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Emory STEM Symposia

Application and registration are free.
 
Key points about the symposium are as follows: 
  • Dates and venue – October 1-3, 2017, Emory Conference Center.
  • Full travel scholarships available for students from underrepresented groups. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.
  • Application deadline May 1st, 2017
  • Students undergoing their first research experience this summer may apply to a second deadline of August 1st.
  • For undergraduates,  graduate students, and their mentors.
  • Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
  • Free application and registration.
Full information, including the schedule form our 2016 Symposium and a brochure for the 2017 Sysmposium, are on our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM). Details of the conference are summarized below.
 
  • A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.
  • Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.
  • Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty.
Due to the success of the previous symposia and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive. Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, andtheir advisors will also receive a travel award if necessary. All remaining student participants will be expected to present a poster on their research.
 
Mentors who write letters of reference for their students will be notified by e-mail whether or not the application was successful.   At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so.   If you have any questions, please e-mail us at stem.symposia@emory.edu. We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

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73rd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference

The 73rd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held April 9-11, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, this year’s theme is: “Relevancy and Agility: The Rising Tide of Conservation.

Program Highlights

The program will consist of:

  • Over 120 technical oral presentations
  • Over 30 poster presentations
  • 7 workshops
  • 4 special symposia
  • 1 plenary session
  • Special student activities
  • Social events
  • And more! Review the program.

Planning to Attend? 

If you’ve already registered, thanks for signing up! If you have not yet done so, full conference and one day only options are available. Rates increase after April 5; act now to save! Register to attend.

Overnight accommodations at the host hotel are beginning to sell out on some nights of the conference. A block of rooms is also available at the federal per diem rate of $91 (for those who are eligible) at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, located one block from the Marriott. Learn more about lodging options.

About the Annual Conference

The annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference attracts over 500 natural resources professionals in the fields of wildlife biology, fisheries and fisheries management, information and education and law enforcement. The event provides opportunities for education, discussion, and exchanging of ideas. Highlights include: Plenary Session & Awards; student focused events; technical presentations; plenty of opportunities for networking and socializing.

NEAFWA | www.neafwa.org/conference

HGSC-GREAT Summer Research Program

The HGSC-G/GREAT (Genetics/Genomics Research Education And Training) Summer Research Program is accepting applications!  This is a research program designed to interest African Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans; and Pacific Islanders in genetics/genomics careers.  Our goal is to increase the number of these underrepresented groups with Ph.Ds in this field.  We offer research projects in bioinformatics; molecular genetics; and engineering.  We are beginning to offer more bioinformatics research opportunities to our program participants.  Life science majors with an interest in coding or CS/engineering majors with programming backgrounds interested in medical research will be given priority.

Program eligibility:  We accept undergraduate junior and seniors from the above mentioned groups.  Students should also have a 3.0 GPA (or above) and major in one of the following:  chemistry; biology; computer science; mechanical or electrical engineering to name a few.   This internship is a paid; 9 week; residual program.  Please see attached brochure for more program highlights.

Deadline:  March 3rd

Debra Murray, Ph.D.
Director-Education & Minority Diversity Programs
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Instructor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza N1519
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-8083 W
(713) 798-5741 F
https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/mdp

CANCELLED: 18th Annual Darwin Day at VCU!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT CANCELLED:
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The snowstorm that tore across the Northeast cancelled Dr.  Graur’s connecting flights from Houston.  While they found another connecting flight option, that too did not make it.

He was very sad not to be able to share his work with us and promised to come another time.

Thank you everyone who helped during the planning process and it’s such a shame that the weather interfered on this day of celebrating Darwin!

Cheers,

GOBS

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The 18th Annual Darwin Day will be held on February 10th at 11 AM in the VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons.  Dr. Dan Graur will be giving a talk titled, “The Imperfection of Evolution and the Evolution of Imperfection.”  The poster for the event can be found here
We hope to see you there!
Thank you,
Graduate Organization of Biology Students

Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair

Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 15
12:00-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, 2nd floor

Join us for our annual Nonprofit and Social Services Career Fair. Representatives from more than 70 nonprofit and social service organizations will fill the Commonwealth Ballroom for three hours of education and networking. Organizations attending this fair are actively seeking students and alumni to fill roles in diverse job functions including, fundraising, community organization, marketing and operations. Many of the organizations are offering internships as well as full- and part-time jobs.

This event will be held on the second floor of the University Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom and Richmond Salons.

For more information and a complete list of attending organizations is available on our Facebook page.

No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni may attend. We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu or at 804-828-1645.

Presented by VCU Career Services and ConnectVA

 

There are a number of organizations attending next week’s Nonprofit and Social Services Career & Internship fair that may be of interest to you, including:
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Camp Easter Seals
  • Church Hill Activities & Tutoring
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The Daily Planet
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • World Pediatric Project

VCU BEST – Science Student Workshops

GAINING RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AT VCU AND BEYOND
January 30, 4:00-5:30pm
GLOBE 1030J
Want to gain hands-on experience in research, but are not entirely sure on how to go about getting involved in research? Come hear Herb Hill, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Dr. Sarah Golding, Director of Undergraduate Research for Biology on best practices on gaining research experience her at VCU and beyond. All majors and all students are welcomed!

OVERCOMING IMPOSTER SYNDROME
February 10, 3:30-4:30pm
University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms CD
Have you ever felt like an imposter? Like someone is going to find out you really don’t belong in science? You are not alone. Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow, VCU Psychology professor, is an expert on imposter syndrome. This is a well researched phenomenon where high-achieving individuals (like you!) suffer from an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as “fraud”. Dr. Southam-Gerow is highly entertaining and will give you all some great tips on how to internalize how awesome you are!

PICKING A POST-DOC
February 3, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm
Larrick Student Center, Jackson Ward A
This workshop is geared toward doctoral students.
If you are a doctoral student, you know a postdoctoral position is likely your next step following graduation, but do you know how to choose a post-doc that will help you accomplish your career goals? Do you know what you want from a post-doc, or how to find one? Through a panel discussion, learn from Dr. John Ryan, Associate Vice President for Research Development and head of the office of Postdoctoral Scholars at VCU, as well as a number of successful post-docs about what you need to do to pick the best post-doc for you.

FEDERAL RESUME WRITING
February 22, 4:00-5:30 pm
VCU Globe Building, 1030J
Have you ever applied for a job with the Federal Government with your college resume? Chances are, your application was booted out the system and rejected before it reached the desk of a hiring manager. Come hear from a spokesperson from the Office of Personnel Management, an agency of the U.S. government that manages the civil service of the government, on how a Federal Resume is different than your typical college resume and leave with resources and the knowledge on how to market yourself to be the best candidate for a federal job.

PREPARING FOR THE JOB MARKET
March 1, 12:00-1:00pm
McGlothlin Medical Education Center 8-101
Hosted by Office of Student Experience, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences.
Your resume/CV and cover letter are the keys to landing an interview, but it’s the interview that has the power to land you that job. Learn tips for making your resume and cover letter stand out, and practice key interview questions so you are prepared when the decision is on the line! (For anyone.)

TECHNICAL INTERVIEWING
March 15, 4:00-5:30 pm
VCU Globe Building, 1030J
With the technology boom in recent years, the Technical Interview is starting to become the norm in certain fields. Learn what a technical interview is, how it differs from your traditional interview, learn best practices on how to succeed and nail the interview, and network with a recent alum from VCU as they share their experiences with technical interviews and lead an interactive workshop.

UNDERSTANDING F31S
March 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
Sanger 6-032
This workshop is geared toward doctoral students.
Dr. Joyce Lloyd and Dr. Michael Miles from the School of Medicine offer advice to predoctoral students interested in applying for F31 training grants, which intend to support students to develop into a productive, independent research scientists while conducting dissertation research. Dr. Miles has successfully mentored F31 recipients, and Dr. Lloyd serves to review F31 proposals.

SHOULD I GO TO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE SCIENCES?
April 14, 4:00-5:30 pm
Globe 1030J
Interested in graduate school, but don’t know what it is really like? Has your career path changed and you are now considering continuing your education? Come here from current VCU graduate students on tips and advice on how to prepare, what to expect, and how to excel and succeed in graduate school aimed for the sciences. All are welcomed!

THE BENCH & BEYOND: CAREER SYMPOSIUM
May 19, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Hunton Student Center
This workshop is geared toward graduate students and post-docs.
Scientists speaking about their diverse career paths in industry, government, nonprofit and education. Opportunities to network with successful scientists and learn about non-academic career paths. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the sciences should attend. Registration required.

Diversity in Scholars Research Week

February 13 – 16

The Diversity Scholars in Research Week celebrates the diversity of scholarship among our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as well as showcasing the passion and intensity they invest in their scholarship/research.  There will be a week of activities including an exhibition, panel discussion, workshops, luncheon, keynote speaker, and networking opportunities — please come and support the amazing diversity of scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University.

For more information or to register for events, please visit http://www.omsa.vcu.edu or call 804-828-6672

Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

If you are interested in a summer research opportunity, the application for the University of Virginia’s Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) is currently open, with a deadline of February 1st
SRIP is a ten week residential summer program that combines an immersive research experience with a number of professional development activities and a communication workshop series. The program considers applications from students who will have just completed their undergraduate studies, as well as those who are earlier in their undergraduate career. It is a perfect opportunity to explore the highly collegial research and training environment here at UVA, while completing a high-quality summer research project under the direct mentorship of one of our program faculty. Our program is supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health, providing research opportunities focused on cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders and cancer, though we offer opportunities in other disciplines as well. More information about this program, as well as the link to our application, can be found here:
Before Spring semester classes start to consume all of your attention, please consider making plans for the summer!

TECBio Program

We are pleased to announce the 8th summer for our REU program in computational biology.

More information and a PDF of our 2017 program flyer can be found at our website – www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2017

Program Dates:  May 22 – July 28, 2017

Student Support:  $5500 stipend, housing*, and travel
*housing not guaranteed for Pitt students

We would also be most grateful if you would be willing to pass this information on to your colleagues who might know of students that would benefit from our program.

Thank you again for your support.