Biology Seminar + UT MD Anderson Grad School Recruitment

Our next Biology Seminar speaker will be Dr. Pierre McCrea from UT MD Anderson in Houston, TX on Tuesday Oct. 9 at 5 PM in Carter Auditorium. He will be presenting a talk entitled “Dendritic trees are both functional and beautiful, but how are they formed?”.
His visit will also include a “drop-in” recruitment/info session for the MD Anderson graduate school program starting at 3:30-4:50 PM in JBWS 163. Food and drink will only be available during this session and we invite students to come anytime during this time window.

Lucian Symposium

Meet the Biology Professors

Calling all Freshman Biology, Bioinformatics, and Medical Laboratory
Science Majors, Transfer students and anyone who is interested in
learning more about the Biology department!

Come meet the faculty, learn about research opportunities, ask questions about classes, and find out what a Biology degree can do for you!

3-4 pm Friday, Sept. 21 – Carter Auditorium

Biology Seminar on Tuesday 9/18 at 5 PM in Carter Auditorium

The Biology Department is pleased to announce its first Biology Seminar Speaker of the year, Dr. Jonathan Pierce of University of Texas, Austin. His talk will be “Drunk Worms and Sober Mutants: Using a Tiny Worm to Discover How We Get Drunk.” There will be pizza served in the Carter Lobby at 4:30 PM but no food is allowed in the auditorium itself.

Student Open Office Hours

Dean Morris will be at Jo’s Meadows Cafe in Ragsdale tomorrow. All are welcome to come chat with him and bring any ideas or concerns. Hope to see you there!

2018 Lucian Symposium and Poster Session

Dear colleagues and students,

A reminder to students that if you did research ANYWHERE this past summer and would like to present a poster on that work as part of the student poster session following this year’s Lucian Symposium (Friday, 28 September), here are the deadlines:

Students who would like to present a poster will need to submit their abstract and title by 5 pm, Monday, 10 September. To submit your abstract, visit https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/LUCIAN2018. If you do not yet have an account on this website (i.e., you did not submit a Lucian poster last year), click the “Registration” tab or “Create Account” link.  Once registered, you will receive an activation link and can then access the “2018 Lucian Symposium” conference.  To enter your research information, from the home page click the “Create new submission” link.  Note: if the conference is not visible from your home page when you log in, click the “All Conferences” tab then enter “2018 Lucian Symposium” in the filter search field and click the title once it is visible.

Submit your poster print request in PPT or PDF format as soon as you are able but absolutely no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, 12 September. Submit your requests to NSCI Poster Print Request.

Each student may have one poster printed by the School of Natural Sciences each academic year.  Additional poster printing should be paid for by research grant accounts as appropriate.  Students should use the poster they print for all appropriate conference presentations during the 2018 – 2019 academic year.  The poster template can be accessed through Box:  NSCI Poster Template.

NOTE:  posters submitted after 12 noon on Wednesday, 12 September will not be printed by the School of Natural Sciences.  I recommend that if you need to print your poster after that date, please look for poster printing services at local area businesses (e.g., FedEx print).

We are asking students to hang their posters by 3:00 pm on Thursday, 27 September.  That afternoon, the School of Natural Sciences Advisory Board will meet.  Members of the board often enjoy reading through student posters.  They will have time to do so after their meeting concludes around 4:30 pm that afternoon.

We ask students to take their posters down by 5 pm on Friday, 28 September.

We ask students to plan to be at their posters for some portion of the time period 1:00-3:00pm on Friday, 28 September.  It is not necessary to stand at your poster for the entire period of time, but do commit to spending some portion of that period of time at your poster if at all possible.

Each year I have been at St. Edward’s as Dean of Natural Sciences, this event has been a big success, and recognized as such by our prestigious Lucian Symposium guests.  We have a great opportunity to share what our students have been doing in the area of research and the successes you all are having in advancing the frontiers of science.

Remember, it is not essential that the research occurred at St. Edward’s— any REU or other university research program at which you did research this summer is eligible for a printing of one poster.

Finally – if you were a recipient of a Brother Romard research grant this past summer, the expectation is that you will print out and present a poster at this event.

If you have any questions, please contact NSCIdean@stedwards.edu.

Looking forward to another great student research poster session.
GM

 

Scholarships for Student Attendance at the AIAA Space Conference, 17 – 19 September 2018

I am happy to announce the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Diversity Scholarship, in support of student attendance at the AIAA Space Conference, September 17-19 in Orlando, FL. This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

Applications are welcome from students in all disciplines with an interest in space (including, but not limited to, STEM fields, communications, law, industrial design, journalism, political science, etc.).

Scholarships will cover hotel, registration, and transportation to the conference. Students will be selected based on a 300-word essay demonstrating their interest in space, diversity of participants, and geographic guidelines provided by certain sponsors. Due to cost constraints, this program will only fund transportation originating in the United States, including U.S. territories. Proof of current enrollment in a degree-granting institution will be required upon acceptance of the award.

The deadline for this application is 7/3/18.  Please contact Alex D’Imperio at with any questions.

 

Capital Factory – Round 2

Hi, all,

Due to a couple of survey glitches, I’ve re-posted a revised version of the survey as related to the 3 available seats at Capital Factory:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSCI_2018_CapitalFactory

Please click on the link and fill out the survey above if you’re interested — even if you’ve already done so once.  We’ll take applications through May 15.

Thanks!
GM

Opportunities at Capital Factory for NSCI Students in 2018

Thanks to the generous support of a donor, the School of Natural Sciences is happy to announce the availability of three student co-working seats at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin.  The tech hub and start-up incubator has been an Austin landmark for years, and offers wireless internet, access to entrepreneurs and business mentors, and numerous seminars and presentations.  We are delighted to offer three students the chance to spend time at Capital Factory to pursue a project of their own design.

Eligible students will be majoring in the sciences, mathematics, computer science, or environmental science.  It is expected that students regularly spend time at the Capital Factory as part of their project, with more significant effort in the summer when classes on the main campus are not in session.  Project proposals may be for just the summer or may extend through the Fall semester as well.

A faculty member from NSCI will be present regularly to provide mentorship and guidance to students working on projects there.  Checking in with that faculty member is required for students working at Capital Factory as well.

For more information, please contact nscidean@stedwards.edu.

To apply, please fill out this survey.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, 11 May at 5 pm.

It is anticipated that projects at Capital Factory may begin as early as 15 May.

Scholarships through the Texas Space Grant

SEU joined the Texas Space Grant Consortium last fall.  For the first time, therefore, our students are eligible to apply to their scholarship program:

http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/grants/scholars_announcement.html

The deadline for applying is 27 April.

Good luck!

GM