Pedagoggles: A Fresh Focus on Teaching & Technology
Register now for Stony Brook's annual colloquium on teaching, learning and technology
and increase your exposure to effective teaching practices and teaching with technology.
Registration is FREE for graduate students, TAs and postdocs.
Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming earned
her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University and is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist
and entrepreneur. She cofounded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience
combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is a visiting scholar at UC
Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research
in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of
diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict
manic episodes in bipolar suffers.
You can still sign up for your
discounted NYAS membership for 2016 and take advantage of their programming for early-career scientists.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 |
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Managing Difficult Situations in Lab: The Essentials of Conflict Resolution Featuring: Matthias Birk (Columbia Business School) Success at work, both in and outside of academia, requires us to collaborate well
with other people. Due to the nature of their work, academic researchers often have
highly developed intellectual and analytical capabilities while struggling with communication
and people skills in the lab.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) seeks nominations
for its 4th annual grant-writing workshop for assistant professors and senior postdoctoral
researchers working in biochemistry and molecular biology. The workshop will include:
Talks by NSF program officers about funding opportunities and strategies for successful
Presentations by attendees on ideas and approaches for federal funding, which will
be followed by critical feedback from a panel of expert reviewers
A mock review panel to provide insight into the grant review process
Case-study driven discussions related to beginning a career in academia, ethical standards
of conduct, and strategies for long-term success
Opportunities for individualized post-workshop mentoring by established scientists
Significant opportunities for networking with other attendees and faculty mentors
Deadline: Nomination materials must be submitted to the ASBMB by Friday, May 6, 2016. A limited number of travel awards are available to support the participation of promising
Mark your calendar now for some upcoming events at SBU!
April 14, 3pm: Next monthly Postdoc Coffee
May 6: The
Graduate Career Association will host a panel on careers in science policy with the Director of Science Policy
at FASEB, Yvette Seger.
May 12, 12:30pm: The next
Practical Professional Skills workshop will feature Dr. Rick Gatteau, Associate Provost for Academic Success and Faculty
Director for SBU's Higher Education Administration program, talking about leadership
styles and teamwork.
OVERVIEW OF TAX ISSUES FOR POSTDOCS The NPA provides an overview of U.S. taxes, such as how tax filing is different for postdocs
on fellowships and why international postdocs should be filing even if they have a
Check it out HERE. See also
tax resources on SBU's Visa and Immigration Services website.
TAX CLINICS Have questions about doing your own taxes? Drop-in to the GSO tax clinics to have
your questions answered by a licensed tax accountant who has worked for many years
with SBU's community. Please note that very detailed situations may require a private
When: Friday, April 1st from 9:30am-11:30am Friday, April 8th from 9:30am-11:30am Monday, April 11th from 9:30am-11:30am
Where: GSO office (SAC 227)
DISCOUNTED ONLINE TAX PREP FOR INTERNATIONALS The GSO has arranged for a limited number of discounts for international graduate
students and postdocs to use the online tax preparation service,
https://www.sprintax.com. After the discount, the cost is $2 for Federal and $20.95 for State. Please note
that only a limited number of people may use this discount, first come, first served.
To take advantage of the discount, you first need to
create an account and enter all your information. They should enter SUNYSB2015 for Federal tax and
SUNYSB15S5 for State tax in the code box on the ‘Review your order’ page.
DISCOUNTED IN-PERSON TAX PREPARATION You can have your taxes done for only $65 by the GSO Accountant.
To take advantage of this deal, you must give him your documents by Friday, April
8th during a tax clinic session.
1. Researchers Recruiting Postdocs for Stress Study
Researchers in the Psychiatry department 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