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Paid Summer Research Experiences: Finding and Applying to Programs


Presenters:

Chris Cash, Director of Student Assistance Programs
Liv Detrick, Director of Web Development; Project Manager, NASA OSSI
Ashton Robinson Cook, PhD Student, NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center

The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing the basics of how undergraduates can seek and apply for summer research experiences. Liv Detrick and Chris Cash from the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) guided participants through a concept map-based presentation highlighting a variety of information and tips that can help students to get started on or enhance their applications. Veterans of paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and NASA summer internships were also on hand to provide first-hand insights into their recent research opportunities.

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Paid Summer Research for Undergraduates (November 2014)


Presenters:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation
Yolanda Trevino, Assistant Dean, University Graduate School, Indiana University

The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing the basics of how undergraduates can seek and apply for summer research experiences. Liv Detrick and Chris Cash from the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) guided participants through a concept map-based presentation highlighting a variety of information and tips that can help students to get started on or enhance their applications. Veterans of paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and NASA summer internships were also on hand to provide first-hand insights into their recent research opportunities.

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Funding your Graduate Education (July 2012)


Presenters:

David Siegfried, Project Manager, Pathways to Engineering
Liv Detrick, Director of Web Development; Project Manager, NASA OSSI
Marsha Cole, Research Chemist

Do I have to pay to go to graduate school? How does it all work? The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS to host this webinar outlining the process of applying for graduate funding. Liv Detrick and Chris Cash foam the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) reviewed the basic differences between the undergraduate and graduate experience, outlined the different funding options available, including fixed and portable funding sources, and reviewed a timeline and tips on applying. Adrian Ponce, guest speaker from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, elaborated upon opportunities available from NASA.

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Funding your STEM Graduate Education


Presenters:

Chris Cash, Director of Outreach
Sondra Lancaster, Director of External Relations/ Program Manager, NASA OSSI for PBIs
Melanie Harrison, Environmental Scientist - NOAA

Do I have to pay to go to graduate school? How does it all work? The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS to host this webinar outlining the process of applying for graduate funding. Sondra Lancaster and Chris Cash foam the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) reviewed the basic differences between the undergraduate and graduate experience, outlined the different funding options available, including fixed and portable funding sources, and reviewed a timeline and tips on applying. Guest speaker, Melanie Harrison, PhD, a Water Quality Specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), elaborated upon opportunities available from NOAA as well as other federal and private agencies.

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Funding your Graduate Education (July 2014)


Presenters:

Sondra Lancaster, Director of External Relations
David Siegfried, Director of Assessment Processes
Tiffany Katz, Postdoctoral Scholar University of Pittsburgh
Leonard Pace, Science Assistant, National Science Foundation

IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar, which featured two guest speakers who outlined resources and answered questions for future graduate students.

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Funding your Graduate Education (Oct 2014)


Presenters:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, IBP
Melanie Harrison, Water Quality Specialist/Regional AIS Coordinator, NOAA
Bernard Batson, Associate Director of Student Services, College of Engineering, University of South Florida

IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar, which featured two guest speakers who outlined resources and answered questions for future graduate students.

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Funding your Graduate Education (June 2015)


Presenters:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, IBP
Bernard Batson, Associate Director of Student Services, College of Engineering, University of South Florida
LaTasha Taylor Starr, Doctoral Student, University of Texas, Arlington, and Business Development Analyst, Lockheed Martin

IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar, which featured two guest speakers who outlined resources and answered questions for future graduate students.

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Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements


Presenters:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation
Joerg Schlatterer, Program Director, Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation
Brandon Jones, Assisant Center Director, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency

This webinar covers the typical components of STEM graduate fellowship applications and provides tips on acquiring strong letters of recommendation and writing research statements and personal statements. It also includes information on fellowship review criteria and the mechanics of review panels.

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Making the Most of your STEM Graduate Program


Presenters:

Liv Detrick, Deputy Director, Institute for Broadening Participation
Idella Yamden, Ideadvance Program Manager for the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), University of Wisconsin Extension
Samuel Merriweather, Associate Director, TAMUS LSAMP, Texas A&M University

The Institute for Broadening Participation collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar with the goal of sharing information on strategies to have a sucessful graduate experience. Topics covered include cultivating your mentor network, creating an individual career development plan, and preparing for careers in academia and industry.

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    Preparing and Applying for a Postdoc Position


    Presenters:

    Ashanti Johnson, Executive Director
    Shekar Bhansali, Alcatel-Lucent Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Florida
    Nekesha Williams, Postdoc, Earth and Atomospheric Sciences, City University of New York (CUNY), City College of New York

    IBP collaborated with COSEE-OS on this webinar which featured three guest speakers who reviewed the "what, why, and how" of postdoc positions.

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    Broadening Participation Resources (April 2014)


    Presenters:

    Allyson Fauver, Director of Policy and Analysis
    David Siegfried, Director of Assessment Processes



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    Broadening Participation Resources (July 2014)


    Presenters:

    David Siegfried, Director of Assessment Processes



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