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This Week’s Events:
- Ongoing Services – updated 8/22/23
- GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
- GHS PANELIST TRAINING WORKSHOPS
- APIDA AND INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
- THE GLOBAL CHANGE CENTER PRESENTS THE 2023 DISTINGUISHED PUBIC LECTURE: FROM THE GROUND UP: A SOIL SCIENTIST GOES TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
- BOARD GAMES WITH THE BLUE
- HISPANIC/LATINX CONNECT LUNCH
- CANCELED – CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
- DIVERSITY AND FREE EXPRESSION: CAN THEY CO-EXIST?
- TACO TALKS WITH THE DEAN – FREE FOOD
- GLC CAFÉ
- KIDS NIGHT OUT FREE CHILDCARE
- OCTOBER LEARNING LUNCH FEATURING “LOVE IN EXILE”: AROOJ AFTAB, VIJAY IYER, AND SHHZAN ISMALIY
- PERFORMANCE: AROOJ AFTAB, VIJAY IYER, AND SHAHZAD ISMAILY IN LOVE IN EXILE
- SURVEY ON THE VT SHARED GOVERNANCE SYSTEM – 1st posting
- GRADUATE STUDENT ART AND PHOTOGRAPY DISPLAY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FALL 2023 – 2nd posting
- ARE YOU A PHI BETA KAPPA MEMBER? – 2nd posting
- GRADUATE SCHOOL SEEKING GRADUATE STUDENT TOUR GUIDES – 3rd posting
- NOMINATE YOUR FACULTY FOR MENTOR OF THE MONTH – 3rd posting
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER WEEK – 3rd posting
- WRITING AND PUBLISHING HIGH IMPACT JOURNAL ARTICLES TRAINING PROGRAM – 3rd posting
- TECH TRANSFER BOOTCAMP SERIES- 3rd posting
- GRA ON NSF GCR PROJECT – 1st posting
- TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION INTERN WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
- DATA AND EVALUATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST GA – 3rd posting
- SELF ADVOCATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WAGE OPENINGS – 3rd posting
External Funding Opportunities
- NNSA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE: October 2, 2023
- P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD – DEADLINE: October 20, 2023
- NNSA MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY – DEADLINE: October 22, 2023
- 2024 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE: November 1, 2023
- DOE OFFICE OF SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH (SCGSR) – DEADLINE: November 8, 2023, 5pm ET
- VIRGNIA SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: December 8, 2023 – register by December 1, 2023
Volunteers and research participants sought:
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ON CAREGIVER STRESS AND COGNITION – 1st posting
- SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AN OUTREACH EVENT – 1st posting
- CAP LAB AT VIRGINIA TECH IS RECRUITING INFANT SCIENTISTS – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUTOPRINT EVALUATION – 1st posting
- SEEKING STUDY PARTICPANTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AUTISM LANGUAGE PREFERENCES – 2nd posting
- GRANATA BIOMECHANICS LAB RECRUITING FOR RESEARCH STUDY UNDERSTANDING
BIOMECHANICAL PERFORMANCE DURING CHILD CARE RELATED ACTIVITIES 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TASTE RESEARCH – 3rd posting
- DISCUSSION: WINONA LADUKE “THE NEXT ENERGY ECONOMY” – October 9
- DCAP: WINONA LADUKE – October 9
- WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY – October 10
- CHINESE RESTAURANTS: ARGENTINA – October 10
- OMEKA BASICS WORKSHOP – October 12
- BRIDGING THE GAP: AN INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP – October 12
- DCAP: GARAGE DANCE ENSEMBLE – October 12
- NIGHTIME GUIDED MEDITATION WITH VIVEK RAJAN – October 12
- APID ALUMNI SOCIETY: ALUMNI & STUDENT MEET & GREET – October 13
- APID ALUMNI SOCIETY: INCLUSIVE ALUMNI SOCIETIES – October 13
- APID ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TAILGATE: INCLUSIVE ALUMNI – October 14
- PLANNING YOUR POSTDOC OR FIRST FACULTY JOB – October 16
- IRB 101 AND PROTOCOL WRITING – IRB SERIES (1st of 2) – October 16
- GRADUATE WELLNESS SERIES – HELPING FRIENDS IN DISTRESS – October 18
- UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING DAY – October 20
- HOW TO LAND YOUR FIRST JOB HALF-DAY WORKSHOP -October 20
- BRIDGING THE GAP: AN INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP – October 21
- BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION PICKUP BASKETBALL – October 21
- BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION RESUME REVIEW AND WRITING WORKSHOP – October 23
- BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION GENERAL BODY MEETING – October 23
- VA-WHPC: STUDENT LIGHTNING TALKS – October 31
- SAVE THE DATE DIVERSITY CHALLENGE GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE – November 11
- REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NUTSHELL GAMES- November 11
- DOES RACE MATTER IN ACADEMIA – November 16
0. Ongoing Services – updated 08/28/23
- GRADUATE SCHOOL: In-person advising, drop-off or pick-up of documents and materials, and a space to study and take a break! Visit SHIP (120 GLC) Monday -Friday 9am-4pm. The Graduate School offices will be open 9am – 4pm. Staff will be available by phone 540 231-8636 or email email@example.com. If you prefer Zoom advising: request one-on-one assistantship or academic advising by using our online request form to set-up a Zoom session.
- CAREER ADVISING: schedule career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html ; GLC drop-in hours in GLC 120/SHIP will be held on Wednesdays 1-4pm beginning September 6, 2023.
- COOK COUNSELING: Drop-in hours for consultation begin on 8/22. Location is Room 49 at the GLC. Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm and Fridays 1 to 3 pm. For consultations by Zoom e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Students seeking services can schedule a triage appointment by calling 540-231-6557. You may request first available appointment at our Gilbert Place office, or to be seen at the GLC. We also have embedded counselors in Engineering, College of Science, and Pamplin School of Business available. **Please note Cook Counseling’s main office has moved Gilbert Place, 220 Gilbert Street, suite 2400, beginning September 6, 2023.
- WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/
- GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at email@example.com, 540-231-9573
- GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT BOV REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE HOURS Join Graduate and Professional Student Board of Visitors Representative Emily Tirrell for her weekly office hours! Come and learn more about the graduate school, the student senate, the Board of Visitors, and campus resources! Every Monday 9-10am, GLC 36D or Virtual: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/my/emilytirrell.
1. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
- Monday, October 2, 11am-3pm, Commonwealth Ballroom
Are you interested in pursuing or continuing graduate or professional school? Consider attending the Graduate and Professional School Fair happening on Monday, October 2nd from 11-3pm in the Commonwealth Ballroom. Representatives from over 30 programs including but not limited to MBA, PharmD, Computer Science, Nursing, and Engineering will be present! Come take this opportunity to speak with recruiters about their programs to learn what life at their institution will be like, how you can make your application really stand out, what sets them apart from other programs, and more! If you are interested in attending, please fill out this registration form so we can keep track of and plan for the number of attendants: https://forms.gle/Fv8QDj96p4VBM8gJ6.
2. GHS PANELIST TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Monday, October 2, 12-1pm Zoom and Tuesday October 24, 12-1 GLC room D; lunch provided
The Graduate Honor System relies on trained faculty and graduate students to hear academic integrity violation cases. It takes a one-hour training to become a panelist, after which you can serve on preliminary review and review panels. Become a panelist to help review cases, actively contribute to the ongoing conversation about standards of academic integrity, and build your skills and resume! Lunch will be provided at the in person session on October 24. Please indicate your interest in attending either of the upcoming trainings by completing this short registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm0Y93Xd-yaShDS-fc62wjuoAjDTVC47kbs8WHw2FYfh7jMQ/viewform.
3. APIDA AND INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, October 2, 4-5pm, APIDA+ Center , 140 Squires and Virtual
Join us for October’s APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group. This meeting will
focus on positive psychology. Delve into how focusing on the positive parts of life can help bring out the best in us! Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: bit.ly/456zE49. For questions and/or accommodations, contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. THE GLOBAL CHANGE CENTER PRESENTS THE 2023 DISTINGUISHED PUBIC LECTURE: FROM THE GROUND UP: A SOIL SCIENTIST GOES TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Tuesday, October 3, 5pm, Moss Arts Center
Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, a prominent soil biogeochemist and the current Director of the Office of Science for the U.S. Department of Energy will talk about her career arc, starting from her earth science research as a soil biogeochemist to her current role leading the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. Bringing the perspective of an earth system scientist into the world of science policy, Dr. Berhe will discuss how the Office of Science works to drive the frontiers of science across disciplines; enable solutions to some of the grand challenges of our time; and expand participation of folx from all walks of life in science. https://globalchange.vt.edu/news/news-stories/2023-24-news/distinguished-lecture-2023-berhe.html.
5. BOARD GAMES WITH THE BLUE
Tuesday, October 3, 6-7:30, GLC Multipurpose Room
Come learn more about the Virginia Tech Police Department while playing board games and enjoying pizza with friends and VTPD officers! Games & Pizza Provided Partnered Event with Virginia Tech Police Department. https://forms.gle/b3qHggx4AjBtEpsv7.
6. HISPANIC/LATINX CONNECT LUNCH
Wednesday, October 4, 12-1pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join the Graduate School’s office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships in collaboration with El Centro for the Hispanic/LatinX Connect Lunch! Gather with various racial/ethnic minorities, sexual/gender minorities, and others to highlight the Hispanic and LatinX communities at Virginia Tech. Student group leaders, faculty/staff mentors, and community allies are invited! Lunch will be provided for attendees. Registration is required. Please indicate your attendance here: https://applyto.graduateschool.vt.edu/register/LatinXConnect23. Questions? Please contact Catherine Cotrupi, PhD at email@example.com.
7. CANCELED – CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
Wednesday, October 5, 1-4pm, GLC 120
Career Advising drop in hours in the GLC will be canceled this week only. You are invited to schedule a career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html.
8. DIVERSITY AND FREE EXPRESSION: CAN THEY CO-EXIST?
Wednesday, October 4, 7-8:30pm, Commonwealth Ballroom A
Join us for a discussion and open conversation on the relationship between diversity and free inquiry. Can the university hold twin commitments that often seem to conflict with one another? Or do they? Panelists include Dr Ellington Graves, Interim Senior Associate Vice Provost, Office for Inclusion and Diversity, and Dr Mike Weaver, Executive Director of the Bradley Study Center. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/XgpCDoRnzg91edvP9.
9. TACO TALKS WITH THE DEAN – FREE FOOD
Thursday, October 5, 12-1:15pm, GLC Room BTake this opportunity to meet Dean Surprenant and share ideas, opinions, and thoughts about everything from graduate student life and university function to how great being a dog owner is. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdETZEEQyoJmJExUhKfIwESi98ZWLIusVy29cd8obzc6IAvsg/viewform?usp=sf_link
10. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, October 5, 3:30-5pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and conversation with graduate students and Graduate School staff. Bring your own mug if you can! The GLC Café occurs every Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
11. CANCELED _KIDS NIGHT OUT FREE CHILDCARE
Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8pm, VT Women’s Center, 206 Washington St., Blacksbur
Kids Night Out is canceled this week. We are planning to resume next week, Thursday, October 12. Look for information about Kids Night Out on the Women’s Center webpage https://www.womenscenter.vt.edu/ on Monday afternoons. For additional info or questions, please contact Jessie Meltsner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. OCTOBER LEARNING LUNCH FEATURING “LOVE IN EXILE”: AROOJ AFTAB, VIJAY IYER, AND SHHZAN ISMALIY
Saturday, October 7, 2:30-3:30pm, APIDA+ Center 140 Squires and Virtual
Three extremely talented and accomplished musicians, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad
Ismaliy collaborate in their album Love in Exile, mixing their different styles and distinct backgrounds, creating a truly surreal listening experience. Join us for our October Learning
Lunch Series as they come and talk to us before their performance at Moss Art Center later that day. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: http://bit.ly/apida-lunch. For questions and/or accommodations, contact Dr. Nina Ha at email@example.com.
13. PERFORMANCE: AROOJ AFTAB, VIJAY IYER, AND SHAHZAD ISMAILY IN LOVE IN EXILE
Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
Three accomplished musicians forge a singular voice incorporating their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration. Spellbinding vocalist Arooj Aftab is the first Pakistani American to win a Grammy; MacArthur “genius” Vijay Iyer is an influential pianist; and multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bassist Shahzad Ismaily has performed with Lou Reed and Tom Waits. Together, they create timeless, one-of-a-kind performances of haunting collaborative soundscapes. Aftab describes the project as “about self-exile, and the search for freedom and identity, and finding it through love and music.” Tickets are $10 for students with ID and youth 18 and under, or sign up for our free last-minute rush seats for students by texting “arts” to 833-966-1838. https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/aftab-iyer-ismaily.html
14. SURVEY ON THE VT SHARED GOVERNANCE SYSTEM – 1st posting
The University Council Cabinet would appreciate your feedback through our online survey about Virginia Tech’s shared governance system. Your input will be used to help gauge how informed the university community is about what is happening in the governance system and whether our students, faculty, and staff feel they know how to become involved in one of the shared governance bodies or to make their voices heard by communicating ideas or concerns to the appropriate office or governance body. All responses will remain confidential and secure. Survey results will be reported to the cabinet in the aggregate without any personally identifying information. We have contracted with QuestionPro, an independent research firm, to field your confidential survey responses. Please click on this link to complete the survey: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AXO8nZxoYb by October 16. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights.
15. GRADUATE STUDENT ART AND PHOTOGRAPY DISPLAY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FALL 2023 – 2nd posting
The Graduate School invites submissions of art work and photography by graduate students for the beautification of the building during the spring semester and beyond. Submissions are limited to three pieces (art and/or photography) per graduate student. All entries must be created by current graduate students. Maximum three (3) entries (artwork and/or photos) per graduate student. Deadline is October 13 by midnight. For more information and instructions on how to submit your art or photography: https://graduatelifecenter.vt.edu/Programs/glc-art-and-photo-contest.html.
16. ARE YOU A PHI BETA KAPPA MEMBER? – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech was granted a charter for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter on May 8, 1977. The founding president of our chapter was the late Professor Albert Sturm, research professor of political science. We are called the Mu of Virginia Chapter. Mu is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet, as we are the 12th university or college in the state of Virginia to receive a charter. Please visit our website: https://www.provost.vt.edu/phi_beta_kappa.html If you are a Phi Beta Kappa member, the Mu of Virginia Chapter would be delighted to hear from you!! Please send an email to Ms. Shelia Collins, PBK’s liaison in the Provost’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to be added to our listserv!
17. GRADUATE SCHOOL SEEKING GRADUATE STUDENT TOUR GUIDES –3rd posting
The Graduate School is seeking graduate students to serve as tour guides to prospective graduate students for the 2023-24 academic year. Applicants must have good communication skills, an eagerness to share VT with others, familiarity with campus location, and be willing to conduct 2-5 tours a semester. Tours are typically 1.5 hours. Applicants must also have a current valid driver’s license, though walking tours will also be offered. Tour guides will be provided with training and will receive a small stipend at the end of the year. Please complete the following survey if you are interested in applying for a graduate student tour guide position with the Graduate School. https://forms.gle/hoeDvvRnp1jhaCqG9. Interviews for these positions will take place in late September. Please contact Carrie Mayer at email@example.com if you have questions.
18. NOMINATE YOUR FACULTY FOR MENTOR OF THE MONTH – 3rd posting
With the Faculty Mentor of the Month program, the Graduate School recognizes and highlights the important role faculty members play in supporting, encouraging, and promoting an affirmative, inclusive scholarly and teaching environment for graduate students. Nominate your faculty advisors, committee members, or other faculty members who have played a significant role in your graduate experience, either in a single noteworthy instance or through continued and consistent support, by completing this nomination form: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/about/awards/outstanding-mentor-award/Mentor_of_the_Month.html. Nominations are accepted year-round, and a new winner is selected every month. Winners receive a certificate and a small token of our appreciation. Winning faculty mentors are featured on our website and recognized on social media platforms. Contact Monika Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
19. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER WEEK – 3rd posting
– Co-sponsored by Cranwell International Center and Career and Professional Development. A week dedicated to international undergraduate and graduate students to learn about US F-1 work options and navigating the US job search process. Workshop list – CPT Workshop, 4-5pm ; Interviewing in the U.S; Introduction to F-1 employment Options; Introduction to STEM OPT; Job Searching in the U.S.; OPT Workshop; Immigration Options in Academia, H-1B and other work options after graduation. Visit the website to register and for workshop times and description of each workshop. https://international.vt.edu/programs/international_student_career_week.html.
20. WRITING AND PUBLISHING HIGH IMPACT JOURNAL ARTICLES TRAINING PROGRAM – 3rd posting
The 11-Week Writing & Publishing High Impact Journal Articles training program is targeted to biological or life sciences advanced graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers passionate about maximizing the likelihood of peer-reviewed publication success for their manuscripts. The weekly course will run from October 2023 through the third week of December 2023 and will include access to a combination of On Demand video modules on Canvas combined with engaging live discussions about the content each week. Registration closes Friday, September 22nd, at midnight. https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/writing-journal-articles-series-fall-2023
21. TECH TRANSFER BOOTCAMP SERIES- 3rd posting
Thursday, September 21, 12-1pm, recurring weekly through October 19, Zoom
The Virginia Tech LICENSE: Center for Tech Commercialization will be hosting a workshop series held weekly on Thursdays from 12-1pm, September 21- October 19. These workshops are designed to assist faculty, research staff, and students in understanding the basics of technology transfer. Topics to be covered include the invention disclosure process, inventorship vs. authorship, patenting 101, technology marketing, and licensing. We will also provide tips on working with the LICENSE team to protect and commercialize your inventions and dispel common myths that can hamper those efforts. Enroll here: https://www.vt.edu/link/events/bootcamp.html.
22. GRA ON NSF GCR PROJECT – 1st posting
Seeking a highly motivated, collaborative graduate student to work on a National Science Foundation Growing Convergence Research (NSF-GCR) project on inland freshwater salinization. With the Occoquan Reservoir in Northern Virginia as its test bed, this NSF GCR project aims to understand the various sources of freshwater salinization and catalyze stakeholder-driven management strategies to address freshwater salinization. More information on the project here: https://salt.cee.vt.edu. Join a highly collaborative multi-institutional team of faculty, students, and stakeholders. Individuals with interests in sustainability, collaborative governance, and transdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (STEM, Social Sciences, or Humanities), background in sustainability, environmental science, or environmental policy is desirable; interest in cross-disciplinary, community-engaged research; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience with quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis; ability to meet deadlines; desire to work as part of a highly collaborative team; creative mindset and approach to research. Email your: CV; cover letter; a writing sample; two references to email@example.com.
23. TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION INTERN WAGE POSTION– 2nd posting
We are looking for graduate students with STEM training (i.e. undergrad degree) that have an interest in early stage technology commercialization and intellectual property. Duties include researching the commercialization potential for faculty inventions and developing marketing strategies to find potential licensees for promising technologies. You will develop a skillset ideal for careers in technology transfer, venture capital, technical consulting, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property. For more information: https://www.vt.edu/link/resources.html. To apply on Handshake: https://vt.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/8165508.
24. DATA AND EVALUATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST GA – 3rd posting
The graduate assistant will join a collaborative team in Undergraduate Education to contribute to data-informed activities that improve equity, success, and the quality of the student experience. We seek someone interested and/or experienced in program analytics, program evaluation, and data management. The graduate assistant will work closely and iteratively with faculty and administrators to support their projects through all stages of the data life cycle. Required Qualifications:Database skills, Experience in statistical analysis and graphics (preferably via programming language such as R, Python, SPSS, SAS, etc.), Knowledge of statistics: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing (two-sample mean/variance test), pivot-tables (chi-square tests), Strong verbal and written communication skills, A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Professional skills including reliability, honesty, courtesy, and integrity. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in building visualizations, Experience in coordinating projects through multiple stages of the data life cycle, Experience working with demographic data and/or surveys. For more information including a complete job description or to apply: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/postings?page=1&per_page=25&sort_direction=desc&sort_column=default&query=data%20evaluation
25. SELF ADVOCATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WAGE OPENINGS – 3rd posting
We are seeking to create a self-advocate advisory committee to advise VTAC/CAR’s director on various research, programs, clinical services, marketing, and communications to help ensure that autistic people and their interests are represented in how VTAC/CAR advances its mission on behalf of the autism community. Outcomes of discussions will directly inform potential center research and related services. Qualifications: Over 18 years old, Identify as being autistic or having a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. https://www.vtcar.science.vt.edu/content/dam/vtcar_science_vt_edu/accepting-applications-for/SelfAdvocateAdvisoryCommitteeDescription8.2023.pdf
EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
All external funding opportunities that we are aware of can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/scholarships-and-fellowships.html.
26. NNSA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE: October 2, 2023
Established by Congress in 2000, National Nuclear Security Administration is a semi-autonomous agency within the Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and militarily effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad. The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a 1-year, early-career, leadership program with assignments across the NNSA enterprise. https://www.pnnl.gov/apply-ngfp.
27. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD – DEADLINE: October 20, 2023
P.E.O. announces the 2024-2025 highly competitive $ 20,000 Scholar Award scholarship opportunity for women graduate students in doctoral programs. P.E.O. (www.peointernational.org) provides financial aid for women in higher education. ELIGIBILITY: citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada; enrolled full time in a doctoral program, on track to complete her degree between April 2026 and August 2027; demonstrates academic excellence with a strong research path (publications, awards, service activities) particularly during the last 12 months, clearly defined career objectives, and showing promise of making a significant contribution to her field. The deadline for applications is October 20, 2023. Please email Sue Bentley, P.E.O. Scholar Awards Chairperson (firstname.lastname@example.org), a one-to-two-page letter highlighting current work and career goals and a resume, starting with undergraduate school activities and accomplishments. For more information: https://www.peointernational.org/peo-scholar-awards.
28. NNSA MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY – DEADLINE: October 22, 2023
Are you looking for a summer or year-long internship to boost your future career opportunities? Apply to join National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (NNSA- MSIIP) Class of 2024-2025 today! MSIIP is open to all academic backgrounds. Internships begin on June 3, 2024. Application opens August 1, 2023 and are due by 11:59pm EST, October 22, 2023. For more information: https://orise.orau.gov/NNSA-MSIIP/. Informational sessions about NNSA-MSIIP are offered on Zoom: September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023, and October 5, 12, 19, 2023. Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdeygpjkvE4GilL6VXS3QHqPcLVTU_Pg
29. 2024 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE: November 1, 2023
Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research utilizing the Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or staff expertise. Members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serve as advisors and hosts to fellows. Fields of research include animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics; Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; evolutionary & systematic biology; folklife; History of science and technology; history of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; materials research; molecular biology; social and cultural history of the United States. https://fellowships.si.edu/SIFP
30. DOE OFFICE OF SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH (SCGSR) – DEADLINE: November 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET
DOE’s Office of Science is now Accepting Applications for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2023 Solicitation 2 cycle. SCGSR application assistance workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET. The first workshop will provide a general overview of the program and the application requirements and will include a time for discussing potential research topics with the program managers; register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdu6prD8vHPF3KpL1C0P2s9y4uz044HI.
31. VIRGINIA SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: Registration December 1, 2023, 11:59 PM EST. Application Deadline is December 8, 2023, 11:59 PM EST
Gain Hands-On Experience Working With A Professional Mentor. Graduate Fellows address issues relevant to Virginia communities and of importance to coastal and marine resources – including but not limited to: natural or social sciences, engineering and design, policy and legal analysis, architecture, business, education, arts and humanities, etc. The fellowship builds skills and competencies through professional development training and provides hands-on experience in translating research results to stakeholders through a professional mentor. The fellowship provides up to $40,000 per year for two years and professional development opportunities. VASG expects to fund up to eight fellowships for the 2024–2026 academic years. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/graduate-fellowships/
32. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ON CAREGIVER STRESS AND COGNITION – 1st posting
The goal of this study is to investigate the relationship between caregiving and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adult caregivers. You will be asked questions about your caregiving experience and physical health, and you will be asked to participate in a cognitive attention task. During your session, you will be asked to wear a blood pressure monitor, a sensor that measures your pulse, and a device that measures blood oxygenation levels in the frontal lobe of your brain. This device is noninvasive and resembles a headband that rests against your forehead. This session is estimated to take 60-90 minutes and will be conducted at the CAATS lab space located at 1880 Pratt Drive in Blacksburg, Virginia. Participants must: be 50+ years old; are a current caregiver for an older adult (65+ years old); are not currently diagnosed with any cardiovascular or respiratory conditions (Hypertension/High Blood Pressure is OK); are not currently diagnosed with a brain condition or cognitive disorder. Compensation: $30 Mastercard Gift Card. For more information contact: Kate Singer at: email@example.com.
33. SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AN OUTREACH EVENT – 1st posting
Kids’ Tech University is hosting an outreach event on December 2nd to be held at the Fralin Life Science Institute. The all-Spanish STEM event focuses on children ages 8 – 12. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate Spanish-speaking volunteers to help walk families to lunch (on campus) and to help run an activity booth in Spanish. Volunteers will receive training. Lunch is provided. For more information contact: Fiorella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids’ Tech University is hosting an outreach event on December 2nd to be held at the Fralin Life Science Institute. The all-Spanish STEM event focuses on children ages 8 – 12. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate Spanish-speaking volunteers to help walk families to lunch (on campus) and to help run an activity booth in Spanish. Volunteers will receive training. Lunch is provided. For more information contact: Fiorella at email@example.com.
34. CAP LAB AT VIRGINIA TECH IS RECRUITING INFANT SCIENTISTS – 1st posting
CAP Lab at Virginia Tech is recruiting mothers in the New River Valley and Salem areas with a baby up to 12 months old for the BUBBLES research study on how babies’ brain wave activity is related to their developing attention, memory, and emotions. Please click the link below for more information on our research study. A study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study is approved by VT IRB #21-1048. You will receive cash payment for every visit to CAP Lab on the Blacksburg campus ($50-$75). To fill out interest form: https://forms.gle/vmAYwJ3vYkbkqKDV6.
35. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUTOPRINT EVALUATION – 1st posting
The goal of this research is to evaluate the usefulness of AutoPrint for finding bugs and collecting qualitative feedback. Eligible participants will complete prescreening questions, use AutoPrint for 2~3 weeks, and participate in a Zoom interview. Participant qualifications: 18 years or older, 1 or more years of experience in Java programming. Compensation $20 Amazon Gift Card. For more information contact: Minhyuk Ko firstname.lastname@example.org.
36. SEEKING STUDY PARTICPANTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AUTISM LANGUAGE PREFERENCES – 2nd posting
We are seeking autistic adults or their caregivers as volunteer research
participants to complete an anonymous online survey about their language use preferences
about autistic identities! This is an unpaid research opportunity that involves online questionnaires, and should take up to 45 minutes total. Participant qualifications: be at least 18 years old, be able to provide informed consent, identify as autistic/having autism or as a caregiver of an autistic adult.
Be able to read English. For more information: https://www.vtcar.science.vt.edu/clinical-services/find-study.html. Email Naomi at email@example.com to complete the screening questions! Completing the screening questions does not mean that you are a research participant.
37. GRANATA BIOMECHANICS LAB RECRUITING FOR RESEARCH STUDY UNDERSTANDING BIOMECHANICAL PERFORMANCE DURING CHILD CARE RELATED ACTIVITIES –2nd posting
The Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab at Virginia Tech is recruiting women who have given birth in the last 6 – 12 months (postpartum) and women who have never been pregnant, for a biomechanical performance study on effects of lifting and loading a portable car seat in women 6 to 12 months postpartum, compared to women having never been pregnant (protocol number 22-1085). Study involves a single 2 hour visit with questionnaires, six clinical assessments, and lifting and loading conditions, of a 33 lb. portable car seat, as your movements are tracked. Participants must be 18 – 35 years old, not be currently pregnant, not been diagnosed with; a postural stability condition that affects balance, a neurologic disorder, not sustained an injury in the last two months that limited physical activity for more than two days, have not had a serious leg injury/surgery, and can perform tasks of loading and lifting. Eligible participants need to have given birth in the last 6 months to 1 year, had a vaginal delivery, and have not experienced a grade 4 perineal tear. Participants will have their choice of a Fire Tv Stick or Echo Dot 3rd Gen for their time and effort upon completing the study. For more information contact Theresa Libera: firstname.lastname@example.org.
38. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TASTE RESEARCH – 3rd posting
The Center for Health Behavior Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, located in Roanoke, is conducting a 5 week research study in which participants will taste several flavors, drink flavored beverages, and have their blood sugar levels measured. Participants will be compensated up to $340. Participant qualifications: 18-45 years old, healthy, does not abuse substances. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/donnutsurvey. IRB #19-927
39. DISCUSSION: WINONA LADUKE “THE NEXT ENERGY ECONOMY”
Monday, October 9, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
A Native American activist, Harvard-educated economist, and author, Winona LaDuke has devoted her life to advocating for Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice. Living on the White Earth Reservations, the grassroots organizer is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg and was a leader of the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests to protect water access and sacred Indigenous lands in North Dakota. Tickets are $10 for students with ID and youth 18 and under, or sign up for our free last-minute rush seats for students by texting “arts” to 833-966-1838. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Inclusion and Diversity and Ati: Wa:oki Indigenous Community Center. https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/winona-laduke.html.
40. DCAP: WINONA LADUKE
Monday, October 9, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
The Dean’s Cultural Awareness Program (D-CAP) provides graduate students with tickets for performances at the Moss Arts Center through a lottery system. The next event is speaker Winona LaDuke, an Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist who galvanized a global movement.
This event takes place at the Moss Arts Center on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Monday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/DCAPLaDuke).Students who are randomly selected will receive information on the ticket pick-up location. You must be able to provide a valid Virginia Tech student ID (Hokie Passport). Only one entry per student per performance. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
41. WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Tuesday, October 10, 12-6pm, Newman 207 A
Join Hokie Wellness in celebrating World Mental Health Day this year with dedicated space and time for self-care activities. Choose your own adventure and engage in one or several of our activities including coloring, mindfulness, chair yoga, painting, and more! Hang out with VT Therapy dogs (Josie, Derek, and Epcot) from 1:00-2:00pm. Enjoy some free tea and engage in meaningful discussions with peers and Hokie Wellness staff. We encourage you to stop by even for a few minutes to prioritize some free self-care activities and get some resources for World Mental Health Day!
42. CHINESE RESTAURANTS: ARGENTINA
Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-6:30pm, El Centro (309 Squires)
Join us to watch and discuss “Chinese Restaurants: Latin Passions,” a documentary on Chinese restaurants throughout Latin America. We will be watching an episode centered on Argentina. Light refreshments will be provided. For questions or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
43. OMEKA BASICS WORKSHOP
Thursday, October 12, 1-4pm, 3310 Torg Bridge and Virtual
Kira Dietz and Corinne Guimont will be teaching a 3-hour workshop on using Omeka for digital scholarship projects and exhibits. Participants will learn the basics of Omeka terminology, as well as how to create metadata, upload items, manage multiple users, and use themes and plugins. In addition, participants will explore copyright for content and hosting options for Omeka. The workshop will take place on October 12 from 1-4p, and will be offered both in-person and online. Please register here https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/11216672. If you are a Virginia Tech faculty/staff member or a graduate student and you wish to take the class for PDN credit, please register through the PDN site https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/lib76-101223.
44. BRIDGING THE GAP: AN INTERGENERATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Thursday, October 12, 3-4:30 pm, Warm Hearth Village 2387 Warm Hearth Dr., Blacksburg and
Through collaborative, hands-on activities, college-aged students and older adults are invited to spend the afternoon co-creating through the art of storytelling. By listening to and sharing personal stories, participants will work together with people from another generation to craft a new, original story. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/685098697647?aff=oddtdtcreator.
45. DCAP: GARAGE DANCE ENSEMBLE
Thursday, October 12, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
The Dean’s Cultural Awareness Program provides students with tickets for performances through a lottery system. The next event is the Garage Dance Ensemble, a contemporary dance-theatre group that combines stark poetry and powerful movement showcasing the company’s unique approach to tell the stories of young people reckoning with the stigmas, violence, and rage of a damaged and disenfranchised community. This event takes place at the Moss Arts Center on Thursday, October 12th at 7:30pm. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/GarageDanceEnsemble.
Randomly selected students will receive information on next steps. You must be able to provide a valid Hokie Passport. Only one entry per student per performance. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
46. NIGHTIME GUIDED MEDITATION WITH VIVEK RAJAN
Thursday, October 12, 8:00pm, Zoom
Vivek Rajan was trained and certified as a meditation teacher at the Art of Living Center in Washington D.C. in 2009 and has led these programs for hundreds of people nationally. Register here: https://bit.ly/45RKHi2 For questions or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
47. APID ALUMNI SOCIETY: ALUMNI & STUDENT MEET & GREET
Friday, October 13, 2:30-4:30pm, APIDA+ CENTER (140 SQUIRES)
Come and talk to APIDA alumni at the APIDA+ Center open house! This is a great chance to expand your network and get tips from those that studied here before you. Check out other events from the Inclusive Alumni Societies Homecoming Calendar: https://bit.ly/48rrYft .For questions or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at email@example.com.
48. APID ALUMNI SOCIETY: INCLUSIVE ALUMNI SOCIETIES
Friday, October 13, 6:30-8:30pm, Alumni Mall
Interested in watching the Homecoming parade? Come and join the Inclusive Alumni Societies at their parade watch tent at the alumni mall! It is free to attend, and dinner is provided with registration! Please make sure to register since dinner is limited for up to 100 people. Check out other events from the Inclusive Alumni Societies Homecoming Calendar:https://bit.ly/48rrYft.
49. APID ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TAILGATE: INCLUSIVE ALUMNI
Saturday, October 14, 12pm, Holtzman Alumni Center
Interested in a tailgate? Come join the Inclusive Alumni Societies four hours before kickoff for food, drinks, games, music, and groups represented from across campus. Register here: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/inclusivesocietieshoco23. Advance sign up is $10 and $15 day of. Children under 12 are free! $5 of each registration is a gift to Virginia Tech Athletics’ Keep Jumping campaign which helps support student athletes. Check out other events from the Inclusive Alumni Societies Homecoming Calendar: https://bit.ly/48rrYft.
50. PLANNING YOUR POSTDOC OR FIRST FACULTY JOB
Monday, October 16, 12-1pm, Online
Master Your Future is a series of professional development workshops designed to help students successfully navigate graduate school and their professional development. https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uce-qrD8iHdSTgH0NjWuJ0-oYFLHc3eMS.
51. IRB 101 AND PROTOCOL WRITING – IRB SERIES (1st of 2)
Monday, October 16, 1-3pm, Zoom
If you are new to IRB or just need a refresher course on what IRB is all about, join us to learn from the Virginia Tech IRB professionals. The first part of the presentation will include the essentials of the IRB in this IRB 101 presentation, including: a brief overview of the IRB, the IRB’s crucial role to conducting research at Virginia Tech, and how to get started working with the IRB. The second part of this presentation will focus on protocol writing, including: a brief introduction to research protocols, how to integrate both a thorough description of the procedures and methods with ethical considerations of the research plan in the protocol, and incorporating ethics with an understanding of the principles outlined in the Belmont Report. Register here: Registration Link: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/irbseries1
52. GRADUATE WELLNESS SERIES – HELPING FRIENDS IN DISTRESS
Wednesday, October 18, 6-7pm, GC Wellness Room (Room 63)
Are you concerned about a friend or family member who is struggling and wish you knew what to do and say to help them? Hokie Wellness knows this is a tough situation, so we developed a workshop called Helping Friends in Distress (HFID). In the workshop, you will learn how to recognize the symptoms of sadness and depression, how to engage with a person you care about, and discuss ways to get them further help. During your lifetime, you will have friends and family members that experience loss, sadness, or depression. An HFID workshop can help you understand and intervene in those situations, even though it is not designed to teach you how to treat the person’s loss or sadness. https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/9229196
53. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING DAY
Friday, October 20, 9-4:45pm, Newman Library’s Lury and Barbara Goodall Room 101
This in-person professional learning event will focus on integrating inclusive design, pedagogy, and technology to support diverse learning needs across multiple disciplines at Virginia Tech. Participants will learn strategies and best practices that they can leverage to reduce educational barriers and foster student engagement and success. All attendees will receive a digital badge and faculty will earn eight computer refresh credits. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
54. HOW TO LAND YOUR FIRST JOB HALF-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, October 20, 12:30-5pm, North End Training Center room 2420
In this half-day workshop, we will look at how your scientific/technical skills combined with your business skills and social skills together make up the three identities that define your brand. We will also learn how to reframe your past experiences using business language valued by hiring managers. In addition, we will discuss how to build and leverage your network to develop advocates that can get your targeted resume on the hiring manager’s desk. Finally, we will discuss the interview process itself and how to prepare so that you demonstrate why you are the best qualified candidate for the job. All attendees will receive a permanent license to SciPhD’s web-application Flamingo, that will guide you in finding jobs, analyzing the job ads to identify the critical technical, business, and social skills expected by an employer, and even generate a draft targeted resume. For more information or to register: resume.https://www.research.vt.edu/about/postdoctoral-associates/postdoctoral-events-programs/2023/how-to-land-your-first-job-half-day-workshop.html.
55. BRIDGING THE GAP: AN INTERGENERATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Saturday October 21, 10-11:30am, Christiansburg Recreation Center 1600 N Franklin St., Christiansburg
Through collaborative, hands-on activities, college-aged students and older adults are invited to spend the afternoon co-creating through the art of storytelling. By listening to and sharing personal stories, participants will work together with people from another generation to craft a new, original story.
56. BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION PICKUP BASKETBALL
Saturday, October 21, 3-5pm, Blacksburg Recreation Center
All skill levels of basketball are accepted. Come by and play a pickup game of basketball with us. Questions? Contact Morgan Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org.
57. BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION RESUME REVIEW AND WRITING WORKSHOP
Monday, October 23, GLC Room C, 5-8pm
BRING your resume/ CV and questions to our writing workshop. Get help from people in your field to help better your success for applying to jobs in the near future
58. BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION GENERAL BODY MEETING
Monday, October 23, 5-6pm, GLC Room C
Stop by and meet members within our organization. If you are interested in joining our organization please feel free to stop by and become a member. For more information contact: Morgan Patrick email@example.com.
59. VA-WHPC: STUDENT LIGHTNING TALKS
Tuesday, October 31, 1pm, Zoom
On October 31 from 1-2 pm EST, VA-WHPC will be hosting 10-12 students as they give lightning talks on their research to members of the HPC community from across Virginia. Interested in giving a lightning talk? You’ll get 3 minutes and 1-2 slides to tell us all about your research. Don’t miss this chance to practice your presentation skills and share your research with a diverse audience! Send us the title of your presentation before September 29! Sign up to give a talk: https://forms.gle/7M1ULH8x59RD9fUbA Stay tuned for a zoom registration link for the event!
60. SAVE THE DATE DIVERSITY CHALLENGE GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
Saturday, November 11, 9am-5pm, Virtual
A free, virtual event for graduate students to present their work and engage in discussion, community, and mentoring with leading scholars. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for poster presentations, individual research papers, and symposia focused on various aspects of race, racism, anti-racism, and racial trauma. The symposia proposals should represent a collection of 3 presentations centered on a unifying theme and can comprise both research and conceptual presentations. Register here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2vaBPzifP1iQmol2987JzLLYv4zYbTx99E7pA06991g2EdQ/viewform.
61. REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NUTSHELL GAMES
Saturday, November 11, 4:30-6:30pm, Moss Arts Center
Attention all graduate researchers! Do you want to share your research with the world? Do you want an opportunity to win $500? Registration is open for the Nutshell Games, the fun and fast-paced presentation competition hosted by the Center for Communicating Science. Five winners will each receive a prize of $500 in professional development funds. We can only accommodate 30 researchers to give talks, so register soon at this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrOENPvHhkn58d236PCgdDa9dL31CkxDMuOOytc3Eck1qmEQ/viewform?usp=sharing.
62. DOES RACE MATTER IN ACADEMIA
Monday, November 13, 12-1pm, Online
Master Your Future is a series of professional development workshops designed to help students successfully navigate graduate school and their professional development.