Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science and Engineering - Deadline extended till December 6, 2012

Proposal submission deadline for Summer 2013 has been extended till Thursday, December 6, 2012.
EAPSI Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.
NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location).
For more information, please read the Program Solicitation, host location-specific Handbooks, and How to Apply Guide available at www.nsf.gov/eapsi
Please note that only one letter of recommendation (from current advisor) is required.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
We look forward to receiving applications from U.S. graduate students.
Best regards,
Elena Hillenburg
Program Specialist
National Science Foundation
Office of International Science and Engineering
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program
4201 Wilson Blvd, Room II-1155
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Phone: 703-292-2993
Fax: 703-292-9067

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Graduate Student Government Updates

USC GSG* Newsletter
Graduate Student Government*

Upcoming Events
GSG Happy Hour

•    What: GSG Happy Hour
•    Where: The Lab, 3500 South Figueroa Street, LA 90089
•    Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Taping of Mike and Molly

•    What: See details
•    Where: Warner Brothers Studio- 4210 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA
•    Date: Wednesday, 10/3/12

GSG Movie Night- The Words

•    What: See details
•    Where: LA Live
•    Date: Wednesday, 9/26/12

The Importance of Giving Back: Community Service Information Panel

•    What: Community Service Information Panel
•    Where: TCC 450 - The Forum
•    Date: September 25th, 2012

“We Run the City” 5K USC/UCLA competition to benefit the Special Olympics

•    What: See details
•    Where: UCLA campus intramural field
•    Date: 11/11/2012

HSC Book Club

•    What: Opened to UPC + HSC students: Hunger Game Series, Catching Fire (book 2)
•    Where: GSG HSC Office, Seaver Residence Hall 101A (by the Starbucks near the elevator)
•    Date: Now until 10/18/12

USC Wonderkids Program

•    What: To find out more click on "Read more" below
•    How: If you are interested in being a guest speaker please email: dkast@usc.edu
•    Anything else I should be aware of?:
Translate your science into words that will encourage the next generation to become scientists.
The USC Wonderkids Program is an after-school science education program for first-third graders in the USC family of schools.
We are looking for speakers in the following fields: paleontology, medicine, neuroscience and animal behavior!

GSG Announcements
LGBTQ & Ally Concerns Committee Meeting

•    What: LGBTQ & Ally Concerns Committee Meeting
•    Where: Graduate Student Government Office (TCC 224)
•    Date: Thursday, September 27

LGBTQ & Ally Graduate Student Mixer #2

•    What: LGBTQ & Ally Graduate Student Mixer #2
•    Where: Salvage Bar & Lounge (717 W. 7th Street, Downtown Los Angeles)
•    Date: Friday, September 28

Now Accepting Summer 2012 Travel Grant Applications through October 1st, 2012

Dear USC graduate students,
GSG is in the final stages of reviewing Spring 2012 Travel Grant Applications, the first round of applications accepted using our new, web-basedTravel Grant System. We are excited about this new system, which incorporates a wide-range of student feedback obtained during pilot tests.

What is GSG ?

Welcome to USC and GSG
We are Graduate Student Government (GSG). What is GSG? Well, as a graduate or professional student, you are all a part of graduate student government. We provide the voice to over 17,000 students at USC. Our structure includes a Senate of 80 graduate students from the various schools and departments at the school. These senators are elected or selected by the governing student organization at each school or department

Welcome to the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Fellow Trojans:
On behalf of the entire Executive Board and Leadership Team of the Graduate Student Government (GSG), I want to welcome you and say that we are very excited to have you here! We are looking forward to a great year.

TAP News

The TAP Program has returned this academic year after much success and support from our graduate student body. As the Director of Campus Affairs, I am excited to see this program come to life and become a continuing staple for USC graduate students.
Read More

External Announcements
Want to announce your events in our newsletter?

Felicia Brown
Public Relations Director
Graduate Student Government
3607 Trousdale Parkway
TCC 224
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Chiasma -- Science-inspired Art Publication


Chiasma is a new science-inspired art publication that aims to explore the crossover between art and science. This is a publication that seeks to challenge the perceived disparity between the two fields, and to encourage people to view art as a science and science as an art. To all science scholars who can see and appreciate the intricate folds of mitochondria cristae, the elegance of particle collisions, or the interplay of chemicals in reactions, we encourage your participation. To all artistic creators who can perceive the laws behind realism and discover and interpret the motifs of the universe, we send you an invitation. To all literary composers who can orchestrate words and numbers and voice the profundity of nature, we urge your consideration. Whether you are a professional or amateur, you are welcome to submit to Chiasma.

We invite all of you to share your photography, poetry, sketches, paintings, narratives, and any other form of expression and help create an interdisciplinary network of inspiration. Here is the NYU School of Medicine Literary Arts Magazine, which serves as a model for Chiasma:http://webdoc.nyumc.org/nyumc/files/studentaffairs/attachments/Agora_Spring_2010.pdf . We encourage all of you to join us in becoming the founders of a science-art initiative at USC. If you are interested in submitting your work to Trojan Health Connection or getting more involved, please email chiasma.artsci@gmail.com.

Monday, September 17, 2012

IEB: Maureen McCarthy

Maureen will be leaving for Uganda on September 26th.  Check out her blog:

1) Scientific American's Expeditions Blog site: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/expeditions/

2) A blog hosted by USC Dornsife: http://dornsife.usc.edu/panoramic-perspectives/
I'm also on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/m.sophia.mccarthy) and Twitter (@mccarthymaureen). I hope to keep in touch with you over the upcoming year!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

USC Chiasma -- Science-Inspired Art Publication


a new science-inspired art publication, which aims to expose the crossover between art and science

This is a publication for those who realize the vastness of art and the relevance of science. This is for all the science scholars who have been inspired by the beauty of science, whether it be the human body or bacteria, no matter the cause—an epiphany could have been fueled by long hours in the lab, drawing the mitochondria cristae one too many times, or studying in a Red Bull-sustained haze. This is for all the artists, who have ever created or envisioned an interpretation of science—of the trees, of cells, of people. This is for both the science student whose artwork solely consists of in-class doodles and the art student who shudders at the thought of studying chemistry. We hope you can encourage students to share their photography, poetry, sketches, paintings, narratives, and any other form of expression through our publication and help create an interdisciplinary network of inspiration. We encourage interested students to join us in becoming the founders of a science-art initiative at USC.

If you are interested in supporting us, please email chiasma.artsci@gmail.com