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UPDATE: October 20, 2015
 
Dear Postdocs,

A special opportunity is available TOMORROW: on Wed, Oct 21 the Center for Inclusive Education is offering a popular teaching workshop on "Scientists Teaching Science" and has opened up their remaining spots to the greater postdoctoral community. If you would like to attend, RSVP ASAP since space is very limited.

Best,
Katy Flint Ehm
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Events & Classes

  1. Wed, Oct 21, 9-11am: Scientists Teaching Science pedagogy workshop
  2. Careers in Science Journalism: Tonight, Oct 20, 8pm: My Life As...Pulitzer Prize Winners Bill Dedman and Pam Belluck
  3. Advanced Certificate in Children's Literature, Deadline: Dec 1

In the News

  1. President Stanley on the importance of supporting early career scientists

Research

  1. Postdocs recruited for NASA-funded study of stress in high achievers

Administration

  1. New postdoc mailing list: Update your preferences

Events


1. Wed, Oct 21, 9-11am: Scientists Teaching Science pedagogy workshop
 
Please join us for our  "Scientists Teaching Science" pedagogy workshop on Wednesday, October 21 from  9-11am   to learn about the best practices in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Breakfast will be provided.
 
The workshop will be facilitated by  Dr. Barbara Houtz,  science educator, science curriculum developer, trainer for K-20 teachers in science, engineering and literacy, and instructor for the Scientists Teaching Science online summer course
 
Please follow the link below to RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Space is limited.
 



  2.  Careers in Science Journalism: Tonight, Oct 20, 8pm: My Life As...Pulitzer Prize Winners Bill Dedman and Pam Belluck

Interested in learning more about careers in science journalism? 

Come hear and meet one of the most highly-accomplished couples in American journalism. Pam Belluck, a health and science reporter for the New York Times, won a Pulitzer Prize this year for her coverage of Ebola. Her husband, Bill Dedman, currently an investigative reporter at Newsday, won his own Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for a report on racial discrimination by mortgage lenders. He also co-authored the best-selling book Empty Mansions, which rose to number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Both Belluck and Dedman will talk about their careers, their work and life together as part of a special School of Journalism presentation.

Tuesday, Oct, 20, 2015 8pm Frey Hall 102
Doors open at 7:45

Free & open to the public
No tickets are required

Sponsored by: http://www.stonybrook.edu/journalism


3.  Advanced Certificate in Children's Literature, Deadline: Dec 1

Ever considered letting out your inner novelist? Thought about writing that children's book?

Applications are closing soon for Stony Brook Southampton's Children's Lit Fellow program. This unique, one-year course of study can gain you a graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Children's Literature along with a submission-ready manuscript and introductions to agents and editors in the children's lit publishing world - all accomplished primarily from home.

The application process is streamlined for SBU staff: If you are a Stony Brook faculty member or administrator, you can be pre-screened for admission by emailing your statement of purpose (identifying yourself as faculty/staff) and a writing sample to me at emma.waltonhamilton@stonybrook.edu by December 1st. If you are accepted, you will hear from me within ten days. Then you will have until December 15 to file an official application through Stony Brook's "Apply Yourself" portal, which has an associated application fee of $100 - but you will only need to do this if you have already been accepted to the program. In addition, as a Stony Brook faculty or staff member, you are eligible to use your UUP tuition waiver to offset the expense of this course. I am happy to provide instructions if you are interested in pursuing this option.

For more information about the program, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: 
http://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/childrens_lit/index.html

Or email  emma.waltonhamilton@stonybrook.edu
 

In the News


1. President Stanley on the importance of supporting early career scientists

Read SBU President Samuel Stanley's article in Scientific American on the challenges facing early career scientists, women in particular, and steps we should take to mitigate those challenges.

Give Young Scientists the Keys to the Lab
Overly long apprenticeships for researchers often waste their most productive years

By Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | October 13, 2015

 

Research


1. Postdocs recruited for NASA-funded study of stress in high achievers

We are seeking graduate and post-graduate Science, Engineering, Education, and Training (STEM) trainees for a research study that examines the relationship between personality, brain functioning, and stress. The study involves a 2 hour in-person visit to Stony Brook University campus for a self-report,biological, and behavioral assessment. Then, you will be asked to complete monthly 30-minute web-based follow-ups over the next 5 months. The research is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and your participation may help NASA improve selection of astronaut candidates for successful long-duration space flight (i.e., travel to Mars). You can earn up to $100 for your participation. 

If you’re interested, please contact Fran Ferayorni at stonybrookSTAR@gmail.com or 631-632-3084.

 

Administration


1. Postdoc mailing list: Update your preferences  

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is updating its mailing list client allowing for easier management by us and you of your update preferences. You can now switch to your personal email address or unsubscribe yourself directly. Please take a moment to update your profile today.
 
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