Dec. 07: MSEM Graduate Student Research Symposium

The Environmental Management and Sustainability Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place on Thursday, Dec 7 from 6:30-9pm in Carter Auditorium. The symposium will feature MSEM graduate student research conducted over the last year on the following topics: seahorse population dynamics in Aransas Bay, ozone pollution before and after the Bastrop fire, heavy metal contamination in bridge run-off around the Edwards Aquifer, lead contamination monitoring in Travis County’s drinking water, and flow patterns in the Edwards Aquifer using a dye-tracing approach.

This event is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception with light snacks and refreshments to follow.

For further information, contact me at aconcili@stedwards.edu.

Opportunities with ESTEEM at Notre Dame

Many students (including 5 St. Edward’s U. grads since 2014) come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. For this reason, ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of itESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to become leaders in their chosen fields. 

ESTEEM curriculum

  • 11 months 
  • includes design thinking, customer validation, financial modeling, BMC, data analysis, finance and prototyping
  • Master’s Thesis Capstone: go-to-market approach with ND-based research, industry-sponsored projects or Founder’s Idea

ESTEEM students:

  • 44 students in the class of 2018 from various STEM fields
  • 100% receive some level of scholarship award
  • Average scholarship of $20k

ESTEEM graduates:

  • are changing the world at companies such as Apple, Eli Lilly, McKinsey, Walt Disney and more
  • 83% are placed at graduation; 95% @ 90 days from grad
  • 1 in 4 alums are in startups; 36% as founders or co-founders

You may email Kyle Williams for more details or learn more about the program at esteem.nd.edu.

Student Open Office Hours

Join Dean Morris today at Jo’s in Meadows Cafe in Ragsdale Center from 1:30-3:30 PM for student open office hour!

“Monarchs on the Hilltop” – Friday, Nov. 3 @ 5:15 pm in Fleck 207

Pumpkin Carving

The SEU community is invited to join the Math Club for pumpkin carving on Friday, October 27 at 3:00 PM in the JBWS lawn. See you there!

First SciPop Talks! Tonight Snacks Provided

Please join us at Munday Library (room 141) tonight at 7:00PM for the first of several speaker series combining Science and Pop Culture! Dr. Michael Saclolo will be covering Euler’s Method which you may have heard about from the book or the film Hidden Figures.

ESTEEM Program at Notre Dame

Many students come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. They are fascinated and passionate about science or engineering while yearning to put their learning into action with the tools of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is not unusual for ESTEEM graduates to leave the program throwing around words like “transformed”, “confident”, “problem solver”, and “entrepreneur” to describe themselves. ESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to become leaders in their chosen fields. Our alums include Janaee Wallace (2016), Karl de Zoeten (2017), Ralph Hayyat (2017), EB Conklin Reyes (2018), and Valeria Gonzalez (2018) from St. Edward’s University. 

Topper Tech Talks

The Office of Information Technology is bringing students an opportunity to network with Google fiber, Microsoft, Mozilla Foundation, and Adobe. They will be joining us at St. Edward’s University with product demonstrations, interactive discussions, and presentations. Please see the flyer for more details and make sure to add the dates to your calendars!

2017 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, 29 September), here are the deadlines:

Students who would like to present a poster will need to submit their abstract and title by Noon, Friday, 15 September. To submit your abstract, visit https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/LS2017 and click the “Registration” tab or “Create Account” link.  Once registered, you will receive an activation link and can then access the “2017 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 “2017 Lucian Symposium” in the filter search field and click the title once it is visible.

This year, we are again using Spoonflower to print fabric posters for each student so we will need extra time to allow for the print process. Submit your poster print request in PPT or PDF format as soon as you are able but absolutely no later than 10 am on Thursday, 14 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 2017 – 2018 academic year.  The poster template can be accessed through Box:  NSCI Poster Template.

NOTE:  posters submitted after 10 am on Thursday, 14 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, 28 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, 29 September.

We ask students to plan to be at their posters for some portion of the time period 1.30-3.30pm on Friday, 29 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.

Last year’s event was a tremendous success, and with our prestigious visitors on campus (both for the Advisory Board meeting and for the Lucian Symposium), 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.

 

Bill Munday School of Business announces 3 Day Startup

The Bill Munday School of Business is excited to announce that 3 Day Startup is coming to St. Edward’s University this fall. 3 Day Startup is a program that gives students the skills to not only start a company but also land jobs in startups, drive innovation in established corporations and kick-start social impact projects. By participating in 3 Day Startup, students will connect with talented people from different backgrounds, create something together and learn what it takes to found a company.

3 Day Startup at St. Edward’s University is free for participants and open to ALL majors. 

Dates: Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24

Location: Ragsdale Center

Interested students should visit http://stedwards.3daystartup.org/ and complete the application by Friday, September 8, in order to participate.