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Newsletters: May 2015

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Jessica Dabrowski, Chemistry & Environmental Science 2017, was recently nominated as a Tufts Beckman Scholar for her outstanding passion for chemical research. Tufts University Beckman Scholars are selected on the basis of their potential as a future leader in scientific research.  While Scholars are expected to maintain a high level of academic performance, factors such motivation, preparedness to tackle their proposed project, clear and charismatic communication style, and dedication to scientific research are primary in the selection process.

Jessica plans to research and study bacteria found present in the 100-meter deep lakes underneath glaciers atop active volcanoes in Iceland. These bacteria exist with little to no exposure to oxygen or sunlight. The goal of her project is to find the chemical composition of the lake to understand the energy cycles of these unusual organisms. Jessica is currently conducting research in analytical chemistry, wanting to continue chemistry research through graduate school and beyond ultimately hoping to become an expert in environmental chemistry.

Click here to meet the other Beckman Scholars!


Events and Opportunities

Honoring dean linda m. abriola

Tuesday, May 5, beginning at 3 p.m., Coolidge Room in Ballou Hall

The Office of the Provost invites the Tufts Community to a reception honoring School of Engineering Dean Linda M. Abriola to the position of University Professor on Tuesday, May 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Coolidge Room in Ballou Hall. This event honors Dean Abriola for her work as a pioneer in the School of Engineering’s growing success.  Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.


massachusetts campus compact americorps* vista is hiring

The Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA program was created to pursue the potential for institutions of higher education to more responsibly address the local needs of low-income communities and be responsible mechanisms for community change. Placed at various higher education institutions (including Tufts University) across the state, MACC VISTAs leverage university resources to strengthen the capacity of local schools and education non-profits. The role of the VISTA at Tufts University is to continue to develop cohesive partnerships between Tufts community partners, specifically Medford High School and Josiah Quincy Upper School. Under the supervision of Shirley Mark, the VISTA responsible for two student programs: co-advising the STEM Ambassadors and College Access Mentoring Initiative (CAMI). Other responsibilities include training, volunteer mobilization, programming, and developing resources for high school and college students. For more information, check out the website here or email questions to Kelly Nguyen, current MACC VISTA at Tufts University at

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student positions available at tufts conference and event services

If you are still looking for full-time summer work, Tufts Conference and Event Services has a few more student positions available this summer for Full and Half Summer Facilitators. Click here to read the Conference Facilitator and Operations Facilitator job descriptions and to apply. Some of the positions can begin on May 11 so send in your applications ASAP!

have a safe and scholarly summer!




Class of 2015


We wish the best of luck to the 2nd Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) cohort on their upcoming graduation and future endeavors. A number of the 10 seniors have already secured jobs post-grad at companies including Intel, Skanska, and Scottrade.

Thank you for 4 wonderful years and don’t forget to keep in touch!!

Adam Arias - Civil Engineering; Dulce Delgado - Sociology, Minoring in Communications & Media Studies; Alice Lee - Computer Engineering; Phoebe Manning - Mechanical Engineering; Timothy O’Sullivan - Chemical Engineering; Sandro Renteria-Garcia - Chemical Engineering; Anecia Richards - Engineering; Amanda Rock - Mechanical Engineering; Jovi Rodriguez - Engineering Psychology and Economics; Vinny Wang - Chemical Engineering

To see general information and the calendar of events for Commencement, click here!


Final Examinations: May 1st – 8th

Grades due for graduating students: Before 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11th

Grades due for all other students: Before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15th

Course Evaluation Reports available to instructors: May 20th

Administrators will have access to course evaluation data shortly after May 20th



In order to stay up to date and keep in touch, make sure that you have a Tufts email address.

1.   First, click here to sign up for the Tufts Alumni Online Community. You have to activate your alumni forwarding email account. Your student email account will only be active through August 31, 2015.

2.   After you successfully register/sign in for the community you will see a "Welcome New Member" screen. You can sign up for alumni email by clicking on the appropriate link on that page. Or you can activate or update your account at any time by going to the alumni email page here.

3.   Click on the "Activate or Update your alumni email forwarding address now" link here. You may be prompted to login with your username and password if you aren't already logged in.

4.   Enter your personal email address to have your email forwarded.

5.   Click on the "activate/update" button to begin the forwarding or to enact changes. Note the system may take up to 48 hours to set up or update an account.

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