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Second meeting:
Club structure, goals, plans
Hasan Alhaddad, PhD
HAGenetics.org
Sheno Bensawy ☺
1. What went on the first meeting?
2. Lessons from history
3. Long-term goals
4. Short term goals
5. Gener...
First meeting – Rules!
1.  Focus on science and education
2.  No involvement with administrative work
3.  No show-off
4.  ...
Attendees of the first meeting
Thanks
Huda Alaskar
Zainab Dashti
Fatm Ahmed hejazi
Arwa Ayman Afana
Ali Aashour Husain
Abd...
Lessons from history
HAGenetics.org
Lessons from history
HAGenetics.org
Long-term goals
1. Transform the club into a scientific society that
serves a vibrant scientific community.
2. Inform olde...
Short-term goals
1. Help students academically.
2. Provide students with a medium to gain experience in
organizing and car...
General objectives and activities
HAGenetics.org
1.  Organize and attend seminars.
2.  Organize and attend journal clubs.
...
General objectives and activities
HAGenetics.org
•  How can we bring to life these
objective and activities?
•  Where do w...
Calendar
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1.  A preplanned and defined calendar should be the anchor of
the activities of KUB Club.
2.  The ...
Topics for KUB club calendar
The topics for each week in KUB club calendar should be
general and unifies all five programs...
Club structure
HAGenetics.org
YOU team
ROAD team
A team C team
ROAD team
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1. ROAD team is the Representation, Organization,
Assessment, and Development team (ROAD team).
2...
ROAD team
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4.  It is the duty of this team to organize the club and
ensure that every activity is carried ou...
ROAD team
HAGenetics.org
Senior team leader
Junior team leader
Director of records and statistics
Director of finances
Dir...
A team
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1.  The A team is the Action team.
2.  This team is responsible for conducting the overall
activitie...
A team
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Team Leader
Instagram manager
Twitter manager
FaceBook manager
Blog/Website manager
Events manager 1...
C team
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1. The C team is the Creativity team.
2.  This team is the think tank of the club.
3. Its main purpo...
C team
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Member from Biochemistry
Member from Microbiology
Member from Molecular Biology
Member from Plant Sc...
YOU team
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1. YOU team is you team !.
2. This is the most important team in KUB club.
3. As the name implies ...
YOU team
HAGenetics.org
YOU
YOU team responsibilities
HAGenetics.org
1.  Participating as much as you can in the club’s activities.
2.  Following the ...
YOU team responsibilities
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8.  Participating in journal and book clubs.
9.  Sharing your love for science an...
YOU team responsibilities
HAGenetics.org
11. Contributing designs and artwork to the club.
12. Submitting your Thoughts, C...
To be done immediately
HAGenetics.org
1.  Select the representatives of each team.
2.  Change the name of the club to an e...
To be done immediately
HAGenetics.org
6.  Design bins for the teams. Design a large number of YOU
team bins. Everybody sho...
Election/Selection – ROAD team
HAGenetics.org
Senior team leader
Junior team leader
Director of records and statistics
Dir...
Election/Selection – A team
HAGenetics.org
Team Leader
Instagram manager
Twitter manager
FaceBook manager
Blog/Website man...
Election/Selection – C team
HAGenetics.org
Member from Biochemistry
Member from Microbiology
Member from Molecular Biology...
Election/Selection – YOU team
HAGenetics.org
ARE
YOU
IN?
My job is done. Now yours
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  1. 1. Second meeting: Club structure, goals, plans Hasan Alhaddad, PhD HAGenetics.org
  2. 2. Sheno Bensawy ☺ 1. What went on the first meeting? 2. Lessons from history 3. Long-term goals 4. Short term goals 5. General objectives and activities 6. Calendar 7. Club structure: 1.  ROAD team 2.  A team 3.  C team 4.  YOU team 8. To be done immediately 9. Election! HAGenetics.org
  3. 3. First meeting – Rules! 1.  Focus on science and education 2.  No involvement with administrative work 3.  No show-off 4.  Collaboration not competition 5.  Have fun! 6.  Objectives and goals 7.  Involve all programs 8.  Organize 9.  Schoolwork HAGenetics.org
  4. 4. Attendees of the first meeting Thanks Huda Alaskar Zainab Dashti Fatm Ahmed hejazi Arwa Ayman Afana Ali Aashour Husain Abdullah AlawamAbbas Adel Raram Fajer Ahmed Alghamdi Sakina Haider Behbahani Mariam Hatim Nassar Maha Faisal Alkharji Nada Meshal Alghareeb Tasneem Emad Maraqa Fatma Hamdan Alresheedi Amnah Fadel Alali Fay Faisal Alhajri Amal Mahmoud Dashti Fahad Alinzy HAGenetics.org
  5. 5. Lessons from history HAGenetics.org
  6. 6. Lessons from history HAGenetics.org
  7. 7. Long-term goals 1. Transform the club into a scientific society that serves a vibrant scientific community. 2. Inform older generations of the public about biological concepts and inspire younger generations to study biological sciences. Members of KUB club can later add more long- term goals HAGenetics.org
  8. 8. Short-term goals 1. Help students academically. 2. Provide students with a medium to gain experience in organizing and carrying out activities. 3. Provide students with a medium to learn and share biology. 4. Cleanse the scientific atmosphere in KU from the poisonous and artificial divisions between biology programs within the biology department. Members of KUB club can later add more short-term goals HAGenetics.org
  9. 9. General objectives and activities HAGenetics.org 1.  Organize and attend seminars. 2.  Organize and attend journal clubs. 3.  Organize frequent competitions: poetry, songs, art etc. 4.  Organize book clubs. 5.  Organize workshops. 6.  Organize personal development seminars. 7.  Establish KUB Club store: t-shirts, books etc. 8.  Help and guide students with academic work. 9.  Make better use of social media outlets. Instagram, twitter, blog etc (use hash tags that define the club example #KUB_Club and week activity #Kuwait_flora).
  10. 10. General objectives and activities HAGenetics.org •  How can we bring to life these objective and activities? •  Where do we start? •  How do we to start? •  When do we start?
  11. 11. Calendar HAGenetics.org 1.  A preplanned and defined calendar should be the anchor of the activities of KUB Club. 2.  The academic calendar gets designed by dividing the entire year into weeks (this includes summer and holidays) and assigns each week a topic. 3.  The topics should be unifying the 5 programs and thus should be general and based on biological concept or general academic concepts. 4.  Select activities that fit the theme of the week concept (seminar about the topic etc.)
  12. 12. Topics for KUB club calendar The topics for each week in KUB club calendar should be general and unifies all five programs within the department. The cell Taxonomy Reproduction Phylogeny Genetics Ecosystem Biological relationships: competition, mutualism, parasitism etc. Model organisms Evolution Bioinformatics Developmental biology Life cycle Proteins Kuwait flora Kuwait Fauna Desert ecosystem Marine ecosystem Immunology Population biology Cell cycle DNA Disease biologyChemical structure Population genetics Giants of biology KU research KISR research Professors Say Students Say Personal development Teaching styles Learning styles Studying styles Biology department week: courses, programs etc. Biology department staff week Biology department faculty week Biology department student week Stem cells Nutrition Forensics HAGenetics.org
  13. 13. Club structure HAGenetics.org YOU team ROAD team A team C team
  14. 14. ROAD team HAGenetics.org 1. ROAD team is the Representation, Organization, Assessment, and Development team (ROAD team). 2. As the name of the team indicates, this team is the official representative of the club and its members. 3. The names of the five members of this team will be submitted to the university’s administration.
  15. 15. ROAD team HAGenetics.org 4.  It is the duty of this team to organize the club and ensure that every activity is carried out according to the goals and objectives. 5.  The team should meet frequently to assess the performance of the club. 6.  Lastly, it is the team responsibility to develop strategies to achieve the club’s goals.
  16. 16. ROAD team HAGenetics.org Senior team leader Junior team leader Director of records and statistics Director of finances Director of student affairs
  17. 17. A team HAGenetics.org 1.  The A team is the Action team. 2.  This team is responsible for conducting the overall activities of the club. 3.  This team has unlimited number of members. 4.  The number of members depends on the number of activities conducted.
  18. 18. A team HAGenetics.org Team Leader Instagram manager Twitter manager FaceBook manager Blog/Website manager Events manager 1 Events manager 2
  19. 19. C team HAGenetics.org 1. The C team is the Creativity team. 2.  This team is the think tank of the club. 3. Its main purpose to come up with ideas to help the other teams. 4. One of the members will be the leader of this team. 5. This team would be composed of five members.
  20. 20. C team HAGenetics.org Member from Biochemistry Member from Microbiology Member from Molecular Biology Member from Plant Science Member from Zoology
  21. 21. YOU team HAGenetics.org 1. YOU team is you team !. 2. This is the most important team in KUB club. 3. As the name implies this is your team. Yes, a team composed of you and acts for you. 4. As a result, everybody is a member of this team including the members of the other teams.
  22. 22. YOU team HAGenetics.org YOU
  23. 23. YOU team responsibilities HAGenetics.org 1.  Participating as much as you can in the club’s activities. 2.  Following the club’s accounts on twitter, instagram, facebook. 3.  Visiting the club’s blog once in a while. 4.  Leaving a comment at posts made by the (A) team in (facebook, instagram, blog etc.). 5.  Re-tweeting and favorite-ing the tweets of the club’s account. 6.  Like instagram posts and mention your friends. 7.  Attending events such as seminars, workshops, trips, movies etc.
  24. 24. YOU team responsibilities HAGenetics.org 8.  Participating in journal and book clubs. 9.  Sharing your love for science and biology with the club members by using a unified simple hash-tag (#KUBclub) on your own posts and tweets. This will enable other members to see your personal contribution as well as enable the (A) team to repost your post on the club’s account and mentioning you. That will allow you a moment of fame if you are looking for it. 10. Encouraging your social circles (friends and family) especially the young ones to follow the club’s activities and accounts.
  25. 25. YOU team responsibilities HAGenetics.org 11. Contributing designs and artwork to the club. 12. Submitting your Thoughts, Concerns, Complains (TCCs), and suggestions to the ROAD team. 13. Being proud to study biology and a happy member of the club. 14. Studying hard to be a good scientist.
  26. 26. To be done immediately HAGenetics.org 1.  Select the representatives of each team. 2.  Change the name of the club to an easier and a catchy name. Hasan suggests using Kuwait University Biology Club (KUB Club). This name is short, rhymes, and is easy to remember and use for social media purposes. 3.  Use the name of the club as a hash-tag that unifies all of the clubs social media activities. 4.  Finalize a calendar with each week devoted for a specific concept or topic. 5.  Set a competition to design a simple logo for the club.
  27. 27. To be done immediately HAGenetics.org 6.  Design bins for the teams. Design a large number of YOU team bins. Everybody should get this bin if they like. 7.  Need to get finances log file and receipt book. 8.  Establish ways of communication between the members of each team and between teams. 9.  The plans put for the club are more important at this stage than the activities. 10. Focus should be on the development of a strong plan and understanding the responsibilities of each team.
  28. 28. Election/Selection – ROAD team HAGenetics.org Senior team leader Junior team leader Director of records and statistics Director of finances Director of student affairs
  29. 29. Election/Selection – A team HAGenetics.org Team Leader Instagram manager Twitter manager FaceBook manager Blog/Website manager Events manager 1 Events manager 2
  30. 30. Election/Selection – C team HAGenetics.org Member from Biochemistry Member from Microbiology Member from Molecular Biology Member from Plant Science Member from Zoology
  31. 31. Election/Selection – YOU team HAGenetics.org ARE YOU IN?
  32. 32. My job is done. Now yours HAGenetics.org

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