The Graduate Student Lounge: A Great Resource

The Graduate Student Lounge: A Great Resourse for Drexel Graduate Students!

The Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A) is located in the basement of Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street). All currently registered graduate students should have access via their DragonCard. The Graduate Student Lounge is open 24 hours a day. Students can advantage of lounge amenities including couches, tables, and chairs, conference room area, coffee maker and accompaniments, microwave, white board, flat screen TV, book shelf with dissertations and donated books, podium, and small audio equipment.

Reserving the Lounge: Students, groups, and organizations can also reserve the lounge free of charge for meetings, group work, or others events. To make a reservation (or for access issues), please contact Sandra Golis, Manager, Office of Graduate Studies at sbg38@drexel.edu.

Reminders: Please keep in mind that the space is maintained entirely by the Office of Graduate Studies and the GSA. Please clean up after yourself and remind your fellow students to do the same. As a courtesy, please do not speak too loudy and leave the lounge neat and organized.

Lounge Development: The lounge is currently entering Phase II of development and the hope is that we will invest in additional amenities inlcuding better furniture, a kitchenette, and collaborative work spaces with technology for graduate students. Please contact the GSA at dsogsa@drexel.edu with any ideas, feedback, questions, or concerns.

IMPORTANT: Update to GSA Term Gym Membership Program

Updates to the GSA Part-Time/Online Graduate Student Term Gym Membership Program

Effective last day of fall term 2014

The GSA has seen a significant increase in the amount of graduate students taking advantage of the GSA Term Gym Membership Program for part-time and online students whose memberships are NOT covered by full-time graduate student activity fees. The GSA believes that all graduate students should have access to the gym, however without a corresponding increase in the GSA budget for these memberships, it is with regret that we will no longer offer this program effective end of fall term.

Beginning winter term, graduate students should contact the Drexel Recreation Center once they have registered for classes each term during the add/drop period to check on their membership status (i.e. whether or not their membership is covered by graduate student activity fees). Students who are not covered will be responsible for a $28 term membership for gym access.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at ogsstaff@drexel.edu or call (215) 895-0366.

October Books & Bagels 10/24 12PM

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

Friday, October 24, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Thomas Zylkin
PhD Candidate, School of Economics, LeBow College of Business
“A New Way of Understanding Free Trade Agreements”

Jeff Kahn, Jr.
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering
“Fish Fins as Sensors and Propulsors”

Moderated by Dr. M. Ani Hsieh, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Director of the Robotics Program at Drexel University

Can’t make it? Tune in live at 12pm:
http://tinyurl.com/BooksandBagelsOctober2014

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

Want to speak at an upcoming Books & Bagels?
Fill out the form at this link:
http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

Flyer: http://drexelgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Flyer-10-24-14.pdf

Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship

Introduction to the Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship

Are you interested in studying or want to continue learning languages such as Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Urdu (or other languages outside of Western Europe)? If so, see below for information on upcoming information sessions/webinars for two excellent US government programs that support linguistic and cultural immersion: the Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship.

Visit the Drexel Fellowships Office for more information.

Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture 10/16

The students of Penn’s Neuroscience PhD program are excited to announce a Neuroscience Public Lecture entitled “Your ‘Plastic’ Brain: How Stress, Injury, and Sleep Change Your Brain” scheduled for Thursday, October 16th in Smilow Auditorium at 6:30pm.  This FREE event will feature 3 fifteen minute TED-style talks from Penn Neuroscience faculty members Tracy Bale, Akiva Cohen, and Amita Sehgal. A reception will follow.

Registration and more information, including videos from the 1st Neuroscience Public Lecture can be found here.

Date: Thursday, October 16th, 6:30pm (Registration begins at 6pm)
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Please note that this event is for both scientists and non-scientists. It’s for anyone who is interested in the brain and how it makes us who we are!

Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture Committee

phillyneurolecture@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter! @PhillyNeuroTalk

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Attention Graduate Student Organizations 2014-2015

Attention Graduate Student Organizations & Officers:

You MUST attend the Student Organization Officer Training (SOOT) on Wednesday, October 1st 6-8pm in the Sky View Room (6th Floor, MacAlister Hall) in order to be eligible for GSA funding this year. No ifs, ands, or buts.

The President, Vice President, and Treasurer (or equivalent positions such as event planning, etc.) MUST attend. Only those officers who attend the SOOT will be eligible to spend money or receive reimbursement…period. General members/non-officers or officers who do not submit pre-event forms and receive GSA approval for each and every event/purchase will NOT be reimbursed. DO NOT ASSUME. Many of Drexel’s policies have changed and we need to stay abreast.

Please do not forget to submit your 2013-2014 budget proposal by 10/8 or you will not be eligible for funding this year. The link for the form is:https://drexel.collegiatelink.net/form/start/51518. You must still submit pre- and post-event form for each budgeted purchase or event this year.

Please email dsogsa@drexel.edu with any question.

Intel is Recruiting PhDs Thursday 9/18

Visit by

Rocco Panella, PhD
Engineering Leadership Program, Technology Development Engineer
Intel Corporation

Intel’s Engineering Leadership Program (ELP)

Intel’s ELP is a first-of-its-kind technical leadership development program for engineers and scientists in the computing industry. We are looking for candidates with a PhD in a variety of engineering and science backgrounds to take part in a 2-year program in which they will work with fellow new recruits, seasoned Intel engineers, and Intel’s vice presidents and fellows on the hardest problems in computing today. Please visit our website for more detailed information on the ELP, as well as all the backgrounds we are hiring. We are particularly interested in students with experience in bioinformatics, human-centered computing, human-computer interaction, and brain-computer interaction. This is a full-time position, and we are looking for candidates to start with Intel no later than July 13, 2015. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing a future with Intel!

Visit us at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/locations/united-states/students/programs/engineering-leadership-program.html?wapkw=engineering+leadership+program

Agenda

Date: Thursday September 18, 2014

3PM – Visit to ExCITe Center
Introduction and mingle with students and faculty
3401 Market Street, 2nd Floor Hall

4PM – Visit to CONQUER Collaborative
ELP Program Presentation
Q&A with students and faculty
3508 Market Street, 1st Floor, Monell building, Room 114

5PM – Interviews
Signup sheet at the lobby of CONQUER Collaborative
3508 Market Street, 1st Floor, Monell building, Room 115A

More information & Directions

  • Excite Center:

http://drexel.edu/excite/about/contact/

  • Conquer Collaborative:

http://www.drexel.edu/conquer/about/directions/conference-room/

Career Exploration and Networking Opportunity for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs (App Deadline 9/16)

On December 8, 2014, the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day at the Academy’s headquarters in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo’s R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers. Additionally, each participant will be asked to present a poster on their research to highlight and share their own activities and interests with PepsiCo. There will be an award ceremony for the best posters at the end of the event. To advertise the event around your campus, download the flyer.

For more information about the agenda or for application information, please visit the New York Academy of Sciences website.

We are looking to invite individuals with experience in the following key areas:

  • Life Sciences: Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biology, and Pharmacology;
  • Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Packaging Engineering
  • Food Science: Food Science specialties, Agriculture and Analytical Chemistry
  • Material Science: Material Science, Polymer Science

We invite graduate students and postdocs to apply by submitting an application form to sciencealliance@nyas.org. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Applicants should label the subject line of their emails “December Career Day”. Limited travel awards will be handled on a case-by-case basis in order to facilitate national and international participation.

**Application Deadline: September 16, 2014** Download the application

If you have questions or would like to speak about this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fed’s 2014 Community Development Graduate Research Forum 10/21 (Abstracts due 9/16)

Registration and more info here: http://www.cvent.com/events/community-development-graduate-research-forum/event-summary-57fc227c4b4e4d4f8259156b435aaa1f.aspx

Check out registration for the Fed’s 2014 Community Development Graduate Research Forum which is now open!  Flyer linked below, as well as a preliminary agenda.  The following are a few things about the event that I’d like to highlight:

  • The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 21, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  The program will run from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a networking reception.
  • Students and faculty can register here.
  • Students who would like to present their community development-related research should submit an abstract to keith.wardrip@phil.frb.org by Tuesday, September 16.
  • In addition to student presentations, the event will also include career advice from a panel of local community development practitioners and scholars.

Agenda

Flyer