Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Graduate Academy Summer Preview

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Graduate Academy Summer Preview:

Summer is the best time to enhance your graduate training. Start planning now by looking at these options:

Preparing Future Faculty Workshop: May 9-10

This 2-day workshop provides detailed information on applying for college faculty positions, working at different kinds of institutions, and the criteria for promotion and tenure. See http://grad.wvu.edu/graduate_academy for more details and registration information.

STEM Entrepreneurship Essentials: June 4-6

Science Entrepreneurship Essentials is a 3-day program for doctoral students in the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. The program will prepare you for a leadership role in developing or managing a business. You will learn how to best negotiate personnel issues, financial planning, marketing, and strategy for your company. See http://be.wvu.edu/execed/stem/index.htm to register and apply for scholarship funding.

Grant Writing Summer Course GRAD 593 (2 credits): summer session 1

This course prepares students to write a grant to any major funding agency or private foundation.

WV Institute for Undergraduate Science Education: June 3-8

This one-week seminar provides tangible ways to promote active learning in teaching undergraduate STEM courses. See http://www.nasummerinstitutes.org/wva/ for more information.

Write Winning Grants Workshop: June 21

This one-day workshop offers an overview of how to create a persuasive grant proposal. A registration form will soon be available on grad.wvu.edu.

Dissertation Boot Camp, Humanities and Social Sciences: May 14-18

Dissertation Boot Camp, Hard Sciences: July 9-13

These one-week programs combine structured writing time, workshops on writing topics, peer critique, and individual consultations. The goal of the Boot Camp is to provide both personal help and a supportive group setting for doctoral students that have passed their qualifying exams. There is no fee for those attending the Boot Camp, but students will be expected to attend the entire week. Please email James Holsinger (jholsing@mix.wvu.edu) to secure your spot as space is limited for both sessions.

See http://grad.wvu.edu/graduate_academy for more details and registration information.

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