QSB Annual Retreats
QSB hosts two retreats annually.
The Annual QSB Fall Retreat features talks by students and postdocs with plenty of opportunities for informal interactions about research among QSB students and faculty over lunch and coffee. The retreat is held either on campus or in downtown Merced.
The Annual QSB Beautiful Systems Retreat in early Summer is an overnight retreat at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain resort in Midpines, California. The QSB Beautiful Systems retreat features faculty talks and a student poster session.
Both retreats have awards ceremonies to recognize QSB students and postdocs for their merits and accomplishments.
QSB Beautiful Systems Retreat (Spring, 2014)
In May of 2014, over 60 QSB faculty, postdocs, and grad students gathered at the Yosemite Bug for our spring retreat. Events included talks by faculty members, a poster session for grad students, and lots of fun discussions over delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Over conference break, students went swimming in the Merced River nearby.
At Beautiful Systems 2014, Joannee Zumkehr (PhD student with Prof. Masashi Kitazawa) won the QSB Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Jiun Chiun Chang (PhD student with Prof. Gabriela Loots), won QSB Beautiful Systems Retreat Best Poster Award. Congratulations to Joannee and Jiun!
QSB Fall Retreat 2014
November 6, 2014, at Gateway Gardens in Downtown Merced.
- QSB Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award — Dan Landayan
- QSB Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award — Dana Burow
- QSB Outstanding Postdoc Presentation Award — Kaitlin Maguire
- QSB Outstanding Research Innovation Award — Devon Davidian
- QSB Outstanding Presentation for an Interdisciplinary Audience Award — Anna Ankirskaia
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