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Newsletters: November 2016

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The Tufts School of Engineering has introduced FAST-TRAC, a scholarship and support program aimed at encouraging low-income engineering and computer science students to obtain master’s degrees at Tufts. The five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded as part of the NSF’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S-STEM) program.

Beginning this year, the FAST-TRAC program will accept students in Tufts’ combined Bachelor of Science-Master of Science (BS-MS) program, which allows engineering students to obtain two degrees in five years. In addition, FAST-TRAC students will attend workshops starting their senior year to further their professional development and communication skills, and develop mentorship relationships for a well-rounded experience throughout the program.

Please attend an information session about the program on Friday, November 18 at 12 p.m. in the Bendetson Hall conference room.


Studying Abroad as a Student of Color
**Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Success and Advising
Tuesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. in Dowling 745B
Come meet and talk with students who have participated in Study Abroad programs in Talloires, Chile, Spain, Ghana, Hong Kong, London, and Greece discuss their experiences and how to apply. Open to all first-year and sophomore students!
Check out the Facebook event here.

How to Find Summer Research & Write Your Personal Statement
Tuesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson Hall 108)
Kristin Finch, Associate Director of the Center for STEM Diversity, and Anne Moore, Program Specialist in Scholar Development, will talk about the steps needed to apply for and land dynamic summer research opportunities, including how to find the correct research program for you and how to write your personal statement.
Check out the Facebook event here.

BS-MS 5-year Program with FAST-TRAC Interest Meeting
Friday, November 18 at 12 p.m. in Bendetson conference room
The new FAST-TRAC program provides $10,000 scholarships to low-income students looking to complete the five-year BS-MS program. Those interested in learning more about the program and how to apply should attend. Lunch will be provided.

Summer Scholars Workshop
Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson Hall 108)
Anne Moore, Program Specialist in Scholar Development, will talk about the Tufts Summer Scholars program, a ten-week program that funds the independent research projects of rising juniors and seniors working closely with faculty mentors. Previous summer scholars will be in attendance to share their own experiences in the program.
Check out the Facebook event here.


Leadership Alliance Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Application process begins November 1
SR-EIP is a rigorous summer research experience designed specifically for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. For more information, click here.

National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)

Applications being accepted November 1
The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) is a program led by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated Universities Inc. in partnership with the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). Students will be introduced to industry professionals, have paid summer internship opportunities, and pathways to complete research. For more information and how to apply, click here.

15th Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo

Friday, November 4 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC
The 15th Annual Asian Diversity Career Exposition will be organized in partnership with an exclusive group of science, technology, and engineering schools across the U.S. providing a unique and effective Asian American and Asian international talent acquisition platform for Fortune 500 companies as well as those for companies from Asia. For more information and registration, click here.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post-Bachelor Fellowship

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click here.

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative

Wednesday, November 16, 3:30 - 6 p.m. at Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
Meet representatives from smaller engineering firms across the country seeking students for full-time and internship opportunities in innovative fields including robotics, energy, medical devices, environmental services, and design. This event is a collaboration between Harvard, Boston University, Olin College, Tufts University, and MIT. For more information, click here.

Alumni Corner

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 register, click here.


Graduate Student Events

Honing Your Note-Taking Style
Friday, November 4, 12 – 1 p.m in 574 Boston Ave Room 202
Share note taking strategies with fellow students and try out some new approaches in this interactive workshop lead by the director of the Time Management and Study Strategies Consulting program. Lunch will be provided.

Scientific Presentation Skills
Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Alumnae Lounge
A panel of faculty and deans explore key components to crafting a good scientific presentation. Emphasis is placed on creating clear, accessible content and effectively communicating complex ideas to those both in and outside your field of expertise. Dinner will be provided.

Improving Visual Design for Presentations
Friday, November 18, 12 – 1 p.m. in 574 Boston Ave Room 202
Use visual design to craft an engaging presentation. Examine key visual literacy principles and learn strategies to improve the effectiveness of presentation materials. Demonstrations will utilize PowerPoint, but will emphasize universal strategies which can be adopted into any presentation format. Lunch will be provided.



LinkedIn Lab
Monday, November 14, 12 – 1 p.m. in Milmore Room in Dowling Hall
Learn how social media tools can advance your job search. Create your own LinkedIn profile and find out how to initiate connections, research organizations, and request informational interviews.
Register by calling the Career Center at 617.627.3299. Space is limited.

Applying to Graduate School Workshop
Wednesday, November 16, 12 – 1 p.m. in Milmore Room in Dowling Hall
This event is for current Tufts undergraduate students who are interested in learning how to decide where to apply and how to build a better graduate school application, as well as learning more about Tufts graduate degree programs.

Call for Papers: Legacies

7th Annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender & Culture
The Women’s Center encourages any undergraduate or graduate students to submit a 300 word abstract describing your paper, presentation, performance, artwork, or other work towards this year’s Call for Papers theme “Legacies”. Please send your abstract to Nick Whitney by Friday, November 4.


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 9 - 12, 2016 in Tampa, FL
Click here for more information and to register.

Annual oSTEM (Out in STEM) Conference
November 11 – 13, 2016 in Denver, CO
Click here for more information and to register.

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Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Associate Director: Kristin Finch, PhD
Staff Assistant: Courtney Russo

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