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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Update: June 11, 2015

Dear Postdocs,

Another postdoc social tomorrow, and next week is our  Postdoc Spring Celebration on June 16. Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide! 

1. Social: Postdoc Social Hour, TOMORROW, Fri, May 29, 8pm, LI Pour House

2. Social: SBU Postdoc Spring Celebration: June 16, 5:30-7:30pm ( RSVP )

3. Still time to enroll! Scientists Teaching Science Online Summer Course, Jun 15 – Aug 24

4. Postdoc Research Abroad Grants with Fulbright Scholar Program, Deadline: August 3, 2015

Cheers,

Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


1. Social: Postdoc Social Hour, TOMORROW, Fri, June 11, 7pm, Beach Hut in Smith Point

Meet up with your fellow SBU and BNL postdocs for the next postdoc social hour the  Beach Hut in Smith Point starting at 7pm. Enjoy the summer weather with some food & drinks & company on the beach. From SBU, head east on the LIE and then straight south on William Floyd (Route 46) until you get to the beach.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Hut-at-Smith-Point/213933625303272

 

2. Social: SBU Postdoc Spring Celebration: June 16, 5:30-7:30pm

Come join us to celebrate the return of the nice weather with your fellow postdocs, friends, and family. You’re invited to the SBU Postdoc Spring Celebration on Tuesday, June 16. Food and drinks will be served, so please RSVP if you can. Spouses, partners and children are welcome!

When: June 16, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Computer Science Building Lobby

RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/2U16NxQFcu

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3. Still time to enroll! Scientists Teaching Science Online Summer Course, Jun 15 – Aug 24

Are you interested in teaching, but your students doze off during your lectures? Do you find yourself wondering if there’s a different way of teaching science than just talking to them and showing them slides and illustrations? Are you struggling to leverage your teaching experiences into a teaching statement and portfolio for job applications? Take the online course “Scientists Teaching Science” and learn about active learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

Learn at your own pace in this nine-week long online, mobile-accessible course. There are no mandatory class meetings and the time commitment is estimated at three hours a week. Stony Brook has negotiated a special discounted rate of $200 for our graduate students and postdocs to take this course.

All participants will receive one-on-one engagement, personal review of written assignments, and personalized advice on teaching. Participants who complete the course requirements will also receive a certificate of completion and become eligible for a personal letter of recommendation from the instructor about teaching preparation for future employment. 

COURSE FEE: $200 (payable to instructor)

HOW TO SIGN UP: Register online  HERE. (class opens as early as June 8, 2015)

COURSE DETAILS:  http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/irep/profdevelopment/teachingsummercourse.html 

 

4. Postdoc Research Abroad Grants with Fulbright Scholar Program, Deadline: August 3, 2015

The Fulbright Scholar Program has a number of grants for U.S. Citizen postdocs and early-career researchers to conduct their research abroad in a number of countries around the world. For 2016-17, see for example: 

Belgium: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Cancer Clinical and Translational Research

European Union: Fulbright-Schuman Postdoctoral Position at European University Institute (Florence)

France: Fulbright-Rhône Alpes Award (Junior Research)

Italy: Fulbright-LUISS Junior Research Lectureship

Israel: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: August 3, 2015

Fellowship Website:  http://www.cies.org/program/postdoc