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Hanna H Gray Fellow Program seeks to increase diversity

Kate Stuart
September 23, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this first competition, which is now open for applications.

New Tool for Building Mentor/Mentee Connections

Kate Stuart
September 22, 2016
Posted in Announcements

MyNRMN is designed for scientists at every career level. Faculty in more senior roles and established researchers can sign up as mentors. Early career faculty can serve as mentors or be mentees, depending on their needs. Undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs can elect to be peer mentors or sign up to be mentored.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (VUMC)

Kate Stuart
September 22, 2016

This position will be funded by a multi-institutional Program Project (PPG) entitled, “Multidisciplinary Approaches to HDL Structure, Assembly and Function” whose central hypothesis is that the platform high density lipoprotein protein, apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), is a conformationally dynamic scaffold that facilitates interactions among other HDL proteins and lipid remodeling factors that exert potent biological effects on the artery wall. 

Be part of the Tiered Mentoring Program!

Kate Stuart
September 21, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL (Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) is recruiting graduate students and post docs in STEM fields to participate in the Tiered Mentoring Program (TMP). CIRTL is based on three pillars: Teaching as Research (TAR), Learning Communities, and Learning-through-diversity.  Participation in TMP allows for the development of learning communities and learning-through-diversity.  TMP specifically aims to enhance the development of women and minority future faculty, but welcomes anyone interested in participating.

2016 SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Kate Stuart
September 19, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships to begin in August 2017. SESYNC emphasizes synthesis research, an approach that accelerates knowledge production by distilling or integrating existing data, ideas, theories, and methods to draw more reliable conclusions and to reveal novel areas of study.

Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship Opportunity

Kate Stuart
September 15, 2016

The Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship program aims to encourage creative and highly-trained recipients of doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematical disciplines to engage in hands-on research projects in their areas of expertise at the kind of small innovative businesses that historically have fueled the nation’s economic regime.  

Dissertation Writers Retreat, all grad students welcome to register!

Kate Stuart
September 15, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Over fall break, the Writing Studio will host a two-day dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere.  We will couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops. Lunch will be provided each day.

NSF Online panels, Inventing the Way Forward: Graduate Education for the STEM Workforce

Kate Stuart
September 15, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The National Science Foundation Division of Graduate Education will be hosting an Open House this Monday, September 19th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET). See additional details below. Please join the Division of Graduate Education for two panels and a poster session focused on:  Inventing the Way Forward: Graduate Education for the STEM Workforce Panel 1: The Big Picture: Challenges and Opportunities in Graduate Education. Six researchers funded by EHR/DGE will present their findings and perspectives.

ASPIRE Internship: Adventure Science Center TWISTER Intern

Ashley Brady
September 8, 2016
Posted in Announcements

TWISTER Internship 2016: The Adventure Science Center (ASC) is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that ignites curiosity and inspires the lifelong discovery of science. TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Research) is a daylong professional conference for high school girls, presented by women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Research) professions. Adventure Science Center’s Education Department seeks an intern to assist with planning and coordinating the TWISTER 2017 conference event to take place on February 11, 2017. The TWISTER Intern will sit on the TWISTER planning committee and play an integral role in presenter and volunteer acquisition, session planning, and data analysis.

Job Opportunity: Research Analyst, Human Capital Research Corporation, Evanston, IN

Kate Stuart
September 6, 2016

Human Capital Research Corporation (HCRC), an Evanston based research consultancy specializing in higher education enrollment, finance and market development is seeking individuals with outstanding quantitative and creative talents to join our group of analyst-consultants. Professional staff at HCRC work in a team setting in close collaboration with institutional clients on a wide variety of applied research and policy related projects. As a Research Analyst you will be responsible for executing significant analytic projects under the supervision of senior staff.  

Writers' Accountability Group, Center for Student Wellbeing

Kate Stuart
September 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Writers' Accountability Group (WAG) offers students in the graduate and professional schools an opportunity to support each other through the writing process, facilitated by a CSW coach. Members will meet approximately monthly for one hour sessions, sharing goals and accountability -- not text. Longer write-ins are scheduled periodically as well, offering participants a committed writing time and space. Meetings: 9-10am, CSW Classroom Friday, Sept 16 Friday, Nov 11 Friday, Dec 16

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth accepting instructors

Kate Stuart
September 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is beginning the process of selecting summer 2017 courses. The mission of PTY is to develop talent in gifted students and those who work with them, and we do this through offering highly accelerated courses for students as young as first grade all the way up through rising seniors in high school. Most of our classes are taught by professors and PhD students, experts who challenge and mentor these students within the framework of a summer program.

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