Welcome Back Week 4/1-4/5

Spring break will be over before you know it, but no need to panic. Enjoy Welcome Back Week events sponsored by various grad student organizations to get you going this quarter!

GSA/IGSA International Brunch
ALL WEEK! Monday, April 1st-Friday, April 5th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(Wednesday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010)
Enjoy a different kind of international cuisine each day for brunch. Menu TBA! Co-sponsored by IGSA.

GSA Welcome Back Social
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010)
Come and mingle with Drexel graduate students in a social setting. Free food and beverages will be provided.

Also this week…

Public Health Week Grand Rounds Coffee Hour
Thursday, April 4th
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Geary Lobby, New College Building (Center City)
245 N 15th Street
This event brings together students, faculty, and staff before a grand rounds lecture to discuss the speaker’s topic and network. Sponsored by the School of Public Health (SPH) and SPH Student Government Organization.

The Board Game Special
Friday, April 5th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Public House, Logan Square (Center City)
This social will bring back long-forgotten board games in order to re-live past memories in a fun environment promoting student cooperation and promote interdisciplinary interaction. Sponsored by MEGA and LIGA.

Save the Date: April Books & Bagels and Books After Dark Programs

Books After Dark
Our traditionl Books & Bagels program in the evening with a social to follow

Thursday, April 11th 5-6pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010)


David Diaz
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
“Diffuse Near Infrared Spectroscopy (DNIRS):  More Than Meets the Eye”

 Casey LaDuke
PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
“Can Neuropsychology Enhance Predictions of Violence?”


Books & Bagels Center City

Wednesday, April 17th 12-1pm
Student Lounge, 1st Floot New College Building


Renata Carneiro
PhD Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Couple and Family Therapy
“A Lit Review of Therapists’ Attraction to their Clients Through a Feminist Perspective”

Senem Zeytinoglu
PhD Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Couple and Family Therapy
“Experiences of Couples Having a Young Child with Cleft Lip and/or Palate, Comparing Prenatal and Postnatal Diagnosis Groups: A Phenomenological Study”

Moderated by Phi Nguyen, Director, Student Affairs


Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research

Friday, April 26th 12-1pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010)


Siddhita Mhatre
PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences
“Modeling Alzheimer’s Disease in Drosophila melanogaster”

Maia Smith
MS Candidate, School of Public Health, Biostatistics
“Insularity as an Independent Risk Factor for Homicide”

Edward Damon
PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Physics
“Articulated Arm Calibration of Double Chooz”

Moderated by Dr. Pamela Geller, Associate Professor, Psychology

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for one year of self-designed study, research and/or teaching in one of over 140 countries around the world. The program is sponsored by the Department of State.

Eligible students are US Citizens who will have a bachelor’s degree before the start of the grant (Fall 2014). Graduates and graduate students are also eligible to apply.

First Steps to Fulbright Workshops

Thu, Apr 11, 1PM
Center City Campus, Bellett Bldg Room 209, 1505 Race St.

Mon, Apr 15, 12-1:30PM
2019 MacAlister (33rd and Chestnut)

Tue, Apr 16, 12noon
Queen Lane Campus, exact location TBA

Thu, Apr 25, 6-7:30PM EDT (webinar)
Follow webinar live at this link

Come hear about the Fulbright Study/Research grants from Drexel students who are finalists for the program and staff from the Drexel Fellowships Office.

In this workshop, we will review the basics of the Fulbright US Student Program and consider a range of projects that students have done with the support of a Fulbright grant. Participants will leave the workshop with one or two initial ideas for what they might propose to do on a Fulbright if they were to apply.

For more information visit the Fulbright US Student Program website or email us at fellowships@drexel.edu!

Astea International, Inc. Opportunity

Astea International, Inc. is currently offering a very specific, short-term part-time consultant role.  They are looking for someone with a Masters (PhD preferred) in Operations Research or Engineeringto tackle a project with our software that involves a background with optimization, VRP, VRPTW and matheuristics background.

Astea International (NASDAQ: ATEA) is a global provider of service management software solutions that address the unique needs of companies who manage capital equipment, mission critical assets and human capital. With the acquisition of FieldCentrix, Astea complements its existing portfolio with the industry’s leading mobile field service execution solutions. Since 1979, Astea has licensed applications to companies, around the world, in a wide range of sectors including information technology, telecommunications, instruments and controls, business systems, HVAC, gaming/leisure, imaging, industrial equipment, and medical devices.

Our market-proven solutions enable companies to:

  • Streamline and automate business processes
  • Compress the contract-to-cash cycle
  • Identify incremental sales opportunities and improve revenue recovery
  • Collapse non-value added workflows
  • Enhance resource utilization and reduce downtime
  • Coordinate efforts of sales, marketing and service organizations
  • Improve compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), contracts and warranties
  • Synchronize every customer touch point for increased customer satisfaction

If interested, please contact:

Marlena Slowik, PHR
Human Resources Manager
Astea International, Inc.
240 Gibraltar Road
Suite 300
Horsham PA 19044
T:  215-682-2309

2013 Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge (Enter by 4/15)

2013 Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge

Our world is changing faster than ever before–technology is developing at an unprecedented rate and the world faces extraordinary challenges with solutions based in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). What is needed to prepare STEM graduate students to meet these modern day challenges? Fundamental changes are also occurring in the career options for STEM professionals. What is necessary to navigate the career pathways of the future?

The Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation challenges STEM graduate students across the nation to submit innovative ideas to prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. Entries are solicited for ideas with the potential to improve graduate education and professional development. Ideas can be directed toward, for example, students, faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, and/or federal agencies. Make your voice heard on STEM graduate education!

Be sure to include the following elements in your submission:

  1. The title of your submission (150 characters or less)
  2. The issue in graduate education you wish to address
  3. Your solution or idea
  4. How your idea will change graduate education

March Books & Bagels 3/15 12pm

Join us for March Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research!

Friday, March 15, 2013
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010)

This program features three Drexel graduate students and their current research projects. Presenters are asked to prepare a 10-12 minute talk about their research and share how their accomplishments will shape our world socially and technologically. Presentations are followed by questions and moderated discussion. This event is meant to highlight several different research disciplines. Come and see for yourself what Drexel graduate students are doing to improve the world around us. Lunch (not just bagels) and refreshments will be provided.


Laura Berner
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology
“Building a Psychobiological Understanding of Bulimia Nervosa”

Patrick McLaughlin
PhD Candidate, Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Science
“A Multi-Species Analysis of Chytridiomycosis Infection and Resistance in West-Central Africa”

Derya Meral
PhD Candidate, Physics
“Discrete Molecular Dynamics Studies of Disordered Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease”

Moderated by Dr. Don Riggs, Associate Professor of English

Cannot attend?
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