions have not claimed their prizes, so we will try something different this year. The group suggested that an actual prize that can be received at the session would be a better idea. Suggestions included palm pilots, mp3 players, and digital cameras. Katya will research these items and send around some options that the group can vote on. Since we have $500 and would like to give one prize to each department, they should cost around $125. Specific suggestions are welcome!
This was the last meeting for the fall 2002 semester. We will be in touch by email to finalize plans for the November 15 Happy Hour and discuss the spring poster session. A meeting will be scheduled in January to make final plans for the poster session.