Current EMPOWER students and faculty welcomed ten new trainees on August 30th 2019. Fall orientation for EMPOWER’s final (and largest) cohort took place in Falk 335 and was led by new PI and Program Director, Charles Driscoll and co-PI, Christa Kelleher. Current and new trainees were paired for an introduction exercise to help everyone get to know each other. Program elements were explained and then speaker panels (led by current trainees) were held so our newest members could understand how they might fulfill the professional development, science communication and internship requirements. Dan Olson-Bang from the Graduate Career Development Office joined us to highlight available services from their office and take questions. The afternoon concluded with a reception in the EMPOWER suite that included food, drink and bingo! Welcome New Trainees!