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Newsletters: December 2017

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STEM Ambassadors

This fall, six new STEM Ambassadors joined returning members in giving engaging STEM presentations and conducting hands-on activities with over 400 students at Medford High School, Somerville High School, and Josiah Quincy Upper School. Led by alum Sara Hogan (E16), a former STEM Ambassador and Tufts grad, this year’s cohort expanded on professional relationships with the local community and helped middle and high school students build personal connections to varying STEM disciplines. STEM Ambassadors will be recruiting new members in the spring, so be sure to keep an eye out for an information session next semester if you're interested in becoming a new member.

Check out the STEM Ambassadors website here .


Tufts in Talloires Registration

Registration begins: Friday, December 1 at 9 a.m.
Tufts in Talloires is a six-week summer program that offers college students a dynamic group of courses taught by Tufts faculty. Choose two courses, taught in English, from a selection of undergraduate offerings (which differ each year). Courses are designed to take advantage of Talloires' ideal location in the center of Europe, as well as its striking alpine setting, which inspires reflection and thought. For more information and to apply, click here.

Meet Representatives from MITRE Corporation

Monday, December 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) Atrium
The School of Engineering invites graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to meet representatives from MITRE. We encourage students to bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to discuss their research interests. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Tisch Summer Fellows Info Session

Wednesday, December 6 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Dowling 745B
Interested in a paid summer internship in Greater Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., or India? Want to explore a career path and grow your network? The Tisch Summer Fellows program offers stipends for substantive, full-time, ten-week internships. You'll build your professional skills and networks and receive mentorship from Tufts alumni and support from Tisch College. For more information and to apply, click here.

CS Colloquium: Holding Algorithms Accountable

Thursday, December 7 from 2:45 - 4 p.m. in Tisch Library 304
The Department of Computer Science invites you to a colloquia delivered by mathematician, data scientist, and author Cathy O'Neil. In addition to outlining the kinds of problems we face with powerful, opaque, and unfair algorithms being deployed against workers, consumers, and citizens, Cathy will also discuss the technical approaches we could take to address these problems.

Research Opportunities and Conferences

Tufts Medstart Conference

Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Tufts University School of Medicine, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Tufts MedStart is a healthcare conference with a mission of helping attendees turn ideas into action. This year's conference, themed “Merging Tradition with Technology,” will focus on the interfacing of cultural values in healthcare and its augmentation by the advent of technology. For more information and to register, click here.


Registration Deadline: Monday, December 18
EcoHealthNet is an undergraduate and graduate-level global research coordination network, funded by the National Science Foundation, to bring together world-class research scientists that will advance One Health research and education. For more information and to apply, click here.


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 10
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors. For more information and to apply, click here.


Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 15
Tufts University’s Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences' BDBS Program offers a ten-week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies. Trainees receive a working stipend, travel expenses within the US, and on-campus housing. Click here for more information.


Minute to Win It

BEST scholars competing in Minute to Win It games during the last peer mentor meeting of the semester

STEM Ambassadors

Some exhausted STEM Ambassadors after a full day of presentations at Somerville High School


Martin Majkut (E19) sits in the Tufts Racing Team's final competition car


BEST scholars waiting to surprise a fellow BESTie for her birthday

Tufts Alumni:

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.


Good Luck on Finals and Have a Wonderful Winter Break!

Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

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