COS-JAM Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Meeting

The inaugural College of Science – Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows will take place in Jordan Hall on Thursday, May 4, 2017. This will occur in conjunction with the Office for Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate Career Services, and Office of Grants and Fellowships, who will have representatives available to offer development counseling, CV advice, and information about research funding opportunities. The intent of the Graduate and Post-Doc COS-JAM is to highlight the achievements of graduate and postdoctoral research, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and provide mentoring about integrative careers in science.

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the College of Science are invited to participate in Graduate and Post-Doc COS-JAM by sharing their original research with faculty and students, in either an oral or poster format. Please indicate if you have a preference for a given format following your abstract. Research may have been conducted on or off campus, and mentored by faculty from the University of Notre Dame and/or at other universities and colleges.

Please discuss the content of the abstract with your PI prior to submission. Approval by the PI will be needed before an abstract is accepted for presentation at Graduate and Post-Doc COS-JAM.

To participate, please submit abstracts of 300 words or fewer by Friday, April 14, 2017, using an online submission process: the website for abstract submissions is

Please direct any questions about participating in Graduate and Post-Doc COS-JAM, or the abstract submission process for COS-JAM, to Prof. Matt Ravosa, College of Science, Biological Sciences (

Behind the Bias Panel

I would encourage everyone to go to AWIS’s Behind the Bias Panel. It is on April 12th, 2017 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Check out the details and RSVP prior to April 7th.

March 2017 Newsletter

If you can’t view the newsletter, click here for the link.

GPS Bowling Night

Join GPS at Chippewa lanes for 25¢ games from 8-11PM.

We will provide shoe rentals and light snacks!

Professional Development Brown Bag Lunch

GPS Brown Bag Professional Development Lunch

Wednesday, February 22nd


NSH 202

Bring your lunch, C.V., cover letter or any other professional documents for proofreading by your peers!

February Newsletter

If you can’t view the newsletter, click here for the link.

Ethical Leaders in STEM

Ethical Leader in STEM: What will your impact be?


Ethical Leaders in STEM is an experiential program for Notre Dame STEM PhD students who will be in their 3rd or 4th year of study in academic year 2017-18 to develop and explore their aptitude for communication, mentoring, and leadership.


This is a great program that in 2015 our own Matt Hall was a participant.  It comes with an additional $1400 stipend on top of your regular pay and 3-course credits. Check it out at

Applications are due March 15. Specific details about the program are found in the application.

Social Responsibilities of Researchers



SRR LogoThe Social Responsibilities of Researchers program in the Reilly Center aims to equip and motivate emerging scientists and engineers to be cognizant of the conne

ctions their research has with society, adaptive in steering their research in light of these, and able to engage the public and policy makers in an effort to optimize its impact and relevance. In doing so, these researchers will become leaders and models of ethical engagement for their peers and students.

Applicants must be in their first or second year, and applications are due February 13th. You will get a $1400 stipend, a total of three credits and a certificate of completion. Not only will you learn a lot, but it is a great thing to add to your CV.

3 Minute Thesis has arrived!

Submissions for the 3 Minute Thesis are open until February 14. The website can be found here.

If interested, please attend the information session on Wednesday, January 25! This is a great opportunity to see how well you can explain your research!

From gradconnect about the event:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM until 01:00 PM

Notre Dame Room, 202 La Fortune Student Center

3 Minutes, 1 Slide…..3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Information Session

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present; would you be able to explain yours in just 3 Minutes?  The 3MT competition is practice for life.  It takes skill and practice to articulate your life’s work in 180 seconds, and it is a skill that every graduate student should hone.  Now it the chance to perfect your talk. The 3MT challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just 3 minutes. The exercise cultivates your academic, presentation, and research communication skills.  Attend this session to learn more about the competition and the professional development workshops surrounding it.

1st Prize is $2,000.  2nd Prize is $1,500.  People’s Choice Award $1,000.

GPS Holiday Party

Holiday Party Facebook
Happy holidays everyone!
This year will be hosting the annual potluck and board game GPS Holiday Party at the Main Street Village Apartment Common Area, December 16th from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.  Families, significant others, and guests are more than welcome.
Please bring a snack to share and a board game to play.
Click here for directions (or see the map below) from NSH.  If you need a ride, email

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