Posts tagged Skill Development

Fall 2015 CIRTL Online Offerings, including Teaching with Technology, etc

Kate Stuart
July 13, 2015
Posted in Announcements

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.  Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a STEM or SBE (social, behavioral, economic) field and from a CIRTL Network institution are given priority registration.  Fall 2015 Courses:  Teaching with Technology

ASM is hosting an Entrepreneurship Workshop, deadline Aug 20

Kate Stuart
June 25, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The American Society for Microbiology is hosting a two and half day entrepreneurship workshop for graduate students, postdoctoral and early career scientists that will provide basic information on establishing a start-up business. The Turning Your Science into a Company workshop will feature practical tips, advice, and resources from principals of leading start-up and small companies. The deadline is August 20th. Learn more here:http://bit.ly/tsc15sp.  

"Boot Camp" Clinical Research Immersion Program

Ashley Brady
June 19, 2015

Are you interested in a career in clinical research?  Want to find out more about this career path?  Sign up to participate in the Clinical Research Bootcamp offered by the Research Support Services Office at Vanderbilt The next Bootcamp session will be held:  Friday, July 24th at 8:30am-4:00pm. Registration is now open via the Education Calendar.

Software Carpentry's Course: Scientific Computing for Researchers

Kate Stuart
June 19, 2015

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Free Online Training: 20 Tips to Become a Networking Ninja

Kate Stuart
June 5, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Does the word "networking" cause you to break out in sweats? Well, this free online training may be the remedy to your perspiration problem. Discover how you can start building meaningful relationships that are beneficial to your career.  Online Training: 20 Tips to Become a Networking Ninja  Join us online on Wednesday, June 10 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT where you will learn:

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.  

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