Welcome to CEGSS

A Baylor Biology CMHD and EEO Graduate Student Society

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Discover our Resources

There is a lot to explore on this site, so let us give you a hand.

Learn about CEGSS

Check out our About page to learn about the group, and our History page to learn how we were founded.

We host meetings every two weeks. One is a general meeting (check out our events page for more info) and the other is either a workshop or peer review session. You can sign up for the latter here.

If you’re looking for help with something, check out our member page so you can find the right person. Or check out descriptions of our different positions.

Stay up to date on events and other going-ons at our Events page or on Facebook

View our grad school guides

The Bio Department Handbook is good for logistics on classes, qualifying exams, and defending.

The CEGSS Handbook is a general survival guide to living in Waco. It covers everything from housing to restaurants to personal care and more!

Are you looking for a certain form?

Surviving and Thriving

Are you soon-to-start or within the first weeks of starting grad school? Read the First Weeks guide.

Read the CEGSS handbook for tips and tricks of living in Waco and ways to get involved.

Remember that self-care is always important.  Take a look at our Health and Wellness Resources.

Need health insurance? Read more here.

Once you’ve started school, it can be hard to feel successful. Check out some tips here.

Feeling like you’re pinching pennies? Snag some extra cash by proctoring here.

Find Ways to get involved

Do you need help prioritizing your writing? Join a writing group!

Read the CEGSS handbook to learn more about life in and around Waco.

CEGSS offers workshops on topics helpful to grad student careers, life, and more!

get in touch

Email CEGSS with any questions or concerns at cegss@baylor.edu or send a message with our contact form.

Reserve a time for peer review at one of our meetings.

Do you have something you’d like included in the monthly Newsletter? Send it here.

Do you have a suggestion for a Speaker for a seminar or event? Let us know!

For those new to baylor

check out our guides

Click below to view our New Student and International Student Guides


Upcoming Events

October 30, 2021

CEGSS Halloween Party






Recurring Events

Oct 13, 2021

CEGSS General Meeting


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


E401 or on Zoom

(email CEGSS for Zoom link!)

Nov 3, 2021

CEGSS General Meeting


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


E401 or on Zoom

(email CEGSS for Zoom link!)

Dec 1, 2021

CEGSS General Meeting


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


E401 or on Zoom

(email CEGSS for Zoom link!)

for practice presenting your research

check out the CEGSS


Click below to learn more about the CEGSS Annual Symposium.

Cegss News

Future of Cancer Seminar on September 4

Interested in learning about the ancient roots of cancer and an evolutionary approach to understanding and treating it? Then make sure to attend the Future of Cancer seminar present by Dr. Athena Aktipis and hosted by the Baylor Department of Anthropology. The seminar...

April 5 Seminar with Dr. Matthew Baker

Come hear Dr. Matthew Baker talk about his research on socio-ecological characterizations of Baltimore's urban woodlands. Seminar starts at 3:35 pm in BSB B.110 today, April 5. Stop by ahead of time for coffee and treats at the Reception at 2:55 pm located in the 2nd...

March 29 Seminar with Dr. Dedmer van de Waal

Come hear Dr. Dedmer van de Waal talk about his research on the biological stoichiometry of cyanobacterial toxicity.  Seminar starts at 3:35 pm in BSB B.110 on March 29.  Stop by ahead of time for coffee and treats at the Reception at 2:55 pm located in the 2nd flood,...

March 22 Seminar with Dr. Wendy Olivas

Come hear Dr. Wendy Olivas talk about her research on the role of Puf proteins in mRNA decay and its connection to Parkinson's Disease.  Seminar starts at 3:35 pm in BSB B.110 on March 22.  Stop by ahead of time for coffee and treats at the Reception at 2:55...

Attend the Baylor Wellness Fair

The Baylor Department of Wellness is putting on a Wellness Fair tomorrow, March 6 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Student Union Building (SUB).  The event will include free dental screenings, vision screenings, blood pressure checks, free giveaways from different...

March 1 Biology Seminar with Dr. Susan Scwinning

Come hear Dr. Susan Scwinning talk about her research on the water relationship between trees and karst (limestone landscapes).  Seminar starts at 3:35 pm in BSB B.110 on March 1.  Stop by ahead of time at the reception at 2:55 pm in the 2nd flood A-wing elevator...

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