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Newsletters: February 2019

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Study Abroad Spotlight

The Tufts-in-Ghana program is a fall semester experience that links students to the University of Ghana (Legon), located just outside of the booming capital of Accra. Students arrive and begin with a ten-day orientation that includes sessions on local and regional history, politics and current events, and cultural integration. Outside of the classroom, students can enjoy excursions to places of historic and cultural importance, and weekend trips to better understand Ghanaian culture.

In fall 2018, BEST scholar Jesus Garcia (E20) became one of the first engineering students to participate in the Tufts-in-Ghana program. "In going to Ghana, I was able to see a world that I probably would have never seen, had conversations with friends that I would have never had, and drank more coconuts in a few months than I will for the rest of my life. Never before have I experienced something that was so hard to put into words. Ghana showed me that there are infinite worlds out there."

CSD Upcoming Workshops


Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Robinson 253
Hear from industry professionals about the trials and tribulations of their undergrad experience, and get advice on everything from how to make the most out of summer internship opportunities to navigating the work world as a recent grad. The panel will be moderated with issues of access and inclusion in mind, and afterwards, students will have the opportunity to network in an informal setting. Check out the Facebook event here.

Renewing Your Financial Aid

Wednesday, February 27 at 5 p.m. in Dowling 745B
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. Take this opportunity to ask targeted questions one-on-one and make sure that you're meeting important deadlines. Check out the Facebook event here.

STEM Ambassadors General Interest Meeting

Wednesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson 108)
STEM Ambassadors is a professional development program with an outreach mission to share our passion and excitement for the STEM fields with local middle and high school students. Ambassadors complete an intense series of workshops designed to develop exceptional leadership and communication skills while also creating engaging presentations and hands-on activities to bring into classrooms. Come meet and chat with current Ambassadors to learn more about the program if you’re interesting in applying for the 2019-2020 academic year. Check out the Facebook event here.

Tufts Events and OPPORTUNITIES

Student Accessibility Services Note-taking Workshops

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will be offering workshops on lecture-based note-taking, reading/text-based note-taking, and using notes as study guides/tools. Students can attend one or all three; each workshop is stand-alone and only needs to be attended once. For more information and to register, click here.

MITRE Diversity in the Engineering Workplace

Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Anderson 206
Tufts Society for Women Engineers (SWE) is partnering with MITRE to host a dinner and panel discussion about diversity in the workplace. All students are invited to attend; remember to bring your resume to apply for MITRE internships or full-time positions!

Calculus II Study Groups

Mondays from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Latino Center
Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Africana Center
Are you taking Calculus II this semester? If so, come and work on homework with other students taking the class. Together, you will receive assistance from a math graduate student while you support each other. These study groups will provide strategies and practice that will help you ace the class!

Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

June 3 - 7 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 10 - 14 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tufts University’s Adventures in Veterinary Medicine College Program is a fun and engaging career exploration program that will give you a deeper understanding of veterinary science and the demands of vet school. Explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what attending vet school is really like. Scholarships are available that cover the full tuition of the program. For more information and to apply, click here.

Global Research Assistant Program

Application Deadline: Monday, February 25
The Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP) provides the opportunity for Tufts undergraduate students to work with Tufts faculty members on international research and impact projects for a minimum of eight weeks during the summer. Project locations include Costa Rica, England, Kenya, Morocco, Scotland, Uganda and Vietnam. This opportunity is open to all Tufts rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. GRAP is sponsored by the AS&E Career Center and Summer Scholars Program, the Institute for Global Leadership, the Office of the Provost, and Tisch College. For more information and to apply, click here.



Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28
The New York University - Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NYU-MRSEC) is looking for talented undergraduate students interested in performing cutting-edge research in New York City during the summer of 2019. Students will receive a $5000 stipend and travel reimbursement. For more information, click here.

SciAccess: The Science Accessibility Conference

Friday, June 28 - Saturday, June 29 at the Ohio State University
The SciAccess conference is dedicated to exploring the ways in which science and STEM as a whole can be made more accessible, particularly for individuals with disabilities. SciAccess aims to address societal and educational barriers to science faced by students, professionals, researchers, and members of the public who have disabilities. For more information and to register, click here.


The Center for STEM Diversity (CSD) has limited funds available for individuals or groups needing financial support. Past requests have included funds to attend conferences, co-host events, or attend workshops/trainings. Click here to read the guidelines on how to apply.

Engineers Week 2019

National Engineers Week at Tufts is February 15 - 22! Events will be happening throughout the week all over campus, including within the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC). The festivities begin on Friday, February 15, with a Dean's Lecture from Norman Fortenberry, executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education, and then get things rolling with the E-Week Kickoff Carnival on Monday, February 18.



Check out the full list of E-Week events here.


First Snow

A snowy Tisch Library roof welcoming students back to campus for the spring semester

Giving Tuesday

Tufts A Capella groups Essence and S-Factor perform in Goddard Chapel on Monday, December 17


Students pose at the CSD 10th Anniversary party on Wednesday, December 12



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

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