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AS&E Graduate Student Association

FBI Career Development Opportunity

****EVER THOUGHT ABOUT JOINING THE FBI?**** Special Agents Chad Kaestle, Darin Schultz and Christina Peklak-Scott, PhD of the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, will present “Foreign Intelligence Threat Awareness and Careers with the Federal Bureau of Investigation” Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 1:00 – 3:00 pm Class of ’62 Auditorium Reception to follow in […]


Join the UR SPIE Student Chapter

The SPIE Student Summer Colloquium Series is a weekly event to be held on Tuesdays from June to August. If you are a student willing to give a talk, please send an email to with your talk title, a short abstract, and preferred talk date. Do you want to know what your peers are doing in […]


Do you want to become a Department Representative?

Your GSA will be soon looking for motivated graduate students who want to help make a difference in the graduate community. If you would like to become a department representative please contact us at <a href=””></a>           


GSA introduces ‘Coffee of the Month’



CIRC Summer School for Research Computing

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will be hosting workshop training sessions for a 6 week period starting on July 22nd. Known as the “CIRC Summer School,” these workshops will be broken down into 12 topics. Each week will feature 2 topics, and each topic will span over 3 days of instruction. Topics will include […]


CIRTL Network to offer learning & teaching courses in Fall 2014

Dear AS&E Graduate Students,   Please see below for a list of on-line courses related to teaching and learning that are being offered through the CIRTL Network for the fall semester. All University of Rochester graduate students and post-docs can sign up for these. Registration opens July 21, and is first come, first served.  Details […]


GSA – Mendon Ponds Park Hike

****Looking for something to different to do? Something adventurous? Then please join us for a friendly hike at Mendon Ponds Park. GSA is coordinating a hiking trip to Mendon Ponds Park on Saturday, July 12th. We’ll meet up at the park at 1 pm and stay until around 4 pm. All levels of hikers are welcome, and feel free to invite […]


Newly appointed interim Dean of the school of Arts & Sciences

Gloria Culver has been appointed interim dean of the School of Arts & Sciences for the coming academic year. She will serve from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Culver will take over from Joanna Olmsted, who is stepping down after seven years as dean of the school. In making the announcement, Peter Lennie, […]


UR SPIE Annual Summer Colloquium Series

On Tuesday June 24th, the UR SPIE student chapter will be kicking off its Annual Summer Colloquium Series. Because this is the kickoff of the colloquium series, we will be providing FREE PIZZA in addition to other snacks and refreshments! Who: Dustin Shipp What: Precise, time-lapsed measurements of organelle sizes in single cells by Holographic Angular Domain Elastic Scattering […]


**Navy Job Opportunity** Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to align a post naval service employment opportunity. Requirements: -MS/BS/BA in Computer Science or Computer Engineering             -Min 3.0 GPA in technical/math/science course Website: For more information and application procedures, […]


*****Grad Writing Project Summer Tutoring Hours*****

In partnership with the Writing and Speaking Center, the Grad Writing Project is excited to offer summer tutoring hours for graduate students! Tutoring is available on Tuesdays 3-5 PM and Wednesdays 9-11 AM in RR G121. Summer tutoring begins June 3 and runs until August 20. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, but […]


ECE Dept PhD Public Defense

 Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM Computer Studies Building 426   Construction and Evaluation of Differential Phase-Contrast Cone Beam CT Imaging System   Jiangkun Liu   Supervised by Professor Ruola Ning Abstract provided below: Jiangkun Liu Abstract  


AS&E establishes fellowship and award database

Did you know that AS&E has established a fellowship and award database? This website contains more than 850 opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty fellowship/award opportunities in a searchable database. While searches cannot be saved, results are now exportable to Excel. Also available: other links to online resources that can help you locate funding […]



Your 2013-2014 GSA Board Members would like to introduce your new 2014-2015 GSA Board Members…. -President: Wei Lai – (Physics, PhD) -Academic Programming Officer: Allison Browar (Mechanical Engineering, PhD) -Social Programming Officer: Amanda Davis (Physics, PhD) -Communications Officer: Nasheed Zaman (English, PhD) -Treasurer: Johanna Forst (Biomedical Engineering, PhD) -Advocacy Officer: Jingqiu Li (Biology, MS) -IT Officer: Carmen […]


The Versatile PhD: Explore non-academic career options!

Concerned about the academic job market? Thinking about non-academic careers? We subscribe to a resource that demystifies non-academic careers and reveals many professions that can utilize the skills you are developing in graduate school: Versatile PhD. Navigate to our VPhD portal – – and authenticate yourself as directed. Once you reach the Versatile PhD […]


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Upcoming Events

  • GSA Coffee Hour
    August 20, 2014 — 9:00 am
  • Career Development: How to Turn Your PhD Skills Into Work You'll Love
    August 21, 2014 — 4:00 pm
  • Special Presentation & Career Development Workshop
    August 26, 2014 — 1:00 pm

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