Indiana University is made up of eight campuses statewide. Most offer several graduate degrees and all together support around 17,000 graduate students. Our flagship campus is in picturesque Bloomington, Indiana. Our medical school and many other graduate degrees are housed at our city campus, Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Friday, December 3, 2010

"Getting You Into IU" 2010 Event:

GU2IU is a pre-application campus visit for underrepresented minority students, underwritten by the President’s Diversity Initiative and coordinated by The University Graduate School.  Using the IU AGEP recruitment model, funded by the National Science Foundation, the University Graduate School identifies programs that prepare underrepresented students for doctoral studies.  Prospective applicants are invited to apply to the pre-application, fully-funded, early fall campus visit. This year's event took place October 10th-12th, and hosted 21 students.
Here are some comments from this year’s visiting participants:
“The faculty and staff were great. Everyone was prepared to talk with me, was eager to share their part of IU and truly loved what they were doing. Their enthusiasm was infectious! After visiting it is hard to imagine going anywhere else!”
“Networking with a wide variety was faculty members were not only informative, but fun. It was good to learn about their diverse backgrounds and research interests.”

“Certain participants at the university met with us more than once, which highlighted everyone's commitment to welcoming us during the visit and in the future.”

“I was impressed with the beauty of the campus and the willingness the faculty members had to meet with me despite their busy schedules.”

Friday, November 12, 2010

Professor Roel Snieder, Colorado School of Mines, "The Global Energy Challenge":

Part of the “Grand Energy Challenge” lecture series

Abstract. A stable and sustainable energy supply is one of the major issues of this Century. World-energy demand is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 20 years, while the production of petroleum — our main source of energy — is likely to peak in this period. The combination of rising demand and declining production of conventional oil raises the question: “What is the plan?” In the absence of a plan for a sustainable energy supply, coal and non-conven-tional oil are likely to become the main source of energy. These energy sources lead to much higher CO2 emissions per unit energy than the sources currently used. Combined with the expected increase in energy use, this aggravates global warming. We face the challenge to develop a strategy to develop a sustainable energy system with acceptable environmental impact. In my presentation I give examples what one can do as a teacher, student, consumer, businessman and as a citizen to make progress towards a more sustainable energy system.

Roel Snieder holds the Keck Foundation Endowed Chair of Basic Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines. He received in 1984 a Masters degree in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University, and in 1987 a Ph.D. in seismology from Utrecht University. In 1993 he was appointed as professor of seismology at Utrecht University, where from 1997-2000 he was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences. In 1997 he was a visiting professor at the Center for Wave Phenomena. Roel served on the editorial boards of Geophysical Journal International, Inverse Problems, Reviews of Geophysics, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. In 2000 he was elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for important contributions to geophysical inverse theory, seismic tomography, and the theory of surface waves. He is author of the textbooks "A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences" and "The Art of Being a Scientist" that are published by Cambridge University Press. Roel is a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2000 he is a firefighter in Genesee Fire Rescue.

Geology 143
Monday, November 15, 2010 4:00 PM
Refreshments in the Geology Lobby, beginning at 3:30 PM

Sponsored by:
IU Department of Geological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences Themester

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You are Invited to attend: Sustainable Energy Talk and Reception...

You are invited to attend a talk on sustainable energy hosted by the Women in Science Program of Indiana University’s Office for Women’s Affairs (OWA). The talk is co-sponsored by the National Society for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). A reception will follow.

Dr. Sossina Haile is an internationally recognized expert on fuel cell technologies. She observes that more energy from sunlight strikes the earth in one hour than all of the energy consumed on the planet in one year. Therefore, the challenge as a society is not to identify a sustainable energy source, but rather to capitalize on solar energy. Laboratories around the world are exploring this problem and Dr. Haile and her colleagues at the California Institute of Technology have developed a unique approach for converting water and carbon dioxide to storable fuels using the heat of the sun.

“Fuels from Sunlight, Water and Carbon Dioxide:
A Thermochemical Approach”
A talk given by Dr. Sossina M. Haile, Caltech
Thursday, October 21, 2010
3:00—4:00pm Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union
4:00pm Reception, Solarium, Indiana Memorial Union
Free and open to the public

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing our planet is sustainable energy. Remarkably, more energy from sunlight strikes the earth in one hour than all of the energy consumed on the planet in one year. Thus, the challenge modern society faces is not one of identifying a sustainable energy source, but rather one of capitalizing on the vast, yet intermittent, solar resource base. Laboratories around the world are pursuing a variety of promising storage methods for converting solar energy into a reliable energy source for on-demand utilization. Dr. Haile and her colleagues at Caltech have developed a unique thermochemical approach for converting water and carbon dioxide to storable fuels using the heat of the sun. In her talk, she will describe the state-of-the-art in this approach and the outstanding challenges.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Telling the Stories of the BPC Alliances:

How one NSF program is changing the face of Computing, click on link to read further:


National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students - 2011 Application Now Open:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

The 2011 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm local time on November 10, 2010. Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or http://www.nsfsi.org/.

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.

The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date over 2,000 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program.

Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by email at eapsi@nsfsi.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.

Burroughs Wellcome Funds Collaborative Research Travel Grants:

This award supports Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses.    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or are studying for a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and are interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences.  The award provides up to $15,000 in travel costs.  Application Deadline: 12/1/2010.  For more information, visit: http://www.bwfund.org/pages/487/CRTG-Program-Application-%28Pre-Award%29/

Looking for students with a passion to improve global health through a research career in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the second largest Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.

Candidates who are a college-level senior, medical school student, or doctoral candidate, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.

During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute's Maryland and Montana laboratories. The program takes place in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH campus, February 7–10, 2011. Students' expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.

Applications will be accepted from August 15 through October 15, 2010. Interested students can apply online through the program's Web site: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/labs/training/inro/Pages/default.aspx

Friday, September 17, 2010

AGEP 2010-11 Academic Year Information Session:

IUB AGEP's 2010-11 academic year information session took place Thursday, September 16th from 6-8pm. During this meeting AGEP faculty and students were provided with information on AGEP's goals, successes, opportunities, upcoming events, and the next steps for our grant program. Particpants were also given a chance to network and share ideas about how to advance under represented miniority participation in STEM graduate programs, while enjoying light refreshments. The information and events calendar provided at the meeting can be obtained by emailing agep@indiana.edu.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Graduate Student Reflection of OSU AGEP Summer Workshop:

Crystal M.

Department of Criminal Justice

I recently attended the “Surviving Your First Years as an Assistant Professor” workshop hosted at The Ohio State University in July 2010. This session was by far, if not, the most informative workshop that I have attended as a doctoral student at IU. During this workshop, we were provided with a great deal of resources and tools that help doctoral students successfully transition to a junior faculty position. This workshop addressed the different degrees of faculty roles and responsibilities, criteria for promotion and tenure process, and research and funding while in a tenure track position. In other words, this workshop stressed the importance of career planning, publishing, and the academic job market. Most importantly, the workshop provided us with strategies that can help us fulfill research, teaching, and service expectations when confronted with a series of obstacles while doing so in a way that allows one to maintain their integrity, emotional and physical health, and intimate and workplace relationships. However, the most important aspect of the workshop for me was the career planning session.

During the career planning session, we examined four main points: (1) a story--how others see your work; (2) reputation--how others see you; (3) plans--getting there; and (4) who to ask and about what. First, the importance of a story is to make certain that people understand and can easily evaluate what you are doing. Your story should create a sense of your career unfolding over an extended period of time. This can be done in a variety of ways by creating titles that easily connect conference papers to grants and publications. A story should also pinpoint your goals or contributions to a project and you should be able to explain your research in a way that other people will understand it. In other words, one should have an elevator pitch approach (i.e., similar to explaining one’s research to their mother), book flap/abstract approach (i.e., a summary of one’s research and major findings), and job talk and/or department colloquium approach. In addition, one should be known for their own work, thereby being mindful not to walk in one’s dissertation advisor’s shadow. Second, one should develop a reputation as being fair, invested, respectful, and respected. This means one should strive to be fair to students and colleagues, invested in the department and university’s success, respectful of differences, and seek to be respected by others. In addition, one should also demonstrate that he/she can multitask well. Third, one should take charge of their career by choosing opportunities that will help one’s professional growth and development. This means one should create a time management plan and avoid the syndrome of being a perfectionist. One should create a timeline for tenure and have projects at different stages. Finally, one should have several people to turn to for advice and support. In other words, one should cultivate mentoring relationships and have more than one advisor. One should seek many opinions and then develop his/her own. Most importantly, should not be afraid of making mistakes. Instead, one should grow, learn, and recover from mistakes made.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Student's Reflection of AGEP GLASS Workshop:

Nikole D. Miller-
Dept. of Linguistics

Attending the “Surviving your first years as an assistant professor” Workshop, held at Ohio State, was a memorable experience for me. I was able to get a better idea of what responsibilities, duties, and challenges lay ahead for the assistant professor on the tenure-track. The three most important pieces of information that I took away from this workshop are: (1) the difference between quick starters and typical new faculty is about behavior, not ability (2) the importance of having a mentor and a sponsor, and (3) everything is negotiable for your academic position.
1. The difference between quick starters and typical new faculty is about behavior, not ability.
What I learned from one of the sessions is that the only difference between those that seem to excel in their profession and those that seem to struggle is behavior. Quick starters tend to prioritize their time so that they’re able to devote more time to research and scholarly writing and less time on teaching. Quick starters also regularly talk to mentors and colleagues about their research and teaching in order to get advice and feedback on their projects.
2. The importance of having a mentor and a sponsor.
This was a message that was repeated in at least three of the five sessions at the workshop. Every speaker stressed the need for seeking some guidance to make it through the process. Most importantly, each speaker advised to not wait for there to be a problem to seek help. For a mentor, you should look for someone that you can talk to about your needs and concerns and they will advise you on what steps might be best for your situation. A sponsor is someone who is willing to use their influence behind closed doors to help you.
3. Everything is negotiable for your academic position.
One of the speakers advised to negotiate about everything in terms of your position. This means considering what your needs will be during your time at the university. Some of the things mentioned for negotiating included asking if you would have to teach during the summers, if you could have course reductions during your first year or two, if you can get a start-up research package in order to bring up and maintain your lab for the first few years, and if the university will cover moving and travel costs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Student's Reflection of Post Doc. Boot Camp:

Antiño R. Allen, Ph.D.-

I attended the UCSF-AGEP Post doc Boot Camp in September 2008. The information I received during the two day event was very helpful. We discussed issues ranging from the different types of postdocs that exist to negotiating a post doc salary. The most informative section for me focused on communicating clearly with potential mentors and how to evaluate a potential postdoctoral position. Some of the postdocs in the discussion groups placed paramount importance on the prestige of the principal investigator while others emphasized mentoring ability. I had a wonderful experience interacting the faculty and program director. In addition, I was extremely impressed with the training provided for the postdoctoral scholars UCSF. I am currently a ISIS postdoctoral scholar working under mentor Dr. John Fike at UCSF’s Brain and Spinal Injury Center (Department of Neurological Surgery). My research focuses on evaluating the effects of combined irradiation and traumatic brain injury Neurogenesis and Cognitive Function. In addition, I am examining whether the adverse effects of radiation combined injury can be reduced using an inhibitor of polyamine biosynthesis.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Surviving Your first Years as an Assistant Professor Workshop:

Nikole M. and Crystal M., two advanced IUB doctoral students, were invited to join other PhD students at the summer workshop organized by Ohio State University for the Great Lakes Alliance for SbeS (GLASS) AGEP. The workshop hosted was in collaboration with the Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives and Participation conducted by the Criminal Justice Research Center at OSU with core support from NSF, July 25-27, 2010. They met other PhD students from The Ohio State University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Penn State University and Temple University.
The workshop included sessions on career planning; and, managing revise and resubmits and other publishing skills; as well as presentations on the academic job market 101. A panel of CJSRI participants and local underrepresented faculty shared their lived experiences and offered advice on life as a new assistant professor. Keynote speaker and workshop session was Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore. She walked the participants thru the session, “How to win tenure without losing your soul”.

IU Physicist Modifies Einstein’s Theory:

Could we be living inside a black hole?

An IU astronomer and physicist has published a theory stating that our universe might be inside a black hole and that black holes in our own universe might contain universes of their own.

To read the rest of this story click here: http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=76333

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IU Connections Receive Award to Link Scientists Across Countries:

The National Science Foundation awarded $9.2 million to IU for two high-speed international network services, half to continue the TransPAC3 network connection to Asia and half for a new connection to Europe named America Connects to Europe.

To view the rest of the story click here:

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Doctoral Students Needed to Participate in Dissertation Research:

We are conducting a study on the experiences of African American female doctoral students enrolled in predominately White institutions (PWIs). This qualitative study aims to shed light on the doctoral students’ experiences and African American female doctoral students use to while enrolled in their programs at PWIs through semi-structured, audio-recorded telephone interviews. These interviews will last between 45 to 60 minutes. The questions seek to understand the experiences of African American females in doctoral programs.

To be selected, you must be a female doctoral student in a PWI in the United States, and you must identify as African American or Black. If selected for participation in the study, you will receive a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card for completing the interview and the member checking of aggregate themes. If you withdraw from the study before completing the interview and/or member checking you will receive a 10.00 gift card.

Confidentiality will be protected per IRB and ethical guidelines, and you will have the right to withdraw from participation at any time without penalty.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Marjorie C. Adams privately at adams.633@buckeyemail.osu.edu. You will then receive a screening document and a detailed information sheet. By expressing interest in this study, you are not committing to participate.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

AGEP Resource Manual for STEM Departments

The attached manual was created by IUB Midwest Crossroads AGEP program, as a guide for the use of faculty members working with underrepresented minority students in the areas of recruitment, retention, mentoring, and funding.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Meet Dr. Carolina Peñalva-Arana: IUB Post-Doctoral Scholar and Researcher

Indiana University Bloomington Post-doctoral scholar/researcher, Dr. Carolina Peñalva- Arana wants to know how animals detect chemicals cues in aquatic systems (in other words - taste and smell things under water). She conducts her daily laboratory research in aquatic chemo reception using tiny aquatic organisms called Daphnia.

“Its amazing how complex these small animals behaviors are, even though they are only about the size of a grain of rice. I want to understand through my research how they survive predation, find mates, know what to eat, etc…” in their environment she said.

Peñalva-Arana also hopes to better understand the health of an environment by focusing on the interaction between environment and survival/behavior of these organisms.

Peñalva-Arana was born in El Salvador and moved to California at the age of thirteen. Prior to beginning her research at IU in September 2007, Dr. Peñalva-Arana took a chance and applied to her “dream” school, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH). To her surprise, she was accepted and graduated with a doubled major in Biology and Spanish Literacy. She then pursued her graduate degree in Biology studying olfactory guided behaviors of Daphnia at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, and was also an honorary research fellow at UW-Madison.

After finishing graduate school, Peñalva-Arana received a National Institute of Health Fellowship - the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm) which currently funds her research investigating the evolution of chemoreceptor genes across two Daphnia species, and uncover genes that are specific to females, males and embryos. This research will help elucidate how the sexes differ and males find females, plus also help guide our understanding of how Daphnia are able to respond to predator chemical cues during their lifetime, including critical periods when they are still developing inside their mothers.

After the completion of her postdoctoral fellowship her next step will be one of the following two research avenues. The first avenue she would like to pursue is continuing in academia as a faculty member and teaching animal behavior and environmental ecology. Her second avenue of interest lies in intergrating her research with application through an environmental organization, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The application of her research is focused on using the environment and behaviors of these organisms to indicate the health of the environment.

Outside of the laboratory, Peñalva-Arana is one of the initial faculty advisors and founders of the Indiana University Bloomington SACNAS chapter (http://www.sacnas.org/sacnaschapters/public/index.cfm?id=52), an organization focused on advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science. She also spends her time mentoring undergraduate students.

Her advice for incoming graduate students?

“Make sure that you rotate through the labs and get a good feel for the different faculty, always apply for your own funding, and don’t be afraid to take chances.”

Friday, May 14, 2010

2010-11 Emissary Profiles

Meet the new Emissaries for Graduate Student Diveristy for the 2010-11 academic year:

Brian - Higher Education & Student Affairs
Gillian - Ethnomusicology and Anthropology
Heather - Ancient History and Ancient Greek
Ishani - Social Psychology
Jose - Informatics
Michael - Curriculum & Instruction
Omar - Law and Public Health
Sekou - Public & Environmental Affairs
Tomkia - Higher Education & Student Affairs
Viridiana - Developmental Psychology

Follow the link to read about each Emissary: http://graduate.indiana.edu/upcoming-emissaries.php

IUB AGEP Student Profiles on National Website

Six Indiana University Bloomington AGEP students are being highlighted on the:

National AGEP website: http://www.agep.us/profiles.asp
and the Midwest Crossroads AGEP website: http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/agep/profiles.php.

These students represent diverse academic interests and personal backgrounds. Highlighted students in the STEM disciplines are: Adrian Land, Biology, Windsor Tanner, Physics, and Verleen McSween, Vision and Science, and students in the SBES disciplines are: Chantalle LaFontant, Public Affairs, Melissa Quintela, Sociology, and Erikka Vaughan, Psychology.

Click on the links provided to read about each student’s background and academic research.

Monday, May 3, 2010

IU Ranked One of the Best Sciences Graduate Schools

Follow the links below to read further:



Welcome 2010-11 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity

The Indiana University Graduate School and Midwest Crossroads AGEP would like to welcome the new 2010-2011 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity. The new students represent a well-rounded, diverse group of outstanding IU graduate students from a variety of disciplines. The following students will participate in a year-long program to offer guidance and support to prospective IU graduate students. The new Emissaries are: Ishani Banerji, Viridiana Benitez, Tomika Ferguson, Sekou Kante, Omar Martinez, Jose Lugo Martinez, Brian McGowan, Michael Ndemanu, Gillian Richards-Greaves, and Heather Roberts.

For more information on the Emissary Program-
Please visit the Emissary website: http://graduate.indiana.edu/emissaries.php
And the Emissary Blogsite: http://grademissaries.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SACNAS: "A Walk in the Woods"

Last Friday I.U. SACNAS hosted "A Walk in the Woods: Sustainability at Indiana University". Six graduate students alongside Assistant Dean Yolanda Trevino took an afternoon break to visit the University Lake and the I.U. Preserve. After taking a tour of the new facilities for geological and environmental research, students participated in a hike and an outdoor lunch by the lake.

I.U. Discoveries

(Nolan Kane Photograph 2010)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Publishing Opportunity

This past Monday, five campuses (IUB, IUPUI, Purdue, Northwestern Evanston, and Northwestern Chicago) of our AGEP alliance participated in our first video-conference to discuss: (1) a collaborative book project – What it takes to get a PhD; and, (2) case studies and video vignettes that may accompany the book when published. Possible chapter topics were generated.                       

Below are a few examples:
• First semester transitions
• You aren't the only one struggling
• Success after Challenge
• Study Groups: Making them work for You
• Getting involved can also mean getting funded
• Networking Family and Friends: Staying in touch
• Focusing on the prize: Seeing the light at the end of the PhD tunnel

Graduate students will have the opportunity to write a chapter in collaboration with one to two other graduate students from our AGEP alliance. A total of 10-15 chapters are anticipated. First drafts have a November 2010 deadline when we meet again for our alliance research conference next fall. The goal is to have the book ready for publication in the spring 2011.

In addition, students at each campus can present a multicultural issue enacted through a 30 second video; posing a reflection or discussion question at the end of the video. A solution manual will be created at the November conference.

If you are interested in participating in one or both of these opportunities, email agep@indiana.edu by May 1.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SACNAS April Brown Bag Event RSVP NOW!!!

Hosted by Jenna Morrison (SPEA PhD Student) and Charlie Brooks
(Preserve Manager and Masters Student in Outdoor Education)
Friday, April 16th, 2010
From 11:30am-1:00pm

Meet at 11:30 at Wells Library Lobby to car pool.
Join your graduate peers for a hike around Griffey Lake and IU Preserve. Please bring your own brown bag lunch for a picnic outdoors!
RSVP to agep@indiana.edu by Wednesday, April 14th.

Resources & Events

Wanting to meet people in your discipline or area of expertise? Check these out:

GLOBAL: EPERNICUS: where science meets (http://www.epernicus.com/)

NATIONAL: JUSTGARCIAHILL: a virtual community for minorities in science (http://www.justgarciahill.org/)

REGIONAL: MIDWEST CROSSROADS AGEP: graduate student video conference - Monday, April 12, 1 – 3pm; Radio/Television Room 180, IUB (http://www.iuagep.blogspot.com/)


• SACNAS – Griffey Lake Hike and brown bag lunch, Friday, April 16 at noon.

• NOBCChE - http://www.indiana.edu/~nobcche/why.html

Monday, March 22, 2010

Graduate Student Video Conference

"Creating Case Studies for the STEM Disciplines"

Monday, April 12th from 1:00-3:00pm

Share your graduate experiences with students from IUB, IUPUI, Purdue & Northwestern to create collaborative case studies!!
IUB: Radio Television Building, Room 180
Please RSVP to agep@indiana.edu by Thursday, April 8th.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Charting the Course to Funding"

Funding Session:
At La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)
HOSTING: Dr. Carolina Penalva-Arana & Christy Erving

Your Laptop (If applicable); Come prepared with 3 Grant possibilities each with a different deadline: (1 spring, 1 summer, & 1 fall)

Websites Resources:
Grad Grants Center http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/
Community of Science http://research.iupui.edu/funding/cos.

RSVP to agep@indiana.edu by April 1st!

IU "Scientists at Work"

Profiles of today's groundbreaking researchers
and the impact of their
scientific work are available at:


IU Discoveries: Research from the Lab and Field

Keep up with the work if IU researchers through Discoveries. This semimonthly newsletter looks at IU's best research in both lab and field and includes articles abuot recent papers, ongiong projects, and sketches of the professional lives of scientists, medical researchers, and others who are making a difference.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cogntive Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Cognitive Science Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Indiana University
The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington invites upper-level undergraduate students and students who are graduating from college to apply to the Cognitive Science Visiting Undergraduate Program.

The program is designed to give students interested in Cognitive Science an opportunity to design and conduct their own research while working closely with a faculty mentor, at the top Cognitive Science Program in the country, for a full academic year.

Students selected for the program may enroll in up to 17 credits per semester, but will be expected to devote a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to research approved by the Cognitive Science Program. Students will also have the option to enroll in our outstanding undergraduate courses. The Cognitive Science Undergraduate Program stresses skills acquisition, and aims to foster the abilities that make students into scientists.

The application deadline is April 19, 2010. Those who are accepted will be notified by early May.

For further information, please see http://www.cogs.indiana.edu/academic/visit.html

ScientificBlogging Science Writing Competition

ScientificBlogging has just announced its Spring 2010 University Science Writing Competition.
Currently enrolled graduate students are invited to participate by submitting an original article on a scientific topic of their choosing. It is our hope to discover those exceptional students that not only know their science, but can also apply it and effectively communicate it to the scientific community – as well as the general public. Finalists will be chosen by an internal panel of ScientificBlogging staff, featured writers, and specialists in the various fields of science. The final winners will then be selected from among these finalists by on-line voting by ScientificBlogging readers.
The author of the article receiving the most overall votes will be awarded a $1,000 cash Grand Prize, as well as a 3-month paid writing internship at ScientificBlogging.com. In addition, the authors that receive the second and third most votes for their articles will receive cash prizes of $500 and $250 respectively. This is also an opportunity for all participants to have their work published and featured on a premier science site receiving over a million readers per month, and to be read and reviewed by some of the most respected minds and writers in the science community.
The competition runs from February 15, 2010 - March 15, 2010. The article on our website that provides the details about the competition, rules, and submission guidelines can be found at: http://www.scientificblogging.com/community_connections/announcing_return_university_science_writing_competion

Friday, February 26, 2010

March SACNAS Brown Bag Event: "Pros and Cons of Your Own Funding

HOSTED BY: Dr. Carolina Peñalva-Arana & Christy Erving

WHEN: Tuesday March 2nd, 2010, From 12:00pm-1:00pm
WHERE: La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Please bring your lunch and enjoy the session!

RSVP to agep@indiana.edu

Friday, February 19, 2010

SACNAS Spring Brown Bag Series

Mark your calendars...


February Event
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Topic: "How to Cope with All That You Need to Do"
Speaker: Dr. Maxine Watson, Dept. of Biology
Location/Time: La Casa (715 E. 7th St.) 12-1pm

March Event
Date: Tuesday, March 2nd
Topic: "Pros & Cons of Your Own Funding"
Speakers: Dr. Carolina Penalva-Arana & Christy Erving
Location/Time: La Casa (715 E. 7th St.) 12-1pm

April Event
Date: Friday, April 16th
Topic: "A Walk in the Woods, Sustainability at IU"
Speakers: Jenna Morrison, SPEA PhD Student & Charlie Brooks, Perserve Manager
Location/Time: Griffey Lake (Meet at Wells Library Lobby11:30am & Return at 1pm)

RSVP to agep@indiana.edu

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

15th Annual Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Student Conference

Join us for the 2010 Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Student Conference on Friday, February 19th. There will be panelists from a wide variety of disciplines speaking on a range of topics, including building your research record, being a good teacher without letting it consume you, navigating the academic job market, and everything in between!

Event: 15th Annual Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Student Conference
Date: Friday, February 19, 2010
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: IMU Solarium

The conference is free and open to all. There is a *free* lunch from 12:30-2pm, however seating is limited to 200 guests. To reserve your space, send an e-mail with your name, e-mail address, and department by Tuesday, February 16 to: iupffc@gmail.com. Dr. Sonya Stephens will be the keynote speaker.

Did we mention the lunch was *FREE*?!? We hope to see you there!
- PFF Conference Planning Committee

Friday, February 12, 2010

GLASS AGEP Professional Development Conference in Chicago

This past weekend (February 4th-7th) Dr. Yolanda Trevino with IU and IUPUI AGEP took 6 graduate students to Chicago for 3 days to participate in the Great Lakes Alliance for the Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (GLASS) Professional Development conference. This conference hosted students from IU, IUPUI, Purdue, Northwestern, Ohio State University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, and Temple University; with over 100 students in attendance. The topic for the weekend was "Tools of the Trade", with a purpose of helping graduate students learn the tools they need to succeed in graduate school and academia. Overall this opportunity was a fun and resourceful networking and development experience for the students.

In this picture are 5 of the 6 representatives from IU and IUPUI at the conference.