Purpose of the PhD Committee
From Penn State’s Graduate Council: “Research is a complex enterprise, requiring both individual creative initiative and broad consultation with other research experts. Likewise, the education of a PhD candidate – training in the broad methods of research generally, the specific methods appropriate to their discipline, and the values that define the research community - requires the active participation of a broad team of expert advisers at every step of the student’s program. Each PhD student has a PhD Committee, whose purpose is to provide the attention, guidance, and mentoring necessary for the candidate to successfully earn their degree.”
BMMB Committee Meeting Guidelines
All BMMB students are required to hold an annual PhD committee meeting starting after the qualifying examination is passed. The committee meeting will be documented using the BMMB Annual Committee Meeting Form and the Graduate Student Activity Report.