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MARB IDP 2018 Retreat

College Station, TX

January 12-13, 2018

Registration deadline:
January 5, 2018

Tentative schedule

Friday, January 12

1:00-2:30 : General check-in
1:30-2:30: 1. Graduate Student meeting
2. Curriculum working group meetings for faculty
2:30-3:00: General faculty meeting
3:00-6:00: Faculty and graduate student oral presentations
6:00-7:00: Poster Session and Happy Hour
7:00-9:00: Dinner and Social

Saturday, January 13

8:30-9:30: New Faculty Orientation
9:30-10:30: New Faculty Talks
10:30-Noon: Student and faculty presentations
Noon-12:30: Lunch
12:30-2:00: Student and faculty presentations

Information for Presenters

Attendees may give both a poster and an oral presentation. Students closest to graduation will be given priority for 15 minute presentations.

Oral presentations

  • Faculty new to the MARB IDP (reserved for those faculty who have not previously presented at a MARB IDP retreat) have been allotted 15-minute presentation slots (12 minutes + 3 for questions)
  • A limited number of 15-minute oral presentation slots will be allotted to senior graduate students (within a year of completion).
  • All other oral presentations will be “lightning talks” with 5 minutes for the presentation of a single hypothesis, idea, or result + 2 minutes for questions
  • Please load your presentation onto the podium PC prior to the start of your session.
  • A microphone, laser pointer, and remote will be provided.

Poster presentations

  • The recommended poster size is 36” high by 48” wide, preferably in landscape orientation.

Directions & Parking

7F Lodge in College Station


There are several hotels in south College Station providing state rates through Concur. Any hotel in College Station will be within a 15 minute drive of the 7F Lodge, which is located in far south College Station, near Wellborn.