Grad Weekly - June 22, 2017

Summary

EVENTS

  • Brews and Brains Two-Year Anniversary Fundraiser | June 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL Listserv
  • Two-part Developing a CV or Resume Workshop | June 22 and June 29
  • Massive Open Online Courses Workshop: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching | starts June 12
  • Level Up: Designing a Game-Based Learning Environment | June 27
  • Tutoring Service in Newport Beach Looking for New Tutors | Spring, Summer 2017
  • Mailing list for graduate students interested in CIRTL teaching and research training
  • UCI Women and Minorities in STEM Mentorship Program
  • Climatepedia Weekly Meetings Tuesdays at 7:00PM in DBH 1422
  • Student Opportunity: Climate Communications Position
  • H20 Outreach recruiting new members for public outreach and education in water issues 
  • The Counseling Center is offering a drop-in Dissertation group on Fridays from 10 to 11AM
  • Call for Papers [Working Title] Ethnographic Writing Workshop
  • Share Your Research with the Local Community 
  • Discount Arts card for CTSA productions/events/performances
  • Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) at UCI
  • GRC Updates

FUNDING  

  • The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program | September 14, October 5
  • The Society of Fellows at Harvard University | August 11
  • The Center for Engaged Instruction would like to announce the opening of our 2018 Pedagogical Fellowship application process | Oct 20
  • Rotary Global Grant Scholarships $30,000 per year for student research/travel | rolling deadlines
  • The Horizons Fellowship | Rolling deadlines
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity at Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Learn2Success Learning Center Looking for Experienced SAT Instructors | immediately

For more detailed information on events, announcements and funding, please see below: 



Events

BREWS AND BRAINS TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER

Featuring talks by graduate students and faculty and USC guest speaker Sarah Mojarad
Come support science communication at UCI!
Food and Drink will be served.

When: June 26, 2017, 6-9 PM

Where: The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

More Info: Check out our flyer and RSVP with QR code

Announcements

 

UCI-GPS-CIRTL LISTSERV

UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching and Learning centered on professional and pedagogical development and success. 

You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL! We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates.

Contact: For further inquiries, please e-mail gps-cirtl@uci.edu.

UPCOMING CIRTL WORKSHOPS AND MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCs):

Workshop: Developing a CV or Resume

Event Date: June 22nd and 29th, 8-9:30AM PST

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 14th

More Info: Visit the website

MOOC: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching

8 week course from June 12th to August 6th

Link to register: Click here

Level up: Designing a Game-based Learning Environment

When: Tuesday, June 27th, 10AM - 12PM PST
More info: to register click here

TUTORING SERVICE IN NEWPORT BEACH LOOKING FOR NEW TUTORS

Pinnacle Tutoring, an in-home tutoring service, is looking for grad school students to tutor junior high and high school students in the Newport Beach/Irvine/Laguna Beach area.
-Particularly looking for tutors in Chemistry, Biology, Math, or English. 
-It is preferred that tutors be studying in the field they are interested in tutoring, and previous tutoring experience is recommended. 
-Since the tutoring is in-home, tutors will need a car to drive to the students’ houses. 

Contact: Please contact Tim O’Nan (tim@pinnacletutoring.com) for more information.

MAILING LIST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIRTL TEACHING AND RESEARCH TRAINING

UCI has recently joined a nationwide network of research universities that support improved teaching skills for graduate students and postdocs. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) provides online courses and supports on-campus communities for future faculty interested in evidence-based STEM teaching and education research.

More Info: Sign up for general updates and information on CIRTL at UCI on the website
Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM focused.

Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching and Learning is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in helping develop the Teaching as Research program at UCI. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at adriw@uci.edu.

UCI WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN STEM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Undergrads and grad students of UCI: are you looking to break stereotypes and climb to the top of your field? Please fill out this form to sign up to be either a mentor or mentee for this new mentorship program designed to increase visibility of scientists that look like you! The first 30 people to respond will get a "This is what a scientist looks like" t-shirt. (All fields are welcome!)

Contact: E-mail Linh Anh at lcat@uci.edu

More Info: Register on the website

CLIMATEPEDIA WEEKLY MEETINGS

Climatepedia is a UCLA and UCI student-led initiative dedicated to spread awareness about climate change.

When: Join us on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00PM at DBH 1422 to learn how you can help the environment!

More Info: For more information, visit our website

Contact: email gianna@climatepedia.org 

THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED INSTRUCTION IS NOW OFFERING CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING EXCELLENCE AS PRE-REQUISITE FOR PEDAGOGICAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Center for Engaged Instruction is offering its Certificate in Teaching Excellence to provide extended pedagogical training and experience for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The Certificate will meet the requirements to become a CIRTL Associate, and starting this year, the Certificate will be a pre-requisite for eligibility for the Pedagogical Fellows Program. One of the simplest ways to earn the Certificate is by enrolling in University Studies 390A Section B (available in Winter and Spring 2017). Graduate students can add the Winter course using course code: 87901.

For more information, including alternative methods of attaining the Certificate, visit the website or contact Dr. Danny Mann at dmann@uci.edu.

H20 OUTREACH RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION IN WATER ISSUES

Do you want to help empower local students to fight the drought and succeed in STEM? 
Join H2Outreach! 
H2Outreach volunteers provide public outreach and education to local students about California's drought, urban water sustainability, and other water-related issues. We are recruiting new members, and graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome! 

Contact us at h2outreach@uci.edu if you have any questions or would like to be added to our mailing list.

DROP-IN DISSERTATION GROUP FRIDAYS AT THE COUNSELING CENTER FROM 10 - 11AM

What: The group is designed for graduate students to obtain support and to address dissertation challenges. Education will be provided on typical dissertation challenges and coping strategies.

When: Fridays from 10 - 11AM

More Info: contact yulil@uci.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: [WORKING TITLE] ETHNOGRAPHIC WRITING WORKSHOP

What: [Working Title] is currently looking for graduate student presenters and
discussants for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017! Please email if you are interested in this
opportunity, or visit our website to learn more! [Working Title] is a UC Irvine
Anthropology graduate student-led workshop for sharing and getting feedback on
ethnographic—or ethnographically inspired—writing. The workshop provides a space to
make draft deadlines, give critical feedback, share research experiences, and build
academic networks of knowledge production. In the past, [Working Title] has included
an interdisciplinary community of scholars, with ties to History, Informatics, Art History,
the Graduate Feminist Emphasis, the Critical Theory Institute, and more. The building
continues in 2016-2017!

How it works: The protocol is pretty simple: the presenter pre-circulates a chapter- or
article-in- progress one week before the meeting. During the [Working Title] workshop, a
discussant offers prepared oral feedback, similar to the role of a discussant on a
conference panel. Everyone else reads the paper and is welcome to provide feedback
or ask questions during the workshop. The format is flexible and informal; there is no
"presentation" required—just a paper and a community of readers. Papers can be on
any topic, but should be based on ethnographic field research or inspired by
ethnographic theory.

When/Where: The workshop generally meets once a month on Tuesday or Thursday
afternoons/evenings in SBSG 3323. We are now seeking presenters and discussants
for November-June. Best meeting times will be coordinated between the presenter, the
discussant, and the [Working Title] coordinators.

Contact: If you're interested in presenting a paper or serving as a discussant this year,
or would like more information, please email the coordinators: Danica Loucks, Jen
Zelnick, Sandy Wenger, Oviya Govindan, or Anissa Gastelum at workingtitleuci@gmail.com

SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

What: Are you looking for professional development and leadership opportunities? Do you want to meet and collaborate with UCI students from all degree programs? Are you interested in leading and participating in local outreach projects?

Become a member of Discover Science Initiative (DSI)!

Discover Science Initiative (DSI) is a STEAM outreach organization funded by DECADE at UCI. The DSI vision is to provide an avenue for UCI students and faculty to engage with the local community through workshops and presentations on interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art STEM research unique to UCI. Members of DSI have access to opportunities in professional development, outreach, leadership, and funding. Our primary outreach venue is the Discover Cube of Orange County.

More Info: There are no member fees and the time commitment is entirely up to you. All UCI students are welcome. For more information and our meeting schedule, please visit the website. To learn how you can get involved and join the mailing list, contact Jennifer Schuler at jschuler@uci.edu.

DISCOUNT ARTS CARD FOR CTSA PRODUCTIONS/EVENTS/PERFORMANCES

What: Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a Student Arts Pass to full-time UCI registrants, pre-loaded with discounted tickets to the performances of your choice*. Get $5 off the regular student price with a 5-ticket Student Arts Pass ($50); $15 off with a 10-ticket Arts Pass ($95); or $45 with a 20-ticket Pass ($175) – a savings of 10-20%! Purchase your Student Arts Pass at the Arts Box Office or online. Call (949) 824-2787 or email for more info.

NUCLEAR POLICY WORKING GROUP (NPWG) at UCI

What: Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) is a research-based, educational programming effort that bridges the technical and social science fields to address contemporary issues in nuclear security policy through a multidisciplinary lens. The future of domestic and global nuclear security depends on today’s university students and young professionals feeding the pipeline to supply the requisite scientific workforce. To develop the next generation of nuclear security experts, universities must not only train students in technical nuclear science but also provide a comprehensive educational platform including nuclear energy and weapons policy in the context of the current political science architecture. NPWG is based at UC Berkeley, and a satellite chapter is starting at UCI this Fall!

When: NPWG@UCI meets for discussion on Thursdays from 5-6pm in Engineering Hall 2430. All majors are welcome. Both undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral students are welcome. No prior knowledge or experience in nuclear security is required. 

More Info: To join the mailing list email Jill Pestana at pestanaj@uci.edu. For more information visit the blog and the website. NPWG@UCI is looking for leaders, presenters, and students interested in publishing papers on topics related to nuclear security. 

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GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

06/22/2017

The Graduate Resource Center is open and ready to serve this summer. Be sure to take advantage of the one-on-one services and certificate programs available.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING

  • Writing Consultants
    GRC writing consultants can review publications, funding applications, and job application materials. One-hour appointments are available daily from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Click here to schedule your appointment.

  • Career Drop-in Advising
    On Tuesdays from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Neda Moayedi from the Career Center provides career advising for both academic and non-academic positions. No appointment necessary, first come, first served.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Mentoring Excellence Program – Thursdays (July 6 – August 10) from 2:00 – 4:00PMThis six-week series focuses on skills and resources related to effective mentorship. The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is intended for those who are:

-Curious about becoming a mentor
-Current mentors who want to expand their skills
-Interested in having a stronger relationship with their own mentor
-Those interested in becoming a Mentor in any Graduate Division program, including DECADE PLUS, Graduate InterConnect, SURF, or Competitive Edge.

Register here.

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.

The GRC is open Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM during finals week and the summer.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:

     EMAIL:       GRC@uci.edu

     PHONE:     949-824-3849

CALL FOR GRADUATE WELCOME & ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS
Help us welcome our newest graduate Anteaters to the community!

We need your help!  We are looking for volunteers to join us in welcoming our incoming graduate Anteaters at the 9th annual Graduate Welcome and Orientation.  Volunteer positions range from event preparation to day-of event tasks such as check-in, room assistants, and more.  No experience is necessary to provide a welcoming Zot! Zot! to our newest Anteaters!

Register to volunteer now! 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP
Build your CV through the Student Communications Working Group!

Do you love social media, working with others, and brainstorming ideas?  The Graduate Division is seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to generate ideas, feedback, and light content for our strategic communications practices. For questions or additional information please email The Graduate Division Social Media GSR, Jenny West, at jswest@uci.edu. To apply, please complete the online application: http://bit.ly/GDStuCom

FALL 2017 DATA SCIENCE AND HEALTH DATA SCIENCE FELLOWSHIPS
Now accepting applications!

Next Insight Fellowships:

Starting September 5th (deadline June 26th):
Data Science in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley and remote
Health Data Science in Boston and Silicon Valley

800+ Insight alumni are now data scientists and data engineers at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Tesla, Seven Bridges Genomics, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Microsoft, and 200+ other top companies.

Insight Fellowship:

-7 week, full-time, post-graduate training Fellowship leading to full-time industry employment
-Mentorship from leading industry data scientists
-Join an active community of Insight alumni
-Self-directed, project-based learning with support from Insight throughout the whole process
-Tuition-free with need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs
-For post-docs, MD, or PhD students who will graduate by December 2017

More on Insight Fellows:
New York Times | Science | Harvard Business Review | Nature | WSJ

Not yet ready to apply? Sign up for our Notification Lists: Health Data Science, Data Science

Questions? Contact us at info@insightdatascience.com

We are looking forward to your application!
http://insighthealthdata.com
http://insightdatascience.com

Funding

THE RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is available for creative writers, journalists, playwrights/screenwriters, film and video artists, musicians, visual artists, natural scientists, mathematicians, humanists and social scientists. 

Deadline varies:
-Deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences is September 14, 2017.
-Deadline for individual applications in the natural sciences and mathematics is October 5, 2017.

For more information, please visit the website.

THE SOCIETY OF FELLOWS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY 

The purpose of the Society is to give scholars at an early stage of their careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements.  They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. Those elected receive three year fellowships.

To be eligible for a Junior Fellowship, a candidate must be at an early stage of his or her scholarly career. Scholars interested in any field of study are accepted. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship. If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences.

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from candidates themselves. The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships which begin July 1, 2018, is Friday, August 11, 2017

More Info: For more information, please visit the website.

THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED INSTRUCTION WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR 2018 PEDAGOGICAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

To learn more about this fellowship and for instructions on how to apply please click on the link provided

Deadline for applications is: October 20th, 2017 by 6:00 PM

ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS $30,000 PER YEAR FOR STUDENT RESEARCH/TRAVEL

The Rotary Global Grant Scholarships support graduate student academic and research endeavors in a foreign country. Awards are for $30,000 per year and students can receive multi-year awards. For more information go the website, click on service opportunities and Global Grant Scholars for scholarship objectives, selection process, selection criteria, schedule and preliminary application. UCI students are encouraged to apply.

When: Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

THE HORIZONS FELLOWSHIP

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduted) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on the website
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY AT WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral fellows program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman Scholars Program websites.

How: Interested advanced doctoral students should contact Celina Mojica, Director of Diversity, Extramural Funding and Postdoctoral Affairs.

LEARN2SUCCESS LEARNING CENTER LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED SAT INSTRUCTORS

What: Lead2Success Learning Center is seeking highly motivated, organized, and experienced instructors to teach SAT prep courses.

When: Position requires availability in the mornings and afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays

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