Every year, researchers from across the department travel to an off-site location for a few days to share their science, meet old and new colleagues, and have some fun. Over the years, we've traveled to different locations, including Cape Cod (MA), Newport (RI), and Waterville Valley (NH). Most recently, we've been heading to Falmouth, Cape Cod where we get to enjoy sun and sand. On the science side, grad students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty present their latest results and exchange ideas through short talks, flash talks, and poster sessions. On the social side, we create networking and mentoring opportunities, and we have some seasonal fun (like pumpkin carving and costume contests!)

The 2024 Retreat will take place at the Sea Crest in Cape Cod from October 15-16.