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2015-2016 Award Recipients Announced

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)

Amanda Ellis Forest Resources
Praveen Gunturi Electrical Engineering
Wei-ting Hsu Mechanical Engineering
Virginia McLane Biomedical Sciences
Karen Stamieszkin Oceanography


Janet Waldron Dissertation Research Fellowship (JWDRF)

2015 Graduate Student Photo Contest

The UMaine Graduate School solicits photo submissions for Graduate Student Photography Contest. The contest is open to all UMaine graduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($100), 2nd place ($50), and 3rd place ($25) in each of two categories: grad student life and grad student research. The submission deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015.  For more information, see the guidelines and submission information.  
 
 
 

NSFA Graduate Student Research Awards Competition 2015

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.

CLAS Advising Spring 2015 Workshop Series

The Advising Center for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) is continuing its tradition of hosting informative advising workshops for the university community.~ We are proud to present the Academic and Faculty Spring 2015 Workshop Series.
 
This semester, we are pleased to offer the following sessions:
 
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Date/Location: Tuesday, February 24th from 11:30am-12:30pm (Bangor Room, 2nd Floor Memorial Union)

Learn or Improve your French this Summer!

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.

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

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.

For additional information, checkout our websiteblogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

Communicating Science 2015 Workshop Accepting Applications

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 Course in Undergraduate Mentoring Offered in Spring 2015

GRADUATE SEMINAR – SPRING 2015

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MENTORING RESEARCH

(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 (mkinnison@maine.edu ; 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.

 

NSBE & Career Center Host Resume Building Workshop

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.

Fall 2014 Thesis Workshop Date - November 18th

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. 

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