The overarching purpose of the IBEST Faculty Retreat is to take stock of where we are and what we might do in the future.  No matter how, or how much, you have been involved with IBEST in the past, this is a grand opportunity for you to help shape the future.  At the retreat we will have a series of brief presentations and Q&A about new and emerging research projects (along with a dash of more established projects), hear stories about how the core facilities are used in IBEST research, discuss new large-scale funding opportunities (graduate student training, program project grants, STEM education programs, etc.), and ways we might forge new small to medium scale collaborations.  

Old timers will tell you that IBEST retreats are intellectually stimulating, enjoyable, and a great way to get an overview of all things IBEST.