EEB Grad Group (EGG)
WHo we are
The EGG organizes academic, professional development, outreach, and social events to help EEB members build their personal and professional networks and cultivate a sense of community.
We're also the voice of the graduate student body within the EEB program and act as an intermediary between the EEB program, the Council of Graduate Students, and the university administration.
What we do
EGG is engaged with the broader community, providing virtual and in-person outreach events for K-12 students and the general public. Outreach and engagement materials and activities communicate the basic concepts of ecology and evolution while cultivating a love for science, wildlife, and nature. EGG has participated in local school science nights, MSU Darwin Discovery Day, and the MSU Science Festival.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, EGG social events will be primarily virtual, but in the past we've organized events including hiking, visits to a local cider mill, and casual holiday parties.
Popular events to look forward to when the pandemic lifts, or virtual versions:
- Bi-weekly happy hour at a local pub.
- Biology on Tap, the 21+ monthly event at a local pub, welcomes the general public to hear talks on ecology and evolution given by EEB students and faculty. Invitations to present are sent out annually.