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Student Conference on Global Challenges

Security

Date: March 1st, 2013
Time: All day conference
Venue: Behrakis Hall Grand Hall , Creese Student’s center, 32nd and Chestnut  Street.

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. This full day conference will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of students, academics and activists at Drexel to address a diverse set of issues related to this year’s topic of SECURITY.

SECURITY: What does security mean in 2013 and beyond? From cyberspace attacks on government intelligence to food scarcity in South Sudan, the security choices we make today will directly impact the world of tomorrow. Throughout the conference, participants will engage on challenging global security issues, including but not limited to environmental security; information and internet security; health, gender and human security; security technologies and the business of security; national and border security; and the role of media in security.

The conference will take place on Friday, March 1, 2013 and will culminate with an exciting keynote address by Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of arms control agreements, Ambassador Graham has served as a senior US diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 40 years including START, SALT, ABM, NPT, CTBT. He also serves as the Executive Chairman of Thorium Power, a company that holds patents on a new type of nuclear power fuel based on thorium.

Student panelists will generate their own panel presentations and participate in question and answer sessions facilitated by faculty moderators. The six panels are:

  1. Justice and Human Rights
  2. Global Health
  3. Science, Technology, and Society
  4. Global Business and Economics
  5. Media, Culture, and Arts
  6. Global Political and Social Trends.

If you are interested in serving as a faculty moderator or for more information, please contact Heidi West, Program Manager (heidiwest@drexel.edu,  215-895-1204) with any questions or for further information.

Procter & Gamble’s Research & Career Program Opportunities

P&G Doctoral Internship Program (Summer 2013)
Procter & Gamble is currently accepting applications for its doctoral internship program. Graduate students pursuing PhDs in Engineering, Chemistry, Life Science, Material Science and Mathematical Science are highly encouraged to apply. Program offers full time paid summer internships in Cincinnati or Boston research facilities. Internship is typically 10-12 weeks. Upon completing the program, candidates may be considered for full-time positions upon obtaining their PhD. Go to www.experiencepg.com and search jobs with keyword “PhD Intern.” Application deadline is February 15, 2013.

P&G Research Your Future in Science Seminar (July 29-August 2, 2013)
Procter & Gamble’s 4-day all expenses paid trip to Cincinnati for exposure to the various areas of Research and Development (R&D). This program offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into how science degrees can be utilized in a Fortune 500 R&D organization. Participants will also have the opportunity to interview for a 2014 R&D internship or co-op! Selection criteria include current enrollment and good standing in a science of engineering technology related discipline, demonstrated lab/research experience, leadership experience and technical expertise desired and career interest in R&D at P&G is a plus. To apply, visit us.experience.pg.com, click “Apply” and enter job number RND00002278. Application deadline is March 15, 2013.

P&G Recruiting Conference , FIRST (September 15-18)
Procter & Gamble’s Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent (FIRST) Conference is taking place in Cincinnati, OH September 15-18, 2013. This conference gives underrepresented minority doctoral and postdoctoral scientists an inside look into industrial careers for scientists and engineers. To apply, go to pg.com/careers and enter job number RND00002269 in the “find and apply for a job” section. Applications must be received by June 30, 2013. Be sure to attach a current resume and one-page research summary to your application. For more, visit facebook.com/PGFIRST or pgscience.com.