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Colloquia bring in outside speakers

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Colloquia bring in outside speakers

Our Colloquium continued meeting once every other week for the full duration of the 2012-2013 academic year. Our colloquia involved faculty, staff, students and post docs from 4 different colleges at NCSU encompassing numerous disciplinary distinctions. We brought in multiple outside speakers to discuss topics from synthetic biology and the production of synfuels to policy regulation and developmental economics. Exposure to the wide world of genetic modification has allowed us to elevate our conversation from genetic pest management as a focus to apply our discussion to a variety of fields. Our colloquia have also given our GES fellows an opportunity to present multiple times as a group in a generalized academic setting. They have also given them a platform by which to receive a wide variety of input on their cohort project at various stages as their White Paper has progressed.