SURE 2013: apply by Feb. 3, 2014, see SURE website.

Emory STEM Symposium: apply by Jan. 7, 2014 see Emory STEM website.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Great resources: science writing and mentoring

Last week, Dr. Rick McGee (Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development, Northwestern University) spend two days at Emorys, sharing his research on mentorship and alerting us to many great online resources for young scientists.

One such resources is the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) website.

In particular, check out the communication section of the CLIMB website. It has several tutorials that do a very nice job of walking you through the basics of clear sentences, the anatomy of a great paragraph, and very specific tips about writing NIH-style proposals. There's also tips for oral presentations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Posters on the (Capitol) Hill [Nov 1. deadline]

From the Council on Undergraduate Research:
CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above are the only disciplines that may apply. Should your research be inter-disciplinary, or in a subject not listed above, please select the division that most closely describes your research, if applicable.

Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using our on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. A document listing the information required for submission can be found by visiting:

For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit: Please note that CUR membership is required to submit an application. Either the student’s home institution must have an institutional membership, or a faculty mentor or undergraduate research coordinator appearing on the submission must have an individual membership. We will not review incomplete applications or applications that do not satisfy the membership requirement.

Please be sure that both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter) are submitted by November 1, 2012. Please encourage your students to submit. This is a highly competitive program, which makes for a very exciting experience for the students and their faculty advisors alike.
For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Robin Howard
Senior Director
Membership Services, Operations and Information Technology
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th St, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005
(202)783-4811 fax