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Vol. 6, No. 5 - Sept. 28, 2010
UK AMSTEMM Program Office 113 Bowman Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0059 Phone: 859-257-2613, E-mail: AMSTEMM@uky.edu
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In this Issue
Note from the AMSTEMM Advisor/Coordinator Important Events & Opportunities Academic Resources Scholarship Opportunities Research Opportunities & Fellowships Career Center Events 2010-2011 Peer Mentors
Note from Sue Scheff, AMSTEMM Advisor/Coordinator
Dear AMSTEMM Students, Now that the first round of tests are behind you, take a minute or two to evaluate your progress in your classes. Are you happy with your progress? Do you think you can improve your grades but need some help? You might consider visiting The Academic Enhancement Center, The Study, 306B Complex Commons. One program, totally free for UK students: Individual Academic Consultations: Consultations generally last one-hour, and you may return as often as you need. Topics include any or all of the following: Study skills, time management, critical reading strategies, exam preparation, academic stress management, and more. The Study Smarter Seminar, a more in depth four-hour, non-credit seminar is offered evenings throughout the semester. Course topics include time management, note taking, study skills, critical reading, memory enhancement, exam preparation, and much more. The cost: $20.00 (AMSTEMM will pay the remainder of the $40 fee.) Participation is limited to 30, and Academic Enhancement will accept registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis until all seats are filled. Students may register on the website at www.uky.edu/
Important Events & Opportunities
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AMSTEMM will be sponsoring (for the first time), a review session for Organic Chemistry. Don’t miss this opportunity to review before your next organic test scheduled for 10/19 (Grossman) or 10/22 (Harris). CHE 230 Review Session: Wednesday, October 13th 7:00 PM CP-103. If you did not do as well as you expected on your first CHE 105 exam, we are also offering a review session for you!!! - Monday, OCTOBER 11, 7:00p.m. C/P 103. No excuses – show up with your questions and be ready for the next chemistry test on Oct. 14 th. First Generation Student Organization Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6-7 p.m. Join us for the first meeting of the year as we hear about the new stories project, learn about resources, meet fellow students, and plan our fall festival in October! 231 Student Center. Contact person: 859-257 -3532 The University of Kentucky's Honors College & CARES present: UK's TEACH FOR AMERICA Info Session. Thursday, September 30th, at 6:30PM, Student Center, room 230. Learn more about Teach For America & hear the perspectives and stories from UK and TFA alum. Colleen Crawford, UK's Teach For America Recruitment Director, will be on campus meeting with selected top UK student leaders from Tuesday, September 28th through Thursday, September 30th (9AM to 6PM). If you are a senior and would like to meet with her to learn more about Teach For America's mission and their graduate school and corporate partnerships, and to just talk about your post-grad options, e-mail her at email@example.com. Pre-Professional advisors in Undergraduate Studies are hosting two fall meetings for students planning to apply in 2011 to: Medical School, Podiatric Medical School, Dental School or Optometry School. Thursday, September 30, 5-6 p.m., White Hall Classroom Building, Room 110 and Tuesday, October 19, 5-6 p.m., White Hall Classroom Building, Room 238. Pre-Professional advisors in Undergraduate Studies are hosting two fall meetings for students interested in: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Podiatry, PreDentistry and Pre-Optometry. Thursday, September 30, 5-6 p.m., White Hall Classroom Building, Room 106 and Tuesday, October 19, 5-6 p.m., White Hall Classroom Building, Room 234. Pre-Med AMSA will hold the first meeting of the semester on the 5th of October in Chem-Phys 153 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. This meeting will entail how to get involved with the organization, membership dues, volunteer opportunities and contacts to remember for years leading up to medical school. We are dedicated to the growth and success of future medical students on UK's campus. Please join us! The School of Engineering Education (ENE) in the College of Engineering at Purdue University is honored to invite you to our Graduate Student Open House October 6-7, 2010. This open house is for prospective PhD students who are interested in getting a doctorate in engineering education. The open house will be a chance for you to meet current students and faculty, hear about our exciting curriculum and supportive school culture, learn about what the school is looking for in applications, and experience the diversity of research opportunities available to you as a PhD student in our school. Travel grants of up to $250 towards travel expenses are available. The number of grants is limited; grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. Registration is open: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_0qxM6QLErdEWivG Travel grants: Apply online at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE?SID=SV_428hnebBcktFK6g More information will be online soon at http://www.purdue.edu/ENE/visit. More information about the school is at http://www.purdue.edu/ENE. Please direct questions to Ms. Loretta McKinniss at firstname.lastname@example.org. The UK Society of Women Engineers hosts Evening With Industry (EWI), an informal dinner for seniors and a few employers at Spindletop Hall October 12th from 7-9 pm. For information, contact email@example.com. Students, you may be eligible for an amazing opportunity called the National Student Exchange (NSE). Through NSE students can attend one of nearly 200 colleges and universities within the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and CANADA (this is new to the program this year) and PAY YOUR UK TUITION. Students can exchange for a semester or a year at one of the program’s great locations. For more information, attend information sessions this month: Wednesday, Sept. 29 @ 3:00 p.m. in 102 Miller Hall. Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17, 2010, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, is holding a conference A Country in Crisis: Childhood Obesity in America. Plenary sessions will all feature distinguished speakers who are leading the fight against childhood obesity in various of ways. The conference will also feature exciting sessions on Global Health, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical Policy, Gender & Sexuality, and many other sessions. Refer to the registration website for information on special hotel discounts within walking distance of Vanderbilt! Please contact Scott Hagan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Ellen Koran (email@example.com) with any questions. The College of Communications and Information Studies presents Technology Week, Oct. 18-22. The event speakers will explore how the availability of open, shared, free informational resources is changing various industries and occupations. All talks are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://cis.uky.edu/open. Monday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Student Center Small Ballroom - Drew Curtis, Founder, fark.com Tuesday, Oct. 19 All presentations in Niles Gallery, 1st floor, Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center 9 a.m. Open Geographies: Google Maps and GIS research - Matthew Zook, UK / floatingsheep.org 10 a.m. Open Government: Open Local Government, Chase Southard, openlexington.org 11 a.m. Open Media: Living in Public: Transparency, Social Media and the MSM - Kakie Urch 12 p.m. Open Libraries: Institutional repositories - Mary Molinaro, UK Libraries Wednesday, Oct. 20 All presentations in Niles Gallery, 1st floor, Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center 9 a.m. Sean Gorman, President / Founder, FortiusOne Inc. geocommons.com (keynote) 10 a.m. Open Entrepreneurship: Bambi Francisco, CEO, vator.tv 11 a.m. Open Financing: Ezra Roizen, Ackrell Capital ackrell.com 12 a.m. Open Source: Todd Willey, rubidine.com
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Posters-at-the-Capitol - Submission Deadline: October 20, 2010; Date of Event: February 10, 2011 at the Capitol in Frankfort, KY (10th yr) The University of Michigan will host their annual Engineering Graduate Symposium on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, www.engin.umich.edu/ gradsymposium. Travel grants are available for prospective Ph.D. students (flights/mileage, hotels, local transportation, meals). Junior level students will have the highest level of priority. Applicants must reside within the United States. Students should be within 1-2 years of attending graduate school and have a strong interest in research. Those who are invited to attend this fall program will have all their expenses paid. Full details can be found on the website. Students should submit their completed applications by late September: Travel grant application: http:// www.engin.umich.edu/academics/gradprograms/gradsymposium/travelgrants.html Men & Women of Color Leadership Conference, Nov. 12-13, 2010. Networking, speakers, workshops, student panel discussions all promoting academic excellence, building coalitions, career awareness, diversity education, empowerment, leadership development. For more information, visit www.indiana.edu/~moc.
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Visit Academic Enhancement's "The Study"! Offering a variety of tutoring for different subjects, academic consultations from AE's staff, exam reviews and more. All for FREE. The schedule as well as a full list of services offered can be found at: http://www.uky.edu/UGS/study/. FREE Tutoring in Ingles Hall 6:00 - 8:00p.m. every Monday. Advanced math courses, physics, and engineering courses included. UK Writing Center: Located on the 5th floor, west stacks of Young Library. Open M-Th 10-2; F 12-2, and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9pm. Offers individual consultations on any writing project at any stage in the process and are happy to meet regularly, even every day, if needed! It is a free service offered to all students, faculty and staff. Mathskeller: The center is a computing and mathematics learning center of the Mathematics Department and the Mathematical Sciences Computing Facility at the University of Kentucky. The center is located in CB 63, which is close to the loading dock in the basement of White Hall Classroom Building. The Math Resource Center is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Assistants for 100 level courses hold office hours in the Mathskeller. http://www.mathskeller.com/ Campus Libraries: The library system maintains a humanities, social sciences and life sciences collection in William T. Young Library as well as subject libraries in several colleges and departments around campus, each library holding materials related to the particular discipline it serves. There are 16 libraries, find them at: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/branches.php Math Club Welcome Back Meeting: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm. The Math Club officers and a number of Math faculty members will give brief presentations on the following agenda items: Math high school day, Math movie of the month, Noetherian Ring...group(!), Upcoming Math competitions/contests, Pi Mu Epsilon, Math Club T-shirt contest, Various and miscellaneous The Medical Center undergraduate mentoring program seeks to connect undergraduate students to current students, faculty and alumni in each of the graduate and professional programs in the Medical Center colleges by holding regularly scheduled sessions where undergraduate students can hear from and connect to current students. These sessions are meant to allow students time to interact, ask questions, seek answers and build relationships that can be beneficial for both the undergraduate or prospective Medical college student, and the current student with whom they connect. All are scheduled to meet from 6:30-8pm: October 14th (Student Center 251), November 18th (Student Center 251). For more information, contact: Christopher L. Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. CHE 105 Review Sessions: (sponsored by Chemistry Department) Tuesday, October 12th 5:00-5:50 PM CP-139 Tuesday, November 9th 5:00-5:50 PM CP-139 Tuesday, December 7th 5:00-5:50 PM CP-139 CHE 230 Review Session: Wednesday, October 13th 7:00 PM CP-103. CHE 105 Review Session: Monday, October 11, 7:00p.m. CP-103. The General Chemistry Learning Center is staffed by Chemistry graduate student teaching assistants. The Learning Center is located in CP-25 in the basement of Chem-Phys. The schedule for the learning center will be posted on the door to CP-25 and in Blackboard under “Course Help” on the left-hand menu. If any teaching assistants are particularly unhelpful, please report their names to your instructor. Chemistry Help Sessions: An instructor will offer help sessions on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 5:50 PM in CP-139 the week of each examination. Attendance at these help sessions is voluntary but highly recommended. Chemistry Private Tutors: A list of names of Department of Chemistry staff (usually graduate students) willing to be paid tutors for general chemistry can be obtained from the General Chemistry Office (CP-120) soon after the beginning of the semester. Tutoring slots fill up fast, so you should pick up a list as soon as possible if you want a tutor. SAACS (Chemistry Student Organization) Officers and Members can tutor or mentor students free of charge. Simply stop by CP-144 if interested. Student Support Services 2010 Fall Workshops: Please RSVP: email email@example.com Graduate School Applications - Wednesday September 29, 5-7pm in the SSS Conference Room Free GRE Exam - Saturday October 2, 9am at the Stuckert Career Center Do’s & Don’ts of Graduate School Applications/Kaplan Sample Class - Saturday October 16, 9am at Location TBA Graduate/Professional School Showcase - Wednesday October 20, 3-5pm in the Student Center Small Ballroom GRE Exam, Free - Saturday November 20, 9am in the Student Center Room 203
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Research Opportunities & Fellowships
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): A Panel Discussion. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4:00--5:30 p.m. in the William T. Young Library Auditorium. Click here for a flyer with more information.The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Fellowships provide a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500, a $30,000 living stipend, and outstanding research opportunities for three years. Deadlines for the current application cycle are in early November.
Watch this space for upcoming announcements!
Career Center Events
Fall 2010 Employer Showcases (University Career Fairs) - Dress professionally, bring 15+ copies of your resume, research companies of interest prior to event, visit www.uky.edu/CareerCenter for the list of attending companies!
Technical - October 13 - Engineering, Agriculture, Sciences - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ Student Center, Grand Ballroom Non-Technical - October 14 - Business, Non-profit, Communications - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ Student Center, Grand Ballroom
QUICK QUESTIONS MAJOR AND CAREER EXPLORATION MBTI Personality Assessment *RSVP required via Wildcat CareerLink EMPLOYERS SPEAK SERIES Effective Networking Skills September 29 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Stuckert Career Center Career Fair Preparation October 6 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Stuckert Career Center Social Media Networking + Career Search October 27 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. RESUMANIA Oct. 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Buell Armory EMPLOYER SHOWCASE ORIENTATION Oct. 7, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., 230 Student Center GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SHOWCASE Oct. 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Student Center Grand Ballroom JOB SEARCH CRASH COURSE *RSVP required via Wildcat CareerLink, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stuckert Career Center TAKING A GAP YEAR Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Stuckert Career Center *Stuckert Career Center Careers in Non-profit November 3 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Stuckert Career Center Careers in Government November 10 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Stuckert Career Center
*Located in Student Center near Starbucks
October 6 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. November 10 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ENTREPRENEUR DAY November 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
November 15 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strong Interest Inventory Assessment
Do Something Awesome: Turn Your Idea Into Business! Alumni House, Lower Level
*RSVP required via Wildcat CareerLink
November 30 | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
DROP-IN HOURS Stuckert Career Center First come, First served Tuesday - Thursday 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
James W. Stuckert Career Center 408 Rose Street | Lexington, KY 40506- 0494 P: (859) 257-2746 | F: (859) 323-1085 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.uky.edu/CareerCenter
AMSTEMM 2010-2011 Peer Mentors
Allie Parker - “I'm a junior Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering major with a minor in Spanish Language. In addition to AMSTEMM, I'm involved in several activities including Tau Beta Sigma, the UK Honors Program, Christian Student Fellowship, and the Society of Women Engineers. I also play bass drum in the WIldcat Marching Band. I love UK and I'm very excited to be an AMSTEMM Peer Mentor!” Daniel Nall - “Originally from Louisville, KY, I attended Saint Xavier High School where I graduated with Honors as well as a varsity letter in both Football and Track and Field. I am currently a Mechanical Engineering major on pace to graduate in May, 2012. I am a founder of the Wildcat Investors, a small business and Investors Club at the University of Kentucky. I enjoy playing and watching sports, reading books, cooking, investing, listening to music, watching movies, and participating in just about anything that presents a challenge.”
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