April 25, 2016

Interested in Working for the Honors College or National Scholarship Office Next Year?

If you’ve already applied for Federal Work Study and are interested in spending more time in the Honors College/National Scholarship Office, we want you to come work with us! Even though awards will not be announced until June and student worker jobs will not be posted until July 25, the Honors College will begin recruiting applicants before the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Those who express interest and come in for interviews will be given priority when we hire for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 positions. Please contact Ms. Schmitz at schmitzks@vcu.edu ASAP if you’d like to be considered or if you have additional questions. Learn more here: http://goo.gl/JnShW5

Diverse Learning Environments Survey

Don’t forget to complete the diversity and inclusion campus climate survey. The email subject line is Diverse Learning Environments Survey. It may be labeled as Marketing in your inbox, but it is not spam. So, let your voice be heard. Your feedback, which will be completely anonymous, is vital to our diversity and inclusion actions. An aggregate of responses will be shared with the VCU community in the fall. Frequently asked questions about the survey is available online at inclusive.vcu.edu/initiatives/climate-survey/. Additional questions regarding the survey can be directed to Constance Peyton in the Office of Planning and Decision Support at cwpeyton@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0932.

COBE Undergraduate Research Camp (August 15-19)

This summer, COBE will be launching its first undergraduate research bootcamp in partnership with PENdulum Global at VCU. Participants will learn about SPSS (the user interface as well as syntax) and leave with detailed knowledge of the Spit for Science (S4S) dataset and codebook. Activities include didactic instruction, hands-on learning and group research projects. Participants will be required to attend sessions each day (August 15-19) from 9:30-4:30 with a break for lunch. Individuals interested in participating should contact Dr. Adkins (adkinsae@vcu.edu) for an application. Priority will be given to students with no prior research experience and to those applications received by April 29 at 5pm.

National Scholarship Office: Fulbright Information Sessions

Only three Fulbright U.S. Student Program information sessions left in the semester! If you’re interested in applying for a research, arts or English Teaching Assistant grant (or just want to learn more) view the full list here: http://goo.gl/rvX0xn. If you can’t make any of those information sessions but are interested in learning more about national scholarship opportunities, fill out this form on the NSO website to meet with our office before you leave for summer break.

Paid summer internships with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – for Summer 2017


Learn about Summer 2017 internship opportunities with The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at the April 26 info session. Representatives will discuss the internship opportunities and the application and security clearance process.

Info session
April 26, 2016
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Scherer Hall, Room 401 (923 W. Franklin)


With operations in Washington D.C. and Missouri, the NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.

The NGA offers PAID internship opportunities for students with backgrounds in:
Homeland Security
Communications
Computer Science
Cultural Area Studies
Earth Sciences
Environmental Science
Foreign Languages
Geography
GIS
International Affairs
Marine Science
Mathematics
Social Sciences

Questions? Please contact careers@vcu.edu with any questions.

MASC 491 course: Science Journalism (for Fall 2016)

**Open to all majors** The goal of this course is to help journalism students learn how to write about science, and science majors (and other majors) learn how to write like journalists.

The Robertson School and VCU Libraries are teaming up to offer the class, which is funded by a Quest Innovation Grant. Students will hear from science writers at top newspapers and magazines (they’ll serve as guest speakers, online and in person). With guidance, students will write news stories about research being done at VCU involving such topics as the environment, health and medicine, and technology. The students’ stories will be showcased in a magazine on the VCU Libraries’ Scholars Compass website. Click on the link to sign up: http://tinyurl.com/sci-j-override

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