Engineering, Science & Technology Community

Three easy steps to market your research experience

Yuyan Zhang – April 28th, 2017

Academic research is one of the most effective ways to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world problems. However, sometimes we spend years of efforts working with a faculty member or in a research lab, but only finding ourselves overwhelmed with all the things we have done and not knowing what to do with the resume. Have you ever wondered what the best way to market your research experience is? Read this blog to find out!

How to close the tech-job gap for minorities and low-income earners

Yuyan Zhang – April 26th, 2017

Last year, White House economists predicted that low-income workers — those who make less than $20 an hour — face the highest probability of losing their jobs to robots. But people of color are especially at risk: an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report last year finding that just about 8 percent of tech-sector jobs are held by Hispanics and 7.4 percent by African-Americans.

But there are some organizations out there trying to close the gap and make sure low-income workers and people of color aren’t displaced by robots and automation.

Quiet off-Grounds study space: Morven Farms Reading Days May 3rd, 10am-4pm

Yuyan Zhang – April 26th, 2017

Morven Farms Reading Days

May 3rd, 10am-4pm

791 Morven Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22902

Looking for a quiet place off-Grounds to study for finals? Morven Farms, a University owned property, is opening its doors to students on May 3rd. So grab a couple friends and carpool out to the venue to study in the illustrious gardens of one of Charlottesville's hidden gems! 

Making the Most of Your Research Internship

Christie Julien – April 20th, 2017

Getting past the frustration--and in the process learning how real research differs from science learned in the classroom--is what undergraduate research internships are all about. Yet despite the focus on real research, real progress in most programs is regarded as a bonus and not the main objective.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers tips on how to make the most of your summer internship conducting research and what to really expect on the job. 

Sustain-a-Pitch Night.

Christie Julien – April 10th, 2017

Looking for funding for your project? Green Grounds, UVA Sustainability, the Minority Rights Coalition, and Hackcville are hosting the second annual SustainaPitch Night: Social Justice Edition on Thursday, April 20th from 5:30-7:00 PM at Open Grounds (located across the street from Boylan Heights). Free Mellow Mushroom will be provided. The event will consist of pitches for projects that explore environmental and equitable themes from students, CIOs, faculty, and staff.

Take Back The Night By Hacking!

Christie Julien – April 5th, 2017

Women in Computing Sciences and Take Back the Night are co-hosting a Hackathon from April 22nd - 23rd.   The goal is to create hacks preventing sexual assault and violence. It will start at 9am in Rice Hall in the Common Area on the first floor. Everyone from the UVA community is welcome to attend to meet new people, develop new skills, and create hacks to prevent sexual assault. No prior experience or skills necessary! All you need is a computer, a sleeping bag, and a few ideas! There will be food, prizes, and fun!

New Grad Student Organization for Science Policy!

Khanh Tran – April 3rd, 2017

The Science Policy Initiative (SPI) at UVa is a new student organization for graduate students who are interested in careers in science policy, or just learning more about how to be engaged in science policy. You can learn more about the organization and sign up for the mailing list to receive announcements about meetings and events on the website (https://spiuva.wordpress.com/)

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