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Newsletters: September 2019

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Welcome Class of 2023!

The Center for STEM Diversity has been keeping busy over summer break! We're so excited to welcome ten new Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) scholars to campus. Their summer included many late nights of problem sets, escaping the heat of Hill Hall cooling off at the Latino Center, and Saturdays out and about in Boston!

To all of our returning students, welcome back! We're so thrilled that you're on campus and we're very excited for the year ahead!

Upcoming Events on Campus

Career Carnival

Monday, September 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the Academic Quad
The Tufts Career Center is excited to provide a fun and pressure-free way to become acquainted with the services provided by the Career Center. Staff will be present to talk about our services and answer any questions. There will be games, ice cream, music, a henna tattoo artist, face painting and more. Come say hello and let us fill you in on ways we can help you during your time at Tufts!

Google Events at Tufts

Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 26
Google’s returning to Tufts on September 18 and 26 to host events on campus for you to learn more about life at Google and specific job/internship opportunities available for students. Google will also be hosting Tech Challenge, their coding/puzzle competition where teams of students will battle for prizes. For a list of event details and to register, click here.

Pause for Paws

Friday, September 20 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the Latino Center
Hang out with therapy dogs while learning relaxation techniques. All students, faculty, and staff are invited. This event is presented in partnership with Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS).

Fall Career Fair

Friday, September 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Gantcher Center
Students can meet nearly 200 employers from a wide range of industries to learn about internships and jobs. Business casual dress is encouraged, as well as bringing copies of your resume.

Tufts Outreach Day

Saturday, September 28
Outreach Day is a day of service for Tufts students, faculty, and staff who are interested in building relationships with our host communities while having fun with fellow 2023 Jumbos and upperclassmen leaders. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, click here.

Off-Campus Opportunities

'1000DreamsHack' All-Girls Hackathon @ Yale

Saturday, September 14 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Yale University
Are you a sophomore or junior in college and dreaming of a career in tech? Do you want the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded young women and leading mentors in tech? 1,000 Dreams Fund has teamed up with Amazon and Twitch to host the first-ever 1000DreamsHack, an all-girls hackathon at Yale University. For more information and to register, click here.

Sonos Challenge: Boston

Monday, September 23 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Sonos Boston HQ
Join industry mentors from Sonos in a challenge to design an awesome music experience! The challenge is most appropriate for students taking courses in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, UX/UI/Design, and Music Technology. Students work in teams to code, create, build something, and communicate the business, creative, and engineering value behind their creations! If interested, please register here.

Womxn in STEM Symposium

Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5 at Brown University
Brown University invites graduate students and post-docs working in STEM fields looking to develop skills and knowledge on leveraging your expertise and building your brand to attend the Womxn in STEM (WiSTEM) Symposium. The symposium also aims to build a community by promoting and highlighting the scientific achievements of womxn and individuals of underrepresented genders in STEM fields. If interested, please register here by September 6.


STEM Ambassadors

A view of Sydney Harbor, shot by RISE scholar Abdi Wakene (E22)


BEST Cohort 10 defending their cannon takeover on Thursday, August 8


BEAST pre-o exploring the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, August 24

open house

Students enjoying food and fun at the CSD open house on Monday, September 2



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

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