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2014 First Award Fellowship Program with NSBRI

Kate Stuart
May 5, 2014
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The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is currently soliciting proposals for the 2014 First Award Fellowship Program.  NSBRI leads a national effort to conduct the integrated, critical path, biomedical research necessary to support long-term human presence, development and exploration of space and enhances life on Earth by applying the resulting advances in human knowledge and technology.   

2014 Career Handbook from Science Careers and AAAS

Kate Stuart
May 5, 2014
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The "2014 Career Handbook, Advice and Opportunities for Scientists" through ScienceCareers and AAAS is now available for viewing and reading online.  http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/CareerHandbook_... The goal of the booklet is to bring you useful, relevant information to help you navigate the job search process and manage your development in a way that leads you to a truly rewarding career.

Phoebe S. Leboy Public Policy Fellowship

Kate Stuart
April 30, 2014
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The Phoebe S. Leboy Public Policy Fellowship was launched in the spring of 2010 in conjunction with the organization’s 40th Anniversary.  One Fellow is selected bi-annually to work in Washington, D.C., as a full-time team member of the AWIS National Office and presents an exceptional opportunity for hands-on advocacy experience. 

AAAS Webinar: "Building Your First Lab"

Kate Stuart
April 27, 2014
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Running a lab is the ultimate goal for many early-career scientists, but building a lab that will eventually produce research is often a difficult process. Laboratories come with a host of financial needs and responsibilities. While lab apprenticeships provide training, and mentors offer invaluable advice, there are likely to remain gaps in your lab startup knowledge. 

Tennessee Science Standards Development Team Opportunity

Kate Stuart
April 24, 2014
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Tennessee Science Standards Development Team Opportunity The State Board of Education formed a committee to evaluate the current science standards in Tennessee and propose a direction for future standards. This committee concluded the first phase of work and directed the department to propose a set of revised Tennessee standards for science education. If adopted, new Tennessee science standards would go into effect during the 2016-17 school year. 

FDA Commissioners's Fellowship Program 2014

Kate Stuart
April 24, 2014
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FDA invites outstanding healthcare professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to its two-year Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist. Class of 2014 Application Process Key Dates Application period for the CFP Class of 2014: 

Bard College’s Citizen Science Program

Kate Stuart
April 24, 2014
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Bard College’s Citizen Science Program is a science literacy program required of all first year students, regardless of intended major.  Held in January, this short, intense academic program introduces our students to scientific thinking by engaging them in problem-based learning computing, laboratory and classroom experiences. We are currently accepting applications from excellent scientists who are interested in undergraduate education.

ACS Science Policy Fellowship

Kate Stuart
April 24, 2014
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The ACS Science Policy Fellowship Program places one fellow in the ACS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) for one to two years. The fellow works with experienced OPA staff to provide information to policy-makers on the role of science in public policy, advance specific recommendations on issues affecting the chemical enterprise, and inform and involve ACS members in the policy process.

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Certificate in College Teaching

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
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The purpose of the Certificate in College Teaching, co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and the Graduate School, is to assist graduate students and post doctoral fellows who wish to gain a clearer, deeper, more active approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The certificate focuses on the research on how people learn and best teaching practices, and supports the university’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: SoTL Scholars Program

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
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The SoTL Scholars Program introduces participants to the principles and practices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, an international, multidisciplinary field of disciplinary specialists studying student learning. SoTL is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly lens—the curiosity, the inquiry, the rigor, the disciplinary variety—to what happens in the classroom. SoTL asks expert disciplinary researchers to apply and extend those skills into the classroom.

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching: Blended & Online Learning Design (BOLD) Fellows

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
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The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertise in developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module for a blended course, or a unit within a MOOC.

AAAS webinar, "Thinking Outside the Lab: Finding a Fulfilling Non-research Career"

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
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The streaming version of the AAAS popular webinar, "Thinking Outside the Lab: Finding a Fulfilling Non-research Career," is now available on-demand on MemberCentral. This hour-long seminar answers members' questions such as, "Do I really need a Ph.D. to go into research?" "How do I get a foothold in a policy career?" and "What makes a good science writer?"



Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) "Virtual Panel" for Finalists

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
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The PMF Advisory Council at the State Department and USAID is hosting a Google+ Hangout for 2014 PMF finalists on Wednesday, April 23, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST.  This "virtual panel" will include a diverse group of past and present State/USAID PMFs to provide Finalists with perspectives on common questions about getting a job at State, life as a PMF at State, etc.

D.C. Internship with Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations

Kate Stuart
April 15, 2014
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Vanderbilt University’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Federal Relations is seeking an enthusiastic Vanderbilt University student interested in higher education and science public policy for a summer internship. This internship will provide you with a firsthand look at the federal policymaking process and the role that advocates play in influencing public policy.

Join the 2014-2015 PhD Career Connections Committee!

Kate Stuart
April 11, 2014
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If you're interested in being a part of the BRET Office of Career Development PhD Career Connections planning committee, now is the time to volunteer! Choose topics, plan events, and invite and coordinate speakers for the 2014-2015 PhD Career Connections series. For more information and to be a part of this team, contact Kate Stuart at kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu. The first meeting will be held in mid-June.

Summer 2014 CIRTL Courses

Kate Stuart
April 8, 2014
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The CIRTL Network -- the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning -- is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. They will be offering summer courses for online learning.  SUMMER 2014 COURSES

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