Undergraduate BE Board:Minutes - 12/01/08 Minutes

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BE UG Board Meeting Minutes
5:45 pm

Attendance:Jennifer Yeh, Dawn Spelke, Marta, Dawn, Emzo, Bernice

  1. Welcome and Attendance
  2. BE-BMES - Jennifer Yeh
    • discuss differences
      • BE-BMES encompasses any major that is interested in Biomedical
      • want to be able to invite freshmen who may be interested in the major
    • BE-BMES events
      • Merck Poster Session, Johnson and Johnson prize
      • Faculty student lunches
      • Monthly lecture series
      • all campus study breaks
    • maybe have Matt Lang resend the letter, upload it with our application?
    • figure out how to ensure funding for both groups
    • we can try applying for sponsored group, and apply for event funding rather than a whole budget
      • we can remain mostly funded by the department (this is a distinction that can separate us)
    • we will write up a sheet and get it approved by Jennifer
  3. Course 20 Underground Guide - Emzo
    • meet with Linda later on, or email her questions
  4. Associate Advising
    • group dinner December 7th, 6-8
    • Dawn email the advisors
    • Maryelise email the juniors/sophomores
    • Invite Sophomores and Juniors
    • Mezzanine Lounge, Student Center
    • Order RedBones (Dawn)
  5. Additional "What Classes to Take" Office Hours
    • organized by Emzo
    • right before comfort food study break - informal
    • we could come a little early to be there to answer questions, too
  6. Finals Study Break (Maryelise)
    • Thursdy Dec 11, 8pm.
    • Room found in 4th floor Student Center, but Cathy will keep an eye out for a better room
    • Comfort food of cookies donuts hot chocolate etc
      • Maryelise ask Cathy about ordering from sebastian's
  7. UG Lounge
    • Make it an IAP improvement project?
    • are posters being ordered -- over IAP
  8. Cathy is checking on the link to BE Board from BE Webpage
  9. Elections
    • February (Dawn will run elections)
    • Email out before
    • add to the mass email
    • to BE undergrads
    • with all our dates for the rest of the semester
    • and information about elections, extra tshirts, underground guide interest
  11. Senior Dinner (initial planning)
    • Faculty club, MIT Catering, Maggiano's, Vinny T's
    • family style restaurant?
    • Students and Faculty
    • Awards (ask Dan)
    • MIT groups can rent out MIT Museum on Friday nights for free
      • or other days
      • bring in our own catering
  12. Next meeting = at our events next week.

Maryelise:email out about associate advising event, ask Cathy about Sebastian's
Dawn:email advisors about aa event