June 27, 2011




1. STATS SHORT COURSE: LINEAR REGRESSION AND STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jun 28 & 29, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg

Taught by Khaled Bedair, this short course introduces linear regression and structural equation models in two sections. The same course is offered two days in a row. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/2319.

 

2. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Remaining summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

 

3. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER

Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

(1) Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.

(2) Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). For more information see:  http://www.healthcenter.vt.edu/eligibility.htm

 

4. GSA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 0.5 GA POSITION NOW OPEN – 1st posting

Consider applying for a GSA Executive Assistant Position for the 2011-2012 academic year. The GSA Executive Assistant works with members of the executive board and program chairs to ensure the success of GSA programs and events.  The office assistant position is a 10-hour assistantship for the full academic year. Details can be found on the GSA website: www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu. The deadline for applications (resume and cover letter) is Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Please direct all questions and applications to gsa@vt.edu.

 

5. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR KIDS’ TECH UNIVERSITY FACULTY NETWORK – 1st posting

Are you interested in visiting regional schools, serving as a scientific resource for teachers or K-12 students, and/or hosting groups of students and/or teachers for short visits? VT faculty members, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to sign up to participate in the Kids’ Tech University (KTU) Faculty Network! Through this new feature to KTU, the KTU Faculty Network, the public can connect with Virginia Tech faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers: http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/. You can register on the site- http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/ see "KTU Faculty Log in" button on the left. Please note that you can choose which of the outreach options you would like to be associated with; you do not have to sign up to participate in all outreach options. This message is posted on behalf of Dr. Kristy Collins, Education and Outreach in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

 

6. DOCTORAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY – 1st posting

Researchers at Texas A&M invite, with approval of our Graduate School, VT doctoral students to participate in a research study assessing doctoral students’ experiences in their graduate program. The survey asks questions about your attitudes, health well-being, and relationships in graduate school. The results of the survey will help researchers understand aspects of graduate students’ experiences that are going well and those that could be improved. Participation will consist of filling out an online survey that will take about 20-30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a voluntary prize drawing to win one of twenty $100 prizes. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. The results of the research may be published, but your name will not be used. Access the study here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P7X3MKC. If you have any questions concerning this research study, contact Kathi Miner at kminer@tamu.edu or at 979.845.2780.

 

7. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 3rd posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czIWG4XJqaBQxog. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel at lauraeg@vt.edu

 

8. UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

GSA TUBING ON THE NEW RIVER

Saturday, Jul 9, 11:00am – 4:00pm, *** meet in the GLC lobby at 11***

De-stress from your hectic week with a relaxing trip down the New River in an inner tube! Grad students will escape the heat with an outing to the New River for some food (lunch will be provided!) and floating.  Renting tubes is usually $9 per person, but depending on how large of a group there is, the GSA will get a 10-20% discount. Check out the tubing website at http://www.newriverjunction.com/Tubing.html. The GSA will reserve a large van for the trip and may need some additional drivers (you will be reimbursed for parking). Register at the following link to join your fellow graduate students in some summer fun: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1308679518306. Questions? Contact Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu.

 

June 27, 2011




1. STATS SHORT COURSE: LINEAR REGRESSION AND STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jun 28 & 29, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg

Taught by Khaled Bedair, this short course introduces linear regression and structural equation models in two sections. The same course is offered two days in a row. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/2319.

 

2. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Remaining summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

 

3. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER

Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

(1) Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.

(2) Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). For more information see:  http://www.healthcenter.vt.edu/eligibility.htm

 

4. GSA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 0.5 GA POSITION NOW OPEN – 1st posting

Consider applying for a GSA Executive Assistant Position for the 2011-2012 academic year. The GSA Executive Assistant works with members of the executive board and program chairs to ensure the success of GSA programs and events.  The office assistant position is a 10-hour assistantship for the full academic year. Details can be found on the GSA website: www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu. The deadline for applications (resume and cover letter) is Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Please direct all questions and applications to gsa@vt.edu.

 

5. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR KIDS’ TECH UNIVERSITY FACULTY NETWORK – 1st posting

Are you interested in visiting regional schools, serving as a scientific resource for teachers or K-12 students, and/or hosting groups of students and/or teachers for short visits? VT faculty members, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to sign up to participate in the Kids’ Tech University (KTU) Faculty Network! Through this new feature to KTU, the KTU Faculty Network, the public can connect with Virginia Tech faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers: http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/. You can register on the site- http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/ see "KTU Faculty Log in" button on the left. Please note that you can choose which of the outreach options you would like to be associated with; you do not have to sign up to participate in all outreach options. This message is posted on behalf of Dr. Kristy Collins, Education and Outreach in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

 

6. DOCTORAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY – 1st posting

Researchers at Texas A&M invite, with approval of our Graduate School, VT doctoral students to participate in a research study assessing doctoral students’ experiences in their graduate program. The survey asks questions about your attitudes, health well-being, and relationships in graduate school. The results of the survey will help researchers understand aspects of graduate students’ experiences that are going well and those that could be improved. Participation will consist of filling out an online survey that will take about 20-30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a voluntary prize drawing to win one of twenty $100 prizes. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. The results of the research may be published, but your name will not be used. Access the study here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P7X3MKC. If you have any questions concerning this research study, contact Kathi Miner at kminer@tamu.edu or at 979.845.2780.

 

7. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 3rd posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czIWG4XJqaBQxog. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel at lauraeg@vt.edu

 

8. UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

GSA TUBING ON THE NEW RIVER

Saturday, Jul 9, 11:00am – 4:00pm, *** meet in the GLC lobby at 11***

De-stress from your hectic week with a relaxing trip down the New River in an inner tube! Grad students will escape the heat with an outing to the New River for some food (lunch will be provided!) and floating.  Renting tubes is usually $9 per person, but depending on how large of a group there is, the GSA will get a 10-20% discount. Check out the tubing website at http://www.newriverjunction.com/Tubing.html. The GSA will reserve a large van for the trip and may need some additional drivers (you will be reimbursed for parking). Register at the following link to join your fellow graduate students in some summer fun: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1308679518306. Questions? Contact Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu.

 

June 20-26, 2011

Events, Programs and Services

1. STATS SHORT COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO R
Tuesday, Jun 21, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
Wednesday, Jun 22, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
This course, presented by Sai Wang, is offered two afternoons in a row to help students learn to use R, a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. The course is organized into three sections: (1) intro to R programming basics (2) R graphing environment and creation of statistical plots (3) basic statistical analysis in R. Learn more and register here.

2. GSA RUNNING GROUP 
Tuesday, Jun 21, 6:30pm, GLC entrance on Otey Street side
If you are in town this summer and up for some group runs, or you have a race on your calendar for the fall you want to get a head start on training for it, or maybe you just want a break from work, fill out this survey and meet at the GLC entrance (near the front desk) on Tuesday for a group run.  All are welcome!

3. ICE CREAM ON THE GLC PLAZA
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2:00pm, GLC Plaza
You asked and you shall receive: take a short afternoon break with fellow grads and enjoy some ice cream on the GLC Plaza. Rain location: Graduate School lobby in the GLC.

4. GSA HIKE TO THE CASCADES

Saturday, Jun 25, Meet at 11:00am in the GLC lobby
Bring a bagged lunch and join the GSA for a hike that all Hokies should do at least once before graduation. This hike is a four mile round trip with the largest waterfall in the area at the turnaround point. Participants will carpool, so please register here if you plant to attend and can drive or would like a ride (GSA will pay for parking). Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to visit a local natural beauty and hang out with some friends! Questions? Contact Amanda Shea.

5. APPALACHIAN TRAIL FIX-UP HIKE
Sunday, Jun 26, 8:00am-4:30pm
The Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT) is organizing a hike on the Appalachian Trail. The hike is open to anyone over the age of 18 and hikers will be joining the OCVT crew to help maintain the Appalachian Trail. OCVT maintains 30 miles of the 2175 miles of the AT.  Hikers will learn how the trail is maintained and will be provided small tools to carry with a task. Hike details. Questions/Signup email Mike. This event is posted on behalf of graduate student Nimal Lobo.

6. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See LISA for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Remaining summer 2011 Schedule:
— Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
— Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
— Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;
*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

7. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER

Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

(1) Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
(2)  Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>

Employment Opportunities

1. GA POSITION FOR 2011-12: ASSISTANT DATA ANALYST
The grad assistant will help the associate director for research and planning in University Scholarships and Financial Aid – USFA with data analysis projects and report development, and support the processing of weekly financial aid data synchronization. Must have significant experience in MS Office Suite, specifically Excel (knowledge of macros preferred); knowledge of basic quantitative methods for data analysis; ability to understand and follow complex instructions and procedures; bachelor’s degree in business, education or information technology; knowledge of SQL and Unix a plus. Must be dependable and trustworthy with confidential student information; able to work independently; and communicate effectively with good attention to detail. If interested, contact Dr. Lefter Daku, 231-6576. Submit application by 5pm, Friday, Jun 24.

Participation in Research Projects

1. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 2nd posting
A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, please fill out the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel.

2. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang with your preferred time slots. Available Slots.

June 20-26, 2011

Events, Programs and Services

1. STATS SHORT COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO R
Tuesday, Jun 21, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
Wednesday, Jun 22, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
This course, presented by Sai Wang, is offered two afternoons in a row to help students learn to use R, a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. The course is organized into three sections: (1) intro to R programming basics (2) R graphing environment and creation of statistical plots (3) basic statistical analysis in R. Learn more and register here.

2. GSA RUNNING GROUP 
Tuesday, Jun 21, 6:30pm, GLC entrance on Otey Street side
If you are in town this summer and up for some group runs, or you have a race on your calendar for the fall you want to get a head start on training for it, or maybe you just want a break from work, fill out this survey and meet at the GLC entrance (near the front desk) on Tuesday for a group run.  All are welcome!

3. ICE CREAM ON THE GLC PLAZA
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2:00pm, GLC Plaza
You asked and you shall receive: take a short afternoon break with fellow grads and enjoy some ice cream on the GLC Plaza. Rain location: Graduate School lobby in the GLC.

4. GSA HIKE TO THE CASCADES

Saturday, Jun 25, Meet at 11:00am in the GLC lobby
Bring a bagged lunch and join the GSA for a hike that all Hokies should do at least once before graduation. This hike is a four mile round trip with the largest waterfall in the area at the turnaround point. Participants will carpool, so please register here if you plant to attend and can drive or would like a ride (GSA will pay for parking). Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to visit a local natural beauty and hang out with some friends! Questions? Contact Amanda Shea.

5. APPALACHIAN TRAIL FIX-UP HIKE
Sunday, Jun 26, 8:00am-4:30pm
The Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT) is organizing a hike on the Appalachian Trail. The hike is open to anyone over the age of 18 and hikers will be joining the OCVT crew to help maintain the Appalachian Trail. OCVT maintains 30 miles of the 2175 miles of the AT.  Hikers will learn how the trail is maintained and will be provided small tools to carry with a task. Hike details. Questions/Signup email Mike. This event is posted on behalf of graduate student Nimal Lobo.

6. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See LISA for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Remaining summer 2011 Schedule:
— Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
— Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
— Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;
*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

7. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER

Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

(1) Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
(2)  Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>

Employment Opportunities

1. GA POSITION FOR 2011-12: ASSISTANT DATA ANALYST
The grad assistant will help the associate director for research and planning in University Scholarships and Financial Aid – USFA with data analysis projects and report development, and support the processing of weekly financial aid data synchronization. Must have significant experience in MS Office Suite, specifically Excel (knowledge of macros preferred); knowledge of basic quantitative methods for data analysis; ability to understand and follow complex instructions and procedures; bachelor’s degree in business, education or information technology; knowledge of SQL and Unix a plus. Must be dependable and trustworthy with confidential student information; able to work independently; and communicate effectively with good attention to detail. If interested, contact Dr. Lefter Daku, 231-6576. Submit application by 5pm, Friday, Jun 24.

Participation in Research Projects

1. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 2nd posting
A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, please fill out the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel.

2. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang with your preferred time slots. Available Slots.

June 13-19, 2011


1. STATS SHORT COURSE: WHAT LISA CAN DO FOR YOU AND T-TEST/ANOVA TUTORIAL

Monday, Jun 13, 4:00-6:00pm, Fralin Auditorium  [Instructor: Anne Ryan]
The goal of this short course is to (1) explain the services provided by the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and (2) to offer t-test and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) training for researchers. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. Data analysis examples will be covered using JMP statistical software. JMP is available for free download to VT students here.

2. GSA SUMMER VOLLEYBALL PICNIC

Thursday, Jun 16, 5:00-7:00pm at Owens Volleyball Court area
Come out for some free food and fun with the GSA and your fellow graduate students at the GSA summer picnic! Play some volleyball or soccer or just come to enjoy the food and weather.  *In case of inclement weather, event will be moved.  Questions: contact Amanda Shea.

3. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See LISA for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jun 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*;
  • Jun 21 & 22: Introduction to R;
  • Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

4. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER
Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

  1. Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>

5. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 1st posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel.

6. PAID PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang  with your preferred time slots. Find available slots here.

7. STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 3rd posting
Voluntary participants are sought for a project on the “Effects of Immersion on Military Training.” Participants will get the opportunity to experience high-end virtual reality equipment in the Black Lab at VT Knowledgeworks II, and will help researchers gather important insights about how field of view and scene complexity influence performance and strategy in a virtual reality military training environment. The study will consist of performing a visual scanning task to find threats hidden along busy city streets. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last about 65-75 minutes. Please contact Cheryl Stinson to sign up for the study.

8. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR HNFE STUDY – 3rd posting
Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the summer (May-Aug). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

June 13-19, 2011


1. STATS SHORT COURSE: WHAT LISA CAN DO FOR YOU AND T-TEST/ANOVA TUTORIAL

Monday, Jun 13, 4:00-6:00pm, Fralin Auditorium  [Instructor: Anne Ryan]
The goal of this short course is to (1) explain the services provided by the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and (2) to offer t-test and ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) training for researchers. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. Data analysis examples will be covered using JMP statistical software. JMP is available for free download to VT students here.

2. GSA SUMMER VOLLEYBALL PICNIC

Thursday, Jun 16, 5:00-7:00pm at Owens Volleyball Court area
Come out for some free food and fun with the GSA and your fellow graduate students at the GSA summer picnic! Play some volleyball or soccer or just come to enjoy the food and weather.  *In case of inclement weather, event will be moved.  Questions: contact Amanda Shea.

3. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See LISA for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jun 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*;
  • Jun 21 & 22: Introduction to R;
  • Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

4. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER
Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

  1. Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>

5. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 1st posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available here. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel.

6. PAID PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang  with your preferred time slots. Find available slots here.

7. STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 3rd posting
Voluntary participants are sought for a project on the “Effects of Immersion on Military Training.” Participants will get the opportunity to experience high-end virtual reality equipment in the Black Lab at VT Knowledgeworks II, and will help researchers gather important insights about how field of view and scene complexity influence performance and strategy in a virtual reality military training environment. The study will consist of performing a visual scanning task to find threats hidden along busy city streets. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last about 65-75 minutes. Please contact Cheryl Stinson to sign up for the study.

8. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR HNFE STUDY – 3rd posting
Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the summer (May-Aug). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

June 6-12, 2011

1. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS
Graduate School will operate with summer hours, opening at 9:00am each day and closing at 4:00pm starting May 16 and ending July 29. The Graduate Life Center will remain accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport: just use the card readers at the Bookstore side entrance or at the Otey Street entrance.

2. INTRODUCTION TO CRICKET
Thursday, Jun 9, 5:30-7:30pm, tennis court at corner of Patrick Henry Drive and Progress Street
Are you interested in learning a new sport? The GSA brings you this opportunity to join other grad students for a game of cricket. Learn English cricket and a variant of French cricket. Rain date is Jun 10. For more information or with questions contact Shree Narayanan.

3. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Instructions on how to register and to learn more>>. Summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jun 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*;
  • Jun 21 & 22: Introduction to R;
  • Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

4. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER
Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

  1. Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>. 

5. FT GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE IN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES – 2nd posting
This position consists of a student wage internship followed by a 12-month assistantship, if successful, with Assistive Technologies. During the internship the incumbent must learn to translate physics, math, astronomy, and/or chemistry textbooks into literary Braille and tactile graphics. Braille will be produced from a variety of media formats, such as Word, MathType, LaTeX, pdf and more. The position will require proper usage and general maintenance of Enabling Technologies (Juliet Pro), View Plus (Empring and SpotDot) embossers, and other specialized software and equipment. Also required is the ability to provide accurate information for technical or software issues to the system administrators when problems occur. Must have ugrad degree with a background in physics, astronomy, math, chemistry, or closely related field of science, math, engineering or technology. Must be enrolled in graduate school in fall 2011 to qualify for summer wage internship and subsequent 12-month GA position.  Learn more about the position.

6. FULL TIME GRA SOUGHT FOR 2011-12 ACADEMIC YEAR – 3rd posting
Virginia Tech Information Technology’s Enterprise GIS unit, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, is searching for graduate students with an interest in developing GIS-based web applications as a full-time GRA in the Fall and Spring (11-12) semesters. Full position description.  Interested candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

7. PAID PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 1st posting

Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang (wangr06@vt.edu) with your preferred time slots. Available slots are listed here.

8. STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 2nd posting

Voluntary participants are sought for a project on the “Effects of Immersion on Military Training.” Participants will get the opportunity to experience high-end virtual reality equipment in the Black Lab at VT Knowledgeworks II, and will help researchers gather important insights about how field of view and scene complexity influence performance and strategy in a virtual reality military training environment. The study will consist of performing a visual scanning task to find threats hidden along busy city streets. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last about 65-75 minutes. Please contact Cheryl Stinson to sign up for the study.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a study investigating the effects of job rotation on muscle fatigue and performance. The study consists of 6 separate experimental sessions (each lasting 2.5 hours) and one preliminary screening session. Participants will be compensated $10/hour with a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Requirements: female, age 18-25, low body fat, right handed, 20/20 vision (corrected okay), no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders, and exercise 2-3 times per week. If interested, please contact Leanna Horton.

10. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR HNFE STUDY – 2nd posting

Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the summer (May-Aug). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

11. FULBRIGHT GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR U.S. STUDENTS – 2nd posting

Fulbright scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors and graduate students (U.S. citizens) to pursue a project in their major field at a university in another country during a year abroad. The scholarship includes round-trip transportation, tuition, living expenses, and frequently an accelerated language course. Of particular consideration are language proficiency and careful selection of the site of study for your specific goals.  The campus deadline is late September. Due to the timing and components of the application, students need to start the application in the early summer. Learn more at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

12. NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS – 2nd posting

NSF Fellowships provide a yearly stipend for three years of graduate study in math, science, engineering, or social sciences plus a cost-of-education allowance to the institution. The National Science Foundation grants over 900 new fellowships to 1st year graduate students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude in social science, mathematics, computer science, science, and engineering. The national deadlines are early November. Learn more, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

13. RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS – 2nd posting
Rhodes Scholarships provide support for tuition, fees, room, board, transportation, books to 32 seniors or masters students for two years of graduate study at Oxford University. The Rhodes Foundation looks for students with very strong academic records, integrity of character, physical vigor, demonstrated leadership, and extensive public service. Alumni can also apply but must not have reached the age of 24 by October 1 of the application year. Applicants selected to be endorsed by Virginia Tech will prepare for the national application. The campus deadline is in early September. Due to the timing and components of the application, and the specifics of the campus process, students are encouraged start this application early summer a full year before their intended year of entry to Oxford. [U.S citizenship required for U.S. Rhodes]. Learn more, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

14. GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP – 2nd posting
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate’s academic excellence, a good fit between the Scholar and the University of Cambridge, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others. Learn more, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

15. OTHER FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES – 2nd posting
You can learn more about these (11-14) and other financial opportunities here.

16. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA SUMMER VOLLEYBALL PICNIC
Thursday, Jun 16, 5:00-7:00pm at Owens Volleyball Court area
Come out for some free food and fun with the GSA and your fellow graduate students at the GSA summer picnic! Play some volleyball or soccer or just come to enjoy the food and weather.  *In case of inclement weather, event will be moved.  Questions: contact Amanda Shea.

June 6-12, 2011

1. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS
Graduate School will operate with summer hours, opening at 9:00am each day and closing at 4:00pm starting May 16 and ending July 29. The Graduate Life Center will remain accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport: just use the card readers at the Bookstore side entrance or at the Otey Street entrance.

2. INTRODUCTION TO CRICKET
Thursday, Jun 9, 5:30-7:30pm, tennis court at corner of Patrick Henry Drive and Progress Street
Are you interested in learning a new sport? The GSA brings you this opportunity to join other grad students for a game of cricket. Learn English cricket and a variant of French cricket. Rain date is Jun 10. For more information or with questions contact Shree Narayanan.

3. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Instructions on how to register and to learn more>>. Summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jun 13: What LISA Can Do for You and a Tutorial in T-Tests and ANOVA*;
  • Jun 21 & 22: Introduction to R;
  • Jun 28 & 29: Linear Regression and Structural Equation Models;
  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

4. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER
Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

  1. Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.
  2. Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). More information>>. 

5. FT GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE IN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES – 2nd posting
This position consists of a student wage internship followed by a 12-month assistantship, if successful, with Assistive Technologies. During the internship the incumbent must learn to translate physics, math, astronomy, and/or chemistry textbooks into literary Braille and tactile graphics. Braille will be produced from a variety of media formats, such as Word, MathType, LaTeX, pdf and more. The position will require proper usage and general maintenance of Enabling Technologies (Juliet Pro), View Plus (Empring and SpotDot) embossers, and other specialized software and equipment. Also required is the ability to provide accurate information for technical or software issues to the system administrators when problems occur. Must have ugrad degree with a background in physics, astronomy, math, chemistry, or closely related field of science, math, engineering or technology. Must be enrolled in graduate school in fall 2011 to qualify for summer wage internship and subsequent 12-month GA position.  Learn more about the position.

6. FULL TIME GRA SOUGHT FOR 2011-12 ACADEMIC YEAR – 3rd posting
Virginia Tech Information Technology’s Enterprise GIS unit, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, is searching for graduate students with an interest in developing GIS-based web applications as a full-time GRA in the Fall and Spring (11-12) semesters. Full position description.  Interested candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

7. PAID PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MULTIMODALITY EFFECTS IN STORY TELLING STUDY – 1st posting

Participants are sought for the "Study of Multimodality Effects in Story Telling" to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into how different digitally mediated multimodality inputs can affect people’s communication. The study will consist of listening to two stories and answering a few questions related to your understanding and feeling about the stories. The whole experiment will last for about 40 minutes in McBryde Hall 106A. Participants will get $5 for their time. The study has been approved by VT IRB. Participants must be 18 or older and speak fluent English. To sign up for your participation, please contact Rongrong Wang (wangr06@vt.edu) with your preferred time slots. Available slots are listed here.

8. STUDY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 2nd posting

Voluntary participants are sought for a project on the “Effects of Immersion on Military Training.” Participants will get the opportunity to experience high-end virtual reality equipment in the Black Lab at VT Knowledgeworks II, and will help researchers gather important insights about how field of view and scene complexity influence performance and strategy in a virtual reality military training environment. The study will consist of performing a visual scanning task to find threats hidden along busy city streets. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last about 65-75 minutes. Please contact Cheryl Stinson to sign up for the study.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a study investigating the effects of job rotation on muscle fatigue and performance. The study consists of 6 separate experimental sessions (each lasting 2.5 hours) and one preliminary screening session. Participants will be compensated $10/hour with a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Requirements: female, age 18-25, low body fat, right handed, 20/20 vision (corrected okay), no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders, and exercise 2-3 times per week. If interested, please contact Leanna Horton.

10. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR HNFE STUDY – 2nd posting

Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the summer (May-Aug). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

11. FULBRIGHT GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR U.S. STUDENTS – 2nd posting

Fulbright scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors and graduate students (U.S. citizens) to pursue a project in their major field at a university in another country during a year abroad. The scholarship includes round-trip transportation, tuition, living expenses, and frequently an accelerated language course. Of particular consideration are language proficiency and careful selection of the site of study for your specific goals.  The campus deadline is late September. Due to the timing and components of the application, students need to start the application in the early summer. Learn more at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

12. NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS – 2nd posting

NSF Fellowships provide a yearly stipend for three years of graduate study in math, science, engineering, or social sciences plus a cost-of-education allowance to the institution. The National Science Foundation grants over 900 new fellowships to 1st year graduate students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude in social science, mathematics, computer science, science, and engineering. The national deadlines are early November. Learn more, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

13. RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS – 2nd posting
Rhodes Scholarships provide support for tuition, fees, room, board, transportation, books to 32 seniors or masters students for two years of graduate study at Oxford University. The Rhodes Foundation looks for students with very strong academic records, integrity of character, physical vigor, demonstrated leadership, and extensive public service. Alumni can also apply but must not have reached the age of 24 by October 1 of the application year. Applicants selected to be endorsed by Virginia Tech will prepare for the national application. The campus deadline is in early September. Due to the timing and components of the application, and the specifics of the campus process, students are encouraged start this application early summer a full year before their intended year of entry to Oxford. [U.S citizenship required for U.S. Rhodes]. Learn more, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

14. GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP – 2nd posting
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate’s academic excellence, a good fit between the Scholar and the University of Cambridge, evidence of leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others. Learn more, or contact Christina McIntyre for additional information.

15. OTHER FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES – 2nd posting
You can learn more about these (11-14) and other financial opportunities here.

16. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA SUMMER VOLLEYBALL PICNIC
Thursday, Jun 16, 5:00-7:00pm at Owens Volleyball Court area
Come out for some free food and fun with the GSA and your fellow graduate students at the GSA summer picnic! Play some volleyball or soccer or just come to enjoy the food and weather.  *In case of inclement weather, event will be moved.  Questions: contact Amanda Shea.