Tag Archives: Science and Technology

Experimental Design Workshop at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Tuition costs COVERED. HOUSING provided. MEALS provided. Additional $1000 STIPEND provided. Do not miss this opportunity!

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 30th at 11:55 pm.

Location: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

Dates: August 17-23, 2018

Eligibility: Any STEM major

Financial: OIST covers all tuition/housing/meals/some travel, Middlebury will contribute an additional $1000 that should be sufficient to close the gap and cover any remaining travel costs.

The Collaborative Experimental Design and Analytics is designed to present students with thematically related research topics in the biological sciences, from organismal to molecular resolution, which represent phenomena that illustrate fundamental principles by combining scientific research presentations, foundational lectures, hands-on data collection and quantitative skills workshops. This one-week intensive course will provide opportunities for students to explore cutting-edge questions in a beautiful campus at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University in Japan.

CEDA 2018 is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in scientific discovery based on future PhD training. CEDA will help students model the process of scientific inquiry and collaboration in an international environment where communication relies on use of the English language.

The top 3 candidates will be invited to apply to OIST with the support of Middlebury College committing an additional $1000 to cover the remaining travel costs.

Learn more and apply in Handshake.

Alumni Posting >> Axel Lab Tech Positions at Columbia University Medical Center

This position is brought to you by recent grad, Eliza Jaeger. Highly interested candidates can email Eliza directly instead of applying through the Columbia job portal. Eliza works at Axel Lab where they work with both fly and mouse models of behavior, and they primarily study the neuroscience of olfaction. You can read more about the lab at: axellab.columbia.edu. The lab is looking for new technicians this year. If you’re a neuroscience graduate who might be interested, reach out to Eliza.

Applications Now Open: Neuroscience Research Tech Recruitment Program

Applications Are Now Open

The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health seeks to provide the opportunity for talented graduates to gain valuable research experience. Neuroscientists at NYU are members of an intellectually stimulating, collegial environment, equipped with state-of-the-art resources, in the heart of Manhattan. Current research topics cover a broad range of disciplines including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition and behavior, sensation and perception, and systems neuroscience.

The application includes:

  1. CV
  2. a 1-page statement of interest
  3. contact information for 2 references

Click here to apply. Positions begin Summer 2018. Applications will be reviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis. The final day to submit applications is March 30, 2018. Selected applicants will be matched with Faculty members who have complimentary research interests and will be invited to interview for the position.

Middlebury Women’s Leadership Symposium

The Center for Careers and Internships is delighted to serve as a co-sponsor for the upcoming Middlebury Women’s Leadership Symposium.

More information is available at https://mwlsymposium.wordpress.com/.

Schedule of Events

Thursday January 18, 2018

4:00pm – 6:00pm Conflict Mediation Workshop with President Laurie Patton (in Hillcrest)

Have you ever felt ‘stuck’ in a difficult situation? Do tough conversations give you anxiety? Negotiations don’t have to cause stress. Come hear from the President of Middlebury College, an expert in national and international conflict mediation. In the past, she has trained students at Emory University and Duke University. Don’t miss the chance to learn from her at Middlebury.

Friday January 19, 2018

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lean In Discussion (in Hillcrest)

Join female students, faculty/staff, townspeople, and alumnae in a College-wide discussion on the role of women in 2018. Modeled after a “Lean In Circle,” we will discuss whether women need to lean in to the workplace or if opting out is a better solution for today’s feminists. We invite women from all generations and backgrounds to join this conversation so that we may have a range of perspectives – networking encouraged too! Light refreshments will be provided.

5:00pm – 6:30pm Keynote by Nancy Gibbs (in Wilson Hall)

Nancy Gibbs is the most recent Editor in Chief of TIME Magazine. She was the first woman to hold the position, and has written more cover stories for TIME than any other writer. In the last year at TIME, Ms. Gibbs started a project called the FIRSTS project, which features women who have changed the world by being the first females to receive notoriety in their field. She interviewed women such as Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, Sheryl Sandberg, and Aretha Franklin – among others. She has co-written two best-selling presidential histories, and she oversaw the domestic, international and tablet editions of TIME. Gibbs graduated from Yale summa cum laude, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar.

Please join the community for a dialogue between Middlebury Women Leaders President, Erin Van Gessel ’17.5, and Ms. Gibbs, followed by Q&A with the audience. Ms. Gibbs will speak about her career and discuss what it takes to get ahead as a woman in the workplace.

Saturday January 20, 2018

4:00pm-5:00pm Women’s Rights Discussion with Abenaki Women (in Hillcrest)

Join Middlebury Women Leaders for a discussion of women’s rights with women from the local Nulhegan Abenaki Native American tribe. Our hope is to host a conversation that compares and contrasts Western feminism with other traditions of feminism. We will explore differences in matriarchal vs patriarchal traditions with our Abenaki guests.

8:00pm-9:30pm She Should Walk Fashion Show (in Wilson Hall)

Today, only 20% of seats in U.S. Congress are held by women. That ranks the United States as101st on the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s list of female representation in legislatures around the world. Organizations like She Should Run are trying to change that. She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 based in Washington, DC that recruits and trains women to run for political office. Since the 2016 election, more than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run interested in entering government.

Please join Middlebury Women Leaders and the College community at our “She Should Walk” Fashion Show, where we will fund raise for She Should Run before the 2018 midterm elections. Cheer on our female students who walk the catwalk in outfits from Middlebury’s female student-run business, Share to Wear. The event will also feature appearances and statements from local female politicians, in addition to young women in the Middlebury community.

There is no charge to attend the event, but we will be accepting suggested donations and facilitating the sale of She Should Run gifts and apparel.


Notre Dame ESTEEM Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship Info Session

Tuesday, January 23 at 4:30 in Hillcrest 103

Join Kyle Williams at ESTEEM for this info session. ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. By the time they graduate, due to the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM students find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation. Learn more about the program at: https://esteem.nd.edu

Columbia University Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept Info Session and 2-Year Research Opportunities FRIDAY 1/19

Friday, January 19 at 12:15 in the ADK Library

Come meet with Ariana Mills ’17 to hear about her job as a research assistant (RA) in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Columbia University Medical Center and available positions in her department.

This is a highly unique position, ideal for candidates who are taking time off between college and medical school. RAs have four major responsibilities which include:

  • transplant call
  • tissue call
  • consent call
  • databasing

RAs participate in heart and lung organ procurements for transplant surgeries at Columbia. RAs pack the relevant supplies for the procuring surgeons, fly or drive with the surgeons to the donor hospital, perfuse the organ with preservation solution, and deliver the organ back to the recipient OR at Columbia. On tissue and consent calls, RAs collect tissue from cardiac surgery cases for research, as well as obtain consent from these patients to use their tissue for research. RAs regularly collect data from patient files for retrospective studies, and there are many opportunities for RAs to come up with their own research project. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is hiring for multiple new RA positions and we invite you come learn about these exceptional opportunities.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UAB: SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2018.

The Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) and Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs.

These eight week programs are held concurrently from May 31 – July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses. 

Students will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

You can learn more about SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE at via the links above.