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Newsletters: November 2018

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Emily Sim (right) with her Commitment to Action project posters

November is Women and Girls in STEM Month! The Center for STEM Diversity is fortunate to be surrounded by go-getter womxn who exceed expectations, both academically and socially. Keep thriving and inspiring us every day!

Recently, senior Emily Sim (A19) attended the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2018 meeting, held at the University of Chicago, where she was one of 12 finalists (out of over 1000 students) for her Commitment to Action project. The Commitment to Action, a new, specific, and measurable initiative aimed at addressing pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world, is a requirement for all students to attend CGI U. Emily received the Resolution Fellowship and seed funding of $5000.


Studying Abroad as a Student of Color, First-Generation College Student, and/or Student on Financial Aid
Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in Dowling Hall 745B
Audience: First Years, Sophomores
Meet and talk with students who have participated in Tufts Study Abroad programs, and learn from their experiences about how to navigate studying abroad as an underrepresented student. Open to all first year and sophomore students!
Check out the Facebook event here.

How to Find Summer Research & Write Your Personal Statement
Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. in Anderson 112
Audience: First Years, Sophomores, Juniors
What steps do you need to take in order to find summer research opportunities? When should you begin your search? How do you write your personal statement, and what should you highlight? Anne Moore and Jackie Dejean will cover all of these topics, as well as introduce two Tufts programs, Summer Scholars and VERSE.
Check out the Facebook event here.


OSSA's Late Night Takeover

Friday, November 2 from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. in the Campus Center
The Office for Student Success and Advising (OSSA) is excited to collaborate with OCL and TUSC to put on the first ever "OSSA Late Night Takeover." Join them to learn new dances, make bamboo plants, and play some fun games at the Campus Center!


SR-EIP is a rigorous, paid 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.

#Adulting: Becoming the CEO of Your Own Brand

Wednesday, November 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. at 2 Education Street, Cambridge, MA
Learn how to define your own personal narrative and develop a personal brand game plan that capitalizes on your talents and helps you better communicate your strengths and passions. For more information, click here.

Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech

Friday, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at HubSpot, 2 Canal Street, Cambridge, MA
HubSpot is gearing up to host its third annual Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech event, a free daylong workshop for students interested in learning more about the opportunities in Boston’s technology industry. For more information and to RSVP for this event, click here.

YES for CURE Program

Application Deadline: Monday, November 26
The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will begin accepting applications for its second cohort for a two-and-a-half year training initiative for students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. For more information, check out their flyer here.


The Center for STEM Diversity (CSD) has limited funds available for individuals or groups needing financial support. Past requests have included funds to attend conferences, co-host events, or attend workshops/trainings. Click here to read the guidelines on how to apply.


Fright Fest

BEST 2022 scholars enjoying Fright Fest at Six Flags on October 28


STEM Ambassadors Hernan Gallegos (E19) and Korri Lampedusa (E21) working with students at Josiah Quincy Upper School on October 26


Members of SOLES connecting with industry professionals during their annual networking night on October 19


CSD presenting at Voices: Engineering on October 18



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Director: Ellise LaMotte, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

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