The College Volunteer Leadership Council (CVLC) for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CPMS) met at BYU this past weekend (March 18-19) to share ideas on how to raise the already excellent educational standards of the college.
The CVLC is comprised of distinguished friends and alumni who willingly give their time and resources to the college. This weekend, they combined their professional expertise in order to brainstorm ways of increasing professional networking, improving student job placement, and creating a student-mentoring program, among other things.
The group also saw firsthand how their support can open opportunities for CPMS students. Jared Fisher and Bradley Ferguson, students in the Department of Statistics, presented the undergraduate research they were able to perform thanks to the support of donors.
After a full day of productive meetings, the college hosted a relaxing dinner in the Hinckley Center’s banquet hall to show its appreciation for the dedicated service of the CVLC. At the dinner, the council members were able to watch a video produced by the BYU Department of Communications on “Women in Science,” which highlighted faculty and students from CPMS.
Many CVLC members stayed to attend the annual Student Research Conference on Saturday, March 19 in which students presented their research projects in a professional setting. Some members even served as session chairs. Serving in this role, they were able to closely observe some of the brilliant minds they are working to support.