To 2015 grads: a stipend summer job opportunity is available with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) as a Near-Peer Mentor. WRAIR is looking for a recent graduate with a degree in a science field to work with WRAIR scientists to develop and teach science protocols to middle and high school students through their Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program. The Near-Peer position is not only valuable to science graduates who are interested in education, but also to those interested in lab work. Students who work over the summer would also be making connections with scientists that could lead to a post-baccalaureate position in a lab through the ORISE program. Attached is detailed information about the summer position here.
The experience is extremely valuable as it allows mentors to gain experience working with underprivileged youth and talented scientists, and form professional relationships that can help further their education and career.
The WVU Office of the Provost invites nominations for the Nicholas Evans Awards for Advising Excellence. Good advising, like good teaching, publication and research, needs to be recognized. The Nicholas Evans Awards highlight outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduates provided by members of the WVU advising community. Awards are given in two categoriesprofessional advisor and faculty advisor. Two recipients from each category will receive awards of $1,250 in honor of Dr. Nicholas Evans, a lifelong proponent and exemplar of excellence in undergraduate advising at WVU. In addition, recipients of the Nicholas Evans Award will be nominated for the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) Outstanding Advising Awards. NACADA winners receive complimentary registration for the Annual Conference, a recognition plaque, and a one-year membership in NACADA.
Nominations may be made by WVU faculty, staff, or students. To nominate an outstanding advisor for either category, complete the nomination form at http://advising.wvu.edu/advisors/evans_award/nomination-form. Nominees will be notified of their nomination and invited to submit additional supporting materials. All application materials must be received by February 18, 2015.
We invite you to nominate colleagues who provide outstanding advising and mentoring to WVU undergraduates. Please visit http://advising.wvu.edu/advisors/evans_award to learn more about the Nicholas Evans Awards.
WVU Academic Advising Council
The Honors College Book Club is pleased to announce that the Spring Book Club Selection is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and Book Club will be co-lead in the spring by Dr. Claycomb and Dr. Blemings. Although HONOR 498i: Book Club is currently full, all students are encouraged to read along and join the conversation about leadership and history through this amazing book.
Looking for an opportunity to receive some community service hours? Help wrap gifts for children in Preston County this Thursday, December 11th, in the Honors Hall Media Room at 7 pm. Frozen will be playing! Come out and help wrap presents!
There is a toy drive to benefit Christian Help going on until December 12th through the WVU Staff Council. All are encouraged to donate and drop off in the Honors Hall!
There will be a drive collecting canned foods and winter clothes in the lobby of the Honors Hall until the residence halls close for winter break on Thursday, December 18th. Bring what you can to donate to a worthy cause!
If you want to put your math or science knowledge to work for young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity.
For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a master’s degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia, Indiana, or New Jersey. Fellows undergo a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process.
The 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program application deadline is January 31, 2015. For more information, please visit http://woodrow.org/teach. You can also download a poster here for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.
The Academic Center for Exams (ACEs), sponsored by the West Virginia University Office of Student Success, the Honors College, and Student Government Association, is an opportunity for students to receive last minute tutoring and assistance to ACE their finals. The event will occur on both Monday, December 8th and Tuesday, December 9th from 5:00pm-9:00pm in Hatfield’s B. There will be plenty of free food, free tutoring, and free success coaches! All WVU students are encouraged to attend.
Hello Honors College Members!
Do you like pancakes?! As you gear up for finals week, come out to a free pancake breakfast sponsored by HSA! The breakfast will be held in the Honors Hall RFL apartment on Thursday, December 11 from 9-11 am. There will be bacon, sausage, and a variety of pancakes with tons of different toppings. There will also be gluten-free pancakes! Everyone in the Honors College is welcome to attend! Make sure to stop by in between studying and taking your finals!
The WVU Science Policy Organization is a graduate and undergraduate student organization dedicated to empowering young scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and STEM enthusiasts to be effective advocates for STEM in the political process. Starting next semester, we’ll be hosting workshops, speakers, and special events to foster an understanding of how policy interfaces with STEM and how we can positively influence the policies that affect us. The organization just formed this Fall and has lofty goals for the future. If you are at all interested, we would be excited to welcome you and your ideas for the organization.
This week’s meeting (December 2nd at 6 pm in Hatfields B) will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the research of some SPO members and the policy implications of their work, will feature updates on current science policy news, and will involve opportunity for committee work. There’s something for everyone, and it’s a perfect time to learn something and to get involved!
You can also follow us on Facebook (WVU Science Policy Organization) and Twitter (@WVUScience) for updates on meetings, events, and relevant policy information in the state and nation!
WVU Science Policy Organization
Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:00 pm
Hatfields B in the Mountainlair
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