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Seminars highlight trainee research

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Seminars highlight trainee research

Our IGERT fellows consider one of the best outcomes of the IGERT educational experience to be the bi-monthly seminars set up to highlight the research of all of the IGERT students. Each IGERT trainee is required to attend all meetings and is expected to give a research talk or practice defense at some point during the year. During these seminars many questions, comments, and suggestions from IGERT trainees outside of a student's current field push them to think about problems in new ways. Through these meetings IGERT fellows learn to more effectively communicate their research and its importance in a broader context. These meetings sometimes lead to collaboration between labs as a natural outcome of greater communication between researchers.