Inside Higher Ed Q&A with the author of a new book on career advice for faculty members and grad students. The article is HERE.
August 5-7, 2015, University of Washington, Seattle campus
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring a workshop to convene 100 graduate students from diverse domains of science and engineering and data scientists from industry and academia to discuss and collaborate on Big Data / Data Science challenges. Graduate students are invited to apply for participation by submitting by June 22, 2015 a white paper (no more than three pages in length) that describes a Big Data / Data Science challenge faced by their scientific or engineering discipline or an idea for a new tool or method addressing a Big Data / Data Science problem. Travel support is available.
Do you have a favorite example of the early, unseen research that makes today’s technologies possible? The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is speaking out in social media and blogs against efforts to gut funding for earth science and social science research. As OSTP’s Jo Handelsman notes, “People’s appreciation of game-changing new technologies frequently ignores the long, often twisting path that transforms an idea from fundamental discovery to practical application.” OSTP encourages you to share stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more with the hashtag, #BasicResearch Read more
Graduate students and postdocs in NY area: Consider becoming an Academy mentor at Dept. of Youth and Community Development summer camps during July, teaching food and nutrition science. Mentors who complete 24 hours of teaching and training will receive an Academy Mentor Teaching Credential, as well as a $1,000 stipend.
Start planning ahead: From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success takes place October 27 – December 5 at the Academy.
The Graduate School-New Brunswick is organizing a workshop, led by Rutgers faculty, on issues to consider in turning your dissertation into a book or article.
Monday, April 6
12:00 – 1:30 PM
College Ave Student Center, Rm. 411
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit NYAS Science Alliance for professional & career development opportunities for grad students and post-docs. For example:
Feb. 12: Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Cherry Murray discussing her career trajectory, sharing insights on innovation, followed by Q&A and networking
April 18: Personal branding
From the project newsletter via Dean Harvey Waterman: “The Survive Grad School Essay Project launched a year ago.The project collects essays that show how authors’ experiences prior to, or outside of, grad school helped them to develop the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that lead to their success in grad school. Each essay, in some way, completes the sentence: “All I needed to survive (and succeed) in grad school, I learned ….”
Eleven essays are published on the project website, and more are in development. Our authors come from many disciplines: geophysics, English, meterology, neuroscience, education. They attended schools across North America. Some are still students; some have finished their degrees. All have stories to tell. And their stories offer surprising lessons and sound advice.”…