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Events at the Center

  • CIE College Teaching Journal Club - Wednesday, February 1, 12:30 -1:30 pm in the Graduate School Conference Room.  This is an opportunity to come together and discuss scholarly articles related to pedagogy. If you are interested in becoming a faculty member, we hope you will consider attending one or more sessions this semester! RSVP
  • College Teaching Seminar - Topic: Building a Fool-Proof Syllabus & Measuring Student Progress  The CIE College Teaching Seminar Series (Formerly the IRACDA Pedagogy Course) offered through the Center for Inclusive Education in the Graduate School is now open to all graduate students and postdoctoral trainees at Stony Brook University interested in learning how to teach at the college level. All seminars will take place in the Graduate School Conference Room located in the (Old) Computer Science Building, Suite 2401, unless otherwise stated. Event details and RSVP
  • Research Café with Briana Locicero Briana Locicero, MD student in the School of Medicine, will present her talk, ‘Internalized HIV Stigma and Mindfulness: Associations With PTSD Symptom Severity in Trauma-Exposed Adults With HIV/AIDS ’ on Monday, February 13, 12:30 -1:30 pm in the CIE. RSVP
  • CIE February Social - Come celebrate Black History Month and share your good news! Tuesday, February 21, 12:30 -2:00 pm in the CIE.  RSVP
  • College Teaching Seminar - Topic: Flipping the Classroom  The CIE College Teaching Seminar Series (Formerly the IRACDA Pedagogy Course) offered through the Center for Inclusive Education in the Graduate School is now open to all graduate students and postdoctoral trainees at Stony Brook University interested in learning how to teach at the college level. All seminars will take place in the Graduate School Conference Room located in the (Old) Computer Science Building, Suite 2401, unless otherwise stated. Event details and RSVP

 Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • Stony Brook University Graduate Career Association invites you to: Careers in Consulting:  February 3, 2017 - SBU alumna Krithika Venkataraman (PhD MCB 2014) will visit Stony Brook this Friday for a discussion of her career in consulting. Dr. Venkataraman currently works as a Pharmaceutical Consultant at Prescient Healthcare Group. Refreshments will be served. More information.
  • The Department of Astronomy of Cornell University announces 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program: DeadlineFebruary 6, 2017 - Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology. In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate in a series of activities including lectures, roundtables and workshops. Students interested in computer science and engineering are also encouraged to apply. For each participant, a stipend of $5,000 will be provided for the ten week session, plus up to $1,500 for housing and meals. The program will also provide reasonable support for travel to a professional meeting to present scientific results. Program dates are June 1 to August 9 (but participation may be adjusted for conflict with academic schedules). Undergraduate students who will graduate after January 2018 and who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate academic training by June 2017. Eight Research Assistantships will be available. More information.
  • The Moore Inventor Fellows 2017: DeadlineFebruary 8, 2017 - The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the second competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. The Moore Inventor Fellowship program focuses on inventors at a critical stage of their innovations to support their work in ways that might be missed in the current research and development ecosystem. We seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with compelling inventions to pursue their creative work.  Each eligible institution may nominate two people.  Each fellow will receive funding for three years at a level of $200,000 per year from the foundation. In addition, the foundation will provide the host institution with $25,000 each year to cover costs associated with administering the grant award, resulting in a total three-year award amount of $675,000.  Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs, or other full-time staff at eligible institutions. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the advanced terminal degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.).  Letters of invitation have been sent to the presidents and chief research officers of invited institutions. Each eligible institution can submit two nominations for consideration. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT February 8, 2017, with all application materials due by 5:00 p.m. PT March 1, 2017. Eligible institutions must designate a contact person who has authorization to submit the nomination on behalf of the institution. Please email inventors@moore.org with the name and contact information of the designated individual no later than Dec. 1, 2016 to receive submission instructions.  More Information.
  • ASTRO Accepting Applications for Minority Summer Oncology Fellowship Award: DeadlineFebruary 10, 2017 -   The fellowship program is designed to introduce medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. More information.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) New Program for Early-Career Scientists: Deadline February 15, 2017 - HHMI plans to select scientists early in their training to become Hanna H. Gray Fellows. Each fellow will receive funding for up to eight years, with mentoring and active involvement within the HHMI community. In this two-phase program, fellows will be supported from early postdoctoral training through several years of a tenure-track faculty position. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Applications will be assessed by HHMI and distinguished scientists for scientific achievement in prior research experiences, attributes that demonstrate potential for a career as an independent scientist, and quality of training environment to be provided by the selected mentor. The final evaluation will include a scientific presentation to a panel of reviewers. The selection of fellows will be made by the end of September 2017 and grants can start as early as November 15, 2017, but no later than January 15, 2018. More information.
  • Gulf Research Program fellowship: Deadline February 22, 2017
    • Science Policy Fellowships- Helps early-career scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend a year on the staff of federal or state environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, or public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. This immersive experience is mutually beneficial for fellows and their hosts. More information
    • Early-Career Research Fellowships- Supports emerging scientists as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in preventing oil spills and in the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. These two-year fellowships are awarded to tenure-track faculty (or equivalent) at colleges, universities, and research institutions. Because the pretenure phase of a researcher’s career is a critical time, the unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network.  More Information
  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - The 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia: Deadline February 25, 2017NASA requests that full-time U.S. graduate students attending U.S. universities respond to this “Call for Abstracts.” The IAC is the largest space-related conference world-wide and selects an average of 1000 scientific papers every year. The upcoming IAC will be held September 25-29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. NASA's participation in this event is an on-going effort to continue to bridge NASA with the astronautical and space international community.  This “Call for Abstracts” is a precursor to a subsequent submission of a final paper, which may be presented at the 68th IAC. Student authors are invited to submit an abstract regarding an original, unpublished paper that has not been submitted in any other forum. A NASA technical review panel will select abstracts from those that have been accepted by the IAF. This opportunity is for graduate students majoring in fields related to the IAF research topics. Students may submit technical (oral) presentations and/or posters. Students may submit abstracts that are co-authored with their Principal Investigators. However, the student must be the “lead author,” and only the student will present at the IAC. Students must be available to travel to the conference to represent NASA and their universities. Students must be U.S. citizens, attending a U.S. university, who plan to enter a career in space science or aeronautics. Pending the availability of funding, graduate students selected by NASA to participate in the IAC will be considered for subsidy funding from NASA. More Information.
    • If you plan to seek assistance from NASA, you must submit to the IAF and to NASA. NASA abstracts must be received no later than 11:59 PM EST on February 27, 2017.
    • Submit your abstract to the IAF at their website, http://www.iafastro.net by Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (11:59:00 CET).
    • Submit your abstract to NASA at https://iac.nasaprs.com no later than 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 27, 2017.
  • ComSciCon 2017):Deadline March 1, 2017 Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2017, the 5th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 8-10th 2017. Graduate students at U.S. institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.  Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants. Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. In additional to panel discussions (on topics such as Media and Journalism, Science Advocacy, and Diversity in Science Communication), ample time is allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students. More information.
    • You can follow the link below to submit an application or learn more about our workshop programs and participants. You can also follow us on Twitter (@comscicon) and use #comscicon17 ! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at comscicon17@comscicon.org .
  • University of Texas, Medical Brank, NSURP (Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate research Program):Deadline March 1, 2017 NSURPis recruiting students for a summer research experience in the neurosciences. UTMB has put together a team of well-funded researchers in the areas of Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Addiction, Pain, and other neurological diseases with the goal of providing hands-on research experiences to minority undergraduate students. Students will work on real world problems in the lab, present their findings, attend scientific seminars and journal clubs, and receive assistance in preparing for graduate school. UTMB is providing a very competitive stipend. During their research experience they will learn biomedical neuroscience research skills related to cell and molecular biology, toxicology, stem cells, tissue engineering and more.
  • Call for Papers - Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on “Connections, Exchanges, and Transgressions.”:Deadline March 6, 2017  Stony Brook History Graduate Student Association will host its first-annual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 14, to be held at the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook. Graduate students from all departments are invited to submit paper proposals related to the theme of “Connections, Exchanges, and Transgressions.” We hope this broad theme will generate discussions across disciplines on such topics as cultural and linguistic exchanges, social and political movements, colonialism and postcolonialism, revolutions, migration, race, gender and sexuality, environment, transnationalism, literature, arts and music, and borderlands. Papers from all disciplines and time periods are welcome, and we encourage any creative approaches which speak to the conference themes in some way. Please send paper proposals to Lance Boos (lance.boos@stonybrook.edu). Please include the following with your submission:
    • Your name and program of study
    • A brief (2-3 sentence) bio, including your research interests
    • The title of your paper and a brief abstract
    • Keep in mind that presentations should be approximately 15 minutes.       
  • Boston University's Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists: Deadline April 1, 2017 - I would like to ask for your help in reaching out to high school students who might benefit from the kind of experience PROMYS provides: a challenging and supportive mathematical environment in which close to a hundred talented young people explore the creative world of mathematics. Successful applicants do not need to have taken any advanced courses. They do need to show unusual readiness for thinking deeply about mathematics. The application, which contains a collection of ten challenging problems can be found here. The application problems are not designed to be quick or easy for even the most talented student, so we advise all applicants to take time to think over the problems and to explain their reasoning.
  • Undergraduate Recognition Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement - Stony Brook is seeking nominations for awards to be presented on April 17, 2017, recognizing excellence among our undergraduate students in the categories of Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement. Awards for Academic Excellence are given for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom experience.  Awards for Outstanding Achievement are presented for excellence in one of the three following subcategories: Athletics, Leadership or Community Service. More information
  • RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey,  RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) Summer Research Program invites talented students who have interests in  graduate study to apply!  Rolling admissions is in progress and is highly selective.  More information.
  • SAVE THE DATE: 
      • Beyond Equiano: Varieties of Blackness in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Worlds 1500--1800, Thurs Oct 29, 1-5 and Friday Oct 30, 10-12 pm – Tentative Program
      • The Coming Intifada: Film-making and the Practice of Freedom in Palestine, Thurs Nov 5, 4 pm, HUM 1006.

 Career Opportunities 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Researcher on Computational Inverse Problems Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland: Deadline February 19, 2017 - We are seeking for a highly motivated researcher to work on development of computational methods for the inverse problem of electrical impedance tomography. The researcher will work in a consortium initiative between three Finnish universities for the development of electrical imaging and classification of stroke. The position will be located at the Computational Physics and Inverse Problems research group, which is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research of the Academy of Finland. For further information of the research group, see here.
    • A successful candidate is expected to have background on computational inverse problems and/or scientific computing, strong programming skills in some commonly used programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Python, C/C++), fluent written and spoken English, ability to work both independently and as part of a consortium, and strong interest in research. Experience in uncertainty quantification, finite element methods and/or numerical optimization are beneficial for the position. Persons graduating with a Ph.D. in the near future are also encouraged to apply. However, they are expected to hold a PhD degree by the starting date of the position. The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
      • a motivation letter including names and contact information of two referees
      • a résumé or CV
      • a list of publications
      • copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas
    • The position will be filled for a one year term from April 1, 2017 (or as agreed). Continuation for two more years is possible. The continuation of the position will be agreed separately. More information.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science:DeadlineFebruary 15, 2017 - The very crucial new field of Data Science is evolving very rapidly and has the potential to affect many applications. For the Mathematical Science community, we see lots of challenging mathematical and computational underpinnings of Data Science with tons of interesting research questions to investigate. The Data Science research group that is being built around the German Research Chair in Mathematics with specialization in Data Science will undertake research on the mathematical and computational challenges of the field. Research projects will be spread over the following thematic areas:
      • Mathematical methods for data science
      • Computational techniques (algorithms) for data science
      • Application of data science tools to problems from industry
      • HPC implementations and studies of arising scientific computing issues
    • Duties
      • Conducting research in the thematic areas of Data Science stated above
      • Publish results in leading peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences
      • Assist senior researchers in guiding students on research projects
      • Collaborate with researchers at the AIMS Research Centre
      • Have some involvement in the AIMS-South Africa academic and outreach programs, and duties incidental thereto.
    • Requirements
      • A relevant doctorate of high standing
      • A developing research capability which will lead to good publications
      • Ability to tutor postgraduate students successfully
      • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
      • Good communication skills
      • Fluency in English
    • Applications package
      • A covering letter motivating the application
      • A comprehensive CV stating research plans in the above or related areas
      • Two reference letters from academics familiar with your work
      • Statement on citizenship and whether a South African work permit is currently being held
      • Other practical information such as earliest date of commencement
      • Please note the Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any supplementary funding.
    • Send completed applications to joan@aims.ac.za
    • Send subject related questions to bubacarr@aims.ac.za

 

 

 

 

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