Fall 2023 Upcoming Events
When: October 5th from 4-6:30pm CST
Where: SLC Ballroom
Scientific Immersion and Mentorship (SIM), in partnership with the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt, is hosting its annual Fall Research Match on October 5th, 2023 from 4:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M. in the Student Life Center (SLC) Ballroom. This is an opportunity for you to engage with PIs from a variety of disciplines (Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, etc.) and explore the cutting edge research being done across Vanderbilt’s campus. Following the Match, PIs will reach out to the students that they are interested in working with.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Helen Qian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Natalie Loveridge (email@example.com), if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you there!
Faculty Dinner Series
When: October 24th from 6-8pm CST
Where: EBI Great Room
SIM’s first annual Faculty Dinner Series for this year will be led by Dr. Andy Finch, an Associate Professor of the Practice in the department of Human and Organizational Development. Aside from being a professor, Dr. Funch is also a leader in the development and research of recovery high schools in the US and serves as the co-founder of the Association of Recovery Schools.
If you attend, you get the chance to hear Dr. Finch speak about his teaching and research and get to ask him any questions you may have. Catering will be provided by Maggiano’s Little Italy (vegetarian options will be offered)! Please fill out this Google Form (https://forms.gle/PyZoYYT1NpnbkCHB8) to RSVP. Attendance for this event will be limited to 15 people and will be first-come, first-serve based on RSVP responses.
How to Succeed in Research
When: Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 from 5-6pm CST
Where: Featheringhill (FGH) 110
Scientific Immersion and Mentorship (SIM) will be hosting faculty and student panelists from different research disciplines to discuss what they expect from undergraduates in their lab, good lab practices, and advice for students hoping to get more involved in research. Students will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about how to communicate with PIs, advocate for themselves, and overcome the various challenges faced by undergraduate researchers.
Faculty Dinner Series
When: November 30, 6-8 pm
Where: EBI Great Room
SIM’s second annual Faculty Dinner Series for this year will be led by Dr. Ashleigh Maxcey, who is a Senior Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor in the department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Maxcey’s research focuses on a paradigm her lab established for studying the forgetting of information, termed recognition-induced forgetting.
If you attend, you get the chance to hear Dr. Maxcey speak about her teaching and research and get to ask her any questions you may have. Catering will be provided by Cava! Attendance for this event will be limited to 15 people and will be first-come, first-serve based on RSVP responses. You will receive a confirmation email closer to the time of the event with specific details.
Midterms Destress Event
When: December 8th, 2023
Where: Central Library
Handing out candy/goodie bags at Central Library with…Emotional Support Animals!
**Animals are brought in for the last 30 minutes to accommodate attendees with allergies.
Spring 2024 Upcoming Events
**dates subject to change
Applying to Research Summer Programs
Partnering with the Career Center and Office of Immersion Resources
Communication in Research
When: Early March
A professor will go through an academic paper with attendees and talk about types of research.
Black Lives in Research and Academia
When: Late February (February 24)
Student (Undergraduate and Graduate) and Faculty Panelists (Including Humanities and Social Sciences)
LGBTQ+ Community in Research
When: Mid–March (Week of March 28)
Partners in Research Interest Event
When: Late March (Week of March 28)
Honors Thesis Showcase (OIR)
When: Mid-Late April (Week of April 11 or April 18)
Coffeehouse-style event with round tables/associated seating. Attendees can sign up to listen to specific presentations beforehand.
Coffee Cart Nashville included!!
Finals Destress Event
When: Late April (April 26)
Immersion Proposal Workshop OIR
Learning to access the Immersion Portal
Creative Expressions Showcase
When: April 7
Spring Research Fair
When: Thursday April 14, 2022
Virtual (First 45 minutes) and In-Person (4:30-6:30) Fair with breakout sessions