April 25, 2018

University of Rochester AS&E GSA


University Health Insurance FAQ

We added a new page to the web site where you can find a list of FAQ regarding the student health insurance.

It is a permanent page located under the Student Services dropdown menu and it is titled Student Health Insurance FAQ. 

A hard copy to download can be found here.


Society of Women Engineers: SWE Conference Scholarship 

 The AS&E Dean’s Office and the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity are sponsoring a scholarship for any AS&E graduate student interested in attending the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference, Oct 22-24 in Nashville, TN, USA.

The scholarship will cover registration costs of the conference and a travel grant in the amount of $500.00.


The winner of this scholarship will be required to work with the Director of Graduate Enrollment and staff the recruitment table for a minimum of 4 hours to speak with prospective students. The Director of Graduate Enrollment will work with the winner to establish times that will accommodate any sessions that the winner would like to attend.

To apply: Please submit your resume/CV and a short essay detailing how attending the SWE conference will assist with your professional development at the following website:


The scholarship application is due on September 13th; the winner will be notified by September 18th.

Please contact Gretchen Briscoe, AS&E Director of Graduate Enrollment directly with specific questions you have: gretchen.briscoe@rochester.edu


AS&E Student Workshops

Sept. 4, 2015:Graduate Student Grantsmanship Forum, Hawkins-Carlson Room, 10:00 am -12:00 pm. An overview of grant and fellowship preparation as well as institutional resources available to graduate students for assistance in preparing applications. Presentations will be given by Dean Wendi Heinzelman, assistant deans, Debra Haring and Cindy Gary, and staff from the College Writing, Speaking and Argument Center. Following the presentations, a panel of recent awardees will share their insights. A light breakfast will be served. https://www.rochester.edu/college/gradstudies/professional-development/fellowship.html

*Please RSVP by Sept 1st at Fellowships Workshophttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s5EJHP4azGuqNz8UyyL3AtqW0WEP12Ci7L6-KKQ70xI/viewform?usp=send_form

Sept. 10:NSF GRFP Workshop in Hawkins-Carlson Room, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. This is an informational session for senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students in all STEM disciplines that are supported by NSF. The info session will be followed by a faculty panel of GRFP reviewers, as well as recent fellows, offering UR applicants an edge in understanding the program, its requirements, and best practices on how to craft a competitive application. Light refreshments will be served. http://www.rochester.edu/college/gradstudies/events/2015/09/nsf-fellowships-workshop.html

*Please RSVP by Sept 1st at NSF Fellowships Workshophttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bkd5W55U3V0nCRvrUGpwM25AXlrK-SLa_wSV3-_jDGY/viewform?usp=send_form

Please contact either Wendi Heinzelman or AS&E assistant deans for grants and contracts Debra Haring and Cindy Gary if you have any questions.



A.L.A.S. (Association of Latin American Students), in collaboration with GSA, has the pleasure of organizing the first AS&E (Arts, Science and Engineering) cup. Our goal is to bring together grad students from different departments and to organize a friendly voleyball and soccer tournament. We are tentatively scheduling this event for Monday evenings from July 13th through August 24th.

Come and meet fellow grad students, and compete for the chance to win the cup for your department!! (and the associated bragging rights)

If you are interested in being a captain for your department team (even if you don’t have a team yet) just email Sebastian Rojas Villa (srojasvi@z.rochester.edu).

We will be meeting next week ( June 29th- July 3rd) with all the captains to explain the rules and the dates for the matches.
Soccer: 5 on 5 teams; at least 1 member of each gender must be on the court at all times
Voleyball: 6 on 6 teams, at least 1 member of each gender must be on the court at all times


How to give an engaging technical presentations

At the following link you will find the presentation slides of the speaker Sandhya Dwarkadas:



Graduate Position Open at the Rochester Center for Community Leadership

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership has recently created a graduate assistant position for the work they are doing on community-engaged learning at the College.

This is an exciting opportunity for any graduate student interested in experiential learning, building relationships between students, faculty, and community partners, and who also has an interest in communications, planning, and assessment.

They are flexible on the successful candidate’s start date.

Applications can be sent to Lauren Caruso (lauren.caruso@rochester.edu).

The position description is the following:



 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL promotes excellence in both teaching and learning through a range of programs for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.  

The program provides graduate students in the College with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. 

Graduate students are welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.

For events , please review their calendar at: https://www.rochester.edu/college/cetl/CIRTL/calendar.html


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