The GE Club has sponsored many "de-stressing" activities for Cedar Crest students. It's also a great place for students to get together outside of the classroom and talk about issues that concern them as women scientists. Below are just a few of the things the Club did this past year. Including the GE Club newsletter: The Gene Scene
Internship Day: This provided a chance for students to get together and discuss opportunities available to them. Students who recently returned from summer internships in both industry and academia were able to answer questions from students who were looking to apply for internships next year.
Community Outreach In October 2009, members of the GE Club attended the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) Science Fest , which is an event held to make children excited about science. Many individuals were invited to this event including policemen and veterinarians to let the students see the many different aspects of science. The GE Club hosted an arts and crafts event where they taught children about DNA. In spring 2010, the GE Club won the Community Service Club of the Year Award. This reward, which was given by the Lutz Center, honored their community service efforts that included helping with the Cedar Crest Biology Olympics, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, and the BASD Science Fest among other activities. In addition, Dr. Karnas, the GE club faculty advisor, was granted the Faculty of the Year Award.
Holiday Party: The GE Club decorated the science lounge in preparation for the Science Holiday Party. The party was a roaring success with caroling (with modified songs), contests (how well do you know your faculty and staff?), and, of course, lots and lots of delicious food!The Annual Science Picnic: After classes ended, both students and faculty needed a way to relax. The picnic brought everyone together for one last time. Eight science clubs coordinated the picnic. There was great food, lively music, and messy field events.
Ice Cream Social The GE Club organized an ice cream social to gather scientists and non-scientist from throughout campus to have some fun and ice cream of course.
To learn more about GE Club membership contact Dr. Karnas
Last Updated: 8/26/10