Posts tagged Skill Development

Teaching as Research and Tiered Mentoring Program via CIRTL

Kate Stuart
May 5, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is looking for participants in its Teaching as Research (TAR) program and its Tiered Mentoring Program. The TAR program is where future faculty (graduate students and postdocs) perform activities designed to improve their teaching skills and expose them to evidence-based teaching and learning. The Tiered Mentoring Program focuses on helping participants navigate issues of identity and authority in a variety of teaching contexts, including classroom instruction and one-on-one mentoring in the lab or office. 

AAAS 2015 Student Essay Competition, Science and Human Rights Coalition

Kate Stuart
April 29, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Essay Competition. This essay competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions. Students may write on any topic at the intersection of science and/or technology with human rights.

Webinar on Time Management and Productivity with Jeremy Payne

Kate Stuart
April 19, 2015

Join International Director of Forum Resources Jeremy Payne, Ed.D. of Young Presidents’ Organization for this FREE 45-minute webinar covering “Time Management and Productivity.” Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Jeremy will break down common workplace productivity myths, provide actionable tools to tame your inbox, and share easy to implement tips for bringing efficiency to your daily calendar. Wednesday, April 22 12:00-12:45pm CST

Writing Your Federal Resume: a Virtual Presentation

Kate Stuart
April 14, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Writing Your Federal Resume: This FREE virtual presentation will explain each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job.  The presentation will highlight a 3 part process to assist applicants in writing their Federal resume.  Attendees will be shown a real JOA and walked through a process that helps them review the JOA to determine qualifications and interest, identify the important requirements and then they will be taught ho

Learn Coding: courses and schools in Nashville

Kate Stuart
April 13, 2015

The BRET Office of Career Development does not endorse these opportunities, nor do we know the effectiveness of the programs. That said, here are a few options to learn more with your interest coding.    The Iron Yard (Nashville) The Iron Yard works directly with Launch Tennessee to bring tech education to the already-robust ecosystem they have built for startups.   Nashville Software School (Nashville)

Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotech Program

Kate Stuart
March 20, 2015
Posted in Announcements

What is SMDP Biotech? The one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with industry mentors who work at biotech companies. With their mentors, Scholars attend a 6-day training session to learn about career opportunities in the biotech industry and receive career development coaching.  They also attend a major biotech industry convention. Who may apply?

Grant Pacing Workshop Opportunity for October K and R01 Awards

Kate Stuart
February 25, 2015

Are you planning a K or R01 award submission for October 2015? Do you want to learn more about pacing yourself smoothly to completion of your application? Join us for a practical series of workshops and peer accountability meetings designed to help you prepare the best possible grant. Break it Down to Build it Better consists of two workshops: a half-day session followed by an all-day workshop. Both sessions involve pre-work. During workshops you will have many opportunities to ask questions, troubleshoot problems, and work on your upcoming submission.  

Call for Graduate Applications - Writing Studio

Kim Petrie
January 29, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Vanderbilt Writing Studio is now in the process of hiring Graduate Writing Consultants, the Arts & Science Graduate Writing Fellow, and the Peabody Graduate Writing Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. Writing Consultants primarily hold one-to-one consultation sessions with graduate and undergraduate writers, but also have opportunities to facilitate workshops, writing groups, and other events. The position pays $13.00/per hour. Graduate Consultants work no fewer than 5 hours per week, and may work as many as 15 hours per week if their other departmental duties allow.

Become a better communicator: Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Series!

Kim Petrie
January 15, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Are you a young scientist? Would you like to share the results of your biology research with an international audience? Are you interested in becoming a better communicator? Apply for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminar Series by February 1st, 2015! If you are a Ph.D. candidate or postdoctoral researcher in biological sciences, this competition offers a unique opportunity to develop your effective communication skills.

"Tips for a Winning Research Proposal," from Tomorrow's Professor

Kate Stuart
November 26, 2014

"Experts suggest ways to gain favor with funding agencies. The numbers look scary. Of the 48,999 research proposals it received in fiscal year 2013, the National Science Foundation funded just 10,829, or 22 percent. At the National Institutes of Health, the "success rate" was less than 17 percent. For new faculty members making their first try as a principal investigator (PI), things were more intimidating. At NSF, 17 percent of these proposals got funded; at NIH, fewer than 10 percent.

CIRTL Network Spring 2015 opportunities

Kate Stuart
November 19, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Learn more from the webinars and other virtual events provided by the CIRTL Network. CIRTL stands for Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning.  http://www.cirtl.net/index.php?q=events    CIRTL courses are an opportunity to engage in an interactive and synchronous or hybrid online learning experience with other students and instructors from across the CIRTL Network. 

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