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Newsletters: March 2017

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Campbell Halligan

Campbell Halligan joins the Tufts community as the new CSD Program Administrator.

Campbell has a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Student Affairs and Academic and Career Advising. Her thesis work focused on the effect of the advising relationship on the retention of first-generation college students. She joins us from her previous position as the Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach in the Office of Admissions at the University of Rochester. In her role there, Campbell helped recruit and support diverse talent across campus. Her work included organizing a multicultural visitation program and representing the University of Rochester at local and national recruitment events. In addition to her recruitment efforts, Campbell also served as a pre-major advisor for incoming students, as the primary advisor for the Native American Student Association, and as the faculty advisor for the women’s club soccer team. Here at Tufts, Campbell will support and advocate for the diverse students within the Center for STEM Diversity, focusing the majority of her efforts on advising the Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) scholars.


Drop-In Hours with Dr. Kristin Finch
Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Center for STEM Diversity (Anderson Hall, Room 109D)
Dr. Kristin Finch, Associate Director of the Center for STEM Diversity, will be hosting drop-in hours. Come by to get advice on classes, research and internship opportunities, or with any academic concerns you may be having. Dr. Finch is a confidential Title IX liaison as well as an activist for undocumented students.

STEM Ambassadors Interest Meeting
Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson Hall, Room 108)
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 their 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 and to apply, check out their website here.
Check out the Facebook event here.

Furthering Your Future Series

Part 1: Engineering a Management Degree into Your Future
Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson Hall, Room 108)
How can an MBA or a MS in Engineering Management add value to your current degree and be viewed as more marketable for your future career? This event is an overview of the benefits of a management degree and will introduce what you can do as an undergraduate to prepare for a management degree including learning about the Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP), a one-week residential educational program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.
Check out the Facebook event here.

Part 2 (+ 2): Harvard Business School's Deferred MBA + Work Experience
Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Nelson Auditorium (Anderson Hall, Room 112)
Harvard Business School's "2 + 2" program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time master's programs, comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the MBA Program.
Check out the Facebook event here.


Hall of Human Life Living Laboratory
The Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Application Deadline: March 31
Research Interests: Science education
Click here for more information.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Internships
The University of Connecticut
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts life sciences companies by providing college students and recent graduates with hands-on work experience through internship opportunities at over 600 life sciences companies.
Click here for more information.


ASME Innovation Showcase
Application Deadline: March 15
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the world’s largest mechanical engineering organization, recently announced a call for entries to the 2017 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW). ASME is seeking sustainable and scalable hardware-based solutions and technologies that could have transformational economic and environmental impacts on underserved communities around the world. For more information concerning the application process, click here.

3rd Annual New England Regional SACNAS Conference
Saturday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tufts University School of Medicine, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Registration Deadline: March 15
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) will be hosting their third annual conference in April. For more information, click here.

UPENN Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Summer Workshop
Application Deadline: March 15
The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for their undergraduate summer workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences. Students with a strong interest in social sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

APR at MIT: Debunking Myths about Puerto Rico
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Stata Center, Cambridge, MA
The Association of Puerto Rican (APR) students at MIT is proud to present the "Debunking Myths About Puerto Rico" conference aimed at showcasing the vast opportunities available in Puerto Rico. Networking opportunities as well as panels for discussion will focus on topics of tech, business and the future of Puerto Rico. For more information and to register, click here.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
Application Deadline: April 17
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.

Alumni Corner

The Career Center offers many online workshops and events geared specifically towards Tufts alums! For more information regarding upcoming alumni events and registering for online workshops, click here.


Career Center Events

Senior Launch Lunch Series: Young Alumni Panel
Things I Wish I Knew as a Senior
Friday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m.
Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room

LinkedIn Lab
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Dowling Hall 745A

*Summer Internship Grants*
Each summer the Career Center funds 40 - 50 undergraduate students doing unpaid internships to offer students the opportunity to explore career fields and gain experience. Students must secure an internship prior to the deadlines.
International Internships: Friday, March 10
Domestic Interships: Wednesday, April 12
Click here to apply.

Graduate Student Events

Graduate Writing Exchange
Thursday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Campus Center
Thursday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Campus Center

Getting Your Personal Finances Ready for the Future
Monday, March 13 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Chase Center, Carmichael Hall

It's Always Been a Mess: The History of Higher Education in America
Wednesday, March 15 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center

Interviewing Skills
Monday, March 27 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Women in STEM
Thursday, March 30 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Click here for updated information and to register for events.

Tisch Library


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 6:00 – 9:00 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.

Late Night Study Space
Located near the entrance of the library, the Hirsh Reading Room provides a quiet place to study after the rest of the library is closed. To find out more about building hours, click here.


Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Associate Director: Kristin Finch, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Staff Assistant: Courtney Russo

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