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Newsletters: April 2017

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Mateo Galeano

Mateo Galeano, E18, is currently studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong.

The Tufts-in-Hong Kong program is affiliated with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and is offered for the spring semester. HKU has a student population of around 28,000 (undergraduate and graduate), with approximately 9,500 international students. Students are required to take at least two courses within their admitted faculty; faculties include Arts, Education, Business and Economics, Engineering, Law, Science, and Social Sciences. The Tufts-in-Hong Kong study abroad program is one of two Tufts programs available for engineering students; the other is based in London.

Hong Kong, a modern and affluent city with more than seven million people, offers visitors a unique blend of Eastern history and Western influence. The city has a vibrant and bustling urban center with an iconic skyline, and a variety of natural delights can be found within easy reach of the city, including mountains, lush islands, and sprawling country parks. “I’ve had the opportunity to experience many things for the first time,” Mateo said, as he reflected on reaching the half-way mark in the spring semester.

If you would like to learn more about studying abroad, you can find a “First Steps Meeting” here or check out the Study Abroad website.


STEM the Pay Gap
Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Simmons College, Main Campus Building, Room C101, Boston, MA 02115

Sponsored by Simmons College and the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society, STEM the Pay Gap is a panel discussion on how one can promote pay equity for women in STEM. There will be a reception followed by a panel discussion. This is a free event. For more information and to register, click here.

Circle Up! An Investigation of the Academic Achievement Gap
Monday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Fisher Performance Room, Distler Hall

Circle Up! is a piece of investigative theater that explores educational inequality in Boston and nationwide. Circle Up! is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about social change, race in America, and the education system. It is performed by Central Square Theater’s company Youth Underground, and co-sponsored by the Tisch College of Civic Life, the Department of Drama and Dance, American Studies, and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
Application Deadline: April 17
ExxonMobil has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to fund fellowships in STEM fields for Hispanic college students. Current sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students with the following majors will be given application priority: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. For more information, click here.

The Google Games Cambridge
Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Google Cambridge Headquarters (Kendall Square)
Tufts Students – think you’re sly? Prove it at Google Games Cambridge on Saturday, April 22. This year’s mission will ask you to embrace your inner super spy. Calling all stealthy agents – don’t blow your cover, don’t get burned, and join us for this year’s Google Games. This information is confidential. You will compete against other students from MIT, Harvard, Brown, UMass Amherst, Boston University, Northeastern, and Dartmouth colleges for victory in challenges that test your brains and creativity. To register, click here.

Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference
Application Deadline: April 22
The Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference will be hand-picking over 100 high-achieving LGBTQ engineering students from across the U.S. and bringing them together with dozens of LGBTQ professionals from top engineering, manufacturing, energy, aerospace, and life sciences firms at their annual conference, held October 20 - 22 at Stanford University. For more information and to apply to attend this conference, click here.

Tufts Summer Session Registration NOW Open
Online registration for the First Summer Session is open now through May 23 at 6:00 p.m., and online registration for the Second Summer Session is open now through June 30 at 6:00 p.m. If you already know what courses you would like to take at Tufts Summer, you can register here in SIS.


Drop-In Hours with Dr. Kristin Finch
Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Center for STEM Diversity (Anderson Hall, Room 109D)
Dr. Kristin Finch, Associate Director of the Center for STEM Diversity, will be hosting drop-in hours. Come by to get advice on classes, research and internship opportunities, or with any academic concerns you may be having. Dr. Finch is a confidential Title IX liaison as well as an activist for undocumented students.

Adulting 101: Financial Literacy
Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Nelson Auditorium (Anderson Hall, Room 112)
Transitioning from an undergraduate student to a working adult can be quite difficult, and learning to manage your finances both short-term and long-term can seem daunting. David Carboni of Retirement Associates LLC will talk about the basics of taxes, how to save for retirement (including company contributions versus personal contributions), the details concerning personal retirement plans, how to build an emergency fund, and much more!
Check out the Facebook event here.

Alumni Corner

The Career Center offers many online workshops and events geared specifically towards Tufts alums! For more information regarding upcoming alumni events and registering for online workshops, click here.


Graduate Student Events

Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7

Editing for Style
Monday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Location TBD

Graduate Writing Exchange
Thursday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Campus Center

Click here for updated information and to register for events.

Tisch Library


Drop-in Writing Support at Tisch
Writing Consultants are a dynamic university resource who can help with writing papers at any stage. Writing Consultants are located in the Research Hub (near the Tower Café) and are available on Sundays through Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Help with GIS and Data Analysis
The Data Lab in Tisch Library is a newly renovated space on the second floor offering in-depth consultation services related to GIS data and software and quantitative data analysis tools such as Stata, SPSS, and SAS.

Late Night Study Space
Located near the entrance of the library, the Hirsh Reading Room provides a quiet place to study after the rest of the library is closed. To find out more about building hours, click here.


Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Associate Director: Kristin Finch, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Staff Assistant: Courtney Russo

For questions about The Center for STEM Diversity, please send an email to

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