Student Faculty Research Awards Accepting Applications
Are you a graduate student or faculty member collaborating on a scholarly project (and are seeking funding for it)? The Student Faculty Research Awards starts accepting applications for fall 2020 on 9/18 and will accept them until 10/1. Visit tiny.utk.edu/sfra for details.
First Vols ACT Training Session for Grad Students
Don’t forget that tomorrow (Sept. 18th 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.) is the first of two Vols ACT training sessions for graduate students! Learn more about how to be an ACTive bystander to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Visit tiny.utk.edu/volsact for details and registration.
Quarantine with the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students invites students to join them for Quarantine with the Dean on Thursday, September 17 at 5:30pm. It’s a great way to get connected with other students, ask questions about COVID-19 and play some games. Visit calendar.utk.edu for details on how to join in!
COVID-19 and Communities of Color
Join the Office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Psychology on September 16 at 5:30 for a conversation about COVID-19 and the impact on communities of color as part of the Rocky Topics dialogue series. Visit calendar.utk.edu for details on how to attend.
ACTive Bystander Training
ACTive bystander training isn’t just for undergraduate students, it’s for graduate students too. Participants in the Vols ACT training will learn how to identify sexual harassment behaviors and red flags, understand the effects of harassment in academia, and apply Vols ACT to real-world situations to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.
Fall 2020 Student Faculty Research Awards
The Student/Faculty Research Awards are an opportunity to support collaborative projects involving faculty and graduate students. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to student/faculty pairs who submit proposals for funds to support research or creative projects. The Student/Faculty Research Awards will begin accepting proposals on September 18 and will continue to accept proposals until October 1. Read more about proposal requirements and eligibility.
GTA@OIT Grant Program is Accepting Proposals
The GTA@OIT Grant is now accepting proposals. The GTA@OIT grant assists Graduate Teaching Assistants and Associates in redesigning a course or course component for web-based delivery in Online@UT (Canvas). Receive an award of $1,000 to be used for travel and/or professional development purposes. You must have sole responsibility for teaching a class in order to apply.
IRB 101 Session on September 8
IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee. If you are doing research, you should probably know what an IRB is, and why it matters to you, so consider attending. For more details about the sessions, visit the Office of Research and Engagement. The next session for fall 2020 is on Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and you can register for this and other sessions at tiny.utk.edu/irb101.
Graduate Student in Geography Spotlighted
Reagan Yessler, a graduate student in the Department of Geography, is the subject of a spotlight at the Office of Research & Engagement. Yessler’s research is based upon the premise that society not only develops out of its local landscape but also shapes it. Read more about Reagan Yessler at the Office of Research & Engagement’s Student Spotlight page.
Nuclear Engineering PhD Student Presents on Superheavy Elements
Nuclear engineering doctoral student Clarice Phelps recently presented at a virtual spotlight on Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) hosted by the American Nuclear Society Young and Student Members. She became the first African American woman to be involved in the discovery of an element on the periodic table—in this case, appropriately, Tennessine. Read more about Clarice Phelps at the Department of Nuclear Engineering.