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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity for Women in STEM - If you are a woman recently graduated (or are graduating in fall 2016) and you are in a post-doctoral position (or will be by February 3), you may be interested in the 2017 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program. Applications are now open and are due on Friday, February 3, 2017. The application and more information about the program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. To help you understand if you are eligible, view the FAQ.
Protect Your Bicycle - UT Parking and Transit and UTPD will be in two locations tomorrow, December 2, 2016, from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. to register your bicycle. Registration will take place in the Presidential Court and at the Hodges Library. Registering your bike can assist law enforcement in reuniting you with your bicycle in the event of theft. It's free, and all you need to bring is the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle.
UT Graduate Student Helps Organize International Symposium - A UT doctoral candidate will have a hand in organizing an international event on sustainable science. Roberto Federico-Perez was chosen to help coordinate the 2017 International Symposium on Green Chemistry. Read more about this story on Tennessee Today.
Don’t Miss Dean Thompson at WiSTAR3 - Don't forget that Dixie L. Thompson, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, will be speaking on November 29th, from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in room 409 of the Dougherty building, for the WiSTAR3 November educational event. She will talk about her career and women in leadership. All faculty and graduate students are welcome. There will be pizza, so please RSVP!
International Student Recruitment Job Opportunity - International Student Recruitment is offering an job opportunity. Graduate students will take on the role of processing international undergraduate applications and assisting with international marketing, data analysis, and alumni relations. They will also help to maintain effective electronic communications with select individuals. Read more about responsibilities and how to apply, or contact AndyRay@utk.edu. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017. Note that this is not an assistantship, and therefore, there is no tuition waiver associated with the position.
Scholarship Opportunity for International Graduate Students - The Graduate School was notified of a possible scholarship opportunity for international students. The scholarship is called the Self Score International Student Scholarship and is for international graduate and undergraduate students who are studying in the US and have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA. The deadline is December 15, 2016. Details and application can be found at https://www.selfscore.com/scholarship/ .
RCR Workshop on Mentoring - The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series continues with the “Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities and IDP Best Practices” workshop. There are two sessions, one on November 30, from 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. and one on December 1, from noon–1:00 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Blount Hall, room A004. Participants are asked to RSVP, as pizza will be served to registered participants.
UT Students Honored in Genetic Engineering Competition - Donovan Layton, David Garcia, and Jong-Won Lee serve as graduate advisors for a team of undergraduate students (Amany Alshibli, Marti Bell, Evan Boone, Trey Foshee, Katherine Krouse, Matthew Kubis, Neel Patel, Taylor Weiskettle and Brandon Wilbanks) in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who received a gold medal designation in a competition sponsored by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGem) Foundation. Read more about this award-winning project at Tennessee Today!