Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Chicago-area graduate students are invited to apply for the Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago), to be held at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the weekend of August 26-27, 2017.
Classes meet for approximately 1 hour and are free to Galter Library affiliates. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended.
Take time to honor students making a difference on this campus by nominating recipients for the Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Awards.
The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is hosting the annual Wine and Dine, A Grad and Alumni Affair networking and dinner event on May 4.
Dr. Magyar is a graduate of the Chemistry Graduate Program at Northwestern University and an alumnus of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program.
Northwestern Career Advancement invites PhD students to join us on a Consulting Career Trek.
The goal of Community Conversations is to provide a safe space for students to connect and discuss relevant and/or pressing issues that impact the graduate student community at large (e.g. staying motivated in the face of (academic) adversity or finding/creating community).
Garry Cooper, TGS Alum and CEO of Rheaply, invites you to join him for a launch party on May 4 in the Ward Building.
The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student volunteers for a STEM outreach program, the Engineering Grand Prix.
The INVO Practicum is a 2 year-old program open to all Northwestern students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern. This program requires attendance at training sessions and a commitment of 10 hours per week over a six-month period. The interns will gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for patentabilty and marketability as well as be expected to effectively communicate their findings with INVO staff. Application deadline is May 19.
The Women’s Health Research Institute is hosting a Two X Chromosomes in Academia event: Coffee and Conversation, on May 2 at 3:15 PM in the Cohen Commons Dining Room, Technological Institute, Room L-482 (2145 Sheridan Rd, 4th Floor North).
WGBH is looking for experienced science journalists, science media producers, or working scientists “with a commitment” to science communication to apply for the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication.
The Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter and UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to their Industry Career event on April 27
The Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Presents: Sex Differences in Maternal Phenotype, Maternal Metabolites and Newborn Metabolites in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study European Cohort.
The Drug Information Association (DIA) will be hosting its first ever complimentary Career Fair.
The German Center for Research Innovation will be hosting Falling Walls Lab New York on September 14, 2017.
If you have a personal project you’ve been putting off, or even if you have an idea you want to kick into gear, join the Knight Lab at Fisk 111 promptly at 10 AM on April 8.
BioProfessionals and CGSA are pleased to present the second workshop in our Job Search Skills series, Networking and Informational Interviewing.
There is an upcoming OPA Professional Development workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney (Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC) on April 11 at 10am in Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago).
The Graduate Writing Place is now accepting applications to serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow during the 2017-2018 academic year.
CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: If you are using one teaching technology in your class, it should be clickers*
Clickers, which go by more formal names like Audience Response Systems (ARS), have both supporters and detractors among faculty and students.
The Pathways Podcast features interviews with biomedical PhD holders working outside of academia.
On June 8-10, 2017, the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School are co-hosting a meeting, FOBGAPT2, in Denver to work through practical aspects of implementing new models.
This is a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by supporting promising scholars studying urban disparities to launch their academic careers at Wayne State.
The Research Assistant will design and create web-based surveys using Qualtrics, manage survey completion, analyze results, and report results in summary form. All work may be completed remotely via computer.
Grant Writing Teaches Valuable Professional Skills: Advice for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career—and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern.
Attend The Whole Scientist Course to Build Skills for Your Career (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)
The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week is a national initiative to show support and appreciation of the contributions, impact, and value of graduate students.
Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.
The Graduate Writing Place has opened for the spring quarter, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.
Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN.
The Department of Youth Development & Agricultural Education at Purdue University has a position available for a postdoctoral fellow. Interested individuals should apply by May 1.
The annual Northwestern Computational Research Day is being held on April 18, 2017.
This workshop will help graduate students and postdocs describe the relative value of learning communities and identify the characteristics of successful learning communities in either teaching or research settings.
Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) is hosting a talk by Mumu Xu and Lindsay Claiborn, co-creators of the podcast “Beyond the Microscope,” a podcast sharing the voices of women in STEM.
The NU Postdoctoral Forum, Chicago Graduate Student Association, and NICO invite all interested parties to a Data Science Career Evening.
The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a Networking brunch at Beatrix in Streeterville.
This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.
Two exclusive opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Both are currently accepting applications.
The American Society for Cell Biology, in partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive course from July 9-15, 2017, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.
Plant-It Purple will together after Spring Break to give the tiny plants some more room to grow by transferring them into pots.
Dr. Birkett will present several examples of how social inequalities are present within and perpetuated by data systems.
The march will take place in downtown Chicago on April 22.
Graduate school is a high-demand learning environment, and the demand can be even greater when coupled with the unique stressors carried by graduate students of color.
The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student mentors for a STEM outreach program, Science In your Community Centers (SICC) Saturdays.
This scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field.
This research grant is for PhD students at U.S. and Canadian universities who are members of groups under-represented in computing.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately within the Kenter laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. Applicants will investigate the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms regulating humoral immunity
This event is part of a national public education program designed to expose girls and boys to a variety of workplace roles.
Spring is slowly arriving and we have coffee and treats to help you and your little ones celebrate the change of seasons and quarters!
InfoSocial 2017 is April 7-8 at Northwestern University, Evanston Campus
McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to be inspired and make a difference!.
RSG is a non-credit course that brings in experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.
Dr. Matheny will present an overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).
Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting three speakers next Wednesday from 4-5 PM in TGS Commons who are going to provide three perspective in energy efficiency for cities and large institutions.
Connect with organizations in a variety of industries online via chat sessions to learn about their internship, job and co-op opportunities at the Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair.
Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, and quantitative social science programs are invited to apply for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Program.
ClearView Healthcare Partners will be accepting applications for the entry level Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position until 10:59 pm CT on March 19. If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in March/April of 2017. The ClearView Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position will begin in summer or fall of 2017.
The NLA is offering young professionals and university students an exciting opportunity to hone their leadership skills while exploring rural entrepreneurship in Nepal.
Informational Webinar on the Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program and Fi2 Application Process
The NIGMS PRAT Program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH Intramural Research Program, access to NIH's extensive resources, mentorship, career development activities and networking.
MDT is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.
Check out these events in March from ADCA and BCG.
The UCSF IRACDA Scholars Postdoctoral Program is currently soliciting applications for their 4-year postdoctoral program aimed at promoting diversity in the biomedical sciences.
If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.
Join Astronomy on Tap Chicago for an evening of space and beer at Half Acre's taproom.
SPIE be hosting a presentation by Professor Yonggang Huang on "Stretchable electronics" as part of their seminar series which is supported by the materials science department.
Spend an evening with the Northwestern Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) on March 28th from 6-9 PM. Dinner, drinks, and three hours of WhirlyBall, a game that is a mix of bumper cars-lacrosse-basketball.
Videos of the lectures and panel discussion are now available online.
NSF has identified improvement in graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce and workforce diversity as Agency Priority Goals.
In a series of 4 monthly workshops, stages of the non-academic job search will be covered, beginning with exploring careers and ending with interviewing for jobs.
On Tuesday, Nick Whitaker, training and development manager for Google, will host a workshop about the Google News Lab initiative. This event is put on by the Knight Lab.
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.
Bain & Company invites graduate students and postdocs to attend their Curious About Consulting (CAC) event on Friday, March 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in their Bain Chicago office.
BCG would like to invite you to join their Ethnic Diversity Network for a reception to meet members of their Black and Hispanic cadres and hear about various leadership opportunities you can take advantage of within the Network.
Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 AM!
Demonstrating resilience through challenging situations is a critical component of professional success.
Jointly hosted by SIAM chapters of UIC, IIT, and NU, CASSC is a conference that highlights application of mathematics in diverse disciplines.
Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate presents a west coast swing workshop and tap workshop for swing dancers.
SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Jean-Baptiste Kempf as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.
Norris will keep students motivated during their studies with food and stress-free activities.
Northwestern PhD/Master’s students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni are encouraged to attend this free recruiting event, which will feature employers from a range of career fields!
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.
Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement.
Focusing on enhancing community and inclusivity in the classroom, this interactive workshop will include evidence-based tips for implementing group-worthy activities, forming groups, and dealing with the common challenges of facilitating group work.
After a vitriolic anti-science and anti-evidence national election, Republicans control The White House and Congress.
Apply now for Spring Quarter Writing Groups! Virtual Groups Now Available!
The Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) will host its 6th Annual Consulting Case Competition on March 31, 2017.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Student Health Services and Northwestern University's Health Insurance Services at the Chicago Campus
CGSA and TGS presents: Part 2: Everything You Wanted to Know about Student Health Services and Northwestern University’s Health, Dental, and Eye Insurance for Graduate Students.
BioProfessionals presents “Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA” with Sally McIver, PhD (Assistant Director, NUIN).
The Center for Leadership offers opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their skills in an environment that nurtures experimentation and innovation.
Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium.
The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a 3D Printing Networking event at mHUB, (965 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago), featuring Dima Elissa, Founder and CEO of VisMed-3D.
Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students.
Science Outside the Lab Workshop: Opportunity for a PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow to Learn about Science Policy
This two-week workshop, Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes.
Professional Development Opportunities at Northwestern: Learn What Opportunities Are Available to Graduate Students from Alumni of the Programs
Hear from graduate students who have participated in professional development to improve their writing, science communication, presentation, teaching, leadership and management abilities.
Join Northwestern IT Research Computing Services and the Chicago Graduate Student Association for an R programming workshop on Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th from 9am-5pm.
Step Up is a program that focuses on equipping its audience on how to become an active bystander by facilitation of tools such as the 5 Steps of Bystander Intervention, the 4 D's (Distract, Delay, Delegate, Direct), and the See Model.
The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.
The mission of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois is to create a quantitative, predictive, and physically-based description of living systems.
The inaugural meeting for the NU science advocacy group is February 14 at 2 PM.
Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education.
Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.
Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills.
The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn.
This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use.
Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively.
Join Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) for "Careers and Conversations with..." Erika Jefferson.
The TGS Family Resource Liaison cordially invites you to join the new Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group on Canvas.
The Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University, has an opening for Technology Commercialization Specialist for the physical sciences.
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Megan McNerney, MD, PhD, in the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago.
Versatile PhD will host a free panel discussion on PhD Careers In Conservation, Feb. 6-10, 2017.
In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and Northwestern University's Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, NUBAO invites middle school and high school science educators from the Chicago area to apply to attend their 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop.
Join fellow graduate students in Memphis, Tennessee to explore the food, music and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social issues and sharing the value of volunteerism
Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 15th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at the University Center in downtown Chicago.
Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.
Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is looking for speakers for the winter quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar.
The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pursuit Award competition. This international award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year.
The Science Writing and Communication course is a free evening course that allows science and engineering PhD students to distill their scientific research into engaging stories for lay-audiences and to get feedback from professional science writers.
Northwestern's NU BonD (Building on Diversity) is a graduate student-led organization whose primary goal is to foster a community built on inclusivity and diversity of thought, ideas, and backgrounds within the Department of Chemistry.
This workshop will introduce participants to active learning strategies and discuss how to design active learning lessons for different types of classroom environments (either a large lecture or smaller lab section).
The English Language Programs (ELP) staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews.
Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) and CHIentist cordially invite you to a free event that will feature a panel with highly-experienced industry professionals discussing their own tips for making useful connections that can alter the course of your career.
Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that The Graduate School (TGS) students and postdocs can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially.
The Visiting Scholars Award Program provides financial support for faculty and students to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year.
The Summer Language Grant (SLG) is intended to assist PhD students with expenses related to language training during the summer for their research.
The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), Digital Humanities Research Grant and Digital Humanities Travel Quarters Grant are due today.
Learn how to implement effective teaching strategies in the college classroom through the CIRTL MOOC.
This workshop covers different ways in which educators can use evaluations at different times in their course to achieve different pedagogical objectives.
The Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting a lunch talk on January 25th 12-1PM by Dr. Said Al-Hallaj (CEO of AllCell Technologies) on how his company is making lithium-ion batteries safer through phase change composite packaging.
This grant provides two $25,000 grants to undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scientists who show a strong interest in the research of the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics.
This fellowship provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
On Friday, January 20, the club’s mentor, Gloria Kim, will be giving a speech.
Join fellow women in academia for Galentine's Day. GWAN will be streaming a movie and providing sweet treats.
The Office of the Provost and Office for Research are beginning to examine research spaces on campus in preparation for a strategic planning and space planning process. This will allow Northwestern to assess current and future needs regarding new research buildings and space.
Judges are needed on January 19 & 20 for the Chicago Public Schools’ Elementary and High School Science and Math Fairs hosted by Chicago State University.
The Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students to help mentor undergraduates in their Brady Scholars Program.
Northwestern’s MLK commemoration features two-week-long series of events
ComSciCon is a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students.
Coffee hours will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses the last week of the month.
Last year the WHRI launched the Two X Chromosomes in Academia (2XA) workshop series in order to promote the advancement of women in STEM at Northwestern throughout all stages of their career.
Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.
Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market? That grant application that needs to cater to an audience outside your discipline?
Career Development Event at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago from April 22-26, 2017.
The Emerging Scholar Award is open to first or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the technology sector.
Meet 80+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, hiring for both internships and full-time positions. The fair is open to all Northwestern students and alumni to learn about internships and full-time opportunities, with different employers attending each day.
The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.
Crown Agents USA wants to collaborate with qualifying students to analyze the impact of development work and its implications.
A workshop for formatting publication-worthy figures
The National Science Foundation (NSF) December 6 released Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2015.