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Newsletters: February 2018

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Did you know that the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-run organizations in the country with over 30,000 members? NSBE is geared towards black students in STEM fields and supports them through their mission "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The NSBE chapter at Tufts provides a great opportunity to network with fellow students, as well as industry professionals. Next month, members of NSBE will be heading out to the annual national conference, held this year in Pittsburgh, PA.

If you would like more information about NSBE, or want to get involved, check out their Facebook page or email


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.

iRobot #PermissionToFail Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 21 from 6 - 7 p.m. in Robinson 253
Engineers from iRobot (maker of Roomba) will discuss the honest truth of their (somewhat bumpy) path to an engineering career. If you are unsure of what lies ahead, wondering if you’ve chosen the right major, or feeling like you’re the only one thinking about switching to another field—this workshop is for you!
Check out the Facebook event here.

Renewing Your Financial Aid

Wednesday, February 28 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Nelson Auditorium (Anderson 112)
Amy Piantedosi from Tufts Financial Aid will speak on how to correctly fill out financial aid forms like the FAFSA and highlight the changes for this upcoming year.
Check out the Facebook event here.

STEM Ambassadors General Interest Meeting

Thursday, March 1 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in 20 Professors Row
STEM Ambassadors is a professional development program with an outreach mission for student representatives from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. Their goal is to share the passion and excitement for the sciences and engineering with local middle and high school students, prospective students of Tufts University, and the greater Tufts community including Medford, Somerville, and Boston. To learn more about STEM Ambassadors, check out their website here.

Tufts Events and Opportunities

Career Center Events

Senior Launch: Salary Negotiation
Friday, February 2 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in Dowling Hall, Milmore Room and 745A
Learn how to use the power of negotiation beyond securing your first salary. Part of the Career Center Senior Launch professional development workshop series.

Tufts Spring 2018 Career Fair
Friday, February 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Gantcher Center

Enigneering Student Alumni Networking Night
Tuesday, February 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC)


Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15
The School of Engineering offers exceptional Tufts undergraduate students the option of pursuing a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree (B.S.-M.S.) as a thesis or non-thesis program. Tufts undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 for the B.S.- M.S. program are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

CS/CompE Student Intern Opportunity

Interested in working with Tufts Technology Services? The student intern will work with the Enterprise Architecture (EA) group in TTS to capture information technology system information. The time commitment will be 15-20 hours a week, for 15 weeks. Work study students are eligible to apply. If you are interested in applying or looking for more information, please contact Yasmin Solomon at

Summer Research Experiences

Environmental Research Fellowships (TIE Fellows)

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15
The 2018-2019 Environmental Research Fellowship program, through the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), is for Tufts graduate students who are committed to the diversity of disciplines, fields, and research methods and who want to conduct independent, interdisciplinary environmental research projects. Topics may cover areas such as conservation, public policy, biology, the food water and energy nexus, and public and environmental health, among others. For more information, click here.


Application 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, and on-campus housing. Click here for more information.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Application Deadline: Monday, March 5
Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a career exploration program for aspiring veterinarians, run by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. AVM is an exciting and intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what it is like to attend veterinary school. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Connecticut Cybersecurity Center (C3) REU

The National Science Foundation has funded a ten-week summer program opportunity for undergraduate students in EE/CompE/CS majors or related areas to work on cutting-edge research in computer systems security and trustable computing systems at the University of Connecticut. For more information and to apply, click here.

Museum of Science Living Laboratory

The Living Laboratory is a unique, educational onsite research program that brings together scientists, museum educators, and visitors. Participation in these activities comes with the added bonus of actually helping researchers advance science. For more information, click here.


20 Pro Row

The outside of 20 Professors Row, where the new CSD space is housed

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors during an impromptu bonding session before the start of the new semester


BEST scholars enjoying dinner in Harvard Square for Joel's birthday

Engineers Week

Tufts Engineers Week is February 18 - 24! Events will be happening throughout the week all over campus, including within the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC). Check out all of the scheduled workshops and presentations here.



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: Darryl Williams, 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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