MEGA Phillies Game August 16th

Come out to the Phillies vs. Dodgers game at 7:05pm on Friday, August 16th at Citizens Bank Ballpark! Join the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA) and friends for this great summer event.

Tickets on sale NOW in the Office of Graduate Studies (Randell Hall, Room 240)

Drexel Graduate Students – $10*
Guests (1 per valid Drexel Graduate Student ID) – $10

*Current Drexel graduate students will be REFUNDED at the game! Look for Kiran Phuyal of MEGA. Those who purchase tickets eligible for refund will receive his contact information to meet up at the game via email.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/198260350338222/

GSA Summer Welcome Social tomorrow!

Calling ALL graduate students:

Come out and meet your newly elected board members from ALL our Drexel graduate organizations tomorrow 4-6pm at the Buckley Green near the iSchool Garden.

FOOD, DRINKS and PRIZES will be provided. Come with your game face on because there will be loads of games to play too!!

***All newly elected board members to any graduate student organization are highly encouraged to attend the event***

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/116451808546915/

Cross Country Conversations: Privacy in Society 8/7 12-1:30pm

CROSS COUNTRY CONVERSATIONS: PRIVACY IN SOCIETY
Date: August 7, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: MacAlister 2019

  • How have current computing and communication technologies impacted government surveillance?
  • To what extent should a government be limited in its surveillance over its citizens?
  • Should we be more fearful of our internet and communication providers than we are of our government when it comes to surveillance?

Join faculty moderator Dr. Rob D’Ovidio and our student panelists to discuss these questions and more in a Cross Country Conversation about Privacy in Society.

Lunch will be served.

For more information, contact Adam Zahn at alz26@drexel.edu or by phone at 215-895-6372.

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International Fellowships Seminar 8/6 12-1:30pm

Join the Office of International Program and the Student Global Advisory Board for an International Fellowships Seminar on Tuesday, August 6th 12-1:30 pm in Disque 109.

Lunch will be provided!

Learn about:

  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Application guidelines
  • Drexel resources available for you
  • and get feedback from other students

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July Books & Bagels 7/26 12pm

Join us for July Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research. Each speaker prepares a 10-15 minute presentation about their research followed by a moderated discussion. Lunch is provided.

Friday, July 26th 12-1pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Featuring:

Amanda NeMoyer
PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Law-Psychology / Earle Mack School of Law, Fourth Year
“Evaluating Youth Capacities in the Juvenile Justice System: Practical Applications for Psychological Research”

Amanda’s presentation: http://youtu.be/baxUQEfKtLs

Dhairya Pujara
MS, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Biomedical Engineering
Confessions of a Medical Engineer”

Dhairya’s presentation: http://youtu.be/wkHlWo6lZEI

Natalie Shainsky
PhD Candidate, College of Engineering, BioElectrical Engineering
“Non-Thermal Plasma Enhances Development of Autopod Limb Buds in Organ Culture”

Moderated by Dr. Aleister Saunders, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Sciences & Associate Professor of Biology

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive for previous presentations at http://www.youtube.com/user/DrexelGSA/videos

Can’t make it? Connect with us via Blackboard Collaborate: http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsjuly13

Please fill out the form at the link below if you would like to nominate a speaker or be considered to speak at a future program: http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

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First Fridays & Logo Contest

This year, GSA is happy to continue First Friday Socials, a monthly happy hour event at venues throughout Philadelphia on the first Friday of each month! Food and drink are always covered by GSA. In addition to providing a social setting for graduate students to mingle, these socials also provide an opportunity to network and collaborate with your peers.

Logo Contest Announcement

For the 2013-2014 year, we are asking YOU to submit logo designs for the First Fridays series. The winning logo will appear on the GSA website and all affiliated event  for the duration of the year. Please submit your design to dsogsa@drexel.edu by Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11am and adhere to the guidelines below:

  • Must include “First Fridays”.
  • Must include Drexel University.
  • Must not have offensive language or imagery.
  • Competitive designs will be colorful and eye-catching.
  • Competitive designs will embody the meaning and overarching goals of the First Fridays series.

All submissions will be voted on by the GSA Executive Board and the winning design will be unveiled at the inaugural First Friday Social event on Friday, August 2, 2013. The winning designer will also win an iPod Shuffle!

Wicked on Broadway! 7/31

Wicked on Broadway – SOLD OUT

Join GSA and come to see Wicked on Broadway Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7pm at the Academy of Music (at Broad and Locust Streets) in Philadelphia, PA! Tickets are on sale at the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday (Randell Hall, Room 240, 3141 Chestnut Street).

Back by ‘Popular’ demand! Variety calls Wicked ‘a cultural phenomenon.’ When it last played Philadelphia in 2010, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony® Awards, Wicked is ‘Broadway’s biggest blockbuster’ (New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popu…lar. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for ‘the most complete—and completely satisfying—new musical in a long time’ (USA Today).

VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE

Cost
Currently Enrolled Drexel Graduate Students                    $25
Guests                                                                                                    $40

CASH ONLY – NO REFUNDS – NO EXCEPTIONS

Wicked

 

Problem Based Learning Workshop 7/9-11

Problem Based Learning Workshop
July 9th -11th

In a problem-based learning (PBL) model, students engage in complex, challenging problems and collaboratively work toward their resolution. PBL is about students connecting disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems—the motivation to solve a problem becomes the motivation to learn.

This workshop will demonstrate problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL can be used effectively in all disciplines. We will begin with a problem, and participants will work in teams to experience first-hand what this instructional approach entails. We will then move to the main focus of this program: writing effective problem-based materials. Participants will leave the session with new or revised problems for use in their courses

Specific workshop topics include:

-         Introduction to PBL

-         What makes a good PBL problem

-         Group dynamics 101

-         Thinking through assessment

-         Flipping the classroom

-         Problem development and presentations

The workshop will be help in the MEM seminar room (Curtis 162) from 9am-3:30pm on Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th, and then from 8am-1pm on Thursday July 11th.

If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Alisa Morrs Clyne (asm67@drexel.edu) by Friday July 5th . The workshop is open for both faculty and graduate students.