GSA Presents: A Night at the Kimmel Center 11/22

Purchase your ticket here starting Friday at 10am!

Come out for an evening of orchestra at the Drexel University’s GSA Presents: A Night at the Kimmel Center! The Philadelphia Orchestra will feature Brahms and Stravinsky music conducted by Susanna Malkki with violin by Juliette Kang.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 14 at 10 AM and will be on sale through 3 PM on Friday, November 21 or until sell out.

When:Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8 PM
Check in begins at 7 PM at the Kimmel Center. Meet representatives from the GSA, show your Drexel ID, and get your ticket. More details to follow via email. Entry not guaranteed after 8 PM. The theater may choose NOT to seat you if you are late. Please plan accordingly.

Where: Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Sorry, transportation is not provided.

Who: Drexel University graduate students enrolled in quarter programs and alumni (one ticket per ID)
Sorry, no guests (includes undergraduate students, alumni, or others). This event is for current graduate students only and subsidized by the GSA and graduate student fees.

Cost: $10

How: Purchase ticket online by completing the registration form here (Amex, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa). Sorry, no cash.:

Please plan to pick up your physical ticket with your Drexel ID at the venue before the event between 7-7:45 PM. A follow-up email will be sent to all attendees on the day before the event with full details about ticket pickup and GSA’s location.

Event Policy (PLEASE READ):
Must be a current Drexel University graduate or professional student enrolled in a quarter program to purchase tickets. Limit one ticket per Drexel graduate student ID. Please report to the venue and check in with your Drexel student ID and/or a government-issued photo ID by 8 PM. Entry is NOT guaranteed after 8 PM. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.

Contact GSA ( with any questions or concerns.

DGWISE: Navigating the Complex Pathways of Graduate School Panel 11/18

DGWISE Present’s Navigating the Complex Pathways of Graduate School 

Tuesday, November 18th
12:00PM (Lunch will be served)
Graduate Student Lounge, Main 010A

Are you having trouble approaching or finding a potential advisor? Are you having trouble obtaining funding? Are you unsure that you like your research and potentially want to switch labs? Graduate school can present a lot of unforeseen complications, but you do not have to struggle through these decisions and more alone! Come to DGWISE’s panel based discussion on how deal with some of the many issues that can arise during grad school and learn from advisors, fellow grad students and the fellowship office how to tackle any challenge that grad school throws your way!!

Please come with any questions that you have as well and take advantage of what Drexel has to offer you. Feel free to email with questions.


International Education Week 2014

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Sponsored by the Drexel School of Education, Steinbright Career Development Center, and Office of International Programs

Schedule of Events:

Kick-Off Event
Title of Event: International Education Careers
Date and Time: November 12, 4:15-6:45 p.m.
Location: MacAlister Hall, Room 2019, 3250 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Enjoy some pizza, network and learn about careers in international education. Drexel faculty, staff, students and alumni will discuss their careers in study abroad, teaching English-as-a-foreign language, and working for the UN and international organizations. There will also be representatives from Steinbright and the Fellowships office to discuss opportunities available for students internationally.

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program (Priority Deadline 11/7!)

Apply for the The Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program – Priority Deadline is Nov. 7, 2014

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars program is one of the University’s newest, fully funded, hands on international experiences, which is open to all graduate and undergraduate majors (at all levels). We are excited to present this opportunity for students to make their mark on the quest for clean water in Africa.

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars program is based on a mentorship model, creating opportunities for students of all majors and educational levels to work alongside our World Vision partners on development projects related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) including: health education, change management, social marketing, community engagement, monitoring and evaluation, economic development, and a host of other areas related to promoting and improving health outcomes in Africa. This program allows students to gain an international experience in sub-Saharan Africa for the duration of either 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, or over an academic semester/term break.

The application process is now open and application forms and more information can be found here Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, priority will be given to candidates who turn in completed applications by November 7, 2014.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact our Global Health Program Coordinator, Idris Robinson

Upcoming STEM Fellowships Deadlines

Upcoming Fellowships Deadlines

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

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

**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:

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:

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.

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,




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