Posts in Announcements

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

Kim Petrie
October 17, 2016
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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.

AAAS Annual Meeting, info plus call for Student Session Aides

Kate Stuart
October 6, 2016
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The AAAS Annual Meeting will be held in Boston on February 16-20, 2017. The meeting provides many opportunities for attendees to network, share their research, and discuss recent developments in science and technology with thousands of scientists, journalists, and policymakers. The theme for the 2017 meeting is Serving Society Through Science Policy.   Please share this information with students, colleagues, and other individuals who may be interested in the following opportunities.  

Great Teaching in the US web series via CIRTL

Kate Stuart
October 5, 2016
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This year our Teaching in the US event series, designed to help international TAs acclimate to the US higher education system, launches on Monday, October 10 with a session on peer-to-peer learning. You can find the full 2016-2017 schedule for Teaching in the US within the post.

Center for Teaching Graduate Student Workshop: Assessment, Implicit Bias, and the Impact on Student Learning

Kate Stuart
October 4, 2016
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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnC4FSwthl7AHyLviTifRhX63bVBWhFTUHFbpIHD7m2ySHYA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Implicit bias, in its simplest form, describes prejudicial judgment that affects social behavior. Despite its relatively unconscious nature, it is still possible to identify specific attitudes that reflect our predispositions toward socially marginalized groups. In this workshop, we will discuss the ways in which implicit bias, when left unchecked, can adversely affect our teaching and the outcomes of student assessments. Participants will collaborate with one another to formulate best practices for detecting implicit bias and adopting fair assessment measures.

Hanna H Gray Fellow Program seeks to increase diversity

Kate Stuart
September 23, 2016
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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
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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.

Be part of the Tiered Mentoring Program!

Kate Stuart
September 21, 2016
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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
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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.

Dissertation Writers Retreat, all grad students welcome to register!

Kate Stuart
September 15, 2016
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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
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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
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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.

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