This Week’s Events:
- Ongoing Services – updated 8/22/23
- INVESTIGATOR SERIES: ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY ONBOARDING AT VIRGINIA TECH
- BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION RESUME REVIEW AND WRITING WORKSHOP
- BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION GENERAL BODY MEETING
- CONNECTING THE OPENS: OPEN ACCESS, OPEN DATA, AND OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
- LEARN ABOUT YOUR TENANTS RIGHTS AT THE OFF CAMPUS HOUSING FAIR
- HOKIE WELLNESS FOR RESEARCHERS: HELPING COLLEAGUES AND COLLABORATORS IN DISTRESS
- APIDA AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
- GRADUATE SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (GRADSHPE) GROWING HEALTHY HABITS
- INTERVIEWING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
- CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
- GLC CAFÉ – WEDNESDAY ONLY THIS WEEK
- INFO SESSION: PAMPLIN’S ONE-YEAR MASTER’S IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS (MSBA-BA)
- THE SCIENCE ON STORYTELLING: CONSERVATION MEDIA AND CONNECTING PEOPLE TO THE WILD
- WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE: A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR SAMRA HABIB
- CANCELED – KIDS NIGHT OUT FREE CHILDCARE
- ASIAN AFFINITY GROUP
- OCTOBER LEARNING LUNCH FEATURING DR. VINCENT WANG
- DCAP: PINK MARTINI
- PERFORMANCE: PINK MARTINI FEATURING CHINA FORBES
- APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GPSS TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE TRAVEL – 1st posting
- WINTER SESSION COURSE – 1st posting
- TAKE YOUR RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL – 1st posting
- LITTLE HOKIE™ HAND-ME-DOWN DONATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER 13th – 2nd posting
- COVES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE: December 1, 2023 – 2nd posting
- REGISTER NOW SPRING LEADERSHIP COURSES – 2nd posting
- DIVERSITY SCHOLARS INFO SESSIONS – 2nd posting
- GRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKERS NEEDED FOR FALL COMMENCEMENT – 3rd posting
- ASPECT STUDENT CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS – 3rd posting
- VP FOR FINANCE SENIOR MANAGEMENT AREA SEEKS GRADUATE ASSISTANT – 2nd posting
External Funding Opportunities
- 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
- VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: February 9, 2024
Volunteers and research participants sought:
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN INTENTIONAL WEIGHT GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 1st posting
- SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR A FOOD SCIENCE STUDY FOR HOME COOKING – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN AUGMENTED REALITY RESEARCH USER STUDY – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR THE MEASURE STUDY MEASURING ENERGY ACROSS SIZES USING RECALLS –2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ON TURMERIC SUPPLEMENTATION – 2nd posting
- SURVEY ON CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS TO DEVELOP STUDENT GUIDE ON CLIMATE NEUTRALITY – 2nd posting
- ACCESSING QUALITY EARLY CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION SURVEY – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES ATTITUDES STUDY – 3rd posting
- OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE VT LEARN LAB: CONNECTING MATH AND READING (FOR 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH) – 3rd posting
- MOVEMENT COLLABORATORS NEEDED FOR INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION – 3rd posting
- PUMPKINPALOOZA – October 30
- APIDA AND INDIGENOUS QUEER, QUESTIONING, AND ALLIES SUPPORT GROUP – October 31
- VA-WHPC: STUDENT LIGHTNING TALKS – October 31
- FREE TACOS WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL DEAN – October 31
- INTERVIEWING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – November 1
- INSPIRASIAN SERIES FEATURING DEAN SAONEE SARKER, DEAN TSAI LIU, ASSOCIATE DEAN KATHERINE FOGLEBERGER, AND DR. VINCENT WANG – November 1
- WEBINAR: SHIPPING AND RECEIVING BIOLOGICAL AND HAZARDOUS RESERCH MATERIALS – November 1
- DATA COLLECTION AND STORAGE: IRB SERIES (2/2) – November 2
- ICC/APIDA + CENTER YOGA – November 2
- NOVEMBER LEARNING LUNCH SERIES FEATURING PROFESSOR SOPHIA TERAZAWA, MFA – November 3
- HATE PAYING FEES? COME WRITE CARDS TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS – November 3
- STARTING YOUR ETD – FORMATTING TIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – November 6
- NEGOTIATING A JOB OFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – November 10
- SAVE THE DATE DIVERSITY CHALLENGE GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE – November 11
- THE NUTSHELL GAMES – November 11
- HOKIE WELLNESS FOR RESEARCHERS: CULTIVATING A GROWTH MINDSET – November 14
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. INVESTIGATOR SERIES: ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY ONBOARDING AT VIRGINIA TECH
Monday, October 23, 12:30-1:30pm, Zoom
A shared partnership exists among University leadership, faculty, researchers, laboratory staff, students, and Environmental Health and Safety to support a strong culture of safety; a culture in which all individuals responsibly embrace safety as a core value for long-term health and safety. As a principal investigator, supervisor or researcher you are responsible for the safety of yourself and your colleagues.
This webinar will review the Environmental Health and Safety onboarding recommendations for the responsible for the oversight of laboratory safety and responsible for administration and implementation of the university’s research and training requirements, safety programs, policies, and procedures.https://www.research.vt.edu/events/2023/environment–health-and-safety-onboarding-at-virginia-tech.html.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. CONNECTING THE OPENS: OPEN ACCESS, OPEN DATA, AND OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Monday, October 23, 6-8pm, Newman Library 207A or Zoom
Join the University Libraries and invited guests for a discussion for future professors regarding open access, open educational resources, and open data. University Libraries’ faculty, Philip Young, Anita Walz, and Jonathan Petters will provide brief overviews of open access, open educational resources, and open data to provide some general information on the topics. Finally, presenters will discuss how aspects of open have impacted their career development as well as how they have incorporated open practices into their research and scholarship, and the audience will be invited to participate in the robust conversation. All are welcome! Register here: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/11361438 For information about other events happening during Open Access Week, visit: https://guides.lib.vt.edu/oa/week.
5. LEARN ABOUT YOUR TENANTS RIGHTS AT THE OFF CAMPUS HOUSING FAIR
Tuesday, October 24, Squires Commonwealth Ballroom, 10am-4pm
Did you know that Virginia law changed in 2021 to allow tenants more rights to break leases if their homes are uninhabitable? Do you know where to get help if you’re struggling with a landlord? Come visit the GPSS table at Tuesday’s Off-Campus Housing Fair and learn all about your rights as tenants. Submitted by Graduate and Professional Student Senate.
6. HOKIE WELLNESS FOR RESEARCHERS: HELPING COLLEAGUES AND COLLABORATORS IN DISTRESS
Tuesday, October 24, 12:30-1:30pm, Zoom
Are you concerned about a friend, family member, or colleague who is struggling and wish you knew what to do and say to help them? During your lifetime, you will interact with folks that experience loss, sadness, or depression. This workshop can help attendees understand and intervene in those situations, even though it is not designed to teach how to treat the persons loss or sadness. In the workshop, attendees will learn how to recognize the symptoms of sadness and depression, how to engage with a person, and discuss ways to get them further help. This program is interactive and attendees will get to practice techniques. https://www.research.vt.edu/events/2023/hokie-wellness-for-researchers–helping-colleagues-and-collabora.html.
7. APIDA AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-6:30pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires) and Virtual
Join us for October’s APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Health Support Group. This meeting will focus on “Imposter Syndrome and Microaggressions.” Explore the ways you might have felt like you did not belong in a space. Learn how you can change your perspective, coping mechanisms, and build resilience. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/3PuzTQw. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. GRADUATE SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (GRADSHPE) GROWING HEALTHY HABITS
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC room F
A Hokie Wellness speaker will give a workshop on developing a growth mindset. https://www.instagram.com/shpe_vt.
9. INTERVIEWING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Wednesday, October 25, 11:20am-12:30pm, GLC Room F
This workshop discusses the interview process, provides basic interview tips, and shares a formula for answering behavioral questions. The session will also offer strategies for dealing with interview anxiety. This is an in-person event at the GLC. Register on Handshake or find more information at: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/grad-student-job-search/events-for-grad-students.html.
10. CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
Wednesday, October 25, 1-4pm, GLC 120Career 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.
11. GLC CAFÉ –WEDNESDAY ONLY NO THURSDAY CAFÉ
Wednesday October 25, 3:30-5pm, GLC Reading Room
No Café on Thursday this week due to the VT football game. 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.
12. INFO SESSION: PAMPLIN’S ONE-YEAR MASTER’S IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS (MSBA-BA)
Wednesday, October 25, 6-7pm, Virtual
Want more skills & experience before starting your career? Get a Master’s Degree in Business Analytics from Pamplin in just one year! Join the Center for Business Analytics in an online info session for more about the MSBA-BA program. We consider applicants from any major. Apply by Nov. 1st to receive full consideration; later applicants will be considered as space permits. The final application deadline is Feb. 1 for international students, Mar. 1 for domestic. Learn more about the program at https://cba.pamplin.vt.edu/grads/masters.html and attend one of our upcoming info sessions to hear from program leadership: RSVP at https://cba.pamplin.vt.edu/events/info_sessions.html.
13. THE SCIENCE ON STORYTELLING: CONSERVATION MEDIA AND CONNECTING PEOPLE TO THE WILD
Thursday, October 26, 5:30pm, Rising Silo Brewery, 2351 Glade Road, Blacksburg
Wildlife photographer Alex Freeze who will share stories and photos from her career and we will discuss the power of media for wildlife conservation. Alex will lead a do-it-yourself nature photography walk around Rising Silo! Presented by Science on Tap/The Center for Communicating Science.
14. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE: A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR SAMRA HABIB
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm, GLC Auditorium
Join the Pride Center and the APIDA + Center for a talk with Samra Habib. Samra Habib (they/them) is a writer, photographer, and activist. Their bestselling memoir We Have Always Been Here is an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes them to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within them all along. It’s a triumphant memoir of forgiveness and family, both chosen and not, and a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt out of place and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one’s truest self. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, welcome, Please contact Dr. Bing at email@example.com at least five business days prior to the event.
15. CANCELED –
KIDS NIGHT OUT FREE CHILDCARE
Thursday, October 26, 6:30-8:00pm, VT Women’s Center, 206 Washington St.
Please note KNO will not be held on Thursday, October 26, due to the Virginia Tech football game. Look for the signup link for KNO next week.
16. ASIAN AFFINITY GROUP
Thursday, October 26, 7:00pm, Zoom
Are you an APIDA graduate student? Then this is a great opportunity to meet other APIDA peers! Join the Asian Affinity Group to meet new people and get support during your time in graduate school. This event is open to all campuses, particularly those in the Northern VA/Washington D.C. areas. Faculty and staff are more than welcome to attend! Join our meeting here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/88588653608.
17. OCTOBER LEARNING LUNCH FEATURING DR. VINCENT WANG
Friday, October 27, 12 – 1pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires) and Virtual
Join us for the October Learning Lunch Series featuring Dr. Vincent Wang. Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedical engineering, directs the Orthopedic Mechanobiology Lab, and is director of the BEAM Industry Partners Program. Within Virginia Tech, he serves on the executive board of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Caucus, is faculty advisor of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, and is co-chair of BEAM’s DEI&B committee. Dr. Wang served as Faculty Fellow in the APIDA+ Center during the Spring 2021 semester. Light refreshments will be served. Register here: https://bitly.ws/UyVF. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
18. DCAP: PINK MARTINI
Friday, October 27, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
The Dean’s Cultural Awareness Program (DCAP) provides graduate students with tickets for performances at the Moss Arts Center through a lottery system. The next event, Pink Martini, is a global musical journey, infusing vintage jazz and infectious rhythms whose vibes will transport you from samba parades in Rio to French nightclubs. With a repertoire spanning 25 languages it promises an unforgettable musical journey. This event takes place on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/DCAPpinkmartini. Students with a valid VT ID who are randomly selected will receive information on the ticket pick-up location. Only one entry per student per performance. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
19. PERFORMANCE: PINK MARTINI FEATURING CHINA FORBES
Friday, October 27, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
After a fervent standing ovation for its 2021 performance at the Moss, audience favorite Pink Martini brings its infectious, bubbly sounds back to Blacksburg for a celebration guaranteed to have the audience dancing in the aisles. With vintage jazz vibes, Pink Martini takes the audience on a musical trip around the world, from a samba parade in Rio to a French nightclub. 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/pink-martini-forbes.html.
20. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GPSS TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE TRAVEL – 1st posting
Graduate students presenting research conducted at Virginia Tech are eligible to apply for the Winter 2024 Travel Fund Program! Grants may cover registration, lodging, meals, abstract fees and other costs of presenting at an in-person or virtual conference with a start date from Jan. 1- March 31. Students from all disciplines are invited to apply, even if your conference abstract has not been officially accepted. Applications due November 9th at 11:59 PM. Please e-mail Aran Garnett-Deakin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and visit https://gpss.vt.edu/programs/tfp.html for full details and instructions.
21. WINTER SESSION COURSE – 1st posting
EDHE 5984: ADDRESSING CRITICAL PROBLEMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION. This asynchronous Winter Session course will explore contemporary issues in higher education with application for all educators (teachers and counselors) working in P-12 and higher education, staff, and administrators. The course will engage in discussions educator’s various roles and responsibilities in their contributions to shaping the future of higher education. Areas of focus for the course are hope and possibility, barriers to access, and marginalized populations. For more information contact: Chase Catalano email@example.com.
22. TAKE YOUR RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL – 1st posting
Take your research to the next level! GRAD 5124 (Research Skills for Graduate Students) is a one-credit, fully-online, asynchronous course offered by the University Libraries in spring 2024. Students will develop skills that will prepare them for research in graduate school and beyond and have the option to take the class either for credit or as pass/fail. Two discipline-specific sections are offered, so students should be sure to sign up in HokieSPA for the one that relates to their subject area. For more information contact Lisa Becksford firstname.lastname@example.org.
23. LITTLE HOKIE™ HAND-ME-DOWN DONATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER 13th – 2nd posting
A Virginia Tech tradition, this event brings together faculty, staff, and students who either wish to give away or to receive gently used goods for their babies and children. Donations can be dropped off at the Women’s Center (206 Washington Street) or the Graduate Life Center’s front desk through Monday, November 13 at Noon. Please help us to spread the word! For more information: https://www.womenscenter.vt.edu/content/dam/womenscenter_vt_edu/LHHMD%202023%202.png.
24. COVES FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE: December 1, 2023 – 2nd posting
The Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Policy Fellowship is a science policy fellowship for Virginia that is hosted by the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (VASEM). COVES fellows are graduate students or postdoctoral researchers in science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) fields at Virginian Universities who spend 12 weeks over the summer working with Host Offices in the Virginia legislative and executive branches or in the policy offices of NGOs and scientific industries in Virginia. In addition to their work in their Host Offices, fellows are paired with a science policy mentor from VASEM, trained through an orientation at the start of their fellowship, and participate in networking and career development activities throughout the fellowship. The application deadline for Virginia Tech is December 1, 2023. More information can be found on our website: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/funding-sponsored-by-the-graduate-school.html.
25. REGISTER NOW SPRING LEADERSHIP COURSES – 2nd posting
All graduate students are encouraged to enroll in Leadership courses for Spring 2024 during course request: LDRS 4514 Skills for Nonprofit Leaders; LDRS 4984 Toxic Leadership; LDRS 5004 Ethics in Leader/Follower Relationships; LDRS 5454 Leadership Diverse Contexts; LDRS 5464 Leadership in a Global Society; LDRS 5544 Leading Teams through Change; LDRS 5554 Leading Social Change. Please see the Timetable of Classes for course descriptions and CRNs. Questions? Contact Dr Jerald Walz at email@example.com.
26. DIVERSITY SCHOLARS INFO SESSIONS – 3rd posting
Virtual info sessions will be held on Monday, October 30 2pm-3pm and Tuesday, October 31 12pm-1pm. Diversity Scholars propose, design, and implement projects that enhance the quality of life at Virginia Tech. They are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community. These projects can take many forms and can be specific to a particular curriculum or department, or it can be more global. To learn more about the program and the application process, please register for one of our virtual information sessions: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/DiversityScholarsInfoSession2023. For additional information, email the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships at DISP@vt.edu.
27. GRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKERS NEEDED FOR FALL COMMENCEMENT – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is seeking 1-3 graduate student speakers for the Fall 2023 Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 15, 2:30pm, at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. The speeches are modeled after the talks at the Center for Communicating Science’s Nutshell Games, with individual speeches lasting about 90 seconds. Student speakers share a brief experience of their own that depicts graduate student life as they experience(d) it. Students at all campuses may apply; speakers must give their speech in-person in Blacksburg at commencement on December 15. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please complete this form by Friday, October 27, 2023: https://forms.gle/6ogGUuvoCzWxot1L7.
28. ASPECT STUDENT CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS – 3rd posting
The student planning committee is pleased to share the Call for Papers for the 2024 ASPECT Student Conference to be held on March 21 and 22, 2024. The conference theme, Reimagine Relationality, invites submissions from a wide range of approaches to key questions about how relationships shape our world and ourselves. The committee welcomes any and all submissions from graduate students, as the interdisciplinary nature of ASPECT champions a variety of approaches to these pertinent and provocative questions. Thank you in advance for your support of the conference. In the meantime, should you have any questions or desire further information about the ASPECT conference or program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29. VP FOR FINANCE SENIOR MANAGEMENT AREA SEEKS GRADUATE ASSISTANT – 2nd posting
The VP for Finance Senior Management Area seeks a full-time (20 hr./week) Graduate Assistant to support initiatives furthering the automation of administrative tasks using various technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This is an appointment for Spring semester with the contract beginning December 25th. The GA will work closely with the finance solutions team to compile business requirements, coordinate with business process owners to document changes to current business practices, assist in process re-engineering and change management planning efforts, and independently analyze business case scenarios. The successful candidate should demonstrate familiarity with basic programming constructs, knowledge of process mapping and design, experience with relational databases and query tools, and an ability to manipulate large sets of data. We will consider onboarding remotely before the term starts, for the successful candidate. For consideration, forward current resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
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.
30. 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.
31. 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. For more information: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr.
32. 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/.
33. VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: February, 9, 2024
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is accepting applications for its Graduate Research STEM Fellowship program. A major goal of VSGC is to help produce the engineers and scientists of the future and to promote diversity in the STEM workforce. The consortium provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM, have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance, and are not graduating sooner than May 2025. For more information and to apply, visit https://vsgc.odu.edu/graduatefellowships/ Deadline: February 9, 2024.
34. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN INTENTIONAL WEIGHT GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 1st posting
We are doing a research study evaluating intentional weight gain strategies in athletic individuals. Our research aim is to investigate the dietary intakes and nutrition-related behaviors of athletes aiming to gain body weight. Our purpose for this research aim is to guide practitioners and researchers in the design of relevant and effective nutrition education recommendations for athletic individuals interested in intentional weight gain. Participant qualifications: Athletic individual (exercise at least 4 days/wk.)
18-40 years old. Compensation: Every 1 in 10 participants will be given a $25 gift certificate. For more information: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AYoO2Zz31O.
35. SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR A FOOD SCIENCE STUDY FOR HOME COOKING – 1st posting
The VT Sensory Evaluation Lab (SEL) is researching the individual’s ability of home meal preparation (IRB #23-861). We are recruiting volunteers who are 18 years or older who are interested in sharing their personal experience in home meal preparation to participate. Subjects will be required to participate in a total of 3, 60 to 120 minutes sessions over 2-4 weeks that involves brainstorming, sorting & rating, and discussing the factors that support or hinder their motivations for preparing a meal at home. Audio recordings and photos of the sessions will be taken, with permission. Your decision to participate or not will not impact your relationship with Virginia Tech or VT SEL. Participants will get up to $90 cash incentives by completing all three concept mapping sessions. If you are interested, please access the screening questionnaire through this link: https://vt.compusensecloud.com/edu/login.aspx?t=8fa0783b-30c7-4e9f-89fc-dcffe244e0c2. Contact Jiakun, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.6
36. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN AUGMENTED REALITY RESEARCH USER STUDY – 2nd posting
The 3D Interaction (3DI) group is inviting you to participate in a research study with Augmented Reality (AR) technologies. Our team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR and VR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information and will be in Newman Library. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies. Participants can be anybody who is an English speaker, at least 18 years old, and has normal vision (contacts are allowed, not glasses). For more information: Daniel Stover email@example.com.
37. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR THE MEASURE STUDY MEASURING ENERGY ACROSS SIZES USING RECALLS – 2nd posting
Are you interested in learning more about your energy needs and helping researchers better measure food intake in participants of varying body sizes? Participants are needed for the MEASURE study (IRB #22-654) seeking to understand how a participant’s weight class can affect measurements of dietary intake. Participants will complete measurements of height, weight, body composition, energy expenditure, and food intake over a period of 5-7 weeks with a total of 5 visits to campus. To be eligible, you must be over 18, have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2, weigh under 600 lbs., and not be following a weight control diet. Compensation of up to $150 is available for this study. If you are interested in participating, complete this screening survey: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AUAl6Zunlk or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
38. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ON TURMERIC SUPPLEMENTATION – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a study evaluating the effects of 4 weeks of oral Turmeric supplementation on markers of oxidative stress and inflammation (IRB 22-646). This study comprises of two visits, separated by 4 weeks of oral Turmeric supplementation provided by the research team. Participants will undergo a graded exercise test (VO2max test) on a treadmill, while being connected to a metabolic cart. A blood sample will be drawn via venipuncture before and after the treadmill test. Study measurements will include blood pressure, body composition, bone mineral density, VO2max, and anthropometry. Eligible participants must be woman and men in good general health between the ages of 18-45, non-smoker, free from chronic diseases and are physically active for 2 or more days per week. Participants will receive information on body composition, bone density, and VO2max. For more information contact: Rohit Ramadoss: email@example.com.
39. SURVEY ON CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS TO DEVELOP STUDENT GUIDE ON CLIMATE NEUTRALITY – 2nd posting
We are currently conducting this survey to develop a guideline for Virginia Tech students on achieving climate neutrality and supporting Virginia Tech’s climate commitment. The climate neutrality action plan will be developed based on the information collected and will be launched during the earth week 2024. Link to survey here: https://forms.gle/nJXZjVnKcTvAWniT8.
40. ACCESSING QUALITY EARLY CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION SURVEY – 2nd posting
The university’s Early Childhood Education Initiatives team wants to help Virginia Tech employees and students across all campuses access quality early childcare and education. This has been identified as a university priority. As part of the group’s ongoing work to address this important issue, all Virginia Tech faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at all Virginia Tech locations are encouraged to complete a child care survey to gauge the current use and needs regarding child care across our university communities. Even if you do not use child care, please take a moment to complete the survey, available via this link: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?tt=O2KuSig6RloECHrPeIW9eQ%3D%3D. Please complete the survey by Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. All responses are anonymous. Visit the university’s caregiving site https://caregiving.vt.edu/ for information, resources, and more.
41. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES ATTITUDES STUDY – 3rd posting
I am conducting research for my OMALS project and report on ‘Agricultural Practices Attitudes and Perceived Risk’ (IRB#23-753), under the supervision of Laura Strawn, Department of Food Science and Technology. I would appreciate your feedback in our online survey. All responses will remain confidential and secure. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights. We have contracted with QuestionPro, an independent research firm, to field your confidential and anonymous survey responses. Please click on this link to complete the survey: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AYf81ZzjlH. All individuals over the age of 18 are encouraged to take this survey.
42. OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE VT LEARN LAB: CONNECTING MATH AND READING (FOR 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH) – 3rd posting
The research study “Connecting Math and Reading” is approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB Protocol #21-669). The project aims to better understand children’s cognitive development and examine associations among children’s different math and vocabulary skills. Children in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are eligible to participate. You will be compensated $15 for your time and effort, and your child will receive some small prizes during the ~45-50 minute session. If you are interested in more information, please visit https://bit.ly/VTMathandReading to view detailed information and schedule your one-time visit to campus (Wallace Hall). If you have any additional questions, please contact the research team directly, Dr. Caroline Hornburg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-231-2664. https://bit.ly/VTMathandReading.
43. MOVEMENT COLLABORATORS NEEDED FOR INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION – 3rd posting
An interactive immersive installation around Hindu Lord Krishna will be installed in the Cube in May, 2024. I am looking for dance/movement collaborators for the same. You will be given a series of Indian classical dance postures to mimic and will be asked to dance/move from one posture to the next as you deem fit. You will be required to wear a motion capture suit and your movement will be recorded and then translated onto digital bodies for the final exhibition. Kathak or other dance/ freestyle movement experience appreciated, not required. Contact: Harshal Pilania email@example.com.
Monday, October 30, 3-5pm GLC Lawn
Join fellow graduate students for a fun afternoon of pumpkin painting and carving. Pumpkins and supplies will be provided as well as light refreshments. A costume contest will take place starting at 4 pm. Pumpkin Palooza This event is sponsored by the Graduate School and Cranwell International Center. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uEPAHtKKhgxhQhZ-mUivoBFwnxxRAeAlqXElPsUjpG4/edit?pli=1.
45. APIDA AND INDIGENOUS QUEER, QUESTIONING, AND ALLIES SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, October 30, 5:30-6:30pm, location provided after registration
Join us for the October’s APIDA and Indigenous Queer, Questioning, and Allies Support Group. This meeting will focus on “” Promoting Difficult Dialogues in the Queer Community. Discourse around race & racism is challenging, no matter the community. We will talk about this and provide skills and strategies to compel conversations that may be uncomfortable but need to be addressed. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/3PMGDdV. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
46. 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!
47. FREE TACOS WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL DEAN
Tuesday, October 31, 12:00-1:15, GLC room B
GPSS invites you to come hang out with Dean Surprenant and eat free tacos! Take this opportunity to hang out and share ideas, opinions, and thoughts about everything related to being a grad student at VT. Please register here: https://forms.gle/AvXKuPPcLMycHB2f8.
48. INTERVIEWING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Wednesday, November 1, 11:00am-12pm, Virtual
This workshop by discusses the interview process, provides basic interview tips, and shares a formula for answering behavioral questions. The session will also offer strategies for dealing with interview anxiety. This is an in-person event at the GLC. Register on Handshake or find more information at: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/grad-student-job-search/events-for-grad-students.html.
49. INSPIRASIAN SERIES FEATURING DEAN SAONEE SARKER, DEAN TSAI LIU, ASSOCIATE DEAN KATHERINE FOGLEBERGER, AND DR. VINCENT WANG
Wednesday, November 1, 12-1:30pm, APIDA+ CENTER (140 Squires) and Virtual
Hear from a panel of senior leaders at Virginia Tech about their journeys into higher education.Panelists include: Dr. Katherine Fogelberg with a diverse background in veterinary practice, public health education, and research; Dean Saonee Sarker with extensive academic and research experience in management, and Dean Tsai Lu Liu, the dean of the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, known for his broad expertise in product and service design. Dr. Vincent Wang will be moderating this insightful discussion. Light refreshments will be provided! Register here: https://bit.ly/3EXNzP3. For accommodations and/or questions, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at email@example.com.
50. WEBINAR: SHIPPING AND RECEIVING BIOLOGICAL AND HAZARDOUS RESEARCH MATERIALS
Wednesday, November 1, 12:30-1:30pm, Zoom
This webinar will discuss potential requirements for packing of biological and hazardous materials for national and international shipments. Advice and guidance on packing, documentation and permitting applications will be reviewed. Preparation for receiving of certain research materials will also be discussed. https://www.research.vt.edu/events/2023/shipping-and-receiving-biological-and-hazardous-research-materia.html.
51. DATA COLLECTION AND STORAGE: IRB SERIES (2/2)
Thursday, November 2, 2-3pm, Zoom
Join us as we get the opportunity to learn from the Privacy and Research Data Protection (PRDP) director about data collection and storage here at Virginia Tech. This presentation will focus on data types and classifications in research, special considerations for use of data, and data storage options. Register here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/irbseries2.
52. ICC/APIDA + CENTER YOGA
Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7pm, Brush Mountain A
Indigenous led Yoga with Paola Ixcuinan Monseratt. This is a free yoga class so feel free to bring your yoga mat and anything else you think you may need to participate in this event. Sponsored by the Ati: Wa:Oki Indigenous Community Center, the APIDA + Center, and the Department of Education AANAPISI grant.
53. NOVEMBER LEARNING LUNCH SERIES FEATURING PROFESSOR SOPHIA TERAZAWA, MFA
Friday, November 3, 12-1pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires) and Virtual
Join us for our November Learning Lunch Series featuring Professor Sophia Terazawa, MFA! Professor Sophia Terazawa is a poet and performance artist. She currently teaches poetry at Virginia Tech in the MFA program. She’s the author of books and chapbooks, most recently, Anon, a collection of love poems addressed to an adverb. Light refreshments will be provided! Register here: https://bit.ly/3PYmvW8. For accommodations and/or questions, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
54. HATE PAYING FEES? COME WRITE CARDS TO THE BOARD OF VISITORSFriday, November 3, 4-7pm, 1st floor of Newman Library – coffee shop area
Hate paying fees? Come make cards for the people who want to raise them next year! Graduate students are invited to meet in the Newman library coffeeshop to make cards for the Board of Visitors and VT finance leadership, to be hand delivered at the Board of Visitors meetings on November 5th and 6th. Make your voice heard! Art supplies, information, and drinks and snacks will be provided. Submitted by graduate student Riley DeHority.
55. STARTING YOUR ETD – FORMATTING TIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Monday, November 6, 7pm, ZoomWe’ll discuss potential ideas and strategies for formatting and structuring your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) so that you can submit it after your defense and best meet Graduate School formatting guidelines. This presentation is aimed at students in the early stages of writing their thesis or dissertation but is relevant to students at any stage of the process. Invite Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/84823316501.
56. NEGOTIATING A JOB OFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Friday, November 10, 11am-12pm, Virtual
This workshop identifies factors involved in career decisions and provides information on appropriate negotiating behaviors. Participants will also learn about follow-up practices for accepting or declining a job offer. Register on Handshake or find more information at https://career.vt.edu/job-search/grad-student-job-search/events-for-grad-students.html.
57. 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.
58. THE NUTSHELL GAMES
Saturday, November 11, 4:30-6:30pm, Moss Arts Center
Come support your graduate student colleagues as they present their research in only 90 seconds at the Nutshell Games! That’s less time than it takes for the light to turn green to cross Main Street in downtown Blacksburg. You’ll hear about 30 research projects from all across campus. It’s a fun, fast, and friendly competition, and the speakers need an enthusiastic audience. Free and open to the public. With a 7th grader on the judging panel, bring your families, too.
59. HOKIE WELLNESS FOR RESEARCHERS: CULTIVATING A GROWTH MINDSET
Tuesday, November 14, 12:30-1:30pm, Zoom
Often when we’re struggling, our inner monologues can become critical and it takes practice to shift our mindsets about things like unsuccessful grant proposals and unexpected experimental outcomes. Believe it or not, the mindset we have and the way we talk to ourselves when we’re approaching difficult tasks has a big impact on our academic success and personal well-being. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to develop a growth mindset and re-frame our automatic thoughts that can often be negative to help promote academic and professional success as well as personal well-being. https://www.research.vt.edu/events/2023/hokie-wellness-for-researchers–cultivating-a-growth-mindset.html.
60. 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.