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Student Clubs and Initiatives

Building lasting relationships outside of the laboratory are important to your experience in graduate school. Student clubs and academic initiatives reflect the community here at Weill Cornell. The diversity of interests is wide-ranging, whether they be academic and professional development or hitting a ball out of the park (or a birdie!), students are encouraged to join a student club or initiative.

Don’t see a club that interests you? Start your own! Click here to know more on creating a club or starting an initiative.

Badminton Club (GSEC)

About
Welcome to the Weill Cornell Badminton Club. If you're a badminton enthusiast looking to play on campus, you've come to the right place! The club aims to provide a platform for Weill Cornell students, fellows, postdocs, faculty, staff and affiliates to play badminton regularly. The objective of the club is to facilitate its members to improve their skills and also socialize with other players.

Bench-to-Bedside Initiative (BBI)

The BENCH TO BEDSIDE INITIATIVE was founded as a Weill Cornell student club in 2010 and has resulted in the creation of several seed-funded biotech startups. We unite members of the tri-institutional community and professionals in NYC interested in entrepreneurship and/or venture capital in the life sciences. Our mission is to help scientists and clinicians in our community translate their ideas into products that can help patients.

Science & Education Policy Association (SEPA)

The Science & Education Policy Association is a student-run organization founded at the Tri-I aiming to facilitate the interaction between scientists and the world of science policy. Scientists are uniquely qualified to speak on science-related issues, both to advocate on behalf of science research and to communicate how science is beneficial to the public good. Bringing scientists to the forefront of these conversations will lead to more informed policies.

Tri-I Outreach Committee (TORC)

The Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) promotes public awareness and understanding of science through science outreach initiatives. By contributing to science education and mentorship in the broader community, the WCGS students, faculty and staff help to spread enthusiasm for the STEM fields among youth in the New York City area. Over 100 student and postdoctoral volunteers are coordinated through the Tri-Institutional Outreach Committee (TOrC) to conduct science outreach in the Tri-Institutional community and beyond.

WCMC Book Club (GSEC)

The Book Club meets once every 2-3 months to discuss a book, eat homemade dinner and be merry. At each meeting, a couple of attendees get to nominate the next book, which is voted on by the group. Books are not limited by type or genre, so it's a great opportunity to read an interesting variety, and of course a great opportunity to read for fun, a rare concept sometimes in grad school!

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