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Newsletters: March 2015

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Engineering Week

Organized entirely by the Tufts Engineering Mentors and student chapters of the professional engineering societies, this year's Engineering Week (held February 22 - 28) is living up to the hype. The week brought together the different engineering departments and offered friendly competition between them. The Launch Event featured a welcome from Dean Linda M. Abriola, President Anthony P. Monaco, and a keynote from Assistant Professor Ben Hescott of Computer Science. The week will conclude with Discover Engineering, a community day that hosted more than 100 elementary school students from the surrounding area.

Check out the Facebook page for EWeek 2015.

Diversity Employer Panel

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dowling Hall 745

Tufts Career Center is hosting a panel of guest speakers who will give insight on topics related to the job search for candidates of diverse backgrounds, and specific hiring opportunities within their organizations.

Microsoft College Coding Competition

Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 6 p.m., MS NERD Center

Compete in teams of 1-3 at the Microsoft College Coding Competition (MSFT3C) solving problems developed by engineers at Microsoft. All you need is a laptop (and power cord!) for the chance to win. First prize for the winning team receives $1000! Come hungry and ready to code. Food will be provided. Also, please make sure to bring a valid photo ID to the event for check-in.

Please register before attending the event held at Microsoft New England Research and Development Center.

How to Renew Your Financial Aid

**CSD Sponsored Event**
Wednesday, March 4 at 12 p.m., Dowling Hall 745A

Learn tips and tricks to correctly and efficiently fill out all Financial Aid forms like the FAFSA.

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Industry Panel

**CSD Sponsored Event**
Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m., Burden Lounge in Anderson Hall

Grab first-hand insight on breaking into the Science and Engineering industry from professionals of different backgrounds and degrees. Aliandro Brathwaite (Skanska), Antonio De La Serna, MS (Draper), Lisa Marshall, PhD (Daktari Diagnostics), and Jessica Yu (MITRE) will lead the panel open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

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Graduate Student Panel

**CSD Sponsored Event**
Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., Burden Lounge in Anderson Hall

Hear personal stories from Tufts graduate students detailing their career paths and what lead to their eventual decisions to attend graduate school. Alison Brown (Nutrition), Joseph Brown (Biomedical Engineering), Fanny Frausto (Chemistry), Samantha Kendrick (Civil Engineering) round out the panel to give testimony on what it was like for them after sitting where you are today.

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Navigating the Google
Job Interview Process

**CSD Sponsored Event**
Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m., Burden Lounge in Anderson Hall

With more than 2 million applicants per year, a job with Google is as coveted as an acceptance into the Ivy Leagues. Join Kim Stabile of Google Cambridge as she discusses the DOs and DON'Ts of the interview process and what makes Google the "Happiest Company in America." Open to all undergraduate and graduate students!

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Summer Applications and Opportunities

Summer School at Tufts University

Classes during the summer can add up to much more than you think once you factor in housing, food, course materials, etc.

Cover the cost of housing along with gaining meaningful leadership experience by becoming an RA. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, and you can apply here!

Need to pay for classes? Pell Grant recipients can apply for a need-based scholarship, which may cover the cost of tuition. Deadline for applications is Sunday, March 1.

Summer Research at Columbia University

Spend the summer in the Department of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, which is offering an eight-week summer research program. In the Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) Diversity Program and the Columbia Summer Institute for Training in BiostatisticS (CSIBS) program, students explore how to apply quantitative methods to investigate important health issues both in and out of the classroom. Students also get a chance to learn about opportunities for graduate study, additional training and career opportunities. The application deadline for both programs is Friday, March 6! Visit BEST and CSIBS to learn more about program eligibility.

Summer Internship Grants for Science and Technology

Tufts Career Center is offering summer internship grants for science and technology. Undergraduate students can receive up to $3,500 towards their unpaid summer internship and research project outside of Tufts University. The application is due Friday, March 13. For guidelines and instructions, please go to Summer Grants 2015.



STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors

"A professional development program with an outreach mission"

STEM Ambassadors took their fall semester-long training out into the field displaying science and engineering-themed interactive presentations to more than 200 students at Medford High School. Their goal is to spark individual curiosity and encourage K-12 students to pursue STEM fields. Ambassadors created presentations that ranged from explaining the chemistry behind the making of glow sticks to facilitating the design and testing of a prosthetic limb. Ambassadors will also work with the Office of Admissions to interact with and speak to prospective students who express interest in science and engineering at Tufts. If you would like to learn more and get involved by becoming a STEM Ambassador, please attend the interest meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in Burden Lounge. Applications to be a STEM Ambassador for the 2015-2016 school year are due on Friday, April 3.

Enter to Win $25 Gift Card

Spatial Lab survey

Tufts Spatial Cognition Lab is looking for undergraduate and graduate engineering students to participate in an online survey on tool design. The survey should take no more than 30 minutes and with your participation, you can enter a raffle for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards!
Click here for the survey:
Please access this survey from a computer, not a mobile device.
This survey will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13.

Attention Class of 2017
Unlock your career potential

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Tufts Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is an 18-month Career Prep Program providing African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans with skills, coaching, and networking opportunities to help with overall success within their careers. 91% of MLT Fellows have a full-time offer prior to graduation. Apply at to join the June 2015 - December 2016 cohort with top students from around the country! Application deadline is Monday, March 16.

Underwater Dreams

Underwater Dreams

Underwater Dreams is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. Hailed by Jonathan Alter as "the most politically significant documentary film since Waiting for Superman" (The Daily Beast); featured on the Colbert Report; called "astonishing… already a contender for the best documentary of 2014." Check out the film's website for the trailer and more info. Screening at Tufts on Tuesday, March 10, 6 p.m., location TBD.

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Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Program Administrator: Kristin Finch, PhD

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