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Newsletters: April 2015

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NSBE Spotlight

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The 15 members of Tufts NSBE chapter strive to uphold that mission through professional development and social events that build community among STEM students on campus.

Throughout the year, NSBE hosted/co-hosted a number of activities, which included CODE2040, a tour of Draper Laboratory, co-facilitation of Tufts Engineers Week, and professional development/academic workshops with the Career Center and the Academic Resource Center.

Late March, eleven Tufts NSBE members attended the 41st Annual NSBE Convention in Anaheim, Calif. where they had the opportunity to network, secure jobs and internships, learn about graduate programs, and build on their overall professional skills.

Congratulations to NSBE members Chiamaka Chima E14 for receiving the 2015 NSBE Scholarship and Alex Daniels for receiving the Microsoft NSBE Conference Tuition Scholarship Award. Additionally, congratulations to Nana Kwakwa E14 and his research team (Alex Henry E14, Sam Hincks, Tomoki Shibata, Dan Afergan) who received the 2014 Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize. To learn more about their winning research project and how you can compete to win the 2015 Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize, please go here for all rules and guidelines.

NSBE meetings are open to all and held on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in Anderson 210. If you would like to be included on the e-list, please contact NSBE at


Darcy Lecture Series

Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in the Nelson Auditorium in Anderson Hall

The Darcy Lecture in Groundwater Science comes to Tufts University Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in the Nelson Auditorium in Anderson Hall with speaker Rainer H. Helmig, Ph.D., who is head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research covers fundamental research and applied science in the field of porous-media flow with focus on developing methods for coupling hydrosystem compartments and complex flow and transport processes.

Honoring Dean Linda M. Abriola

Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Alumnae Lounge in Aidekman Arts Center

The Office of the Provost invites the Tufts Community to a lecture and reception honoring School of Engineering Dean Linda M. Abriola to the position of University Professor on Thursday, April 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center. This event honors Dean Abriola for her work as a pioneer in the School of Engineering’s growing success and her renowned research. Please RSVP to no later than Friday, April 3.


Pride on the Hill

Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Coolidge Room in Ballou Hall

Join the LGBT Center for conversation about professional life after Tufts with Tufts’ alumni. The panel, which includes two graduates from the School of Engineering, will have representatives from non-profit, medical, private industry, and academic. Panelists will discuss their career trajectories, being LGBTQ in the work place, and answer questions. There will be a networking social after the panel. 

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Emerging Black Leaders Symposium

Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Breed Memorial Hall

Emerging Black Leaders (EBL) will be holding its annual symposium bringing together students, scholar, activists and professionals from across the country. The symposium theme this year will center around public health in the United States, and its effects on minorities. The eleventh annual symposium will be held in Breed Memorial Hall (51 Winthrop) on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. Please RSVP here prior to the event.

Coming Out Day in support of Undocumented Education Equity

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lower Campus Center

Tufts United for Immigrant Justice invites you to show the Tufts Community, as well as all of Somerville and Medford, your support for higher education equity. On this day, over thirty institutions across the nation will come out in support of undocumented students in conjunction with United We Dream, the nation’s largest youth-led immigrant advocacy organization. United for Immigrant Justice has been working towards education equity for undocumented students in Tufts' admissions, financial aid, and campus life alongside United We Dream and the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), a Massachusetts-based organization that works towards increasing access to higher education for immigrant youth.

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It’s the Microsoft College Puzzle Challenge – piece it together.

Sunday, April 11

Join student teams across the United States and race to solve puzzles. It’s a day of camaraderie and competition with the fastest solvers earning prizes (and glory!). College Puzzle Challenge is designed for computer engineering, computer science and mathematics students, but it is open to any undergraduate or graduate student attending one of the participating universities. Don’t forget to register yourself and your team here!


The Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) of the Department of Defense will be at Tufts to talk with graduate students on Monday, April 6. Sign up to attend by going to Campus Interviews & Resume Drops in Jumbo Jobs, choosing "Apply", and searching for Schedule ID # 1508. The sign-ups close on April 2, 11:59pm. Read more about the job here.

SENIORS - Google Engineering Residency One-year Program

Google is offering the chance to experience a one-year residency program open to all graduates in Computer Science or a related field. It combines a continuing CS education with hands-on software engineering experience in a closely-mentored cohort. In addition to an intensive curriculum, the Engineering Residency Program provides residents with a strong foundation as it applies to real engineering problems and experience solving complex programming problems with Google Engineers. The Engineering Residency Program is open to all qualified college graduates who are committed to addressing diversity in our company and in the technology industry. Those who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the technology industry are especially encouraged to apply, including women, Native Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, veterans and those with disabilities. Check out and apply to the opportunities in our New York and Kirkland offices.


APRIL 2015

Apply By April 3 to be a STEM Ambassador

STEM Ambassadors

"A professional development program with an outreach mission"

Don’t forget that the STEM Ambassador application deadline for the 2015-2016 school year are due on Friday, April 3. STEM Ambassadors were featured in our March issue highlighting their excitement for the sciences and engineering with local middle and high school students in Medford. Find the application here!

Get to know the Class of 2019 BEST Cohort!

BEST Program

Admitted BEST Scholars will be coming to campus April 23-24 for Jumbo Days, and the Office of Admissions is looking for current BEST scholars to be their overnight hosts. This leadership opportunity will help incoming students learn what it feels like to be a part of the Tufts community and a member of BEST! To volunteer to be a host, please email, and thanks in advance!

BECOME An orientation leader!

Orientation Program

Over 150 undergraduate students serve as Orientation Leaders for the Undergraduate Orientation Program. OLs are dedicated, energetic and committed students who return to campus early and take on the important responsibility of orienting incoming students to Tufts. Under the advisement of the Orientation Coordinators and professional staff, the OLs will work with a partner and be responsible for one group of incoming students during the entire Orientation program.

Applications can be found here and are due by Monday, April 6, at 12:00 noon

Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Fair

The Cambridge Science Festival, which will be held April 17-26, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math in over 160 events. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for people of all ages! Check out the events schedule here!





























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