This Week’s Events:
- Ongoing Services – updated 8/22/23
- WORKSHOP: ENGAGING WITH THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE AS A SCHOLAR – December 13
- GLC CAFÉ
- BOUCHET GRADUATE HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS DUE MID JANUARY – 1st posting
- DCAP NO NO BOY – 1st posting
- SPRING WRITING SESSIONS WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL – 1st posting
- ACCESSIBILITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION GRANT PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
- STUDENT EMAIL AND CALENDAR MOVING TO MICROSOFT EXCHANGE ONLINE OVER WINTER BREAK – 2nd posting
- DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED FOR SPRING – 2nd posting
- GRADUATE COURSE IN EFFECTIVE GROUPS AND TEAMS – 2nd posting
- DIVERSITY SCHOLARS APPLICATIONS DUE – 3rd posting
- GA POSITION WITH ONEOP – 1st posting – CLOSED
- RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH T32 PROGRAM – 1st posting
- DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP– 1st posting
- 2024 NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
- VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2024
- 2025 KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
Volunteers and research participants sought:
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS IN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE – 2nd posting
- INTENTIONAL WEIGHT OR MUSCLE GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 2nd posting
- SURVEY ON CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS TO DEVELOP STUDENT GUIDE ON CLIMATE NEUTRALITY – 3rd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DEVELOPING QUESTIONNAIRE TO EVALUATE AUDIO USER EXPERIENCE STUDY – 3rd posting
- SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS DEEP DIVE – January 8 – 11
- MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE WORKSHOPS – January 11
- AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM -January 25
- INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOUR-TASTE OF BANGLADESH – January 26
- DCAP: CIRQUE MECHANICS – January 31
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.
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
1. FREE WORKSHOP: ENGAGING WITH THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE AS A SCHOLAR
Wednesday, December 13, 3-4pm, Zoom
The VA Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is hosting workshop to teach scholars how to engage with the Virginia State Legislature as a scholar-expert. This workshop is open to all scholars (including graduate students!) from all disciplines across VA. Session will provide critical knowledge that can be used to foster evidence-based legislation and practical steps for getting engaged with elected officials. Participants will also learn about VA state legislature, cycle of state legislation, and how/when they can engage. Researchers will be given concrete tips on how to track legislation and determine proper target for outreach, given their area of expertise. For more information or to register: https://shorturl.at/fANS2 If you have questions contact Dr. Ben Blankenship firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Bobbi Gentry email@example.com.
2. GLC CAFÉ
Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday December 14, 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.
3. BOUCHET GRADUATE HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS DUE MID JANUARY – 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.
4. DCAP NO NO BOY – 1st posting
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 features Julian Saporiti, a Vietnamese and Italian American singer-songwriter, alongside Emilia Saporiti and Michelle Bazille. No-No Boy is a captivating blend of music and storytelling that delves into the Asian American experience with heartfelt melodies and poignant narratives. See it at the Moss Arts Center on Thursday, February 1st, at 7:30 p.m. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/NoNoBoy24 Students who are randomly selected will receive information on the ticket pick-up location. You must be able to provide a valid Hokie Passport. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
5. SPRING WRITING SESSIONS WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL – 1st posting
The Graduate School is considering hosting Writing Groups and Writing Workshops in the Spring semester and we would like your input on various aspects of the development of this program. Please share your feedback in this short (2 minute) anonymous survey related to format, modality, time and days, and other related information. This survey will remain open until February 1st but we will review the information received on a rolling basis. https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AYic7Z0xpW.
6. ACCESSIBILITY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION GRANT PROGRAM CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) is accepting applications for the Accessibility Professional Certification Grant Program. Grant recipients gain the opportunity to develop expertise and earn the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification. Faculty, staff, and graduate students who want to develop cross-disciplinary knowledge of disabilities, accessibility, universal design, and the associated standards are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply: https://www.assist.vt.edu/certgrant/spring-2024-cpacc-grant-application.html. The deadline for CPACC applications is Jan. 8, 2024, at 5pm.
7. STUDENT EMAIL AND CALENDAR MOVING TO MICROSOFT EXCHANGE ONLINE OVER WINTER BREAK – 2nd posting
As announced this summer, Virginia Tech is consolidating all students and employees to a single platform, Microsoft Exchange Online, for email and calendar services. For students, this change will take place after the fall 2023 semester ends. Virginia Tech will migrate your inbox and calendar data from Gmail to Microsoft Exchange Online over winter break. Starting in January, you will log into. http://my.office365.vt.edu. to access your VT email and calendar. For more information: https://news.vt.edu/notices/2023/11/it-email-migration-what-to-expect.html
8. DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED FOR SPRING – 2nd posting
GRAD 5024 Data Management Skills course offered for Spring 2024 Wednesdays 11:15AM to 1:15PM Improve your data management skills towards your thesis/dissertation! Learn about: the importance and benefits of data management including creating a data management plan or readme file. Data organization, policies, documentation, storage, ethics, access, security, analytical tools, grant requirements (proposal and post- award), proper attribution, archiving, other issues and topics related to data in scholarly communication. 8-week course, 1-credit. Pass/ Fail Only. Pre: Graduate Standing.
9. GRADUATE COURSE IN EFFECTIVE GROUPS AND TEAMS – 2nd posting
This spring I am teaching LDRS 5544: Leading Teams Through Change on Wednesdays from 12:20 pm – 3:45 pm in LITRV 244 (CRN 21245). The course will discuss theory and techniques for guiding tactical, creative, and problem-solving teams through change, including problems associated with working in groups/teams and facilitating group/team development. The course will be taught through open access texts and articles. Submitted by Hannah Sunderman. firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. DIVERSITY SCHOLARS APPLICATIONS DUE – 3rd posting
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. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, December 15th. To learn more about the program and the application process, please review the website: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/diversity/diversity-scholars.html. For additional information, email the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships at DISP@vt.edu.
11. GA POSITION WITH ONEOP – 1st posting – CLOSED
Spring/Summer Graduate Assistantship Available – GA is available to students pursuing a graduate degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, or sociology The graduate assistant is for OneOp, a grant network for providers who serve military families. The GA will work closely with supervisors on all aspects of adult online education development and delivery, program evaluation, event coordination support, content review/proofreading, and other staff support areas for a federal grant. We seek demonstrated proficiency in the following areas: social services; clinical and family support; conducting literature reviews; social media trends; writing, editing, and proofreading. Additional sought-after skills include proficiency in Qualtrics, working knowledge of military families, online education, and project management. This is a fully remote position with the opportunity for long-term networking and growth for the right candidate. For consideration, please email a current resume/CV and cover letter to Kalin Goble at email@example.com by December 22, 2023.
12. RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH T32 PROGRAM – 1st posting
Calling all PhD students passionate about environmental health in rural settings! Rural Environmental Health T32 participants will receive assistantship and tuition support for their first two years of the program. The REH T32 Program will admit two students Fall ’24, and applications are open to both incoming first-year PhD students (Fall ’24) and current PhD students. This competitive program offers specialized training in environmental health sciences, emphasizing applications in rural settings. Trainees will complete unique rural environmental health training, in addition to enrolling in the Interface of Global Change IGEP. Deadline to apply March 1, 2024. https://globalchange.vt.edu/graduate/graduate-funding-opportunities/rural-environmental-health-T32-program.html.
13. DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP– 1st posting
The Global Change Center is seeking the next generation of leaders from under-represented groups. Two outstanding applicants will receive graduate assistantships with support from the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and Virginia Tech Graduate School. Fellows will enroll in a degree-granting program as well as the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP. Open to incoming first-year PhD students (starting Fall ’24). Deadline to apply March 1, 2024. https://globalchange.vt.edu/graduate/graduate-funding-opportunities/diversity-fellowship.html.
Funding opportunities sponsored by the graduate school can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/funding-sponsored-by-the-graduate-school.html
All external funding opportunities that we are aware of can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/scholarships-and-fellowships.html.
14. 2024 NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) support a Ph.D. graduate fellowship in two specific areas.
Population and Ecosystem Dynamics: Sea Grant anticipates funding at least four new Ph.D. fellowships in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.
Marine Resource Economics: Sea Grant anticipates funding one new Ph.D. fellowship in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.
The fellowship provides up to $62,500 per year (total of federal plus matching funds) for up to three years. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/nmfs-fellowship/. NMFS-SG Fellowship 2024. Informational Webinar 13, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1627158896647410528.
15. 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/.
16. 2025 KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
The 2025 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP). Applicants must have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources Fellows are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area. All eligible applicants enrolled at a Virginia institution planning to apply are strongly encouraged to contact Virginia Sea Grant prior to submitting an application. . FUNDING: $93,900 in federal funding, includes $71,400 stipend, $5,000 for allowable expenses, $2,500 for placement process travel, and up to $15,000 for host office-related travel. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/knauss-fellowship/.
VOLUNTEERS AND RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT
17. VOLUNTEERS AND RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS IN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE – 2nd posting Aiming at understanding driver’s behavior in cybersecurity attacks on highly automated vehicle. Participants must have a valid driver’s license and at least 6 months of driving experience. Compensation is available at $10/hour If you are interested in, please fill out an initial survey: https://forms.gle/r7jyT5cJpKRkBUnN9.
18. INTENTIONAL WEIGHT OR MUSCLE GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 2nd posting
We are doing a research study evaluating intentional weight/muscle gain strategies in athletic individuals. 18-40 years and athletic individual (defined as doing exercise at least 4 days a week). Compensation of $25 gift card (every 10th participant) .https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AYoO2Zz31O.
19. SURVEY ON CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS TO DEVELOP STUDENT GUIDE ON CLIMATE NEUTRALITY – 3rd posting
As a part of my fellowship project we are conducting a survey (IRB 23-875) on climate consciousness among Virginia Tech students. The survey will be conducted in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Sustainability Office and the findings will be used in developing a student guide on climate neutrality. This is an anonymous survey and your identity will not be notified in any stages of the study. We appreciate your time in filling this survey and you can access the questionnaire at any time. We highly appreciate your time and consideration on begin a part of this study. If you have any inquiries or further clarifications please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
20.. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DEVELOPING QUESTIONNAIRE TO EVALUATE AUDIO USER EXPERIENCE STUDY – 3rd posting This is an online study. We aim to develop a questionnaire for evaluating audio user interfaces. Participants will be provided with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slide containing four distinct audio projects. Participants will listen to audio files associated with the four projects and complete a questionnaire to evaluate the audio projects. This questionnaire consists of 103 questions and will be completed four times, corresponding to each audio project. Participant qualifications: Do not have any intellectual/visual/hearing impairments, are over 18 years old, Have headphones or earphones/earbuds. Compensation: $10 Amazon gift card. Complete prescreening eligibility form here: https://forms.gle/R34SiS7WBNcejnFf7. Submitted by email@example.com.
21. MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE WORKSHOPS
Thursday, January 11, 8:30am-12:30am, 2124 Gilbert Place
This workshop will engage participants through interactive sessions on recognizing their mentoring approach, exploring what a mentor is and is not, what a mentor does, and guidelines and best practices for mentoring undergraduate students in research. The principles presented will be applicable broadly to all areas of research. Participants will be required to prepare for the workshop by reading introductory documents and case studies to be posted on a dedicated Canvas site; preparation time should not exceed two hours. This workshop is open to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. Participants are eligible to receive PDN credit. Program capacity is 50, accepted on a first come, first served basis. Participation in this workshop is free, but registration is required. https://www.research.undergraduate.vt.edu/training/faculty-training/mentoring-workshop.html.
22. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS DEEP DIVE
Monday, January 8 – Thursday, January 11, 10am-3pm, Virtual
Registration for the Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Deep Dive workshop is now open!
During this 4-day workshop participants will become familiar with the major required steps of this methodology, practice relevant skills, and consider the many decisions necessary for a successful comprehensive review and synthesis. Dates: January 8 – 11, 2024 Time: 10 am – 3pm ET with a 1-hour lunch break (12-1pm), each day For more information and to register: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/SRMA-DeepDive. Please direct questions about this event to the VT Libraries’ Evidence Synthesis Services Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are unfamiliar with systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses, check out our library guide (guides.lib.vt.edu/SRMA/).
23. AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, January 25, 8am-4pm, Squires Brush Mountain A & B
The 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
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. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLB7MQSP5-N-Dhuiu6iPHiID3tIYxaRS_7mophgBLTvFcbUw/viewform.
24. INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOUR-TASTE OF BANGLADESH
Friday, January 26, 4pm-6pm, Deet’s Place Side Room
Join the Association for Bangladeshi Students at Virginia Tech and Cranwell International Center in celebration of Bangladeshi culture. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Dining Services, and there will be displays made by the members of the Association for Bangladeshi Students at Virginia Tech. Watch the Student Association at Virginia Tech perform, and view presentations from students, trivia, games and more! Held at Deet’s Place in the large side room, immerse yourself in Bangladeshi culture and cultural exchange! Free admission and a chance to win giveaways, including 2 tickets to a performance at the Moss Arts Center!
25. DCAP: CIRQUE MECHANICS
Wednesday, January 31, 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 a thrilling circus show – a tale of human ingenuity and nature’s power, featuring a mesmerizing mechanical windmill and awe-inspiring acrobatics. We have student and child tickets available! This event takes place at the Moss Arts Center on Wednesday, January 31st, at 7:30 p.m. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/CirqueMechanics23 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). If you have questions, please email email@example.com.