Grad School NEWS
The 28th Annual Graduate Student and Faculty Recognition (Hooding) Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 8th, 2015 from 4 to 6 pm at the Alfond Arena. A reception in Wells Conference Center will immediately follow. For more information please see the appropriate link below, or contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.581.3291.
The Foster Center for Student Innovation has an open Graduate Assistant position beginning April 15, 2015 until August 31, 2015. Please click here for more information.
The University of Maine Graduate School is pleased to announce the following award recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Chase Distinguished Research Assistantship (CDRA)Kalyn Bickerman Ecology and Environmental Science Shengen Chen Electrical Engineering Amber Heller Anthropology and Environmental Policy Siglinde Langholz Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Hannah Lawrence Clinical Psychology Erik Reardon History Won Joon Song Earth and Climate Sciences Cong Tian Biomedical Science Daniel Weaver Wildlife Ecology Lisa Weeks Chemical Engineering
Michael J. Eckardt Dissertation Fellowship in MEIF Areas (Formerly MEIF)
Janet Waldron Dissertation Research Fellowship (JWDRF)
The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture will be holding their annual Graduate Student Research Awards Competition on February 27, 2015 in 57 Stodder Hall. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend for all or part of the competition. The schedule can be found here.
Learn or improve your French this summer!
Participate in a French immersion program offered by the Canadian-American Center
The Summer FLAS Awards cover tuition and a stipend and are intended for graduate students.
- Middlebury College (Vermont) for Beginners
- McGill University (Montreal), Université Laval (Quebec City) for Intermediate and Advanced students in French
*Other immersion programs are available
For more info: UMAINE.EDU/CANAM
Contact Dr. FREDERIC RONDEAU with any questions: FREDERIC.RONDEAU_MAINE.EDU
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 1, 2015
THIS SUMMER PROGRAM PROVIDES THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE ACADEMIC YEAR OF LANGUAGE TRAINING.
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC and DC) and online section of the fellowship.
Dates: All sections will be from 03/23/15 to 05/01/15
Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2015 Workshop (http://comscicon.com/apply-comscicon15), to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 18-20th, 2015. Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance of the workshop is free and travel support will be provided to accepted applicants. Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public.
There will be panel discussions on the following topics:
- Communicating with Non-Scientific Audiences
- Science Communication in Popular Culture
- Communicating as a Science Advocate
- Multimedia Communication for Scientists
- Addressing Diversity through Communication
In addition to these discussions, ample time is allotted for interacting with the experts and with attendees from throughout the country to discuss science communication and develop science outreach collaborations. Workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and professional science communicators, including journalists, authors, public policy advocates, educators, and more.
GRADUATE SEMINAR – SPRING 2015
(UGR501 – CRN 9498)
Can Be Taken for Credit or Certificate
This seminar course is targeted to graduate students (as well as postdocs or others) who supervise student researchers participating in extensive research and development projects spanning the STEM fields (including natural and social sciences). Participants draw on their own mentoring experiences, eight group discussions, and modest guided exercises, to develop a more purposeful and goal-oriented approach to research mentoring that can improve outcomes for themselves, student training, and the quality of research.
Topics Include: Developing a mentoring philosophy, establishing a workable mentoring and research plan, assessing student needs and performance, mentors as guides to careers, mentoring research ethics, managing lab interactions (and problems), and mentoring communication of research.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Kinnison (email@example.com ; 581-2575)
Format: 8 meetings with discussion and guided exercises
Meeting time: A 1.5 hour period to be arranged with participants
Credit Option: 1 credit Pass/Fail (may substitute for thesis credit in some cases*)
Certificate of Completion: Awarded for successful completion of the course
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and concurrent (or recent) supervision of actual student research experience.