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 (

$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.


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.



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 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:

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

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 or call (215) 895-0366.

Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture 10/16

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

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Intel is Recruiting PhDs Thursday 9/18

Visit by

Rocco Panella, PhD
Engineering Leadership Program, Technology Development Engineer
Intel Corporation

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


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

  • Excite Center:

  • Conquer Collaborative:

Career Exploration and Networking Opportunity for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs (App Deadline 9/16)

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 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.

Fed’s 2014 Community Development Graduate Research Forum 10/21 (Abstracts due 9/16)

Registration and more info here:

Check out registration for the Fed’s 2014 Community Development Graduate Research Forum which is now open!  Flyer linked below, as well as a preliminary agenda.  The following are a few things about the event that I’d like to highlight:

  • The forum will be held on Tuesday, October 21, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  The program will run from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a networking reception.
  • Students and faculty can register here.
  • Students who would like to present their community development-related research should submit an abstract to by Tuesday, September 16.
  • In addition to student presentations, the event will also include career advice from a panel of local community development practitioners and scholars.



GSA Yacht Party 2014

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Yacht Party on the Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise Ship! Last year’s event sold out in minutes.

Tickets go on sale MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT NOON.

Purchase ticket here:

When: Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Check in begins at 6:30pm. Students MUST check in with their Drexel student ID and guest (if applicable) by 6:45pm at the latest. Boarding begins at 7pm. Cruise 7:30-10:30pm. Please be on time. The ship will leave without you. No exceptions.

Where: Spirit of Philadelphia Cruise Ship at Penn’s Landing, 401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

For additional information, including Directions and Parking, visit
Transportation to and from the ship is not provided.

Who: New and returning Drexel graduate students enrolled in quarter programs
Alumni are also welcome to attend this event at the current graduate student rate
Students and alumni may also purchase 1 additional guest ticket (includes non-Drexel, undergraduates, and semester program students from the Drexel College of Medicine and School of Law)

$20 for currently enrolled or incoming Drexel graduate students in quarter programs and alumni
$40 for guests (one per student ID, includes non-Drexel, undergraduates, and semester program students from the Drexel College of Medicine and School of Law)
Note: Guest ticket MUST be purchased at the same time as student ticket. You cannot purchase a guest ticket later.

What: Purchase includes boarding pass (distributed at check-in), dinner buffet with vegetarian options, 2 drink tickets (beer, wine, and non-alocholic beverages) followed by cash bar option, dancing, and music entertinament on the Delaware River.Dress Code: From the website- “For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and jacket. For women, nice slacks, skirt or dress is recommended. Collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers are not allowed.

How: Purchase ticket online via the link above (Amex, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa). Sorry, no cash.

Event Policy (PLEASE READ): Must be a current or incoming Drexel University graduate or professional student enrolled in a quarter program or an alumni to purchase tickets. All attendees, including guests (as defined and stated above), MUST be 21 years of age or older with a valid, government-issued photo ID. Limit one student ticket and up to one guest ticket per Drexel graduate student ID. There are no physical tickets issued for this event. Please report to the venue and check in with your Drexel student ID and a government-issued photo ID by 6:45pm to receive boarding pass. Entry is NOT guaranteed after 6:45pm. No refunds or exchanges. No exceptions. Those who wrongfully purchase tickets and are not eligible will be notified and refunded immediately. By checking out, you agree to have read and understood all event details and policies above.

No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

Contact GSA ( with any questions or concerns.

Event Flyer:

Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research 9/26

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

Friday, September 26, 2014
The ExCITe Center of Drexel University
3401 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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


Laura Ashley Oxenfeld
MS Student, Science, Technology & Society
College of Arts & Sciences
“How Sharing Tools and Technology Builds Networks of Knowledge”

Nora Madison
PhD Candidate, Communication, Culture & Media College of Arts & Sciences
“(In)Visible: Technologies of Bisexual Identity Online”

Moderated by Dr. Kelly Joyce, Professor, History & Politics, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Center for Science, Technology & Society

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