Events at the Center

  • Research Café with Melissa Sims - Tuesday, October 11 at 12:30 pm. Melissa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geosciences. She will present her talk, ‘Simulating Meteorite Impact in the Diamond Anvil Cell’. Lunch will be served. RSVP
  • IRACDA Pedagogy Journal Club - Wednesday, October 12 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Taylor Schoberle, PhD is an IRACDA Scholar within the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology with Dr. James Bliska. Dr. Schoberle's current research focuses on the Type III Secretion system in Yersinia pestis, the etiological agent of the Plague. At our next IRACDA Pedagogy Journal Club session, Dr. Schoberle will be presenting and leading a discussion on the article "Comparing the Efficacy of Flipped vs. Alternative Active Learning in a College Genetics Course." RSVP
  • Turner Welcome Dinner - Wednesday, October 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Join us to welcome the newest members to the Turner family. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm followed by a dinner reception at 6 pm. RSVP
  • Mindfulness & Diversity: Mind-Body Approaches for Enhancing Awareness and Well-Being - Friday, October 28 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Wang Center. Presented by the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center of the Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute and the Department of Sociology. Turner Alumna, Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP will return to Stony Brook as one of the two keynote speakers. Registration is FREE and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch. Register no later than October 23.


  • Practical Professional Skills Series - Schmooze or Lose: How to Thrive in Social Settings - Tuesday, November 1 from 4-6 pm in the Wang Center, Room 201. Social settings often intimidate otherwise accomplished adults. This interactive program will address introductions, handshakes, small talk, gender differences, and a host of Miserable Moments – forgetting names, breaking into a group, alcohol protocol, among others. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these skills, and will learn tips for following up with new contacts. RSVP
  • CIE Social & Annual Photo Day - Wednesday, November 2 at 12:00 pm. Each year we look forward to taking our annual CIE family photo. Don’t be shy. Bring your best smile and get your CIE swag to wear for weeks and years to come. The photo will be taken at 12 pm with lunch to immediately follow at 12:30 pm. RSVP
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremonies - Wednesday, November 2 from 4-6 pm in the SAC Ballroom A. The CIE will have reserved tables at the dinner. RSVP by October 20 to save a seat with us.

Save the Date

  • Graduate School Preview Day - Friday, November 18

 Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships - Deadlines for 2017-18 awards are fast approaching. Learn more and apply.
  • Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB): Deadline October 3 - The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program to support work at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of neural activity that produces cognition. Of particular interest is work that emphasizes the recording and perturbation of population neural data at cellular resolution, and the application of advanced statistical analysis and modeling to such data. The request for applications is now open, and the deadline for full application submission is Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST. In-person interviews will take place at the Simons Foundation offices in New York City on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Finalists invited for in-person interviews will be notified by November 24, 2016. Applicants MUST be available to travel to New York City for interviews. Learn more and apply.
  • 23rd Annual ACMRS Conference: Deadline December 2 - ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 9-11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance." Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, Mountain Standard Time on December 2, 2016. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated. Questions? Call 480-965-5900.
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG): Deadline December 9 - The fellowship is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education. The Department of Defense will offer these fellowships to US citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree for advanced training in science and engineering. NDSEG Fellowships will pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. The Fellowship Deadline is December 9, 2016 at 5 pm ET. For applying the fellowship, you will need to register for a new account before you will be able to start the application, even if you applied last year.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) New Program for Early-Career Scientists: Deadline February 15 - 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.

 Career Opportunities 

  • IACS - The Institute for Advanced Computational Science in conjunction with DoIT have openings for graduate and student assistant positions in general data and computational science and additional positions with a specific focus on applications in marine, environmental, atmospheric and genomic sciences. Applicants will undertake the following duties: client support; code porting; tuning; optimization; parallelization; writing training documents; and generally facilitating the effective use of the HPC infrastructure for science. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be proficient in the following: familiarity with using Linux for scientific computing; programming in one or more languages such as Python, C++, R; background in applied math or computer science or relevant scientific disciplines; of special value would be skills in parallel programming. There are three open positions for graduate students at a calendar year salary of $28K for 15-20/hours per week. There are several other graduate positions available that are paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $19.39/hour. All positions are open to both domestic and international graduate students. Undergraduates are also eligible to apply at a rate per hour to be determined at the time of hire and contingent upon prior experience. All applicants paid on salary must be full-time students during the academic year and must be registered for at least one course over the summer (which could be 0 credits of XXX 800). All hourly paid students must be matriculated, but not necessarily full-time, in the fall or spring semester in which they are working. Hourly students must also be registered in the summer or for the upcoming fall semester to be eligible to work during the summer. Interested parties should send a cover letter detailing any prior relevant experience along with their resume to Deadline for applications is October 16. Notification will only be sent to those who are invited for an interview.
  • Faculty Openings at University of Delaware: Biological Sciences - The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for two full-time continuing track (CT) assistant professors who desire to teach biological sciences with an emphasis on introductory biology. The ideal candidate should be interested and experienced in active learning and inquiry-based laboratory instruction. Experience with curriculum development, assessment and evidence-based application of learning theory, as well as an interest in utilizing classroom technologies are strongly desirable. Apply.



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