Grad School NEWS
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.
The UMaine Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will be hosting, along with the UMaine Career Center, a Resume Building Workshop on November 12 from 5-6PM in the Career Center (Memorial Union). Click here for more information.
The Graduate School Thesis Consultant's, Dottie & Crystal will be holding a Thesis Workshop on Tuesday, November 18th from 4-6pm in 48 Stodder Hall for thesis students who have questions about formatting.
A free workshop on writing and publishing successfully will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 3-4p.m. in 48 Stodder Hall with Dr. Robert Milardo.
Dr. John McMichael '71 will be on campus on October 31st at 10AM to give a talk on "Resonant Molecular Signaling from Theory to Pratice Development and Commercialization of a New Pharmaceutical Product" at Foster Innovation Center. Dr. McMichael will describe the development of a new product, SLO, intended for the treatment of Arthrofibrosis, a condition that involves the formation of scar tissue following many surgical procedures. Light Refreshments will be available.
The University of Maine Graduate School is hosting a Graduate and Professional Programs Open House from 4-6 p.m. on October 29 in 42 Stodder Hall for those interested in pursuing graduate education at UMaine. Doctorate degrees are available in 30 areas of study and the master’s degree may be earned in more than 75 areas, ranging from the arts, sciences and engineering to professional degrees in the fields of business, education, nursing, communication sciences and disorders, global policy, and social work. The event will include refreshments and raffle giveaways.
UMaine Awards Howard Reiche, Jr. Master of Professional Studies Degree in Biochemistry After 60-Plus Years
On Tuesday, October 7th, The University of Maine awarded Howard Reiche, Jr. a Master of Professional Studies in Biochemistry after more than 60 years. 85-year old Reiche found out after finishing all of the work for the master's that he needed just one more undergraduate prerequisite course in order to complete the degree in the early 1950's. “At the time, I was 21, married, with no money and the draft hanging over my head,” says Reiche. “Spending another year at UMaine to take one undergraduate course was out of the question. But it’s been on my bucket list all this time.”Reiche (at left) is seen with Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School, Dr. Carol Kim (right) receiving his Master of Professional Studies diploma. University of Maine News Portland Press Herald WCSH 6 News WMTW 8 News