Undergraduate BE Board:Minutes - 03/16/10 Minutes

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BE UG Board Meeting Minutes
Date/Time: 3/16/10
Place: Coffeehouse at *9:30*

  1. Welcome and Attendance
  2. Scheduling
    • Try 7:30 for next meeting (March 30); if that doesn't work, 9:30 for later meetings.
  3. Social Events
    • Junior Study Break - 4/1 (9pm) - smores (Sivakami bring microwave) and ice cream (Vermonster, Ben & Jerry's)
    • Sophomore Study Break - April 14th - cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory?
  4. Academic Events
    • MD panel with Griffith/Isaacson
    1. Still no date set - Kevin will email updates
    • Grad advising event
    1. 7 grad students and at least 3 seniors
    2. April 28, 7-9 pm
    3. Talk more about food as date approaches.
    • Industry - Dr. Noubar Afeyan
    1. Nothing set yet
    2. Prof. Lauffenberger - event is not exclusively Course 20, so should be a Grad Board/BE-BMES thing
    3. However, BEUB very interested in hosting - Sivakami will contact to help out
    • Grad board - Industry Seminar Session
    1. Grad Board wants us to pay 50% of expenses, but we're not sure, because don't know how many UGs will go.
    2. Kevin will email out about first seminar, so we can gauge UG attendance.
  5. Associate Advising
    • Need more participation! Some have had events, some haven't even contacted advisees.
    1. AA's - email advisors to ask for list of advisees, then introduce themselves to advisees.
    2. Reminder to continually email AA's so that they continue to do things with their advisers.
    3. AA's have emailed me about reimbursements - Cathy is dealing with it
  6. BE "Stuff"
    • T-shirt orders
    1. Kevin will talk to Cathy, make preorder survey for preferences
    2. Cost - subsidize if necessary
    3. Gestimate 80 people will buy?
    4. Publicize by taking t-shirts to classes
    • BE FPOP
    1. Sivakami will get it started
    2. Kevin will be on campus the whole summer