Welcome!

Welcome to the BioREFS website!

The BioREFS (Resource for Easing Friction and Stress) are here to provide MIT’s biology community with an independent resource to support, encourage, diffuse, and mediate during times of stress.

Here you’ll be able to find information about what the BioREFS do, our calendar, how to contact us and much more.

March Coffee Hour Tomorrow

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Partying late tonight? Come wake up with us tomorrow! We’ll have coffee, scones, muffins, and more to help you get back into lab.

March 18, 2014
11 am
68-181

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BioREFS social hour Monday, 4-5!

Come join us for a break to beat the Monday blues! We’ll have food, drink, and good company. It will be Monday, November 25th, 4-5 pm in 68-181. So plan your experiments wisely and don’t forget to bring your 21+ ID.
See you there!
The BioREFS

Ice Cream Social Hour!

Hey everyone!!!

Miss out last time on an ice cream sandwich or a drumstick? Well, this WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 at 4 PM in 68-180 we will be having another ice cream social with TWICE the number of everyone’s favorite chocolaty items!!! So end the summer with some free ice cream!

See you there!

December 13th Coffee Hour!

Hey Everyone!

 

Come warm up and enjoy coffee and cookies this Thursday, December 13, in 68-180 at 11 AM with the BioREFS! It’s our last event of the semester so take advantage while you can!!

 

See you there!

The BioREFS

September 24th Coffee Hour!

Hey Everyone!

 

Please join us Monday, September 24 in 68-121 at 10:30 AM for the first coffee

hour of the new year! What’s a better way to start off a Monday morning than

with free coffee and cookies?

 

See you there!

The BioREFS

July 14th Social Hour!

Beat the heat with the some cool drinks and snacks, courtesy of the BioREFS. We also have some new faces in the group some come and say hi to them.

Who? You!
When? July 14th
Where? 2nd floor conference room of the Koch Institute
Why? Because you can
How? If you need to know then ask a BioREF!

Remember you can add the event to your google calendar from our google calendar.

BioREFS are recruiting!

The BioREFS are recruiting again! Are you an MIT Biology graduate student or post-doc interested in helping support the greater MIT Biology community?

If so, please consider joining the BioREFS!

We are currently accepting applications for new members. Deadline for applications is My 15th, 5pm. Mediation training sessions will be held in June 2011 (please check the following link for the specific dates: http://studentlife.mit.edu/mediation/training).

The BioREFS are biology graduate students and post-docs who serve as an informal – yet confidential – resource for anyone affiliated with the department. Our goal is to be a confidential sounding board for anyone who needs to talk (or write). We primarily help people work through solutions for personal conflicts within labs, with advisors, or between friends, but are available as a resource for any issues affecting members of the MIT Biology community.

Requirements: An active interest in promoting a positive and supportive environment for the MIT Biology community, a one week mediation training course at MIT (provided by the BioREFS), and a commitment of approximately 5 hours a month on BioREFS-related activities.

You can download an application here “BioREFS application” and it is also available in the Biology Education office. It can be returned either by email (biorefsatmitdotedu) or in person to any one of the current BioREFS. Feel free to email us or catch one of us in the hall if you have any questions.

Please, pass on this information to anyone who you think might be interested!

We’re looking forward to reading your applications!

March Coffee Hour!

Spring is on the way! Let’s celebrate with some coffee and cookies! On Thursday, March 10 from 4-5pm the BioREFS will have free coffee and cookies in 68-180. Come and join us!

You can add this date to your google calendar on from our new calendar (under “about the BioREFS”) or by clicking on this button: