This Week’s Events:
- Ongoing Services – updated 8/22/23
- NOVEMBER LEARNING LUNCH FEATURING SEONGBUKDONG BEEDOOLKEE THEATRE- November 6
- APIDA AND INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
- STARTING YOUR ETD – FORMATTING TIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
- WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION FALL GAME NIGHT
- CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
- GLC CAFÉ
- SOUND BATH EXPERIENCE
- FREE CHILDCARE–KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
- NEGOTIATING A JOB OFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
- DIVERSITY CHALLENGE GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
- THE NUTSHELL GAMES
- MOVIE SCREENING ON CASTE
- BOUCHET GRADUATE HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – 1st posting
- CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM – 1st posting
- GRADUATE SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK CLOSING – 1st posting
- INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK – 2nd posting
- COMMUNITY CHANGE JOURNAL SEEKING SUBMISSIONS – 2nd posting
- FOOD SECURITY SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
- CAP AND GOWN LOAN PROGRAM NOW OPEN FOR DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT – 2nd posting
- FREE INDIVIDUALIZED NUTRITION COUNSELING – 2nd posting
- APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GPSS TRA FUND PROGRAM UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE TRAVEL – 3rd posting
- WINTER SESSION COURSE – 3rd posting
- TAKE YOUR RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL – 3rd posting
- GA POSITION FOR SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE – 1st posting
External Funding Opportunities
- 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:
- CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS LITTLE HOKIE™ HAND ME DOWN NEEDS HELP – 1st posting
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GPSS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON PROCESSED FOOD – 1st posting
- RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EASY CAPTION STUDY – 1st posting
- ECHOLAB STUDY: HOW LIVE SERVICE GAME MODEL AFFECTS PLAYER BEHAVIOR – 1st posting
- SURVEY RESPONDENTS NEEDED TO INFORM THE FUTURE OF AR VR AT VIRGINIA TECH – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN INTENTIONAL WEIGHT GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 2nd posting
- SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR A FOOD SCIENCE STUDY FOR HOME COOKING – 3rd posting
- DOES RACE MATTER IN ACADEMIA? – November 13
- DR. CAROLYN BERTOZZI LECTURE WEBINAR – November 13
- APIDA & INDIGENOUS QUEER QUESTIONING & ALLIES – November 13
- LITTLE HOKIE HAND-ME-DOWM- November 14 & 15
- HOKIE WELLNESS FOR RESEARCHERS: CULTIVATING A GROWTH MINDSET – November 14
- AAPIDA AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP – November 14
- GAPIDA GBM + KARAOKE – November 15
- MASK ON MASK OFF SERIES: KARAOKE AND TRIVIA NIGHT – November 15
- VT EXECUTVE MASTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES Q&A SESSION – November 15
- Q&A SESSION: ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER IN SUSTAINABILITY WITH AN EXECUTIVE MASTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES – November 16 & 21
- NIGHTTIME GUIDED MEDITATION WITH VIVEK RAJAN – November 16
- THANKSGIVING BREAK LUNCH – November 21
- APIDA AND INDIGENOUS MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP – November 27
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. NOVEMBER LEARNING LUNCH FEATURING SEONGBUKDONG BEEDOOLKEE THEATRE
Monday, November 6, 12-1pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires) and virtually
Join Moss Arts Center and the APIDA + Center for November’s Learning Lunch featuring Seongbukdong Beedoolkee Theatre. Come talk with members of this Seoul, Korea-based innovative contemporary theatre company for a discussion about their personal and professional journeys. Led by Kim Hyun-tak, Seongbukdong Beedoolkee Theatre deconstructs the texts of well-known masterpieces and modern Korean dramas to recreate them. Register here: https://bit.ly/register-medea-learning-lunch. For those interested in their show, Medea on Media, showing at 7:30 PM EST on November 8 and 9, visit https://bit.ly/moss-medea-on-media for tickets and additional details. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. APIDA AND INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, November 6, 4-5pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires) and virtually
Join us for November’s APIDA and Indigenous Mental Health Support Group. This meeting will focus on “Gratitude Journals.” It’s important to remember what it means to be thankful. Practice gratitude through journaling and other creative methods. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/3rpNPn4. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at email@example.com.
3. STARTING YOUR ETD – FORMATTING TIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Monday, November 6, 7pm, Zoom
We’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.
4. WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION FALL GAME NIGHT
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30-7:30pm, VTTI Automation Hub, 401 Partnership Drive
Come join the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) at Virginia Tech Chapter for a fun and casual night of playing board games and learning more about our organization and how to get involved if you’re interested. The current members of WTS will give a brief introduction to the student group and potential opportunities for the year. Anybody that is interested in supporting women in the transportation industry is welcome (you do not have to identify as a woman to join)! Submitted by graduate student Eileen Herbers. Register here: https://forms.gle/QXWPk2S86SbbwLrm9
5. CAREER ADVISING DROP IN HOURS IN GLC
Wednesday, November 8, 1-4pm, GLC 120
Drop in the SHIP GLC 120 for career advising – no appointment necessary. To schedule an appointment for a time other than drop-in hours please visit: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html.
6. GLC CAFÉ
Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9, 3:30-5pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and conversation with graduate students and Graduate School staff. your Bring own mug if you can! The GLC Café occurs every Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
7. SOUND BATH EXPERIENCE
Wednesday, November 8, 7pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join Schiffert Health Center as we host The Singing Hare for a relaxing and soothing sound bath experience. Doors open at 5:00 pm and participants can partake in snacks and talk with Hokie Wellness about better, quality sleep. Stay for the sound bath and win a t-shirt! RSVP via GobblerConnect highly encouraged (space is limited) and guarantees you a swag bag! RSVP here: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/9578593
8. FREE CHILDCARE–KIDS’ NIGHT OUTThursday, November 9, 6:30-8:00pm, VT Women’s Center, 206 Washington St.
Free childcare for graduate student families at the VT Women’s Center, 6:30-8:00 on Thursday evenings when classes are in session. Advance sign-up is required, and there are limited spaces. Childcare provided by volunteers from the Chi Delta Alpha sorority, and children must be toilet trained. There will be games, crafts, snacks, maybe a movie, and fun with the sitters! A sign up link will be available each week on the Women’s Center webpage (womenscenter.vt.edu) on Monday afternoons, and in this newsletter. For additional info or questions, please contact Jessie Meltsner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event will take place at 206 Washington Street, enter up the stairs in the back of the parking lot. Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AAAAC28A31-45831603-kids.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. MOVIE SCREENING ON CASTE
Sunday, November 12, 2:00pm, GLC Meeting Room F
Dr. Ambedkar International Mission at Virginia Tech (AIM at VT) is organizing a movie screening on Sunday, November 12. The goal of the movie is to create awareness on caste and caste-related issues among graduate students and the broader community at Virginia Tech. Google defines the term “caste” as “each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status.” Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the event. Additionally, you can also indicate your interest in the form: https://forms.gle/SnpCY23QWC7fPkRg6 for better communication in the future.
13. BOUCHET GRADUATE HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – 1st posting
The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who serve as examples of the five pillars: scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. The deadline for student applications is 11:59pm on January 16, 2024. You may learn more here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/diversity/bouchet-society.html. For questions from the Blacksburg campus, please reach out to Dr. Catherine Cotrupi, Interim Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships, at Cotrupi@vt.edu. For questions from the Greater Washington D.C. Metro Area, please reach out to Dr. Chontrese Hayes, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM – 1st posting
The Agricultural Leadership and Community Education (ALCE) graduate symposium aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity to; present in a pseudo-conference setting and hear about the work and research of other graduate students preparing for conferences, presentations, posters, etc.; gain feedback from other students and faculty on their presentations/posters; network with future student research collaborators, and have fun! We welcome submissions from different departments that relate to our core areas of leadership, community development and education, agricultural education, communications, and international and rural development. Symposium will be held Thursday, January 24, 8am-4pm in Squires, Brush Mountain A&B. Abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2023. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLB7MQSP5-N-Dhuiu6iPHiID3tIYxaRS_7mophgBLTvFcbUw/viewform.
15. GRADUATE SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK CLOSING – 1st posting
The Graduate School will be closed for walk-ins and phone calls on Wednesday, November 22, please email email@example.com if you need assistance. Virginia Tech (and the Graduate School) will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Have a wonderful break!
16. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech will celebrate International Education Week November 13-17, 2023 with a series of engaging events open to the entire Virginia Tech community. All events are free, no pre-registration required. International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that highlights the benefits of international education and mobility worldwide. For more information and to see the complete schedule of events: https://international.vt.edu/IEW.html.
17. COMMUNITY CHANGE JOURNAL SEEKING SUBMISSIONS – 2nd posting
Community Change’s fifth issue seeks submissions in the forms of scholarly refereed articles, book reviews, essays, and other work, including multimedia and artwork from graduate students. Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that explores multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce social and political change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical/digital and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Deadline for Submissions: January 8, 2024. For more information about submission requirements, please visit: www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu/about/submissions/. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
18. FOOD SECURITY SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
The Market of Virginia Tech is excited to announce our new Open Market Hours initiative. From October 25 through December 13, we will open our non-perishable pantry to any Virginia Tech student in need of food assistance. We are located at 801 University City Blvd. Next to the Himalayan Curry Cafe. Open Market hours will be during the following times: Wednesday: 1-5pm, Thursday: 5-7:30pm, Friday: 10am-1:30pm. We ask that students please bring their own bags when visiting the pantry. For more information on food assistance, please visit: https://foodaccess.vt.edu.
19. CAP AND GOWN LOAN PROGRAM NOW OPEN FOR DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT – 2nd posting
The Dr. Rich Cap and Gown loan program is now accepting applications! Please visit https://forms.gle/yrEtRNzNqdYf4DQTA to apply for a cap and gown loan before 11/17. All students who receive a gown are required to have it dry cleaned prior to returning it to GPSS. Doctoral hoods and tassels are not available for loan. Filling out an application does not guarantee receiving a cap and gown as sizes are limited, so loans will be granted on a first come, first served bases. Please reach out to Aran Garnett-Deakin email@example.com with any questions.
20. FREE INDIVIDUALIZED NUTRITION COUNSELING – 2nd posting
Seeking nutrition guidance? Are you interested in learning how to make food choices that support a healthy lifestyle? Maybe you need help with skills for shopping and cooking to help you reach your wellness goals. If you have any of these concerns or others, upper-level nutrition students are here to help. The Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department at Virginia Tech provides FREE one-on-one nutrition counseling services (In-person or Zoom) to any interested students, faculty, or staff and is now accepting new clients through early November. Visit: https://www.hnfe.vt.edu/nutrition_counseling.html to learn more about the service and to sign-up.
21. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GPSS TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE TRAVEL – 3rd 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.
22. WINTER SESSION COURSE – 3rd 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.
23. TAKE YOUR RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL – 3rd 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.
24. GA POSITION FOR SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE – 1st posting
The GA will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Outreach to help administer summer programs held during June and July of 2024. The programs include five residential, science camps for middle and high school students and one professional development workshop for high school science teachers. Duties include managing and/or assisting with: scholarship applications, registration sites, recruit/select camp counselors, reserve classrooms, write workflows for camp counselors, registration/sign-out at start/end of each program, assign roommates/dorm rooms, correspond with teachers, parents, and campers by email and phone; collect/manage health and safety forms, logistics before/during events; design online surveys to capture the impressions of program participants; collate survey results after end of each program. Qualifications: Strong verbal/written communication, professional, responsible and trustworthy, highly organized, strong attention to detail; ability to prioritize tasks and successfully manage multiple assignments; responsible and timely; must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable and safe driving record; must be willing to drive self and campers as needed. Apply here:
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.
25. 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.
26. 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/.
27. 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.
28. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS LITTLE HOKIE™ HAND ME DOWN NEEDS HELP – 1st posting
This year we are holding our 10th annual Little Hokie™ Hand Me Down, an event that brings together folks in the community who have kids’ toys, equipment, clothing , books and other items with the graduate student and staff families that can put those items to good use. We have the need for folks to help us with transferring items to the Graduate Life Center (truck loading/unloading), setting up the event (organizing, unpacking boxes, sorting), staffing the event, and then helping to pack up the unclaimed items. If you have an hour or two on November 13, 14 or 15th, please sign up to lend a hand! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AAAAC28A31-45772667-little#/. For more information contact: Jessie Meltsner email@example.com.
29. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GPSS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – 1st posting
Graduate student volunteers are needed for the 2024 GPSS research symposium. Duties may include abstract review, assisting with day-of operations (e.g., set up, tear down, registration, etc.), and writing social media posts. Participant must be a current graduate or professional student at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus. For more information contact, Jennifer Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org.
30. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON PROCESSED FOOD – 1st posting
The major purpose of this research project is to learn if consuming processed or less processed foods has an impact on how a person’s brain responds to processed foods. Briefly, the full study is 10-12 weeks long with two 14-day periods of controlled feeding where we will provide ALL foods and beverages for you to eat during those times. If you choose to participate, the study will consist of approximately 34 visits and require approximately 33-35 hours of your time. Most of these visits take place in Blacksburg with some taking place on the Roanoke campus. Participants must be 18-25 years of age. Participants can receive up to $400 and a 3D printed brain for completion of study! For more information and to take the pre-screening eligibility survey: https://fralinbiomed.info/yaeh.
31. RESEARCH STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EASY CAPTION STUDY – 1st posting
32. ECHOLAB STUDY: HOW LIVE SERVICE GAME MODEL AFFECTS PLAYER BEHAVIOR – 1st posting
In this study, participants will be invited to participate in an interview about their experience playing live service games. The interview will be approximately 40 minutes long, conducted with our researchers. The session will be recorded and transcribed, with all personal details redacted. Participant qualifications: fluent in English, 18 years old or older; participated in a battle pass period of a live service game, played through a season of; Fortnite’s Battle Pass, Valorant’s Battle Pass, Destiny’s Season Pass, Dota 2’s Compendiums, Overwatch’s Season Pass, etc. Interested participants can review and fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/5868NccBE1JXf6AY7. Selected participants will receive a follow-up email with scheduling information. Participants will be compensated with a $15 Amazon Gift Card for their time. The study is currently being reviewed by the IRB (# 23-1202) and will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sang Won Lee email@example.com. For more information contact Andy Luu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
33. SURVEY RESPONDENTS NEEDED TO INFORM THE FUTURE OF AR VR AT VIRGINIA TECH – 2nd posting
The Extended Reality (XR) Faculty Community of Practice, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and supported by TLOS, is seeking input from faculty, staff, and students about their experiences using and/or creating extended reality immersive experiences, which includes Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The purpose of the survey is to identify the most impactful areas in which the university could provide support for the creation of future XR learning experiences at Virginia Tech. Participants must be associated with Virginia Tech as a student, faculty, or staff. Compensation: there will be a raffle with 6 winners of $50. Survey available here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AWk3fZziBk.
34. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants will wear a Microsoft HoloLens 2 AR device to experience and provide feedback on AR user interfaces. Tasks involve using hand gestures to interact with virtual documents and have conversations with virtual avatars while seated or walking in an indoor space. Study will take approximately 120 minutes to complete with $15 compensation for completing study. Supervised by Professor Doug Bowman approval by IRB #23-879. Participant qualifications: English speaker adults who are: at least 18 years old, understand spoken and written English and can have a conversation in English, able to stand up, walk, and perform hand gestures independently, and have (perfect or corrected) normal visionFor more information contact: Shakiba Davari email@example.com.
35. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AN INTENTIONAL WEIGHT GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 3rd 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.
36. SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR A FOOD SCIENCE STUDY FOR HOME COOKING – 3rd 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
37. 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. https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0uce-qrD8iHdSTgH0NjWuJ0-oYFLHc3eMS.
38. DR. CAROLYN BERTOZZI LECTURE WEBINAR
Monday, November 13, 12:15-1:15, GLC room F
Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, from Stanford University, was one of last year’s Nobel Laureates in Chemistry. She has a very inspiring message about overcoming prejudice against women in chemistry, about her experiences coming out early in her career, and about her powerful advocacy for diversity and inclusion in chemistry. Bring your lunch and enjoy watching this webinar lecture with fellow graduate students. Learn more about Dr. Bertozzi here: https://chemistry.stanford.edu/people/carolyn-bertozzi. Please register so we know how many to expect: https://forms.gle/WUfevdMQAj2qitjD6. Sponsored by the Graduate School.
39. APIDA & INDIGENOUS QUEER QUESTIONING & ALLIES SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, November 13, 5:30-6:30pm, location provided after registration
Join us for the November’s APIDA and Indigenous Queer, Questioning, and Allies Support Group. This month’s theme revolves around heading home for the holiday break. Heading home and adjusting to an environment where being out may not be an option can be difficult. We will talk about this and provide skills and strategies to deal with issues that may arise during trips back home. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/499LDAT. For questions and/or accommodations, please contact Dr. Nina Ha at email@example.com.
40. LITTLE HOKIE HAND-ME-DOWN
Tuesday, November 14, 12-4pm (graduate students only), 4-6pm (graduate students, staff, anyone else), Wednesday, November 15, 8am-12pm (anyone), GLC multipurpose room
Every year, the Graduate School, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and the Women’s Center hold Little Hokie Hand-Me-Down, an event that offers graduate students and staff with children an opportunity to “shop” for gently used clothing and other items. Graduate students, staff, and others can shop for free items at the event. November 14th, from noon until 4pm, is for graduate students only, from 4pm-6pm open to graduate students, staff and anyone else. November 15, from 8am until noon, graduate students, staff and anyone else are welcome. For more information, visit the Women’s Center website: https://www.womenscenter.vt.edu/. Donations of gently used items are still being accepted at the Women’s Center and GLC through Monday, November 13 at noon.
41. 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.
42. ITHENTICATE TRAINING SESSION
Tuesday, November 14, 6pm, Zoom
Thursday, November 16, 10am, Zoom
Tuesday, November 28, 6pm, Zoom
The Graduate School is offering training sessions to graduate students and faculty on how to use iThenticate, a newly available software system to review the originality of documents, ensure accurate attribution to other authors, and eliminate occurrences of potential plagiarism. In this training you will learn how to: navigate the iThenticate software, submit a document for review, evaluate flagged passages for revision or exclusion. Please contact Jenn Million at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Additional sessions will be offered on Thursday, November 16 and Register here: https://forms.gle/dh23kiHHbt8asPDc6.
43. AAPIDA AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-6:30pm, APIDA + Center/Zoom
APIDA and Indigenous Women’s Support Group offers a supportive space for similarly identifying individuals. Feeling like you belong is critical to growing and coping with life’s ups and downs. What does a sense of belonging mean? Learn how you can create a positive sense of belonging that will benefit you. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://bit.ly/46gpfnS.
44. GAPIDA GBM + KARAOKE
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00pm, APIDA+ Center (140 Squires)
Join members of the Graduate Asian Pacific Islander Desi Association (GAPIDA) for food and community, and stay for a fun night of karaoke in the APIDA+ Center! Enjoy a bowl from Roots and relax with us before we start Thanksgiving break. For more information, please contact Emily at email@example.com.
45. MASK ON MASK OFF SERIES: KARAOKE AND TRIVIA NIGHT
Wednesday, November 15, 7:30-9:30pm, APIDA + center (140 Squires)
The Mask On/Mask Off series promotes self-care within the APIDA community and develop connection and encourage engagement. The APIDA + Center will offer Korean spa masks and provide tips to promote self-care. To develop connections and educate students about the APIDA experience, we will be hosting an APIDA trivia competition as well as bonding through performing karaoke songs from APIDA artists and songwriters.
46. Q&A SESSION: ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER IN SUSTAINABILITY WITH AN EXECUTIVE MASTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Thursday, November 16, 12-12:30pm, Zoom
Tuesday, November 21, 12-12:30pm, Zoom
Do you want to improve your performance at work, advance your career, and lead change that matters? If your answer is “Yes!” then you might be ready for Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR), an accelerated graduate program focusing on leadership for sustainability. The XMNR program combines the best of in-person and online learning in a hybrid, cohort-based format that is completed within one year. Watch the XMNR Intro video (03:25): https://youtu.be/5ANt5K-LAZg?si=i3DjthkTjLb9c9Sm. Register below for an upcoming virtual Q&A session with Program Director Dr. David Robertson: Thursday, November 16, 12pm: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodu-trDItE9BvI0tXhjOQYThlznkUDAsd#/registration.
Tuesday, November 21, 12pm: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdO2uqD0tHtQ2NgU8ZIdN6twmHfwknuA8#/registration. For more information or questions, contact program coordinator and admissions advisor Amy Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
47. NIGHTIME GUIDED MEDITATION WITH VIVEK RAJAN
Thursday, November 16, 8-9pm, VirtualLooking for a way to increase mindfulness and practice self-care? Certified meditation teacher, Vivek Rajan, will facilitate a virtual nighttime guided meditation. It is a wonderful way to care for your wellbeing. This event is open to all but requires prior registration. Register here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkcuCorz4jGNxTU4ddVbcCcnXykI2Vi79h.
48. THANKSGIVING BREAK LUNCH
Tuesday, November 21, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
You are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving Break for some chili (chicken, vegetarian/vegan/GF versions), dessert, and conversation in graduate community! Please let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can prepare the right amount of food: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/tbreak23. Sponsored by the Graduate School.
49. APIDA AND INDIGENOUS MEN’S SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, November 27, 12-1pm, APIDA Center and Zoom
Please join us for our APIDA and Indigenous Men’s Support Group. This month, participants will explore THEME. Facilitated by a licensed counselor from Cook Counseling Center, attendees will share their thoughts and experiences on this topic. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration required for virtual participants. Register here: https://bit.ly/3t8fXeF.