Weekly Research Newsletter

Upcoming Events

What to Expect in a U.S. Job/Internship Search

Wednesday, January 23rd, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 001 Life Sciences Complex.

Pizza will be served so please come a few minutes early to grab a bite and meet with friends. Click here to register.


Teaching Mentor Information Session

Wednesday, January 23rd, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Lyman Hall 228

Experienced TAs with an investment in teaching and who will be on campus from mid-August 2018 are invited to apply for the position of Teaching Mentor with the Graduate School. Teaching Mentors provide the core staff for the August and January TA Orientations and may assist with various efforts of the TA Program during the academic year. Current and former Teaching Mentors will be on hand to discuss this paid position and answer your questions. Application forms will only be available at the information sessions. This year the Graduate School is especially interested in attracting applicants with TA experience in underrepresented fields, such as STEM fields, the Arts, and Architecture. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 8, 2019.

No registration is necessary, but please contact Shawn Loner (scloner@syr.edu) with any accommodation requests. NOTE: This session will be repeated Monday, January 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Lyman 227.


Academic Job Market: On-Campus Interviewing

Wednesday, January 23rd, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Lyman Hall 312

You’ve passed your first hurdle, the screening interview, and you’ve been invited to an on-campus interview. Now what? A panel of seasoned experts from a variety of institutions will help you to understand what to expect. Panelists include:

·         Katie Bonafide Foster (Psychology, SUNY Cortland)

·         Charlie Driscoll (Civil and Environmental Engineering, SU)

·         Michael O’Connor (English, Onondaga Community College)

·         Ellyn Riley (Communication Sciences and Disorders, SU)

Click here to register. Please email opcd@syr.edu with any accommodation requests.


Navigating American Business Etiquette with Callista Gould

Thursday, January 24th, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Bldg.

International students have so much to offer American businesses! Knowing some of the cultural nuances of American business etiquette can help with networking, the interview process, as well as building strong relationships with work colleagues, clients and other stakeholders. In this interactive workshop led by Callista Gould, we’ll discuss:

·         First impressions: handshakes, eye contact, introductions, etc.

·         Networking and conversation skills

·         Awkward situations in networking

·         Table manners and business meetings over meals

·         Following up: be professionally persistent, not overly aggressive

Callista Gould is the founder of the Culture and Manners Institute and has been a certified etiquette instructor for over 10 years.

Click here to register. Please email opcd@syr.edu with any accommodation requests.


Working in a Male-Dominated Field with guest speaker Callista Gould

Thursday, January 24th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Lyman Hall 312 (includes light dinner)

There are challenges for a successful career woman in a male-dominated field. Instead of always being on defense, go on offense to speak confidently, ask for what you want and defy convention. Don’t just survive but thrive in the career you deserve.

·         The worst room in the hotel: how women are treated differently

·         Challenging condescending behavior and comments

·         Avoiding self-defeating language

·         Asking for it: pursuing promotions and perks

·         Steps to take before filing a formal complaint

To reserve a space at this event you must visit 304 Lyman Hall on Tuesday, January 22, between 2:00 pm and 4:30pm and provide a $10 cash deposit (exact change). You will be refunded the $10 upon arrival at the event. Please email Tracy Tillapaugh (ttillapa@syr.edu) with any questions or accommodation requests.


“If You Want the Job, Go After It”: Lunch-n-Learn with Callista Gould

Friday, January 25th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Lyman Hall 312 (includes lunch)

The best employers are not looking for candidates who wait for the phone to ring. They are looking for candidates who make things happen. Go after your dream job with these strategies for bypassing online applications and getting face-to-face with the people who can help you in your career.

·         How to be successful at selling yourself

·         The “Hierarchy of No” and why persuasion is most powerful in person

·         Five great places to network for job contacts

·         How to follow up

To reserve a space at this event you must visit 304 Lyman Hall on Tuesday, January 22, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and provide a $10 cash deposit (exact change). You will be refunded the $10 upon arrival at the event. Please email Tracy Tillapaugh (ttillapa@syr.edu) with any questions or accommodation requests.


Master’s Career Development Series: How to Get Personal with People with Callista Gould

Friday, January 25th, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Bldg.

Developing personal relationships is key to career success. Get personal with people with simple but meaningful practices in speaking, writing and social media, that propel your career forward. Professionalism is not about perfection, it’s about connection. In this interactive session we’ll discuss:

·         Creating a more personal connection with people.

·         Practicing active vs. passive listening

·         When to use formal and informal language

·         Personalizing your emails, notes and letters

·         How to follow up with people after you meet them

Click here to register. Please email opcd@syr.edu with any accommodation requests.

3-Minute Thesis®: If, When, and How with Glenn Wright, The Graduate School

Friday, January 25th, 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hall of Languages 107

This February the Graduate School will host Syracuse University’s 6th annual 3-Minute Thesis competition. 3MT is a research communication contest held at universities around the world, challenging graduate students to explain the nature, significance and inherent interest of their dissertation/thesis project to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less. But to conceive and deliver a winning presentation takes careful planning. This information/prep session will explain how the 3MT works and offer pointers and strategies for prospective competitors, to help you decide if you are ready to give it a run. The 3MT registration deadline is Thursday, February 7, and the competition will be held Thursday, February 21.

Click here to register. Please email Glenn Wright (glwright@syr.edu) with any accommodation requests.



Funding Opportunities

For Students:

The American Nuclear Society Scholarship (ANS)

(February 1, 2019) This scholarship rewards its members for their academic, services, and leadership excellence. This scholarship is granted to qualified student members of ANS who have demonstrated a high commitment to the standards set by the Society.

WAAIME Scholarship (SME)

(February 5th, 2019) The WAAIME Scholarship fund provides scholarships to students pursuing earth science degrees including mining, geological sciences, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering and other related studies. Eligible students include Juniors, Seniors, 5th-year Seniors, and students returning to school immediately following co-op/internship positions in one of fields of study noted.

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships (ISA)

(February 15, 2019) These scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. The scholarship awards support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives.


For Faculty: 

Virtual Reality Tools to Enhance Evidence Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (R34/R44 – SBIR Grants, NIH)

(March 20, 2019) The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to develop and evaluate Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced technologies that will support SUD treatment and recovery, provide treatment alternatives for chronic pain, or serve as next generation Clinical Research Tools which leverage data from the VR experience and identify digital markers that model SUD and comorbid mental illness disorders.

CDMRP PRMRP Discovery Award (DOD)

(April 11, 2019) The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the
potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major

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