The Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics (GGSM) joins the graduate programs in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics to provide an interdisciplinary environment for sharing research, facilitating collaboration and professional development.
GGSM students organize regular Journal Club Events where they present research from their dissertation work or from the scientific literature in a forum where they are challenged to communicate effectively to bridge disciplines. Examples of topics that have been presented for discussion are "The Myth of Antioxidants" and current research on Diophantine Equations. GGSM faculty also participate and give presentations on aspects of their current research.
Faculty and students also meet for regular Professional Development Seminars, in which a member of the faculty offers insights and advice about various aspects of professional practice. Recent workshops have been convened on topics such as "Writing in the Sciences," "Developing a Teaching Statement," and "The Tenure Process."