A course for first year EEB graduate students to provide them with training in skills critical to their graduate and post-graduate professional development. Topics covered by the course include the writing of grant proposals, teaching skills, scientific communication, working with course and lab web sites, and scientific ethics.

A lecture and lab course to teach graduate students basic experimental design, exploratory data analysis (from a graphical perspective), stats from t-tests to multivariate analyses (MDS, MANOVA, PCA), and graphical theory.