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Mon 8 Aug 2022 8:30PM

Re-opening party

D Danny Public Seen by 50

For those on the community@biotechwithoutborders.org list as well as in the member's subgroup there have been a handful of invitations to see the new lab and partake in pizza. However, we haven't gathered with a larger group of folks from around the city. Obviously the SARS-CoV-2 levels have played a role in this hesitancy to gather. While levels are still high I'd like to start thinking about an event in September where we can hopefully have a proper opening party.

Additionally, the summer interns have been working with the materials we have on hand (and with some donated materials) to express a polymerase to use in defined PCR reactions for programming or for member projects. We've discussed a final presentation to our community about their work and this would also be a nice thing to gather for.

This thread is to discuss ideas for such and event. Sorry for those not in NYC for a potentially irrelevant communication (you should be able to unsubscribe from this thread to prevent being overrun with posts, to anybody posting a poll please send to only those in the thread not the whole group). However you are welcome to also submit your input and advocate for a remote experience (which may be more robust to factors that would limit in person interaction).

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Poll Created Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Setting a date for an large gathering for opening Closed Sun 14 Aug 2022 3:00AM

Outcome
by Danny Mon 15 Aug 2022 1:11PM

The majority of respondents are available on the 16th so we'll plan to meet then.

I created a meeting on our public google calendar so we have access to a video chat room:

Open Lab Gathering

Friday, September 16 · 6:00 – 8:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ezx-ionj-afy

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 413-453-0950‬ PIN: ‪205 429 006‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/ezx-ionj-afy?pin=4721392929123

Further promotions will be done as we draw closer to the the date.

I'm looking to get a sense of what times folks could attend a get together at the lab to celebrate our opening. For those out of town but who are voting please leave a note in the "reason" section indicating how you imagine the event being extended online.

At the moment I imagine the event being a sort of open house to bring people together to visit the lab, leave sticky notes on parts of the lab people like or want to expand, leave feedback about potential directions for the lab, and hear the summer interns speak about their research. I'm open to other suggestions as well. The thread this poll is housed in will be used to gather suggestions and make decisions (if necessary).

Results

UTC Votes D Z AA A ID OO SJ GL J RR YF SG X JS
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM
9.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sat 17 Sep 2022  5:00PM
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sat 17 Sep 2022  7:00PM
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 of 63 people have voted (22%)

A

adrian Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

Remotely it would be a slightly better option for me.

OO

Obi OBrien Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

prefer a remote/dial in option as well

SJ

Sana Jalili Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

Prefer Virtual Meet also, a glimpse of the lab!

Best Regards

GL

gil lopez Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

I’ll be out of town all of September

YF

Yuriy Fazylov Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

I've seen the lab already but it would be interesting to see most of you in the space as well. The reason I voted for 3 pm instead of earlier is, Saturday all transport runs local. I don't want to be late to the event.

My suggestion would be to have an offer for community projects on the spot.

SG

Sneha Ganguly Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

Free Friday evening but not Saturday afternoon

X

Xavier Tue 9 Aug 2022 7:14PM

Sat 17 Sep 2022 7:00PM
Sat 17 Sep 2022 5:00PM
Fri 16 Sep 2022 10:00PM

As an online extension: The first and third option are a lot more accessible on my side. I second the lab glimpse