Teaching and Professional Development
Students are required to serve as BCB teaching assistants anytime during their second or third years. These assignments are made by the BCB Director. Students will TA for one semester long course or 2 shorter modules. Students are to TA for a BCB module (s) to fulfill this requirement but opportunities exist to TA other courses if approved by program. In addition to attending classes and assisting with grading exams, teaching assistants must also participate by preparing and delivering at least one complete lecture. Teaching experience provides students with an opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills, in addition to reinforcing scientific concepts that they have learned in the program.
Students are also encouraged to participate in summer internships and other training opportunities at local companies and research institutes.
All BCB students are strongly encouraged to present their work at scientific meetings, either as poster or oral presentations. The BCB program provides students with some travel support to subsidize the cost of attending such meetings.