Newsletter

Sep 8

First Year Welcome Panel & Kick-off Social

Panel: 9/9 5:00 – 6:00 PM (via zoom)
Social: 9/9 6:00 – 7:30 PM (via zoom)
ALL new graduate students welcome (including WISEguys)

New to graduate school? Our panel of seasoned grad students will answer all your questions about research, classes, teaching, work/life balance and generally how to survive the next few years! You’ll also get a preview of all the awesome GWISE events we’ve planned for you this year. New students and returning students looking to get even more involved with GWISE, you are encouraged to attend!

Join us immediately after the panel for our Semester Kick-Off Social where you can socialize with friends, meet NEW graduate students, and win prizes!

RSVP for Either or Both

Picture a Scientist Screening and Discussion

Co-hosted with SARP, UGSO & oSTEM
9/23 5:30-7pm (virtual event)
Film viewable during 48 hrs prior to discussion through GWISE.

Info on Picture a Scientist: “Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”

RSVP

Fall GWISE Virtual Outreach 

Sign up by 9/11
Interested in imparting fun science to kids of all ages? GWISE has partnered up with the BME Graduate Student Committee to provide assistance to teachers and parents who may need childcare support during this stressful time. Come volunteer to run a virtual STEM outreach session with us! A recurring and rotating schedule will be set up for volunteers and interested families to participate. As a volunteer you can:
  • Lead an activity such as brain games, space exploration, virtual tours of zoos/museums/parks, building/engineering activities, trivia, and more!
  • Help come up with more ideas that we can do in future sessions
Sign up

Women in STEM Mentoring Circles 

Joint program with ARROWS, uWISE, SWE, and Girls Who Code
Application Deadline: Friday, September 18th, 11:59 pm
Program will be virtual as per public health guidelines.

We are now accepting applications for graduate student mentors in the Women in STEM Mentoring Circles program for this upcoming year. We will use mentoring circles to create an environment for diverse discussion, support, networking, and resource sharing. Mentoring circles will consist of two graduate student mentors and three undergraduate student mentees, creating an opportunity for mentoring across experience levels as well as peer-to-peer mentoring. In addition to assigning mentoring circles, we will be providing a mentorship training session along with example exercises and discussion topics for your mentoring circles throughout the year. Mentoring circles are generally expected to meet once a month for the duration of the academic year. Spots are limited, so apply now!    

Sign up

October Book Club

10/20 11:30-12:30 (via zoom)
Welcome to our first GWISE Book Club of the academic year! We will discuss How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the new BU Center for Antiracist Research. The book was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, The Washington Post and others. GWISE has a few hard copies and digital versions of the book on loan. Please indicate which format you prefer in the RSVP form and we’ll follow up with your request. Contact Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) if you have comments or questions.
RSVP

GWISE Resource Pages

COVID-19 Resources page
Anti-Racism Resources page
Fall 2020 Reopening FAQ page

GWISE K-12 Virtual Tutoring Program

With the transition of Boston Public Schools and other local districts to a partially or fully virtual learning model, there are fewer chances for students to get the academic help they may need, and not all families can afford a private tutor. Helping to tutor a student at this critical moment can keep them engaged with STEM and excited about their learning. If you’re interested in tutoring, please sign up here with your availability and subjects you’re interested in tutoring and we will reach out to you further to coordinate. We recommend tutors sign up for subjects they feel comfortable with brushing up on with ~1-2 days notice. Expect an average commitment of two 30 min time slots/week, but please know that we will accommodate your schedule on a weekly basis. All tutoring will be over Zoom.

GWISE Fitness

Want to stay active while FitRec is closed? Sign up for our GWISE Fitness listserv! Virtual classes will be held multiple times per week depending on instructor availability. Previous classes include: HIIT training, Tabata, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, and more! Join our listserv to be alerted of when classes will be held. We’re always looking for more volunteers to lead fitness classes! If you’re interested in teaching a class (even just once!), send us an email at gwise@bu.edu or mark your interest on the bottom of the form.

GWISE Recipe Collection

GWISE is collecting a repository of recipes during the current COVID-19 pandemic to share with our community. Have a recipe to add? Whether it’s a treasured family favorite or a quick treat you once found in a 30sec google search, share it with us! Find yourself cooking more often these days and need some suggestions? Check out our current repository here!

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can with the GWISE Library! We have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing. If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up. Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate!

GWISE Professional Development Grants

August, 2020 – August, 2021

We’re all stuck at home, labs are closed and conferences are cancelled. But there are plenty of webinars happening, which are an awesome way of developing professional skills! The Professional Development Grant (PDG) Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities by providing funding for participation. Please be aware that grants are not intended for scientific meetings related to your research. All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester of their program). Check out the GWISE website HERE for more information. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu with any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week.

GWISE Parents’ Group

GWISE parents join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Although we are traditionally BU parents only, since we’ll be meeting on zoom during a pandemic, we can invite kids and spouses/SOs to join in too – our luncheons are what we choose to make them. Email dlebo@bu.edu to join the mailing list and to participate in the scheduling of parents’ meetings.

Equity in Innovation: Overcoming Barriers to Women Engaging in Innovation

by the ARROWS program and the Technology Development Office
9/24 12-1:15pm

This event will include:

  • A keynote given by Laura Peter, the Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • A Q&A panel with Deputy Director Peter, Dr. Susanna Benn, a patent attorney and Associate at Nixon Peabody, and Prof. Joyce Wong, a College of Engineering faculty member and inventor with several issued patents.

More information and a registration link for the Sept. 24th event will be added to the Office of Reseach events page in the coming weeks.

Museum of Science Sub Space Events

An entire virtual season of free live stream events, conversations, experiences, performances and more! All events intended for 18+. Check out event descriptions and register here.

Workshops

Job Document Peer Feedback Series
Each weekly meeting on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm ET will focus on: CVs, resumes, cover letters, teaching statements, diversity statement. RSVP

What is Entrepreneurship?
by BU’s BEST (9/14)
Tips on how to develop a rational and balanced idea for a commercial or social venture and how to effectively present the idea to others. RSVP

Teamwork and Product Development
by BU’s BEST (9/21)
Learn about key considerations that apply in forming a team that is appropriate to a particular venture and that will likely produce positive results. RSVP

Management of Time, Projects & Stress Workshop Series
by PDPA & Educational Resource Center (9/17, 9/24, 10/1)
Skills to manage their time, large projects, and stressors during and throughout the doctoral experience and in their professional lives well past the PhD. RSVP

Educational Resource Programs

Master’s Student Lunch & Learn Series 
In these workshops (9/11, 10/9, 11/6, 12:00-1:30pm) we will disucss: how to balance your academic and personal priorities; how to become a more effective learner; how to navigate graduate level readings. Click here to sign up!

Individualized Support 
Work with an ERC professional staff member to develop a personalized plan for academic success and acquire tangible strategies to use moving forward.

Writing Support 
The ERC’s Writing Assistance program guides undergraduates and graduate students as you navigate the writing process.

Language Learning 
Language Link offers informal, weekly conversation groups facilitated by native speakers of Arabic, Japanese, and more. We also offer English Language Link, which is very popular with international students!

ERC Workshops Help Students Navigate LfA
Workshops offered through the semester on topics such as time management, note taking, and more. Visit ERC calendar to see upcoming sessions!

June 3

Hi Everyone,

 

Welcome to the final GWISE newsletter of the semester/year.  We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy.  If you are in need of help or resources during the break, please reach out to GWISE.

 

~GWISE Board

 

 

 

Resources and Opportunities during Social Distancing

GWISE COVID Resource Page

Community Outreach with GWISE and BME GSC

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

Rosie’s Place – 2 Parts

 

 

GWISE Events

Fitness: Join the listserv

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Recipe Collection

Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY 

Library

 

 

External Opportunities 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

BU PDPA – Career Panel: Planning Your Career During a Crisis – Jun 4

BU PDPA – Career Exploration and Planning for PhDs and Postdocs – Jun 10

BU PDPA – Drop-in hours – Jun 17

BU PDPA – Academic Job Search Panel – Jun 18

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Cardio Kickboxing with Valerie

 

 

Job/Internship Opportunities

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC 

 

Surveys

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

 

Resources and Opportunities during Social Distancing

 

GWISE COVID Resource Page

GWISE has assembled a list of opportunities and resources during COVID-19.  Our resource page can be found at: http://www.bu.edu/gwise/resources/COVID-19/

 

If you have any recommendations for additional resources, please reach out to gwise@bu.edu.

Community Outreach with GWISE and BME GSC

Volunteer here!

Have a little extra time during quarantine? Interested in imparting fun science to kids of all ages? Come volunteer to run a science outreach session with us! The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to teachers and parents who may need childcare support during this stressful time. A recurring and rotating schedule will be set up for volunteers and interested families to participate. As a volunteer you can:
– Lead an activity such as brain games, story time, coloring, virtual tours of zoos/museums/ parks, trivia, get moving/exercise
– Help come up with more ideas that we can do in future sessions

 

 

Hi all,

 

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! It’s unfortunate that our normal Girls Science Club activities are among the many things disrupted by COVID-19, but I wanted to share a few opportunities for community outreach that can be done remotely.

 

GWISE is partnering up with the BME Graduate Student Committee to provide assistance to teachers and parents who may need childcare support during this stressful time. A recurring and rotating schedule will be set up for volunteers and interested families to participate. As a volunteer you can:

  • Lead an activity such as brain games, story time, coloring, virtual tours of zoos/museums/parks, trivia, get moving/exercise
  • Help come up with more ideas that we can do in future sessions

Volunteer here!

 

A couple of additional opportunities: older students are struggling with academics without teachers present and as their parents are working from home. CovEd is a nationwide resource where families can their sign up their kids to be matched with a college/grad school age academic mentor in a variety of subjects: http://www.coved.org

 

A friend and I have been involved in connecting some local parents with grad students and other young scientists for Zoom into Science sessions. If you are interested in chatting about your research and answering questions from elementary and middle school-aged kids, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uHrr7AZmOpJf6XCCJ4SdooCuF8eMlUsJvAyK17FH71Q/edit#gid=0

 

Those sessions are based on the national Skype a Scientist program, which is another great opportunity for science outreach! https://www.skypeascientist.com

 

All the best,

Julia

 

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

For mental & emotional health –

  • Headspace App for Mindfulness & Meditation – The Wellbeing Project
  • Virtual Counseling & Support Groups – Behavioral Medicine & SARP
  • Virtual Wellness Workshops – NITEO, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Yoga & Meditation – BU School of Public Health (open to all students)
  • Virtual Collegiate Recovery Program Supports – Wellness & Prevention Services

For spiritual health –

  • Virtual meetings with chaplains – Marsh Chapel
  • Virtual meditation and Shabbat dinner – Hillel

For physical health

  • Telehealth medical services – Student Health Services
  • Ways to Keep Moving Wherever You Are, FitRec
  • Virtual nutrition counseling and workshops – Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

For social connection –

For success in school –

  • Virtual coaching sessions, requests for support & accommodations, and more – Disability & Access Services
  • Virtual peer-tutoring, writing assistance, language link, and more – Educational Resource Center

For financial wellbeing –

  • Assistance for students facing financial hardship – University Service Center

 

 

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

 

Hello,

 

My name is Zach C, a grad student in the Bio department at BU. I’m currently starting to help with a working group that has been organizing scientists to help pool our skills to help contribute against COVID 19, affliated under the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). Some of you may already have heard about it and I’ve linked here the website and a google form made by Dr. Michael Wells for volunteering skills:

 

https://endcoronavirus.necsi.edu/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nt-n8dE04LbjqdibLD9oesmvwdcXrtW4ybQwhIr4Egk/edit

 

The working group has a whole lot of contacts with scientists, and one of the things that they are trying to do is to now facilitate getting this information organized and distributed to policy makers and health institutions to make use of the resources we have. Would any of your groups be interested in helping with this, or perhaps members from your orgs might be interested? As of now, I’m about to have a call with them about specific asks and how to move forward, but in general this could be an excellent way to contribute to the global effort. I think, even if people aren’t scientists, there would be ways for people to contribute, particularly because this involves science policy.

 

If you think that people would be interested, let me know. Additionally, if anyone has information about these kinds of efforts already ongoing at BU, please feel free to share!

 

Thanks very much for your time and I hope you’ll be able to help,

Zach C.

 

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 1

 

­Dear Friends,

I hope you and your family are doing well and managing as best you can in this time of crisis.

As you may know, Rosie’s Place remains open to meet the needs of the poor and homeless women who rely on us. Here’s how we’re helping: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/Rosies_Place_Is_Here_for_You

So much has changed in the three weeks since we had to suspend volunteer activity at Rosie’s Place to protect the health and safety of our guests. But one thing that will never change is our deep gratitude for your commitment to our work. That fact that I am hearing from so many of you, wondering how you may still be able to make a difference, comes as no surprise to us. We have seen your generosity in action every day!

We appreciate your wonderful messages of support and offers of assistance. I am trying to respond to everyone personally, but in the meantime here are some ways you can stay involved: http://rsp.convio.net/site/DocServer/Give_to_Support_Our_Work.pdf?docID=321.

A couple of volunteer-oriented ideas here include donating the cash equivalent of an hour–or more–of volunteer service ($25.23 according to estimates, although it’s really impossible to put a price of your value to us) and underwriting the cost of a catered meal. It’s not the same as being here, but your help is meaningful to us during this time apart.

As the coronavirus spreads and we must all stay inside, life becomes even more difficult and dangerous for our homeless guests. I’d like to share some recent thoughts from our president Leemarie Mosca: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/A_Place_for_Women_on_the_Edge

We miss seeing you here and look forward to that happy day when we can welcome you back. The need for Rosie’s Place services will only increase in the coming weeks, and we are so fortunate that you continue to stand with us. Even though you aren’t with us in person, we can feel your support from afar.

Stay safe and be well,

Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226

www.rosiesplace.org

 

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 2

 

Hi Friends of Rosie’s Place,

I hope this message finds you healthy and well during this challenging time. As many of you know, Rosie’s Place remains open and committed to being a sanctuary for our guests. The women relying on our services are among the most vulnerable among us and are depending on us now, more than ever.

Over the past several weeks, we have been heartened by the kind messages of support and offers of assistance we have received from our friends. Today, we are hoping you can support our efforts to keep the Rosie’s Place community safe and healthy by donating face masks.

We are looking for donations of disposable masks and are accepting homemade ones as well. If you are able to make them yourself, there are two kinds we are seeking:

Option 1: Mask with a filter pocket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoPSXaLKCNE)
Option 2: Mask with a simpler design (https://www.uhhospitals.org/-/media/Files/Coronavirus/MaskProductionGuidelines03282020v4.pdf)

If you’re unable to help by making them yourself, please consider forwarding this to your network to help spread the word.

Completed masks can be mailed to:
Rosie’s Place
Attn: Sandy Mariano
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
To coordinate a drop off, please call 617-442-9322.

As always, we are grateful for your support of our mission to be a place of safety and peace for our guests.

Take care,
Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226
www.rosiesplace.org

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

GWISE Fitness

Join our listserv here!

Want to stay active during quarantine? Sign up for our GWISE Fitness listserv. Virtual classes will be held once every week or every two weeks depending on instructor availability. Potential classes include: HIIT training, Tabata, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, Yoga, and more! Join our listserv to be alerted of when classes will be held.

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

 

NEW!!! GWISE Recipe Collection

Add a recipe here!

Current repository here!

 

GWISE is collecting a repository of recipes during the current COVID-19 pandemic to share with our community. Have a recipe to add? Whether it’s a treasured family favorite or a quick treat you once found in a 30sec google search, share it with us! Find yourself cooking more often these days and need some suggestions? Check out our current repository here!

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

Our next meeting will be a virtual luncheon.  Feel free to have your kids join in.  If you’d like to be part of this meeting – email dlebo@bu.edu to join the mailing list and you’ll receive the doodle poll to set up the session.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time: September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

We’re all stuck at home, labs are closed and conferences are cancelled. But there are plenty of webinars happening, which are an awesome way of developing of professional skills! If you’d like to attend one, consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG). 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWIS, WEST, and MassBio all hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. Check out past recipients of PDGs!

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program).

Check out the GWISE website HERE for more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award.

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu with any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week.

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu with any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

  

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY

 

Due to BU’s precautions, we are canceling all in-person yoga sessions until further notice.  We will attempt to run virtual classes for anyone who wishes to participate.  Please email your instructor if you are interested in these sessions.  

 

Tuesday Meditation/Friday Night Yoga – Vaibhav Tripathi vaibhavt@bu.edu

 

One of our participants provided this website if you’re interested in doing other yoga practices or practice at alternate times. 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: ONLINE ONLY 

  

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

We have set up a Slack Workspace for daily check-ins for all current PhD students at BU to help reduce the isolation of social distancing. There are different channels within the Workspace for daily check ins, departments, disciplinary channels, etc. Everyone is enrolled automatically in the #general and #dailycheckin channels but you can join your departmental channel yourself. Feel free to add other channels or threads if you like – like writing groups, reading groups, accountability, lab teams, etc. The Grad Affairs office will not be monitoring the individual channels but wanted to set it up so that there was a forum for current PhDs to connect. We will try to answer questions posted on the #gradaffairs channel. Please also be advised: Slack is not FERPA compliant meaning that it is illegal to share information private about your students or discuss them on the platform. To join the Slack Workspace visit this link.

 


BU PDPA Career Panel: Planning Your Career During a Crisis: Join Professional 

June 4

Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, BU’s BEST, and CELL-MET for a career panel and discussion featuring eight PhDs from across disciplines, who are currently working in a variety of vocations. RSVP for this two-part event.

BU PDPA Career Exploration and Planning for PhDs and Postdocs

June 10

Join us for an introduction to the online tools ImaginePhD and MyIDP, which are available to BU doctoral and postdoctoral students for career exploration and professional planning. RSVP 
 

BU PDPA Drop-in hours 

June 17

Drop-in hours provide students with a space to ask Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs staff questions, receive professional development advice, and learn about available resources. Upcoming office hours: Thursday, June 17, from 1- 2:30 pm, on Zoom. 

BU PDPA Academic Job Search Panel

June 18

A diverse panel of faculty members from a range of institutions and at various stages in their career will offer insights and recommendations based on their experiences for PhDs and postdocs interested in learning how to navigate the complexities of the academic job market. RSVP 

 

 

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Book an Appointment

 

Lauren Celano provides one-on-one coaching. Appointments are available virtually (via Phone or Skype) on alternating Tuesday and  Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am-11:30 am. Areas include: job searching, CV / resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and more.
More Information

 

 

Cardio Kickboxing with Valerie

When: Mondays, 5:30-6:15PM

Team Kickbox facebook group here!

Valerie is a cardio kickboxing instructor at BU FitRec, previous Philosophy PhD from BU, and currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emmanuel College. While BU FitRec is closed, Valerie has been teaching cardio kickboxing classes virtually! Cardio kickboxing is a choreographed kickboxing routine that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout helps build stamina and lean muscle, improves coordination and flexibility, and burns tons of calories! For more details and to try out Val’s classes, request to join the Team Kickbox facebook group here!

 

 

Jobs and Internships

 

 

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

 

Students,

 

AfterCollege provides a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

 

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

 

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

 

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Anatomy and Physiology Instructor

 

Hello Friends of Upward Bound,

We hope you are healthy and safe! Although the current semester at BU is remote, we are working on preparing our summer program! We are continuing to look for instructors for the summer, particularly anatomy & physiology. We are still accepting applications and our interviews are taking place remotely. If you could share with your network, we would appreciate it! We know some people might have some free time now to work on their applications. 

Cover letter and resume are required to be considered. For more info about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub or contact Nicole (nsjoblom@bu.edu) and Taiomi (taiomic@bu.edu) with additional questions.

 

Position Available: Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

 

Program Description: The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serves 136 Boston and Chelsea public high school students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer program and an after school component. More information about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub.

 

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching two to four sections of anatomy & physiology during a six-week summer program for college-bound high school students. The instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, host office hours, and attend weekly staff meetings. Each section is capped at 15 students. 

The position is part-time.  Program dates are June 28, 2020 through August 7, 2020.

 

Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, biology, or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area. Experience with virtual and online learning is a plus.

 

Required Experience: Minimum one year teaching experience. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills a must.

 

Salary: $40 per instructional hour

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program managers Taiomi Cruz (taiomic@bu.edu) and Nicole Sjoblom (nsjoblom@bu.edu), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fax: (617) 353-2395). 

 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

Stay well,

Nicole

 

Nicole Sjoblom, PhD (she/her/hers)

Program Manager

 

Upward Bound Math Science, Boston University

2 Silber Way, Room 430, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-3551

Fax: (617) 353-2395

nsjoblom@bu.edu

 

Please note: Our University and College have announced that staff should not come to campus for the remainder of the spring semester to mitigate the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Upward Bound office is closed for the time being, but you can still reach us. Our staff is now working remotely. You can contact me through email or phone (857-244-0776)

 

 

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

 

I am Yeelin Bacchus, a Senior Research Assistant at the CK Ready Study at the Boston Medical Center. I wanted to reach out to you because we have recently opened our Summer 2020 Research Assistant applications and would appreciate it if you could share this with your students. 

 

This is the perfect opportunity for Spanish speakers looking for research experience or have an interest in public health, child development or pediatrics. The CK Ready Study is the first major, national cluster-RCT to evaluate Centering Parenting, a group well child care model, on child development and school readiness. 

 

As a research assistant, students will interview and administer research surveys, perform database entry and management, assist with self-directed projects, and participate in our weekly team meetings. 

 

Students can learn more at https://www.vitalvillage.org/projects/c-k-ready. If interested, they can contact Marisol De Ornelas at maria.deornelas@bmc.org with questions and applications.

 

To apply, please email us a cover letter and resume. 

 

Best,

Yeelin Bacchus

 

 

Surveys

 

 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 

 

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Hello Graduate Woman in Science and Engineering,

 

I am the Vice President of Communications of Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club. We are currently based out of Questrom School of Business and are interested in expanding to work with students and clubs throughout Boston University. I have attached a link to a quick survey regarding entrepreneurial interest among graduate students that we would appreciate if you could send to your club’s members. In addition, please let me know if your club is interested in collaborating with us next year. 

 

Link to survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeToQX3YcOgHXZ4GsFC0kKlclNmKaFEAG7pbWaLKzRaVqorig/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Best,

David Landesman 

Health Sector MBA ’22

 

 

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

Hello,

 

I am a Ph.D. student at Purdue University and am co-investigating a study with Dr. Blake A. Allan (ballan@purdue.edu) in which we are exploring the academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds (Approved, Exempted IRB Protocol #IRB-2020-50; irb@purdue.edu). 

 

This 15-minute survey is for people who are (a) over the age of 18, (b) domestic PhD students, and (c) identify as having a lower or working class background during their childhood.Participation is voluntary and there are no expected risks or benefits for participation in the study.

 

Select the link below to access more information about the study and to complete the 15-minute, voluntary survey:

https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnlj2aBTg81ejLn

 

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May 13

 

Hi Everyone,

 

We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy at home. Please reach out if you are in need of help or resources.

 

~GWISE Board

 

 

Resources and Opportunities during Social Distancing

GWISE COVID Resource Page

Community Outreach with GWISE and BME GSC

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

Rosie’s Place – 2 Parts

 

 

GWISE Events

Fitness: Join the listserv

Fitness: HIIT/Tabata with Sanaya – May 13

Fitness: Pilates with Bryanne – May 28

Book Club: Bad Blood – June 3

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
NEW!!! Recipe Collection

Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY 

Library

 

External Opportunities 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research – May 27-29

New England Future Faculty Workshop – Applications due Jun 1

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

 

 

Job/Internship Opportunities

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC 

 

Surveys

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

 

Resources and Opportunities during Social Distancing

 

 

GWISE COVID Resource Page

GWISE has assembled a list of opportunities and resources during COVID-19.  Our resource page can be found at: http://www.bu.edu/gwise/resources/COVID-19/

 

If you have any recommendations for additional resources, please reach out to gwise@bu.edu.

 

 

Community Outreach with GWISE and BME GSC

Volunteer here!

Have a little extra time during quarantine? Interested in imparting fun science to kids of all ages? Come volunteer to run a science outreach session with us! The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to teachers and parents who may need childcare support during this stressful time. A recurring and rotating schedule will be set up for volunteers and interested families to participate. As a volunteer you can:
– Lead an activity such as brain games, story time, coloring, virtual tours of zoos/museums/ parks, trivia, get moving/exercise
– Help come up with more ideas that we can do in future sessions

 

 

Hi all,

 

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! It’s unfortunate that our normal Girls Science Club activities are among the many things disrupted by COVID-19, but I wanted to share a few opportunities for community outreach that can be done remotely.

 

GWISE is partnering up with the BME Graduate Student Committee to provide assistance to teachers and parents who may need childcare support during this stressful time. A recurring and rotating schedule will be set up for volunteers and interested families to participate. As a volunteer you can:

  • Lead an activity such as brain games, story time, coloring, virtual tours of zoos/museums/parks, trivia, get moving/exercise
  • Help come up with more ideas that we can do in future sessions

Volunteer here!

 

A couple of additional opportunities: older students are struggling with academics without teachers present and as their parents are working from home. CovEd is a nationwide resource where families can their sign up their kids to be matched with a college/grad school age academic mentor in a variety of subjects: http://www.coved.org

 

A friend and I have been involved in connecting some local parents with grad students and other young scientists for Zoom into Science sessions. If you are interested in chatting about your research and answering questions from elementary and middle school-aged kids, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uHrr7AZmOpJf6XCCJ4SdooCuF8eMlUsJvAyK17FH71Q/edit#gid=0

 

Those sessions are based on the national Skype a Scientist program, which is another great opportunity for science outreach! https://www.skypeascientist.com

 

All the best,

Julia

 

 

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

For mental & emotional health –

  • Headspace App for Mindfulness & Meditation – The Wellbeing Project
  • Virtual Counseling & Support Groups – Behavioral Medicine & SARP
  • Virtual Wellness Workshops – NITEO, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Yoga & Meditation – BU School of Public Health (open to all students)
  • Virtual Collegiate Recovery Program Supports – Wellness & Prevention Services

For spiritual health –

  • Virtual meetings with chaplains – Marsh Chapel
  • Virtual meditation and Shabbat dinner – Hillel

For physical health

  • Telehealth medical services – Student Health Services
  • Ways to Keep Moving Wherever You Are, FitRec
  • Virtual nutrition counseling and workshops – Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

For social connection –

For success in school –

  • Virtual coaching sessions, requests for support & accommodations, and more – Disability & Access Services
  • Virtual peer-tutoring, writing assistance, language link, and more – Educational Resource Center

For financial wellbeing –

  • Assistance for students facing financial hardship – University Service Center

 

 

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

 

Hello,

 

My name is Zach C, a grad student in the Bio department at BU. I’m currently starting to help with a working group that has been organizing scientists to help pool our skills to help contribute against COVID 19, affliated under the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). Some of you may already have heard about it and I’ve linked here the website and a google form made by Dr. Michael Wells for volunteering skills:

 

https://endcoronavirus.necsi.edu/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nt-n8dE04LbjqdibLD9oesmvwdcXrtW4ybQwhIr4Egk/edit

 

The working group has a whole lot of contacts with scientists, and one of the things that they are trying to do is to now facilitate getting this information organized and distributed to policy makers and health institutions to make use of the resources we have. Would any of your groups be interested in helping with this, or perhaps members from your orgs might be interested? As of now, I’m about to have a call with them about specific asks and how to move forward, but in general this could be an excellent way to contribute to the global effort. I think, even if people aren’t scientists, there would be ways for people to contribute, particularly because this involves science policy.

 

If you think that people would be interested, let me know. Additionally, if anyone has information about these kinds of efforts already ongoing at BU, please feel free to share!

 

Thanks very much for your time and I hope you’ll be able to help,

Zach C.

 

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 1

 

­Dear Friends,

I hope you and your family are doing well and managing as best you can in this time of crisis.

As you may know, Rosie’s Place remains open to meet the needs of the poor and homeless women who rely on us. Here’s how we’re helping: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/Rosies_Place_Is_Here_for_You

So much has changed in the three weeks since we had to suspend volunteer activity at Rosie’s Place to protect the health and safety of our guests. But one thing that will never change is our deep gratitude for your commitment to our work. That fact that I am hearing from so many of you, wondering how you may still be able to make a difference, comes as no surprise to us. We have seen your generosity in action every day!

We appreciate your wonderful messages of support and offers of assistance. I am trying to respond to everyone personally, but in the meantime here are some ways you can stay involved: http://rsp.convio.net/site/DocServer/Give_to_Support_Our_Work.pdf?docID=321.

A couple of volunteer-oriented ideas here include donating the cash equivalent of an hour–or more–of volunteer service ($25.23 according to estimates, although it’s really impossible to put a price of your value to us) and underwriting the cost of a catered meal. It’s not the same as being here, but your help is meaningful to us during this time apart.

As the coronavirus spreads and we must all stay inside, life becomes even more difficult and dangerous for our homeless guests. I’d like to share some recent thoughts from our president Leemarie Mosca: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/A_Place_for_Women_on_the_Edge

We miss seeing you here and look forward to that happy day when we can welcome you back. The need for Rosie’s Place services will only increase in the coming weeks, and we are so fortunate that you continue to stand with us. Even though you aren’t with us in person, we can feel your support from afar.

Stay safe and be well,

Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226

www.rosiesplace.org

 

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 2

 

Hi Friends of Rosie’s Place,

I hope this message finds you healthy and well during this challenging time. As many of you know, Rosie’s Place remains open and committed to being a sanctuary for our guests. The women relying on our services are among the most vulnerable among us and are depending on us now, more than ever.

Over the past several weeks, we have been heartened by the kind messages of support and offers of assistance we have received from our friends. Today, we are hoping you can support our efforts to keep the Rosie’s Place community safe and healthy by donating face masks.

We are looking for donations of disposable masks and are accepting homemade ones as well. If you are able to make them yourself, there are two kinds we are seeking:

Option 1: Mask with a filter pocket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoPSXaLKCNE)
Option 2: Mask with a simpler design (https://www.uhhospitals.org/-/media/Files/Coronavirus/MaskProductionGuidelines03282020v4.pdf)

If you’re unable to help by making them yourself, please consider forwarding this to your network to help spread the word.

Completed masks can be mailed to:
Rosie’s Place
Attn: Sandy Mariano
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
To coordinate a drop off, please call 617-442-9322.

As always, we are grateful for your support of our mission to be a place of safety and peace for our guests.

Take care,
Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226
www.rosiesplace.org

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

GWISE Fitness

Join our listserv here!

Want to stay active during quarantine? Sign up for our GWISE Fitness listserv. Virtual classes will be held once every week or every two weeks depending on instructor availability. Potential classes include: HIIT training, Tabata, Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, Yoga, and more! Join our listserv to be alerted of when classes will be held.

 

 

Fitness: HIIT/Tabata with Sanaya

When: Wed May 13th, 5:00-6:00PM ET

Zoom link here!

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and Tabata involve cardio/bodyweight exercises and alternate intervals of short, vigorous activity with intervals of rest. Be prepared for an intense workout by wearing comfortable clothing and having lots of water on hand. Weights and mat optional. Any questions? Email Sanaya (sshroff@bu.edu).

 

 

Fitness: Pilates with Bryanne

When: Thurs May 28th, 5:30-6:00PM ET

Stay tuned for virtual access link

Pilates is a toning based class, with emphasis on developing core strength, and improving coordination, flexibility, and balance. Expect a beginner-level mix of body-weight strength exercises and low-impact cardio in this fun 30 min workout. This is a floor-based class so a mat (or several) is strongly recommended. A firm mattress also works. Shoes optional (they provide an extra challenge) Any questions? Email Bryanne (bnmcd@bu.edu).

 

 

GWISE Book Club – Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou

Date and Time: Wednesday, 06/03, 10am – 11am

Location: Location: Zoom –  https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/98928363792?pwd=NFl2ZWpZSFVzMWo4a3NTNlA2cHlzQT09

RSVP HERE

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

 

Summer is almost here, and so is our next virtual GWISE Book Club. We’re reading “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”, by John Carreyrou. This is a New York Times Best Seller, Names one of the best books of the year by NRP, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

 

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please indicate which format you prefer in the RSVP form and we’ll follow up with your request. Contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) if you have comments or questions.

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. 

 

RSVP HERE

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

 

NEW!!! GWISE Recipe Collection

Add a recipe here!

Current repository here!

 

GWISE is collecting a repository of recipes during the current COVID-19 pandemic to share with our community. Have a recipe to add? Whether it’s a treasured family favorite or a quick treat you once found in a 30sec google search, share it with us! Find yourself cooking more often these days and need some suggestions? Check out our current repository here!

 

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

Our next meeting will be a virtual luncheon.  Feel free to have your kids join in.  If you’d like to be part of this meeting – email dlebo@bu.edu to join the mailing list and you’ll receive the doodle poll to set up the session.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HERE for more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

  

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY

 

Due to BU’s precautions, we are canceling all in-person yoga sessions until further notice.  We will attempt to run virtual classes for anyone who wishes to participate.  Please email your instructor if you are interested in these sessions.  

 

Tuesday Meditation/Friday Night Yoga – Vaibhav Tripathi vaibhavt@bu.edu

 

One of our participants provided this website if you’re interested in doing other yoga practices or practice at alternate times. 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: ONLINE ONLY 

  

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

We have set up a Slack Workspace for daily check-ins for all current PhD students at BU to help reduce the isolation of social distancing. There are different channels within the Workspace for daily check ins, departments, disciplinary channels, etc. Everyone is enrolled automatically in the #general and #dailycheckin channels but you can join your departmental channel yourself. Feel free to add other channels or threads if you like – like writing groups, reading groups, accountability, lab teams, etc. The Grad Affairs office will not be monitoring the individual channels but wanted to set it up so that there was a forum for current PhDs to connect. We will try to answer questions posted on the #gradaffairs channel. Please also be advised: Slack is not FERPA compliant meaning that it is illegal to share information private about your students or discuss them on the platform. To join the Slack Workspace visit this link.

 

 

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research – May 27-29

Visualization, process tracing, and visualization
Three short workshops, three days each. In addition to our popular Process Tracing workshop, we have two different visualization options using R, one focusing on ggplot2 and static images, the other using Shiny to make interactive graphics. And if those terms went just a little over your head, we totally get it, and we made a number of Introduction to R courses to help out! See our full course schedule for those, but for now we would like to feature these short workshops:

Interactive Visualization, Dashboard, and Apps with R and Shiny (May 27-29)
Instructor: David Armstrong, Western University

Despite the availability of technologies that make web-based, interactive data visualization and analytics possible, most of us continue to persist in a static web-based environment. R, through its Shiny platform, offers countless opportunities to deploy interactive dashboards, web applications and APIs without the added overhead of having to code things from scratch in javascript.

This course is ideal for instructors who want to bring more interactivity to their classroom examples. It is also well-suited for researchers who want to disseminate web-based interactive graphics and analytics to their readers. Finally, this would be a good introduction for staff from organizations who want to deliver visualizations and analytics to clients and stakeholders who may not have the capability to generate the results themselves.

Process Tracing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (May 27-29)
Instructors: Derek Beach, Aarhus Universitet

Process tracing is a research method designed to learn how things work in real-world cases. Increasingly used across the social sciences and in applied policy evaluation, process tracing involves unpacking a causal process in a case and tracing how it worked empirically, enabling strong within-case inferences about causal processes.

The aim of this intensive three-day course is to provide participants with a good working understanding of the core elements of process tracing as a distinct social science case study method, enabling you to utilize it in your own research either as a stand-alone method or in combination with other methods in multi-method designs such as experiments or small/medium-n comparisons using Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The course will combine lectures and discussions with group work on exercises and individual work using your own research.

Social Science Data and Model Visualization in R (May 27-29)
Instructor: Boris Shor, University of Houston

This course will introduce social science students to modern methods of exploring and communicating data to a variety of audiences. The primary tools will be the R statistical programming language, RStudio as a development environment, and the tidyverse family of R packages (especially ggplot2) for visualization. The object will be to enable students to feel confident in descriptively exploring their data, communicating that to scholarly and outside audiences, and communicating inferential results for presentation and paper writing purposes. Throughout, good workflow practices for scientific writing will be emphasized.

REMINDER: All 2020 Summer Program courses are being offered virtually!

View all 2020 courses

Registration now open, reduced fees!

To register for these or any of our courses visit our Registration page to get started. Also on that page is our new fee structure, reduced to reflect our move online for 2020.

 

 

New England Future Faculty Workshop 

Applications due Jun 1

 

We would like to invite you to participate in the New England Future
Faculty Workshop (NE-FFW) which will be held virtually on July 30th,
2020.  The NE-FFW is designed specifically for postdoctoral fellows
and advanced graduate students who are interested in an academic
career in STEM.

Northeastern University is committed to cultivating talent and
promoting the full inclusion of excellence. This workshop is designed
to serve those who are members of groups whose representation in STEM
education or employment is smaller than their representation in the
U.S. population. For example, this includes women, racial and ethnic
minorities, persons with disabilities, first-generation students,
members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those who support the efforts for
a more diverse workforce.

The NE-FFW is focused on the academic job search. The format of the
one-day workshop includes faculty-led interactive discussions and
peer-to-peer interactions.  Workshop topics include:  Finding Your
Institutional Fit, Perfecting Your Interview Skills, Making Your CV
Stand Out, Crafting Research, Teaching and Diversity Statements,
Negotiating the Job Offer, and more. To learn more about and to apply
to the New England Future Faculty Workshop, go to:
https://faculty.northeastern.edu/advance/faculty-recruitment/future-faculty-workshop/.

To participate in the NE-FFW, there are several steps interested
people need to take:
1. Submit the application packet by June 1st, 2020
2. Accepted applicants will be notified by June 15th, 2020
3. Confirm their participation by paying a $50 registration fee by
June 26th, 2020

This unique opportunity is one they will not want to miss.

Warm regards,
NE-FWW Planning Committee

Northeastern University:
               Penny Beuning, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
               Lori Ferrins, Research Assistant Professor of
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
               Lakindu Pathira Kankanamge, Graduate Student
               Diedra Wrighting, Executive Director of the ADVANCE
Office of Faculty Development
               Erinn Taylor de Barroso, Assistant Director of the
ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development
               Dorie Campbell, Program Coordinator of the ADVANCE
Office of Faculty Development

University of Massachusetts Amherst:
               Joann Rodriguez, Graduate Student

 

 

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Book an Appointment

 

Lauren Celano provides one-on-one coaching. Appointments are available virtually (via Phone or Skype) on alternating Tuesday and  Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am-11:30 am. Areas include: job searching, CV / resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and more.
More Information
  

 

Jobs and Internships

 

 

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

 

Students,

 

AfterCollege provides a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

 

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

 

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

 

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Anatomy and Physiology Instructor

 

Hello Friends of Upward Bound,

We hope you are healthy and safe! Although the current semester at BU is remote, we are working on preparing our summer program! We are continuing to look for instructors for the summer, particularly anatomy & physiology. We are still accepting applications and our interviews are taking place remotely. If you could share with your network, we would appreciate it! We know some people might have some free time now to work on their applications. 

Cover letter and resume are required to be considered. For more info about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub or contact Nicole (nsjoblom@bu.edu) and Taiomi (taiomic@bu.edu) with additional questions.

 

Position Available: Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

 

Program Description: The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serves 136 Boston and Chelsea public high school students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer program and an after school component. More information about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub.

 

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching two to four sections of anatomy & physiology during a six-week summer program for college-bound high school students. The instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, host office hours, and attend weekly staff meetings. Each section is capped at 15 students. 

The position is part-time.  Program dates are June 28, 2020 through August 7, 2020.

 

Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, biology, or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area. Experience with virtual and online learning is a plus.

 

Required Experience: Minimum one year teaching experience. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills a must.

 

Salary: $40 per instructional hour

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program managers Taiomi Cruz (taiomic@bu.edu) and Nicole Sjoblom (nsjoblom@bu.edu), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fax: (617) 353-2395). 

 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

Stay well,

Nicole

 

Nicole Sjoblom, PhD (she/her/hers)

Program Manager

 

Upward Bound Math Science, Boston University

2 Silber Way, Room 430, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-3551

Fax: (617) 353-2395

nsjoblom@bu.edu

 

Please note: Our University and College have announced that staff should not come to campus for the remainder of the spring semester to mitigate the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Upward Bound office is closed for the time being, but you can still reach us. Our staff is now working remotely. You can contact me through email or phone (857-244-0776)

 

 

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

 

I am Yeelin Bacchus, a Senior Research Assistant at the CK Ready Study at the Boston Medical Center. I wanted to reach out to you because we have recently opened our Summer 2020 Research Assistant applications and would appreciate it if you could share this with your students. 

 

This is the perfect opportunity for Spanish speakers looking for research experience or have an interest in public health, child development or pediatrics. The CK Ready Study is the first major, national cluster-RCT to evaluate Centering Parenting, a group well child care model, on child development and school readiness. 

 

As a research assistant, students will interview and administer research surveys, perform database entry and management, assist with self-directed projects, and participate in our weekly team meetings. 

 

Students can learn more at https://www.vitalvillage.org/projects/c-k-ready. If interested, they can contact Marisol De Ornelas at maria.deornelas@bmc.org with questions and applications.

 

To apply, please email us a cover letter and resume. 

 

Best,

Yeelin Bacchus

 

 

Surveys

 

 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 

 

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Hello Graduate Woman in Science and Engineering,

 

I am the Vice President of Communications of Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club. We are currently based out of Questrom School of Business and are interested in expanding to work with students and clubs throughout Boston University. I have attached a link to a quick survey regarding entrepreneurial interest among graduate students that we would appreciate if you could send to your club’s members. In addition, please let me know if your club is interested in collaborating with us next year. 

 

Link to survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeToQX3YcOgHXZ4GsFC0kKlclNmKaFEAG7pbWaLKzRaVqorig/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Best,

David Landesman 

Health Sector MBA ’22

 

 

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

Hello,

 

I am a Ph.D. student at Purdue University and am co-investigating a study with Dr. Blake A. Allan (ballan@purdue.edu) in which we are exploring the academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds (Approved, Exempted IRB Protocol #IRB-2020-50; irb@purdue.edu). 

 

This 15-minute survey is for people who are (a) over the age of 18, (b) domestic PhD students, and (c) identify as having a lower or working class background during their childhood.Participation is voluntary and there are no expected risks or benefits for participation in the study.

 

Select the link below to access more information about the study and to complete the 15-minute, voluntary survey:

https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnlj2aBTg81ejLn

 

 

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April 29 – Not Emailed, Just Posted Here

Hi Everyone,

 

We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy at home. Please reach out if you are in need of help or resources.

 

~GWISE Board

 

 

 

Resources during Social Distancing

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

Rosie’s Place – 2 Parts

 

 

GWISE Events

Book Club: The Power – Apr 30

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY 

Library

 

External Opportunities 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program – Applications due May 6

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research – May 27-29

New England Future Faculty Workshop – Applications due Jun 1

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

 

 

Job/Internship Opportunities

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

 

Surveys

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

 

Resources during Social Distancing

 

 

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

For mental & emotional health –

  • Headspace App for Mindfulness & Meditation – The Wellbeing Project
  • Virtual Counseling & Support Groups – Behavioral Medicine & SARP
  • Virtual Wellness Workshops – NITEO, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Yoga & Meditation – BU School of Public Health (open to all students)
  • Virtual Collegiate Recovery Program Supports – Wellness & Prevention Services

For spiritual health –

  • Virtual meetings with chaplains – Marsh Chapel
  • Virtual meditation and Shabbat dinner – Hillel

For physical health

  • Telehealth medical services – Student Health Services
  • Ways to Keep Moving Wherever You Are, FitRec
  • Virtual nutrition counseling and workshops – Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

For social connection –

For success in school –

  • Virtual coaching sessions, requests for support & accommodations, and more – Disability & Access Services
  • Virtual peer-tutoring, writing assistance, language link, and more – Educational Resource Center

For financial wellbeing –

  • Assistance for students facing financial hardship – University Service Center

 

 

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

 

Hello,

 

My name is Zach C, a grad student in the Bio department at BU. I’m currently starting to help with a working group that has been organizing scientists to help pool our skills to help contribute against COVID 19, affliated under the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). Some of you may already have heard about it and I’ve linked here the website and a google form made by Dr. Michael Wells for volunteering skills:

 

https://endcoronavirus.necsi.edu/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nt-n8dE04LbjqdibLD9oesmvwdcXrtW4ybQwhIr4Egk/edit

 

The working group has a whole lot of contacts with scientists, and one of the things that they are trying to do is to now facilitate getting this information organized and distributed to policy makers and health institutions to make use of the resources we have. Would any of your groups be interested in helping with this, or perhaps members from your orgs might be interested? As of now, I’m about to have a call with them about specific asks and how to move forward, but in general this could be an excellent way to contribute to the global effort. I think, even if people aren’t scientists, there would be ways for people to contribute, particularly because this involves science policy.

 

If you think that people would be interested, let me know. Additionally, if anyone has information about these kinds of efforts already ongoing at BU, please feel free to share!

 

Thanks very much for your time and I hope you’ll be able to help,

Zach C.

 

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 1

 

­Dear Friends,

I hope you and your family are doing well and managing as best you can in this time of crisis.

As you may know, Rosie’s Place remains open to meet the needs of the poor and homeless women who rely on us. Here’s how we’re helping: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/Rosies_Place_Is_Here_for_You

So much has changed in the three weeks since we had to suspend volunteer activity at Rosie’s Place to protect the health and safety of our guests. But one thing that will never change is our deep gratitude for your commitment to our work. That fact that I am hearing from so many of you, wondering how you may still be able to make a difference, comes as no surprise to us. We have seen your generosity in action every day!

We appreciate your wonderful messages of support and offers of assistance. I am trying to respond to everyone personally, but in the meantime here are some ways you can stay involved: http://rsp.convio.net/site/DocServer/Give_to_Support_Our_Work.pdf?docID=321.

A couple of volunteer-oriented ideas here include donating the cash equivalent of an hour–or more–of volunteer service ($25.23 according to estimates, although it’s really impossible to put a price of your value to us) and underwriting the cost of a catered meal. It’s not the same as being here, but your help is meaningful to us during this time apart.

As the coronavirus spreads and we must all stay inside, life becomes even more difficult and dangerous for our homeless guests. I’d like to share some recent thoughts from our president Leemarie Mosca: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/A_Place_for_Women_on_the_Edge

We miss seeing you here and look forward to that happy day when we can welcome you back. The need for Rosie’s Place services will only increase in the coming weeks, and we are so fortunate that you continue to stand with us. Even though you aren’t with us in person, we can feel your support from afar.

Stay safe and be well,

Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226

www.rosiesplace.org

 

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 2

 

Hi Friends of Rosie’s Place,

I hope this message finds you healthy and well during this challenging time. As many of you know, Rosie’s Place remains open and committed to being a sanctuary for our guests. The women relying on our services are among the most vulnerable among us and are depending on us now, more than ever.

Over the past several weeks, we have been heartened by the kind messages of support and offers of assistance we have received from our friends. Today, we are hoping you can support our efforts to keep the Rosie’s Place community safe and healthy by donating face masks.

We are looking for donations of disposable masks and are accepting homemade ones as well. If you are able to make them yourself, there are two kinds we are seeking:

Option 1: Mask with a filter pocket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoPSXaLKCNE)
Option 2: Mask with a simpler design (https://www.uhhospitals.org/-/media/Files/Coronavirus/MaskProductionGuidelines03282020v4.pdf)

If you’re unable to help by making them yourself, please consider forwarding this to your network to help spread the word.

Completed masks can be mailed to:
Rosie’s Place
Attn: Sandy Mariano
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
To coordinate a drop off, please call 617-442-9322.

As always, we are grateful for your support of our mission to be a place of safety and peace for our guests.

Take care,
Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226
www.rosiesplace.org

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

 

Book Club – The Power

Date and Time: Thu., 04/30, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Zoom – https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/144096794

RSVP HERE

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

 

Please join us for a virtual GWISE Book Club. We’re reading “The Power”, by Naomi Alderman. In this book, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.

 

But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please indicate which format you prefer in the RSVP form and we’ll follow up with your request. Contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) if you have comments or questions.

 

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. 

 

RSVP HERE

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

Our next meeting will be a virtual luncheon.  Feel free to have your kids join in.  If you’d like to be part of this meeting – email dlebo@bu.edu to join the mailing list and you’ll receive the doodle poll to set up the session.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HERE for more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY

 

Due to BU’s precautions, we are canceling all in-person yoga sessions until further notice.  We will attempt to run virtual classes for anyone who wishes to participate.  Please email your instructor if you are interested in these sessions.  

 

Tuesday Meditation/Friday Night Yoga – Vaibhav Tripathi vaibhavt@bu.edu

 

One of our participants provided this website if you’re interested in doing other yoga practices or practice at alternate times. 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: ONLINE ONLY 

  

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

We have set up a Slack Workspace for daily check-ins for all current PhD students at BU to help reduce the isolation of social distancing. There are different channels within the Workspace for daily check ins, departments, disciplinary channels, etc. Everyone is enrolled automatically in the #general and #dailycheckin channels but you can join your departmental channel yourself. Feel free to add other channels or threads if you like – like writing groups, reading groups, accountability, lab teams, etc. The Grad Affairs office will not be monitoring the individual channels but wanted to set it up so that there was a forum for current PhDs to connect. We will try to answer questions posted on the #gradaffairs channel. Please also be advised: Slack is not FERPA compliant meaning that it is illegal to share information private about your students or discuss them on the platform. To join the Slack Workspace visit this link.

 

 

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program

Date: Applications due May 6

 

Dear Graduate Students,

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.  

 

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

 

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

 

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

 

 

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research – May 27-29

Visualization, process tracing, and visualization
Three short workshops, three days each. In addition to our popular Process Tracing workshop, we have two different visualization options using R, one focusing on ggplot2 and static images, the other using Shiny to make interactive graphics. And if those terms went just a little over your head, we totally get it, and we made a number of Introduction to R courses to help out! See our full course schedule for those, but for now we would like to feature these short workshops:

Interactive Visualization, Dashboard, and Apps with R and Shiny (May 27-29)
Instructor: David Armstrong, Western University

Despite the availability of technologies that make web-based, interactive data visualization and analytics possible, most of us continue to persist in a static web-based environment. R, through its Shiny platform, offers countless opportunities to deploy interactive dashboards, web applications and APIs without the added overhead of having to code things from scratch in javascript.

This course is ideal for instructors who want to bring more interactivity to their classroom examples. It is also well-suited for researchers who want to disseminate web-based interactive graphics and analytics to their readers. Finally, this would be a good introduction for staff from organizations who want to deliver visualizations and analytics to clients and stakeholders who may not have the capability to generate the results themselves.

Process Tracing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (May 27-29)
Instructors: Derek Beach, Aarhus Universitet

Process tracing is a research method designed to learn how things work in real-world cases. Increasingly used across the social sciences and in applied policy evaluation, process tracing involves unpacking a causal process in a case and tracing how it worked empirically, enabling strong within-case inferences about causal processes.

The aim of this intensive three-day course is to provide participants with a good working understanding of the core elements of process tracing as a distinct social science case study method, enabling you to utilize it in your own research either as a stand-alone method or in combination with other methods in multi-method designs such as experiments or small/medium-n comparisons using Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The course will combine lectures and discussions with group work on exercises and individual work using your own research.

Social Science Data and Model Visualization in R (May 27-29)
Instructor: Boris Shor, University of Houston

This course will introduce social science students to modern methods of exploring and communicating data to a variety of audiences. The primary tools will be the R statistical programming language, RStudio as a development environment, and the tidyverse family of R packages (especially ggplot2) for visualization. The object will be to enable students to feel confident in descriptively exploring their data, communicating that to scholarly and outside audiences, and communicating inferential results for presentation and paper writing purposes. Throughout, good workflow practices for scientific writing will be emphasized.

REMINDER: All 2020 Summer Program courses are being offered virtually!

View all 2020 courses

Registration now open, reduced fees!

To register for these or any of our courses visit our Registration page to get started. Also on that page is our new fee structure, reduced to reflect our move online for 2020.

 

New England Future Faculty Workshop 

Applications due Jun 1

 

We would like to invite you to participate in the New England Future
Faculty Workshop (NE-FFW) which will be held virtually on July 30th,
2020.  The NE-FFW is designed specifically for postdoctoral fellows
and advanced graduate students who are interested in an academic
career in STEM.

Northeastern University is committed to cultivating talent and
promoting the full inclusion of excellence. This workshop is designed
to serve those who are members of groups whose representation in STEM
education or employment is smaller than their representation in the
U.S. population. For example, this includes women, racial and ethnic
minorities, persons with disabilities, first-generation students,
members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those who support the efforts for
a more diverse workforce.

The NE-FFW is focused on the academic job search. The format of the
one-day workshop includes faculty-led interactive discussions and
peer-to-peer interactions.  Workshop topics include:  Finding Your
Institutional Fit, Perfecting Your Interview Skills, Making Your CV
Stand Out, Crafting Research, Teaching and Diversity Statements,
Negotiating the Job Offer, and more. To learn more about and to apply
to the New England Future Faculty Workshop, go to:
https://faculty.northeastern.edu/advance/faculty-recruitment/future-faculty-workshop/.

To participate in the NE-FFW, there are several steps interested
people need to take:
1. Submit the application packet by June 1st, 2020
2. Accepted applicants will be notified by June 15th, 2020
3. Confirm their participation by paying a $50 registration fee by
June 26th, 2020

This unique opportunity is one they will not want to miss.

Warm regards,
NE-FWW Planning Committee

Northeastern University:
               Penny Beuning, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
               Lori Ferrins, Research Assistant Professor of
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
               Lakindu Pathira Kankanamge, Graduate Student
               Diedra Wrighting, Executive Director of the ADVANCE
Office of Faculty Development
               Erinn Taylor de Barroso, Assistant Director of the
ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development
               Dorie Campbell, Program Coordinator of the ADVANCE
Office of Faculty Development

University of Massachusetts Amherst:
               Joann Rodriguez, Graduate Student

 

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Book an Appointment

 

Lauren Celano provides one-on-one coaching. Appointments are available virtually (via Phone or Skype) on alternating Tuesday and  Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am-11:30 am. Areas include: job searching, CV / resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and more.
More Information
  

 

Jobs and Internships

 

 

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

 

Students,

 

AfterCollege provides a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

 

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

 

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

 

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Anatomy and Physiology Instructor

 

Hello Friends of Upward Bound,

We hope you are healthy and safe! Although the current semester at BU is remote, we are working on preparing our summer program! We are continuing to look for instructors for the summer, particularly anatomy & physiology. We are still accepting applications and our interviews are taking place remotely. If you could share with your network, we would appreciate it! We know some people might have some free time now to work on their applications. 

Cover letter and resume are required to be considered. For more info about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub or contact Nicole (nsjoblom@bu.edu) and Taiomi (taiomic@bu.edu) with additional questions.

Position Available: Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

Program Description: The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serves 136 Boston and Chelsea public high school students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer program and an after school component. More information about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub.

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching two to four sections of anatomy & physiology during a six-week summer program for college-bound high school students. The instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, host office hours, and attend weekly staff meetings. Each section is capped at 15 students. 

The position is part-time.  Program dates are June 28, 2020 through August 7, 2020.

Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, biology, or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area. Experience with virtual and online learning is a plus.

Required Experience: Minimum one year teaching experience. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills a must.

Salary: $40 per instructional hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program managers Taiomi Cruz (taiomic@bu.edu) and Nicole Sjoblom (nsjoblom@bu.edu), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fax: (617) 353-2395). 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

Stay well,

Nicole

 

Nicole Sjoblom, PhD (she/her/hers)

Program Manager

 

Upward Bound Math Science, Boston University

2 Silber Way, Room 430, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-3551

Fax: (617) 353-2395

nsjoblom@bu.edu

 

Please note: Our University and College have announced that staff should not come to campus for the remainder of the spring semester to mitigate the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Upward Bound office is closed for the time being, but you can still reach us. Our staff is now working remotely. You can contact me through email or phone (857-244-0776)

 

 

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

 

I am Yeelin Bacchus, a Senior Research Assistant at the CK Ready Study at the Boston Medical Center. I wanted to reach out to you because we have recently opened our Summer 2020 Research Assistant applications and would appreciate it if you could share this with your students. 

 

This is the perfect opportunity for Spanish speakers looking for research experience or have an interest in public health, child development or pediatrics. The CK Ready Study is the first major, national cluster-RCT to evaluate Centering Parenting, a group well child care model, on child development and school readiness. 

 

As a research assistant, students will interview and administer research surveys, perform database entry and management, assist with self-directed projects, and participate in our weekly team meetings. 

 

Students can learn more at https://www.vitalvillage.org/projects/c-k-ready. If interested, they can contact Marisol De Ornelas at maria.deornelas@bmc.org with questions and applications.

 

To apply, please email us a cover letter and resume. 

 

Best,

Yeelin Bacchus

 

 

Surveys

 

 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 

 

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Hello Graduate Woman in Science and Engineering,

 

I am the Vice President of Communications of Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club. We are currently based out of Questrom School of Business and are interested in expanding to work with students and clubs throughout Boston University. I have attached a link to a quick survey regarding entrepreneurial interest among graduate students that we would appreciate if you could send to your club’s members. In addition, please let me know if your club is interested in collaborating with us next year. 

 

Link to survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeToQX3YcOgHXZ4GsFC0kKlclNmKaFEAG7pbWaLKzRaVqorig/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Best,

David Landesman 

Health Sector MBA ’22

 

 

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

Hello,

 

I am a Ph.D. student at Purdue University and am co-investigating a study with Dr. Blake A. Allan (ballan@purdue.edu) in which we are exploring the academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds (Approved, Exempted IRB Protocol #IRB-2020-50; irb@purdue.edu). 

 

This 15-minute survey is for people who are (a) over the age of 18, (b) domestic PhD students, and (c) identify as having a lower or working class background during their childhood.Participation is voluntary and there are no expected risks or benefits for participation in the study.

 

Select the link below to access more information about the study and to complete the 15-minute, voluntary survey:

https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnlj2aBTg81ejLn

 

 

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April 20

Hi Everyone,

We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and healthy at home. Please reach out if you are in need of help or resources.

~GWISE Board

Resources during Social Distancing

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

Rosie’s Place – 2 Parts

More resources are coming soon to the GWISE website

GWISE Events

HIIT/Tabata-style workout – Apr 22

GWISE-SARP Virtual Interrupt Training – Apr 28

Book Club: The Power – Apr 30

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group – VIRTUAL SESSION
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY 

Library

External Opportunities 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Every other Tuesday

Virtual 2-Day Launch Camp for Women in STEM – Apr 20-21

ARROWS: 2020 Lecture – Apr 21

2nd Annual BU Research Puppet Slam (Virtual Edition) – Apr 24

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program – Applications due May 6

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research – May 27-29

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds

 

 

Resources during Social Distancing

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

For mental & emotional health – 

  • Headspace App for Mindfulness & Meditation – The Wellbeing Project
  • Virtual Counseling & Support Groups – Behavioral Medicine & SARP
  • Virtual Wellness Workshops – NITEO, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Yoga & Meditation – BU School of Public Health (open to all students)
  • Virtual Collegiate Recovery Program Supports – Wellness & Prevention Services

For spiritual health –

  • Virtual meetings with chaplains – Marsh Chapel
  • Virtual meditation and Shabbat dinner – Hillel 

For physical health

  • Telehealth medical services – Student Health Services
  • Ways to Keep Moving Wherever You Are, FitRec
  • Virtual nutrition counseling and workshops – Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

For social connection –

For success in school –

  • Virtual coaching sessions, requests for support & accommodations, and more – Disability & Access Services
  • Virtual peer-tutoring, writing assistance, language link, and more – Educational Resource Center

For financial wellbeing – 

  • Assistance for students facing financial hardship – University Service Center

 

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

Hello,

My name is Zach C, a grad student in the Bio department at BU. I’m currently starting to help with a working group that has been organizing scientists to help pool our skills to help contribute against COVID 19, affliated under the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). Some of you may already have heard about it and I’ve linked here the website and a google form made by Dr. Michael Wells for volunteering skills:

https://endcoronavirus.necsi.edu/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nt-n8dE04LbjqdibLD9oesmvwdcXrtW4ybQwhIr4Egk/edit

The working group has a whole lot of contacts with scientists, and one of the things that they are trying to do is to now facilitate getting this information organized and distributed to policy makers and health institutions to make use of the resources we have. Would any of your groups be interested in helping with this, or perhaps members from your orgs might be interested? As of now, I’m about to have a call with them about specific asks and how to move forward, but in general this could be an excellent way to contribute to the global effort. I think, even if people aren’t scientists, there would be ways for people to contribute, particularly because this involves science policy.

If you think that people would be interested, let me know. Additionally, if anyone has information about these kinds of efforts already ongoing at BU, please feel free to share!

Thanks very much for your time and I hope you’ll be able to help,

Zach C.

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 1

­Dear Friends,

I hope you and your family are doing well and managing as best you can in this time of crisis.

As you may know, Rosie’s Place remains open to meet the needs of the poor and homeless women who rely on us. Here’s how we’re helping: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/Rosies_Place_Is_Here_for_You

So much has changed in the three weeks since we had to suspend volunteer activity at Rosie’s Place to protect the health and safety of our guests. But one thing that will never change is our deep gratitude for your commitment to our work. That fact that I am hearing from so many of you, wondering how you may still be able to make a difference, comes as no surprise to us. We have seen your generosity in action every day!

We appreciate your wonderful messages of support and offers of assistance. I am trying to respond to everyone personally, but in the meantime here are some ways you can stay involved: http://rsp.convio.net/site/DocServer/Give_to_Support_Our_Work.pdf?docID=321.

A couple of volunteer-oriented ideas here include donating the cash equivalent of an hour–or more–of volunteer service ($25.23 according to estimates, although it’s really impossible to put a price of your value to us) and underwriting the cost of a catered meal. It’s not the same as being here, but your help is meaningful to us during this time apart.

As the coronavirus spreads and we must all stay inside, life becomes even more difficult and dangerous for our homeless guests. I’d like to share some recent thoughts from our president Leemarie Mosca: http://www.rosiesplace.org/news_and_events/newsroom/A_Place_for_Women_on_the_Edge

We miss seeing you here and look forward to that happy day when we can welcome you back. The need for Rosie’s Place services will only increase in the coming weeks, and we are so fortunate that you continue to stand with us. Even though you aren’t with us in person, we can feel your support from afar.

Stay safe and be well,

Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226

www.rosiesplace.org

 

Rosie’s Place – Part 2

Hi Friends of Rosie’s Place,

I hope this message finds you healthy and well during this challenging time. As many of you know, Rosie’s Place remains open and committed to being a sanctuary for our guests. The women relying on our services are among the most vulnerable among us and are depending on us now, more than ever.

Over the past several weeks, we have been heartened by the kind messages of support and offers of assistance we have received from our friends. Today, we are hoping you can support our efforts to keep the Rosie’s Place community safe and healthy by donating face masks.

We are looking for donations of disposable masks and are accepting homemade ones as well. If you are able to make them yourself, there are two kinds we are seeking:

Option 1: Mask with a filter pocket (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoPSXaLKCNE)
Option 2: Mask with a simpler design (https://www.uhhospitals.org/-/media/Files/Coronavirus/MaskProductionGuidelines03282020v4.pdf)

If you’re unable to help by making them yourself, please consider forwarding this to your network to help spread the word.

Completed masks can be mailed to:
Rosie’s Place
Attn: Sandy Mariano
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
To coordinate a drop off, please call 617-442-9322.

As always, we are grateful for your support of our mission to be a place of safety and peace for our guests.

Take care,
Jessica

Jessica Garretson
Director of Volunteer Services
Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-318-0226
www.rosiesplace.org

 

GWISE Events 

GWISE HIIT/Tabata Class
Time: Apr 22, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join us next Wednesday for a fun virtual HIIT/Tabata-style workout led by Sanaya Shroff (sshroff@bu.edu). HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and Tabata involve cardio/bodyweight exercises and alternate intervals of short, vigorous activity with intervals of rest. Be prepared for an intense workout by wearing comfortable clothing and having lots of water on hand.

Come and get active with us from wherever you are on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5pm to 6pm EST using the Zoom link below!

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Join by Skype for Business
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GWISE-SARP Virtual Interrupt Training

Date: Tuesday, April 28th

Time: 6-7:30 pm

Zoom link for virtual access will be sent out to RSVPs

RSVP here!

As April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, GWISE is continuing to team up with SARP to help build a safer community for graduate students. Join us for a virtual session of Interrupt!

Interrupt is an interactive training to help graduate students identify opportunities and build skills to interrupt sexual misconduct and help create safer communities for everyone. In this 75-minute training, you will will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of sexual misconduct
  • Think through a step-by-step framework to help identify opportunities to interrupt.
  • Practice how to interrupt in realistic scenarios where sexual misconduct is directed either at yourself or others.
  • Identify sexual misconduct response and prevention resources

This event is for everyone: GWISE, WISEGuys, and all allies are welcome!

We understand during this time more than ever it is easy to feel isolated. GWISE is committed to supporting our members and fighting gender based discrimination and misconduct on behalf of our community. If you need us, we’re here to help.

24/7 Crisis Resources

SARP Crisis Line: 617-353-SARP (7277)

BUPD: 617-353-2121

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: 800-841-8371

National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

SafeLink (MA Domestic Violence Hotline): (877) 785-2020

 

Book Club – The Power

Date and Time: Thu., 04/30, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Zoom – https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/144096794

RSVP HERE

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

Please join us for a virtual GWISE Book Club. We’re reading “The Power”, by Naomi Alderman. In this book, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.

But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please indicate which format you prefer in the RSVP form and we’ll follow up with your request. Contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) if you have comments or questions.

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. 

RSVP HERE

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group – Virtual Session

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

Our next meeting will be a virtual luncheon.  Feel free to have your kids join in.  If you’d like to be part of this meeting – email dlebo@bu.edu to join the mailing list and you’ll receive the doodle poll to set up the session.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY

Due to BU’s precautions, we are canceling all in-person yoga sessions until further notice.  We will attempt to run virtual classes for anyone who wishes to participate.  Please email your instructor if you are interested in these sessions.  

 

Prenatal Yoga – Diane Lebo dlebo@bu.edu

Tuesday Meditation/Friday Night Yoga – Vaibhav Tripathi vaibhavt@bu.edu

Thursday Morning Yoga – Lucia Stein-Montalvo lsmontal@bu.edu

One of our participants provided this website if you’re interested in doing other yoga practices or practice at alternate times. 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: ONLINE ONLY 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times:  Thursday, April 30

  From 8:00-9:00AM

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: ONLINE ONLY

  

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

We have set up a Slack Workspace for daily check-ins for all current PhD students at BU to help reduce the isolation of social distancing. There are different channels within the Workspace for daily check ins, departments, disciplinary channels, etc. Everyone is enrolled automatically in the #general and #dailycheckin channels but you can join your departmental channel yourself. Feel free to add other channels or threads if you like – like writing groups, reading groups, accountability, lab teams, etc. The Grad Affairs office will not be monitoring the individual channels but wanted to set it up so that there was a forum for current PhDs to connect. We will try to answer questions posted on the #gradaffairs channel. Please also be advised: Slack is not FERPA compliant meaning that it is illegal to share information private about your students or discuss them on the platform. To join the Slack Workspace visit this link.

 

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub) 

Location: Zoom Video Call

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

 

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench! 

 

We’ll talk about: 

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market. 
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand. 
  • What you’ll get: 
    • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business.
    • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market. 
    • Become a part of a community of innovators

 

Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

   

  

Virtual 2-Day Launch Camp for Women in STEM

Join AWIS, an internationally-recognized expert in supporting a diversity of women in STEM across all sectors, and SEED SPOT, a globally-ranked business incubator for early-stage entrepreneurs, for a live, immersive, virtual workshop with women entrepreneurs from around the country.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to jumpstart the business behind your tech or science innovation, or if you could use a clear plan for acquiring more customers, added revenue streams, and going to market with minimal investment, this program is for you.

Dates: Monday & Tuesday, April 20-21, 2020

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm Central (CDT)

Format: Interactive Virtual Workshop

AWIS Member Price: $100 ($50 off listed price of $150) with “Partner Referral ID” (discount code): AWIS2020

What to Expect:

  • AWIS STEM to Market/SEED SPOT welcome kit mailed to those who register by 4/13!
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Expert guidance on STEM entrepreneurship
  • Collaborative community
  • Mentorship from professionals
  • Celebration pitch night
  • Lifetime alumni benefits

Program highlights from past participants:

  • “The 2DLC experience helped me focus my attention on the immediate customer (patients) instead of worrying about the long-term customer (hospitals and insurers).”
  • “Really enjoyed meeting and interacting with the other entrepreneurs.”
  • “Breaking out of own personal and professional silos to fine tune core value of venture and describe problem/solution in common use language.”
  • “Getting my business idea out on paper for the first time and crafting a vision for my company.”

Space is limited for the Virtual 2-Day Launch Camp for Women in STEM, so register today using “Partner Referral ID” (discount code): AWIS2020

If you’d like to discuss whether Virtual 2-Day Launch Camp is right for you, please reach out! We’re happy to answer questions and make recommendations based on the stage of your venture.

 

Onward!

Heather Metcalf

Chief Research Officer, AWIS

 

 

ARROWS: Advance, Recruit, Retain & Organize Women in STEM 2020 Lecture

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 | 4-5pm

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual ARROWS Lecture will be given by Professor Molly Shoichet of the University of Toronto. The ARROWS Lecture brings the BU community together each year to hear from a woman scientist or engineer with an extraordinary record of leadership and vision in the STEM fields.

Dr. Shoichet, as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ontario’s first Chief Scientist, and the only person to be inducted into all three of Canada’s National Academies of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences, is an outstanding STEM leader we are excited to bring to Boston University.

Please mark your calendar. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks. Please contact arrows@bu.edu with any questions.

 

2nd Annual BU Research Puppet Slam (Virtual Edition)

Date and Time: Fri, April 24, 2020, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU! Join us as you shelter in place to watch 8 collaborative screen-based puppet shorts based on current BU doctoral and masters research. 

Undergraduate students from the Cross-College Challenge have created a series of very short works in collaboration with graduate students that explore cutting-edge research, visually and performatively. 

Defying the limitations of separation in space (but not in time), watch students as they problem-solve and play with the opportunities of technology in real-time and enlighten you about topics such as critical race theory and gentrification, multicellular biofilms, big data, and sediment nitrogen removal. 

Register here. You will receive a link to the show on or before the 24th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-bu-research-puppet-slam-virtual-edition-tickets-102555568466

 

 

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program

Date: Applications due May 6

Dear Graduate Students,

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.  

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov. 

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

 

 

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research – May 27-29

Visualization, process tracing, and visualization
Three short workshops, three days each. In addition to our popular Process Tracing workshop, we have two different visualization options using R, one focusing on ggplot2 and static images, the other using Shiny to make interactive graphics. And if those terms went just a little over your head, we totally get it, and we made a number of Introduction to R courses to help out! See our full course schedule for those, but for now we would like to feature these short workshops:Interactive Visualization, Dashboard, and Apps with R and Shiny (May 27-29)
Instructor: David Armstrong, Western UniversityDespite the availability of technologies that make web-based, interactive data visualization and analytics possible, most of us continue to persist in a static web-based environment. R, through its Shiny platform, offers countless opportunities to deploy interactive dashboards, web applications and APIs without the added overhead of having to code things from scratch in javascript.This course is ideal for instructors who want to bring more interactivity to their classroom examples. It is also well-suited for researchers who want to disseminate web-based interactive graphics and analytics to their readers. Finally, this would be a good introduction for staff from organizations who want to deliver visualizations and analytics to clients and stakeholders who may not have the capability to generate the results themselves.Process Tracing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (May 27-29)
Instructors: Derek Beach, Aarhus UniversitetProcess tracing is a research method designed to learn how things work in real-world cases. Increasingly used across the social sciences and in applied policy evaluation, process tracing involves unpacking a causal process in a case and tracing how it worked empirically, enabling strong within-case inferences about causal processes.The aim of this intensive three-day course is to provide participants with a good working understanding of the core elements of process tracing as a distinct social science case study method, enabling you to utilize it in your own research either as a stand-alone method or in combination with other methods in multi-method designs such as experiments or small/medium-n comparisons using Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The course will combine lectures and discussions with group work on exercises and individual work using your own research.

Social Science Data and Model Visualization in R (May 27-29)
Instructor: Boris Shor, University of Houston

This course will introduce social science students to modern methods of exploring and communicating data to a variety of audiences. The primary tools will be the R statistical programming language, RStudio as a development environment, and the tidyverse family of R packages (especially ggplot2) for visualization. The object will be to enable students to feel confident in descriptively exploring their data, communicating that to scholarly and outside audiences, and communicating inferential results for presentation and paper writing purposes. Throughout, good workflow practices for scientific writing will be emphasized.

REMINDER: All 2020 Summer Program courses are being offered virtually!

 View all 2020 courses

Registration now open, reduced fees!

To register for these or any of our courses visit our Registration page to get started. Also on that page is our new fee structure, reduced to reflect our move online for 2020.

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment

Lauren Celano provides one-on-one coaching. Appointments are available virtually (via Phone or Skype) on alternating Tuesday and  Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am-11:30 am. Areas include: job searching, CV / resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and more.
More Information
  

 

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Students,

AfterCollege provides a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Hello Friends of Upward Bound,

We hope you are healthy and safe! Although the current semester at BU is remote, we are working on preparing our summer program! We are continuing to look for instructors for the summer, particularly math and science (including computer science, biology, anatomy & physiology). We are still accepting applications and our interviews are taking place remotely. If you could share with your network, we would appreciate it! We know some people might have some free time now to work on their applications. 

Cover letter and resume are required to be considered. For more info about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub or contact Nicole (nsjoblom@bu.edu) and Taiomi (taiomic@bu.edu) with additional questions.

Stay well,

Nicole

 

Nicole Sjoblom, PhD (she/her/hers)

Program Manager

Upward Bound Math Science, Boston University

2 Silber Way, Room 430, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-3551

Fax: (617) 353-2395

nsjoblom@bu.edu

 

Please note: Our University and College have announced that staff should not come to campus for the remainder of the spring semester to mitigate the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Upward Bound office is closed for the time being, but you can still reach us. Our staff is now working remotely. You can contact me through email or phone (857-244-0776)

 

 

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

I am Yeelin Bacchus, a Senior Research Assistant at the CK Ready Study at the Boston Medical Center. I wanted to reach out to you because we have recently opened our Summer 2020 Research Assistant applications and would appreciate it if you could share this with your students. 

This is the perfect opportunity for Spanish speakers looking for research experience or have an interest in public health, child development or pediatrics. The CK Ready Study is the first major, national cluster-RCT to evaluate Centering Parenting, a group well child care model, on child development and school readiness. 

As a research assistant, students will interview and administer research surveys, perform database entry and management, assist with self-directed projects, and participate in our weekly team meetings. 

Students can learn more at https://www.vitalvillage.org/projects/c-k-ready. If interested, they can contact Marisol De Ornelas at maria.deornelas@bmc.org with questions and applications.

To apply, please email us a cover letter and resume. 

Best,

Yeelin Bacchus

 

 

Survey from Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Hello Graduate Woman in Science and Engineering,

I am the Vice President of Communications of Boston University’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Club. We are currently based out of Questrom School of Business and are interested in expanding to work with students and clubs throughout Boston University. I have attached a link to a quick survey regarding entrepreneurial interest among graduate students that we would appreciate if you could send to your club’s members. In addition, please let me know if your club is interested in collaborating with us next year. 

Link to survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeToQX3YcOgHXZ4GsFC0kKlclNmKaFEAG7pbWaLKzRaVqorig/viewform?usp=sf_link

Best,

David Landesman 

Health Sector MBA ’22

 

 

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

Hello,

I am a Ph.D. student at Purdue University and am co-investigating a study with Dr. Blake A. Allan (ballan@purdue.edu) in which we are exploring the academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds (Approved, Exempted IRB Protocol #IRB-2020-50; irb@purdue.edu). 

This 15-minute survey is for people who are (a) over the age of 18, (b) domestic PhD students, and (c) identify as having a lower or working class background during their childhood.Participation is voluntary and there are no expected risks or benefits for participation in the study.

Select the link below to access more information about the study and to complete the 15-minute, voluntary survey:

https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnlj2aBTg81ejLn

 

 

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April 1 Edition

Hi Everyone,

We hope everyone is safe and healthy at home.  Please check out the following newsletter or the GWISE website (https://www.bu.edu/gwise/) for ways to help out and/or get help during this COVID-19 crisis.

~GWISE Board

Resources during Social Distancing

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

More resources are coming soon to the GWISE website

GWISE Events

Book Club: The Power – Apr 30

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group – VIRTUAL SESSION
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY 

Library

External Opportunities 

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

Introduction to Science Policy – Apr 1

Grant Writing Workshop: Feedback on Training Plans – Apr 1

BU URBAN Science Communication Workshop: Accelerating Climate Solutions – Apr 1

Law/Compliance/Regulatory Affairs Career Panel with Alumni – Apr 8

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Every other Tuesday

ARROWS: 2020 Lecture – Apr 21

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program – Applications due May 6

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

 

Resources during Social Distancing

Virtual Resources for Wellbeing from PDPA

For mental & emotional health – 

  • Headspace App for Mindfulness & Meditation – The Wellbeing Project
  • Virtual Counseling & Support Groups – Behavioral Medicine & SARP
  • Virtual Wellness Workshops – NITEO, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Yoga & Meditation – BU School of Public Health (open to all students)
  • Virtual Collegiate Recovery Program Supports – Wellness & Prevention Services

For spiritual health –

  • Virtual meetings with chaplains – Marsh Chapel
  • Virtual meditation and Shabbat dinner – Hillel 

For physical health

  • Telehealth medical services – Student Health Services
  • Ways to Keep Moving Wherever You Are, FitRec
  • Virtual nutrition counseling and workshops – Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

For social connection –

For success in school –

  • Virtual coaching sessions, requests for support & accommodations, and more – Disability & Access Services
  • Virtual peer-tutoring, writing assistance, language link, and more – Educational Resource Center

For financial wellbeing – 

  • Assistance for students facing financial hardship – University Service Center

Organizing to help the efforts against COVID-19

Hello,

My name is Zach C, a grad student in the Bio department at BU. I’m currently starting to help with a working group that has been organizing scientists to help pool our skills to help contribute against COVID 19, affliated under the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). Some of you may already have heard about it and I’ve linked here the website and a google form made by Dr. Michael Wells for volunteering skills:

https://endcoronavirus.necsi.edu/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nt-n8dE04LbjqdibLD9oesmvwdcXrtW4ybQwhIr4Egk/edit

The working group has a whole lot of contacts with scientists, and one of the things that they are trying to do is to now facilitate getting this information organized and distributed to policy makers and health institutions to make use of the resources we have. Would any of your groups be interested in helping with this, or perhaps members from your orgs might be interested? As of now, I’m about to have a call with them about specific asks and how to move forward, but in general this could be an excellent way to contribute to the global effort. I think, even if people aren’t scientists, there would be ways for people to contribute, particularly because this involves science policy.

If you think that people would be interested, let me know. Additionally, if anyone has information about these kinds of efforts already ongoing at BU, please feel free to share!

Thanks very much for your time and I hope you’ll be able to help,

Zach C.

 

 

GWISE Events 

Book Club – The Power

Date and Time: Thu., 04/30, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Zoom – https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/144096794

RSVP HERE

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

 

Please join us for a virtual GWISE Book Club. We’re reading “The Power”, by Naomi Alderman. In this book, the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.

 

But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please indicate which format you prefer in the RSVP form and we’ll follow up with your request. Contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) if you have comments or questions.

 

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. 

 

RSVP HERE

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group – Virtual Session

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

Our next meeting will be a virtual luncheon.  Feel free to have your kids join in.  If you’d like to be part of this meeting – email dlebo@bu.edu to join the mailing list and you’ll receive the doodle poll to set up the session.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY

 

Due to BU’s precautions, we are canceling all in-person yoga sessions until further notice.  We will attempt to run virtual classes for anyone who wishes to participate.  Please email your instructor if you are interested in these sessions.  

 

Prenatal Yoga – Diane Lebo dlebo@bu.edu

Tuesday Meditation/Friday Night Yoga – Vaibhav Tripathi vaibhavt@bu.edu

Thursday Morning Yoga – Lucia Stein-Montalvo lsmontal@bu.edu

One of our participants provided this website if you’re interested in doing other yoga practices or practice at alternate times. 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: ONLINE ONLY 

 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times:  Thursday, April 2

  Thursday, April 16

  Thursday, April 30

  From 8:00-9:00AM

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: ONLINE ONLY

  

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

BU PDPA – Slack Workspace

We have set up a Slack Workspace for daily check-ins for all current PhD students at BU to help reduce the isolation of social distancing. There are different channels within the Workspace for daily check ins, departments, disciplinary channels, etc. Everyone is enrolled automatically in the #general and #dailycheckin channels but you can join your departmental channel yourself. Feel free to add other channels or threads if you like – like writing groups, reading groups, accountability, lab teams, etc. The Grad Affairs office will not be monitoring the individual channels but wanted to set it up so that there was a forum for current PhDs to connect. We will try to answer questions posted on the #gradaffairs channel. Please also be advised: Slack is not FERPA compliant meaning that it is illegal to share information private about your students or discuss them on the platform. To join the Slack Workspace visit this link.

 

I Networked… Now What?

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 4pm-5pm
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

Description: When you replace the word “networking” with “meeting interesting people,” it suddenly sounds like a lot more fun! Whether you’re intimidated by networking or looking to improve your skills, this presentation is for you. You’ll learn easy and practical steps that will allow you to make the most of your next opportunity to meet interesting people by preparing ahead of time to have meaningful conversations and follow up respectfully afterwards.

 

Presenter information: Dr. Aliyah Weinstein has a PhD in cancer immunology and experience in science writing, outreach, and brand management. She currently works as the Marketing and Communications Manager at Addgene (Watertown, MA) and as a freelance writer in biotech.

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST33120

 

 

Introduction to Science Policy

Date and Time: April 1, 2020 from 10:00 am-11:50 am
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

Description: What is science policy? How does the federal government impact scientific discovery, and why should the scientific community care about what happens in Washington, DC? Students will learn about the federal government’s role in science, with a particular focus on funding, regulations, and current topics of debate. The class will also discuss the range of science policy careers and the skills one might need to pursue a job in science policy.

 

Ms. Jennifer Grodsky; BU Vice President for Federal Relations
Dr. Libby O’Hare; Lewis-Burke Associates, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Naomi Webber; Lewis-Burke Associates, Washington, D.C.

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST4120b

 

Grant Writing Workshop: Feedback on Training Plans

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

 

Description: Receive feedback on your training plan for your NRSA grant, drafts must be submitted to abolgion@bu.edu and hender@bu.edu 2 days before the workshop, sign up to receive reminder e-mails.

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST4120c

 

BU URBAN Science Communication Workshop: Accelerating Climate Solutions

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 -12:00PM

Location: Zoom (link will be released to registrants)

 

Calling all grad students! Please join BU URBAN for our annual Science Communication Workshop in just two weeks! This workshop is open to all graduate students at BU and will be offered online. Read about the workshop and register here. Email Evan Kuras, Program Manager, at urban@bu.edu with any questions.

 

 

Law/Compliance/Regulatory Affairs Career Panel with Alumni

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10am-11:50am
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

Description: Are you interested in learning more about careers as a scientists in law/compliance? Join us to hear more and meet with scientists:

 

Dr. Erin Bove-Fenderson; Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations; Scientific Writer, MGH Endocrine Unit
Dr. Johanna Lee Crimins; Technical Specialist; DT Ward, PC
Dr. Helen Lockhart; Biotech Patent Attorney, Wolf Greenfield

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST4820b

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub) 

Location: Zoom Video Call

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

 

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench! 

 

We’ll talk about: 

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market. 
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand. 
  • What you’ll get: 
    • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business.
    • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market. 
    • Become a part of a community of innovators

 

Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
What do you call 20 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? I fought the law and the law won. Who can use the BU Law Clinic and for what? Apr. 7
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

   

  

ARROWS: Advance, Recruit, Retain & Organize Women in STEM 2020 Lecture

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 | 4-5pm

 

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual ARROWS Lecture will be given by Professor Molly Shoichet of the University of Toronto. The ARROWS Lecture brings the BU community together each year to hear from a woman scientist or engineer with an extraordinary record of leadership and vision in the STEM fields.

Dr. Shoichet, as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ontario’s first Chief Scientist, and the only person to be inducted into all three of Canada’s National Academies of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences, is an outstanding STEM leader we are excited to bring to Boston University.

Please mark your calendar. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks. Please contact arrows@bu.edu with any questions.

 

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program

Date: Applications due May 6

 

Dear Graduate Students,

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. 

 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.  

 

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

 

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

 

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

 

 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment

 

Lauren Celano provides one-on-one coaching. Appointments are available virtually (via Phone or Skype) on alternating Tuesday and  Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am-11:30 am. Areas include: job searching, CV / resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and more.
More Information
  

 

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

 

Students,

 

AfterCollege provides a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

 

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

 

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

 

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Job Opportunity – Upward Bound Summer Program Instructors

Hello Friends of Upward Bound,

 

We hope you are healthy and safe! Although the current semester at BU is remote, we are working on preparing our summer program! We are continuing to look for instructors for the summer, particularly math and science (including computer science, biology, anatomy & physiology). We are still accepting applications and our interviews are taking place remotely. If you could share with your network, we would appreciate it! We know some people might have some free time now to work on their applications. 

 

Cover letter and resume are required to be considered. For more info about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub or contact Nicole (nsjoblom@bu.edu) and Taiomi (taiomic@bu.edu) with additional questions.

 

Stay well,

Nicole

 

Nicole Sjoblom, PhD (she/her/hers)

Program Manager

 

Upward Bound Math Science, Boston University

2 Silber Way, Room 430, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-3551

Fax: (617) 353-2395

nsjoblom@bu.edu

 

Please note: Our University and College have announced that staff should not come to campus for the remainder of the spring semester to mitigate the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Upward Bound office is closed for the time being, but you can still reach us. Our staff is now working remotely. You can contact me through email or phone (857-244-0776)

Call for Applications: Research Assistants at the CK Ready Study at BMC

 

I am Yeelin Bacchus, a Senior Research Assistant at the CK Ready Study at the Boston Medical Center. I wanted to reach out to you because we have recently opened our Summer 2020 Research Assistant applications and would appreciate it if you could share this with your students. 

 

This is the perfect opportunity for Spanish speakers looking for research experience or have an interest in public health, child development or pediatrics. The CK Ready Study is the first major, national cluster-RCT to evaluate Centering Parenting, a group well child care model, on child development and school readiness. 

 

As a research assistant, students will interview and administer research surveys, perform database entry and management, assist with self-directed projects, and participate in our weekly team meetings. 

 

Students can learn more at https://www.vitalvillage.org/projects/c-k-ready. If interested, they can contact Marisol De Ornelas at maria.deornelas@bmc.org with questions and applications.

 

To apply, please email us a cover letter and resume. 

 

Best,

Yeelin Bacchus

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

Hello,

 

I am a Ph.D. student at Purdue University and am co-investigating a study with Dr. Blake A. Allan (ballan@purdue.edu) in which we are exploring the academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds (Approved, Exempted IRB Protocol #IRB-2020-50; irb@purdue.edu). 

 

This 15-minute survey is for people who are (a) over the age of 18, (b) domestic PhD students, and (c) identify as having a lower or working class background during their childhood.Participation is voluntary and there are no expected risks or benefits for participation in the study.

 

Select the link below to access more information about the study and to complete the 15-minute, voluntary survey:

https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnlj2aBTg81ejLn

 

 

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March 19 Edition

 

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the delayed newsletter – social distancing is rather discombobulating.  I hope you are all safe and healthy.  Please reach out to GWISE if you need anything and we will help in any way that we can.

Most of the upcoming “events” are virtual ones, so please take a look at all that is available.

~GWISE Board

GWISE Events

GWISE Annual Spring Keynote with Dr. Meredith Fisher – Postponed

Book Club – Homo Deus – Postponed

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY 

Library

External Opportunities 

BU PDPA – Virtual Facilitation Training and Slack Workspace – Week of Mar 23

I Networked… Now What? – Mar 31

Introduction to Science Policy – Apr 1

Grant Writing Workshop: Feedback on Training Plans – Apr 1

BU URBAN Science Communication Workshop: Accelerating Climate Solutions – Apr 1

Law/Compliance/Regulatory Affairs Career Panel with Alumni – Apr 8

AfterCollege Student Scholarships – Applications due Mar 31

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Every other Tuesday

ARROWS: 2020 Lecture – Apr 21

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program – Applications due May 6

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

GWISE Annual Spring Keynote with Dr. Meredith Fisher – POSTPONED

 

RSVP here!

 

Please join GWISE for our annual Spring Keynote with Dr. Meredith Fisher, an accomplished business leader and scientist. Dr. Meredith Fisher received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and her PhD in molecular microbiology from Harvard University where she co-founded Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering. Currently, she is a Partner at the Partners Innovation Fund – the venture arm of Partners Healthcare System and Co-President of WEST – Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology. Meredith represents the fund on the boards of Nocion, ZielBio, Claris Bio, Alize Pharma and Mediar Therapeutics.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors at Metera and serves as an advisor to Takeda HATCH. She is a two-time recipient of the Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star Award. Prior to these roles, she spent several years working as a scientist and business leader at biotech companies such as Gingko Bioworks and Enlight Biosciences.   

 

This event will be a great opportunity to network and discuss issues related to women in STEM over a 3-course luncheon. 

 

RSVP immediately, as space is limited.  

 

 

Book Club – Homo Deus – POSTPONED UNTIL Tues., 04/14, 11:30 – 12:30pm

 

We tentatively rescheduled it to Tuesday, 04/14, 11:30am-12:30pm. If classes have resumed by then, we will meet in person (room TBD). If not, we’ll hold a virtual meeting, as most also said they’d possibly participate in it. 

 

I will update you closer to the date and request attendance confirmation then.

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

We’re reading  “Homo Deus”, by Yuval Noah Harari for our next GWISE Book Club. After reading the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, the author returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

 

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

 

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group – ON HOLD

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club – CANCELED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation – ONLINE ONLY

 

Due to BU’s precautions, we are canceling all in-person yoga sessions until further notice.  We will attempt to run virtual classes for anyone who wishes to participate.  Please email your instructor if you are interested in these sessions.

 

Prenatal Yoga – Diane Lebo dlebo@bu.edu

Tuesday Meditation/Friday Night Yoga – Vaibhav Tripathi vaibhavt@bu.edu

Thursday Morning Yoga – Lucia Stein-Montalvo lsmontal@bu.edu

 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: ONLINE ONLY 

 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times:  Thursday, April 2

  Thursday, April 16

  Thursday, April 30

  

  From 8:00-9:00AM

 

Location: ONLINE ONLY

 

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: ONLINE ONLY

  

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

BU PDPA – Virtual Facilitation Training and Slack Workspace

1) The PDPA office will be offering Virtual Facilitation trainings next week, in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Distance Education. These training sessions are for graduate student and postdoctoral teaching fellows interested in developing skills for online teaching and facilitation. This 90 minute virtual workshop will be a mixture of practical tips for maximizing Zoom and Blackboard functionalities, as well as strategies for achieving student engagement and learning in an online environment. We will also provide time for Q&A. 

Sessions will be offered on the following dates and times and you can RSVP via this link. 

March 23, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
March 25, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
March 26, 2020 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
March 27, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

 

 

2) We have set up a Slack Workspace for daily check-ins for all current PhD students at BU to help reduce the isolation of social distancing. There are different channels within the Workspace for daily check ins, departments, disciplinary channels, etc. Everyone is enrolled automatically in the #general and #dailycheckin channels but you can join your departmental channel yourself. Feel free to add other channels or threads if you like – like writing groups, reading groups, accountability, lab teams, etc. The Grad Affairs office will not be monitoring the individual channels but wanted to set it up so that there was a forum for current PhDs to connect. We will try to answer questions posted on the #gradaffairs channel. Please also be advised: Slack is not FERPA compliant meaning that it is illegal to share information private about your students or discuss them on the platform. To join the Slack Workspace visit this link.

 

 

I Networked… Now What?

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 4pm-5pm
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

Description: When you replace the word “networking” with “meeting interesting people,” it suddenly sounds like a lot more fun! Whether you’re intimidated by networking or looking to improve your skills, this presentation is for you. You’ll learn easy and practical steps that will allow you to make the most of your next opportunity to meet interesting people by preparing ahead of time to have meaningful conversations and follow up respectfully afterwards.

 

Presenter information: Dr. Aliyah Weinstein has a PhD in cancer immunology and experience in science writing, outreach, and brand management. She currently works as the Marketing and Communications Manager at Addgene (Watertown, MA) and as a freelance writer in biotech.

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST33120

 

 

Introduction to Science Policy

Date and Time: April 1, 2020 from 10:00 am-11:50 am
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

Description: What is science policy? How does the federal government impact scientific discovery, and why should the scientific community care about what happens in Washington, DC? Students will learn about the federal government’s role in science, with a particular focus on funding, regulations, and current topics of debate. The class will also discuss the range of science policy careers and the skills one might need to pursue a job in science policy.

 

Ms. Jennifer Grodsky; BU Vice President for Federal Relations
Dr. Libby O’Hare; Lewis-Burke Associates, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Naomi Webber; Lewis-Burke Associates, Washington, D.C.

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST4120b

 

Grant Writing Workshop: Feedback on Training Plans

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

 

Description: Receive feedback on your training plan for your NRSA grant, drafts must be submitted to abolgion@bu.edu and hender@bu.edu 2 days before the workshop, sign up to receive reminder e-mails.

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST4120c

 

 

BU URBAN Science Communication Workshop: Accelerating Climate Solutions

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 -12:00PM

Location: Zoom (link will be released to registrants)

 

Calling all grad students! Please join BU URBAN for our annual Science Communication Workshop in just two weeks! This workshop is open to all graduate students at BU and will be offered online. Read about the workshop and register here. Email Evan Kuras, Program Manager, at urban@bu.edu with any questions.

 

 

Law/Compliance/Regulatory Affairs Career Panel with Alumni

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10am-11:50am
Location: Virtual, please register to receive link the day before the event.

Description: Are you interested in learning more about careers as a scientists in law/compliance? Join us to hear more and meet with scientists:

 

Dr. Erin Bove-Fenderson; Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations; Scientific Writer, MGH Endocrine Unit
Dr. Johanna Lee Crimins; Technical Specialist; DT Ward, PC
Dr. Helen Lockhart; Biotech Patent Attorney, Wolf Greenfield

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BEST4820b

 

 

AfterCollege Student Scholarships

Next Deadline: March 31st

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future careers. This means that we evaluate applicants’ profiles with the eye of a hiring manager.

We’ve created a handy blog post that walks you through creating a robust and winning profile: What Can an AfterCollege Profile Do for Me?

 

AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
$500 – Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

 

Apply Here

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
$500 – Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

Apply Here

 

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship 
$500 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

 

Apply Here

 

 

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub) 

Location: Zoom Video Call

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

 

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench! 

 

We’ll talk about: 

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market. 
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand. 
  • What you’ll get: 
    • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business.
    • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market. 
    • Become a part of a community of innovators

 

Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
How do I DO this? Scalpel, check. Suction, check. Tweezers, check. Technology One Pager, check. Cash Table, check. Assumptions, check.
Many available tools to aid you with your idea and pursuit
Mar. 24
What do you call 20 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? I fought the law and the law won. Who can use the BU Law Clinic and for what? Apr. 7
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

   

  

ARROWS: Advance, Recruit, Retain & Organize Women in STEM 2020 Lecture

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 | 4-5pm

 

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Annual ARROWS Lecture will be given by Professor Molly Shoichet of the University of Toronto. The ARROWS Lecture brings the BU community together each year to hear from a woman scientist or engineer with an extraordinary record of leadership and vision in the STEM fields.

Dr. Shoichet, as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ontario’s first Chief Scientist, and the only person to be inducted into all three of Canada’s National Academies of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences, is an outstanding STEM leader we are excited to bring to Boston University.

Please mark your calendar. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks. Please contact arrows@bu.edu with any questions.

 

 

 

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program

Date: Applications due May 6

 

Dear Graduate Students,

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. 

 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.  

 

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

 

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

 

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

 

 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment

 

Lauren Celano provides one-on-one coaching. Appointments are available virtually (via Phone or Skype) on alternating Tuesday and  Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am-11:30 am. Areas include: job searching, CV / resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and more.
More Information
  

 

Jobs & Internships on AfterCollege

 

Students,

 

AfterCollege provides a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

 

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

 

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

 

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Survey on academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds 

 

Hello,

 

I am a Ph.D. student at Purdue University and am co-investigating a study with Dr. Blake A. Allan (ballan@purdue.edu) in which we are exploring the academic experiences of domestic PhD students who come from low-income or lower/working class backgrounds (Approved, Exempted IRB Protocol #IRB-2020-50; irb@purdue.edu). 

 

This 15-minute survey is for people who are (a) over the age of 18, (b) domestic PhD students, and (c) identify as having a lower or working class background during their childhood.Participation is voluntary and there are no expected risks or benefits for participation in the study.

 

Select the link below to access more information about the study and to complete the 15-minute, voluntary survey:

https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnlj2aBTg81ejLn

 

 

Have anything you’d like advertised in the GWISE Newsletter? Email dlebo@bu.edu

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GWISE Calendar

March 3 Edition

 

GWISE Events
GWISE-SARP Interrupt Training – Mar 5

NE GWISE Spring to Action – Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities – Mar 7

Board Game Night – Mar 16
Book Club – Homo Deus – Mar 18

HIIT/Tabata Workout – Mar 18

Outreach at the Museum of Science: “Exercise Your Brain” Health Fair Volunteering – Mar 21

GWISE Annual Spring Keynote with Dr. Meredith Fisher – Mar 24

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation 

Weekly Yoga – Friday Nights 

Meditation – Tuesday Afternoons

Morning Yoga – Every other Thursday

Prenatal Yoga – Wednesday Mornings

Fitness
Library

External Opportunities 
ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano
Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

WPDC and MISO Women in STEM Symposium – We want your input

Women in STEM Fields Survey

Graduate Student Support Group – Wednesdays

Jobs & Internships for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering Students on AfterCollege

Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair – Judges Needed for High School Division– Fair on May 1

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Every other Tuesday

ComSciCon – Applications due Mar 1

Mindfulness for Engineers and Angst-Ridden Type-A Kindred Spirits – Mondays from Mar 2 – Apr 6

Sir Hans Kornberg Memorial Service – Mar 4
ADL’s Breaking Barriers Speaker Series presents An Evening with Councilor Andrea Campbell – Mar 5
National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference – Mar 11-16
Patient Provider Relationship Study

Northeastern University 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium – Applications due Apr 3

Own It: A Conversation with Alumni About Diversity & Inclusion in the Workspace – 

Apr 9

Boston University’s Conversations in the Arts & Ideas – Teju Cole – Apr 13

Doctoral Puppet Slam: Communicating Doctoral Research – Apr 24

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program – Applications due May 6

 

Job Opportunity – Seeding Labs Communications Associate

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

 

Event: GWISE-SARP Interrupt Training

Date and Time: Thursday, March 5, 6-7:30 pm

Location: CILSE 609

RSVP here!

 

GWISE is teaming up with SARP to help build a safer community for graduate students. Join us for an evening session of Interrupt!

 

Interrupt is an interactive training to help graduate students identify opportunities and build skills to interrupt sexual misconduct and help create safer communities for everyone. In this 75-minute training, you will will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of sexual misconduct
  • Think through a step-by-step framework to help identify opportunities to interrupt.
  • Practice how to interrupt in realistic scenarios where sexual misconduct is directed either at yourself or others.
  • Identify sexual misconduct response and prevention resources

This event is for everyone: GWISE, WISEGuys, and all allies are welcome! Dinner will be provided! 

 

If you miss this event, stay tuned to hear about our next one coming in April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

 

GWISE is committed to fighting gender based discrimination and misconduct on campus. If you need us, we’re here to help. 

 

 

NE GWISE for Spring to Action – Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities

Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th, 10am – 4pm 

Location: Northeastern, Egan Research Center, 120 Forsyth Street

 

RSVP Here!

 

New England GWISE invites everyone to our free, annual Spring to Action event which includes a keynote, discussion, workshops, and panel all centered on the issue of diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day!

All students of all genders are welcome to attend. 

 

 

GWISE Board Game Night

Date and Time: Monday, March 16th from 5:30-8:30 pm

Location: LSE Room 103

RSVP

Want to make your Monday night a little more fun? Unwind after a hard day’s work with board games with your GWISE community! 

We’ll have a variety of games, from fun party favorites to tricky strategy games, along with some delicious snacks and drinks. If you have your own favorite game that you’d like to play, you’re encouraged to bring it along, too.

Please RSVP if you plan to join us!

Book Club – Homo Deus

Date and Time: Wed., 03/18, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Location: LSEB 207

 

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

We’re reading  “Homo Deus”, by Yuval Noah Harari for our next GWISE Book Club. After reading the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, the author returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

 

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

 

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).

 

 

GWISE HIIT/Tabata Workout

When: Wednesday, March 18th, 7pm-8pm.

Location: LSE 103

 

RSVP here

 

Escape the mid-semester slump and join us after Spring Break for an HIIT/Tabata-style workout led by Sanaya Shroff (sshroff@bu.edu). HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and Tabata involve cardio/bodyweight exercises and alternate intervals of short, vigorous activity with intervals of rest. Come prepared for an intense workout by wearing comfortable clothing and bringing water. Floor/yoga mats aren’t necessary but feel free to bring yours for extra comfort!  

 

 

Outreach at the Museum of Science: “Exercise Your Brain” Health Fair Volunteering

Date and Time: Saturday, March 21th, 11 am – 3 pm

Location: Museum of Science 

 

Interest Form

The Museum of Science invites GWISE to volunteer at their Health Fair bringing scientists from neuro, bio, nutrition, engineering, and everything in between together to table activities for families to participate in! We will have two groups, one from 10:30-1 and one from 1-3:30 so everyone can get lunch and enjoy the museum. More details will be provided to those who fill out interest form. If your lab + PI is interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form instead or email alrendos@bu.edu

 

 

GWISE Annual Spring Keynote with Dr. Meredith Fisher

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 24th, 12pm – 2pm

Location: Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way 

 

RSVP here!

 

Please join GWISE for our annual Spring Keynote with Dr. Meredith Fisher, an accomplished business leader and scientist. Dr. Meredith Fisher received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and her PhD in molecular microbiology from Harvard University where she co-founded Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering. Currently, she is a Partner at the Partners Innovation Fund – the venture arm of Partners Healthcare System and Co-President of WEST – Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology. Meredith represents the fund on the boards of Nocion, ZielBio, Claris Bio, Alize Pharma and Mediar Therapeutics.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors at Metera and serves as an advisor to Takeda HATCH. She is a two-time recipient of the Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star Award. Prior to these roles, she spent several years working as a scientist and business leader at biotech companies such as Gingko Bioworks and Enlight Biosciences.   

This event will be a great opportunity to network and discuss issues related to women in STEM over a 3-course luncheon. 

 

RSVP immediately, as space is limited.  

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club
Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm 

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

  

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

If you’re interested in leading a lesson later this semester, please sign up here, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation:

Join GWISE and the GSO for several recurring yoga and meditation events.  Come stretch out, relieve stress, and build muscle with your fellow graduate students.  All are welcome!

 

These events are all BYOM – Bring Your Own Mat.

 

To receive reminders, join the mailing lists for these events: email gso@bu.edu – 1 email will be sent out at the beginning of each week encompassing all events.

 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM for beginners, 7:00-8:00PM for advanced yoga

Locations: 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1 in LSEB 103

                 2/14 and 3/20 in GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: BRB115

 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 26

  Thursday, March 19

  Thursday, April 2

  Thursday, April 16

  Thursday, April 30

  

  From 8:00-9:00AM

Location: GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: PSY B49

 

  

Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

 

Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

We are seeking PhD students to participate as a RISE mentor in Summer 2020.

 

Mentors support RISE’s mission of providing authentic research opportunities for gifted high school students. Your participation not only helps us to carry on a tradition of introducing science and engineering to a new generation of talented students but is also, we hope, a fruitful and satisfying experience for you as a mentor. 

 

In 2020, the RISE program will run from July 5th – August 14th.  As in past years, participating labs will receive a $500 stipend for each intern they host. These funds are intended to offset some of the lab costs and to cover the printing of a poster for our Poster Symposium.

 

In addition to overseeing the work of their student intern(s), all mentors are expected to comply with BU’s Protection of Minors policy (this involves passing a CORI/SORI check once every three years and completing a one-time online training on protection of minors). Mentors are also asked to complete an online Mentor Orientation before their mentee arrives on campus.

 

Please let me know if you or your lab are interested in hosting a RISE intern/s this summer. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Best,

Amanda

 

Amanda Kautzman, PhD

Program Manager for RISE and AIM

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

755 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 103

Boston, MA 02215

P: 617-358-1431

 

 

WPDC and MISO Women in STEM Symposium – We want your input

WPDC recently won a grant to host a special event celebrating the advancement of women in STEM this Spring! The symposium will include a panel discussion where women from different scientific fields and career paths will be invited to discuss their experiences working as a woman in STEM, followed by a networking hour where attendees can mix and mingle with the panelists and each other over light drinks and appetizers. 

We would love to hear your suggestions of inspiring women in STEM, at BU or outside, who you think we should invite to participate as a panelist. Please note special emphasis will be placed on recruiting potential panelists who are women of color. 

 

Nomination form

 

 

Women in STEM Fields Survey
My name is Mateo Cruz and I am a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am working with Dr. Caryn Block to better understand the many different ways women respond to the experience of working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). You are eligible to participate in this study, if you:

 

(1) Self-identify as female

(2) Work part-time or full-time in a STEM occupation (listed below) (Note: grad students who work and postdocs are eligible)

(3) are 20 years of age or older

 

The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. Completion of the survey is entirely voluntary, and results are anonymous. Responses will be aggregated and viewed at the group level and will not attributable to any one individual. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information in the survey. You will be not be compensated for this survey.

 

Please see link below to participate:

 

https://tccolumbia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewzE58gtC2kAmnr

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at cjc2140@tc.columbia.edu. Your participation in the study is valuable in our effort to better understand women’s experiences in STEM.

 

Thank you,

Mateo Cruz

 

Which occupations classify as a STEM? (according to the National Science Foundation)

      Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences

      Computer and mathematical sciences

      Physical sciences

      Engineering

      Technology and technical fields

      Social sciences

 

Which occupations do NOT classify as STEM? (according to the National Science Foundation)

      Health fields

      Architecture

      Actuarial science

      Management and administration

      Education 

      Social services and related fields

      Sales and marketing

      Arts and humanities

 

 

Graduate Student Support Group
Date and Time: Wednesdays, 5:00PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St, Room L-202

 

There is a new weekly support group for graduate students at BU! This program is designed to provide a platform for students to share their experiences, struggles in and out of BU, various concerns, and to receive feedback from their peers. The group is a confidential support system that will be facilitated by Erika Thomson, LICSW, and is open to all graduate students at BU. No reservation required.

 

 

Jobs & Internships for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering Students on AfterCollege

 

Students,

 

AfterCollege provides  a career network for BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students, and I encourage you to take a look:

 

https://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/boston-university/graduate-women-in-science-and-engineering/

 

Powered by AfterCollege, the Career Network features relevant jobs and internships matched by AfterCollege’s algorithms and from employers specifically interested in reaching BU Graduate Women in Science & Engineering students and alumni.

 

The time to apply for summer internships and your first full-time job starts now. Browse through opportunities using the filters provided. You can also create a profile to be contacted by employers and to receive job alerts.

 

 

Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair – Judges Needed for High School Division

Date and Time: Friday, May 1, 2020, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (please note time change from previous years)

Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johnson Athletic Center

 

 

The Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair (MSEF) showcases the “best of the best” independent research & innovation projects by middle and high school students from across Massachusetts each year.

 

Volunteer to Judge! 

Please consider becoming a member of the distinguished judging panel in 2020. 

 

Just a few hours of your time to share your expertise with these students can make a difference! If you have received at least a four-year college degree in a science or technology field, and work in a related field, you are eligible to be a judge. There is a high demand for professionals in the life sciences due to the number of students with a keen interest in these fields.

 

To Register:

 

If you created an account in a previous year:

Click here 

Log in with your Username and Password. 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT BEFORE REGISTERING YOU REVIEW YOUR PROFILE AND SAVE ANY CHANGES NECESSARY! 

On the Judges Homepage, scroll down to Upcoming Events and click on “Register Now” under Actions for the 2020 Event. 

 

If you are a new judge: 

Click here to create your own judge account and then follow the directions above to “Register Now”

 

IMPORTANT: Your “access code” is mssef@mit

 

 

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub) 

Location: BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Ave. 

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

 

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench! 

 

We’ll talk about: 

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market. 
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand. 
  • What you’ll get: 
    • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business.
    • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market. 
    • Become a part of a community of innovators

 

Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
Communicating your idea Assumptions: the nervous system of any plan

EVERYTHING follows from your assumptions about your life, business, markets, customers, everything.

Mar. 10
How do I DO this? Scalpel, check. Suction, check. Tweezers, check. Technology One Pager, check. Cash Table, check. Assumptions, check.
Many available tools to aid you with your idea and pursuit
Mar. 24
What do you call 20 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? I fought the law and the law won. Who can use the BU Law Clinic and for what? Apr. 7
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

  

 

ComSciCon

Applications due Mar 1

 

Apply Here!

 

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2020! The 8th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in Boston, MA, on June 11-13, 2020. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their own peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, and Diversity/Inclusivity), ample time will be allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.

 

 

Mindfulness for Engineers and Angst-Ridden Type-A Kindred Spirits

Date and Time: Mondays, 7:00 –8:30 PM | March 2–April 6, 2020

Location: BitSight Technologies Offices | 111 Huntington Ave, Boston MA | 20th Floor 

 

Six-week free* in-person mindfulness course in downtown Boston in March-April. Offered by a Computer Science Ph.D. who works full-time as a Data Scientist in the Boston tech industry, this course is based on mindfulness practices the teacher has used over the past decade to get her perfectionism, workaholism, and all the other -isms down to healthy levels. The course takes a pragmatic, applied, non-touchy-feely approach to mindfulness and focuses extensively on academic and career stresses and work/life balance clarity.

 

To sign up, please visit https://mindfulnessforengineers.dev

 

* deposit required to hold spot, returned upon meeting attendance requirement

 

 

Sir Hans Kornberg Memorial Service – Mar 4
A memorial will be held for Sir Hans Kornberg on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Boston University Hillel. All are welcome and encouraged to RSVP so we can accommodate everybody who would like to attend. If you have questions, please reach out to Jennifer Scott (scottja@bu.edu)

 

RSVP here

 

 

ADL’s Breaking Barriers Speaker Series presents An Evening with Councilor Andrea Campbell

Date and Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00-7:30PM

Location: CIC Boston, 50 Mil Street

 

Register Here!

 

Light appetizers and soft drinks will be served.

 

Andrea Joy Campbell was first elected as the District 4 Boston City Councilor on November 3rd, 2015, representing primarily the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.

On January 1st, 2018, at the start of her second term, Councilor Campbell was unanimously elected Boston City Council President by her colleagues. She is the first African-American woman to serve in this role.

Born and raised in Boston, and educated in all Boston Public
Schools, including Boston Latin School, Councilor Campbell went
on to graduate from Princeton University and UCLA Law School.
She began her career at a non-profit in Roxbury, providing free
legal services to students and their parents on education matters, including school discipline and special education needs. She has worked as legal counsel in both the public and private sectors, and before embarking on her run for City Council, served as deputy legal counsel for Governor Deval Patrick.

Register by Wednesday, March 4

$18 Early Bird Tickets | $25 after February 5

 

 

National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference

Date and Time: Mar 11-13

Location: Boston University, George Sherman Union

 

National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference: If you are a doctoral student who identifies as being from a historically underrepresented group with research interests in STEM, STEM Ed, or social science research within STEM, sign up for the AGEP Research Conference, taking place here at BU. Learn more today 

 

 

Patient Provider Relationship Study

Be a part of an important research study! 

 

Are you 18 years or older?

Are you an Asian American?
You may qualify to participate in this research study! 

 

The purpose of this research study is to explore patients’ relationships with their primary care provider.

 

All that is involved is taking a short 5-10 minute online survey at the link below!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SJFYKW

This survey is being conducted as research for a Keystone Project in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University. 

For more information, contact: Student Researcher Zara Ahmed at 203-824-3893 or zzahmed@bu.edu

Keystone Advisor Professor Sophie Godley at sgodley@bu.edu

 

 

Northeastern University 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium

Date: Applications due Apr 3

 

The 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium will be held at Raytheon Amphitheater at Northeastern University in Boston on Saturday, April 18th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.The Graduate Student Symposium is a wonderful opportunity to share your research, learn about other disciplines within psychology, and socialize with other graduate students. All while enjoying complimentary food and refreshments! The symposium will consist of five data-blitz talks (7 minutes each) with a few minutes for questions in between, followed by a poster session. 

 

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 3rd. All are welcome to attend without presenting. For additional questions, please email bostonpsychgrad@gmail.com.   

 

 

Own It: A Conversation with Alumni About Diversity & Inclusion in the Workspace

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 9 2020. 6:00-8:00PM

Location: Dahod Family Alumni Center, 225 Bay State Rd, Boston MA 02215

 

We hope to make this an opportunity for Boston University students and alumni from diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to those who identify as POC, LGBTQ+, and first-generation college students, to establish professional connections, cultivate community with one another and celebrate diversity within the professional workspace. The event will consist of an alumni panel, speed networking session, and a casual mixer. We would love to invite your student group to attend and gain potential long-lasting connections with Boston University alumni! 

 

 

Boston University’s Conversations in the Arts & Ideas – Teju Cole

Date and Time: April 13, 2020, 7:00-9:00PM

Location: Tsai Performance Center

 

The acclaimed novelist, photographer, and critic Teju Cole will appear in the Tsai Center on Monday, April 13th to discuss his current work and take questions from the audience.  His title is “Known and Strange Things.”  Admission is free; a reservation will ensure a place.  Registration opens at noon on March 20th at colebu.eventbrite.com.

 

The event is sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities, Kilachand Honors College, the Office of the Provost, the CAS Dean’s Office, the Elie Weisel Center for Jewish Studies, the BU Arts Initiative, BU’s Alumni Association, and the CAS Core Curriculum.  For additional information, contact Tamzen Flanders at flanders@bu.edu.

 

 

Doctoral Puppet Slam: Communicating Doctoral Research

It’s becoming increasingly important for scholarship to engage the public, not just through intellect but also through affect, humor and suspense.  There are visual stories embedded in your dissertation just waiting to be staged.  We are looking for a few brave doctoral students with a sense of the absurd to spend a few hours working with student coaches to cleverly craft a short work of puppetry or object performance that illuminates an aspect of their research! The process of creating different ways to convey information to new audiences can lead to new ways of thinking about something.  Objects in space can help you see a concept of structure an argument.  Scale, space, color, framing, and other aspects of art and theater can help you explore – and convey – the abstract.  The process of creating different ways to convey information to new audiences can lead to new ways of thinking.

 

What we need from you:

–       Meet with undergraduate students in XCC433 D1 approximately 3 times

–       Attend a workshopping session with a staff of Puppet Showplace Theater from 11:15 – 2P on April 17, 2020

–       Attend a rehearsal and performance on April 24, 2020 from 4-9PM at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline

 

Interested: Find more info and express you interest at bu.edu/cfa/puppetslam

 

 

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program

Date: Applications due May 6

 

Dear Graduate Students,

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. 

 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.  

 

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

 

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

 

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

 

 

Job Opportunity – Seeding Labs Communications Associate

For more information – https://seedinglabs.org/commsjob

 

 

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GWISE Events
NE GWISE Spring to Action – Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities – Mar 7
Book Club – Homo Deus – Mar 18

Outreach at the Museum of Science: “Exercise Your Brain” Health Fair Volunteering – March 21

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation 

Weekly Yoga – Friday Nights 

Meditation – Tuesday Afternoons

Morning Yoga – Every other Thursday

Prenatal Yoga – Wednesday Mornings

Fitness
Library

External Opportunities 
ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano
Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

WPDC and MISO Women in STEM Symposium – We want your input

Women in STEM Fields Survey

Graduate Student Support Group – Wednesdays

Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair – Judges Needed for High School Division– Fair on May 1

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Every other Tuesday

Transitioning from Academia to Industry: The Role of Medical Affairs in the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry and the Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship Program – Feb 19

Podcasting 101, Hosted by PRX – Feb 19

MIT Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality: Feminisms Unbound: Cyborg Manifestations – Feb 19
Research on Tap: Innovations in Brain Research from the Center for Systems Neuroscience – Feb 20

Campus Trek to MathWorks – Feb 20

MIT European Career Fair – Feb 22

Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program – Info Session Feb 25

MASS AWIS – Your Idea Can Hit the Market – Feb 25-26

MASS AWIS – Energize your Communication Skills for Greater Impact – Feb 26

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Summer 2020 – Applications due Feb 28
ComSciCon – Applications due Mar 1

Mindfulness for Engineers and Angst-Ridden Type-A Kindred Spirits – Mondays from Mar 2 – Apr 6

Sir Hans Kornberg Memorial Service – Mar 4
ADL’s Breaking Barriers Speaker Series presents An Evening with Councilor Andrea Campbell – Mar 5
National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference – Mar 11-16
Patient Provider Relationship Study

Northeastern University 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium – Applications due Apr 3

Doctoral Puppet Slam: Communicating Doctoral Research – Apr 24

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program – Applications due May 6

 

Job Opportunity – Seeding Labs Communications Associate

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

 

NE GWISE for Spring to Action – Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities

Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th, 10am – 4pm 

Location: Northeastern, Egan Research Center, 120 Forsyth Street

 

RSVP Here!

 

New England GWISE invites everyone to our free, annual Spring to Action event which includes a keynote, discussion, workshops, and panel all centered on the issue of diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day!

All students of all genders are welcome to attend. 

Book Club – Homo Deus

Date and Time: Wed., 03/18, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Location: LSEB 207

 

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

We’re reading  “Homo Deus”, by Yuval Noah Harari for our next GWISE Book Club. After reading the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, the author returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

 

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

 

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).

 

 

Outreach at the Museum of Science: “Exercise Your Brain” Health Fair Volunteering

Date and Time: Saturday, March 21th, 11 am – 3 pm

Location: Museum of Science 

 

Interest Form

 

The Museum of Science invites GWISE to volunteer at their Health Fair bringing scientists from neuro, bio, nutrition, engineering, and everything in between together to table activities for families to participate in! We will have two groups, one from 10:30-1 and one from 1-3:30 so everyone can get lunch and enjoy the museum. More details will be provided to those who fill out interest form. If your lab + PI is interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form instead or email alrendos@bu.edu

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club
Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm 

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

  

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

If you’re interested in leading a lesson later this semester, please sign up here, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation:

Join GWISE and the GSO for several recurring yoga and meditation events.  Come stretch out, relieve stress, and build muscle with your fellow graduate students.  All are welcome!

 

These events are all BYOM – Bring Your Own Mat.

 

To receive reminders, join the mailing lists for these events: email gso@bu.edu – 1 email will be sent out at the beginning of each week encompassing all events.

 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM for beginners, 7:00-8:00PM for advanced yoga

Locations: 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1 in LSEB 103

                 2/14 and 3/20 in GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: BRB115

 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 26

  Thursday, March 19

  Thursday, April 2

  Thursday, April 16

  Thursday, April 30

  

  From 8:00-9:00AM

Location: GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: PSY B49

 

  

Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

 

Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

We are seeking PhD students to participate as a RISE mentor in Summer 2020.

 

Mentors support RISE’s mission of providing authentic research opportunities for gifted high school students. Your participation not only helps us to carry on a tradition of introducing science and engineering to a new generation of talented students but is also, we hope, a fruitful and satisfying experience for you as a mentor. 

 

In 2020, the RISE program will run from July 5th – August 14th.  As in past years, participating labs will receive a $500 stipend for each intern they host. These funds are intended to offset some of the lab costs and to cover the printing of a poster for our Poster Symposium.

 

In addition to overseeing the work of their student intern(s), all mentors are expected to comply with BU’s Protection of Minors policy (this involves passing a CORI/SORI check once every three years and completing a one-time online training on protection of minors). Mentors are also asked to complete an online Mentor Orientation before their mentee arrives on campus.

 

Please let me know if you or your lab are interested in hosting a RISE intern/s this summer. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Best,

Amanda

 

Amanda Kautzman, PhD

Program Manager for RISE and AIM

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

755 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 103

Boston, MA 02215

P: 617-358-1431

 

 

WPDC and MISO Women in STEM Symposium – We want your input

WPDC recently won a grant to host a special event celebrating the advancement of women in STEM this Spring! The symposium will include a panel discussion where women from different scientific fields and career paths will be invited to discuss their experiences working as a woman in STEM, followed by a networking hour where attendees can mix and mingle with the panelists and each other over light drinks and appetizers. 

We would love to hear your suggestions of inspiring women in STEM, at BU or outside, who you think we should invite to participate as a panelist. Please note special emphasis will be placed on recruiting potential panelists who are women of color. 

 

Nomination form

 

 

Women in STEM Fields Survey
My name is Mateo Cruz and I am a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am working with Dr. Caryn Block to better understand the many different ways women respond to the experience of working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). You are eligible to participate in this study, if you:

 

(1) Self-identify as female

(2) Work part-time or full-time in a STEM occupation (listed below) (Note: grad students who work and postdocs are eligible)

(3) are 20 years of age or older

 

The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. Completion of the survey is entirely voluntary, and results are anonymous. Responses will be aggregated and viewed at the group level and will not attributable to any one individual. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information in the survey. You will be not be compensated for this survey.

 

Please see link below to participate:

 

https://tccolumbia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewzE58gtC2kAmnr

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at cjc2140@tc.columbia.edu. Your participation in the study is valuable in our effort to better understand women’s experiences in STEM.

 

Thank you,

Mateo Cruz

 

Which occupations classify as a STEM? (according to the National Science Foundation)

      Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences

      Computer and mathematical sciences

      Physical sciences

      Engineering

      Technology and technical fields

      Social sciences

 

Which occupations do NOT classify as STEM? (according to the National Science Foundation)

      Health fields

      Architecture

      Actuarial science

      Management and administration

      Education 

      Social services and related fields

      Sales and marketing

      Arts and humanities

 

 

Graduate Student Support Group
Date and Time: Wednesdays, 5:00PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St, Room L-202

 

There is a new weekly support group for graduate students at BU! This program is designed to provide a platform for students to share their experiences, struggles in and out of BU, various concerns, and to receive feedback from their peers. The group is a confidential support system that will be facilitated by Erika Thomson, LICSW, and is open to all graduate students at BU. No reservation required.

 

 

Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair – Judges Needed for High School Division

Date and Time: Friday, May 1, 2020, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (please note time change from previous years)

Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johnson Athletic Center

The Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair (MSEF) showcases the “best of the best” independent research & innovation projects by middle and high school students from across Massachusetts each year.

 

Volunteer to Judge! 

Please consider becoming a member of the distinguished judging panel in 2020. 

 

Just a few hours of your time to share your expertise with these students can make a difference! If you have received at least a four-year college degree in a science or technology field, and work in a related field, you are eligible to be a judge. There is a high demand for professionals in the life sciences due to the number of students with a keen interest in these fields.

 

To Register:

 

If you created an account in a previous year:

Click here 

Log in with your Username and Password. 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT BEFORE REGISTERING YOU REVIEW YOUR PROFILE AND SAVE ANY CHANGES NECESSARY! 

On the Judges Homepage, scroll down to Upcoming Events and click on “Register Now” under Actions for the 2020 Event. 

 

If you are a new judge: 

Click here to create your own judge account and then follow the directions above to “Register Now”

 

IMPORTANT: Your “access code” is mssef@mit

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub) 

Location: BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Ave. 

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

 

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench! 

 

We’ll talk about: 

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market. 
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand. 
  • What you’ll get: 
    • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business.
    • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market. 
    • Become a part of a community of innovators

 

Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
Where to start Buzz Lightyear to the rescue. Creating the buzz around your idea Jan. 28
The BU Big Three

-BU has three overarching policies that govern decision making -You should know them

Feb. 11
SBIRs, cool. Overview of and how to apply for SBIR funding Feb. 25
Communicating your idea Assumptions: the nervous system of any plan

EVERYTHING follows from your assumptions about your life, business, markets, customers, everything.

Mar. 10
How do I DO this? Scalpel, check. Suction, check. Tweezers, check. Technology One Pager, check. Cash Table, check. Assumptions, check.
Many available tools to aid you with your idea and pursuit
Mar. 24
What do you call 20 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? I fought the law and the law won. Who can use the BU Law Clinic and for what? Apr. 7
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

 

 

Transitioning from Academia to Industry: The Role of Medical Affairs in the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry and the Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Location: Biogen Building 1, 225 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

RSVP: Email WWMfelloship@biogen.com by Thursday, February 13, 2020

 

Are you a scientist interested in applying your analytical mind and scientific passion in industry?

 

At Biogen, the mission of Worldwide Medical Affairs is to inform real-world medical practice and to improve patient outcomes by generating and delivering clear, timely, and clinically relevant information.  Broadly, Worldwide Medical is responsible for providing patients, healthcare professionals, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders with the latest scientific evidence of Biogen therapies.

 

Worldwide Medical Fellowship at Biogen

Biogen’s 2-year Worldwide Medical Fellowship provides PhD graduates a hands-on opportunities to learn the ins and outs of Medical Affairs and the pharmaceutical industry within the walls of a cutting-edge biotech.  First-year fellows will explore different functional areas within Worldwide Medical through a series of rotational experiences  Fellows will also have the opportunity to select one rotation outside of Medical.  Second-year fellows will pick an area of concentration within Worldwide Medical to prepare them for a continued career in the biopharmaceutical industry.

 

Please join us for an on-site breakfast, meet-and-greet, and informational session on the Worldwise Medical Fellowship and transitioning to industry.

 

www.biogen.com/en_us/phd-fellowship.html

 

If you have questions or would like to apply, email WWMfelloship@biogen.com.  All applications should include a resume and cover letter.

 

 

Podcasting 101, Hosted by PRX

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:00-5:00PM

Location: Florence & Chafetz Hillel House, Bay State and Castle Rooms, 213 Bay State Road

 

Podcasts are a great way to share your research findings, build your academic network, and engage the general public in your work. Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned podcaster looking to gain new skills, this orientation is for you.

Join experts from PRX‘s Training Team and Boston University’s Anne Donohue as they discuss:

  • The landscape of podcast makers, distributors, and listeners
  • How to start and produce a podcast – including cost, gear, and technology
  • Best practices for promoting your work as a podcast guest
  • What support the PRX Podcast Garage and Boston University can offer you

Co-sponsored by BU Public Relations | Social Media and BU Office of Research.

 

 

MIT Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality: Feminisms Unbound: Cyborg Manifestations

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00pm

Location: MIT Building 4, Room 270

 

More Information

 

This panel invites scholars to consider the confluences between science and technology studies and gender and sexuality studies in their own research. Feminist, queer, and trans studies scholars attending to science, technology, environment, and disability are dismantling the rubrics of gender and body at the core of our fields in order to think more critically about the material conditions of living inside racial capitalism. 

 

Research on Tap: Innovations in Brain Research from the Center for Systems Neuroscience

Date and Time: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:00-6:00PM

Location: Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave

 

RSVP here!

 

Join researchers from Boston University’s Center for Systems Neuroscience to learn about their innovative work understanding how neural circuits mediate behavior. Talks will feature research using a range of techniques, including imaging of activity in different areas of the human brain, imaging and recording of neuron activity in animals, experimental manipulations of neural activity, and computational analysis and modeling of neural circuits.

Research on Tap brings together groups of BU researchers to deliver micro-talks on important topics. The gatherings are followed by a wine and cheese reception where investigators can interact with potential collaborators.

Faculty Host: Michael Hasselmo

 

Featuring: Jerry Chen | Xue Han | Tarik Haydar | Stefan Hofmann | Yohan John | Mark Kramer | Swathi Kiran | Laura Lewis | Maria Medalla | Tim Otchy | Ben Scott | Amanda Tarullo | John White | Ben Wolozin | Basilis (Vasileios) Zikopoulos

 

 

Campus Trek to MathWorks!

Date and Time: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11AM – 3PM

 

Additional info on Handshake

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We hire recent grads with degrees in engineering, computer science, math and physics to help customers solve technical problems using MATLAB® and Simulink®. You don’t have to be a MATLAB expert. You will learn on the job — with mentoring, rigorous technical training, and leadership development. You get to apply this knowledge to all sorts of cool projects within the company.

 

MathWorks will be hosting a company trek to our Natick headquarters exclusively for Boston University students on February 20th (11am-3pm). We would like to invite you and encourage you to send this invitation to your fellow classmates and friends in the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) organization. Come learn about the opportunities for full-time and internship roles in our Engineering Development Group, hear from BU alumni about their experience at MathWorks and participate in a Tech Talk on Machine Learning and AI! For more information and to submit a short questionnaire, in order to be considered for the trek, please visit this link to Handshake. Let us know if you have any questions, and don’t forget to send this invitation to other students in your group who may be interested! If selected for the trek, you will be contacted directly by BU Career Services to confirm your participation.

MIT European Career Fair
Date and Time: 
Sat, Feb 22, 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Johnson Athletic Center (W34)

CANDIDATE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The MIT European Career Fair (ECF) returns for its 24th edition on February 22th, 2020. 

 

Organized by the MIT European Club, the ECF is open to all university students and young professionals who are interested in working in Europe or for European companies present in the US. It will take place from 9 am to 4 pm at the Johnson Athletic Center (Building W34) at MIT in Cambridge, MA. 

 

To attend the largest European-focused career fair in the country, REGISTER TODAY on our website at euro-career.mit.edu and visit our Facebook page.

At the career fair, you will also be able to get a free Linkedin picture from a professional, and have your CV reviewed by experts!
If any questions, please reach us at support_ecf2020@mit.edu.

 

 

Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program – Info Session Feb 25

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program!

 

This intensive, interdisciplinary 10-week research and writing program runs from May 26 – July 31, 2020, and provides a $6,000 stipend. It is open to BU master’s and doctoral students from all schools and departments.

 

The fellowship offers an opportunity to conduct independent research on a wide range of policy-relevant and future-oriented topics, and produce a substantive research paper to be considered for publication by the Pardee Center.

 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 17.

An information session will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 5 pm.

MASS AWIS – Your Idea Can Hit the Market

Dates: February 25, and Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Location: Galvanize in Phoenix’s Warehouse District 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Register at awis.org/innovate2020

 

On Feb. 25-26, women founders can learn how to start an impact-driven STEM business at the Women In STEM 2-Day Launch Camp in Phoenix, AZ.

  

AWIS, the leading advocate for women in STEM, is partnering with SEED SPOT, a leading accelerator and entrepreneur support organization to run the Women In STEM 2-Day Launch Camp. If you’re a woman in STEM considering entrepreneurship, you’re invited to participate in the program! The 2-Day Launch Camp provides mentorship, AWIS and SEED SPOT’s specialty curriculum, and step-by-step support to women founders starting an impact-driven business in STEM.

 

The program will culminate with Pitch Night on Wednesday, February 26, from 5:30-8:00pm where members of the Phoenix startup community will hear the business ideas cultivated by these exceptional women founders. Get a first look at these ventures.

  

MASS AWIS: Energize your Communication Skills for Greater Impact

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 26th • 5:45 – 8 pm

Location: PerkinElmer, 940 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451

 

Join us for a workshop on enhancing your communication skills that will help you address challenges of vertical communication up or down the chain of command, overcome negativity bias in communication and create positive re-frames.

This is a 1.5 hour workshop by Bob Faw, who has turned scientific insights from Psychology, neuroscience and social research into tried and true tools. He’s taught these simple tools to many thousands of people around the world.

Thank you to PerkinElmer for sponsoring this event

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Summer 2020

Date: Applications due Feb 28

Positions Available: Physics, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Life Skills, Computer Science, Math, Mathematics Test Preparation, English Language Arts Test Preparation, Literature, and Writing 

Program Description: The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serve over 100 inner city Boston and Chelsea Public High School students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer residential program and an after school component. More information about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching two to five class sections during a six- week summer program for college-bound high school students. Each section meets for fifty minutes, four days per week on the Boston University campus. The instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, monitor one afternoon of study hall, and attend weekly staff meetings. For detailed descriptions of specific subject areas, please contact Taiomi Cruz or Nicole Sjoblom (contact information listed below). 

The position is part-time. Program dates are June 29, 2020 through August 7, 2020. 

Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, and/or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area. 

Required Experience: Minimum one year teaching experience. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills a must. 

Salary: $40 per instructional hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program managers Taiomi Cruz (taiomic@bu.edu) and Nicole Sjoblom (nsjoblom@bu.edu), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fax: (617) 353-2395). 

Priority deadline is February 28th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. 

 

ComSciCon

Applications due Mar 1

 

Apply Here!

 

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2020! The 8th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in Boston, MA, on June 11-13, 2020. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their own peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, and Diversity/Inclusivity), ample time will be allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.

 

 

Mindfulness for Engineers and Angst-Ridden Type-A Kindred Spirits

Date and Time: Mondays, 7:00 –8:30 PM | March 2–April 6, 2020

Location: BitSight Technologies Offices | 111 Huntington Ave, Boston MA | 20th Floor 

 

Six-week free* in-person mindfulness course in downtown Boston in March-April. Offered by a Computer Science Ph.D. who works full-time as a Data Scientist in the Boston tech industry, this course is based on mindfulness practices the teacher has used over the past decade to get her perfectionism, workaholism, and all the other -isms down to healthy levels. The course takes a pragmatic, applied, non-touchy-feely approach to mindfulness and focuses extensively on academic and career stresses and work/life balance clarity.

 

To sign up, please visit https://mindfulnessforengineers.dev

 

* deposit required to hold spot, returned upon meeting attendance requirement

Sir Hans Kornberg Memorial Service – Mar 4
A memorial will be held for Sir Hans Kornberg on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Boston University Hillel. All are welcome and encouraged to RSVP so we can accommodate everybody who would like to attend. If you have questions, please reach out to Jennifer Scott (scottja@bu.edu)

 

RSVP here

ADL’s Breaking Barriers Speaker Series presents An Evening with Councilor Andrea Campbell

Date and Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00-7:30PM

Location: CIC Boston, 50 Mil Street

 

Register Here!

 

Light appetizers and soft drinks will be served.

 

Andrea Joy Campbell was first elected as the District 4 Boston City Councilor on November 3rd, 2015, representing primarily the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.

On January 1st, 2018, at the start of her second term, Councilor Campbell was unanimously elected Boston City Council President by her colleagues. She is the first African-American woman to serve in this role.

Born and raised in Boston, and educated in all Boston Public
Schools, including Boston Latin School, Councilor Campbell went
on to graduate from Princeton University and UCLA Law School.
She began her career at a non-profit in Roxbury, providing free
legal services to students and their parents on education matters, including school discipline and special education needs. She has worked as legal counsel in both the public and private sectors, and before embarking on her run for City Council, served as deputy legal counsel for Governor Deval Patrick.

Register by Wednesday, March 4

$18 Early Bird Tickets | $25 after February 5

 

National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference

Date and Time: Mar 11-13

Location: Boston University, George Sherman Union

 

National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference: If you are a doctoral student who identifies as being from a historically underrepresented group with research interests in STEM, STEM Ed, or social science research within STEM, sign up for the AGEP Research Conference, taking place here at BU. Learn more today 

 

 

Patient Provider Relationship Study

Be a part of an important research study! 

 

Are you 18 years or older?

Are you an Asian American?
You may qualify to participate in this research study! 

 

The purpose of this research study is to explore patients’ relationships with their primary care provider.

 

All that is involved is taking a short 5-10 minute online survey at the link below!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SJFYKW

This survey is being conducted as research for a Keystone Project in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University. 

For more information, contact: Student Researcher Zara Ahmed at 203-824-3893 or zzahmed@bu.edu

Keystone Advisor Professor Sophie Godley at sgodley@bu.edu

 

Northeastern University 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium

Date: Applications due Apr 3

 

The 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium will be held at Raytheon Amphitheater at Northeastern University in Boston on Saturday, April 18th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.The Graduate Student Symposium is a wonderful opportunity to share your research, learn about other disciplines within psychology, and socialize with other graduate students. All while enjoying complimentary food and refreshments! The symposium will consist of five data-blitz talks (7 minutes each) with a few minutes for questions in between, followed by a poster session. 

 

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 3rd. All are welcome to attend without presenting. For additional questions, please email bostonpsychgrad@gmail.com.   

 

 

Doctoral Puppet Slam: Communicating Doctoral Research

It’s becoming increasingly important for scholarship to engage the public, not just through intellect but also through affect, humor and suspense.  There are visual stories embedded in your dissertation just waiting to be staged.  We are looking for a few brave doctoral students with a sense of the absurd to spend a few hours working with student coaches to cleverly craft a short work of puppetry or object performance that illuminates an aspect of their research! The process of creating different ways to convey information to new audiences can lead to new ways of thinking about something.  Objects in space can help you see a concept of structure an argument.  Scale, space, color, framing, and other aspects of art and theater can help you explore – and convey – the abstract.  The process of creating different ways to convey information to new audiences can lead to new ways of thinking.

 

What we need from you:

–       Meet with undergraduate students in XCC433 D1 approximately 3 times

–       Attend a workshopping session with a staff of Puppet Showplace Theater from 11:15 – 2P on April 17, 2020

–       Attend a rehearsal and performance on April 24, 2020 from 4-9PM at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline

 

Interested: Find more info and express you interest at bu.edu/cfa/puppetslam

 

Department of Energy Graduate Research Program

Date: Applications due May 6

 

Dear Graduate Students,

 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. 

 

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.  

 

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

 

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

 

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov

 

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

 

 

Job Opportunity – Seeding Labs Communications Associate

For more information – https://seedinglabs.org/commsjob

 

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February 4 Edition

GWISE Events
Non-Traditional Careers Panel – Feb 5
Theater Outing – Gloria: A Life – Feb 6
NE GWISE Spring to Action – Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities – Mar 7
Book Club – Homo Deus – Mar 18

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities
Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club
GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation 

Weekly Yoga – Friday Nights 

Meditation – Tuesday Afternoons

Morning Yoga – Every other Thursday

Prenatal Yoga – Wednesday Mornings

Intramurals
Fitness
Library

External Opportunities 
ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 
Career Coaching with Lauren Celano
Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

WPDC and MISO Women in STEM Symposium – We want your input

Women in STEM Fields Survey

Graduate Student Support Group – Wednesdays
AAAS Case Science Advocacy Workshop – Applications due Feb 4
Boston Area Reception for Doctoral Students of Color – Feb 4

TechWeb – Introduction to C++ Programming – Feb 4
STEPUP Voter Registration Drive – Feb 4 and 6
5th Annual BU Data Science Day – Feb 5
Mass Grad Federation – Feb 5

Laura Schuler Cossette Charitable Fund Club – 1st Meeting Feb 5

School of Public Health: Spring Seminar Series – Feb 7
Insight Fellows Program – Applications due Feb 10

Center for Teaching and Learning: Designing a Lesson Plan – Feb 11

Digital Learning and Innovation: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop – Feb 11
Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Continues Feb 11
Breakthrough Institute Summer Fellowship – Applications due Feb 11

Office of Research: Pitch Your Idea for Fun and Impact – Feb 11-20
Participate in a Communication Research Center Study – Feb 12-21

SheInspires Lunch Series: Dr. Milka Koupenova – Feb 13

Earth and Environment Intro to Fieldwork Panel – Feb 13
5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society – Feb 15-16
Transitioning from Academia to Industry: The Role of Medical Affairs in the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry and the Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship Program – Feb 19

Podcasting 101, Hosted by PRX – Feb 19

MIT Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality: Feminisms Unbound: Cyborg Manifestations – 2/19
Research on Tap: Innovations in Brain Research from the Center for Systems Neuroscience – Feb 20

MIT European Career Fair – Feb 22

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Summer 2020 – Applications due Feb 28
ComSciCon – Applications due Mar 1
ADL’s Breaking Barriers Speaker Series presents An Evening with Councilor Andrea Campbell – Mar 5
National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference – Mar 11-16
Patient Provider Relationship Study

Northeastern University 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium – Applications due Apr 3

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

 

GWISE Non-Traditional Careers Panel

When: Wednesday, February 5th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: CILSE 101

 

RSVP here! 

 

Wondering what career opportunities are out there after graduation? More and more science and engineering graduates are looking to pursue options in law, communications, consulting, and other areas outside of the traditional path in academia. Come to our Non-Traditional Careers Panel on February 5th to learn from working professionals who have achieved success in these “alternative” career paths. Panelists will share experiences from their respective fields and answer questions from the audience. Small bites and drinks will be provided!

 

Be sure to RSVP and start off the semester on the right track!

 

 

Theater Outing – Gloria: A Life

Date and Time: Thursday, February 6th 2020, 7:30-10pm (2h play + ~30min post-show talk)

Location: A.R.T Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

RSVP

 

Join GWISE in our first theater outing of 2020! This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s belief in talking circles as a catalyst for change offers us all a path forward. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own.

After the show, we’re all invited to stay for a post-show talk – speaker/mediator TBD. It is not mandatory but highly encouraged.

WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT BUT YOU WILL BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST. 

Attendees may either arrive at the theater independently or leave BU as a group with public transportation and/or ride shares. Please let us know your preference in the RSVP form so we can plan accordingly.

As with all GWISE events, this outing is open to all GWISE members alike, regardless of gender.

* People not affiliated with BU (spouses, friends) will be automatically put on a waiting list. They may get a free ticket in case of last minute cancellations on the day of the event. 

For questions or comments, please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu.

 

 

Book Club – Homo Deus

Date and Time: Wed., 03/18, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Location: LSEB 207

 

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

We’re reading  “Homo Deus”, by Yuval Noah Harari for our next GWISE Book Club. After reading the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, the author returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

 

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).

 

 

NE GWISE for Spring to Action – Advocating for Ourselves and Others: How to Build Inclusive Communities

Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th, 10am – 4pm 

Location: Northeastern, Egan Research Center, 120 Forsyth Street

 

RSVP Here!

 

New England GWISE invites everyone to our free, annual Spring to Action event which includes a keynote, discussion, workshops, and panel all centered on the issue of diversity and inclusion in STEM. 

 

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day!

All students of all genders are welcome to attend. 

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

We will be meeting next Wednesday, December 18 for our final meeting of the year.  Get on the email list if you’d like to join us.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club
Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm 

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

This is a reminder that we will be having Girls Science Club today (1/21). Please join us today to experiment with Scribblebots!.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

If you’re interested in leading a lesson later this semester, please sign up here, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation:

Join GWISE and the GSO for several recurring yoga and meditation events.  Come stretch out, relieve stress, and build muscle with your fellow graduate students.  All are welcome!

 

These events are all BYOM – Bring Your Own Mat.

 

To receive reminders, join the mailing lists for these events: email gso@bu.edu – 1 email will be sent out at the beginning of each week encompassing all events.

 

 

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM for beginners, 7:00-8:00PM for advanced yoga

Locations: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1 in LSEB 103

                 2/14 and 3/20 in GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: BRB115

 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times: Thursday, January 30, 

  Thursday, February 13,

  Wednesday, February 26

  Thursday, March 19

  Thursday, April 2

  Thursday, April 16

  Thursday, April 30

  

  From 8:00-9:00AM

Location: GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: PSY B49

 

 

Intramurals

We hope you had a fantastic winter break. With the start of the Spring Semester coming up, we wanted to remind you of the Spring Intramurals offerings. GWISE and SAGE are once again collaborating on forming teams for IMs. If you are interested, please read this email for important information.

 

Depending on interest levels, we will be fielding teams in the following sports:

  • Indoor Soccer (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s)
  • Volleyball (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s)
  • Broomball 

 

The playing season lasts between early February through late March, with the first games taking place within a week of the Captains’ meeting for that sport. If the threshold of committed players is not met, or there are no volunteers to captain a particular team, a team will not be signed up in that sport. We have three commitment levels for teams:

  • Captain – Responsible for attending captain’s meeting, as well as reminding players of upcoming games and keeping track of attendees. Commits to playing every game.
  • Team Member – Committing to playing every game.
  • Free Agent – Committing to playing at least one game.

 

We will only sign up a team if there is a captain and there are at least twice the minimum number of players needed to field a team. For Co-Rec teams, which require a 50:50 balance of male to female identifying players, this means that we will only sign up a team if 2x the minimum number of men and 2x the minimum number of women sign up. Players who do not meet commitment expectations will be barred from participating in SAGE/GWISE-run IMs for the next semester – Team Members are ultimately responsible for communicating in a timely manner if there is a game they absolutely cannot make, and Free Agents are expected to make every effort to make at least one game.

 

If you are interested in participating in IMs, please fill out the survey here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgKorp0bNSBdGzNP_fpktgBArLH2QWUjLkooiALB9ewZywag/viewform?usp=sf_link). Hoping to see you soon.

 

 

Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

 

Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

We are seeking PhD students to participate as a RISE mentor in Summer 2020.

 

Mentors support RISE’s mission of providing authentic research opportunities for gifted high school students. Your participation not only helps us to carry on a tradition of introducing science and engineering to a new generation of talented students but is also, we hope, a fruitful and satisfying experience for you as a mentor. 

 

In 2020, the RISE program will run from July 5th – August 14th.  As in past years, participating labs will receive a $500 stipend for each intern they host. These funds are intended to offset some of the lab costs and to cover the printing of a poster for our Poster Symposium.

 

In addition to overseeing the work of their student intern(s), all mentors are expected to comply with BU’s Protection of Minors policy (this involves passing a CORI/SORI check once every three years and completing a one-time online training on protection of minors). Mentors are also asked to complete an online Mentor Orientation before their mentee arrives on campus.

 

Please let me know if you or your lab are interested in hosting a RISE intern/s this summer. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Best,

Amanda

 

Amanda Kautzman, PhD

Program Manager for RISE and AIM

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

755 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 103

Boston, MA 02215

P: 617-358-1431

WPDC and MISO Women in STEM Symposium – We want your input

WPDC recently won a grant to host a special event celebrating the advancement of women in STEM this Spring! The symposium will include a panel discussion where women from different scientific fields and career paths will be invited to discuss their experiences working as a woman in STEM, followed by a networking hour where attendees can mix and mingle with the panelists and each other over light drinks and appetizers. 

We would love to hear your suggestions of inspiring women in STEM, at BU or outside, who you think we should invite to participate as a panelist. Please note special emphasis will be placed on recruiting potential panelists who are women of color.

Nomination form

Women in STEM Fields Survey
My name is Mateo Cruz and I am a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am working with Dr. Caryn Block to better understand the many different ways women respond to the experience of working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). You are eligible to participate in this study, if you:

 

(1) Self-identify as female

(2) Work part-time or full-time in a STEM occupation (listed below) (Note: grad students who work and postdocs are eligible)

(3) are 20 years of age or older

 

The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. Completion of the survey is entirely voluntary, and results are anonymous. Responses will be aggregated and viewed at the group level and will not attributable to any one individual. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information in the survey. You will be not be compensated for this survey.

 

Please see link below to participate:

 

https://tccolumbia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewzE58gtC2kAmnr

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at cjc2140@tc.columbia.edu. Your participation in the study is valuable in our effort to better understand women’s experiences in STEM.

 

Thank you,

Mateo Cruz

 

Which occupations classify as a STEM? (according to the National Science Foundation)

      Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences

      Computer and mathematical sciences

      Physical sciences

      Engineering

      Technology and technical fields

      Social sciences

 

Which occupations do NOT classify as STEM? (according to the National Science Foundation)

      Health fields

      Architecture

      Actuarial science

      Management and administration

      Education 

      Social services and related fields

      Sales and marketing

      Arts and humanities

Graduate Student Support Group
Date and Time: Wednesdays, 5:00PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St, Room L-202

 

There is a new weekly support group for graduate students at BU! This program is designed to provide a platform for students to share their experiences, struggles in and out of BU, various concerns, and to receive feedback from their peers. The group is a confidential support system that will be facilitated by Erika Thomson, LICSW, and is open to all graduate students at BU. No reservation required.

 

AAAS Case Science Advocacy Workshop

 

Date: Applications due Feb 4

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop in Washington D.C. offers the opportunity for PhD students in STEM disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy.

 

This three-and-a-half day program will educate STEM students about the role of science in policy-making, introduce them to the federal policy-making process, and empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers.

 

Four students from Boston University will be selected to attend. BU Federal Relations will cover all travel and lodging as well as the workshop registration fee. 

 

Application Due: February 4, 2020

 

For more information, and instructions to apply, check out our website.

 

Boston Area Reception for Doctoral Students of Color

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM

Location: Harvard University (exact location given with registration)

 

Register Here!

Please join Harvard University in gathering scholars at all stages of doctoral study from Boston area schools. This will be a unique opportunity for students of color to find fellowship, build community, and catalyze important connections among doctoral students from groups historically underrepresented in the Academy. This event is FREE and will take place at Harvard University (registration is required to receive location details). Complimentary food and beverages will be served.

 

TechWeb Introduction to C++ Programming, Part One (Hands-on)

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: 2 Cummington Mall, Room 107

Register Here!

 

This four part tutorial series is aimed at those who want to learn to read, write, and modify C++ code. Previous programming experience in languages such as C, MATLAB, or Python is strongly recommended. Part 1 covers basic C++ syntax, data types, C++ compilers, object-oriented programming concepts, and an introduction to the Eclipse development environment.

STEPUP Voter Registration Drive

Dates, Times, and Locations: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11AM-1PM, MED CAMPUS, L Building Lobby

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 11AM-1PM, CRC, George Sherman Union

 

Stop by to say hi and get registered!

 

 

5th Annual BU Data Science Day

Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020, 8:45AM-6:00PM

Location: Trustee Ballroom, Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way (9th Floor)

 

This is a great opportunity to get involved with Data Science at BU and to collaborate/network with BU faculty, staff, and students. We hope you can attend!

 

The event features both BU researchers and external data scientists for a day-long symposium. From social sciences, humanities, business, medicine, engineering, computer science, and statistics – BUDS Day aims to provide an environment for cross-disciplinary connections and drive future research collaborations. Please view the event’s website for the full program.

 

Please register via EventBrite, by clicking the link and following the prompts:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-data-science-buds-day-2020-tickets-87156263731

 

 

Mass Grad Federation 

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:30-8:30PM

Location: LSEB 504 (24 Cummington Mall)

 

Graduate Students from Boston and beyond have been getting together over the past year to help with networking as well as doing some activism.  If you are interested in joining this group, please email gso@bu.edu to become connected.

 

Laura Schuler Cossette Charitable Fund Club

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Laura Schuler Cossette Charitable Fund sponsors an annual 1day
Engineering Workshop for 5th to 7th grade girls from Maynard, Acton,
Boxborough and Littleton Middle Schools.  We are funding 30 female
students each year to participate in this workshop.  We would like to
continue our support of these students through high school by creating
a SWENext Club and need mentors to provide a variety of roles.  We
have our first club meeting next week, February 5th where we will
identify Engineering challenges for future meetings.  We also have a
High School Senior, an aspiring engineer who as part of her senior
project, will develop our website and help lead the club.  We are
interested in finding women engineers to participate in a club
meeting(s) and/or provide advice to our high school senior and
advisors.

If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible at
jgarlisi@gmail.com or call my cell 978-764-3601.

Best regards,
Jean Garlisi

Laura Schuler Cossette Charitable Fund
Society of Women Engineers, SNH
LSSC Fund Coordinator
MABLE SWENext, Advisor

 

Insight Fellows Program

Apply to the Insight Fellows Program by February 10: https://apply.insightdatascience.com

 

The Insight Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. 

 

Insight Fellows:

  • Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies
  • Receive guidance throughout the entire process to meet, interview, and join top companies
  • Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $127K 
  • Join Insight from a wide range of backgrounds & education levels
  • Join a community of 3,000 alumni that support each other throughout their careers

 

Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies.

 

We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by May 26th in order to participate full time) for our summer sessions.

 

Programs:

– Artificial Intelligence

– Data Engineering

– DevOps Engineering

– Decentralized Consensus

– Security

– Data Science*

– Health Data Science*

 

*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement.

   

Locations:

-San Francisco

-New York

-Boston

-Seattle

-Toronto

-Los Angeles

-Remote Program

 

Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:

– Next application deadline: February 10 

– Session begins: May 26

 

Want to learn more about Insight and our programs? Visit: https://www.insightfellows.com

 

Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notifiy.insightdatascience.com/notify

Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

 

 

Center for Teaching and Learning: Designing a Lesson Plan

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30PM

Location: CTL Conference Room, 141 Bay State Road

 

Register Here!

 

A thoughtfully designed lesson plan is critical for helping students to stay engaged and focused on what they need to learn.  In this one-hour workshop, participants will learn how to prepare a lesson plan and explore research-based strategies for how to structure class time to promote active learning.  Lunch will be provided. Registration is open until seats are filled or 5 pm on 2/06, whichever is earlier.

 

Digital Learning and Innovation: Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:00-3:00PM

Location: 2 Cummington Mall, Rm 107

Register Here!

 

This is a hands-on introductory workshop designed for the first time and beginning Adobe Photoshop users. This training covers the essentials topics, tools and techniques you need to know to get up to speed with Adobe Photoshop.

 

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub) 

Location: BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Ave. 

 

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

 

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench! 

 

We’ll talk about: 

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market. 
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand. 
  • What you’ll get: 
    • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business.
    • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market. 
    • Become a part of a community of innovators
Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
Where to start Buzz Lightyear to the rescue. Creating the buzz around your idea Jan. 28
The BU Big Three

-BU has three overarching policies that govern decision making -You should know them

Feb. 11
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Feb. 25

Communicating your idea Assumptions: the nervous system of any plan

EVERYTHING follows from your assumptions about your life, business, markets, customers, everything.

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Mar. 10

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How do I DO this? Scalpel, check. Suction, check. Tweezers, check. Technology One Pager, check. Cash Table, check. Assumptions, check.
Many available tools to aid you with your idea and pursuit
Mar. 24

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What do you call 20 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? I fought the law and the law won. Who can use the BU Law Clinic and for what? Apr. 7
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

Breakthrough Institute Summer Fellowship

Date: Applications due Feb 11

 

Breakthrough Generation is the young leaders initiative of the Breakthrough Institute, a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to ensuring a future where all the world’s inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, and prosperous lives on an ecologically-vibrant planet. 

 

The Breakthrough Institute is dedicated to building and identifying technological solutions to environmental problems. The world faces many great challenges – from managing climate change and ensuring clean and affordable energy access for all to protecting animal populations and ecosystems to growing abundant food for a growing population. We believe that young intellectuals are crucial to addressing these challenges. Each year, Breakthrough Institute offers paid and highly competitive fellowships to analysts, writers, and thought leaders from around the world.

Fellowships run for ten weeks from mid-June through mid-August and pay $600 USD/week. Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing Breakthrough research, join for our annual Breakthrough Dialogue, and maintain a long-term collaborative relationship with Breakthrough’s research staff. Additional travel and housing assistance stipends are available upon acceptance on an as-needed basis. 

To find out more about our program and apply to Breakthrough Generation 2020, please click on this link: https://thebreakthrough.org/fellowships/generation-fellowship

Office of Research: Pitch Your Idea for Fun and Impact

Dates, Times, and Locations:

Tuesday, February 11 | 1:30-3pm

George Sherman Union, Room 310
775 Commonwealth Avenue

 

Wednesday, February 12 | 1:30-3pm

George Sherman Union, Room 310
775 Commonwealth Avenue

 

Evans Building, Room 201
72 East Concord Street
Tuesday, February 18 | 1:30-3pm

 

Instructional Building, Room 109C

72 East Concord Street
Thursday, February 20 | 1:30-3pm

 

RSVP Here!

 

Communicating with colleagues about your research can feel like second nature: efficient, productive, and collaborative. Communicating with people who don’t share your background, on the other hand, can be challenging at times. There’s a way to make it easy and enjoyable!

 

Join this interactive seminar led by pitch coach Linda Plano, PhD to learn simple but effective techniques for translating your ideas into a compelling, authentic pitch to win over any audience, whether you’re speaking with a department chair, potential sponsor, investor, grant manager, or others.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring a draft one-minute elevator pitch to receive live coaching, with the goal of leaving ready to engage your audience and achieve your goals while maintaining your integrity and vision.

 

 

Participate in a Communication Research Center Study

Dates: Feb 12-21

Location: Communications Research Center, 704 Commonwealth Avenue

 

We are pleased to extend an invitation from the Communication Research Center to participate in a study intended to examine evaluations of political candidates running for President in the United States. 

 

This study requires that you attend a 30-minute lab session at some point between February 12-21 at the Communication Research Center located at 704 Commonwealth Avenue, on BU’s campus. Volunteers will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card as a token of appreciation for your participation.

 

In order to participate, you must: 

  • Registered to vote in the upcoming 2020 U.S. election 
  • Be comfortable with biometric sensors
  • Have normal hearing
  • Have normal vision with or without glasses

o You can clearly see out of both eyes without using glasses or contacts, OR

o When wearing glasses or contacts, you can clearly see out of both eyes during your participation in the study. 

  • Have no thick facial hair
  • Not be pregnant
  • Not be nursing

 

If you meet all the criteria listed above and are interested in participating in this study, please email Susie Blair (Lab & Research Manager, Communication Research Center) at susieb@bu.edu with the following information:

  • Your availabilities between Wednesday, February 12 and Friday, February 21 (including the weekend of February 15-16 if you cannot come in during the weekdays) to attend a 30-minute lab session.
  • If you will need a guest parking pass.

 

 

SheInspires Lunch Series: Dr. Milka Koupenova 

Date and Time: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00PM

Location: BUSM Instructional Building Room L-306, BU’s BEST Lounge

 

Now an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Milka Koupenova has been unraveling the mysteries of vascular biology since she was a PhD student at BUSM. In 2016, she was awarded the American Heart Association’s Scientist Development Grant, which she used to fuel research that shed light on the interplay between platelets and viruses such as influenza, and how this interplay mediates the immune response and thrombosis. Dr. Koupenova is also studying possible roles for platelets in the transfer of RNA from external sources, such as pollen, into the human circulation and the possible health effects of this phenomenon.

 

Earth and Environment: Intro to Fieldwork Panel

Date and Time: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00-6:00PM

Location: CAS 132

More Information

 

The Department of Earth & Environment is hosting an informal presentation and Q&A about fieldwork and research.What happens in the field? What should you expect when you go into the field for research? What are all the things you didn’t know you didn’t know? Five PhD students with significant experience will share their experience, offer some advice, and take your questions.

 

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society

Date: February 15-16, 2020

This is a reminder that there are just two weeks left to submit abstracts for the 5th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society.

 

This online conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 2020. The intent is to have an accessible conference where international scholars will present their research to a broad audience. The conference will be broadcast live and last year we had over 800 registrants from more than 90 countries around the globe participating. Conference topics include global health, cancer, chronic diseases, biotechnology and bioinformatics. 

 

Once registered (at no cost), participants join the live conference on the 2 days by following the links to a simple user-friendly platform that requires only a computer or hand-held android device and access to the internet. Presentations are selected from Abstracts submitted. Those not selected for oral presentations will be viewed as digital posters. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top oral and poster presentations. For more information about the conference format, I invite you to view a short summary of a previous conference at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WPV4E9gBQ  

 

Transitioning from Academia to Industry: The Role of Medical Affairs in the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry and the Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Location: Biogen Building 1, 225 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

RSVP: Email WWMfelloship@biogen.com by Thursday, February 13, 2020

 

Are you a scientist interested in applying your analytical mind and scientific passion in industry?

 

At Biogen, the mission of Worldwide Medical Affairs is to inform real-world medical practice and to improve patient outcomes by generating and delivering clear, timely, and clinically relevant information.  Broadly, Worldwide Medical is responsible for providing patients, healthcare professionals, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders with the latest scientific evidence of Biogen therapies.

 

Worldwide Medical Fellowship at Biogen

Biogen’s 2-year Worldwide Medical Fellowship provides PhD graduates a hands-on opportunities to learn the ins and outs of Medical Affairs and the pharmaceutical industry within the walls of a cutting-edge biotech.  First-year fellows will explore different functional areas within Worldwide Medical through a series of rotational experiences  Fellows will also have the opportunity to select one rotation outside of Medical.  Second-year fellows will pick an area of concentration within Worldwide Medical to prepare them for a continued career in the biopharmaceutical industry.

 

Please join us for an on-site breakfast, meet-and-greet, and informational session on the Worldwise Medical Fellowship and transitioning to industry.

 

www.biogen.com/en_us/phd-fellowship.html

 

If you have questions or would like to apply, email WWMfelloship@biogen.com.  All applications should include a resume and cover letter.

 

Podcasting 101, Hosted by PRX

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:00-5:00PM

Location: Florence & Chafetz Hillel House, Bay State and Castle Rooms, 213 Bay State Road

 

Podcasts are a great way to share your research findings, build your academic network, and engage the general public in your work. Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned podcaster looking to gain new skills, this orientation is for you.

Join experts from PRX‘s Training Team and Boston University’s Anne Donohue as they discuss:

  • The landscape of podcast makers, distributors, and listeners
  • How to start and produce a podcast – including cost, gear, and technology
  • Best practices for promoting your work as a podcast guest
  • What support the PRX Podcast Garage and Boston University can offer you

Co-sponsored by BU Public Relations | Social Media and BU Office of Research.

 

 

MIT Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality: Feminisms Unbound: Cyborg Manifestations

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:00pm

Location: MIT Building 4, Room 270

 

More Information

 

This panel invites scholars to consider the confluences between science and technology studies and gender and sexuality studies in their own research. Feminist, queer, and trans studies scholars attending to science, technology, environment, and disability are dismantling the rubrics of gender and body at the core of our fields in order to think more critically about the material conditions of living inside racial capitalism. 

 

Research on Tap: Innovations in Brain Research from the Center for Systems Neuroscience

Date and Time: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:00-6:00PM

Location: Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Ave

 

RSVP here!

 

Join researchers from Boston University’s Center for Systems Neuroscience to learn about their innovative work understanding how neural circuits mediate behavior. Talks will feature research using a range of techniques, including imaging of activity in different areas of the human brain, imaging and recording of neuron activity in animals, experimental manipulations of neural activity, and computational analysis and modeling of neural circuits.

Research on Tap brings together groups of BU researchers to deliver micro-talks on important topics. The gatherings are followed by a wine and cheese reception where investigators can interact with potential collaborators.

Faculty Host: Michael Hasselmo

 

Featuring: Jerry Chen | Xue Han | Tarik Haydar | Stefan Hofmann | Yohan John | Mark Kramer | Swathi Kiran | Laura Lewis | Maria Medalla | Tim Otchy | Ben Scott | Amanda Tarullo | John White | Ben Wolozin | Basilis (Vasileios) Zikopoulos

 

 

MIT European Career Fair
Date and Time: 
Sat, Feb 22, 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Johnson Athletic Center (W34)

CANDIDATE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The MIT European Career Fair (ECF) returns for its 24th edition on February 22th, 2020. 

 

Organized by the MIT European Club, the ECF is open to all university students and young professionals who are interested in working in Europe or for European companies present in the US. It will take place from 9 am to 4 pm at the Johnson Athletic Center (Building W34) at MIT in Cambridge, MA. 

 

To attend the largest European-focused career fair in the country, REGISTER TODAY on our website at euro-career.mit.edu and visit our Facebook page.

At the career fair, you will also be able to get a free Linkedin picture from a professional, and have your CV reviewed by experts!
If any questions, please reach us at support_ecf2020@mit.edu.

 

 

Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Summer 2020

Date: Applications due Feb 28

Positions Available: Physics, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Life Skills, Computer Science, Math, Mathematics Test Preparation, English Language Arts Test Preparation, Literature, and Writing 

Program Description: The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University serve over 100 inner city Boston and Chelsea Public High School students by providing academic instruction, math and science enrichment activities, tutoring, social enrichment and personal support. Students participate in both a six-week summer residential program and an after school component. More information about these programs is available at www.bu.edu/ubms and www.bu.edu/ub

Description: The instructor is responsible for teaching two to five class sections during a six- week summer program for college-bound high school students. Each section meets for fifty minutes, four days per week on the Boston University campus. The instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, provide written evaluations of student performance, monitor one afternoon of study hall, and attend weekly staff meetings. For detailed descriptions of specific subject areas, please contact Taiomi Cruz or Nicole Sjoblom (contact information listed below). 

The position is part-time. Program dates are June 29, 2020 through August 7, 2020. 

Educational Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, and/or related field with certification and/or teaching experience in appropriate content area. 

Required Experience: Minimum one year teaching experience. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content. Excellent interpersonal skills a must. 

Salary: $40 per instructional hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to program managers Taiomi Cruz (taiomic@bu.edu) and Nicole Sjoblom (nsjoblom@bu.edu), Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Fax: (617) 353-2395). 

Priority deadline is February 28th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. 

ComSciCon

Applications due Mar 1

 

Apply Here!

 

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2020! The 8th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in Boston, MA, on June 11-13, 2020. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their own peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, and Diversity/Inclusivity), ample time will be allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.

 

 

ADL’s Breaking Barriers Speaker Series presents An Evening with Councilor Andrea Campbell

Date and Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00-7:30PM

Location: CIC Boston, 50 Mil Street

Register Here!

Light appetizers and soft drinks will be served.

Andrea Joy Campbell was first elected as the District 4 Boston City Councilor on November 3rd, 2015, representing primarily the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Mattapan, as well as parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.

On January 1st, 2018, at the start of her second term, Councilor Campbell was unanimously elected Boston City Council President by her colleagues. She is the first African-American woman to serve in this role.

Born and raised in Boston, and educated in all Boston Public
Schools, including Boston Latin School, Councilor Campbell went
on to graduate from Princeton University and UCLA Law School.
She began her career at a non-profit in Roxbury, providing free
legal services to students and their parents on education matters, including school discipline and special education needs. She has worked as legal counsel in both the public and private sectors, and before embarking on her run for City Council, served as deputy legal counsel for Governor Deval Patrick.

Register by Wednesday, March 4

$18 Early Bird Tickets | $25 after February 5

 

National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference

Date and Time: Mar 11-13

Location: Boston University, George Sherman Union

 

National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference: If you are a doctoral student who identifies as being from a historically underrepresented group with research interests in STEM, STEM Ed, or social science research within STEM, sign up for the AGEP Research Conference, taking place here at BU. Learn more today 

 

 

Patient Provider Relationship Study

Be a part of an important research study! 

 

Are you 18 years or older?

Are you an Asian American?
You may qualify to participate in this research study! 

 

The purpose of this research study is to explore patients’ relationships with their primary care provider.

 

All that is involved is taking a short 5-10 minute online survey at the link below!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SJFYKW

This survey is being conducted as research for a Keystone Project in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University. 

For more information, contact: Student Researcher Zara Ahmed at 203-824-3893 or zzahmed@bu.edu

Keystone Advisor Professor Sophie Godley at sgodley@bu.edu

 

Northeastern University 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium

Date: Applications due Apr 3

The 9th Annual Boston Area Psychology Graduate Student Symposium will be held at Raytheon Amphitheater at Northeastern University in Boston on Saturday, April 18th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.The Graduate Student Symposium is a wonderful opportunity to share your research, learn about other disciplines within psychology, and socialize with other graduate students. All while enjoying complimentary food and refreshments! The symposium will consist of five data-blitz talks (7 minutes each) with a few minutes for questions in between, followed by a poster session. 

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 3rd. All are welcome to attend without presenting. For additional questions, please email bostonpsychgrad@gmail.com.   

 

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January 21 Edition

 

GWISE Events

Book Club – “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler – Jan 23 

NE GWISE Board Meeting (Open to All) – Jan 27 

Theater Outing – Gloria: A Life – Feb 6

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group

Professional Development Grants

Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Every Tuesday – Returning TODAY!!!

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation 

  • Weekly Yoga – Friday Nights – Starts this Friday!
  • Meditation – Tuesday Afternoons – Starts Next Week!
  • Morning Yoga – Every other Thursday – Starts Next Week!
  • Prenatal Yoga – Wednesday Mornings – Starts Tomorrow!

Intramurals

Fitness

Library

 

 

External Opportunities 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Boston Area Graduate Student Federation

Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

MPM Fellowship Info Session – Jan 21

Professional Communication: The Basics of Email for Work – Jan 22

Hack(H)er413 – Applications due Jan 22

GRS Winter Social – Jan 23

Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS) Program – Interest form due Jan 24

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series – Starts Jan 28

BUrising: Focusing on Mental Health Wellness & Resilience – Jan 29-30

Industry on Tap: Collaborations Advancing Research – Jan 30

Moving the Future Conference – Feb 2

AAAS Case Science Advocacy Workshop – Applications due Feb 4

Breakthrough Institute Summer Fellowship – Applications due Feb 11

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society – Feb 15-16

National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference – Mar 11-16

Patient Provider Relationship Study

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

Book Club – “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler.

 

Date and Time: Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: LSEB 207

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Our first GWISE Book Club of 2020 will be “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler.

 

This is the first book of a trilogy by award-winner Octavia Butler, often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction”. In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is “awakened”, she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens won’t help humanity without a price.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

 

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).       

 

 

NE GWISE Board Meeting (Open to All)

Date and Time: Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:30-7:30PM

Location: Tufts Medford, Room TBD

 

RSVP 

 

Please Join New England GWISE if you’re interested in learning more about NE GWISE or getting involved! Opportunities for involvement include joining a planning committee for our upcoming Spring to Action event related to diversity and inclusion in STEM and “shadowing” current board members to find a position of interest for the upcoming year. 

 

If you would like to attend, but would like to travel to Tufts with other students from BU, please email Abby at alrendos@bu.edu so we can arrange a group to uber/lyft. 

Theater Outing – Gloria: A Life

Date and Time: Thursday, February 6th 2020, 7:30-10pm (2h play + ~30min post-show talk)

Location: A.R.T Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

RSVP

 

Join GWISE in our first theater outing of 2020! This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s belief in talking circles as a catalyst for change offers us all a path forward. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own.

 

After the show, we’re all invited to stay for a post-show talk – speaker/mediator TBD. It is not mandatory but highly encouraged.

 

WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS SO PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO COME!!! 

 

You will be notified if you got a ticket or placed at the waiting list 2 weeks before the event.

 

Attendees may either arrive at the theater independently or leave BU as a group with public transportation and/or ride shares. Please let us know your preference in the RSVP form so we can plan accordingly.

 

As with all GWISE events, this outing is open to all GWISE members alike, regardless of gender.

 

* People not affiliated with BU (spouses, friends) will be automatically put on a waiting list. They may get a free ticket in case of last minute cancellations on the day of the event. Alternatively, a guaranteed ticket can be added to our group order at a cost of $15/ticket.

 

For questions or comments, please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu.

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

We will be meeting next Wednesday, December 18 for our final meeting of the year.  Get on the email list if you’d like to join us.

 

 

Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Every Tuesday – Returning TODAY!!!
Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm 

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

This is a reminder that we will be having Girls Science Club today (1/21). Please join us today to experiment with Scribblebots!.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

If you’re interested in leading a lesson later this semester, please sign up here, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Yoga and Meditation:

Join GWISE and the GSO for several recurring yoga and meditation events.  Come stretch out, relieve stress, and build muscle with your fellow graduate students.  All are welcome!

 

These events are all BYOM – Bring Your Own Mat.

 

To receive reminders, join the mailing lists for these events: email gso@bu.edu – 1 email will be sent out at the beginning of each week encompassing all events.

Weekly Yoga

Dates and Times: Fridays, from 6:00-7:00PM for beginners, 7:00-8:00PM for advanced yoga

Locations: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1 in LSEB 103

                 2/14 and 3/20 in GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Meditation

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, from 12:00-12:45PM

Location: BRB115

 

 

Morning Yoga

Dates and Times: Thursday, January 30, 

  Thursday, February 13,

  Wednesday, February 26

  Thursday, March 19

  Thursday, April 2

  Thursday, April 16

  Thursday, April 30

  

  From 8:00-9:00AM

Location: GSU Alley (GSU Basement)

 

 

Prenatal Yoga

Dates and Times: Wednesdays until April 29, 2020, from 9:00AM – 9:45

Location: PSY B49

 

Intramurals

We hope you had a fantastic winter break. With the start of the Spring Semester coming up, we wanted to remind you of the Spring Intramurals offerings. GWISE and SAGE are once again collaborating on forming teams for IMs. If you are interested, please read this email for important information.

 

Depending on interest levels, we will be fielding teams in the following sports:

  • Indoor Soccer (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s)
  • Volleyball (Open, Co-Rec, Women’s)
  • Broomball 

 

The playing season lasts between early February through late March, with the first games taking place within a week of the Captains’ meeting for that sport. If the threshold of committed players is not met, or there are no volunteers to captain a particular team, a team will not be signed up in that sport. We have three commitment levels for teams:

  • Captain – Responsible for attending captain’s meeting, as well as reminding players of upcoming games and keeping track of attendees. Commits to playing every game.
  • Team Member – Committing to playing every game.
  • Free Agent – Committing to playing at least one game.

 

We will only sign up a team if there is a captain and there are at least twice the minimum number of players needed to field a team. For Co-Rec teams, which require a 50:50 balance of male to female identifying players, this means that we will only sign up a team if 2x the minimum number of men and 2x the minimum number of women sign up. Players who do not meet commitment expectations will be barred from participating in SAGE/GWISE-run IMs for the next semester – Team Members are ultimately responsible for communicating in a timely manner if there is a game they absolutely cannot make, and Free Agents are expected to make every effort to make at least one game.

 

If you are interested in participating in IMs, please fill out the survey here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgKorp0bNSBdGzNP_fpktgBArLH2QWUjLkooiALB9ewZywag/viewform?usp=sf_link). Hoping to see you soon.

Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

 

Boston Area Graduate Student Federation

Graduate Students from Boston and beyond have been getting together over the past year to help with networking as well as doing some activism.  If you are interested in joining this group, please email gso@bu.edu to become connected and help schedule our first meeting of the new year.

 

Seeking RISE Mentors for Summer 2020

We are seeking PhD students to participate as a RISE mentor in Summer 2020.

 

Mentors support RISE’s mission of providing authentic research opportunities for gifted high school students. Your participation not only helps us to carry on a tradition of introducing science and engineering to a new generation of talented students but is also, we hope, a fruitful and satisfying experience for you as a mentor. 

 

In 2020, the RISE program will run from July 5th – August 14th.  As in past years, participating labs will receive a $500 stipend for each intern they host. These funds are intended to offset some of the lab costs and to cover the printing of a poster for our Poster Symposium.

 

In addition to overseeing the work of their student intern(s), all mentors are expected to comply with BU’s Protection of Minors policy (this involves passing a CORI/SORI check once every three years and completing a one-time online training on protection of minors). Mentors are also asked to complete an online Mentor Orientation before their mentee arrives on campus.

 

Please let me know if you or your lab are interested in hosting a RISE intern/s this summer. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Best,

Amanda

 

Amanda Kautzman, PhD

Program Manager for RISE and AIM

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

755 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 103

Boston, MA 02215

P: 617-358-1431

 

 

MPM Fellowship Info Session

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 4:00-5:30PM

Location: JBM Student Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

 

RSVP here!

 

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

 

MPM Capital is a healthcare investment firm founding and investing in life sciences companies (both public and private) that seek to cure major diseases by translating scientific innovations into positive clinical outcomes. MPM invests in breakthrough therapeutics, with a focus on oncology. They are now seeking highly motivated students for a summer fellowship! Interested candidates are encouraged to attend.

 

 

Professional Communication: The Basics of Email for Work

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 2:00-3:30PM

Location: 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 106B

 

Please RSVP for the Workshop via this Eventbrite link

Writing email is more complicated than it appears, and often causes miscommunication. To write effective emails, writers need to consider the target audience and purpose of the email, among other aspects. Just as we work to develop our skills as academic writers, honing the skill of crafting professional emails is an important aspect of career development during graduate school.

This workshop covers email language issues such as tone, subject lines, appropriate salutations and closings, and other issues such as the responsible use of the medium. We will address high-stakes messages such as requests for Letters of Recommendation and networking outreach, as well as lower-stakes communication including conversations with peers and students.

 

 

Hack(H)er413

Applications due Jan 22

 

Hack(H)er413 is a hackathon for women and non binary students at UMass Amherst. Over the course of 24 hours, hackathon participants learn and develop new technical skills, network with sponsor company representatives, and innovate with passion.

Bring your resume to interview with companies for internships and new grad jobs during the hackathon! 

 

Learn more and apply at www.hackher413.com. Applications Close on 1/22!

 

Check out last year’s recap: HackHer413 2019: Rewind

 

 

GRS Winter Social

Date and Time: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:00-7:00PM

Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd floor, GSU)

RSVP here!

Join your fellow graduate students for snacks, drinks, music, and other winter fun!

 

 

Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS) Program

Interest form due Jan 24

Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) professors at BU have the opportunity to nominate interested graduate students to apply for this opportunity and attend the program.

If you are interested in being nominated for the opportunity, please fill out this interest form by this Friday, January 24th. Current CBL professors will review your submission and select nominees, after which you will be contacted about the application process. Final applications will be due Wednesday, February 12th.

Please note that this will most likely be the last year of ELIS so there probably won’t be another chance to participate! To learn more about ELIS and previous attendees experiences, check out this video featuring a few familiar faces from BU GWISE

When: 2020 ELIS is scheduled to take place June 22 – July 8, 2020 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.

Cost: It’s still free! This is an all-expense-paid opportunity, funded by a grant from the Luce Foundation to Ewha Womans University.

Why participate in ELIS?

International experience is becoming more important for students in STEM as, for example, research collaborations increasingly cross international borders. The Ewha-Luce International Seminar (ELIS) provides students with a brief, focused international STEM and leadership experience; “demystifies” the concept of international collaboration as a possibility for women scientists; and broadens participants’ cultural perspectives and networks. The 2 ½ week length of the program should enable students to participate in other activities (e.g., research) that they have planned for the summer.

Eligibility:

IMPORTANT NOTE: U.S. candidates should meet the eligibility criteria in this email, versus the U.S. participant criteria noted in Ewha’s materials.

To be eligible to participate, candidates must be:

  1. Current Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellows; or
  2. Former CBL Graduate Fellows who are still students at your institution; or
  3. Former Masters level CBL Graduate Fellows who are in PhD programs elsewhere; or
  4. Current women graduate students nominated by current or former Clare Boothe Luce Professors;
  5. Available to participate for the entire 17-day program. Students are free to plan other travel in Asia before or after the program (at their own expense), but not during the program;
  6. U.S. citizens or permanent residents  
  7. In a CBL Program-supported STEM field. This excludes anything “medical science,” health science, etc. Biology is a CBL-supported disciple at Designated Institutions. If a candidate is in an interdisciplinary field that may fall into a CBL “gray area,” please check with Carlotta Arthur (CArthur@hluce.org) regarding eligibility.

Letter of Reference from Clare Boothe Luce Professor

If a CBL professor recommends a candidate who is not a CBL Graduate Fellow, the CBL Professor will need to submit a letter of reference on the student’s behalf (included in the attached application pack).

2015-2019 Accounts:

By all accounts, ELIS has been enormously successful. The program and the Ewha faculty and staff have received high praise from the participants, and the program has become a model in East Asia. Participants described the program as “phenomenal,” and as an “amazing and unique opportunity,” and the Ewha team as “truly welcoming.” U.S. participants were paired with Asian participants as roommates, which provided another opportunity for rich, informal cross-cultural learning and exchange.

 

 

Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral Student and PostDoc Workshop Series

Dates & Time: Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30pm (Workshop), 6:30pm+ (social at BU Pub)

Location: BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Ave.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unlocking-the-black-box-of-business-bu-doctoral-student-postdoc-workshops-tickets-87235430521

Are you a BU Doctoral Student or Postdoc with research, ideas, or work at BU that you want to bring to market? Not sure how to get started? Join us at a new weekly series with expert Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship, to dive into the mysterious black box of business and network with other Terriers looking to take their work beyond the bench!

We’ll talk about:

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market.
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff?
  • We’ll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand.

What you’ll get:

  • Knowledge on how to shape your shape your research idea into a business
  • Meet folks who can get you started on the path to market
  • Become a part of a community of innovators
Topics we’ll cover Workshop Date
Where to start Buzz Lightyear to the rescue. Creating the buzz around your idea Jan. 28
The BU Big Three

-BU has three overarching policies that govern decision making -You should know them

Feb. 11
SBIRs, cool. Overview of and how to apply for SBIR funding Feb. 25
Communicating your idea Assumptions: the nervous system of any plan

EVERYTHING follows from your assumptions about your life, business, markets, customers, everything.

Mar. 10
How do I DO this? Scalpel, check. Suction, check. Tweezers, check. Technology One Pager, check. Cash Table, check. Assumptions, check.
Many available tools to aid you with your idea and pursuit
Mar. 24
What do you call 20 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? I fought the law and the law won. Who can use the BU Law Clinic and for what? Apr. 7
Finance: What’s the difference between finance, accounting, and cash? Profit is an idea, not a reality

We have to start somewhere if we’re going to talk about “the numbers”.

Apr. 21

 

 

BUrising: Focusing on Mental Health Wellness & Resilience

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 11:30 -5:30PM

Location: Hillel House

RSVP here!

Date and Time: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:30PM

Location: 1 Silber Way, Kenmore Room

RSVP here!

Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to announce a new initiative, in partnership with the Wellbeing Project, called BUrising. BUrising seeks to promote mental health wellness in higher education by supporting doctoral and postdoctoral trainees at BU. 

This kick-off event will focus on mental health wellbeing and resilience.

 

 

Industry on Tap: Collaborations Advancing Research

Date and Time: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:00-6:00PM

Location: Hiebert Lounge, 72 E. Concord St, L1407

As public funding for academic research declines and industry places more emphasis on product development over basic research, new collaboration models are emerging to fill in the gaps. In this special edition of Research on Tap, BU researchers will share how they have worked with industry in different ways to further their research and advance innovation for the benefit of society. 

The event will also include the presentation of the BU Innovator of the Year Award to Dr. Weining Lu, BU School of Medicine, whose collaboration with Pfizer has led to the development of a potential new drug for chronic kidney disease. 

Featuring: Azer Bestavros I Tom Bifano I Ed Damiano I Robert Davey I Marc Grinstaff I Ahmad “Mo” Khalil I Orran Krieger I Maria Kukuruzinska I Kate Saenko I David Salant I Kevin “Kip” Thomas I Wilson Wong I Xin Zhang 

Moving the Future Conference

Date and Time: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9AM – 3PM

Location: Harvard Business School

Tickets are now available for the fifth annual Moving the Future Conference at Harvard Business School on February 2, 2020.

Infrastructure is the lifeblood of the world. Trains, planes, automobiles, roads, bridges, airports, and satellites all make our modern life possible. We believe these industries are underrepresented in public debate. The Harvard Business School Aviation & Aerospace Club and Transportation, Infrastructure, and Logistics Club are bringing top representatives together from these fields to discuss their future and progress.

The fifth annual Moving the Future conference will be held on February 2, 2020 at Harvard Business School. Last year, industry leaders and accomplished speakers from exciting organizations such as Hyperloop, Cubic Aerospace and Kespry as well as government entities such as the Argentinian Ministry of Transport discussed how the business of moving people and things is rapidly changing.  This year, SoftBank, US Department of Transportation, Accion Space Systems and more will be part of the conversation.

Co-organized by theTransportation, Infrastructure & Logistics Club, and the Aerospace & Aviation Club at Harvard Business School, this conference brings together business, government, and technology leaders in the infrastructure and mobility arenas. This conference is a focal point for discourse investment, public policy, product development, market strategies, and more.

Our keynote speakers this year are Joel Szabat (Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, US Department of Transportation), Horace Dediu (renowned industry analyst + Founder, Asymco), and George Mathew (CEO, Kespry). Our panelists include Andrew Salzburg (ex-Director for Transportation Policy, Uber), Eleanor Joseph (Director of Strategy & Business Development, Via), Christopher Kauffman (Investor, Softbank), Tess Hatch (Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners), and more.

For the detailed schedule of events go to the conference website: http://mtfcon.org/ 

Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite, here.

 

 

AAAS Case Science Advocacy Workshop

Date: Applications due Feb 4

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop in Washington D.C. offers the opportunity for PhD students in STEM disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy.

This three-and-a-half day program will educate STEM students about the role of science in policy-making, introduce them to the federal policy-making process, and empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers.

Four students from Boston University will be selected to attend. BU Federal Relations will cover all travel and lodging as well as the workshop registration fee. 

Application Due: February 4, 2020

For more information, and instructions to apply, check out our website.

 

 

Breakthrough Institute Summer Fellowship

Date: Applications due Feb 11

Breakthrough Generation is the young leaders initiative of the Breakthrough Institute, a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to ensuring a future where all the world’s inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, and prosperous lives on an ecologically-vibrant planet. 

The Breakthrough Institute is dedicated to building and identifying technological solutions to environmental problems. The world faces many great challenges – from managing climate change and ensuring clean and affordable energy access for all to protecting animal populations and ecosystems to growing abundant food for a growing population. We believe that young intellectuals are crucial to addressing these challenges. Each year, Breakthrough Institute offers paid and highly competitive fellowships to analysts, writers, and thought leaders from around the world.

Fellowships run for ten weeks from mid-June through mid-August and pay $600 USD/week. Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing Breakthrough research, join for our annual Breakthrough Dialogue, and maintain a long-term collaborative relationship with Breakthrough’s research staff. Additional travel and housing assistance stipends are available upon acceptance on an as-needed basis. 

To find out more about our program and apply to Breakthrough Generation 2020, please click on this link: https://thebreakthrough.org/fellowships/generation-fellowship

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society

Date: February 15-16, 2020

This is a reminder that there are just two weeks left to submit abstracts for the 5th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society.

This online conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 2020. The intent is to have an accessible conference where international scholars will present their research to a broad audience. The conference will be broadcast live and last year we had over 800 registrants from more than 90 countries around the globe participating. Conference topics include global health, cancer, chronic diseases, biotechnology and bioinformatics. 

Once registered (at no cost), participants join the live conference on the 2 days by following the links to a simple user-friendly platform that requires only a computer or hand-held android device and access to the internet. Presentations are selected from Abstracts submitted. Those not selected for oral presentations will be viewed as digital posters. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top oral and poster presentations. For more information about the conference format, I invite you to view a short summary of a previous conference at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WPV4E9gBQ  

 

 

National Science Foundations Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference

Date and Time: Mar 11-13

Location: Boston University, George Sherman Union

 

National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Student Education in the Professoriate (AGEP) Research Conference: If you are a doctoral student who identifies as being from a historically underrepresented group with research interests in STEM, STEM Ed, or social science research within STEM, sign up for the AGEP Research Conference, taking place here at BU. Learn more today 

 

 

Patient Provider Relationship Study

Be a part of an important research study!

Are you 18 years or older?

Are you an Asian American?
You may qualify to participate in this research study!

The purpose of this research study is to explore patients’ relationships with their primary care provider.

All that is involved is taking a short 5-10 minute online survey at the link below!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SJFYKW

This survey is being conducted as research for a Keystone Project in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University.

For more information, contact: Student Researcher Zara Ahmed at 203-824-3893 or zzahmed@bu.edu

Keystone Advisor Professor Sophie Godley at sgodley@bu.edu

 

 

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January 7 Edition

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!  Happy New Decade!

Check out the upcoming events.  Our next newsletter will be out on or about January 21.

~GWISE Board

 

GWISE Events

Book Club – “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler – Jan 23 

Theater Outing – Gloria: A Life – Feb 6

NE GWISE is Recruiting for a Social Media Chair!

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Every Tuesday)!
GWISE/GSO Yoga 

GWISE Fitness
GWISE Library

 

 

External Opportunities 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium – Jan 14

Upward Bound is hiring instructors for MCAS Biology & Physics – Position Starting Jan 21

Johnson & Johnson DePuy Synthes Site Visit – Jan 22

Moving the Future Conference – Feb 2

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society – Feb 15-16

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

Book Club – “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler.

 

Date and Time: Mon., 01/23, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: LSEB 207

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Our first GWISE Book Club of 2020 will be “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler.

 

This is the first book of a trilogy by award-winner Octavia Butler, often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction”. In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is “awakened”, she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens won’t help humanity without a price.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

 

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).       

 

 

Theater Outing – Gloria: A Life

Date and Time: Thursday, February 6th 2020, 7:30-10pm (2h play + ~30min post-show talk)

Location: A.R.T Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

RSVP

 

Join GWISE in our first theater outing of 2020! This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s belief in talking circles as a catalyst for change offers us all a path forward. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own.

 

After the show, we’re all invited to stay for a post-show talk – speaker/mediator TBD. It is not mandatory but highly encouraged.

 

WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS SO PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO COME!!! 

 

You will be notified if you got a ticket or placed at the waiting list 2 weeks before the event.

 

Attendees may either arrive at the theater independently or leave BU as a group with public transportation and/or ride shares. Please let us know your preference in the RSVP form so we can plan accordingly.

 

As with all GWISE events, this outing is open to all GWISE members alike, regardless of gender.

 

* People not affiliated with BU (spouses, friends) will be automatically put on a waiting list. They may get a free ticket in case of last minute cancellations on the day of the event. Alternatively, a guaranteed ticket can be added to our group order at a cost of $15/ticket.

 

For questions or comments, please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu.

NE GWISE is Recruiting for a Social Media Chair!

NE GWISE is a collaboration between GWISE groups around New England and a registered non-profit that supports and promotes initiatives that affect women in STEM. We are recruiting a social media chair for the spring semester – no previous experience required! Get to know a group of amazing women and help promote the cause through our social media accounts. Low time commitment. Please email alrendos@bu.edu if interested.

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

We will be meeting next Wednesday, December 18 for our final meeting of the year.  Get on the email list if you’d like to join us.

 

 

GWISE Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club

Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm 

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

Please join us for a lesson on optics and kaleidoscopes! If you’d like to join today, please respond to this email and let me know.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

There is still one more open spot to lead a lesson this semester! Please sign up here if you’re interested, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

 

Boston Area Graduate Student Federation

Graduate Students from Boston and beyond have been getting together over the past year to help with networking as well as doing some activism.  If you are interested in joining this group, please email gso@bu.edu to become connected and help schedule our first meeting of the new year.

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:45AM

Location: Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906

 

Join us for the Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. It will be a day filled with neurophotonics related research talks and NRT Trainee poster presentations.
 
The symposium will be held at the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906, Boston, MA 02215.
 
Check in will start at 7:45 AM and the sessions will start at 8:30 AM.

Registration is required to ensure a seat is reserved for you.
 
For the full agenda, please visit the Neurophotonics website link: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics/2019/10/08/jan142020symposium/.
 
We look forward to you all joining us for this annual event!
 

Helen Fawcett, Program Coordinator
David Boas, Director, BU Neurophotonics Center
                    Co-Director, National Science Foundation Research Traineeship
                    Program, Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics
 
Email: neuropho@bu.edu
web: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeuroPho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeuroPho/

 

 

Upward Bound is hiring instructors for MCAS Biology & Physics!

 

Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science is a college-access program for high school students in Boston and Chelsea. As part of the program, students receive test-prep courses at BU. We are looking for MCAS Biology & Physics instructors to teach part-time in the evening starting January 21st. Compensation is $38/hr. Minimum one year teaching experience required. Applicants must possess an understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth and creativity to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches without compromising course content.

 

For more information, see the attached flyer orhttp://www.bu.edu/ubms/employment/

  

Nicole Sjoblom, PhD (she/her/hers)

Program Manager

 

Upward Bound Math Science, Boston University

2 Silber Way, Room 430, Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 353-3551

Fax: (617) 353-2395

nsjoblom@bu.edu

Johnson & Johnson DePuy Synthes has invited BU students to a site visit as part of their Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design Day initiative

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 22nd, 9am-5pm 

Time includes transportation, provided by BU.

 

Please complete this form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zEM75AfFOoOF2W1o2YuLeMElLhfBoFII3e57AxUQP6Q/edit
There are a limited number of spots available, you will be contacted if chosen for this opportunity.

 

More details: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d
 
The day includes a tour of the 3D Printing Lab, the orthopedics manufacturing floor, a R&D lab tour, a career panel discussion with a variety of women at J&J, a hands-on product development session, and a hands-on clinical simulation.
 

 

Moving the Future Conference

Date and Time: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9AM – 3PM

Location: Harvard Business School

 

Tickets are now available for the fifth annual Moving the Future Conference at Harvard Business School on February 2, 2020.

 

Infrastructure is the lifeblood of the world. Trains, planes, automobiles, roads, bridges, airports, and satellites all make our modern life possible. We believe these industries are underrepresented in public debate. The Harvard Business School Aviation & Aerospace Club and Transportation, Infrastructure, and Logistics Club are bringing top representatives together from these fields to discuss their future and progress.

 

The fifth annual Moving the Future conference will be held on February 2, 2020 at Harvard Business School. Last year, industry leaders and accomplished speakers from exciting organizations such as Hyperloop, Cubic Aerospace and Kespry as well as government entities such as the Argentinian Ministry of Transport discussed how the business of moving people and things is rapidly changing.  This year, SoftBank, US Department of Transportation, Accion Space Systems and more will be part of the conversation. We are looking forward to announcing the full list of speakers and panelists over the next few weeks.

 

For the detailed schedule of events go to the conference website, http://mtfcon.org/ Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite, here.

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society

Date: February 15-16, 2010

 

This is a reminder that there are just two weeks left to submit abstracts for the 5th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society (poster attached).

 

This online conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 2020. The intent is to have an accessible conference where international scholars will present their research to a broad audience. The conference will be broadcast live and last year we had over 800 registrants from more than 90 countries around the globe participating. Conference topics include global health, cancer, chronic diseases, biotechnology and bioinformatics. 

  

Once registered (at no cost), participants join the live conference on the 2 days by following the links to a simple user-friendly platform that requires only a computer or hand-held android device and access to the internet. Presentations are selected from Abstracts submitted. Those not selected for oral presentations will be viewed as digital posters. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top oral and poster presentations. For more information about the conference format, I invite you to view a short summary of a previous conference at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WPV4E9gBQ  

 

 

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December 10 Edition

Here are the final events/opportunities for 2019.  We’ll be back in January with more updates.  Have a safe and happy holiday season!

~GWISE Board

GWISE Events

Movie Night: People’s choice movie – Dec 10

Joint GSO, GWISE, SAGE, and TRB Holiday Party – Dec 11

Book Club – “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler – Jan 23 

NE GWISE is Recruiting for a Social Media Chair!

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group – Dec 18
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Every Tuesday)!
GWISE/GSO Yoga – Final Meeting – Dec 12

GWISE Fitness
GWISE Library

 

 

External Opportunities 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social – Dec 11

Massachusetts Conference for Women – Dec 11-12

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium – Jan 14

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society – Feb 15-16

 

 

GWISE Events 

 

GWISE Movie Night: People’s choice movie

Date and Time: Tuesday, Dec 10, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Location: ERB Room 203

**Please RSVP here!**  

The end of the semester (and of 2019) is fast approaching, so why not hold off any stress with a nice movie distraction?

GWISE Movie Night will be on December 10th, at 5:30 PM, in ERB 203. Please RSVP here!

 

We have three movie options and will choose our selection by people’s choice! The options are:

  1. Elf (check out the trailer here)
  2. Grand Budapest Hotel (check the trailer here)
  3. Between Two Ferns (check out the trailer here)

 

Or, if you feel strongly against these options,

 

  1. Something else, anything else.

 

There will be snacks and drinks supplied, so please RSVP (and vote) so we know how much to purchase! Hope to see you there. 

 

 

Joint GSO, GWISE, SAGE, and TRB Holiday Party – Dec 11

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: CILSE Lobby

RSVP

 

It’s time for some winter cheer- 

our annual holiday party is near!

Join SAGE, GWISE, GSO and TRB to celebrate

 this wonderful time of year.

 

Whether you’re naughty or nice, don’t think twice,

 about sipping some mulled wine with some cinnamon spice.

 

There will be a photo booth and maybe some pies,

 but don’t forget the ugly sweater contest that ends with a prize!

 

As you enter, please make a donation

for those in need this winter season.

We’ll be accepting food, toiletries, and toys,

to help our fellow men, women, girls and boys.

 

Our limit is 250, we’re sorry to say, 

so RSVP quickly! It’ll be worth the stay.

 

This winter GSO, GWISE, SAGE and TRB are organizing a joint holiday celebration to bring you three times the cheer. Take a break from lab work and classes to enjoy some holiday fun with your friends. Celebrate the season and the end of the semester with food, wine, eggnog, and desserts. Join us for an evening of merry-making! 

  • Holiday snacks
  • Photo Booth
  • Xmas sweater contest judging at 7:30pm

Please bring a donation of a new book/toy OR a non-perishable food item OR hygeine supply to donate to local charities.

 

 

Book Club – “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler.

 

Date and Time: Mon., 01/23, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: LSEB 207

RSVP HERE (RSVP will be closed the Friday before our meeting)

 

Dear GWISE members and WISE guys,

Our first GWISE Book Club of 2020 will be “Dawn: Xenogenesis”, by Octavia E. Butler.

 

This is the first book of a trilogy by award-winner Octavia Butler, often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction”. In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is “awakened”, she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens won’t help humanity without a price.

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

 

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).       

 

 

NE GWISE is Recruiting for a Social Media Chair!

NE GWISE is a collaboration between GWISE groups around New England and a registered non-profit that supports and promotes initiatives that affect women in STEM. We are recruiting a social media chair for the spring semester – no previous experience required! Get to know a group of amazing women and help promote the cause through our social media accounts. Low time commitment. Please email alrendos@bu.edu if interested.

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

We will be meeting next Wednesday, December 18 for our final meeting of the year.  Get on the email list if you’d like to join us.

 

GWISE Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club

Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm 

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

Please join us for a lesson on optics and kaleidoscopes! If you’d like to join today, please respond to this email and let me know.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

There is still one more open spot to lead a lesson this semester! Please sign up here if you’re interested, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Weekly Yoga

Date and Time: Most Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Where: LSEB 103 (24 Cummington Mall) or Photonics West End Lounge (join the mailing list to get the schedule).

 

GWISE and the GSO are teaming up for weekly yoga and meditation classes. Join us Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00PM for an hour of strengthening and relaxation.  Location TBD – email gso@bu.edu to be added to the mailing list.

 

 

GWISE Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6-9PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of good food, drinks and company. Connect with MASS AWIS members, Board members, Mentoring Circles mentors and mentees, and guests. Come contribute to our annual cookie swap, or simply enjoy the sweet treats!

 

Annual Cookie Swap: Homemade and store-bought cookies are both welcome!

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: MASS AWIS Members $20・Non-Members $35

 

 

Massachusetts Conference for Women

Opening Night at the Conference offers a taste of the main Conference experience in a shorter time frame and at a significantly lower price. Now in its fifth year, Opening Night was conceived to bring Conference offerings to a wider audience.

It’s a perfect event for main day attendees who want more time to browse the Exhibit Hall and network in a relaxed environment, or for anyone who wishes to attend the Conference but missed out on a ticket or can’t afford to spend the whole day out of the office.

 

Enjoy Conference speakers, author book signings, all of our Exhibit Hall offerings (including the Career Pavilion and its free coaching and resume review services), and socializing with peers in a friendly and professional environment. Food and drink is available for purchase.

Register Now >>> 

 

Opening Night will be held December 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and impacts thousands of lives. Dozens of expert speakers lead workshops and seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, work/life balance and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

2019 Conference tickets are sold out. Purchase Livestream Access >>>

The 15th annual MA Conference for Women will be held December 12, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

 

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:45AM

Location: Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906

 

Join us for the Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. It will be a day filled with neurophotonics related research talks and NRT Trainee poster presentations.
 
The symposium will be held at the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906, Boston, MA 02215.
 
Check in will start at 7:45 AM and the sessions will start at 8:30 AM.

Registration is required to ensure a seat is reserved for you.
 
For the full agenda, please visit the Neurophotonics website link: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics/2019/10/08/jan142020symposium/.
 
We look forward to you all joining us for this annual event!
 

Helen Fawcett, Program Coordinator
David Boas, Director, BU Neurophotonics Center
                    Co-Director, National Science Foundation Research Traineeship
                    Program, Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics
 
Email: neuropho@bu.edu
web: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeuroPho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeuroPho/

 

 

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society

Date: February 15-16, 2010

 

This is a reminder that there are just two weeks left to submit abstracts for the 5th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society (poster attached).

 

This online conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 2020. The intent is to have an accessible conference where international scholars will present their research to a broad audience. The conference will be broadcast live and last year we had over 800 registrants from more than 90 countries around the globe participating. Conference topics include global health, cancer, chronic diseases, biotechnology and bioinformatics. 

  

Once registered (at no cost), participants join the live conference on the 2 days by following the links to a simple user-friendly platform that requires only a computer or hand-held android device and access to the internet. Presentations are selected from Abstracts submitted. Those not selected for oral presentations will be viewed as digital posters. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top oral and poster presentations. For more information about the conference format, I invite you to view a short summary of a previous conference at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WPV4E9gBQ 

 

 

 

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November 26 Edition

GWISE Events

Book Club – Dec 2

Interactive Session with Dr. Rati Thanawala on Levers for Career Success in Tech In partnership with NE GWiSE – Dec 9

Movie Night: People’s choice movie – Dec 10

Joint GSO, GWISE, SAGE, and TRB Holiday Party – Dec 11

 

NE GWISE is Recruiting for a Social Media Chair!

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Every Tuesday)!
GWISE/GSO Yoga

GWISE Fitness
GWISE Library

 

External Opportunities 

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

FIRST Robotics Competition – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 

Travel Grant Application and Q&A – GRS Specific – Dec 1

Free Advance Screening of “The Aeronauts” – Dec 2

MASS AWIS – Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership – Dec 3

Plethora of Posdoc Options Panel and Networking Session – Dec 3

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

William & Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Abstract Deadline – Dec 6

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social – Dec 11

Massachusetts Conference for Women – Dec 11-12

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium – Jan 14

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society – Feb 15-16

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

 

 

GWISE Events

Book Club

Date and Time: Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:30-12:30

Location: LSEB 704

RSVP HERE

 

Our last GWISE Book Club of 2019 will be “Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder”, by Reshma Saujani.

 

In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times best-selling author Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery.

 

Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations. We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone all the time. We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone, pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones, and avoid rejection at all costs.

 

There’s a reason we act this way, Reshma says. As girls, we were taught to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn’t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. As a result, we grew up to be women who are afraid to fail. It’s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.

 

In Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life. 

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu).  

 

 

Interactive Session: Levers for Early Career Success in Tech Firms

RSVP here! Dinner will be provided!

Date: Monday, December 9th

Time: 6-8pm 

Location: ERB 203 at 44 Cummington Mall

 

Dr. Rati Thanawala has spent 39 years working in tech, 17 of them at Bell Labs and is coming to BU for this interactive session. She will discuss why “early” career success is particularly important for people of “difference” (eg.race + gender, LGBTQ). And, why it is important to prepare for the new situations that are critical in the workplace but which are typically not experienced in college; which (non-technical) skills, if honed, can have a big impact, and what self/mindsets allow new hires to create higher impact. She will also briefly talk about her new Leadership Academy for Women of Color funded by the Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

 

GWISE Movie Night: People’s choice movie

Date and Time: Tuesday, Dec 10, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Location: ERB Room 203

**Please RSVP here!**  

 

The end of the semester (and of 2019) is fast approaching, so why not hold off any stress with a nice movie distraction?

GWISE Movie Night will be on December 10th, at 5:30 PM, in ERB 203. Please RSVP here!

We have three movie options and will choose our selection by people’s choice! The options are:

  1. Elf (check out the trailer here)
  2. Grand Budapest Hotel (check the trailer here)
  3. Between Two Ferns (check out the trailer here)

 

Or, if you feel strongly against these options,

 

  1. Something else, anything else.

 

There will be snacks and drinks supplied, so please RSVP (and vote) so we know how much to purchase! Hope to see you there. 

Joint GSO, GWISE, SAGE, and TRB Holiday Party – Dec 11

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: CILSE Lobby

RSVP

 

It’s time for some winter cheer- 

our annual holiday party is near!

Join SAGE, GWISE, GSO and TRB to celebrate

 this wonderful time of year.

 

Whether you’re naughty or nice, don’t think twice,

 about sipping some mulled wine with some cinnamon spice.

 

There will be a photo booth and maybe some pies,

 but don’t forget the ugly sweater contest that ends with a prize!

 

As you enter, please make a donation

for those in need this winter season.

We’ll be accepting food, toiletries, and toys,

to help our fellow men, women, girls and boys.

 

Our limit is 250, we’re sorry to say, 

so RSVP quickly! It’ll be worth the stay.

 

This winter GSO, GWISE, SAGE and TRB are organizing a joint holiday celebration to bring you three times the cheer. Take a break from lab work and classes to enjoy some holiday fun with your friends. Celebrate the season and the end of the semester with food, wine, eggnog, and desserts. Join us for an evening of merry-making! 

  • Holiday snacks
  • Photo Booth
  • Xmas sweater contest judging at 7:30pm

 

  • Please bring a donation of a new book/toy OR a non-perishable food item OR hygeine supply to donate to local charities.

 

 

NE GWISE is Recruiting for a Social Media Chair!

NE GWISE is a collaboration between GWISE groups around New England and a registered non-profit that supports and promotes initiatives that affect women in STEM. We are recruiting a social media chair for the spring semester – no previous experience required! Get to know a group of amazing women and help promote the cause through our social media accounts. Low time commitment. Please email alrendos@bu.edu if interested.

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

 

GWISE Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club

Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm (Starts again in Mid-September)

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

Please join us for a lesson on optics and kaleidoscopes! If you’d like to join today, please respond to this email and let me know.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

There is still one more open spot to lead a lesson this semester! Please sign up here if you’re interested, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Weekly Yoga

Date and Time: Most Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Where: LSEB 103 (24 Cummington Mall) or Photonics West End Lounge (join the mailing list to get the schedule).

 

GWISE and the GSO are teaming up for weekly yoga and meditation classes. Join us Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00PM for an hour of strengthening and relaxation.  Location TBD – email gso@bu.edu to be added to the mailing list.

 

 

GWISE Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

 

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

ARROWS- 1/1/1 Recommendations

ARROWS is launching a new Community Campaign designed to help the BU community learn more about amazing women in STEM and important articles and books talking about gender issues in STEM and society more broadly.

This campaign is asking faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to recommend 1 person, 1 article, and 1 book they think others at BU should know about. To see examples of 1/1/1 Recommendations and to submit your own, visit the ARROWS site using this link.

FIRST Robotics Competition – Call for Volunteers

Candie Desjardins (cdesjardinsfrc@gmail.com) is a judging coordinator for FIRST Robotics competitions in Boston, and is looking for judges for the coming year. They’re especially hoping to find women who are excited about improving STEM access and inspiring a diverse group of students to pursue STEM in the future.

 

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Age: 23+
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willing to work as a member of the judging team
  • 2 days of time commitment is required

 

The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. Challenged to design and build a robot using a standard “kit of parts” and within a common set of rules to play a sophisticated field game − with limited time − brings out the best in students and adults alike. The robot “game” changes every season and is always exciting. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.

Apply to volunteer today!

  1. Create an account at http://my.firstinspires.org/Dashboard/
  2. Click the Volunteer Registration tab & click ‘Volunteer at an Event’
  3. Filter events by program (FRC) and area to find an event near you
  4. Select roles you are interested in (Judge)
  5. Complete your required youth protection background screening

For more information or assistance getting started, please contact: 1-800-871-8326 or volunteer@firstinspires.org.


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

Travel Grant Application- GRS Specific 

The GSO is happy to announce that the Fall Semester 2019 travel grant deadline is December 1, 2019. 

 

 To qualify for a grant, your trip must begin after December 1, 2019, and end within a year of receiving the award. 

 

  • Travel must be outside the Boston area.
  • Deadline to apply for this grant: Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Who is eligible:  Any PhD student in GRS from a department represented at 3 or more GSO meetings in Fall 2019.
  • Masters students are not eligible to receive a travel grant.
  • Preference is given to PhD students in their second year and later.
  • If you have received a travel grant, you are not eligible to receive one until the next grant cycle. 

o   The cycle consists of three dates: December 1, April 1, August 1. So, for example, if you received a grant in April 2019, you are not eligible to receive another until April 2020, when the new cycle begins.

  • To determine if your department is eligible for travel grants, click here.

 

 The GSO is now sponsoring two types of travel awards:

 

Presentation Grant: For students planning on directly participating in a conference or research forum by presenting a paper or poster, participating in a discussion panel, or chairing a discussion or paper session. 12-13 presentation travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

 

Research Grant: For students planning to visit an archive, attend a training workshop, or use a research facility. 5-6 research travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring, and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

 

The number of grants offered annually is dependent upon our budget.  In previous years, we have offered 40 grants annually : ~33 presentation grants and ~7 research grants. Last year we were able to shuffle our budget and offered 55 grants.  This upcoming year, we are hoping to offer even more, but our current budget estimates 54 or so grants. 

 

There are three application deadlines: December 1stApril 1stAugust 1st. Applications must be emailed as a word document to the GSO at gso.travel.grants@gmail.com  

 

If you are interested in getting involved with the Travel Grant committee, contact gso.travel.grants@gmail.com

 

 

Free Advance Screening of “The Aeronauts”

Date and Time: Monday, December 2, 2019, 7PM

Location: Showplace ICON Seaport

 

First come first serve pass for two (not a guarantee of entrance)

 

THE AERONAUTS

Opening nationwide on Friday, December 6th.

Available on Amazon Prime Video on December 20th.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm4VnwCtQO8

 

SYNOPSIS: In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very end of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

 

MASS AWIS – Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: MIT (Building 66, Room 110), 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

We possess everything we need to be the unique leader that each of us can be. However, in different times and circumstances, we may feel blocked/challenged and unable to bring our vision and inspiration forward. In this short workshop, we will experience a form of meditation which is aligned with how leaders work in the world. Leaders aspire to lead with their eyes open and with their awareness extended. This behavior cultivates the best outcome. While there are many definitions of leadership, in the end it is up to you to find your solution to the situation by listening to your truth and having the certainty to know what is right – a balance of inner clarity and outer confidence. The meditation practice presented here will address how to recognize and harness distraction, how to be simple and open to possibilities, and how to take action that brings beneficial results.

 

Facilitators

  • Carolyn L. Krusinski, PhD, Advisor, Enlightened Living LLC
  • Angeliki Rigos, PhD,Executive Director, MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design

 

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: MIT (Building 66, Room 110), 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: FREE

 

 

Plethora of Postdoc Options Panel and Networking

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 5:00-7:00PM

Location: 71 E. Concord St, K103

RSVP here!

 

Panelists will include:
Daniel Apicco, PhD- Postdoc @ Biogen
Christina Tognoni,PhD – Postdoc @ at VA Boston Healthcare System
Daniel Taub, PhD – Postdoc @ Harvard
Kristyna Kotynkova, PhD – Postdoc @ BUSM
Himabindu Gali, PhD- Postdoc @ BUSM & prior NIH Postdoc

 

 

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

Dates and Times: Thursday, December 5 and Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11 – 12:30PM

Location:CILSE (610 Commonwealth Ave) 106B

 

Hiring committees are increasingly requesting teaching statements as part of the academic job application. In this two-part workshop, you will learn about the different components of effective teaching statements and have an opportunity to create and get feedback on a draft of your statement. Participants should commit to attending both sessions.

 

Register here!

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

Please reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning directly at ctl@bu.edu or 617-353-0017 with any questions. 

 

 

William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Abstract Deadline

Date and Time: Friday, December 6, 2019

On behalf of William & Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee, we are pleased to invite you to  participate in the 19th Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), March 20 & 21, 2020. 

This broadly themed conference is designed to bring together Arts & Sciences graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to present and discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Abstracts of no more 250 words (1,600 characters) are requested for the following categories of submission: Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: December 6, 2019 at 11:59pm EST 

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2020 William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium

March 20-21, 2020

Sadler Center

Williamsburg, Virginia

grs@wm.edu

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To determine if the Graduate Research Symposium is an appropriate forum to present your research, please review the abstract submittal guidelines for examples.

 

Please visit the William & Mary GRS webpage for additional information: http://www.wm.edu/as/grs

Thank you.

 

 

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6-9PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of good food, drinks and company. Connect with MASS AWIS members, Board members, Mentoring Circles mentors and mentees, and guests. Come contribute to our annual cookie swap, or simply enjoy the sweet treats!

 

Annual Cookie Swap: Homemade and store-bought cookies are both welcome!

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: MASS AWIS Members $20・Non-Members $35

 

 

Massachusetts Conference for Women

Opening Night at the Conference offers a taste of the main Conference experience in a shorter time frame and at a significantly lower price. Now in its fifth year, Opening Night was conceived to bring Conference offerings to a wider audience.

It’s a perfect event for main day attendees who want more time to browse the Exhibit Hall and network in a relaxed environment, or for anyone who wishes to attend the Conference but missed out on a ticket or can’t afford to spend the whole day out of the office.

 

Enjoy Conference speakers, author book signings, all of our Exhibit Hall offerings (including the Career Pavilion and its free coaching and resume review services), and socializing with peers in a friendly and professional environment. Food and drink is available for purchase.

Register Now >>> 

 

Opening Night will be held December 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and impacts thousands of lives. Dozens of expert speakers lead workshops and seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, work/life balance and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

2019 Conference tickets are sold out. Purchase Livestream Access >>>

The 15th annual MA Conference for Women will be held December 12, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

 

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:45AM

Location: Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906

 

Join us for the Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. It will be a day filled with neurophotonics related research talks and NRT Trainee poster presentations.
 
The symposium will be held at the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906, Boston, MA 02215.
 
Check in will start at 7:45 AM and the sessions will start at 8:30 AM.

Registration is required to ensure a seat is reserved for you.
 
For the full agenda, please visit the Neurophotonics website link: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics/2019/10/08/jan142020symposium/.
 
We look forward to you all joining us for this annual event!
 

Helen Fawcett, Program Coordinator
David Boas, Director, BU Neurophotonics Center
                    Co-Director, National Science Foundation Research Traineeship
                    Program, Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics
 
Email: neuropho@bu.edu
web: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeuroPho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeuroPho/

 

 

5th Annual Remote Conference: Science and Society

Date: February 15-16, 2010

 

This is a reminder that there are just two weeks left to submit abstracts for the 5th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society (poster attached).

 

This online conference will take place on February 15 and 16, 2020. The intent is to have an accessible conference where international scholars will present their research to a broad audience. The conference will be broadcast live and last year we had over 800 registrants from more than 90 countries around the globe participating. Conference topics include global health, cancer, chronic diseases, biotechnology and bioinformatics. 

  

Once registered (at no cost), participants join the live conference on the 2 days by following the links to a simple user-friendly platform that requires only a computer or hand-held android device and access to the internet. Presentations are selected from Abstracts submitted. Those not selected for oral presentations will be viewed as digital posters. Monetary prizes are awarded for the top oral and poster presentations. For more information about the conference format, I invite you to view a short summary of a previous conference at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WPV4E9gBQ 

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

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November 12 Edition

 

GWISE Events

Craft Night – Nov 19

Coffee and Conversations – Nov 21

Book Club – Dec 2

Interactive Session with Dr. Rati Thanawala on Levers for Career Success in Tech In partnership with NE GWiSE – Dec 3

Joint GSO, GWISE, SAGE, and TRB Holiday Party – Dec 11

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Every Tuesday)!
GWISE/GSO Yoga

GWISE Fitness
GWISE Library

External Opportunities 

FIRST Robotics Competition – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers 

The Genome Science Institute Symposium – Nov 14

GSO Sponsored Coffee Hour for LGBTQ+ – Nov 14

Scismic Industry Job Search Panel with Resume Feedback – Nov 14

PGC Hosting Hoyt Brian Yee – Nov 15

History of Art and Architecture Book Sale – Nov 15

Learning Sciences Speaker series – Nov 19

Academic Integrity Workshop – Nov 19

Overcoming Sterotypes and Imposter Syndrome – Nov 19

Research on Tap: Light as Medicine – Nov 20

Engaging in Research Collaborations – Nov 21

Travel Grant Application and Q&A – GRS Specific – Dec 1

MASS AWIS – Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership – Dec 3

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

William & Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Abstract Deadline – Dec 6

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social – Dec 11

Massachusetts Conference for Women – Dec 11-12

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium – Jan 14

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

 

 

GWISE Events

Craft Night

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5-7PM

Location: LSEB 103

 

Are you feeling creative?  Do you want to make something for the holidays?  Does you coffee table need a new decoration?  Then come on out on Tuesday, November 19th from 5-7PM for a night of crafting.

 

We will be decorating mason jars!  Make a vase!  Make a votive holder!  Make a holiday-themed decoration!  Not sure what to make, we’ll bring lots of ideas to help guide you in creating a great new piece for your home.

 

Be sure to RSVP so we can reserve you a spot and get enough food and drink for everyone!

 

 

Coffee and Conversations

Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: ENG 245


RSVP here

 

Implicit biases harm our diverse colleagues in STEM. Project Implicit examines these biases, in order to improve awareness and help allies support their peers. GWISE, oSTEM, and WISEguys will discuss implicit bias in the context of queer identities and gender in STEM, and collaborate to strengthen allyship within our community. We particularly invite WISEguys members to join the conversation.

 

Join us for a midday break to chat about implicit bias, and what individual and institutional steps we can take to eliminate it. Lunch and coffee are provided!

 

Please email bu.gwise@gmail.com or buostem@gmail.com with any questions or concerns regarding accessibility or accommodations.

RSVP here

 

 

Book Club

Date and Time: Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:30-12:30

Location: LSEB 704

RSVP HERE

 

Our last GWISE Book Club of 2019 will be “Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder”, by Reshma Saujani.

 

In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times best-selling author Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery.

 

Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations. We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone all the time. We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone, pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones, and avoid rejection at all costs.

 

There’s a reason we act this way, Reshma says. As girls, we were taught to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn’t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. As a result, we grew up to be women who are afraid to fail. It’s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.

 

In Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life. 

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu). 

 

 

Interactive Session with Dr. Rati Thanawala on Levers for Career Success in Tech In partnership with NE GWiSE

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6-8PM

Location: MIT Building 4 Room 149 (182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge)

 

Dinner will be served – RSVP: https://bit.ly/2ClfXKY

 

Dr. Thanawala will discuss why “early” career success is particularly important for people of “difference” (eg. race + gender, LGBTQ). And, why it is important to prepare for the new situations that are critical in the workplace but which are typically not experienced in college; which (non-technical) skills, if honed, can have a big impact, and what self/mindsets allow new hires to create higher impact.

Dr. Thanawala spent 39 years in tech, the last 17 as VP at Bell Labs. She came to Harvard as a 2018 Advanced Leadership Fellow. Dr. Thanawala has a PhD in Computer Science (Yale) and has worked in many tech domains – R&D, product management, new product introduction, etc. She is now creating a Leadership Academy for Women of Color in Tech, which pilots in Boston in March 2020. The pilot is funded by the Melinda Gates Foundation, and is open to students from the 9 schools that are part of NE GWiSE.

 

 

Joint GSO, GWISE, SAGE, and TRB Holiday Party – Dec 11

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: CILSE Lobby

RSVP

 

This winter GSO, GWISE, SAGE and TRB are organizing a joint holiday celebration to bring you three times the cheer. Take a break from lab work and classes to enjoy some holiday fun with your friends. Celebrate the season and the end of the semester with food, wine, eggnog, and desserts. Join us for an evening of merry-making! 

  • Holiday snacks
  • Photo Booth
  • Bring book/toy donations for a local children’s charity 
  • Xmas sweater contest judging at 7:30pm

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

 

GWISE Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club

Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm (Starts again in Mid-September)

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

Please join us for a lesson on optics and kaleidoscopes! If you’d like to join today, please respond to this email and let me know.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

There is still one more open spot to lead a lesson this semester! Please sign up here if you’re interested, and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

 

GWISE/GSO Weekly Yoga

Date and Time: Most Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Where: LSEB 103 (24 Cummington Mall) or Photonics West End Lounge (join the mailing list to get the schedule).

 

GWISE and the GSO are teaming up for weekly yoga and meditation classes. Join us Thursdays from 5:30-6:30PM for an hour of strengthening and relaxation.  Location TBD – email gso@bu.edu to be added to the mailing list.

 

 

GWISE Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

  

 

FIRST Robotics Competition – Call for Volunteers

Candie Desjardins (cdesjardinsfrc@gmail.com) is a judging coordinator for FIRST Robotics competitions in Boston, and is looking for judges for the coming year. They’re especially hoping to find women who are excited about improving STEM access and inspiring a diverse group of students to pursue STEM in the future.

 

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Age: 23+
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willing to work as a member of the judging team
  • 2 days of time commitment is required

 

The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. Challenged to design and build a robot using a standard “kit of parts” and within a common set of rules to play a sophisticated field game − with limited time − brings out the best in students and adults alike. The robot “game” changes every season and is always exciting. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.

Apply to volunteer today!

  1. Create an account at http://my.firstinspires.org/Dashboard/
  2. Click the Volunteer Registration tab & click ‘Volunteer at an Event’
  3. Filter events by program (FRC) and area to find an event near you
  4. Select roles you are interested in (Judge)
  5. Complete your required youth protection background screening

For more information or assistance getting started, please contact: 1-800-871-8326 or volunteer@firstinspires.org.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

The Genome Science Institute Symposium

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12-5PM

Location: Hiebert Lounge, Building: Instructional Building – L Building, BU School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St (Floor 14), Boston, MA

 

2019 Annual Research Symposium: Thursday, November 14th in the Hiebert Lounge from 12:00-5:00pm – The Annual GSI Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary event emphasizing research in Genetics and Genomics. Participation in the poster session and attendance at the GSI Symposium is open to all Boston area researchers with interests that emphasize these disciplines. Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation distinction and additional prizes will be awarded for the best posters in multiple categories. Participation in the oral presentations and poster prizes are open to all undergraduate students, graduate students in MA, MSc, DSc, PhD, MD, MPH and MD/PhD programs, and postdoctoral fellows.

 

 

GSO Sponsored Coffee Hour for LGBTQ+

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10-12PM

Location: CAS 132

 

The GSO is sponsoring a coffee hour LGBTQ+ individuals.  Please join us for some coffee, snacks, and good conversation. This coffee hour is designed for LGBTQ+ to join together, but all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Scismic Industry Job Search Panel with Resume Feedback

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4-5PM

Location: LSEB 103

 

Come listen to experts on the hiring side of industry and receive feedback on your resume. *This event is in collaboration with Scismic* Please register as refreshments will be served.

 

RSVP here!

 

 

PGC Hosting Hoyt Brian Yee

Date and Time: Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:45 – 10AM

Location: 152 Bay State Road, 2 Floor Conference Room

 

The PGC is hosting Hoyt Brian Yee, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.  Join the PGC for coffee, bagels, and to hear about Mr. Yee’s extensive career in foreign service.  

 

 

History of Art and Architecture Book Sale

Date and Time: Friday, November 15, 2019, 10AM – 2PM

Location: Marsh Plaza (weather permitting, if not, the book sale will be in the GSU)

 

The Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association will have their annual Fall book sale this Friday, November 15th, from 10 am to 2 pm at Marsch Plaza (weather permitting; if not, the book sale will be in the GSU).

 

Proceeds benefit Department of the History of Art & Architecture graduate student research and travel grants. The books are donated by students and faculty members. 

 

 

Learning Sciences Speaker series

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1-2:30PM

Location: River Room, Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, 4th Floor

 

RSVP here!

 

“Women of Color and Two-Spirit Individuals in Technology and Computing Higher Education: Early Synthesis Findings and Portraits of Persistence”

 

In this talk, Dr. Ong will summarize early findings from two ongoing studies. The first, co-led with Dr. Nuria Jaumot-Pascual (TERC), is a literature synthesis study, funded by the National Science Foundation, on empirical research about women of color in technology and computing higher education and careers. Dr. Ong will highlight successful individual and group strategies, structural barriers, and institutional solutions identified through research studies over the past twenty years. The second study, funded by the Women of Color Collaborative in Computing, seeks to understand the supports, barriers, and identity issues that influence Native women and two-spirit individuals’ persistence in technology and computing. The study, co-led with Drs. Jaumot-Pascual and Kathy DeerInWater (AISES), synthesizes relevant literature and uses the method of photo elicitation. The shared preliminary findings will echo the participants’ voices by including photographs taken by them to represent their experiences and their words explaining the significance of their images. The presentation will conclude with interactive photo elicitation exercises and a discussion of diversity and inclusion in technology and computing learning environments.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.bu.edu/ctl/lsss/

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY OR TO REQUEST DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE EITHER CONTACT MINT SAYABOVORN AT TMSAYA@BU.EDU, OR THE DISABILITY SERVICES OFFICE AT ACCESS@BU.EDU OR (617) 353-3658 

 

 

 

Academic Integrity Workshop

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:30-4:30

Location: Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road, 5th Floor, 545A

 

RSVP here!

 

This interactive workshop explores the importance of academic integrity in higher education, and addresses the following important questions: What is academic integrity? Why is academic integrity important? What are some of the values associated with academic integrity? Why is integrity important in the realm of higher education? How does the concept of academic integrity transition into environments outside of higher education?

 

 

Overcoming Sterotypes and Imposter Syndrome

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12-1:30PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St, L110

 

This interactive and informative session will engage attendees to understand the complexities of imposter syndrome and its potential impact on career growth and personal well-being, and will provide strategies to alleviate it.  Open to all.

 

RSVP here!

 

Research on Tap: Light as Medicine

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 4-6PM

LOCATION: Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Avenue

 

Light, composed of photons, is the foundation of life. Photons exist everywhere, and scientists are now able to harness and manipulate these photons to see into the biological world invisible to the naked eye—and to create a healthier world. This session brings together experts on the BU campus to share their interests in advancing photonics for life science and medicine. Examples include monitoring breast cancer therapy by diffused photons, watching how a virus replicates in a host cell, seeing blood flow inside a human brain, and modulating neuron activity at high precision.

 

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/featured-events/research-on-tap-meet-greet-and-learn/light-as-medicine/

 

 

Engaging in Research Collaborations

Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12-2PM

Location: Hillel House, 2nd Floor Lounge, 213 Bay State Road

RSVP

 

Research is increasingly conducted in collaborative teams from diverse disciplinary or national backgrounds. In this interactive workshop, you will learn more about what to consider when you are invited to join a collaboration, how to start a new research collaboration yourself, and how to assess and evaluate the potential benefits of a collaboration. 

 

RSVP

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Grant Application- GRS Specific

The GSO is happy to announce that the Fall Semester 2019 travel grant deadline is December 1, 2019. 

 

 To qualify for a grant, your trip must begin after December 1, 2019, and end within a year of receiving the award. 

 

  • Travel must be outside the Boston area.
  • Deadline to apply for this grant: Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Who is eligible:  Any PhD student in GRS from a department represented at 3 or more GSO meetings in Fall 2019.
  • Masters students are not eligible to receive a travel grant.
  • Preference is given to PhD students in their second year and later.
  • If you have received a travel grant, you are not eligible to receive one until the next grant cycle. 
    • The cycle consists of three dates: December 1, April 1, August 1. So, for example, if you received a grant in April 2019, you are not eligible to receive another until April 2020, when the new cycle begins.
  • To determine if your department is eligible for travel grants, click here.

 

 The GSO is now sponsoring two types of travel awards:

 

Presentation Grant: For students planning on directly participating in a conference or research forum by presenting a paper or poster, participating in a discussion panel, or chairing a discussion or paper session. 12-13 presentation travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

 

Research Grant: For students planning to visit an archive, attend a training workshop, or use a research facility. 5-6 research travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring, and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

 

The number of grants offered annually is dependent upon our budget.  In previous years, we have offered 40 grants annually : ~33 presentation grants and ~7 research grants. Last year we were able to shuffle our budget and offered 55 grants.  This upcoming year, we are hoping to offer even more, but our current budget estimates 54 or so grants. 

 

There are three application deadlines: December 1stApril 1stAugust 1st. Applications must be emailed as a word document to the GSO at gso.travel.grants@gmail.com  

 

If you are interested in getting involved with the Travel Grant committee, contact gso.travel.grants@gmail.com

 

 

MASS AWIS – Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: MIT (Building 66, Room 110), 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

We possess everything we need to be the unique leader that each of us can be. However, in different times and circumstances, we may feel blocked/challenged and unable to bring our vision and inspiration forward. In this short workshop, we will experience a form of meditation which is aligned with how leaders work in the world. Leaders aspire to lead with their eyes open and with their awareness extended. This behavior cultivates the best outcome. While there are many definitions of leadership, in the end it is up to you to find your solution to the situation by listening to your truth and having the certainty to know what is right – a balance of inner clarity and outer confidence. The meditation practice presented here will address how to recognize and harness distraction, how to be simple and open to possibilities, and how to take action that brings beneficial results.

 

Facilitators

  • Carolyn L. Krusinski, PhD, Advisor, Enlightened Living LLC
  • Angeliki Rigos, PhD,Executive Director, MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design

 

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: MIT (Building 66, Room 110), 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: FREE

 

 

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

Dates and Times: Thursday, December 5 and Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11 – 12:30PM

Location:CILSE (610 Commonwealth Ave) 106B

 

Hiring committees are increasingly requesting teaching statements as part of the academic job application. In this two-part workshop, you will learn about the different components of effective teaching statements and have an opportunity to create and get feedback on a draft of your statement. Participants should commit to attending both sessions.

 

Register here!

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

Please reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning directly at ctl@bu.edu or 617-353-0017 with any questions. 

 

 

William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Abstract Deadline

Date and Time: Friday, December 6, 2019

On behalf of William & Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee, we are pleased to invite you to  participate in the 19th Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), March 20 & 21, 2020. 

This broadly themed conference is designed to bring together Arts & Sciences graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to present and discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Abstracts of no more 250 words (1,600 characters) are requested for the following categories of submission: Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: December 6, 2019 at 11:59pm EST 

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2020 William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium

March 20-21, 2020

Sadler Center

Williamsburg, Virginia

grs@wm.edu

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To determine if the Graduate Research Symposium is an appropriate forum to present your research, please review the abstract submittal guidelines for examples.

 

Please visit the William & Mary GRS webpage for additional information: http://www.wm.edu/as/grs

Thank you.

 

 

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6-9PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of good food, drinks and company. Connect with MASS AWIS members, Board members, Mentoring Circles mentors and mentees, and guests. Come contribute to our annual cookie swap, or simply enjoy the sweet treats!

 

Annual Cookie Swap: Homemade and store-bought cookies are both welcome!

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: MASS AWIS Members $20・Non-Members $35

 

 

Massachusetts Conference for Women

Opening Night at the Conference offers a taste of the main Conference experience in a shorter time frame and at a significantly lower price. Now in its fifth year, Opening Night was conceived to bring Conference offerings to a wider audience.

It’s a perfect event for main day attendees who want more time to browse the Exhibit Hall and network in a relaxed environment, or for anyone who wishes to attend the Conference but missed out on a ticket or can’t afford to spend the whole day out of the office.

 

Enjoy Conference speakers, author book signings, all of our Exhibit Hall offerings (including the Career Pavilion and its free coaching and resume review services), and socializing with peers in a friendly and professional environment. Food and drink is available for purchase.

Register Now >>> 

 

Opening Night will be held December 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and impacts thousands of lives. Dozens of expert speakers lead workshops and seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, work/life balance and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

2019 Conference tickets are sold out. Purchase Livestream Access >>>

The 15th annual MA Conference for Women will be held December 12, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

 

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:45AM

Location: Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906

 

Join us for the Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. It will be a day filled with neurophotonics related research talks and NRT Trainee poster presentations.
 
The symposium will be held at the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906, Boston, MA 02215.
 
Check in will start at 7:45 AM and the sessions will start at 8:30 AM.

Registration is required to ensure a seat is reserved for you.
 
For the full agenda, please visit the Neurophotonics website link: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics/2019/10/08/jan142020symposium/.
 
We look forward to you all joining us for this annual event!
 

Helen Fawcett, Program Coordinator
David Boas, Director, BU Neurophotonics Center
                    Co-Director, National Science Foundation Research Traineeship
                    Program, Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics
 
Email: neuropho@bu.edu
web: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeuroPho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeuroPho/

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

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October 29 Edition

GWISE Events

Bouldering at the BU FitRec – Oct 30

GWISE/UGSO/GSO Halloween Party – Oct 30

NE GWiSE is recruiting officer positions! – Oct 31

Girls’ Day at the MIT Museum – Volunteers Needed – Nov 2

GWISE/WISE Mentoring Program Kick-Off – Nov 4

Book Club – Dec 2

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

GWISE/SAGE Intramurals

Parents’ Group
Professional Development Grants
Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer! – Event Today (and Every Tuesday)!
GWISE/GSO Yoga

GWISE Fitness
GWISE Library

External Opportunities 

Research on Tap: Human Capital and Global Development – Oct 29

Being in the Moment: Using Improv to Improve Your Communication Skills – Oct 30

BGSA Halloween Party – Oct 31

SheInspires Lunch Series with Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Admissions at BUMC – Oct 31

Disruption in the Face of Limitation: Innovation in an Era of Consumerism and Cost Sensitivity – Nov 1
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship – Nov 1

GSO Sponsored Coffee Hour for Women (and People Who Support Women) – Nov 5

Urban Environment Career Panel – Nov 5

How to Entice Media to Promote Your Work – Nov 6

Creating and Owning Your Career Plan  (Previously:Taking Ownership of Your Career Planning) – Nov 7

Facilitating Difficult Conversations – Nov 7

BU BEST Survey Extended – Nov 8

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum – Nov 8

FIRST Robotics Competition – Call for Volunteers
Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

 

The following events weren’t described in this email due to size. 

 
The Genome Science Institute Symposium – Nov 14

GSO Sponsored Coffee Hour for LGBTQ+ – Nov 14

Research on Tap: Light as Medicine – Nov 20

Engaging in Research Collaborations – Nov 21

Travel Grant Application and Q&A – GRS Specific – Dec 1

MASS AWIS – Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership – Dec 3

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social – Dec 11

Massachusetts Conference for Women – Dec 11-12

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium – Jan 14

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

 

GWISE Events

Bouldering at the BU FitRec

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 30th, 6PM

Location: BU FitRec (915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215)

RSVP here!

 

Join us for a night of bouldering led by Emily Lam (emilylam@bu.edu) on October 30th at 6pm! We’ll meet at the rock wall at BU Fitrec (915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215). You’ll just need $3 for shoe rentals.

 

 

GWISE/UGSO/GSO Halloween Party

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 30th, 5-7PM

Location: LSEB 103

RSVP Here!

 

The UGSO has graciously invited us to join their Halloween Shindig this Wednesday, October 30, 2019.  Join us in celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year with trivia, entertainment, and, of course, treats!

 

Who: GWISE Graduate Student and Post-Doc Members

What: Halloween Party

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5-7PM

Where: LSEB (24 Cummington Mall) Rm 103

Why: Fun, of course!

 

 

NE GWiSE is recruiting officer positions!

Deadline:Thursday, October 31, 2019

Apply for position here!

 

New England GWiSE is a collaboration between GWiSE groups at universities such as BU, MIT, Harvard, NEU, etc. that aims to advance policies that support women in STEM and share ideas between schools. 

 

We are recruiting for 2019-2020 officers! The open positions include: New Schools Chair, Media Director, and Professional Development chair. Please let us know your interest in these positions here or email Abby (alrendos@bu.edu) with questions. 

 

 

Girls’ Day at the MIT Museum – Volunteers Needed

Date and Time: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10AM – 5PM

Location: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139

RSVP here!

Girls’ Day, hosted by the MIT Museum, is an event designed to encourage young girls to explore STEM-related fields. This event brings together female scientists throughout Boston to provide interactive activities to children and their families. The event will take place on Saturday, November 2nd and is estimated to see approximately 900 people. This fall’s theme is nautical architecture and ocean exploration. The Child Development Labs at Boston University are excited to partner with GWISE this year to come up with a fun, educational activity to offer to this year’s participants. If you have a great idea for an activity related to the theme or are interested in helping to staff the event please let us know!

GWISE/WISE Mentoring Program Kick-Off

Date and Time: Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:30-7:30PM

Location: CILSE 101

 

We are having a kick-off for our GWISE/WISE program Monday, November 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm in CILSE 101. At this event, you will be introduced to your mentoring circle for the year, learn tips for fostering successful mentoring circles, and set up a meeting schedule for the year. Dinner will be provided! 

 

Attendance is highly encouraged – please RSVP here! 

 

 

Book Club

Date and Time:Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:30-12:30

Location: LSEB 704

RSVP HERE

 

Our last GWISE Book Club of 2019 will be “Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder”, by Reshma Saujani.

 

In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times best-selling author Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery.

Too many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations. We run ourselves ragged trying to please everyone all the time. We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone, pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones, and avoid rejection at all costs.

There’s a reason we act this way, Reshma says. As girls, we were taught to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers praised us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn’t get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. As a result, we grew up to be women who are afraid to fail. It’s time to stop letting our fears drown out our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.

In Brave, Not Perfect, Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life. 

 

GWISE has a few hard copies as well as digital versions of the book on loan. Please contact Natalie Vaisman (nvaisman@bu.edu) to borrow and indicate which version you’d prefer (hard copy, Kindle e-book or Audible audiobook).

As with all GWISE events, this event is open to all members of the GWISE community, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP.

 

RSVP HERE

Missed a Book Club but want to read the book? You can still borrow the book from our GWISE Library! Check out our catalog with over 160 books and request your copy to Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu). 

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

 

 

GWISE Professional Development Grants

Date and Time:September, 2019 – August, 2020

 

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

 

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWISWEST, and MassBioall hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

 

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

 

Check out the GWISE website HEREfor more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.eduwith any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

 

Girls Science Club

Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm (Starts again in Mid-September)

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

 

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu). 

 

 

GWISE/GSO Weekly Yoga

Date and Time: Most Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Where: LSEB 103 (24 Cummington Mall) or Photonics West End Lounge (join the mailing list to get the schedule).

 

GWISE and the GSO are teaming up for weekly yoga and meditation classes. Join us Thursdays from 5:30-6:30PM for an hour of strengthening and relaxation.  Location TBD – email gso@bu.edu to be added to the mailing list.

 

 

GWISE Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

 

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

 

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.

Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

 

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

 

Happy reading!

  

External Opportunities

  

Research on Tap: Human Capital and Global Development

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4-6PM

Human capital, defined as the knowledge and abilities people use to produce goods and services, plays a key role in shaping the social, political, and economic opportunities of individuals and communities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. This session brings together scholars from across Boston University to discuss their research on the diverse components of human capital – health, education, productivity, empowerment—and the implications of their work for the design of policy solutions to global challenges including poverty, gender inequality, and sustainable economic growth.

LOCATION: Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering Eichenbaum Colloquium Room 610 Commonwealth Avenue

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/human-capital-and-global-development/

 

 

Being in the Moment: Using Improv to Improve Your Communication Skills

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 3-4:30PM

Location: Hillel House, Room 227, 213 Bay State Road

RSVP here!

 

Learn how to develop and improve the way you participate in unexpected moments, like an uncommon or peculiar question during a poster presentation or a thoughtful but tough question during an interview. Space is limited. RSVP 

 

 

BGSA Halloween Party

Date and Time: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Location:LSEB 103

 

Need some space from the lab? Join BGSA at the annual Halloween costume party! Earthlings and families welcome. 

 

 

SheInspires Lunch Series with Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Admissions at BUMC

Date and Time: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12-1PM

Location:  Medical Campus Instructional Building Rm L306

RSVP here! 

 

This month’s guest will be Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta, a current leader in educational advancement and academic research at BUMC. Our event will take place on Thursday, October 31st from 12pm-1pm. 

 

RSVP Required! Please RSVP here, and specify any dietary restrictions by filling out this form or by emailing us at buwpdc@bu.edu. Our lunch series tends to fill quickly, so be sure to secure your spot early!

 

 

Disruption in the Face of Limitation: Innovation in an Era of Consumerism and Cost Sensitivity

Date and Time: Friday, November 1, 2019, 8AM – 4:30PM

Location: Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Ave

Growing healthcare expenditures are forecasted for the coming years.  With many industries embracing disruption through innovation, can healthcare create initiatives to innovatively decrease costs in the face of rising demand?

RSVP here – Tickets are $35 – $70 – Perfect opportunity to use our Professional Development Grant!

 

 

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Date: Application due November 1

 

WHY BE A FELLOW?

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits and industry to serve the nation and the world.

 

BENEFITS OF BEING A FELLOW

Gain hands-on policy experience in a challenging assignment.

This fellowship is a transformative career opportunity. Fellows are a respected and coveted cadre in the federal policy arena. See what fellows and alumni accomplish in our newsletter, Fellowship Focus, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Become a member of an influential network of fellows.

The AAAS S&T Policy Fellow network is a powerful force in every realm: government, industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector. Current fellows convene regularly for Professional Development workshops, manage Affinity Groups, and network and share resources. Alumni participate in a number of activities including symposia, networking, and Affinity Groups. All fellows use FellowsCentral, a password-protected online community, to connect and collaborate with each other, publish the Sci on the Fly blog and podcast, and more.

 

Receive a stipend.

$80-105,000 per year, along with other support including reimbursement for health care insurance.

 

Develop new skills.

Every fellowship includes a yearlong Professional Development program. Commencing with a two-week orientation, a series of trainings and workshops in the areas of policy and the federal government, leadership, communication, and networking and career strategies are intended to foster fellows’ development as science policy leaders. The professional development curriculum is designed around specific learning goals and objectives designed to maximize success in the fellowship and beyond.

 

Experience life in the nation’s capital.
Washington calls! Some fellows also have the opportunity to travel nationally and overseas for their host office.

 

Lead.

Fellows run a variety of Affinity Groups that focus on a wide range of policy issues. Activities range from planning and promoting presentations by distinguished guest speakers, to workshops, symposia and multi-day conferences.

 

Get published.

Sci on the Fly is a fellow-run, high-traffic blog and podcast that highlights fellows’ work and perspectives. Many fellows also have opportunities with their host office to publish reports and other media.

 

Expand your career options.

Learn about career opportunities in academia, nonprofit, government, and the private sector throughout your fellowship, at the STPF career summit, and via the STPF career email list.

 

Get involved with AAAS.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a wealth of resources from career services and events, to volunteer opportunities and late-breaking science news and analysis. Many of these resources are particularly useful to DC locals who can participate in person.

Learn more information
 

 

GSO Sponsored Coffee Hour for Women (and People Who Support Women)

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 10-12PM

Location:CAS 132

 

Join us for coffee, breakfast, and a discussion on how to support women in your discipline.

 

 

Urban Environment Career Panel

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 4-5PM

Location:BRB 113

RSVP Here!

 

Explore the many routes to building careers that address urban environmental challenges. Panelists include: Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; Katharine Lusk, Director, Initiative on Cities Boston University;Bud Ris, Climate Advisor, Barr Foundation; Carl Spector, Commissioner of the Environment, City of Boston.

 

 

How to Entice Media to Promote Your Work

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3-5PM.

LOCATION: Bay State, Castle, and River Rooms, Florence & Chafetz Hillel House – 213 Bay State Road

 

An editor from The Conversation, a nonprofit media outlet that uses content sources from academics and researchers, will lead a presentation on the basics of pitching media outlets and op-ed writing. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of best practices for op-ed pitching, drafting, and placement, as well as how to take advantage of The Conversation and work most effectively with its editorial staff.

 

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/featured-events/research-how-to-events/entice-media-to-promote-your-work/

  

 

Creating and Owning Your Career Plan  (Previously: Taking Ownership of Your Career Planning)

Date and Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12-1:30PM

Office of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs and BU’s BEST

LOCATION: MED L109AB

 

 

Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Date and Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 11:15 – 12:15

Location: 141 Bay State Rd – CTL Conference Room

 

Difficult conversations – whether they are part of a planned discussion around controversial issues, or sparked by an unexpectedly heated moment- can be challenging for students and instructors alike, but can also be a vital way to cultivate civil discourse. We’ll discuss how to prepare for and facilitate charged classroom conversations.

 

Register here!

 

Lunch will be provided.

Please reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning directly at ctl@bu.edu or 617-353-0017 with any questions. 

 

 

BU BEST Survey Extended – Nov 8

Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019

 

To:       All Biomedical Graduate Students

Fr:        Amanda Bolgioni-Smith, BU’s BEST Program

Re:       What Do You Need Now for Career and Professional Development?

 

I am seeking feedback about your experiences with career and professional development as a biomedical graduate student here at BU. I want to offer you an opportunity to share your experiences and expectations in an anonymous way. I would like to hear from you by October 25th. The survey will take less than 10 minutes. As a thank you for your time, you can choose to enter to win a $75, $50, or $25 Amazon gift card.

 

I will share the aggregate data with you this spring so you will see how your peers responded. I will also share aggregate data with faculty so they understand mentoring practices that can be beneficial to use with their graduate students. This is intended to increase broad awareness of graduate student needs and options for good practices for career and professional development. Thank you for sharing your feedback and supporting this effort sponsored by the BEST Program.

 

Click on the link to get started: 

https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JCKeuUQFhjUYCx

 

 

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum – Nov 8

Date and Time: Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:30AM – 6PM

Location:Babson College, Olin Hall, Babson Park, MA 02475

Tickets are $22-$50 (Perfect opportunity to use our Professional Development Grant!)

 

BEF is the largest annual forum at Babson where we host 30+ esteemed speakers (the majority of whom are C-Suite leaders), 9-panel discussions, a startup pitch contest and a networking expo for startups to showcase their businesses.

 

Check out the details of this year’s forum at babsonforum.com/BEF2019/

Lastly, if you are a founder/startup who is interested in the Pitch Contest – please find attached the flyer with details. Applications close on October 25th!

 

 

FIRST Robotics Competition – Call for Volunteers

Candie Desjardins (cdesjardinsfrc@gmail.com) is a judging coordinator for FIRST Robotics competitions in Boston, and is looking for judges for the coming year. They’re especially hoping to find women who are excited about improving STEM access and inspiring a diverse group of students to pursue STEM in the future.

 

Experience & Skills Needed:

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Age: 23+
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willing to work as a member of the judging team
  • 2 days of time commitment is required

 

The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students and their adult mentors the opportunity to work and create together to solve a common problem. Challenged to design and build a robot using a standard “kit of parts” and within a common set of rules to play a sophisticated field game − with limited time − brings out the best in students and adults alike. The robot “game” changes every season and is always exciting. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.

Apply to volunteer today!

  1. Create an account at http://my.firstinspires.org/Dashboard/
  2. Click the Volunteer Registration tab & click ‘Volunteer at an Event’
  3. Filter events by program (FRC) and area to find an event near you
  4. Select roles you are interested in (Judge)
  5. Complete your required youth protection background screening

For more information or assistance getting started, please contact: 1-800-871-8326 or volunteer@firstinspires.org.

 


Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Vitamin PhD is looking for graduate student volunteers to help with interviews! If you would like to help out, or if you have any ideas for episodes, please contact Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson, Assistant Provost of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. 

 

What is Vitamin PhD? 
Vitamin PhD is a podcast for doctoral students that delivers career narratives and skills know-how in two formats. In Career Pathways episodes, we help you explore career options by interviewing people who have earned their doctorate and now work in a variety of sectors. In our Navigating Challenges episodes, we discuss issues that can present difficulties in graduate school, and we provide tips to help you succeed. 

 

Where can I listen to the podcast and learn more? 
You can listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and our website. Get the latest news and join our listening community by following us on Twitter.  We are currently looking for doctoral students to serve as guest hosts on our show; if you’re interested, you can submit your pitch here

 

The Genome Science Institute Symposium

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12-5PM

Location:Hiebert Lounge,Building: Instructional Building – L Building, BU School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St (Floor 14), Boston, MA

 

2019 Annual Research Symposium: Thursday, November 14thin the Hiebert Lounge from 12:00-5:00pm – The Annual GSI Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary event emphasizing research in Genetics and Genomics. Participation in the poster session and attendance at the GSI Symposium is open to all Boston area researchers with interests that emphasize these disciplines. Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation distinction and additional prizes will be awarded for the best posters in multiple categories. Participation in the oral presentations and poster prizes are open to all undergraduate students, graduate students in MA, MSc, DSc, PhD, MD, MPH and MD/PhD programs, and postdoctoral fellows.

 

 

GSO Sponsored Coffee Hour for LGBTQ+

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10-12PM

Location:CAS 132

 

The GSO is sponsoring a coffee hour LGBTQ+ individuals.  Please join us for some coffee, snacks, and good conversation. This coffee hour is designed for LGBTQ+ to join together, but all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Research on Tap: Light as Medicine

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 4-6PM

LOCATION: Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Avenue

 

Light, composed of photons, is the foundation of life. Photons exist everywhere, and scientists are now able to harness and manipulate these photons to see into the biological world invisible to the naked eye—and to create a healthier world. This session brings together experts on the BU campus to share their interests in advancing photonics for life science and medicine. Examples include monitoring breast cancer therapy by diffused photons, watching how a virus replicates in a host cell, seeing blood flow inside a human brain, and modulating neuron activity at high precision.

 

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/featured-events/research-on-tap-meet-greet-and-learn/light-as-medicine/

 

 

Engaging in Research Collaborations

Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12-2PM

Location: Hillel House, 2nd Floor Lounge, 213 Bay State Road

RSVP

 

Research is increasingly conducted in collaborative teams from diverse disciplinary or national backgrounds. In this interactive workshop, you will learn more about what to consider when you are invited to join a collaboration, how to start a new research collaboration yourself, and how to assess and evaluate the potential benefits of a collaboration. 

 

RSVP

 

 

Travel Grant Application- GRS Specific

The GSO is happy to announce that the Fall Semester 2019 travel grant deadline is December 1, 2019. 

 

 To qualify for a grant, your trip must begin after December 1, 2019, and end within a year of receiving the award. 

 

  • Travel must be outside the Boston area.
  • Deadline to apply for this grant: Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Who is eligible:  Any PhD student in GRS from a department represented at 3 or more GSO meetings in Fall 2019.
  • Masters students are not eligible to receive a travel grant.
  • Preference is given to PhD students in their second year and later.
  • If you have received a travel grant, you are not eligible to receive one until the next grant cycle. 
    • The cycle consists of three dates: December 1, April 1, August 1. So, for example, if you received a grant in April 2019, you are not eligible to receive another until April 2020, when the new cycle begins.
  • To determine if your department is eligible for travel grants, click here.

 

 The GSO is now sponsoring two types of travel awards:

 

Presentation Grant: For students planning on directly participating in a conference or research forum by presenting a paper or poster, participating in a discussion panel, or chairing a discussion or paper session. 12-13 presentation travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

 

Research Grant: For students planning to visit an archive, attend a training workshop, or use a research facility. 5-6 research travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring, and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

 

The number of grants offered annually is dependent upon our budget.  In previous years, we have offered 40 grants annually : ~33 presentation grants and ~7 research grants. Last year we were able to shuffle our budget and offered 55 grants.  This upcoming year, we are hoping to offer even more, but our current budget estimates 54 or so grants. 

 

There are three application deadlines: December 1stApril 1stAugust 1st. Applications must be emailed as a word document to the GSO at gso.travel.grants@gmail.com  

 

If you are interested in getting involved with the Travel Grant committee, contact gso.travel.grants@gmail.com

 

 

MASS AWIS – Experiencing Meditation as a Gateway to Enhancing Leadership

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: MIT (Building 66, Room 110), 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

We possess everything we need to be the unique leader that each of us can be. However, in different times and circumstances, we may feel blocked/challenged and unable to bring our vision and inspiration forward. In this short workshop, we will experience a form of meditation which is aligned with how leaders work in the world. Leaders aspire to lead with their eyes open and with their awareness extended. This behavior cultivates the best outcome. While there are many definitions of leadership, in the end it is up to you to find your solution to the situation by listening to your truth and having the certainty to know what is right – a balance of inner clarity and outer confidence. The meditation practice presented here will address how to recognize and harness distraction, how to be simple and open to possibilities, and how to take action that brings beneficial results.

 

Facilitators

  • Carolyn L. Krusinski, PhD, Advisor, Enlightened Living LLC
  • Angeliki Rigos, PhD,Executive Director, MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design

 

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: MIT (Building 66, Room 110), 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: FREE

 

 

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

Dates and Times: Thursday, December 5 and Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11 – 12:30PM

Location:CILSE (610 Commonwealth Ave) 106B

 

Hiring committees are increasingly requesting teaching statements as part of the academic job application. In this two-part workshop, you will learn about the different components of effective teaching statements and have an opportunity to create and get feedback on a draft of your statement. Participants should commit to attending both sessions.

 

Register here!

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

Please reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning directly at ctl@bu.edu or 617-353-0017 with any questions. 

 

 

MASS AWIS – Winter Holiday Social

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6-9PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of good food, drinks and company. Connect with MASS AWIS members, Board members, Mentoring Circles mentors and mentees, and guests. Come contribute to our annual cookie swap, or simply enjoy the sweet treats!

 

Annual Cookie Swap: Homemade and store-bought cookies are both welcome!

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: MASS AWIS Members $20・Non-Members $35

 

 

Massachusetts Conference for Women

Opening Night at the Conference offers a taste of the main Conference experience in a shorter time frame and at a significantly lower price. Now in its fifth year, Opening Night was conceived to bring Conference offerings to a wider audience.

It’s a perfect event for main day attendees who want more time to browse the Exhibit Hall and network in a relaxed environment, or for anyone who wishes to attend the Conference but missed out on a ticket or can’t afford to spend the whole day out of the office.

 

Enjoy Conference speakers, author book signings, all of our Exhibit Hall offerings (including the Career Pavilion and its free coaching and resume review services), and socializing with peers in a friendly and professional environment. Food and drink is available for purchase.

Register Now >>> 

 

Opening Night will be held December 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and impacts thousands of lives. Dozens of expert speakers lead workshops and seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, work/life balance and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

2019 Conference tickets are sold out. Purchase Livestream Access >>>

The 15th annual MA Conference for Women will be held December 12, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

 

 

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:45AM

Location: Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906

 

Join us for the Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. It will be a day filled with neurophotonics related research talks and NRT Trainee poster presentations.
 
The symposium will be held at the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906, Boston, MA 02215.
 
Check in will start at 7:45 AM and the sessions will start at 8:30 AM.

Registration is required to ensure a seat is reserved for you.
 
For the full agenda, please visit the Neurophotonics website link: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics/2019/10/08/jan142020symposium/.
 
We look forward to you all joining us for this annual event!
 

Helen Fawcett, Program Coordinator
David Boas, Director, BU Neurophotonics Center
                    Co-Director, National Science Foundation Research Traineeship
                    Program, Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics
 
Email: neuropho@bu.edu
web: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeuroPho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeuroPho/

 

 

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30AM

Location: Biology Graduate Student Lounge

Book an Appointment!

 

Sit down one-on-one with Lauren to talk about your resume, CV, cover letter, interview skills, career advice, and much more! Lauren is also available via phone or Skype the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm. 

Lauren Celano is the co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial life sciences companies. 

 

 

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October 15 Edition

GWISE Events

Annual Fall Luncheon Featuring Dr. Megan Litwhiler – Oct 24 – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RSVP!!!

NE GWISE is recruiting officer positions – Oct 31

Girls’ Day at the MIT Museum – Volunteers Needed – Nov 2



GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

Parents’ Group – Oct 18

GWISE/SAGE Intramurals

Professional Development Grants

Girls Science Club – Sign up to volunteer!

GWISE/GSO Yoga

GWISE Fitness

GWISE Library

 

External Opportunities

BU Office of the Provost – Professional Development Grants – Oct 15!!!

MASS AWIS – Fall 2019 Member Scholarship – Oct 15

NRSA Workshop: Understanding the NIH Process – Oct 15

Panel Discussions on Climate Survey Findings – Oct 16

Choate’s Patent & Intellectual Property Cocktail Reception – Oct. 16

Business Side of Industry: from Drug Development to Leadership – Oct 17

Aligning Expectations in a Mentoring Relationship – Oct 18

National Day on Writing – Oct 18

Hack/ED – Oct 19-20

Center for Network Systems Biology Inaugural Symposium – Oct 21

Women in STEM: Panel and Networking – Oct 21

Overview of PhD Career Opportunities – Oct 21

Project Management Panel Discussion – Oct 21

Insight Admissions Application Deadline – Oct 21

Careers in Publishing Panel – Oct 22

Understanding Impeachment: a Boston University Student-Faculty Forum – Oct 22

Women in STEM: How to Build and Leverage Mentoring Relationships – Oct 22

Think Broadly, Think Beautifully: A Walk Through Architecture, Art, Biology, and Biomolecular Structure – Oct 24

Sexual Misconduct Intervention Training Hosted by SARP – Oct 24

Making the Cut: Promises and Challenges of Gene Editing – Oct 25

What Do You Need Now for Career and Professional Development – BU BEST Survey – Oct 25

Boston STEM Discovery Expo – Oct 26

Research on Tap: Human Capital and Global Development – Oct 29

Using Improv to Improve Your Communication Skills – Oct 30

SheInspires Lunch Series with Dr. Shoumita DasGupta, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Admissions at BUMC – Oct 31

Disruption in the Face of Limitation: Innovation in an Era of Consumerism and Cost Sensitivity – Nov 1

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship – Nov 1

How to Entice Media to Promote Your Work – Nov 6

Creating and Owning Your Career Plan (Previously Taking Ownership of Your Career Planning) – Nov 7

Facilitating Difficult Conversations – Nov 7

The Genome Science Institute Symposium – Nov 14

Research on Tap: Light as Medicine – Nov 20

Engaging in Research Collaborations – Nov 21

Travel Grant Application and Q&A – GRS Specific – Dec 1

Developing a Teaching Statement – Dec 5 and 12

Massachusetts Conference for Women – Dec 11-12

Third Annual Boston University Neurophotonics Center Symposium – Jan 14

The Company of Biologists

Vitamin PhD Podcast – Call for Volunteers

Career Coaching with Lauren Celano

 

GWISE Events

 

GWISE Annual Fall Luncheon Featuring Dr. Megan Litwhiler

Date and Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12-2PM

Location: Photonics 906

RSVP here!

Please join us for GWISE’s Annual Fall Luncheon, featuring Dr. Megan Litwhiler, Program Manager of Strategic Projects at the Museum of Science. Dr. Litwhiler received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior from the Federated Department of Biological Sciences of Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a dedicated scientist, educator, and science communicator, with over ten years of combined experience working and teaching in higher education. At the Museum of Science, Dr. Litwhiler has continued to hone her skills as professional science communicator and informal science educator. Now, as Program Manager at the Museum of Science, Dr. Litwhiler partners directly with scientists to conceptualize, develop, and deliver engaging museum content based on current science and technology research in the form of live lecture presentations, hands-on experiences, special events, podcasts, blog posts, and educator resources. She also supports her fellow scientists by developing and delivering academic science communication training programs for undergraduate REU students, graduate students, and post-doctoral, and faculty-level researchers.  

We are so excited to have her share her experiences as a leader and communicator at the Museum of Science. After the talk, we will adjourn to dessert and discussion. This event will be a great opportunity to network and discuss issues related to women in STEM over a 3-course luncheon. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 10 if you plan to attend, as space is limited.

 

NE GWiSE is recruiting officer positions!

Deadline:Thursday, October 31, 2019

Apply for position here!

 

New England GWiSE is a collaboration between GWiSE groups at universities such as BU, MIT, Harvard, NEU, etc. that aims to advance policies that support women in STEM and share ideas between schools.

 

We are recruiting for 2019-2020 officers! The open positions include: New Schools Chair, Media Director, and Professional Development chair. Please let us know your interest in these positions here or email Abby (alrendos@bu.edu) with questions. 

 

Girls’ Day at the MIT Museum – Volunteers Needed

Date and Time: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10AM – 5PM

Location: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139

RSVP here!

Girls’ Day, hosted by the MIT Museum, is an event designed to encourage young girls to explore STEM-related fields. This event brings together female scientists throughout Boston to provide interactive activities to children and their families. The event will take place on Saturday, November 2nd and is estimated to see approximately 900 people. This fall’s theme is nautical architecture and ocean exploration. The Child Development Labs at Boston University are excited to partner with GWISE this year to come up with a fun, educational activity to offer to this year’s participants. If you have a great idea for an activity related to the theme or are interested in helping to staff the event please let us know!

 

 

GWISE Reoccurring Opportunities

 

Parents‘ Group

GWISE parents, join us to discuss the unique experience of being a grad student and a parent! Talk with others about the challenges and rewards of balancing research, classes, and parenting. We’re here to support each other, socialize, and share info on the university policies and student rights relevant to being a student parent. Contact Diane (dlebo@bu.edu) with any questions and to join the Parents’ Group email list!

Our Next Meeting: Friday, October 18, 2019, 12-1PM

Location:LSEB 604

 

GWISE/SAGE Intramurals

Welcome GWISE Athletes! GWISE and SAGE are ready to sponsor teams for Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, Flag Football, 3 v 3 Basketball, and/or Volleyball. Fill out the linked survey to indicate your interest level. If enough people show interest, GWISE and SAGE will sponsor the team.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1feScAIZmsepJ19sKPPrF2u5rffu4eoOpKaHmUtNZn2k/edit

 

GWISE Professional Development Grants

Date and Time: September, 2019 – August, 2020

Interested in attending a professional development workshop or event, but need help paying for registration fees or other expenses? Consider applying for a GWISE Professional Development Grant (PDG)!

The PDG Program is designed to help our members benefit from professional development opportunities in the Boston area and beyond by providing funding for participation. We will fund a range of opportunities, including workshops, networking events, memberships in professional societies, and professional conferences (not related to research) up to $250. For example, MASS AWIS, WEST, and MassBio all hold events in the Boston area that might be of interest to graduate students and AAAS holds online career development workshops. 

Please be aware that grants are not intended for travel to scientific meetings related to your research. Other avenues are available for such funding, and GWISE’s goal is to fill an otherwise unmet need for professional development.

All active members of the GWISE and WISEguys community are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to members who participated in at least 2 GWISE events in the past year (not applicable for students in their 1st semester in their program). 

Check out the GWISE website HERE for more information about the PDG Program. If interested, please apply online through this APPLICATION FORM. You will be notified within one week of the application deadline whether you will receive an award. 

Please contact Natalie at nvaisman@bu.edu with any questions or if you don’t hear back from us within a week. 

 

Girls Science Club

Date and Time: WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00pm (Starts again in Mid-September)

Location: West End House (105 Allston St., Allston, MA 02134)

Are you interested in being a positive STEM role model for young women? Are you looking to get more involved with the BU and Boston community? You should become a mentor in the Girls Science Club! We coordinate fun, hands-on activities for elementary school girls. Our goals are to help young girls gain a better understating of basic scientific concepts and engineering principles, and get them excited about science. The commitment is flexible and the reward is immense. To get more information on how to get involved email Julia Marrs (jmarrs@bu.edu).

 

Please join us today (10/15) for a lesson on static electricity – see the attached lesson plan for more details. If you’d like to join tomorrow, please respond to this email and let me know.

 

Transit details: I’ll be waiting for the 57 bus outside the Stone Science / CAS building at 4:30 PM. We will meet at West End House (105 Allston Street, Allston, MA 02134) for the start of the lesson at 5:00 PM.

 

Additionally, please sign up to lead a lesson later this semester! I have to be out of town for the next 2 weeks, but I’d be happy to help with planning or answer questions about leading lessons. Please sign up here and check out our Drive of previous years’ materials to help with lesson planning!

 

GWISE/GSO Weekly Yoga

Date and Time: Most Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM

Where: LSEB 103 (24 Cummington Mall) or Photonics West End Lounge (join the mailing list to get the schedule).

GWISE and the GSO are teaming up for weekly yoga and meditation classes. Join us Thursdays from 5:30-6:30PM for an hour of strengthening and relaxation.  Location TBD – email gso@bu.edu to be added to the mailing list.

 

GWISE Fitness

Would you like to get fit and have fun with your fellow GWISE friends?

We’re revamping our fitness program and are looking into rotating our fitness classes, so we can try different fun things every time. But, for that, we need your help!

If you’d like to volunteer to lead a fitness class in whatever category you wish – yoga, bootcamp, different dancing styles, martial arts, just to name a few – please fill out this form, letting us know what you want to teach and how frequently.

If you don’t want to lead a class but are interested in attending future classes, indicate your interest here.


Looking forward to getting fit together!

 

GWISE Library

Ever wanted to read a GWISE book club book but didn’t have time? Well now you can! Introducing the new GWISE LibraryWe have over 150 books in our current collection and are still growing! If you would like to check out a book to read, browse our selection here, and email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange to pick up the book. In the spirit of building community, you will be able to see who else currently has books checked out and how many copies are currently available. 

Still have a hard copy of an old GWISE book club book? Please email Natalie (nvaisman@bu.edu) to arrange a return so that we can continue to grow our collection. In addition, we welcome any books you would like to donate to the GWISE Library! 

Happy reading!

 

 

External Opportunities

 

Boston University Office of the Provost – Professional Development Grants

Next Submission Deadline: October 15

The Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs offers professional development grants to support doctoral students’ scholarly work and preparation for a wide variety of academic and nonacademic careers.  Although Boston University offers many professional development opportunities for doctoral students through individual departments, offices, and organizations, we recognize that external opportunities often arise that have the potential to significantly benefit students’ professional growth.  The professional development grant program was established to provide financial support for such opportunities.

Eligibility
All current doctoral students at Boston University are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to students with a need for financial support.  Professional development activities include, but are not limited to, workshops and short courses that support research, teaching, or professional skills.  Up to two grant recipients will be selected for each review cycle and will be awarded up to $500 to cover or supplement the cost of the proposed professional development activities.

Funding Restrictions

  • Funding must be used for the purpose detailed in the application, and excess funds will not be disbursed.
  • Funding may not be used for the purpose of presenting research at a conference.
  • Professional development opportunities which directly overlap with those already offered at Boston University are not eligible for funding.  For instance, students interested in developing computer programming skills should first consult the trainings currently offered by Research Computing Services.
  • Grant recipients may only receive one award during the duration of their program.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed using the following selection criteria:

  • Value of the professional development activity and the unique opportunity it affords beyond what is currently offered on campus
  • Alignment between the professional development opportunity and the candidate’s background and goals
  • Potential impact of the activity on the candidate’s research, future career, and/or the wider BU community
  • Financial need

Submission Deadlines and Award Dates:

This award has three review cycles per year. The deadlines for each cycle are: July 15, October 15, and February 15.

Learn more!

 

MASS AWIS – Fall 2019 Member Scholarship

MASS AWIS has created a scholarship fund to help offset the cost of membership for individuals suffering from hardship. If awarded, a MASS AWIS Member Scholarship provides financial assistance for qualified unemployed or underemployed individuals seeking Professional, Junior, or Student memberships. Graduate students, postdocs, and those in transition are encouraged to apply.If awarded, MASS AWIS will supplement 80% of the National membership and 50% of the Chapter membership. In addition, awardees will be given “MASS AWIS Bucks” proportional to the membership level. These “bucks” can be used to pay for MASS AWIS events or mentoring circle fees.For more information about the MASS AWIS Member Scholarship, click here.Applications DueTuesday, October 15

 

NRSA Workshop: Understanding the NIH Process

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2:30-4PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St. Rm L202

RSVP

This workshop will be dedicated to providing clarity to the pre-award and administrative process involving submitting an application to NIH. 2:30pm-4:00pm on 10/15/19 at L202 72 E. Concord St. *Event is in collaboration with the Proposal Development Office*

Panel Discussions on Climate Survey Findings – Oct 16

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30-7PM

Location: GSU Auditorium, 775 Comm Ave, 2ndFloor

 

Last spring, Boston University participated in a climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct organized by the Association for American Universities. With the survey results scheduled to be released on October 15, the University Provost, in partnership with the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Institutional Research, invites you to two panelconversations to discuss the survey and the path forward.

Please join us for these conversations for an opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and discuss solutions for this important issue on our campuses.

 

 

GSO Travel Grant Q&A – Oct 16 (GRS Only)

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6-7PM

Location:CAS 224

 

The GSO Travel Grant Q and A will be this Wednesday – Oct 16, from 6-7PM in CAS224. Our wonderful Travel Grant Chair – Alex Yen – will be there to discuss the best practices for applying for our (or really any) travel grant.

 

This event will count as 1 of the 3 meetings that any department must attend in order to be eligible for the Dec 1 Application. There will be food for this event and as always, the more the merrier.

 

Choate’s Patent & Intellectual Property Cocktail Reception

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6-8PM

Location: Choate Hall and Stewart LLP Two International Place, 35th Floor, Boston, MA

RSVP to Taylor Hobbs at thobbs@choate.com with a Resume by Thursday, October 10th.

We welcome all Boston/Cambridge-area graduate students and post-docs with specialties in Biology, Chemistry or Engineering, who are interested in exploring a career in Patent Law. 

Come meet Partners, Associates, Patent Agents and Staff Scientists from our firm and learn about how their expertise in science translates into a career in Intellectual Property. An informal presentation about the firm and potential career paths for scientists in Patent Law will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

 

BREAKTHROUGH: Ph.D. and Postdoc Showcase

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4-7PM

Location:Lab Central, Kendal Square, Cambridge

There are two spots left for the BREAKTHROUGH: Ph.D. and Postdoc Showcase at LabCentral in Kendall Square on 10/16. The showcase is an excellent opportunity for students interested in entrepreneurship, working for a start-up, and networking. 

On October 16th, from 4-7 pm, the program PASSING THE BATON: Driving Innovation Through Tech Transfer at LabCentral will take place.

There will have two panels: one featuring tech transfer experts from Harvard, MIT, WPI, BCH, and Tufts talking about the process to license or sell a research asset. The second panel will have start-up executives discussing the process of building a company around a tech transfer asset.

10 Ph.D. and postdocs will be featured to present their research to the community in our BREAKTHROUGH: Ph.D. and Postdoc Showcase. The event will be an opportunity for the students to meet with investors, scientists, start-up executives, and industry leaders.

Are you interested in doing a posterboard presentation of your work? Please contact Natasha Eldridge at natasha@launchbio.org.

 

Business Side of Industry: from Drug Development to Leadership

Date and Time: Thursday, October 17, 1 – 3:30PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St. Rm L109AB

RSVP

Listen to and chat with the Vice President and Head East Coast Innovation Center at Bayer, Chandra Ramathan, PhD. Learn about Chandra’s path from PhD to VP and all the twists and turns on his path in industry from 1pm-3:30pm on 10/17/19 in Room L109AB in 72 E. Concord St.

 

Aligning Expectations in a Mentoring Relationship

Date and Time: Friday, October 18 2019, 3-4PM 

Location: Kilachand Center, Room 106B

(From Office of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs – PDPA)

 

National Day on Writing

Date and Time: Friday, October 18, 2019, 10AM-12PM

Location: 24 Cummington Mall

RSVP here!

 

Join fellow doctoral students in celebration of National Day on Writing. Come and enjoy some coffee and pizza in a quiet and productive setting to get your writing done. RSVP 

 

Hack/ED

Date and Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9AM – Sunday, October 20, 3PM

Location: BU BUILD Lab

Hack/ED is a medical hackathon that focuses specifically on emergent medical care with an emphasis on rapid prototyping and social determinants of health. Boston Medical Center is one of the few safety net hospitals in the country, with a patient population that is seldom the target of innovation and creativity. We believe hack/ED will be an amazing way to spur interdisciplinary collaboration among students, and hopefully create some excellent solutions that can lead to longitudinal projects!

The purpose of this event is to spur medical innovation in interdisciplinary teams of passionate students, and to solve problems in Emergency Medicine. Hack/ED’s Inaugural event will focus on three tracks: Product Design, Patient Experience/QI, and Social Determinants of Health.

The registration is open to students of all majors, is free with food, mentorship, and prizes provided throughout the duration of the event.

 

BU Center for Network Systems Biology Inaugral Symposium

Date and Time: Monday, October, 21, 2019, 9AM-6PM

Location: Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor of the School of Medicine

 

We highly encourage you to stop by at your convenience and listen to some great speakers, with a handful even being from our own university! 

Learn more and register here to attend!

 

Women in STEM: Panel and Networking

Date and Time: Monday, October 21, 2019, 12-3PM

Location:State House, Rm 428

 

Dear colleagues,

To celebrate Massachusetts statewide STEM week, I am hosting a Women in STEM Panel and Networking Event at the State House. The four panelists bring a wealth of experience and research in their respective fields and I am excited for them to come together to discuss their work, paths for women into STEM fields, experiences on the job, and how to overcome difficulties along the way. All are welcome to join us on October 21st at noon in Room 428 to hear from our esteemed guests. Please feel free to pass along the event information and flyers below to anyone who may be interested.

Schedule:  

12:00 – Opening remarks

12:05 – Remarks from the moderator

12:10 – Introduction of Panel

12:20 – Panel discussion

12:50 – Q + A period

1:10 – Networking and light refreshments

If you have any questions, please reach out to my aide, Shannon Alessandroni (ext. 7753).  

Best, 

Maria

Maria Duaime Robinson

State Representative, 6th Middlesex

State House, Room 22

617-722-2140

www.repmariarobinson.com

 

Overview of PhD Career Opportunities

Date and Time: Monday, October 21, 5-6PM

Location: 72 E. Concord St, Rm L209

RSVP

This comprehensive seminar provides an overview of career opportunities in the life sciences sector with emphasis on the various skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in this sector. Both research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product development and business development are discussed. 5pm-6pm on 10/21/19 in 72 E. Concord St., Room L209.

 

Project Management Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Monday, October 21, 2019 5:30 – 7:30PM

Location: Sarepta Therapeutics, 215 First St, Cambridge, MA 02142

Project management is an essential component to success in many industries including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies, whether the company has thousands of employees or is just starting up. Join us in speaking with portfolio, program, and project managers to learn more about the important roles they play in achieving, prioritizing and setting the goals of their companies. They will discuss the factors considered while making their career path transitions from individual contributors to managing teams and setting strategies. In turn, you will learn what signs to look for when assessing whether to make a move into managing projects! 
This event is for you if:
  • You are interested in learning more about project, program and portfolio management.
  • You want to broaden your perspective on career paths beyond the bench.
  • You are interested in moving from an individual contributor role to managing and leading teams.
List of Panelists:
  • Jane Atkins – Senior Director, Portfolio and Program Management, Wave Life Sciences.
  • Lydia Harris – Project Management Consultant, Project Office Services and Course Director for Biotechnology Project Management, MassBio.
  • Melissa Lapierre-Devlin – Director, Sarepta Therapeutics.
  • Maggie Duffy – Sr. Director, Global Program Management, RNA Technologies/GeneTherapy, Sarepta Therapeutics.

 

Insight Admissions Application Deadline

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

The Insight Fellows Programs are 7-week tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. 

UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINE

Our next application deadline for winter programs is Monday, October 21st! Apply today https://apply.insightdatascience.com

Boston Programs:

– Data Engineering

– Data Science*

– Health Data Science*

*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement

Insight Data Science: Website | BlogAdmissionsFAQ

Insight Data Engineering: Website | Blog | Admissions FAQ

Insight Health Data Science: Website | Blog | Admissions FAQ

Insight Artificial Intelligence: Website Blog | Admissions FAQ

Insight DevOps: Website | Blog | Admissions FAQ

 

Careers in Publishing Panel

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:20PM

Location:BRB 113

Are you interested in exploring career paths outside of academia? Join three Life and Social Science PhD panelists as they share their experiences at John Wiley Publishing and talk about their recent moves from the lab and field to academic publishing. Lunch will be served!

Panelists, Wiley Publishing:

https://www.wiley.com/en-us

 

Sara Belkin, Associate Editor

PhD, Archaeology, Boston University

Titles include: WIREs RNA, WIREs Computational Statistics, WIREs Forensic Science, WIREs Computational Molecular Science, and Current Protocols in Essential Lab Techniques

 

Julian Vastl, Editor

PhD, Chemical Biology, Yale University

Titles include: WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Current Protocols in Chemical Biology, Current Protocols in Immunology, and Current Protocols in Pharmacology

 

Jessica Lawler, Developmental Editor

PhD, Virology, Harvard University

Titles include: Current Protocols in Protein Science, Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Current Protocols in Toxicology, and WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine

 

RSVP using this link by October 20th: https://tinyurl.com/BUbio1022

 

Understanding Impeachment: a Boston University Student-Faculty Forum

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 – 8 pm

Location: School of Law Auditorium, 765 Commonwealth Ave

 

“The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” What does this section of Article II of the U.S. Constitution mean? What is the process? How can we understand impeachment as a legal phenomenon and as a political phenomenon. What can we learn from the history of impeachment? And in this context, how can we understand our current situation intelligently and analytically?  Join BU faculty experts from political science, law and history to learn more.

Featuring:

 

Jim Fleming: The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, School of Law

Lauren Mattioli: Instructor of Political Science, CAS

Bruce Schulman: William E. Huntington Professor of History, CAS

Graham Wilson: Professor of Political Science, CAS; Director, BU Initiative on Cities

Moderated by Virginia Sapiro: Professor, Department of Political Science; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and Dean Emerita of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

 

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

 

 

Women in STEM: How to Build & Leverage Mentoring Relationships

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6-8:30PM

Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

 

You’re invited to join us for an evening of candid conversation and networking between professional women in STEM industries, featuring a panel discussion exploring key topics like finding (and keeping) a mentor, and the role mentors can play in your career progression!

 

Hosted by the Museum of Science and Tufts Gordon Institute, we welcome you to gain firsthand knowledge from a line-up of successful women – including alumni of the M.S. in Engineering Management program!

 

FAQs

Can anyone attend this event? 

Yes! While the theme will focus on encouraging early-career women in STEM, all are welcome to gain better perspective on this topic regardless of gender identity, age, or career aspirations.

 

Is there parking at the Museum of Science? 

There is complimentary on-site garage parking available for this event. Remember to get your parking ticket validated at the registration table. If you prefer to take public transportation, you can also take the Green Line T to the Science Park station.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Think Broadly, Think Beautifully: A Walk Through Architecture, Art, Biology, and Biomolecular Structure – Oct 24

Date and Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4-5PM

Location: 71 E. Concord St, Rm K103

Professor and Chair Dr. David Atkinson will present on how biology fits into the general context of the human experience. How and why does biology recapitulate art and architecture or is it the other way around.

 

Sexual Misconduct Intervention Training Hosted by SARP

Date and Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6-7:15PM

Location: CGS 511

RSVP here!

 

Thanks to feedback and support from Graduate students like you, the Sexual Assault Response and Prevent Center has developed a sexual misconduct intervention training to address the unique experiences of graduate students.

Graduate students, especially doctoral candidates, face a unique set of challenges when confronted with sexual misconduct. Power differentials, dual roles, gender-based harassment, and the interpersonal dynamics that often exist in a department or cohort can contribute to difficult situations. 

Interrupt is an interactive training designed to help graduate students identify opportunities and build the skills to address sexual misconduct. From experiences with advisors to interactions with colleagues, Interrupt gives a wide range of scenarios to practice skills that create safer environments for all. 

We are inviting you and your group to attend the first Interrupt training available to all BU graduate students on campus, which will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 6-7:15 pm in College of General Studies (CGS) Room 511. You can sign up here on Eventbrite to register for the event.Please feel free to share this with other BU graduate students!

To learn more about Interrupt and how you can request Interrupt for your group, please visit the Interrupt webpage. If you have any additional questions please reach out to the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center atprevent@bu.edu.  

  

Making the Cut: Promises and Challenges of Gene Editing, October 25th

Date and Time: Friday, October 25, 2019, 9AM-5:30PM

Location: Knafel Center (Cambridge)

RSVP here!

 

The 2019 Radcliffe Institute science symposium will bring together leading international scientists, clinicians, and ethicists to explore case studies of particular gene therapies as well as the legal and bioethical implications of this research. Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

 

What Do You Need Now for Career and Professional Development?BU BEST Survey

Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019

 

To:       All Biomedical Graduate Students

Fr:        Amanda Bolgioni-Smith, BU’s BEST Program

Re:       What Do You Need Now for Career and Professional Development?

 

I am seeking feedback about your experiences with career and professional development as a biomedical graduate student here at BU. I want to offer you an opportunity to share your experiences and expectations in an anonymous way. I would like to hear from you by October 25th. The survey will take less than 10 minutes. As a thank you for your time, you can choose to enter to win a $75, $50, or $25 Amazon gift card.

I will share the aggregate data with you this spring so you will see how your peers responded. I will also share aggregate data with faculty so they understand mentoring practices that can be beneficial to use with their graduate students. This is intended to increase broad awareness of graduate student needs and options for good practices for career and professional development. Thank you for sharing your feedback and supporting this effort sponsored by the BEST Program.

Click on the link to get started: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JCKeuUQFhjUYCx

 

Boston STEM Discovery Expo

Date and Time:Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10-1PM

Location: Reggie Lewis Center Gym, 1350 Tremont St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

 

On behalf of Elizabeth Milewski, Executive Director for STEM for the Boston Public Schools – please consider assisting with the BPS STEM Discovery Expo to take plan on October 26th 10-1pm @ Reggie Lewis Center Gym. 

Below is some information for you to confirm your interest and availability to assist with this event.

  1. Arrival: Please arrive no later than 9:00 am to check in, enjoy breakfast (complimentary of BPS), and set up. The Reggie Lewis Center is located at 1350 Tremont St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120.  
  2. Parking: There is a loading dock off of Malcolm X Blvd to bring in equipment and a parking lot behind Madison Park. (See attached Map)
  3. Please fill out this Google Surveyto confirm attendance and activity. Students/Families will be given a passport and a map after entering. The map will include the location, category, and description of each vendor and their activity. Students/Families will have to get a stamp for each facet of STEM (Biology/Biotechnology, Environmental/Physical Science, Architecture/design/Engineering, Technology/Computer Science, Health/Animal Science, Statistics/Math, & CTE) in order to receive a t-shirt & goodie bag. Each vendor will receive a stamp.
  4. Please feel free to bring any swag or information about your organization to give out to student and/or families. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ekenney2@bostonpublicschools.org 

Look for a calendar invite the week before! 

Thank you in advance.

 

Research on Tap: Human Capital and Global Development

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4-6PM

Human capital, defined as the knowledge and abilities people use to produce goods and services, plays a key role in shaping the social, political, and economic opportunities of individuals and communities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. This session brings together scholars from across Boston University to discuss their research on the diverse components of human capital – health, education, productivity, empowerment—and the implications of their work for the design of policy solutions to global challenges including poverty, gender inequality, and sustainable economic growth.

LOCATION: Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering Eichenbaum Colloquium Room 610 Commonwealth Avenue

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/human-capital-and-global-development/

 

Using Improv to Improve Your Communication Skills

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 3-4:30PM

Location: Hillel House, Room 227, 213 Bay State Road

RSVP here!

 

Learn how to develop and improve the way you participate in unexpected moments, like an uncommon or peculiar question during a poster presentation or a thoughtful but tough question during an interview. Space is limited. RSVP 

 

SheInspires Lunch Series with Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta, Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Admissions at BUMC

Date and Time: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12-1PM

Location:  Medical Campus Instructional Building Rm L306

RSVP here! 

 

This month’s guest will be Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta, a current leader in educational advancement and academic research at BUMC. Our event will take place on Thursday, October 31st from 12pm-1pm. 

 

RSVP Required! Please RSVP here, and specify any dietary restrictions by filling out this form or by emailing us at buwpdc@bu.edu. Our lunch series tends to fill quickly, so be sure to secure your spot early!

 

Disruption in the Face of Limitation: Innovation in an Era of Consumerism and Cost Sensitivity

Date and Time: Friday, November 1, 2019, 8AM – 4:30PM

Location: Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Ave

Growing healthcare expenditures are forecasted for the coming years.  With many industries embracing disruption through innovation, can healthcare create initiatives to innovatively decrease costs in the face of rising demand?

RSVP here – Tickets are $35 – $70 – Perfect opportunity to use our Professional Development Grant!

 

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Date: Application due November 1

WHY BE A FELLOW?

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits and industry to serve the nation and the world.

BENEFITS OF BEING A FELLOW

Gain hands-on policy experience in a challenging assignment.

This fellowship is a transformative career opportunity. Fellows are a respected and coveted cadre in the federal policy arena. See what fellows and alumni accomplish in our newsletter, Fellowship Focus, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Become a member of an influential network of fellows.

The AAAS S&T Policy Fellow network is a powerful force in every realm: government, industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector. Current fellows convene regularly for Professional Development workshops, manage Affinity Groups, and network and share resources. Alumni participate in a number of activities including symposia, networking, and Affinity Groups. All fellows use FellowsCentral, a password-protected online community, to connect and collaborate with each other, publish the Sci on the Fly blog and podcast, and more.

Receive a stipend.

$80-105,000 per year, along with other support including reimbursement for health care insurance.

Develop new skills.

Every fellowship includes a yearlong Professional Development program. Commencing with a two-week orientation, a series of trainings and workshops in the areas of policy and the federal government, leadership, communication, and networking and career strategies are intended to foster fellows’ development as science policy leaders. The professional development curriculum is designed around specific learning goals and objectives designed to maximize success in the fellowship and beyond.

Experience life in the nation’s capital.

Washington calls! Some fellows also have the opportunity to travel nationally and overseas for their host office.

Lead.

Fellows run a variety of Affinity Groups that focus on a wide range of policy issues. Activities range from planning and promoting presentations by distinguished guest speakers, to workshops, symposia and multi-day conferences.

Get published.

Sci on the Fly is a fellow-run, high-traffic blog and podcast that highlights fellows’ work and perspectives. Many fellows also have opportunities with their host office to publish reports and other media.

Expand your career options.

Learn about career opportunities in academia, nonprofit, government, and the private sector throughout your fellowship, at the STPF career summit, and via the STPF career email list.

Get involved with AAAS.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a wealth of resources from career services and events, to volunteer opportunities and late-breaking science news and analysis. Many of these resources are particularly useful to DC locals who can participate in person.

Learn more information
 

How to Entice Media to Promote Your Work

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3-5PM.

An editor from The Conversation, a nonprofit media outlet that uses content sources from academics and researchers, will lead a presentation on the basics of pitching media outlets and op-ed writing. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of best practices for op-ed pitching, drafting, and placement, as well as how to take advantage of The Conversation and work most effectively with its editorial staff.

LOCATION: Bay State, Castle, and River Rooms, Florence & Chafetz Hillel House – 213 Bay State Road

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/featured-events/research-how-to-events/entice-media-to-promote-your-work/

  

Creating and Owning Your Career Plan  (Previously: Taking Ownership of Your Career Planning)

Date and Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12-1:30PM

Office of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs and BU’s BEST

LOCATION: MED L109AB

 

Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Date and Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 11:15 – 12:15

Location: 141 Bay State Rd – CTL Conference Room

Difficult conversations – whether they are part of a planned discussion around controversial issues, or sparked by an unexpectedly heated moment- can be challenging for students and instructors alike, but can also be a vital way to cultivate civil discourse. We’ll discuss how to prepare for and facilitate charged classroom conversations.

Register here!

Lunch will be provided.

Please reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning directly at ctl@bu.edu or 617-353-0017 with any questions. 

 

The Genome Science Institute Symposium
2019 Annual Research Symposium: Thursday, November 14th in the Hiebert Lounge from 12:00-5:00pm – The Annual GSI Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary event emphasizing research in Genetics and Genomics. Participation in the poster session and attendance at the GSI Symposium is open to all Boston area researchers with interests that emphasize these disciplines. Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation distinction and additional prizes will be awarded for the best posters in multiple categories. Participation in the oral presentations and poster prizes are open to all undergraduate students, graduate students in MA, MSc, DSc, PhD, MD, MPH and MD/PhD programs, and postdoctoral fellows.

Abstract submissions are due no later than October 11, 2019.

 

Research on Tap: Light as Medicine – Nov 20

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 4-6PM

Light, composed of photons, is the foundation of life. Photons exist everywhere, and scientists are now able to harness and manipulate these photons to see into the biological world invisible to the naked eye—and to create a healthier world. This session brings together experts on the BU campus to share their interests in advancing photonics for life science and medicine. Examples include monitoring breast cancer therapy by diffused photons, watching how a virus replicates in a host cell, seeing blood flow inside a human brain, and modulating neuron activity at high precision.

LOCATION: Law, Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Avenue

REGISTRATION:

http://www.bu.edu/research/featured-events/research-on-tap-meet-greet-and-learn/light-as-medicine/

 

Engaging in Research Collaborations

Date and Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12-2PM

Location: Hillel House, 2nd Floor Lounge, 213 Bay State Road

RSVP

Research is increasingly conducted in collaborative teams from diverse disciplinary or national backgrounds. In this interactive workshop, you will learn more about what to consider when you are invited to join a collaboration, how to start a new research collaboration yourself, and how to assess and evaluate the potential benefits of a collaboration. RSVP

 

Travel Grant Application and Q&A – GRS Specific

The GSO is happy to announce that the Fall Semester 2019 travel grant deadline is December 1, 2019. 

 To qualify for a grant, your trip must begin after December 1, 2019, and end within a year of receiving the award. 

  • Travel must be outside the Boston area.
  • Deadline to apply for this grant: Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Who is eligible:  Any PhD student in GRS from a department represented at 3 or more GSO meetings in Fall 2019.
  • Masters students are not eligible to receive a travel grant.
  • Preference is given to PhD students in their second year and later.
  • If you have received a travel grant, you are not eligible to receive one until the next grant cycle. 
    • The cycle consists of three dates: December 1, April 1, August 1. So, for example, if you received a grant in April 2019, you are not eligible to receive another until April 2020, when the new cycle begins.
  • To determine if your department is eligible for travel grants, click here.

 The GSO is now sponsoring two types of travel awards:

Presentation Grant: For students planning on directly participating in a conference or research forum by presenting a paper or poster, participating in a discussion panel, or chairing a discussion or paper session. 12-13 presentation travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

Research Grant: For students planning to visit an archive, attend a training workshop, or use a research facility. 5-6 research travel grants of up to $500 are awarded in the fall, spring, and summer semesters each year. Reimbursement occurs after completion of travel. Click Here for an application.

The number of grants offered annually is dependent upon our budget.  In previous years, we have offered 40 grants annually : ~33 presentation grants and ~7 research grants. Last year we were able to shuffle our budget and offered 55 grants.  This upcoming year, we are hoping to offer even more, but our current budget estimates 54 or so grants.  There are three application deadlines: December 1stApril 1stAugust 1st. Applications must be emailed as a word document to the GSO at gso.travel.grants@gmail.com  

We will be hosting another GSO Travel Grant Application Q&A again this semester.  Date and Time are still TBD – this will count as one of the meetings that makes you eligible for this Fall’s travel grant cycle.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Travel Grant committee, contact gso.travel.grants@gmail.com

 

Developing a Teaching Statement

Dates and Times: Thursday, December 5 and Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11 – 12:30PM

Location: CILSE (610 Commonwealth Ave) 106B

Hiring committees are increasingly requesting teaching statements as part of the academic job application. In this two-part workshop, you will learn about the different components of effective teaching statements and have an opportunity to create and get feedback on a draft of your statement. Participants should commit to attending both sessions .

Register here!

Registration is available until all seats are filled or by 5pm on 10/4, whichever is earlier.

Lunch will be provided.

Please reach out to the Center for Teaching & Learning directly at ctl@bu.edu or 617-353-0017 with any questions. 

 

Massachusetts Conference for Women – Dec 11-12

Opening Night at the Conference offers a taste of the main Conference experience in a shorter time frame and at a significantly lower price. Now in its fifth year, Opening Night was conceived to bring Conference offerings to a wider audience.

It’s a perfect event for main day attendees who want more time to browse the Exhibit Hall and network in a relaxed environment, or for anyone who wishes to attend the Conference but missed out on a ticket or can’t afford to spend the whole day out of the office.

Enjoy Conference speakers, author book signings, all of our Exhibit Hall offerings (including the Career Pavilion and its free coaching and resume review services), and socializing with peers in a friendly and professional environment. Food and drink is available for purchase.

Register Now >>> 

Opening Night will be held December 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Learn more >>>>

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides one full day of connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and impacts thousands of lives. Dozens of expert speakers lead workshops and seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, work/life balance and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.

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