Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS) is now recruiting graduate and professional student volunteers from ALL fields for this competitive (2-5 fellows per campus), extra-curricular (3-5 hours per week), year-long (Jan – Dec 2014) experience. ELISS fellows will collaborate with students from other campuses and at home to gather expertise from your communities to illuminate the causes and potential courses of action to address a societal challenge in one of our theme areas: Energy & Environment or Health & Well being. Fellows will create an online resource, organize events in their home communities, and attend a final briefing in Washington D.C. In return, fellows will gain leadership skills, join a diverse and dynamic professional network, and identify opportunities to contribute to society throughout their professional and civic lives. ELISS will provide training, tools, mentors, and funds to support fellows’ initiatives and leadership development. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a graduate or professional program through at least the end of 2014 and complete a short pre-application by June 14, 2013. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.aaas.org/eliss. If you are not eligible to apply for ELISS, but would like to contribute to the program, please fill out this volunteer interest survey. Please help spread the word to graduate and professional students across campus, and join the Penn ELISS Google group to participate in an online exchange with other student leaders at Penn who are eager to change the world: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please email Penn@elissfellows.org.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Date: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Towne 337
Listen up Trekkies/Trekkers/Star Trek Fans: Have you been patiently awaiting the release of the new movie? Have you been counting the days until the release stardate? Well, it is upon us! To catch everyone up, we will be holding a viewing of the first film this Thursday, May 16th from 7-9 pm in Towne 337, complete with free snacks! Space is limited so be sure to get there early to grab a seat! In addition, GSEG will be offering subsidized tickets to the new film, Star Trek: Into Darkness on the evening of Friday, May 17th at Rave theater on 40th and Walnut. Each ticket will cost $3. You can purchase tickets this Wednesday, May 15th from 10-11 am on the second floor of Towne, in front of the engineering library. Any remaining tickets will be sold on Thursday evening after the showing of the first movie in Towne 337. You may purchase up to 2 tickets per Graduate SEAS ID.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Message from Shaun O'Brien of BGSA:
With recent passage of the sequester, the NIH will lose $1.5 billion in funding this year. As the sequester is a 10 year process, the NIH will again be slated to lose another 8% of its budget in the upcoming FY 2014. This is unacceptable, if we as biomedical scientists are going to be able to continue to have a career in research and maintain the US Role as scientific innovator.
To voice your displeasure with Congress, I urge faculty and students to attend the upcoming Rally for Medical Research on Monday, April 8th in Washington DC. Over 150 science organizations have signed on, included Penn Med and the Abramson Cancer Center (http://www.
Currently, we have 15 BGSA students, Vet, Nursing students and Penn faculty that will be participating in this Rally. Additionally, we have scheduled meetings with staffers from Senator Toomey, Casey and House Rep. Fattah's offices, along with other home state Congressional delegations. If you are interested in attending the Rally or going on staff visit, we have a limited amount of space available on our chartered shuttle. If you cannot attend, you can also upload your video testimonial, which will be featured at the Rally.
To participate in either fashion, please feel free to contact Shaun O'Brien at email@example.com As always, please continue to email/call your Congressperson as the more they hear from you, the more their vantage point will. Sen. Toomey is now changing his tune to reflect some of the anxieties that we as biomedical researchers have.
Regards, Shaun O'Brien
Monday, March 11, 2013
Date: March 22, Friday
Time: 6-8 PM
Wine walk registration will begin around 5:30 pm on Locust walk right outside the Graduate Student Center(3615 Locust Walk). Students will walk from registration to the Medical School pond (Richards and Goddard), to the Dental School Courtyard on 40th and Spruce, to the Engineering/Design courtyard, to the Education courtyard to the Blockley, where there will be drink tickets for the first 300 students, prizes for the first 100, unlimited food and live music! Each school will be serving wine and snacks along the way. This event is sponsored by GAPSA, GSE, BGSA, GSEG, Fels, the Dental, Nursing, Design and Vet schools. This is a 21+ event. Entry valid only with valid state ID and Penn graduate student ID. Sub matriculate students are not eligible. Questions?
Friday, February 22, 2013
Location: Public House (18th and Arch st.)
Date: Thursday, Feb 28
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Come and hang out with fellow graduate students from GSE at Public House! First 100 students will receive two free drink tickets for beer, wine and mixed drinks. There will be plenty of appetizers for everyone.
This is a 21+ event. One guest permitted per SEAS graduate student. Sub matriculate students are not eligible.
Monday, January 28, 2013
There are currently multiple openings for NASA Student Programs. NASA's Co-Op Program is the Pathways Intern Employment Program. They are especially looking for the following majors to fill positions in that program: Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering. There are both undergraduate and graduate level positions open right now. These Pathways Positions can be found on USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) by searching “glenn pathways”. Some of the positions are only open for a few more days next week, so it is very important that students that are interested apply soon. If you have any questions, please visit their website or contact the recruiting manager at NASA Glenn Research Center, Lauren M. Demirijian, directly.
Monday, January 14, 2013
GSEG Happy Hour at National Mechanics
Date and Time: Thursday, January 24th, 7 pm -9 pm at National Mechanics (22 South 3 Street)
The first happy hour of the semester will be hosted at one of Philly's historical buildings in Old City, now the National Mechanics Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy a selection of draft beers, well drink and tasty appetizers.
****This is a 21+ event. Please bring a valid ID for proof of age. One guest permitted per student with valid SEAS Graduate ID. Two drink tickets per person. Sub-matriculate students are not eligible