Chipotle and Posters

flyer for poster workshop
flyer for poster workshop
Do you like Chipotle? Do you enjoy supporting GPS by eating Chipotle? Do you want to learn how to make and present a better poster? 
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are in luck tomorrow! From 4-5 PM in Nieuwland Science Hall 202 we will have a workshop about how to design effective posters and discuss tips on presenting posters. Then from 5-9 PM, the GPS conference will be having a fundraiser at the Eddy Street Chipotle. If you join us at Chipotle and show this flyer with your purchase (either printed or on your phone), the GPS conference will receive 50% of the profits!!! Don’t miss this chance to support GPS by eating burritos because they don’t come around often. 
Also, if you love Chipotle but hate long lines, you can participate in the fundraiser by ordering online IF you pay for your order in store and show the flyer.

Science Policy Initiative

The Science Policy Initiative (SPI) is a student-run group focusing on issues at the intersection of science and society.  We encourage dialogue on campus around policy issues, strive to improve our science communication skills, and serve as a professional development resource for students interested in science policy careers.  SPI hosts a number of events throughout the year to serve our campus community. We have regular monthly meetings to discuss current events and recent developments in science policy. We host guest speakers from both on- and off-campus to speak about their careers and viewpoints on science and society. We meet with our local, state, and national legislators to communicate the importance of their support for science. We participate in outreach events in our local community to promote enthusiasm and support for science among the general public. Email us today at to join! Find us on Facebook (@SciencePolicyInitiativeND) and Twitter (@SciPolND)!

Public Speaking Workshop for Physicists

Worried about public speaking? Unsure how to explain your research to a general audience? Worried about making a talk so boring your audience falls asleep? Learn how to get past these pitfalls in this public speaking workshop geared towards physicists, led by Micha Kilburn.

Join us Wednesday April 5th at 11:30 AM in NSH 202. Pizza will be provided.

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 (

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.