Committees

committees

MICaB COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE STUDIES

The Committee on Graduate Studies (CGS) administers the policies of the MICaB program, evaluates applications, interviews prospective graduate students, and facilitates the selection process. The CGS serves both faculty and graduate students in the maintenance of academic standards. The CGS meets on a regular basis throughout the year and is chaired by the DGS. The CGS consists of nine MICaB faculty members, three representing each track, as well as two to three MICaB student representatives.  Email: micabcgs@umn.edu

FACULTY ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

The Faculty Admissions Committee evaluates applications from faculty members who have applied to become graduate faculty in the MICaB program.  The committee consists of 6 MICaB faculty members (two from each track) and 3 MICaB students.  Email: micabadmissions@umn.edu

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Faculty Committee Members:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Committee Members:
 
Alex Dwyer
 
Tailor Mathes
 
Hrishi Venkatesh
 

AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Awards Committee evaluates applications from students for a variety of awards. The committee consists of six MICaB faculty members (two from each track) who are selected by the CGS. Email: micabawards@umn.edu

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The mission of the MICaB Diversity and Inclusion Committee serves to increase equity and inclusion within the MICaB graduate program.  This committee includes MICaB students and faculty.  The committee is committed to supporting and uplifting underrepresented minorities (URM) and actively combating prejudice and inequity. Email: micabdeic@umn.edu

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Faculty:

Tony Baughn

Xavier Revelo

Anna Selmecki

Vaiva Vezys

Students:

Taylor Crooks

Alexis Elfstrum

David Hsu

Tailor Mathes

Stephen (Buck) O’Flanagan

Dira Putri

Zoe Schmiechen

CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The mission of the MICaB Career Development Committee is to promote education, opportunity, inclusion and excellence surrounding the exploration of available career paths. Key elements include promoting open and candid discussions of career path options, providing a realistic modern-day rationale for choosing a given path that considers both the professional and personal needs of each student, and providing mentorship, resources, and guidance that will equip MICaB students with the best tools and mechanisms to success within a given career path choice. The MICaB Career Development Committee coordinates career development activities within the MICaB program. 

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Faculty Committee Members:

Alon Herschhorn, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

Tim Starr, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz, Ph.D.

Student Committee members:

Richard Martinez

Jake Myers

Susan Schmidt

Lucy Sjaastad

Megan Smith

Hrishi Venkatesh