Asa Gray
Major in Biology

Asa Gray Biological Society (est. 1972)

Bald Mtn hike 2014

" expand and enrich the total educational experience of students majoring in or interested in biology." (Asa Gray Biological Society Charter)

The Asa Gray Biological Society is a student-run organization that fosters connections between biology students and faculty while promoting biological research and education. A very active group of students, Asa Gray students organize:

Asa Gray Seminar Series - A research oriented Seminar Series that brings in Scientists from around the country to discuss their research.

Annual Picnic - Each Autumn we spend an afternoon together grilling, talking, and playing volleyball. The picnic is a wonderful way for our new students to get to know upper-division students and faculty.
Asa Gray Picnic 2014

Outdoor Activities - Each Autumn Asa Gray students take a hike in the nearby Adirondack Mountains. In the winter, sledding trips and snowball fights make good use of the snow.

Indoor Activities - Movie nights and Sports nights are fun events to break up the studying!

Senior Class Trip - Each spring students and faculty take a weekend trip together. Trips include visits to museums, zoos, aquaria, and science centers as well as some time for independent recreation. Recent trips have been to Boston, New York, Niagara Falls Canada, and Montreal Canada.

Senior Roast - The highlight of each academic year is "The Roast" where students roast faculty and faculty roast graduating seniors. This uproarious time is the perfect break between the end of classes and the beginning of final exams.

Fund Raisers - From Pie-the-Professor to bake sales, Asa Gray students raise money to fund the activities above. Students work at the Bistro on BIO Row throughout the semester as a fundraiser.

Dr McCarthy pays for hard exams!Pie the Professor


Dr. Thomas McCarthy
Chair of Biology

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