Upcoming STEM Fellowships Deadlines

Upcoming Fellowships Deadlines

Applications are now open for the following STEM-related awards. For more information, go to drexel.edu/fellowships or email fellowships@drexel.edu

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) National Deadline: November 13

The NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. Programs run approximately 8-10 weeks and include airfare, living expenses, and $5,000 stipend.  For more information, go to: www.nsf.gov/eapsi

UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship / Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship National Deadline: December 2 (grad) / November 6 (undergrad)

The UNCF/ Merck Science Initiative supports African-American students in the life and physical sciences and engineering with scholarships and fellowships at three levels: undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral. Awards include tuition and fees, stipends (up to $77,000), educational allowances, and research opportunities. For more information, go to: http://umsi.uncf.org/sif

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowship National Deadline: November 30 / Dec. 8

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is open to senior undergraduates and graduate students in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. The award covers 2-6 years of graduate school and includes $20,000 expense allowance; tuition and fees; 1-2 paid summer internships with a government agency; and mentoring. For more information, go to: http://www.npsc.org/

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) National Deadline: December 12

The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship for students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported STEM disciplines. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000/year for medical insurance. For more information, go to: https://ndseg.asee.org/

DOD Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program National Deadline: December 15

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is supports students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines. Award includes up to $38,000/year stipend, full tuition and feed, paid summer internships, educational and insurance allowance, mentoring, and post-graduation employment placement. For more information, go to: https://smart.asee.org/

Whitaker International Program

National Deadlines: January 20 (Fellows and Scholars Program); February 3 (Summer Program)

The Whitaker International Program sends U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) students and graduates overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.  Grantees are encouraged to engage in policy work and conduct research in academic and industry settings. For more information, go to: http://whitaker.org/

**Please note that the Whitaker undergraduate scholarship program has been discontinued.


DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (NNSA SSGF)

National Deadline: January 14

The NNSA SSGF Program supports students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study related to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. The fellowship includes a $36,000/year stipend renewable up to four years; as well as a 12-week research experience at Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos or Sandia National Laboratories. For more information, go to:  www.krellinst.org/ssgf/

Coming soon . . .

Department of Energy (DoE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

National Deadline: early January. See website for date.

The DOE CSGF program provides support to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing, in areas of interest to the DOE. The fellowship includes a $36,000/year stipend renewable up to four years; tuition, fees, and $1-5,000 educational allowance; as well as a 12-week research experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites. For more information, go to: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/

GSA Halloween Party 10/31 (Tickets on sale 10/22 at 10 AM)

Come out for an evening of Halloween tricks and treats hosted by the Drexel University Graduate Student Association (GSA)!

Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best ones!

Tickets go on sale online at the link below on Wednesday, October 22 at 10 AM and will be on sale through 3 PM on Friday, October 31 or until sell out.

WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2014, 7-10 PM
Check in begins at 7 PM. Students/alumni MUST check in with their Drexel student ID and guest (if applicable). Entry not guaranteed after 8:30 PM.

WHERE: Great Court, Main Building, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHO: Drexel graduate students enrolled in quarter programs and alumni
Current students and alumni may also purchase 1 additional guest ticket (includes non-Drexel, undergraduates, and semester program students other Drexel colleges and school).


$10 for current Drexel graduate students enrolled in quarter programs
FYI: The College of Medicine GSA is also selling tickets to this event for their students at the current student rate. Please contact Lauren Bailey for details (lauren.d.bailey@drexel.edu)

$20 for alumni and guests (one guest per student ID, includes non-Drexel, undergraduates, and semester program students from other Drexel colleges and schools)

WHAT: Purchase includes admission, Halloween-themed appetizer buffet and refreshments, DJ entertainment, and costume contest with prizes!

Dress Code: Costumes are highly encouraged and will be worn by most, however they are not required for entry.

HOW: Purchase ticket online at the link below (Amex, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa). Sorry, no cash.
Please Note: Guest ticket MUST be purchased at the same time as student/alumni ticket. You cannot purchase a guest ticket later.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE BEGINNING 10/22 AT 10AM: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20688_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=869

Drexel Student Code of Conduct: Drexel University expects that all students as well as student organizations will conduct themselves responsibly and in a manner that reflects favorably upon themselves and the University. When a student or organization does not act responsibly and violates the University policies, rules, regulations, or standards of conduct, formal disciplinary action may result.

R&D Associate Job Posting (Onecoceutics)

PhD Job Posting-

R&D Associate

Oncoceutics, Inc. is a drug discovery and development company targeting the most potent suppressor pathways in human cancer. The Company’s leadership team represents a group of drug development executives with unparalleled success in the industry. Central to Oncoceutics’ scientific and technology base is a focus on drug discovery that engages natural potent tumor suppressor pathways. The first lead compound that came out of this program is ONC201, a small molecule that possesses significant antitumor activity in a number of different types of human cancer through a unique mechanism of action.

On February 28, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the Company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the Phase I/II trials of ONC201, and the Company expects to begin clinical trials before the end of the year.

The R&D Associate position offers an opportunity to work with an experienced group of drug development executives to gain experience in the commercial development of therapeutics. This position will have direct involvement in multiple areas of pharmaceutical development with an emphasis on research and development in an accelerating clinical stage company. This position is ideal for a creative recent graduate or post-doc who wishes to gain multi-disciplinary experience in the commercial development of novel therapeutics.


Full-time position that offers exposure to most essential areas of drug development: clinical

protocols; clinical correlative studies; regulatory compliance; intellectual property;

pharmacology; academic outreach; grant writing; investor communications; and writing


Project management for internal research projects and external academic collaborations.

Devise strategic research plans in areas of interest.

Prepare research results for internal and external communication.

Literature searches of interest for R&D and intellectual property.

Prepare documents for public communications (conferences, publication, press releases) and

internal purposes.


PhD in biomedical science.

Research experience in pharmacology. Knowledge of oncology preferrred.

Excellent writing and other communication skills.

Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Willingness to work in a start-up environment and take on wide-ranging areas of responsibility.

Self-motivated and project-oriented.

Problem solver and creative thinker.

Contact: Josh Allen, Vice President of Development, josh.allen@oncoceutics.com




Join GSA with co-sponsors, MEGA and Physics GSA, for a thrilling night of frights at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount!


THIS Friday, October 24, 2014
Drexel Group Tour 8:00 PM

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Drexel Graduate Students & Alumni with a valid Drexel ID – $5
Guests – $10

Tickets are ON SALE NOW in the Office of Graduate Studies, Randell Hall, Room 240, 2nd Floor, Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Students are welcome to purchase tickets for other current graduate students and guests!

FREE English Language Tutoring for International Students through 12/6/14

FREE English Language Tutoring for International Students through 12/6/14

Drexel University’s English Language Center is providing FREE tutoring services to Drexel international graduate students for whom English is a second language. Please note that graduate student faculty and staff can also contact us at elctutoring@drexel.edu if they have a request for a student to visit us to improve his or her language skills.

About the Program
Any Drexel international graduate student may choose to sign up for a 30-minute or one-hour one-on-one appointment with a tutor to receive help with any class assignment or general questions related to English.

Tutoring Locations
Tutors are available the ELC. Tutoring at the ELC happens in room 009 in the Language and Communication Center (LCC) basement.

About the Tutors
All tutors either current ELC instructors or graduate students. The Fall 2014 tutors are Douglas Dilhomick, Lawrence Moore, Kirkley Silverman and Jaquelin Yang.

How to Sign Up for an Appointment
All appointments should be reserved through the online schedule: www.mywco.com/drexelelc

For more information, please contact:
Kirkley Silverman, M.Ed., M.A.
Tutoring Coordinator and ESL Instructor
Drexel University English Language Center
229 North 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Graduate Student Lounge: A Great Resource

The Graduate Student Lounge: A Great Resourse for Drexel Graduate Students!

The Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A) is located in the basement of Main Building (3141 Chestnut Street). All currently registered graduate students should have access via their DragonCard. The Graduate Student Lounge is open 24 hours a day. Students can advantage of lounge amenities including couches, tables, and chairs, conference room area, coffee maker and accompaniments, microwave, white board, flat screen TV, book shelf with dissertations and donated books, podium, and small audio equipment.

Reserving the Lounge: Students, groups, and organizations can also reserve the lounge free of charge for meetings, group work, or others events. To make a reservation (or for access issues), please fill out the reservation form available at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6eZYfJ0CRp2UkXH.

Reminders: Please keep in mind that the space is maintained entirely by the Office of Graduate Studies and the GSA. Please clean up after yourself and remind your fellow students to do the same. As a courtesy, please do not speak too loudy and leave the lounge neat and organized.

Lounge Development: The lounge is currently entering Phase II of development and the hope is that we will invest in additional amenities inlcuding better furniture, a kitchenette, and collaborative work spaces with technology for graduate students. Please contact the GSA at dsogsa@drexel.edu with any ideas, feedback, questions, or concerns.

IMPORTANT: Update to GSA Term Gym Membership Program

Updates to the GSA Part-Time/Online Graduate Student Term Gym Membership Program

Effective last day of fall term 2014

The GSA has seen a significant increase in the amount of graduate students taking advantage of the GSA Term Gym Membership Program for part-time and online students whose memberships are NOT covered by full-time graduate student activity fees. The GSA believes that all graduate students should have access to the gym, however without a corresponding increase in the GSA budget for these memberships, it is with regret that we will no longer offer this program effective end of fall term.

Beginning winter term, graduate students should contact the Drexel Recreation Center once they have registered for classes each term during the add/drop period to check on their membership status (i.e. whether or not their membership is covered by graduate student activity fees). Students who are not covered will be responsible for a $28 term membership for gym access.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at ogsstaff@drexel.edu or call (215) 895-0366.

October Books & Bagels 10/24 12PM

Join us for our next Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research!

Friday, October 24, 2014
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.


Thomas Zylkin
PhD Candidate, School of Economics, LeBow College of Business
“A New Way of Understanding Free Trade Agreements”

Jeff Kahn, Jr.
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering
“Fish Fins as Sensors and Propulsors”

Moderated by Dr. M. Ani Hsieh, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Director of the Robotics Program at Drexel University

Can’t make it? Tune in live at 12pm:

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive:

Want to speak at an upcoming Books & Bagels?
Fill out the form at this link:

Flyer: http://drexelgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Flyer-10-24-14.pdf

Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship

Introduction to the Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship

Are you interested in studying or want to continue learning languages such as Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Urdu (or other languages outside of Western Europe)? If so, see below for information on upcoming information sessions/webinars for two excellent US government programs that support linguistic and cultural immersion: the Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship.

Visit the Drexel Fellowships Office for more information.