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Engineering Fellows Program at Kleiner Perkins (KPCB)

KPCB Fellows spend their time working at companies like Pinterest, Coursera, DoorDash, Airbnb, Square, Slack or another company in the #KPFamily. The work experience is incredibly valuable as fellows are mentored by a senior technical leader. At the same time, you are also invited to one-of-a-kind events hosted by KPCB where you meet partners from Kleiner Perkins, CEOs and senior executives from many of our portfolio companies, and other bright fellows who will go on to change technology in the future. The idea is to expose you to as much as we can offer, so that you can leave your the summer with a better understanding of how iconic companies are built and hopefully, one day, start your own or be a part of the beginning of a new venture. As a Fellow, you’ll be joining a network of amazing alumni fellows who have gone on to be venture capitalists, start their own companies, join rapidly growing startups and so much more.

The answer to most questions can be found on http://kpcbfellows.com/faq

Over the course of a summer, KPCB Design and Engineering Fellows join our portfolio companies, where they develop their technical or design skills and are mentored by an executive within the company. Participants in our new Product Fellows program will get the chance to spend a full year working at a Silicon Valley startup. Fellows will also be invited to attend both private events held by Kleiner Perkins as well as by our portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering and design students, network with luminaries in their respective fields, and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn more in Handshake, then apply online.

Joanna Workman, Asst. Professor of Psychology at SUNY Albany :: Seminar Series

“Nursing alters behavioral and neural outcomes relevant for postpartum mental health”

Dr. Workman’s area of interest is Postpartum depression (PPD). PPD affects approximately 15% of women after giving birth. Currently, the causes of PPD are not fully understood. Motherhood comprises substantial hormonal and experiential changes that reorganize the brain and behavior. Dr. Workman is particularly interested in the neural, endocrine, and immunological changes that occur with reproductive experience (i.e., pregnancy and mothering) in females and how these changes are relevant for PPD. Further, her laboratory focuses on the role of hippocampal (and to a lesser extent, prefrontal cortical) remodeling in depression-like behaviors and cognitive changes following reproductive experience. Dr. Workman’s lab uses a variety of techniques including animal husbandry, behavioral testing, surgery, radioimmunoassay, immunohistochemistry, and brightfield and fluorescence microscopy. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Postpartum changes in depression-like behaviors, stress responses, and stress sensitivity.
  • Maternal experience and brain plasticity (hippocampal neurogenesis, neuronal remodeling, spine density).
  • Hippocampal- and prefrontal cortical-dependent cognition during and after the postpartum period.

Joanna Workman, PhD received her B.A. in Psychology in 2005 from Ohio University and her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2010. After that, she moved to the west coast of Canada to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia. In January 2015, she joined the faculty at the University at Albany as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department.

This event is co-sponsored by the Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience departments.

Friday, October 6 at 12:30 pm in BiHall 216

Lunch will be available at 12:15 pm.

NSA 2017 Codebreaker Challenge

Can you crack the code and prevent major city disruption?

Imagine this: NSA has been asked to investigate suspicious network activity within a large SCADA system that controls critical infrastructure for multiple cities. It’s your job to find out what’s going on and prevent major havoc within highly populated areas.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Then gear up for the fifth annual NSA Codebreaker Challenge! The challenge invites college students to investigate how a system was compromised and neutralize the threat.

Thousands of students from hundreds of schools participate in NSA’s annual Codebreaker Challenge, and only a select few make it to the end. Can you?

On Thursday, Sept. 21, NSA will host the NSA Codebreaker Challenge Sneak Preview to introduce this year’s challenge. During this live webinar, you’ll get tips on how to execute the six-part challenge, from network analysis to crafting an exploit to take down the malicious server.

Register now for the Sneak Preview and get a jump on this year’s challenge!

Seats are limited, so don’t put it off!

Math Circus II: Fallacies, Flaws and Flimflam PLUS Student Speaker

Find the errors in short “proofs” for such surprising results as 1 = 0, some collections of positive numbers add up to a negative number, all horses are of the same color, etc.

Special Presentation (3 – 3:15) by Sabina Haque, ’18: “Analysis Of Endocytic Proteins By Stochastic Modeling Of Fluorescent Signal Lifetime”

Enjoy Refreshments as well. Open to the public.

Friday, September 22 from 2:45-4:30 pm in Warner 203

Save the Date: Annual Fall Finance Trip

Spend your Fall Break in New York City meeting alumni who work in top financial services firms!

A window into Wall Street. This is your opportunity to meet investment bankers, asset managers, and traders, and understand what they do. This is a CAN’T MISS opportunity for anyone even remotely interested in finance as a potential career path.

This trip is open to ANYONE interested in the world of finance. It is especially important for sophomores because now is the time to start prepping for the summer 2019 analyst application process.  First-Years should attend to learn about various roles and opportunities within firms.

More information on how to register will be shared in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

Final Note: In order to participate you must wear business formal attire. Accommodations and transportation are up to each individual, but there is a break bus going to and from NYC straight to Penn Station! (There’s also a Megabus from Burlington).

Any questions? Contact Brodie Miller and Jigar Bhakta at sic@middlebury.edu

First-Year and Sophomore Health Professions Information Meeting

All students new to health professions are welcome to attend this information session. If you haven’t done so already, it is a great opportunity to meet with Hannah Benz, Assistant Director of Health Professions & STEM Advising. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physician Assistant or other health profession, come learn how a successful application takes more than just good science grades.

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge

Can’t make it to the meeting but interested in joining our mailing list for future events? Email us at hprofess@middlebury.edu and we will be happy to include you in our weekly newsletters.

Also interested in the Winter-Term EMT Course? Arrive to Coltrane early at 6:00 PM to stay for the EMT Course Info Session.

Following the Info Meeting, the Pre-Medical Society will be gathering a panel of Middlebury students who will be available to answer questions about their Middlebury Pre-Med experience. That will be from 8:00-8:30 pm in Coltrane Lounge.

Winter-Term EMT Course Fall Info Session

The Winter Term EMT Program is a credit bearing comprehensive, emergency medical internship that is co-sponsored by Middlebury College and Middlebury Regional EMS. The intensive month long program will provide students the opportunity to become nationally certified EM-B’s. EMT skills may be used to provide medical support on the ambulance, at the Open Door Clinic and other College and community events. The application process begins with students attending an information session in Coltrane on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM at which time you will learn about the program including the cost of the internship and complete a preliminary application. Once preliminary applications have been reviewed, students accepted into the program will be given three weeks to complete a series of tasks (form completion, immunizations, payment, etc). Students who fail the complete the application by the deadline will be removed from the roster and replaced with students on the wait list. Please email Hannah Benz (hbenz@middlebury.edu) with questions.

Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 pm, Coltrane Lounge

If you think you might also be interested in applying to medical/dental/veterinary school, stick around for the First-Year/Sophomore Health Professions Info Meeting at 7:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge.