DOE SCGSR 2020 S1: Graduate Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Project Nature Newsletter – March Issue

The Project Nature Lecture Series, affiliated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association, is dedicated to informing of the many ways in which one could get involved in making a significant and meaningful contribution towards fighting climate change. More information about the lecture series is here and the March 2020 newsletter is attached. Past issues of the newsletter can be found here. You can also learn about ways to get involved with Project Nature here: https://u.osu.edu/maemega/project-nature-get-involved/ 

This month’s newsletter is focused on cavity-nesting birds like nuthatches, woodpeckers, chicakdees and bluebirds, et al.

Due to recent restrictions imposed by the University in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, all Project Nature Lectures scheduled through at least March 30th have been suspended.

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Project Nature Newsletter and Lecture Series – February Issue

The Project Nature Lecture Series, affiliated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association, is dedicated to informing of the many ways in which one could get involved in making a significant and meaningful contribution towards fighting climate change. More information about the lecture series is here and the February 2020 newsletter is attached. Past issues of the newsletter can be found here. You can also learn about ways to get involved with Project Nature here: https://u.osu.edu/maemega/project-nature-get-involved/ 

This month’s newsletter talks about IPCC – the United Nations body dedicated to studying climate change – and the key takeaways from its 2018 special report that was in the news.

The first Project Nature Lecture Series event of the new year will be held on Friday, February 21st at 12:15 PM in E100, Scott Lab, OSU. Join the curator of Orton Geological Museum at OSU, Mr. Dale Gnidovec, to learn about the geological history of Ohio. We will be webcasting the talk through OSU Zoom, so that if you can’t make it to the talk, you can still join us via the internet! You do not need an OSU account or a Zoom account to join the webinar. Follow the link below to join

https://osu.zoom.us/j/402898289

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Project Nature Lecture Series-February 21 2020

Project Nature Newsletter & Lecture Series – January Issue

The Project Nature Lecture Series, affiliated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association, is dedicated to informing of the many ways in which one could get involved in making a significant and meaningful contribution towards fighting climate change. More information about the lecture series is here and the January 2020 newsletter is attached. Past issues of the newsletter can be found here. You can also learn about ways to get involved with Project Nature here: https://u.osu.edu/maemega/project-nature-get-involved/ 

This month’s newsletter talks about IPCC – the United Nations body dedicated to studying climate change – and the key takeaways from its 2018 special report that was in the news.

The first Project Nature Lecture Series event of the new year will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 12:15 PM in E100, Scott Lab, OSU. Join the curator of Orton Geological Museum at OSU, Mr. Dale Gnidovec, to learn about the geological history of Ohio. We will be webcasting the talk through OSU Zoom, so that if you can’t make it to the talk, you can still join us via the internet! You do not need an OSU account or a Zoom account to join the webinar. Follow the link below to join

https://osu.zoom.us/j/449853820

Project Nature_Newsletter-January_2020

Project Nature Lecture Series-January 30 2020

Buckeye Food Alliance Food Pantry

Buckeye Food Alliance sponsors a free student food pantry with resources to help all OSU students, including graduate students, who might be experiencing food insecurity.

The pantry offers fresh produce, non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, and other types of support at no charge to any OSU student who visits.  Hours and more information are available at https://www.buckeyefoodalliance.org/.

Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study (Ohio State, Bioscience and Related Fields)

Thank you for taking the time to read this call for volunteers. I am seeking participants in a study to understand more about the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the biosciences. I’m looking for folks who have attended (or are attending) colleges and universities across the United States to take at least one short survey.  If you wish to learn more, or to take any of the surveys, please click the links below.

I have four short surveys that you may be able to take.

The first two surveys are looking for folks in the biosciences. Survey 1 (https://bit.ly/2Zbr2Ig) asks that you also identify as an LGBTQ+ person.  Survey 2 (https://bit.ly/2YvI1rm) is open to anyone in bioscience, and includes a data collection tool called an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

Survey 3 (https://bit.ly/2MjHRgC) is open to anyone in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field, so long as they identify as LGBTQ+. Because I ask you to compare some of your experiences, you should also have taken at least one course in any bioscience or life science field.

Survey 4 (https://bit.ly/2MjFSbS) is open to anyone who has taken some college coursework, regardless of field or sexual orientation or gender identity. However, this also includes an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at the University of Arizona at 520-626-6721, or online at http://rgw.arizona.edu/compliance/human-subjects-protection-program.

Please contact Tony at tonyrcolella@email.arizona.edu if you have any other questions or comments.

Tony Colella
PhD Candidate, School of Geography & Development
MFA Creative Writing, University of Arizona, 2014
pronouns: he/him

Your opinion on graduate research and graduate school

Hello!

If you are a graduate student enrolled in a PhD program in biology or the life sciences, we need your help!

We are requesting your assistance to improve graduate and undergraduate research experiences across the US! As a part of the Biology Education Research Lab at ASU, we are interested in biology/life sciences PhD students’ experiences in graduate school.

We would like you to complete a short ~10-minute survey about your experience in graduate research. Your input will be completely confidential and used only for educational research; your responses in this study will not have any effect your research experience and no one from your lab will ever see your answers or opinions. As a token of our thanks, you will be entered to win a win one of four $50 gift cards from your choice of Starbucks, Chipotle, Amazon, or Target.

If you are interested in participating, click the following link to fill out our short survey: https://asuclas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50W4V4RMraf1ugl

At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to indicate whether you are interested in participating in a follow up Skype interview to further discuss your experiences in graduate school in exchange for a $15 gift card to either Starbucks, Chipotle, Amazon, or Target.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Brownell at sara.brownell@asu.edu.

Thank you!

Sara Brownell
Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

Project Nature Newsletter and Brown Bag Lunch – October 2019

The Project Nature Lecture Series, affiliated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association, is dedicated to informing of the many ways in which one could get involved in making a significant and meaningful contribution towards fighting climate change. More information about the lecture series is here and the October 2019 newsletter is attached. You can also learn about ways to get involved with Project Nature here: https://u.osu.edu/maemega/project-nature-get-involved/ 

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Brown Bag Lunch – October 24