Graduate Simulation Seminar Series talk: Dr. Steven Arturo, Dow

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The Graduate Simulation Seminar Series (GS^3) invites you to a talk featuring Dr. Steven Arturo from Dow. Dr. Arturo will give a seminar titled "Creating Sustainable Solutions with Computation" on Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00-3:00pm in ESB 2001. Following the seminar, Dr. Arturo and his Dow colleagues will have an informal meet and greet on the ESB Patio. Read on for more details.

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CITRAL Community of Practice: Course Design for Equity

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Are you committed to equity and antiracism and want to strengthen your application of those commitments in your teaching? Are you looking for a like-minded community? Are you hoping to develop your teaching and job application materials? CITRAL is recruiting a group of graduate students to discuss strategies for equitable teaching and to workshop your materials! Each participant will receive a $500 stipend. Applications are due September 20.

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2023 Emerging Researchers National conference accepting abstracts and travel award apps

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The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference has opened travel award applications and abstract submissions. The Conference is aimed at students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. It will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 9-11, 2023. Abstracts and travel awards apps are due on September 16.

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CSEP and I&E offer second PDS video series on Technology Management

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Hear more innovative perspectives and personal stories in this second video series installment from the Professional Development Series (PDS) offered by the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) and the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program. This second series focuses on Technology Management. Read on for info and links to the interviews.

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Hiring alert: WGSE opens applications for Associate Director

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The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity (WGSE) at UC Santa Barbara is hiring an Associate Director. WGSE comprises the Women's Center and the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center. The department is dedicated to providing education on women’s issues, feminism, healthy masculinities, and gender and social equity. Application review will begin on September 20, 2022.

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Seminar Tomorrow: Typesetting and Figure Creation for Researchers

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Join Professors Ram Seshadri and Chris Bates tomorrow, September 2nd from 11am-12:30pm for a remote seminar, "Typesetting and Figure Creation for Researchers." This seminar is for science and engineering researchers who care about consistency, clarity, legibility, and aesthetics in their publications, presentations, and reports.

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McNair Scholars Program is recruiting Grad Mentor -- apps due September 12

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UCSB's McNair Scholars Program is recruiting a Graduate Mentor. The goals of McNair are to increase the number of first- generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in doctoral programs, and to diversify the faculty in colleges and universities across the country. Applications are due on September 12 by 4pm, so read on for more information!

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Amazon Virtual Career Fair runs tomorrow morning

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Amazon Student Programs is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, August 24 from 9am-1pm PST. STEM students at UCSB are encouraged to drop in! This is a great event for students interested in tech roles across Amazon. Read on for more info and the registration link.

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Information about 2022-2023 T.A. Orientation

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If you will be a teaching assistant or reader for the first time during the 2022-23 school year, you are required to complete the campus-wide TA Orientation. The orientation will run on September 19-20. This interactive training focuses on effective teaching practices, your rights and responsibilities, and resources available to you. Please read on for more info!

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Applications open for the 2022 Chicagoland STEM Postdoc Recruitment Initiative

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Northwestern University, the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and the University of Chicago (UChicago), are excited to announce that applications are now open for the second annual Chicagoland Diverse STEM Postdoc Recruitment Initiative! The initiative has two components: professional development programming, and informational interviews. Applications due September 12. Read on for more info!

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Extended deadline: Call for participants, UCSB Engaging Teaching Symposium III

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With this year’s theme of “Experimental Teaching,” the Engaging Teaching Symposium invites participants to submit research-based contributions as well as case-studies that make use of available evidence to discuss improved teaching, student learning and engagement, or professional development as teachers. Submit an abstract by the extended deadline, August 31.

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The Rancho Academy - mentorship program for careers at community colleges

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Are you interested in teaching at a community college? Check out a new mentorship program called The Rancho Academy, designed for students interested in a faculty or administrator career at the community college level. The program is a six-week to ten-week commitment at no cost. Apply by September 1, 2022. Read on to learn more!

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PRISM Stanford Postdoc Recruitment Initiative now accepting applications for Fall 2022

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Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to explore postdoctoral training at Stanford, including interviewing with potential mentors, getting the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford from current postdocs, and accessing professional development to score the best postdoc for them. Application closes July 18. Read on to learn more!

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Summer Library workshops: Learn about Bash-Shell and R

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UCSB Library's Carpentry Community is happy to announce it's offerings of entry-level programming workshops for researchers this Summer. These workshops are geared towards researchers with little to no programming experience. Workshops will cover basic concepts and tools, including version control, data management, task automation, and analysis. Read on for more info!

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Join CSEP for their summer Mentoring Workshop Series


Are you mentoring a novice researcher this summer or planning to in the future? If yes, you are welcome to attend the Mentoring Workshop Series beginning June 10. The Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) is hosting a 3-part series of mentor training workshops open to anyone who will be mentoring this summer and wants to grow and develop their mentoring skills.

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IPS Insights: Vision India Foundation course on policymaking and government

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Check out this UCSB series on grad student and postdoc professional development experiences funded by the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. This week's featured video is by Anagha Uppal, a graduate student in Geography, who used the IPS funds to attend a two-week course on policymaking and government near New Delhi, India. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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IPS Insights: YouTube Video Ranking Academy

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Check out this UCSB series on grad student and postdoc professional development experiences funded by the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. This week's featured video is by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a graduate student in East Asian Studies, who used the IPS funds to attend the YouTube Video Ranking Academy. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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