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Meeting 6 - 4.3.14

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Participants: Erin, Matt, Julie, Reza, and Modupe

  1. Community Service
    June 21st has been set as the tentative date to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

    Action Item: Matt will finalize the date for volunteering and send out an email for students to register.

  2. Future Workshops
    Survey has been made and sent to BiSA members.
    Action Item: Matt will send out survey to faculty members at DBI and Biology Graduate Student Association.
  3. Social Media
    Julie has established the LinkedIN group and invited students. Julie is working with Susan to add appropriate faculty (expectation for completion 4-30).
  4. News Article
    Reza sent out a draft news letter to the officers. We are going to include the Community Service project and potentially the NCWIT grant if funded.
  5. Outreach CIS Department
    Erin and Julie submitted an outreach grant to NCWIT with the support of the CISTers. Funding would be $1000 to use for outreach to high school and middle school students in conjunction with existing DBI tours as part of Science for all Delawareans (S4DE). Notification of funding May 14th.

    Action Item: BiSA is going to sponsor a social event with CISters. Erin will contact the CISters coordinators and organize a lunch for either April 25th or May 2nd.

  6. Elections
    Action Item: Matt will send out an email requesting nominations for officers. Nominations are due by the end of April and elections will be held in the first week of May. Current BiSA officers will help with the transition and provide support over the summer if needed.