Monday, January 16, 2017

Learn to Write Scientific Papers of the Future - 2/1/17

USC Office of Research session for students: Learn to Write Scientific Papers of the Future on Feb. 1st. 

Learn modern ways to practice open & reproducible science, get credit for research products, increase paper citations, augment vitae with data & software, write compelling Data Management Plans for proposals & comply with new funder & journal requirements. 

Time: 2/1/17 10:30-2pm
Location: UPC DML 240


Friday, January 13, 2017

Astrobiology Science Conference 2017

The AbSciCon 2017 will be held on April 24-28, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. The theme this time around is "Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds" with several sessions focusing on geobiology and geochemistry for life detection on Mars, Europa, exoplanets, others.

The session topics can be found here:

The main page is here:

The abstract is due JANUARY 18.

There are student travel awards (due the same day as the abstract: Jan 18th) that any undergrad or grad can fill out.

STEM Crisis Discussion Event

The "STEM Crisis" and Science Policy
Open discussion with USC Public Policy Professor 
Jennifer Miller

Wednesday, January 18th
ZHS 200

Does the US have a shortage of workers with STEM skills, or is it the opposite? How does science policy affect research centers, funding and distribution of positions, and higher STEM education? Join us next Wednesday for a discussion. If you want to, read the following articles about the debate before attending.

IEEE Spectrum "The STEM Crisis Is a Myth."

Change the Equation "STEM HELP WANTED Demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Weathers the Storm"

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Course Evaluations Workshop for Faculty

Benefits and Approaches to using Mid-Semester Course Evaluations

Hear from colleagues who are experienced in conducting mid-semester course evaluations to discover how it can help to improve teaching effectiveness.

DML 240 | January 31, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Presented by: Devon Brooks, Associate Professor of Social Work; CET Fellow Ruth Chung, Associate Professor of Clinical Education; Kimberly Hirabayashi, Associate Professor of Clinical Education; CET Fellow Marion Philadelphia, Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication

RSVP here

Peer Observation Workshop for Faculty

Course Design for Student Success: Improving Your Course Through Peer Observation

Discover protocols to guide supportive observations by and of fellow instructors. In this active-learning workshop, participants will begin planning an informative peer observation process that provides focused feedback for improving instruction. Feel free to bring your course syllabus. Instructional designers will be available for consultation after the workshop.

ACB 238 | January 20, Noon - 1:00pm

Presented by: CET Instructional Designers: Katherine Guevara and Robert Sweeney

RSVP here

Monday, January 9, 2017

Securing An Internship Event - January 11th, 2017

Attend this workshop to learn the tricks of the trade, including: how to obtain hands-on, practical career experience; how to successfully submit your application and interview with employers; and the different ways to learn about positions or organizations. Reservations are requested for this event. 

Date:  Wednesday, January 11
Time:   Noon to 1 p.m.
Location:   Student Union (STU), B3