GSEG Events Calendar

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nano/Bio Interface Center Professional Development Seminar

Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Singh Building, Room 313

The Nano/Bio Interface Center's final session in its professional development series for the Spring will be held on Wednesday, April 30th from 12-1:30 pm in the Singh Building, Room 313. The workshop is on "Unconscious Bias and the STEM Workplace" and will include guest speakers Lubna Mian, the Director of Faculty Development and Equity at the Office of the Provost, and Ralph De Lucia, the Associate Director at the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunities Programs. This session will summarize some of the unconscious bias literature and potential effects of unconscious bias on individuals building and advancing their careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Strategies for minimizing negative effects of unconscious bias during the job search, when hiring and managing teams, and during interactions with colleagues will be discussed. If you would like to attend, please sign up here.

Chinese Student Support Network (CSSN) of PAACH Workshop

Date: Monday, April 14th
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Houston Hall, Room 301

The Chinese Student Support Network (CSSN) of PAACH is holding workshop on Monday, April 14th on the theme of "Time Management for Final Papers & Projects" to support International Chinese students at Penn. The last few weeks of the semester are a busy time. Final papers and projects will be due in just a few short weeks. Do you have a strategy for getting everything done on time without feeling frazzled? In this workshop you will learn how to break down big assignments into smaller, more manageable tasks. You will also learn how to handle unexpected distractions, disruptions and conflicts. Finally, we will look at productivity apps such as Evernote and 2Do, which can help you get organized and gain a sense of control over your time. BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. If you would like to attend, please register here. For more information, see the poster attached.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (PGWISE) Luncheon

Date: Saturday, April 19th
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Location: Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall (249 S. 36th St.)

To all graduate women in science and engineering, PGWISE will be holding its 7th Annual Alumnae-Student Luncheon on Saturday, April 19th. Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Marielena Mata, Principal Research scientist at Janssen R&D who graduated Penn with her Ph.D. in Immunology. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with alumnae and other grad students over hors d'oeuvres and a buffet lunch. Participants will receive a program with contact information for the alumnae participants. The luncheon will be a great opportunity for you to get advice about career planning, learn more about possible companies or job tracks, and make connections with Penn graduates who are eager to share their experiences. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here by Friday, April 11th. We hope to see you there!

Biotechnology Student Association (BSA) Seminar

Date: Wednesday, April 16th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall

The Biotechnology Student Association (BSA) is holding a seminar on Wednesday, April 16th from 6-8 pm in Berger Auditorium on "HPV Immunotherapy, Biotech Entrepreneurship, and the Thrill of Product Development." The speaker at this event will be Dr. Niranjan Sardesai, the Chief Operating Officer at Inovio. He served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development following the June 2009 merger with VGX Pharmaceuticals, at which company he held the same position. Dr. Sardesai was previously the founder and President of NVision Consulting Inc., a firm providing strategic counsel to entrepreneurial life sciences companies. He served as Director of Research and Development at Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., where he oversaw research and development and expansion of the company’s oncology portfolio. Products developed under his leadership include groundbreaking new tests for mesothelioma (MESOMARK™), bladder cancer and a multi-marker test for ovarian cancer. Light refreshments will be served at the reception. For more information, see the attached flyer. All are welcome to attend!


Chinese Student Support Network (CSSN) of PAACH Workshop

Date: Friday, April 11th
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Greenfield Intercultural Center (3708 Chestnut Street)

The Chinese Student Support Network (CSSN) of PAACH is holding workshop on Friday, April 11th on the theme of "Mental Well-being" to support International Chinese students at Penn. Using examples, interactive discussion and interactive exercise, the purpose of the workshop is to introduce CAPS services to Chinese international students. Special emphasis will be given to the nature of stress and factors influencing the experience of stress for Chinese international students. Participants will be invited to explore variety of factors at multiple levels that can lead to cumulative stress. Information will be provided on effective ways of coping with stress with a special emphasis on resources available through CAPS. If you would like to attend, please register here. For more information, see the poster attached.


2014 SEAS Penn iTalks Final Results, Videos, and Feedback

Thank you everyone for attending SEAS Penn iTalks session 2! Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners:

Best Presentation: Sydney Shaffer (BE)
Audience Favorite (Session 2): Amit Shavit (CBE)
Audience Favorite (Session 1): Carlos Aspetti (MSE)

All videos of the talks are available here. Thank you to all the faculty judges: Dr. Jason Burdick, Dr. Dan Gianola, Dr. Matt Lazzara, Dr. Daeyeon Lee and Dr. John Crocker. Please fill out this short feedback form if you watched the talks. If you want to help out with SEAS Penn iTalks next year, please e-mail us here. Til next year! :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SEAS Penn iTalks Results and Videos

Thank you everyone for attending SEAS Penn iTalks session 2! Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners:

Best Presentation: Sydney Shaffer (BE)
Audience Favorite (Session 2): Amit Shavit (CBE)
Audience Favorite (Session 1): Carlos Aspetti (MSE)

Thank you to all the faculty judges: Dr. Jason Burdick, Dr. Dan Gianola, Dr. Matt Lazzara, Dr. Daeyeon Lee and Dr. John Crocker.

If you have any feedback/suggestion for SEAS Penn iTalks / want to help out with SEAS Penn iTalks next year, please e-mail penn.italks.seas@gmail.com. Til next year! :)

From Session 2:



From Session 1: