Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Merit Requests & Current Topics

General Assembly Meeting Dates — Spring 2017

All BGSA meetings are held in BRB1412 at 6PM.

Monday, February 6th

Monday, March 6th

Monday, April 3rd

Monday, May 1st

Current Topics

  • Developing GAP Fund Allocation Guidelines
  • Gym Memberships for Graduate Students 

Fall 2016 — Spring 2017 Merit Requests 

Merit Request

Student Group



Passed (Y/N)

Cell 600 Happy Hour E.E. Just $600 Happy Hour to support/celebrate with the first year BGS students after their Cell 600 exam  Yes
Penn Social Gaming Fall Semester Funding Penn Social Gaming  $288 pays for the fall semester of Penn Social Gaming — covers food, drinks, space rental. Group provides stress relief through video & board game nights. Yes
BGS Tennis Club Fall Semester Funding BGS Tennis Club $360 Funds cover costs of renting courts & providing tennis balls for the fall semester Yes
Fall 2016 Chemical Biophysics Mini-Symposium Chemistry & Biophysics $400 Symposium focused on protein disassembly and degradation Yes
PSPG Fall Events Penn Science Policy Group $240 Kickoff event; Dr. Mann book signing; discussion groups & meetings Yes
SCRWP Fall Events Students Confronting Racism & White Privilege $250 Discussion panel; movie screening; privilege walk  Yes
Event Funding Penn Science Policy Group $100   Yes
Event Funding Penn Social Gaming $250   Yes
General Funds BGS Tennis Club $250   Yes


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