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And the NSF Student Poster Symposium Award goes to…

Mr. ARN Sakib! Congratulations!

Mr. Sakib received the NSF Student Poster Symposium Award (Prof. Adnan, Advisor).  His entry was competitively selected as one of the best among a record-breaking 342 applications. Sakib will present his poster on November 14th at the upcoming ASME IMECE 2012 conference in Houston.   Trophy

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International Grad Student Conference on Transatlantic History

On Oct. 25, 2012 come out to hear Ian Tyrrell and his infinite knowledge on “The Spaces and Times of Transatlantic History and Historiography.”  Tyrrell is a scientia professor of history at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Panel discussion begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. in University Hall and Nedderman Hall.  Keynote address is 5-7 p.m., Room 601, Nedderman Hall. 

Get the full schedule!

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Apply for a Travel Grant ASAP

Travel grant applications for sustainability research are due Monday Oct. 15th. Travel Support Grants of up to $500 per person will be awarded to students for conferences, seminars, workshops, and/or related student engagement in activities on sustainability and the environment.  Already went to an event?  If you went between Sept. 1 – Oct. 15, 2012 then you qualify for reimbursement!  Apps go to the University Sustainability Committee.  For more information, visit Campus Sustainability or contact Chris Morris at

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CIRTL, STEM, and Coffee anyone?

CIRTL is The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). “CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. The goal of CIRTL is to improve the STEM learning of all students at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation”

CIRTL Online Coffee Hour is an opportunity for STEM graduate students, post docs and faculty to get together and talk about STEM, careers and teaching

This month:

Alternative academic careers: Using your teaching and research skills outside the classroom
Tuesday April 17 at 1pm CT (11am PT/12 noon MT/2pm ET)

While tenured academic faculty positions are a great place to take those STEM doctorates, there are lots of alternative academic careers (alt-ac) that appear to be increasing in both number and prominence. Where are these positions? What industry alt-ac options still allow you to use your teaching skills? What alternative career options exist in academia? How does one pursue these positions in a job search? Hear from three panelists who are using their STEM expertise in alternative academic careers within and outside of the academy.

Join the discussion, hear what others have to say, and share your insights!

Facilitated by:
Katie Moynihan, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan
Hillary Hager Carter, AAAS Fellow, U.S. Department of State
Mark Urban-Lurain, Associate Professor, Center for Engineering Education Research, College of Engineering, Michigan State University

WBT – World’s Best Technologies – Call for Posters

World’s Best Technologies Showcase 2011- Invitation for Posters

UT Arlington is hosting the World’s Best Technologies Showcase March 22-23, 2011 and YOUR work could be part of the SHOWCASE!

This is a great opportunity to network with an audience of venture capital investors, angel investors, Fortune 1000 licensing scouts, WBT2011 presenters, and attendees.

Poster Session Schedule
All posters will be displayed in the University Square – Exhibit Hall, Arlington Convention Center
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Poster Submission and Deadlines

To reserve your spot for the poster session, please submit your abstract
Abstracts should be 350 words or less. All abstracts will be reviewed by a committee for acceptance and approval is notified by email, on a first come first served basis. A $100 registration fee is required for all selected poster participants, and includes access to the exhibit hall and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday; however there is no cost to apply. The deadline for submission of proposals for the poster session slots is March 5, 2011.

Each selected Poster Session Presenter is provided a board to display a 4X8 poster related to their research or technology and the opportunity to network with an audience of venture capital investors, angel investors, Fortune 1000 licensing scouts, WBT2011 presenters, and attendees.

Awards will be presented to the top three posters. An outstanding poster, first and second runner up will be selected by a panel of judges. The judging of the posters will take place on March 22, 2011 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM and the awards will be presented on March 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM.

The posters will be judged on

1. Innovation
2. Commercial Potential
3. Visual Presentation
4. Oral Expression