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Newsletters: November 2017

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November is Women and Girls in STEM Month! This past weekend, members of the Tufts chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) attended the annual WE Conference held in Austin, Texas. WE — the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology — had over 9,000 attendees with hundreds of company booths for networking opportunities. SWE received funding from the Center for STEM Diversity and the School of Engineering Dean's Grant, as well as from several engineering departments on campus, to ensure that as many members could attend as possible.

CSD Upcoming Workshops

Studying Abroad as a Student of Color, First-Generation College Student, and/or Student on Financial Aid
Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. in Dowling 745B
*Co-sponsored with the Office for Student Success and Advising (OSSA)
Audience: First Years, Sophomores
Check out the Facebook event here

POC Graduate School Application Process
Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m. in Alumnae Lounge
*Co-sponsored by the Africana Center, Career Center, Center for STEM Diversity, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Latino Center, and LGBT Center
Audience: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Check out the Facebook event and RSVP here

How to Find Summer Research & Write Your Personal Statement
Tuesday, November 14 at 5 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson 108)
Presenters: Briana Bouchard, ME Student Advisor and Anne Moore, Program Specialist
Audience: First Years, Sophomores, Juniors
Check out the Facebook event here

Summer Scholars Workshop
Wednesday, November 29 at 6 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson 108)
Presenter: Anne Moore, Program Specialist
Audience: Sophomores, Juniors
Check out the Facebook event here



SR-EIP is a rigorous summer research experience designed specifically for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. The application portal is now open. For more information, click here.

National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is now accepting applications for their annual National Astronomy Consortium (NAC). This program offers summer research experience and provides long-term mentorship support throughout the students' academic and professional careers. Find out more information here.

I Am Strong: Tufts Strong Women, Strong Girls Chapter Fundraiser

Saturday, November 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. in Breed Memorial Hall (51 Winthrop Street)
Join the mentors of Strong Women, Strong Girls for an unforgettable night of celebrating strength and power! They will be featuring food from Flatbread, Yoshi's, JP Licks, Danish Pastry House, and more. Tickets are available here.

LinkedIn Lab

Monday, November 6 from 12 - 2 p.m. in Dowling Hall 745B
Learn how to create a professional profile and use LinkedIn to build your network. Bring your computer so that you can edit and improve throughout the workshop. Facilitated by the Career Center.

Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) Fall Symposium

Wednesday, November 8 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Breed Memorial Hall (51 Winthrop Street)
DISC is Tufts’ new university-wide, interdisciplinary center dedicated to data-intensive research and pedagogy. The symposium will feature distinguished speakers from various industries and include a full day of presentations, panel discussions, and poster sessions. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Women and Girls in STEM: Akamai Mentoring Program

Thursday, November 9 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Museum of Science
Join the Museum of Science as they engage college-age female STEM majors in discussions around issues women face in the STEM industries. The three-part format will include a panel presentation, one-on-one discussions, and opportunities to network between senior women in STEM and emerging STEM professionals. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech

Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Hubspot, 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA
Join Hubspot for the second annual “Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech,” a day-long event for first-generation young folks from the Greater Boston Area interested in learning more about what it really means to work in tech. For more information and to register, click here.

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative

Wednesday, November 15 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
The 2017 Engineering Career Fair Collaborative, hosted by Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Boston University, Olin College, and Yale will bring employers together with students seeking mechanical, environmental, electrical, chemical, or biomedical engineering positions. For more information and to register, click here.

DROP-IN M.S. Info Sessions

M.S. in Engineering Management
Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 200 Boston Ave, Suite 2400
Wednesday, November 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at 200 Boston Ave, Suite 2400
Register here

M.S. in Innovation & Management
Tuesday, November 7, 12 - 1 p.m. in Robinson 223
Register here



Redefining the Image of Science and Engineering (RISE) students before their Google Cambridge visit on October 13

Assembly Row

BEST scholars exploring Assembly Row in Somerville, MA


A full house of potential Tufts applicants attending the Voices: Engineering program on October 19

LC Retreat

BEST, RISE, and STEM Ambassadors students at the farewell dinner for Dr. Kristin Finch


LSAMP scholars Hernán Gallegos (E19) and Greg Berumen (E19) presenting their research at Northeastern University during the annual GEM GRAD Lab


STEM Ambassadors Maureen Kamanu (A20) and Emily Sim (A19) presenting at Medford High School on October 27

Tufts Alumni:

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 find out how to register, click here.

Ongoing Opportunties

This fall, Jennifer Stephan, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising for the School of Engineering, will regularly be eating lunch from 12 - 1 p.m. at the Kindlevan Café in the SEC on Fridays. Feel free to stop by and join her on 11/3 or 11/17!

Upcoming Conferences

Massachusetts STEM Summit
Tuesday, November 14 from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. at the DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Click here for more information

oSTEM Annual Conference
November 16 - 19 in Chicago, IL
Click here for more information


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 - 9 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.

Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

For questions about the Center for STEM Diversity, please send an email to

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