Upcoming TIBBS sponsored events
Here you’ll find a list of upcoming TIBBS career awareness and professional development activities designed specifically for UNC PhD students. For a general list of upcoming campus-wide events go to the Calendar section of the site.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: Enhancing your Competitiveness
Thursday, September 5 from 12-1:30 pm in MBRB G202
In this workshop presented by Dr. Ashalla Freeman and other NSF GRFP reviewers, you will learn about the NSF GRFP application process and what reviewers are looking for in your application. A panel of application reviewers and fellowship awardees will share their insights about developing and reviewing competitive applications. Of the students who attended this workshop last year, 6 won NSF GRFs. Workshop attendees who choose to apply for this NSF fellowship may receive feedback on their application by one of our NSF GRFP reviewers (dependent upon reviewer discipline and availability).
To register: http://tinyurl.com/nj3eeal
TIBBS Pie Social
Friday, September 13 at noon on the MBRB Lawn
Join your fellow grad students for an assortment of delicious in-season fruit pies, made from scratch at Weaver Street Market! Top your pie with ice cream or whipped cream, and enjoy the last taste of summer with your friends. No registration is necessary.
WinS Meet and Mingle
Wednesday, September 18 from 3 – 4:30 pm at the Beach Cafe (outside tables)
Join us for our first Women in Science (WinS) event of the semester! The WinS Meet and Mingle, co-hosted by WISE. Over the course of an hour, you will be able to enjoy light refreshments in a casual outdoor setting while chatting with female UNC faculty of your choosing. Faculty are attending from a variety of disciplines including the bio/biomedical sciences, engineering, chemistry, and physics. You will have the chance to talk with as many as 6 professors in a small group setting. The last 30 minutes of the event will be an informal mingling session in which you will have the opportunity to chat with all the faculty participants and event attendees.
Weather permitting, we will be holding this event outdoors at the tables outside the Beach Cafe (rain location: inside the Beach Cafe), and light refreshments will be served. This is a great way to meet women faculty and expand your network of scientists on campus. Grad students, postdocs, faculty, and staff of all genders are invited. We hope you can join us!
To register: http://tinyurl.com/lndka5c
Meredith Mentored Research Program Information Session
Thursday, September 26th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Bondurant G074
Dr. Erin Lindquist and Dr. Francie Cuffney, professors of Biology at Meredith College in Raleigh, will be on campus to explain the Meredith Cooperative Mentoring Research Program CMRP. The CMRP is a great way to build the mentoring/teaching section of your CV. Dr. Lindquist and Cuffney will explain the time commitment, application process, compensation and goals of the program. Previous postdoc and gradaute student mentors from UNC will talk about how the program benefitted them. Refreshments will be available.
All mentors will receive a stipend of $500, payable at the end of the semester.
Complete details available at http://meredith.edu/biology/cmr/default.htm
To register: http://tinyurl.com/my5maln
Career Networking Lunch with Jenny Noonan
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at noon in Bondurant 2020
Interested in careers in science policy? Do you want to know about the day-to-day work of a professional in the field? Then come join us for an informal chat over lunch with Jenny Noonan, Director of Policy Analysis and Communications at the US EPA. After graduating from Drew University in NJ and earning her MPA at UNC-CH, she worked for the NY Governor’s office, the NY State Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee, and the EPA. With more than 15 years of experience in the field of policy analysis, she knows the ins and outs of transforming breakthrough science into legislative action. If you are interested in policy careers, come meet Jenny! Lunch will be provided, but please bring a beverage. Registration is limited to 20 individuals, and priority is given to graduate students for this event. Interested postdocs may inquire about attending by emailing Patrick Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To register: http://tinyurl.com/knownnn
Taking it to the Bank: Debating facts and figures on academic pay disparities
Wednesday, October 23rd from 12 – 1 pm in Bondurant G030
Join us for our second Women in Science (WinS) event of the semester: an article-based discussion about how money issues affect women in science and their decision to stay or leave academia. Partake in lively discussion over pizza as we cover topics such as income disparities between men and women in academia, why low postdoc pay affects women more than men, and how we can resolve income inequality issues to improve both workplace and family dynamics.
Grad students, postdocs, faculty, and staff of all genders are invited. Please remember to read the articles before the event (see below), and we hope you can join us!
“Inequality Quantified: Mind the Gender Gap”
“Postdoc Pay: A Women’s Issue”
“Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life balance and Income Equality”
To register: http://tinyurl.com/qawhmlo
October Halloween Social and Costume Contest
Thursday, October 31st at noon on the MBRB Lawn
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? …Because he didn’t have the guts!
Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for the TIBBS Halloween Social! Feast on apple cider, Dunkin Donuts, and intellectual conversation, and wear your creepiest, craziest, or funniest costume. Both individual and group costumes are encouraged, and our expert panel of judges will determine which costumes are worthy of our fantastic prizes!
One-on-One Career Coaching Sessions with Dr. Denise Saunders
Wednesday, November 6th
Confused about career options? Life’s got you down? Struggling in the lab or at home? Denise has been helping graduate students and postdocs at UNC, NIEHS and NIH for years. She is available to help with concerns such as work-life balance, dealing with setbacks, mentor relationships, choosing a career path, depression, and changing labs. Please email Patrick Brandt (email@example.com) to request a 45-minute appointment.
TIBBS Holiday Cookie Decorating Social
Thursday, December 5th at noon in the STaD Office Suite (Bioinformatics Building outside room 1120)
Get ready to channel your inner Martha Stewart with a TIBBS Holiday Cookie Decorating Social! Cozy up with your fellow grad students for delicious cookies, warm hot chocolate, and some holiday decorating fun. We’ll provide the cookies and decorations, and you bring yourself and your creative ideas! For anyone who is less adventurous when it comes to cookie decorating, we’ll have loads of M&M sugar cookies that are ready to eat as well. No registration is necessary, but please bring your UNC One Card to be served.