☞ February 24, 2021

 

Minorities in STEM Panel 

 

This event will recognize the work of some of Vanderbilt’s most accomplished minority STEM faculty. They will share their experiences, challenges they have faced, and advice for students pursuing STEM-focused careers. 

Faculty Panelists include: 

– Dr. Justin Baba: Adjoint Professor of Biomedical Engineering 

– Dr. Patrick Greiner: Assistant Professor of Sociology

– Dr. Maria Jorge: Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

 

 

 

☞ March 2, 2021

 

Writing an Immersion Proposal 

In partnership with Scientific Immersion and Mentorship (SIM), the Office of Immersion Resources (OIR) will discuss Immersion Vanderbilt, which is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2023 and beyond. You will hear a brief presentation regarding the process of writing and submitting a proposal for Immerssion Vanderbilt from a meber of OIR, followed by a Q&A session with peers who have complered their proposals and/or projects via the “Research” pathway. 

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

 

 

☞ March 16, 2021

 

First Generation and Low Income (FGLI) Students and Faculty in Research Panel 

 

You will hear, firsthand, about the accomplishments and challenges faced by first generation and/or low income faculty and students at Vanderbilt. This event will start with a moderated panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session with the panelists. 

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

 

 

☞ Date: TBD

 

Spring Research Match Preparatory Event + Spring Research Match 

 

This is an opportunity for you to engage with representatives from groups that have been available positions in their laboratories and explore the cutting edge research being done across Vanderbilt’s campus. Representatives are from a variety of research disciplines, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM. Since this is a networking event, attendance does not constitute a commitment on either end. If you are interesting in attending the Research Match, your presence will also be required at the preparatory event, where SIM Board members will review logistics of and basic etiquette for the Match.  

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

 

 

☞ April 6, 2021

 

How to Succeed in a Research Laboratory 

Upperclassmen on the SIM Board will share their experiences and/or challenges they have faced while working in a research group. They will discuss topics including, but not limited to, how to advocate for yourself in a laboratory setting and how to overcome any difficulties that may arise. 

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

☞ April 14, 2021

 

Gap year and Professional School Panel 

This event is geared towards students who are considering or are taking a gap year prior to applying to professional school. There are a wide variety of internships, jobs, and research and volunteer positions available to students looking for opportunites for experimental learning and personal and/or professional development. A panel of students who have taken or are planning to take a gap year will share their experiences, challenges they have faced, and their advice for anyone who is considering taking a gap year. 

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

 April 22, 2021

 

Scientific Writing and Communication  

The ability to effectively communicate your ideas and findings is critical to your success in a laboratory setting. This event will provide you with suggestions for reading and writing scientific papers, and you and your peers will work together to read, interpret, and communicate the main findings of an example paper to other attendees.

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA

 

 

☞ Ongoing throughout the Semester

 

Faculty Dinner Series  

Faculty from various disciplines on Vanderbilt’s campus are invited to discuss their research with you and a small group of your peers over a meal (Since the series will be held via Zoom this semester, attendees will be responsible for bringing their own meals). SIM hopes that this setting will foster an atmosphere in which you and your peers may also engage with one another and ask questions about/discuss life at Vanderbilt, future career paths, etc.

– February 22. 2021: Dr. Jonathan Metzel – Director of the Center of Medicine, Health, and Society; Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, Sociology, and Psychiatry

– March 2021: Dr. Brittany Chase – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology

– April 13, 2021 – Drs. Thomas and Katie Clements – Senior Lecturer of Biological Sciences and Senior Lecturer of Chemistry, respectively

 

Location: Zoom link to be provided

 

Time: TBA