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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Are you receiving the GSA’s weekly newsletter? If you’re a currently enrolled Drexel graduate student, you should be! It’s packed with tons of news, important announcements, and upcoming events for graduate students.
Please submit any requests to receive the newsletter or graduate news and events for future issues to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas, feedback, questions, or concerns.
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 email@example.com or call (215) 895-0366.
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.
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:
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.
The students of Penn’s Neuroscience PhD program are excited to announce a Neuroscience Public Lecture entitled “Your ‘Plastic’ Brain: How Stress, Injury, and Sleep Change Your Brain” scheduled for Thursday, October 16th in Smilow Auditorium at 6:30pm. This FREE event will feature 3 fifteen minute TED-style talks from Penn Neuroscience faculty members Tracy Bale, Akiva Cohen, and Amita Sehgal. A reception will follow.
Registration and more information, including videos from the 1st Neuroscience Public Lecture can be found here.
Date: Thursday, October 16th, 6:30pm (Registration begins at 6pm)
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Please note that this event is for both scientists and non-scientists. It’s for anyone who is interested in the brain and how it makes us who we are!
Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture Committee
Follow us on Twitter! @PhillyNeuroTalk
Like us on Facebook! PhillyNeuroLecture
Attention Graduate Student Organizations & Officers:
You MUST attend the Student Organization Officer Training (SOOT) on Wednesday, October 1st 6-8pm in the Sky View Room (6th Floor, MacAlister Hall) in order to be eligible for GSA funding this year. No ifs, ands, or buts.
The President, Vice President, and Treasurer (or equivalent positions such as event planning, etc.) MUST attend. Only those officers who attend the SOOT will be eligible to spend money or receive reimbursement…period. General members/non-officers or officers who do not submit pre-event forms and receive GSA approval for each and every event/purchase will NOT be reimbursed. DO NOT ASSUME. Many of Drexel’s policies have changed and we need to stay abreast.
Please do not forget to submit your 2013-2014 budget proposal by 10/8 or you will not be eligible for funding this year. The link for the form is:https://drexel.collegiatelink.net/form/start/51518. You must still submit pre- and post-event form for each budgeted purchase or event this year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any question.
Rocco Panella, PhD
Engineering Leadership Program, Technology Development Engineer
Intel’s Engineering Leadership Program (ELP)
Intel’s ELP is a first-of-its-kind technical leadership development program for engineers and scientists in the computing industry. We are looking for candidates with a PhD in a variety of engineering and science backgrounds to take part in a 2-year program in which they will work with fellow new recruits, seasoned Intel engineers, and Intel’s vice presidents and fellows on the hardest problems in computing today. Please visit our website for more detailed information on the ELP, as well as all the backgrounds we are hiring. We are particularly interested in students with experience in bioinformatics, human-centered computing, human-computer interaction, and brain-computer interaction. This is a full-time position, and we are looking for candidates to start with Intel no later than July 13, 2015. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing a future with Intel!
Visit us at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/locations/united-states/students/programs/engineering-leadership-program.html?wapkw=engineering+leadership+program
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
3PM – Visit to ExCITe Center
Introduction and mingle with students and faculty
3401 Market Street, 2nd Floor Hall
4PM – Visit to CONQUER Collaborative
ELP Program Presentation
Q&A with students and faculty
3508 Market Street, 1st Floor, Monell building, Room 114
5PM – Interviews
Signup sheet at the lobby of CONQUER Collaborative
3508 Market Street, 1st Floor, Monell building, Room 115A
More information & Directions
On December 8, 2014, the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day at the Academy’s headquarters in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo’s R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers. Additionally, each participant will be asked to present a poster on their research to highlight and share their own activities and interests with PepsiCo. There will be an award ceremony for the best posters at the end of the event. To advertise the event around your campus, download the flyer.
For more information about the agenda or for application information, please visit the New York Academy of Sciences website.
We are looking to invite individuals with experience in the following key areas:
- Life Sciences: Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biology, and Pharmacology;
- Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Packaging Engineering
- Food Science: Food Science specialties, Agriculture and Analytical Chemistry
- Material Science: Material Science, Polymer Science
We invite graduate students and postdocs to apply by submitting an application form to email@example.com. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Applicants should label the subject line of their emails “December Career Day”. Limited travel awards will be handled on a case-by-case basis in order to facilitate national and international participation.
**Application Deadline: September 16, 2014** Download the application
If you have questions or would like to speak about this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.