FARM Workshops for Freshmen Enrolled in One or More LLCs

Calling all incoming FRESHMEN enrolled in one or more LLCs! The School of Natural Sciences will be offering Freshmen Accelerated Research Workshops (FARM), a 3 day series workshop comprised of class and laboratory sessions that are intended to give you a head-start in your respective science disciplines. Interested? Click the link for more information!

http://kopec.create.stedwards.edu/farm_workshop/

Open Office Hours with Dean Morris

Dear NSCI Student Majors,
Dean Morris will hold office hours for the final time this semester at Jo’s (Meadow’s Coffeehouse) tomorrow, 03 May, 2.30-4.00pm.  The coffeehouse is located on the west end of the Ragsdale center.
You are encouraged to stop by and chat with Dr. Morris during this time, no appointment necessary.  Should you have any questions or if you need to schedule a private appointment with the Dean, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Reyna.

Open Office Hours with Dean Morris

Dear NSCI Student Majors,
Dean Morris will hold office hours at Jo’s (Meadow’s Coffeehouse) tomorrow, 05 April, 2.30-4.00pm.  The coffeehouse is located on the west end of the Ragsdale center.
You are encouraged to stop by and chat with Dr. Morris during this time, no appointment necessary.  Should you have any questions or if you need to schedule a private appointment with the Dean, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Reyna.
 Dean Morris’ next office hour session will be held Wednesday, 03 May, 2.30-4.00 PM with confirmation to follow as we near the date.

Summer & Fall 2017 Registration

25th Annual Senior Seminar Friday, March 24

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J-Term: Washington University Engineering

Hey guys, for those of you who do not know me, my name is Antoine Chamoun-Farah and I am a sophomore studying chemical engineering and mathematics through the dual degree program with Washington University in St. Louis. This past Christmas break I was fortunate enough to go take the “January Intensive Term” (J-Term) at Washington University. I was enrolled in the Engineering Mechanics class, a semester-long course which I took in the span eleven days.  While it was very intensive and fast paced, it confirmed that I wanted to do engineering because of how much I enjoyed the course and the school. A typical day at Washington included waking up around 6:30, taking the shuttle to the university at 8:30am and having class from 9am-5:00pm (with a lunch break and some intermediate breaks between problem solving and class time).

Another reason I wanted to participate in J-Term was so that I could explore Washington University (with the little free time that I had). Even though I did not get much time to go out and explore, the university campus is beautiful (I’ve attached some pictures at the bottom) and the faculty and engineering services staff were very welcoming. If you are at all interested in engineering or are not sure if it is for you, I would highly recommend doing the J-term and seeing how the class goes.

Overall, I had an amazing time at Washington University and hope that others will consider taking this course next Christmas break. If you have any questions feel free to email me at achamoun@stedwards.edu

 

Volunteer at 2017 Energy Thought Summit in Austin

Zpryme is running an Energy Thought Summit conference 27 – 30 March 2017.  They are looking for student volunteers to help with the conference.  You can learn more about the event at their conference website, including a draft agenda for the 4 days of the conference.

Volunteers are free to attend the entire event, which will be held in several venues downtown.  Zpryme is looking for students who volunteer 4 – 8 hours over the 4 days of the conference.

Faculty can get discounted admission if they organize a group of 4 – 5 student volunteers, or totally free admission for groups of 6.

Contact David Drew at Zpryme for more information.

As will all posted off campus opportunities, St. Edward’s and NSCI are simply passing along information and by doing so, provide no endorsement of the organizations or guarantee of the kind of experience you will have. Interested parties are advised to do their homework to figure out if the opportunity is a good fit.

 

Embedded Study Abroad Opportunity for Fall 2017: Epidemiology in Chile

Dr. Trish Baynham’s BIOL 2330, Epidemiology, will include an optional study abroad component in Chile.  the course runs Fall 2017 with the study abroad component to occur 3 – 14 January 2018.  Application deadline is March 7.  For more information, contact Mike Merrill in GEO (512-428-1051) or Dr. Baynham.

 

Open Office Hours with the Dean – Jo’s – 2/1 @ 2:30 pm

Dear all,

Join me in the courtyard outside Jo’s at Ragsdale from 2:30 – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 1 February, part of my monthly series of office hours for students.  Bring questions or just drop by to say, “Hi!”

The forecast looks great:  mostly sunny with a high in the mid- to upper 70’s.

See you then!
GM

Learn Trail Building Skills for Your Future and Our Parks!

Wild Basin is hosting the Central Texas Trail Tamers in teaching a FREE class on building and maintaining the trail systems that public lands, like Wild Basin, offer to the public.  The CTTT will offer two “Introduction to Trail Maintenance” classes before they move on to advance trail techniques.  The three courses currently scheduled (see schedules below) use a curriculum developed by the Pacific Crest Trail Association and U.S. Forest Service Trails Specialist John Schubert.  In them you will learn “how trails work”, basic design concepts, safety protocols, and how to gain “trail eyes”.  If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can gain a new skill to add to your resume and are interested in the fields of land management or public land conservation and stewardship then you will find these workshops beneficial to your career.  Please, RSVP and tell me what you like in your breakfast taco!

To attend these workshops or if you have any questions please contact Aaron Haynes at ahaynes1@stedwards.edu.

Schedule of Workshops at Wild Basin:

Workshop Date
Intro to trail maintenance 1 February 11, 8:30a.m.
Intro to trail maintenance 2 March 18, 8:30a.m.
Advanced skills in trail maintenance April 15, 8:30a.m.

 Schedule of CTTT workshops:

If these workshops aren’t enough for you and you need to fast track your trail skills while gaining some volunteer experience, then the CTTT offers other workshops that you are invited to attend. To get more information about these opportunities contact Kevin at KEVIN@kdeiters.com or go to www.trailtamers.org for a list of scheduled events by CTTT.