Seminars are scientific presentations given by faculty or guest speakers. They are free and open to the public. Students please see below for seminar and abstract requirements as an OBE major.
If you have any questions regarding seminars, or if you have a suggestion for a possible speaker, contact Shane Heschel (Shane.Heschel@ColoradoCollege.edu) or Emilie Gray (Emilie.Gray@ColoradoCollege.edu).
Senior Capstone Requirement: OBE Research Seminar and Abstracts
OBE majors are expected to attend department seminars as part of their scientific training. Attending seminars and writing abstracts summarizing them are required for graduation. Majors must submit satisfactory abstracts from 3 biology seminars. Attend acceptable seminars (see below), summarize 3, and email each abstract to both Donna Sison (dsison@ColoradoCollege.edu) and your advisor by the first day of the block after the seminar. Abstracts submitted after this day will generally not be accepted. Students from past years strongly recommend that you take notes during seminars and write abstracts within several days of the seminar or you will often not remember enough to write an acceptable summary! You must declare an OBE major and be a junior or senior before abstracts can count. Declared majors receive e-mail notices of OBE seminars, and flyers for each seminar will be posted in and around the OBE Office, 4th floor Olin Hall.
- OBE or MB Department seminars, including the keynote address at OBE and MB Day.
- Biology seminars at UCCS, CU, CSU, DU, CU medical school, and Penrose or Memorial Hospitals, but ask your academic advisor before attending.
- Selected seminars from other science departments at CC. In your abstract clearly link the seminar to biology. Again, ask your academic advisor before you attend non-Biology seminars.
- Not eligible: student presentations, including OBE Day talks.
Format for Abstracts
- Limited to one printed page.
- Include 1) your name, 2) full seminar title, 3) complete name and academic affiliation of the presenter, 4) seminar date, 5) your abstract, and 6) the Honor Code and your commitment that you have followed it indicated by typing your name. Each abstract must be clear, concise, well-written, and complete to be accepted by your advisor and the department. Click here to download a sample abstract.
- Follow the letter and spirit of the CC Honor Code; this obviously includes attending the seminar and writing the abstract in your own words.
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