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Major Graduation Deadline for Fall 2017

If you are planning to graduate from a graduate degree program in fall 2017, November 17 is a major deadline to be aware of. Be sure to check the Graduation Deadlines for your degree program and make certain that you get everything to the Graduate School, to avoid any delays in your graduation. We want your graduation to go as smoothly as possible; if you have any questions about the deadlines or what you need to do, do not hesitate to contact the graduate school at (865-974-2475), and we’ll talk you through the process.

21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference Accepting Abstracts

The University of Tennessee will host the second annual 21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference in March 2018. UT’s Office of Research and Engagement has initiated a call for abstracts for those interested in displaying research posters during the event. Submissions are accepted from researchers, faculty, and graduate students from a variety of traditional biomedical fields and nontraditional fields, such as geography. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. Please contact Kimberly Eck ( with any questions.

One-on-One Mentoring for Women in STEM

The Mentoring and WiSTAR3 committees of Pipeline are initiating a one-on-one mentoring program that aims to pair graduate students up with postdocs, faculty or staff mentors. As a mentee, this would be your opportunity to get guidance and support from an experienced member of the academic community, as well as expand your professional network and develop a sense of community with fellow women in STEM at UT. This being the first one-on-one mentoring program for graduate students, only the first fifteen mentees to sign-up will be matched this semester, so make sure to sign up today! If you are interested in participating, please register for the program here. More information on the one-on-one mentoring program can be found on the Pipeline website.

DOE CSGF Program is Now Accepting Applications

The 2018–2019 application for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is now available online, with a deadline of January 17, 2018. Beginning in 2018, the DOE CSGF will offer a new track for those pursuing an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science with research interests that help use emerging high performance systems more effectively. Students in this track will focus on issues in high-performance computing as a broad enabling technology and not on a particular science or engineering application. Apply to the program before January 17, 2018, with supporting materials (reference letters, transcripts, etc.) also due that date.

Boyd Venture Challenge Accepting Applications

The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is accepting applications for the Boyd Venture Challenge through November 2. This seed fund grant awards up to $20,000 to startup companies owned by University of Tennessee, Knoxville students. Any legally formed company owned by a UT Knoxville or UT Institute of Agriculture undergraduate, master’s or PhD student is eligible to apply. To date, this fund has awarded $312,000 to 34 startups. For more information on submission requirements, visit

Scheduled Your Dissertation Defense Yet?

The deadline for scheduling a dissertation defense is rapidly approaching. If you are in a doctoral program and plan to graduate in fall 2017, don’t forget that you’ll need to schedule your dissertation defense with the Graduate School at least a week before the date of your defense. Since the deadline to defend a dissertation is November 3, the last day to schedule your defense is October 27.

One-Day Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research

The University of Tennessee Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) announces a one-day workshop to provide training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This workshop will take place on November 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in 106 Panhellenic. Representatives from across the campus research community will present on: collaborative research, culturally diverse mentoring, data management plans and best practices, acquiring and maintaining IRB approval at UT, and publication issues and best practices. Separate breakout sessions will be available for those who work with human subjects or conduct laboratory research, as well as an interactive discussion of real life research misconduct scenarios. Lunch will be provided and ORE will distribute certificates of completion for use on CVs and application documents. For more information, contact Donna Ford at To register, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

Bredesen Center Students Attend Policy Conference

A trio of UT students from the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education got a chance to study, collaborate, and meet with other women from around the world at the recent Women in Global Policy conference in Washington, D.C. Mallory Ladd, Christine Ajinjeru, and Jayde Aufrecht attended the weeklong event, which included discussions and debates, as well as visits to places where the country’s international polices are made and put to the test, including the U.S. Department of State. The three are part of the Energy Science and Engineering doctoral program at the Bredesen Center. Read more about their trip at the Tickle College of Engineering.

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