David McCamant awarded new award for teaching, mentoring: McCamant, an associate professor of chemistry, is the inaugural recipient of the College Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Research Mentorship. The award recognizes a tenured faculty member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who excels both as a scholar and as a teacher and mentor of undergraduate students in research.
National search under way for new Goergen Institute for Data Science director: Henry Kautz, the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, announced earlier this year that he is stepping down after leading the institute since its founding in 2014. Details about the position are available on the institute’s website.
Vicki Roth stepping down: Roth, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and assistant dean, will step down at the end of July this year, after more than 27 years at the University. Roth has served as the inaugural executive director of CETL and has been a trusted and competent colleague to many in the College. A search committee, led by Marcy Kraus, the Suzanne Jagel O’Brien Director of the College Center for Advising Services and assistant dean, will convene in the next few weeks to select her successor.
Make requests for space changes with new form: The AS&E Space Governance Committee reviews all requests for modifications and additions that affect space within AS&E, including reallocation or modification of physical space as well as furniture and equipment purchases that may have an impact on space requirements. Make requests here.
Greene Center’s career communities available to faculty and staff: The Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education & Connections launched its career communities and will be looking to faculty and staff in the near future to become integral members of the communities. Career communities connect students and alumni to information, resources, and people in order to explore interests. Further information will be shared from your departments’ Greene Center liaison in the coming months.
Resources available to support student career success: There is still time for students to make the most of their summer, even if they haven’t secured a summer internship. Advisors from the Greene Center are available to assist faculty and staff in developing conversation starters, resources and tools to help students be successful in searching for career opportunities. Faculty can refer a student to the Greene Center through the online form.
Recommend a student or recent graduate to the Fellowships Office: The office is always looking for students who are excellent candidates for competitive national or international fellowships. It’s easy to find out who has high grades, but faculty and staff can help the Fellowships Office identify those who have real intellectual spark, who are risk takers in the best sense, who are impassioned to grapple with big questions and be part of solutions to problems. They also want to know about students and recent graduates who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a genuine commitment to using their talents in service to something greater than themselves. Fill out this form to recommend a student.
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant competition open for 2019–20: Fulbright Student Grants support international pursuit of advanced university study, research projects, degree-granting master’s programs, and English teaching assistantships in a variety of educational settings. The Fellowships Office asks faculty and staff to encourage current juniors, Take Five/E5, and graduate students, as well as graduating seniors to seek endorsement by the University for this fall’s Fulbright application cycle. Information on campus requirements and deadlines can be found on the fellowships website.