The Purpose of the BGSO is to 1. Serve as a voice for the bioinformatics graduate students to help better future classes and the Master’s program as a whole. 2. Create a networking platform across the entirety of the Bioinformatics Department, including mentoring undergraduates, staying connected to current and previous graduate students, and finding research opportunities among faculty members. 3. Increase awareness of the Bioinformatics Programs available at Virginia Commonwealth University to current and future students.