Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

December 14, 2018

STEM Circuits: 2019 Kick-Off on January 15

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is excited to announce that registration is now open for the pilot of their interdisciplinary STEM mentoring program for all Northwestern students, postdocs, faculty, and staff! STEM Circuits: 2019 will meet monthly from January until June, alternating between the Northwestern Chicago and Evanston campuses. At each meeting, they will explore a rotating topic of interest, (i.e., STEM communication, entrepreneurship/innovation, or Intersectionality) typically via a speaker or activity, followed by small group discussion and networking. 

December 10, 2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

Observe and meet with faculty to discuss their approaches to teaching and learning through this flexible quarter-long program offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern.

November 27, 2018

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute's NIH Graduate Training Program

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute's National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Training Program at Northwestern trains chemistry, biology, and engineering graduate students to work across disciplinary boundaries to address the big problems in biomedical research. The program provides second- and third-year graduate students with opportunities to pursue cutting-edge research, use advanced tools for innovation and discovery, and learn transdisciplinary problem-solving approaches.

November 26, 2018

Women as Leaders: Do they Make a Difference? - with Dr. Alice Eagly

Join the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative for a discussion on women's leadership with Dr. Alice Eagly and a brief introduction to our winter-spring quarter mentoring program, STEM Circuits. Interdisciplinary and cross-career level mentoring circles aim to build a diverse and inclusive local community that supports the professional development and advancement of graduate and postdoctoral women in STEM.

November 26, 2018

ACiDS Open Meeting on November 28

Academics for Careers in Data Science (ACiDS) is hosting its first open meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 11:00 AM in Ryan Hall, Room 4003. This graduate student group focuses on professional development for those interested in Data Science by meeting biweekly to strategize coding interviews and build coding portfolios on Github.

November 26, 2018

SIAM "Bridging the Gap" Seminar on November 30

Join Northwestern’s student chapter of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Math) for the first “Bridging the Gap” seminar of the year on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 PM at TechM128. Lunch will be provided. This seminar is designed to highlight the broad applications of mathematics to diverse disciplines. The talks will be tailored to be understandable to a general audience without field-specific knowledge.

November 12, 2018

Professional Development (STEM): CIRTL at Northwestern Information Session

Stop by during lunch to learn about Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) programs from past participants and opportunities for STEM and social science grad students and postdocs to earn CIRTL certification.

November 9, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

November 5, 2018

AAAS Now Accepting Applications for Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdoctoral trainees at media organizations nationwide.

November 5, 2018

WISER Fall Faculty Seminars

Following the success of their symposium last spring, Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) is introducing a quarterly faculty seminar series! Women faculty from Evanston and Chicago campuses will be featured once a quarter to talk about both their research and how they have navigated the path to professorship.

November 5, 2018

Office of Equity Training

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) as Kate Harrington-Rosen, the Equity Outreach and Education Specialist from Northwestern's Office of Equity, covers harassment in the workplace, discrimination, and reporting. Learn about the Office of Equity's role on campus and our responsibilities as campus members. Light refreshments will be provided.

October 30, 2018

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

The NRT Program is dedicated to supporting highly effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas through the use of comprehensive traineeship models that are innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.

October 29, 2018

NU SIAM Seeking Student Speakers for "Bridging the Gap" Seminar Series

The Northwestern chapter of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (NU SIAM) is looking for speakers for the fall quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar on Friday, November 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, at Tech M128.

October 22, 2018

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine Challenge

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade - the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the NSF. Apply by October 26.

October 22, 2018

Data Science Night on 11/1

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. 

October 22, 2018

CIRTL Presents: How Can We Interrupt and Mitigate Implicit Bias When We Witness It?

Join other Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff on-campus as we learn how to interrupt and mitigate implicit bias through this event organized by the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network. The Evanston and Chicago Campus viewing events are sponsored by CIRTL at Northwestern and the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative.

October 16, 2018

San Jose State University: 30+ Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Open

San Jose State University (SJSU) is seeking applicants for more than 30 tenure-track faculty positions open from across all disciplines at SJSU. All graduating PhD students and postdocs who are passionate about teaching and research are encouraged to apply.

October 15, 2018

NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition is Now Accepting Applications

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is an ideas competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants will earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

October 15, 2018

Professional Development Opportunities from the Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

October 15, 2018

STAGE Lab Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Fellowships

The Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Lab is now accepting applications for its fall 2019 fellowships.

October 11, 2018

Women of Color in STEM Programs Research Study

Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel in the Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology at Indiana University is currently conducting a study that seeks to understand the gendered and racialized experiences that graduate and postdoctoral women of color may experience in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

October 8, 2018

VATAT Fellowships for International Visiting Students

The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT) will award in 2018/2019 a few special fellowships to outstanding visiting students.

October 3, 2018

CNAIR Announces 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowship Awards

CNAIR is excited to announce its inaugural graduate student fellowship awards in 2018-2019! The Center’s graduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support research that is responsive to and engaged with Native communities and organizations, NAIS research, and historical and contemporary issues. 

October 2, 2018

2019 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.

October 2, 2018

Office of Fellowships Sponsoring Two NSF GRFP Preparation Events

The Office of Fellowships will be sponsoring two events to help students prepare their applications for the 2018-2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) competition.

October 2, 2018

INVO Series | Understanding Patents – Answering Common Questions From Academic Inventors

Calling all innovators! Join Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University for an informative luncheon program that will demystify the patent process on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 11:30 - 12:30 PM.

September 24, 2018

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

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.

September 19, 2018

"Writing a Killer Faculty Application" Workshop - Rutgers University

Getting a faculty position begins with the application. While many graduate students and postdocs are familiar with how to put together a cover letter and a CV, the research and teaching statements can be trickier. At this workshop, they will go over what makes a good packet, provide examples, and help you with your application whether you have anything written or not.

September 19, 2018

“Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)” CIRTL Online Workshop

Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL).

September 19, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community, CIRTL at Northwestern

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through CIRTL at Northwestern.

September 19, 2018

Call for Nominations: 2019 MAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Awards

The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2019 MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards. The awards are to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.

September 19, 2018

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship Opportunity

Applications are now open for the NPSC fellowship program. The NPSC Program provides a two-phase, six-year fellowship. Initial support is for two or three years, depending on the employer-sponsor.

September 16, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through an 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. This 8-week program is flexible and designed to accommodate the busy lives of graduate students and postdocs.

September 9, 2018

“Practicum in Developing Assessments” CIRTL Online Course

Develop two commonly used STEM assessments, multiple choice questions and classroom activities, and strengthen them through peer-review feedback in this 3-part online course offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This 3-week online course has biweekly sessions on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 PM CT on October 2, 16, and 30. Register by Monday, September 24 to participate.

September 9, 2018

“Equity in STEM for All Genders” CIRTL Online Course

Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This 9-week online course meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM CT from October 4 through December 6 (there will be no class the week of Thanksgiving). Register by Monday, 9/24 to participate.

September 9, 2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) Program

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a quarter-long program where STEM and social science graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in their disciplines. Participants are paired with a faculty mentor to meet with and observe several sessions of their course. Participants also attend three group meetings where they discuss literature about teaching and learning and share their perspectives from their teaching observations.

August 31, 2018

NU-SACNAS GRFP Panel and Meet & Greet on September 13

Join Northwestern’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for a Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Panel and Meet & Greet on September 13 at 5:30 PM in Tech M345. Please RSVP no later than September 10. 

August 27, 2018

Science Club Youth Mentoring Opportunity

Science in Society is seeking graduate students, postdocs, and/or staff to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program called Science Club. This initiative is designed to spark interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" to middle school kids through challenging, hands-on science and engineering investigations. The program serves around 145 youth weekly with sessions led by approximately 75 graduate students and staff mentors. Mentoring in the program is a minimal time commitment (1.5 hours a week, no prep needed) and prior mentoring experience is not required.

August 27, 2018

“Writing an Effective NSF GRFP Proposal” CIRTL Online Workshop on 9/13

Get a guided introduction to the application process for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) in this unique three-part online workshop that blends recorded lectures with a synchronous online session to bring participants together from all across the country. This workshop is offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). The online workshop will take place on Thursday, 9/13 from 2:30-4:30 PM. Please register by Wednesday, 9/12 to participate.

August 27, 2018

“The Academic Job Search” CIRTL Online Workshop on 9/12 & 9/19

Learn how to navigate the academic job market and uncover a wide range of tools and resources available to academics on the job hunt in this two-part online workshop offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). The online workshops will take place on Wednesday, 9/12 and Wednesday, 9/19 from 12-1:30 PM. Please register by Friday, 9/7 to participate.

August 20, 2018

Sci-ROI Annual Event 2018

The Sci-ROI Annual Event 2018 will be held on September 8-9 at The University of Chicago. Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the U.S. and India. Sci-ROI organizes the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) every year and invites participation from scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers from all across the U.S. who are seeking for a career in India in the STEM fields.

August 17, 2018

Free “Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review” Workshop on September 12

The Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching is hosting a "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review" Workshop on Wednesday, September 12, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at TGS Commons. This workshop is free, but registration is required. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines who have a draft of their teaching statement.

August 17, 2018

Free "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started" Workshop on August 29

The Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching is hosting a "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started" Workshop on Wednesday, August 29, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in TGS Commons. This workshop is free, but registration is required. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines, in all stages of drafting their teaching statements.

August 17, 2018

Medill Science Writing Course for STEM+ PhD Students

“Skills & Careers in Science Writing” is a partnership between the Medill School of Journalism, The Graduate School, and Science in Society. This course trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals. Fall 2018 applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills.

August 17, 2018

2019 Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Competition

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The fellowship, which is funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enables an American scientist or engineer to undertake postdoctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.

August 8, 2018

Dan David Prize: Call for Scholarship Applications 2019

The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. Each year, the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. 10 scholarships are awarded to students from universities all over the world and 10 scholarships are awarded to students from Tel Aviv University.

August 8, 2018

Freelance Opportunity: Proteintech

Proteintech Group, Inc. is looking for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to help them improve their search engine optimization for their antibodies.

August 6, 2018

Beyond the Bench Career Event on August 16

Meet prominent panelists from STEM fields and learn more about their careers by attending the Beyond the Bench Career Event on Thursday, August 16.

June 27, 2018

The Data Incubator for Fall 2018

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares master's students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

June 4, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities begin the week of June 18 on both the Evanston and Chicago Campuses.

May 29, 2018

Free Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab" that will take place on Thursday, May 31, from 10-11:30 AM at the Searle Center Library.

May 21, 2018

Managing Microaggressions

Join NU-SACNAS for a workshop in Managing Microaggressions as part of their Diverse Perspective in STEM Series. Learn to identify and respond to microaggressions that occur within academia and professional settings.

May 14, 2018

Northwestern Data Science Career Evening

Attend the Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop on May 15 from 4:30 - 8 PM.

May 14, 2018

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

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.

May 11, 2018

Fulbright Application Workshops

The Office of Fellowships is hosting a series of workshops to discussFulbright application components and develop successful application strategies. During the workshop we will walk through the application form identifying areas where applicants typically go wrong.

May 11, 2018

PhD Student Alex Gurvich Awarded Two Prestigious Fellowships

CIERA’s Alex Gurvich, a second-year astronomy graduate student advised by Professor Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, recently accepted two important fellowships within the same week. Part of the Galaxy Formation Group at Northwestern, Alex explores “the invisible universe” (the history and features of galaxies, stars, and supernovae) using computer simulations.

May 8, 2018

New T32 Funded Training Program for Postdocs

Congratulations to Professors David C. Mohr, PhD, and Madhu Reddy, PhD, who have received the Notice of Acceptance for a NIMH T32 training program to jointly train postdoctoral fellows in clinical science and human computer interaction focused on mental health.

May 7, 2018

Call for Applications for the Office of Fellowships Graduate Assistant (OFGA) 2018-2019

The Office of Fellowships seeks a doctoral candidate with an outstanding record of undergraduate mentorship to join them during the 2018-2019 academic year.

May 2, 2018

myDATA Phase III: Preparing PhDs for a Data-Driven World Application Instructions

Are you a graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching Python or R to your colleagues? Phase III of the myDATA program will be offering a short “train-the-trainer” series in which trainees will learn to effectively teach computational skills to others.

April 30, 2018

Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago)

The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex concepts arising in science, engineering and other technical fields to diverse audiences.

April 27, 2018

Bioprofessionals: Pathway to the Professoriate

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate series on academic job searches. In a series of panels this spring, they will explore all facets of academic job searches, from how to prepare to be a competitive candidate to negotiations and start up packages.

April 26, 2018

Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself in an informed and effective way. Topics will cover determining your “worth”, negotiation etiquette, and negotiating other relevant issues. 

April 25, 2018

INVO Series in Evanston

The Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern catalyzes the translation of university innovations out of the lab to benefit the public. 

April 25, 2018

Senior Consultant Position at Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, is the health care industry’s premier authority on health care trends, insights and market analytics. Their analytics and expertise help hospitals and health systems achieve sustainable growth and ensure ongoing market relevance through the development of an effective System of CARE.

April 25, 2018

PhD Student Opportunities with Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program

In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the Chicago Field Studies Program will offer two types of opportunities for PhD students to gain experience in teaching and/or program management.

April 23, 2018

Apply now to serve as the Graduate Writing Place GA or a Graduate Writing Fellow

In the 2018-2019 Academic Year, the Graduate Writing Place will offer two types of opportunities for advanced PhD candidates who wish to augment their writing, leadership, and teaching skills at the same time they improve the writing skills of other graduate students at Northwestern.

April 23, 2018

Now Accepting Application for the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP)

The Teaching Certificate Program combines seminars, workshops, mentoring, and small-group discussions to prepare participants to teach in their disciplines.

April 23, 2018

Graduate Learning & Teaching Symposium

The Searle Center invites you to a cross-disciplinary discussion about teaching and learning led by graduate students at Northwestern.

April 19, 2018

Call for Nominations: 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The Council of Graduate Schools seeks nominations for the 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards in the following fields: 1) Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and 2) Social Sciences.

April 18, 2018

2018-2019 GLAC Executive Board

GLAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Board. They invite all graduate students to nominate themselves or another individual for a position on the executive board for the next academic year.

April 16, 2018

Talking the Talk: Techniques from Language Classrooms for Teaching Academic Jargon

This workshop will equip instructors with pedagogical techniques based on research in second language acquisition, giving them a range of tools to empower students to engage fearlessly with new ideas, improve their comprehension of academic discourse, and articulate their own thoughts in this specialized language.

April 16, 2018

No Tear Grading: Responding to Student Writing with Realistic Expectations

This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for setting clear expectations for feedback--both for themselves and for their students.

April 16, 2018

Information Session on Leadership Opportunities at the Searle Center

Learn more about the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Program at an information session on April 18 from 3 - 4:30 PM at the Searle Center Library.

April 16, 2018

Apply Now for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camps

Applications for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camp are now available. Session One will run from June 18-29 and Session 2 will run from August 6-17.

April 16, 2018

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the remaining cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

April 16, 2018

Book Your Spring Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place has opened for the spring quarter, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.

April 12, 2018

T32 Research Fellowship

Versiti is the recipient of a long-standing, highly successful institutional training grant that supports postdoctoral research training in transfusion medicine and benign hematology.

April 9, 2018

HerStory 2018

HerStory is an outreach event for high school and middle school girls. They are currently seeking scientists and engineers to help with the event.

April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Graduation Deadlines

TGS students who wish to graduate in spring 2018 must meet the deadlines listed below.

April 4, 2018

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional postdoctoral training period.

April 3, 2018

Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS) 22nd Annual Conference

The Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) Great Lakes Chapter will host their 22nd Annual Conference: Transformation of Chemical Industry on May 19 starting at 8:30 AM.

April 3, 2018

GLAC & GSA Health Care Town Hall

Join GLAC & GSA at a Health Care Town Hall on April 11, 2018 at TGS Commons from 12 - 1:30 PM.

April 2, 2018

SONIC Speaker Series: Professor Gianluca Carnabuci

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 this Wednesday, April 4 at 10 AM to welcome SONIC Speaker Professor Gianluca Carnabuci of ESMT Berlin, who will present his talk.

April 2, 2018

Early Sign-Up Opportunity: Council of One Hundred Spring Networking Reception

Join your fellow Northwestern graduate students, recent graduatess, and other alumnae for an informative and interactive networking session sponsored by the Council of 100.

March 30, 2018

The Second Annual Inclusive Teaching Forum: Promising Practices: Learning from Our Community

On April 18, 2018, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will host a half-day event for faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff who teach to explore issues of inclusion, equity and diversity in learning and teaching; and engage in discussion around promising practices for inclusive teaching and learning at our community. 

March 30, 2018

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2018-19 academic year.

March 29, 2018

NU SACNAS Abstract Workshop

NU SACNAS in preparing for SACNAS 2018: The National Diversity in STEM Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas on October 11-13. Join them for a workshop on April 4 to learn how to write the perfect abstract and apply for travel awards.

March 29, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

In July 2018, Indonesia will hold simultaneous subnational elections to elect governors, mayors, and district heads in 17 provinces, 39 municipalities, and 115 districts. What does the data tell us about women’s representation in Indonesia’s subnational politics?

March 28, 2018

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement has two openings for graduate assistants for the 2018-19 academic year, including Summer 2019.

March 22, 2018

The Data Incubator

This program 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.

March 20, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW)

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) will take place from April 2-6.

March 19, 2018

WISER Spring Symposium

Join WISER this spring to highlight the work of women faculty here at Northwestern. Featuring research talks from five faculty members spanning multiple fields, find out what your colleagues are working on in other departments and engage with the wider STEM community.

March 19, 2018

Exploring Intersectionality: A Panel Discussion with SACNAS & QPGSA

Please join SACNAS, in partnership with QPGSA, for a discussion panel called “Exploring Intersectionality.” This is the first event from the Series: Diverse Perspectives in STEM organized by SACNAS.

March 16, 2018

Career Fair: American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is having their Annual Meeting in Chicago. As part of the meeting there will be a Career Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 AM - 3 PM at McCormick Place. There is no cost to attend the Career Fair, but registration is required by March 23.

March 14, 2018

NSF's Vizzies Challenge

NSF's Vizzies Challenge, now in its 16th year, invites researchers and members of the general public to submit their best science or engineering visualization. In partnership with, this year's Vizzies closes on April 15.

March 14, 2018

University and Industry Perspectives on Repurposing Drugs: Successes, Pitfalls, and Patent Opportunities

Join INVO for a presentation about the opportunities and challenges related to the commercialization of repurposed drugs.

March 14, 2018

Make Our Planet Great Again: Call for Applications

Four new funding programs have been launched as part of President Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative.

March 14, 2018

Outreach Opportunity: Career Day at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, a public school in Rogers Park, is seeking professionals at all career stages – including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows – to share their stories with sixth graders during their annual Career Day on April 12.

March 14, 2018

A Conversation with Roxane Gay

CTSS & The Women's Center are excited to announce A conversation with Roxane Gay on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 PM.

March 14, 2018

Free Tax Webinar for Postdocs and Graduate Students

This free webinar by Personal Finance for PhDs covers the information you need to know to file your US federal tax return.

March 12, 2018

Searle Center Leadership Opportunities

Applications for the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellow programs and Searle Graduate Associates are now open. Learn more about each of these opportunities during an information session led by current Searle Graduate Associates.

March 12, 2018

The Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Student Group Career Talks: Quiddity Solutions’ Robert Gerovski

What do graduate students need to know about pursuing careers in informatics and data science outside of academia? The BIDS student group explores this question in their monthly career talks with professionals in the field.

March 12, 2018

Information on Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern Computational Research Day will take place on April 10 on the Evanston campus. This event allows Northwestern researchers, faculty, students and staff from diverse disciplines to come together to learn, connect and share their experiences with computational research. A complimentary lunch and cocktail reception will be provided for registered attendees.

March 9, 2018

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students. Available courses and instructions for requesting registration are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage.

March 9, 2018

Visualization Competition for Computational Research Day

Northwestern IT is hosting a Visualization Competition and invites Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to submit their visualizations for consideration.

March 8, 2018

2018 Physics of Living Cells Summer School

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 2018 CPLC Summer School will offer multi-scale training in the latest experimental, computational, and theoretical biophysical approaches.

March 7, 2018

Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day

The deadline to submit an abstract to give a Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day on April 10 has been extended to Tuesday, March 13.

March 7, 2018

Graduate International Student Orientation 2018

Save the date for the Graduate International Student from September 6-7 2018.

March 6, 2018

Applications are now open for RSG

RSG is an 8-week research communication training program offered as a non-credit course to TGS PhD and postdoctoral fellows from all areas of research.

March 6, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM & Academia Initiative

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum invites students, postdocs, staff, and faculty from Northwestern and other institutions to a special event on March 15 from 12 - 7 PM that will focus on addressing inequalities facing women in STEM and academia, building a community to promote gender equity, and identifying solutions for the prioritization of work and lifestyle.

February 27, 2018

Strain Engineered Unusual Polar-to-nonpolar Transition and the Emergent Phenomena in Hybrid Improper Ferroelectrics

On Wednesday, February 28, SPIE will have Xuezeng Lu, graduate student in Professor James Rondinelli’s group in Materials Science and Engineering, presenting his research on “Strain Engineered Unusual Polar-to-nonpolar Transition and the Emergent Phenomena in Hybrid Improper Ferroelectrics.”

February 26, 2018

BioSurvival Skills: Job Search Series

BioProfessionals is pleased to present the BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series for 2018! Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement will discuss different types of jobs outside academia and resources to help you explore your options.

February 21, 2018

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15.

February 15, 2018

IDEAS Program Accepting Applications for 2018/2019

The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted on-line here. They will be evaluated as they are received, but are due no later than April 6.

January 29, 2018

Active Learning in STEM Online Course and Learning Community - Begins Week of February 5

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL MOOC, “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.”

January 22, 2018

Women's Health Research Day

zJanuary 25 is now considered "Women's Health Research Day" in celebration of tend anniversary of the implementation of the landmark policy set forth by the NIH, requiring investigators to consider sex as a biological variable.

January 16, 2018

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

Northwestern’s Graduate School and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop, to be held in Washington DC on March 18-21, 2018.

January 8, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Call for Applications 2018-2019

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open.

January 5, 2018

HLTH Conference Accepting Papers

HLTH is a new conference driving disruptive innovation in healthcare, and the Academic Discoveries program will showcase the work of innovators and researchers who are creating the next generation of healthcare. They are accepting papers through January 31.

January 4, 2018

Master of Science in Law Program Information Session

The Master of Science in Law degree (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law arms STEM professionals with the tools they need to succeed in today’s innovative economy. They are holding information sessions in the coming months for all interested candidates.