UGA ROOTS: 12/11/2014

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GSPS Research Day – Postponed

Thank you  to all who who expressed interest in the 6th Annual GSPS Research Day.  However, after careful consideration we have decided to postpone the event, and are aiming to reschedule for some time in the second half of the Spring 2015 semester.  We hope that delaying the event will enable more of our members to participate and showcase their research efforts to the broader community of students, postdocs, and faculty in the sciences.
Please keep your eyes open for announcements about our 7th Annual Career Symposium and another Terrapin Social!

Building Civic and Community Engagement into STEM Coursework

Representatives of the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Center for Innovation-South at UNC-Asheville will conduct a workshop presentation on Monday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, in the MLC Reading Room. Presenters will share what SENCER is doing with courses across the country, integrating real-world, community issues into STEM-related disciplines, and will lead discussions about lessons learned, effective practice, and ideas for implementing similar work here at UGA.

The presentation, titled “Building Civic and Community Engagement into STEM Coursework,” is free and open to any interested faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, staff, or others who want to know more about  integrating experiential learning into coursework in STEM fields. No advance registration is required. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning, the CIRTL network, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of STEM Education, and the UGA Teaching Academy.SENCER Flyer Oct 27

Postdoc Journal: Call for Contributing Editors

 

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Postdoc Journal invites Contributing Editors

Postdoc Journal, a Journal of Postdoctoral Research (JPR) and Postdoctoral Affairs (JPA), is currently seeking contributing editors from multiple disciplines. JPR publishes original research papers, reviews, progress articles, commentaries, perspectives and research highlights in ALL disciplines postdocs conduct research in. The journal is chalked out to be a monthly publication set to release on the 20th of each month. Interested postdocs are expected to contribute, at the least, 4 peer reviewed articles per year. The work could be in any of the formats supported by the journal, i.e. commentary, research highlight, progress article, perspectives, review and original research.

Endorsed by an advisory panel of eminent scientists, and managed by a team of 60+ postdocs on the editorial board representing a range of universities and disciplines, JPR has been publishing papers since January of 2013. It is an initiative to highlight the significant contributions made by postdoctoral fellows around the world to ongoing research in ALL disciplines. To capitalize on the steady growth the journal has witnessed since its inception, Postdoc Journal invites applicants from ALL research disciplines to serve as contributing editors.

Interested postdocs may contact the editors-in-chief Dr. Nicole Billings (anb11@mit.edu), Dr. Zi Chen (chen.z@seas.wustl.edu), senior contributing editor Dr. Raj Loganathan (rlogana2@jhmi.edu) or any of the editors on the current board.

The journal also encourages postdocs to join the fast-growing editorial team by filling-out the required information on the portal. We soon plan to form specialty sections on the editorial board based on various research disciplines.

 

UGA News: UGA to use $5 million gift to support Center for Molecular Medicine

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2014 GSPS Fighting Cancer Relay for Life is Friday April 4. Come join us!

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Relay for Life benefiting The American Cancer Society is today April 4th (7pm – 2am)!  Due to the rain the event has been moved from the IM fields to the Ramsey Center.

You can register for our team (GSPS Fighting Cancer) or make a donation at the link below:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=60025&pg=team&team_id=1511095

At the event, we’ll be doing henna tattoos!

Come support the fight against cancer!

Bake Sale for Relay for Life fundraising benefitting The American Cancer Society

We’ll be holding a bake sale, this Tuesday, April 1 on the first floor of Pharmacy South.

Nurture your body AND mind by picking up some guilt-free treats.  After all, the proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life :-)!

2014 Relay for Life

Relay for Life benefiting The American Cancer Society is rapidly approaching!  The event will be taking place on Friday, April 4 at the UGA Intramural Fields.

This is a great opportunity to serve the community and raise money for a great cause.

You can register for our team (GSPS Fighting Cancer) or make a donation at the link below:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=60025&pg=team&team_id=1511095

At the event, we’ll be doing henna tattoos, which were a big success last year.

In addition, we’ll be holding a bake sale, next Tuesday, April 1 on the first floor of Pharmacy South.  Nurture your body AND mind by picking up some guilt-free treats.  After all, the proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life :-)!

 

6th Career Symposium: Schedule of Events

6th career symposium

9:30-9:35am Welcome address

9:35-10:40am Resume and Career Building – Presented by the UGA Career Center

10:45-12:00pm Session 1

Dr. Beverly Purnell, Senior Editor of Science Magazine
Ms. Melissa Nikolic, Director of Education and Workforce Development at Georgia Bio. To download GeorgiaBio presentation click HERE
Dr. Gregg Hanold, Senior Director of Technology at Qbase

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:05pm-2:15pm Session 2

Dr. Biao He, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine and GRA Distinguished Investigator and founder and president of Cyan Bio Inc.
Mr. Derek Little, Environmental Engineer at the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Mark Davis, ThermoChemical Conversion Platform Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2:20-2:35pm – Public Health Resume Review/Coffee Break

Mr. Bryan Mallory, Program Manager at Emory Clinic
Mrs. Marisa Rosen, Program Evaluator at Cassandra Drennon and Associates, Inc.

2:40-3:25pm – Session 3

Mr. Bryan Mallory, Program Manager at Emory Clinic
Mrs. Marisa Rosen, Program Evaluator at Cassandra Drennon and Associates, Inc

3:30pm-4:00pm WorkReadyGrad Presentation – a company which specialized in connecting graduate students to employers prior to obtaining their degrees

4:05-4:10pm – Closing remarks

4:10-4:30pm Reception

Tentative Schedule for the 6th Career Symposium

9:15-9:30am Coffee and seating for event
9:30-9:35am Welcome address
9:35-11:00am Resume and Career Building – Presented by the UGA Career Center

11:05-12:20 pm Session 1
1. Dr. Beverly Purnell, Senior Editor of Science Magazine
2. Ms. Melissa Nikolic, Director of Education and Workforce Development at GeorgiaBio

12:20pm-1:25pm Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm Session 2
3. Dr. Bian He, Adjunct Professor and Founder and President of Cyan Bio Inc.
4. Mr. Derrick Little,  EPA,
5. Dr. Mark Davis, ThermoChem

2:30-2:45PM Break/Refreshments

2:50-4:00 Session 3
Speakers are to be announced shortly

4:05-4:10 Closing remarks
4:10-4:30pm Reception