On behalf of the McNair Scholars Program at UMBC, I am sharing
information about the Graduate School Fair that will take place during
UMBC's annual McNair conference in September. We invite you to register
for a table to recruit students for your graduate programs. To date, we
have students registered from universities in Maryland, Illinois,
California, Texas, New Jersey, and West Virginia. There are students
who are studying STEM disciplines, including the Social Sciences.
Attached, you will find the Graduate School Fair's "Participant
Registration Form" for the conference. It is also available on McNair's
conference website at www.umbc.edu/mcnair/2011conference
The Graduate Fair is on Saturday, September 19, 2011. Come to
Baltimore! Visit our campus and recruit students for yours. We hope that
you will join us!
The Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of the Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State is pleased to announce:
Request for Applications: Building Opportunity out of Science and Technology (BOOST)
Application due June 23, 2011.
The Nippon Foundation will provide full fellowships including tuitions,
books, required assistive technology and other support services, to a
small group of individuals with disabilities to pursue graduate studies
(Master’s level) in Comparative and International Disability Policy
(CIPD), beginning in August 2011 at the recently establishment Institute
on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN region.
The aim of the IDPP is to serve as a regional resource to both public
and private sectors. The institute will develop a cadre of leaders who
will work to foster public policies consistent with the overall visio
COSEE Ocean Sciences, the Institute for Broadening Participation and COSEE Ocean Learning Communities are pleased to announce a pilot webinar series titled “Many Learning Pathways in the Ocean Sciences”
featuring ocean and climate scientists paired with education scientists
from across the country. The series will highlight scientists making
significant contributions in their fields and will be a forum for
sharing successful strategies for increasing diversity in the ocean
sciences community. The presenters will talk about their science topics
as well as their experiences being an under-represented minority in a
science field, and/or their experience providing mentorship to
You're invited to
join us for these webinars, in which these researchers will present
their research through a unique concept-map format, and to interact
through a live chat and a question and answer session. Free and easy to
attend, these webinars provide direct access to scientists and
experienced mentors as well as customizable, take-home resources from
the professional literature. There will be opportunities in future
webinars for interested participants to apply what they learn in these
online interactions by sharing their research interests with diverse
audiences of educators and students around the country.
Webinar 1: Fri, May 13, 2011 – 2:30-3:30 pm ET – [Register now!]
Christina De La Rocha (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest,
France), Prof. Phil Bell and Prof. Carrie Tzou (COSEE-Ocean Learning
Prof. Christina De La Rocha is
a Professor in the Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory (LEMAR) of
the European Institute for Marine Research (IUEM) at the Université de
Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, and studies biogeochemical cycling
in the oceans. In addition to her research, Christina
will also share her experiences being an under-represented minority
(URM) scientist with emphasis on the support structures that were
helpful in the pursuit of her career. (Note: For an English translation of the French website above, paste the URL into this website: http://translate.google.com/)
Profs. Phil Bell and Carrie Tzou (COSEE-Ocean
Learning Communities) will follow the science interaction portion of
the webinar. They will share supporting literature from their fields
that describe the need for multiple sources of support from a variety of
sources to enhance Learners’ personal and intellectual development.
Dear Esteemed Colleagues:
You are cordially invited to attend an event on the Stony Brook University campus on Monday, May 2.
The Center for Inclusive Education with co-sponsorship from numerous departments on campus will be hosting a one day event to showcase the growing community of top underrepresented minority doctoral student scientists and scholars at Stony Brook University. It is the first time such an event is being held to highlight graduate students research across all disciplines. We believe that raising their visibility as well as the awareness of our collective efforts in promoting access and success in higher education will lead to a more inclusive society of academic, political and scientific leaders. This was the rationale of the Presidential Mini Grant that we won to fund a large portion of this event.
The full day event will begin with two fantastic guest speakers, a lunch with research symposium and conclude with a brief awards ceremony.
AGEP students and colleagues throughout the country are invited to participate.
Here is the Web site for more information: http://www.stonybrook.edu/cie/Activities/new.shtml
The event is free, we only ask that participants please register!!!
The University at Albany is pleased to announce its seventh Preparing for the Professoriate Conference scheduled for April 8-9, 2011. This National Science Foundation & AGEP sponsored conference is designed to communicate the necessity of preparing a diverse professoriate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We invite undergraduate and graduate STEM students from diverse cultural backgrounds to join with faculty and staff in discussing effective means to prepare and transition into the professoriate.
Renowned keynote speakers and dynamic workshop facilitators will share up-to-date information on issues of vital concern to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will tour UAlbany’s state-of-the-art School of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering Facility and interact with key faculty. Similar to previous years, this year’s conference will also feature juried poster and oral presentation for graduate and undergraduate students. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners.
Conference materials and meals are provided for all registered conference attendees. Additionally, complimentary hotel accommodations are available for out-of-town guests. However, travel is the responsibility of the attendees and a $15.00 processing fee is required of all conference participants. This nominal amount helps to defray some of the costs associated with hosting the conference. Checks should be made payable to: University Auxiliary Services, Item #25.
Student Poster Presentation application forms are available online under the registration link. Please note that students can apply online to register for the conference and participate in the poster session. The deadline for student submissions is March 25, 2011.
To obtain additional information for Preparing for the Professoriate, view the following link: http://www.albany.edu/agep/preparing.html
4th Conference on Understanding Interventions That Broaden
Participation in Research Careers is now open for registration at www.understandinginterventions.org.
There you will find links for conference registration, hotel
reservation, and application forms for abstracts and travel grants.
conference will be held May 26-28 in Nashville on the campus of
Vanderbilt University. The conference is structured to address the
distinct needs of the various communities represented among attendees
(Scholars, Program Directors, Evaluators, etc.), while preserving the
conference theme, Gateways to Broadening Partici pation in Science and
Medicine. Please note that the planning Committee has developed a
preliminary set of topical sessions. You are asked to submit an
abstract that fits into one or more of these session categories.
The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is an all-expense-paid visit to RIT and Rochester, NY from September 28 through October 2, 2011. RIT’s 9th annual Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is one of a series of recruitment strategies designed to fuel the future pipeline of diverse faculty. This innovative program furthers RIT's diversity efforts by bringing students nearing the end of their post doctoral, doctoral or MFA studies to Rochester to receive the “RIT treatment.” We also welcome applications from those that have completed their degrees and junior faculty.
The FFCEP is a unique and exciting opportunity to explore potential career choices through exploratory interviews; research presentations; meetings with deans, department heads, and RIT’s President; as well as participate in campus and community tours. The program allows participants to discuss their academic work and career interests with RIT deans and faculty as well as learning of RIT’s teaching and research agendas and vision. Previous years’ FFCEP programs have resulted in thirteen faculty hires and a summer teaching experience.
· An individual with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
We are especially interested in applications from people of color who are underrepresented and underserved in teaching professions
(i.e. African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native)
· Within one year of receiving or already completed Ph.D., MFA, or Post Doctoral assignment
· Desire academic teaching career at an exceptional institution
· Receiving degrees in Business, Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Applied Science &
Technology, Computing & Information Sciences, Imaging Arts & Sciences and Sustainability
· Demonstrate potential to fill open and/or anticipated vacancies at RIT
· Able to travel to Rochester for a weekend, September 28 through October 2, 2011
We hope that you will apply to be considered for this all-expense-paid opportunity. More information and online applications can be found at: http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/faculty_program.php.
Applications must be received by June 1, 2011. Selection decisions should be made by early August.
If you are not interested in applying for the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program but still want to get into our database please follow the directions below so we can add you to our internal referral database. Our office maintains a database which is used as a pipeline to recommend doctoral students or post docs for new faculty job openings at Rochester Institute of Technology. Please log on to: http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/prospect_application.php to complete a Prospect Data Form and be sure to also upload your current CV.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 585-475-5775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not interested in these opportunities please inform us and we will remove you from further emails on the 2011 program.
Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention
Rochester Institute of Technology
90 Lomb Memorial Drive · Rochester, New York 14623-5604
Voice: 585-475-5775 · Fax: 585-475-4480 · E-mail: email@example.com · Web: www.rit.edu/OFR
“Excellence through Diversity, Journey to Greatness: Doing it the RIT Way”
AAAS is now accepting proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting to be held 16-20 February in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Flattening the World: Building the 21st Century Global Knowledge Society
The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS) is the most important general science venue for a
growing segment of scientists and engineers who are interested in the
latest advances as well as multidisciplinary topics and the influence of
science and technology on how we live today. Thousands of leading
scientists, engineers, educators, and policy-makers interact with one
another and with hundreds of members from national and international
media. In fact, the growing number of international attendees attests to
the growing international nature of this gathering. More than 150
sessions spread across about a dozen tracks are usually presented at the
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 11:59 p.m. PT. Decisions will be announced in July.
The online submission site for symposium proposals is now open.
More information is here: http://www.aaas.org/meetings/2012/program/theme/
Student to Academic Professoriate for American Indians (SAPAI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase
the rates of degree completion for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) graduate students in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It also aims to increase the representation of AIAN scholars in STEM faculties at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU).
We are currently recruiting participants for the 2011 SAPAI Writing Retreat and Faculty Preparation Workshops.
Please forward this information on these amazing and unique opportunities to students who may be interested.
SAPAI Writing Retreat 2011:
Dates: June 13 – July 22
Tentative Location: Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
This six week
writing workshop will focus on bolstering critical scientific
composition skills while providing guidance in drafting graduate theses
and dissertations. Some key workshop elements will include;
getting started with your writing, technical writing strategies,
applying effective literature reviews, getting into the writing ‘zone’,
effectively using your graduate committee, and utilizing constructive
formal and informal peer review resources. The Writing
Retreat provides the opportunity for participants to fully engage in
writing without distraction and with the support of a writing coach,
teaching assistant, and peer group. By the end of the workshop students
should be close to completing a draft of their
document for initial review by their graduate committees. In
addition to writing support, Retreat participants also receive: Weekly
stipends ($250), lodging, meals, transportation (to and from retreat
location), and limited child care assistance.
American Indian/Alaska Native graduate students in STEM fields
who have completed all degree requirements with the exception of their thesis/dissertation are eligible.
Contact SAPAI Program Manager (contact info below) to see if your major/field of study is eligible.
SAPAI TCU Faculty Preparation 2011:
Dates: July 25 – August 12
Tentative Location: Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
participate in a TCU Training Program that will prepare them for
assuming a faculty position at a TCU. This workshop will accept a small
number of scholars and will offer enhancement of skills
and knowledge useful for TCU STEM faculty. It will focus on how a TCU
faculty member can raise funding in support of research, teaching and
infrastructure. The goal is to provide graduates with the ability to
prepare grant proposals that will generate funding.
Each SAPAI Scholar will be part of a transition team consisting of the
scholar, the scholar’s major professor during their graduate degree, a
representative from the TCU where the scholar will become a faculty
member, and a representative from the SAPAI Staff.
This team will assist the scholar during Step 3 and beyond. Faculty
Prep participants also receive: Weekly stipends ($250), lodging,
meals, transportation (to and from training location), and limited child
SAPAI TCU Facutly Placement
**Please see attached document for more information on our 1-year TCU faculty internship opportunity.
To apply please see eligibility and
online application instructions on the SAPAI website:
Application Deadline for Writing Retreat and Faculty Preparation workshops : March 31, 2011