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AAU Vice President for Policy Toby Smith to talk, Nov 6

Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities, will present a talk on U.S. science policy including a discussion of the historical origins of government support for the U.S. scientific enterprise.  He will also talk about the current political and fiscal climate, its impacts on science and policy, and how scientists and engineers can effectively advocate for science in the polarized political environment that exists both in Washington D.C. and throughout the country.

Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in social media as a way to engage public audiences, and appreciation for public engagement approaches.

Neuroscience Extravaganza THIS FRIDAY, October 20th, from 2-7 pm

Angela Zito
October 18, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The first Neuroscience Extravaganza, organized by the Middle TN chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, happens THIS FRIDAY, October 20th, from 2-7 pm at Light Hall room 208. Join us for a fun afternoon custom-made for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in brain research. All faculty are of course most welcome too!

Apply now for Nov 6 workshop on STEM Policy & Advocacy featuring AAAS and Toby Smith of the AAU

STEM Policy & Advocacy: Making Your Voice Heard Monday, November 6, 2017 10:45-5:30 PM  Vanderbilt University Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities "Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS)

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum, Dr. Jacob Corn speaking

Kate Stuart
September 13, 2017
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Dr. Jacob Corn, Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute and a leader of the CRISPR/Cas9 revolution will speak as part of the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum.  Also on deck for the day are plenary and breakout talks by more than 25 local investigators across the spectrum of translational research who have recently won major federal funding. Join us on Friday, October 13.

From CV to Resume via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

From CV to Resume (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Wed, Sept 13 4:00 - 5:00 pm 100 Alumni Hall (Lounge) Registration encouraged: https://goo.gl/forms/qx3oHLMGDHQnpxN22 Using actual resumes from actual employed people with advanced degrees, we'll go over the basics. If you're exploring positions in business, non-profits, government or industry, you'll need to create a resume from your academic CV. Presented by Ruth Schemmer, Asst Dean for Career Development.

Academic Job Search via Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

Academic Job Search (for Graduate Students and Postdocs) Thurs, Sept 21 4:00 - 5:30 pm 201 Alumni Hall Registration encouraged:  https://goo.gl/forms/uxX5r3Sz8A1XHKsB3 Fall is the season for the academic job market. Whether you are applying for assistant professor positions or postdoctoral fellowships this year or are planning ahead for the future, this will help you know what to expect. We'll go over the documents you'll need, with plenty of time to answer your questions.

Making the Most of the Career Fair via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
September 11, 2017

Career fairs are one tool in the job-seeker's bag. When attending one, you'll want to make a good impression on any employer representatives you meet! We'll discuss proper etiquette, and familiarize you with the career fair setting. This year, the University Career Fair is a combined event, open to all majors and all degree levels (Sept 19, Rec Center, 4-7 pm). Presented by Ruth Schemmer, Asst Dean for Career Development.

Being Crash Davis Ain't So Bad: Physics and Astronomy Career Development Colloquium

Kate Stuart
September 6, 2017
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This week’s Physics and Astronomy Colloquium is on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 4:00 PM, in Stevenson Center 4327*.                  *Reception at 3:30 PM | Stevenson Center 6333 Speaker information and topic below: Jonathan McMurry (Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University) Being Crash Davis Ain’t So Bad: Life in the Science Minor Leagues 

Writing a Teaching Statement/Philosophy via Center for Teaching

Kate Stuart
August 28, 2017

In this workshop, the Center for Teaching will address best practices for writing a teaching statement/philosophy for the academic job market. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome.

Seminar: Making BioVU Work for You

Kate Stuart
August 18, 2017
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Oh, the things you (may not know you can) do with BioVU!  Let Dr. Celestial Jones-Paris and Angelica Soto-Freita of VICTR tell you how to make the most of this awesome resource for your research.  Learn why you might want to use this repository and the nuts and bolts of how to get your application submitted and approved.  Bring your questions! Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:00 PM • 206 Preston Research Building • Lunch

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