Posts tagged Communication Skills

The Lasker Foundation 2017 Essay Contest

Kate Stuart
February 8, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.  

Negotiation Workshop

Kate Stuart
December 21, 2016

Join us for the Negotiation Workshop led by Elliott Kruse, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Dr. Kruse will talk about critical concepts to use in your daily life, for negotiations big and small. You will hear about the research behind effective negotiation and learn practical tactics to help in almost any negotiation scenario. In the latter part of the workshop, participants will engage in a case study of a job offer negotiation to learn how to effectively manage a conversation about salary, benefits, etc, that accompanies a job offer.

CIRTL's spring courses include research mentor training, academic search help and more

Kate Stuart
December 20, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The CIRTL Network is providing several online courses this spring. Check them out! Teaching-as-Research On Mondays from January 30 to April 3. Weekly online meetings at 11AM-12:30PM ET/10-11:30AM CT/9-11:30AM MT/8-9:30AM PT This course will help students develop a full Teaching-as-Research proposal and will be poised to conduct their research in the summer or fall of 2017. Available for 1 optional credit. Open to 30 students.

ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing, Spring 2017

Kate Stuart
December 14, 2016

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

Adventure Science Center's TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science Technology Engineering and Research) Seeking STEM Women Presenters

Ashley Brady
November 15, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Adventure Science Center is seeking presententer for their annual TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science Technology Engineering and Research) event.  TWISTER is a daylong professional conference for high school girls, presented by women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions. During a 55-minute session, presenters share details about their careers, answer questions, help steer participants to the right educational pathway, and give a little taste of daily life in the workplace with a hands-on activity. 

Check out the Young Scientist Seminars on iBiology

Kate Stuart
November 2, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology.  

Young Scientist call for Reviewers in 2017

Kate Stuart
October 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Young Scientist is an interdisciplinary research journal published by Vanderbilt, highlighting research conducted by high school students in Vanderbilt laboratories. The journal will host twenty research articles annually. The articles will be no more than three pages in length including a maximum of three figures while supplementary material will be made available at an online website. We therefore expect the burden for reviewers to be limited. As the manuscript must be understandable to the educated public, it is acceptable and even encouraged if the reviewer is outside of the primary field of research discussed in the manuscript.

NIH to Hold Online Briefings on the Peer Review Process for Fellowship Applicants

Kim Petrie
October 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The NIH September 28 published a notice announcing three online video briefings the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host in the coming weeks for NIH grant applicants, their mentors, and reviewers. The first two briefings (November 2 and December 1) will provide fellowship and R01 grant applicants key information to navigate the NIH peer review process. The third briefing (December 2) will focus on proposing and reviewing basic research.

STEM Pedagogy Club welcomes Dr. Kelli Kazmier

Kate Stuart
September 29, 2016

The STEM Pedagogy Journal Club first journal club meeting this semester will be on Thursday, Oct. 13th from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be joined by Dr. Kelli Kazmier, a Vanderbilt alum and assistant professor at Hillsdale College. Our topic will be quiet students, and you can read more on the subject here: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Whats-the-Problem-With-Quiet/124258/  No previous experience needed, and we welcome all interested students!

Find Your Voice: How to Write an Op-Ed, an interactive workshop

Scientists have opinions that the world could benefit from hearing. This workshop will give you the tools to combine your experience and expertise with clear and compelling writing to craft an op-ed with the potential to influence readers and impact public policy.

ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2016

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

The Writing Studio is looking for Graduate Students!

Kate Stuart
May 22, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Writing Studio has received funding to hire additional graduate writing consultants and writing fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Consultants and fellows hold one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate writers, and facilitate workshops in undergraduate classrooms.  Additionally, fellows facilitate writing groups and organize educational programs.  Starting salary for consultants is$13.00 per hour.  Fellows work no fewer than 15 hours per week and receive $25,000 annual stipend.

Dissertation Writers' Retreat

Kate Stuart
May 2, 2016

The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats are meant to provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere.  We couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops meant to focus writers on their argumentation, chapter structure, and daily writing goals. Lunch will be provided each day, courtesy of the Graduate School.

Volunteer Writing Opportunity: Vanderbilt Diabetes Center

Ashley Brady
April 25, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center is developing a quarterly e-newsletter that focuses on research efforts of Vanderbilt researchers. The goal of the newsletter is to inform others about the ongoing and published research at Vanderbilt (mostly interviews from authors of recently published manuscripts) along with profiling faculty and lab researchers (both newly recruited and senior).

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