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Newsletters: April 2018

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Dr. Ellise LaMotte joins the Tufts community as the new CSD Director.

Dr. Ellise LaMotte joins Tufts from Olin College of Engineering, where she was the Director of Academic Services, playing a key role in managing the academic budget, academic initiatives, and the administrative team within Academic Affairs. Ellise earned a doctorate in education, with a focus in higher education administration, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on individual experiences and factors shaping degree completion for African American women in engineering at predominantly white institutions. She completed an MBA in high technology from Northeastern University, and a B.S., also from Northeastern, in electrical engineering technology. Here at Tufts, Ellise will continue the center's efforts to foster diverse and inclusive STEM learning environments across the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences.


Drop-In Hours with Campbell Halligan

Mondays from 5 - 7 p.m. in 20 Professors Row
Campbell Halligan, Program Administrator for the Center for STEM Diversity, will be hosting drop-in hours in 20 Pro Row this semester. Starting on January 22, come by to get advice on classes, research/internship opportunities, or with any academic concerns you may be having.

Adulting 101: Financial Literacy

Thursday, April 5 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Dowling 745 A & B
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 is back to talk about the basics of taxes, saving for retirement (including company versus personal contributions), the details around personal retirement plans, how to build an emergency fund, and much more! Check out the Facebook event here

Tufts Events and Opportunities

4th Annual Asian Health Symposium

Friday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA
Would you like an opportunity for community-building, networking, learning about, and addressing the impact of stress on Asian immigrant populations? Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Asian Health Symposium, In Pursuit of Health & Wellness: Addressing the Impact of Stress in Asian Immigrant Communities. This exciting event, free and open to all, is hosted by the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations Through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Reception to Honor Provost David R. Harris

Monday, April 9 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall
David R. Harris has served with distinction as Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University since 2012. Please join President Monaco on April 9 to thank David for his leadership and dedication to the Tufts community and wish him much success in his new role as the 19th president of Union College in Schenectady, New York. Speaking program begins at 4:30 p.m.

M.S. in Innovation and Management Information Session

Wednesday, April 11 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Robinson Hall
Do you want to be an innovator or entrepreneur? Join us for an information session for an overview of our 1-year, full-time M.S. in Innovation and Management program (MSIM). Learn how the MSIM program uniquely equips recent STEM graduates to be tech leaders, entrepreneurs or join an existing company. Enjoy refreshments and hear from students/recent alumni about their experience, and get your program, application and scholarship questions answered by members of the admissions team and faculty. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Tufts Summer Session Registration NOW Open

Online registration for the First and Second Summer Sessions is open now! If you already know which courses you would like to take, you can register here in SIS.

Off-Campus Opportunities

The Google Games

Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Google Cambridge
The Google Games is a celebration of the passion and creativity of engineering students from universities across the Globe. It's your chance to compete with your peers and see a bit of Google culture and office. Participants will walk away with some cool swag! For more information, click here.


Application Deadline: April 20
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.

Out for Undergrad Engineering Conference

Application Deadline: April 27
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 5 -7 in Minneapolis, MN. For more information and to apply to attend this conference, click here.

Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program

Application Deadline: May 1
The HBS Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP), an annual one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education, will be happening again on June 16-22, 2018. For more information and to register, click here.



STEM Ambassadors Martin Majkut and Chris Camacho presenting at Medford High School on March 16


First year BEST scholar Jared Jaramillo enjoying some sightseeing in Philadelphia over spring break



On behalf of the Tufts Community, the Center for STEM Diversity would like to wish Dr. Darryl Williams luck in his new role as the Senior Vice President of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where he will lead the Science and Education division. Thank you for your time and dedication to Tufts!

Graduate Student Events

Pizza, Beers, & Engineers
Tuesday, April 3 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Burden Lounge (Anderson Hall 108)
To register, click here

Grant Writing: Crafting a Compelling First Page
Friday, April 6 from 12 - 2 p.m.
Chase Center, Carmichael Hall

Graduate Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 27 from 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Granoff Music Center



The Career Center offers many online workshops and events designed specifically for Tufts alums! To check out a list of their upcoming alumni events, as well as to find out how to register, click here.


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 - 9 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.


Director: Ellise LaMotte, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

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

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