2018 Soft Skills Mini Retreat

Hello Everyone! We know our academic year has been busy, and we are looking forward to another productive summer. To kick things off, please join us for our 2018 Soft Skills Mini Retreat! Unlike last year, the workshop will be one day a week for three weeks instead of three days in a row. We have been coordinating with several different departments and colleges to bring you a dynamic and engaging series of workshops and seminars. In addition, we will be welcoming Dr. Farrell from Rowan University, as she will be hosting a workshop focused on diversity and inclusion in the STEM workplace. The entire schedule can be found here: http://asee.syr.edu/soft-skills-mini-retreat-schedule/. To register, please follow the link: http://asee.syr.edu/soft-skills-mini-retreat-registration-and-survey/. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants, so don’t delay. We look forward to seeing you there!

PhD Skills Mini-Retreat

Hello Everyone! Know that the semester is winding down, we are excited to present our next big event, a PhD Skills Retreat! While the name may be misleading, Master’s students are also welcome to attend. The retreat will consist of three half-day events, held from Tuesday, May 23rd to Thursday, May 25th. The retreat itself will cover areas such as communicating science to a non-scientific audience, data visualization, and writing for publication. These workshops and seminars will be run by esteemed SU faculty and staff from all over campus, including The Newhouse School and The Writing Center. Food will be provided for all attendees. For a complete schedule see the link: http://asee.syr.edu/phd-skills-retreat-schedule/ . This retreat is limited to 30 people, so you will need to register ahead of time. To register, please use the link: http://asee.syr.edu/may-2017-skills-mini-retreat/. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hone those skills!


Hello everyone! We here at the ASEE Student Chapter hope you had a relaxing, and somewhat productive, winter break! To get us back into the winter semester, we have two workshops that we will be hosting, both during the first full week of February.

First, on February 7th, we will be hosting a workshop for students to learn how to use the Mendeley citation management program at the Bird Library, Room 550, at 3:00 pm. Mendeley is an excellent tool for any researcher, so come and join us as a member of the library staff shows us some tips and tricks to get the most out of it!

Second, on February 8th, at Link Hall Room 220, at 5:00 pm, we will have a workshop on how to develop a teaching portfolio. Teaching portfolios are an absolute necessity for those who wish to go on into academic positions, but they are often overlooked by aspiring professors. Stop by and learn of ways to make your teaching portfolio really stand out amongst the crowd. Who knows, maybe it will be that little extra edge that gets you that position at Harvard you always dreamed of!


Please see our events list for full details regarding these events. We hope to see you there!

Writing More Effective Rubrics Workshop (Tomorrow!)

Develop Your Research Skill Set: Selecting a Research Group

Friday, September 2nd

1:00 pm,

Link Hall 220

 One of the most important things in a grad student’s academic life is selecting a research group. Faculty advisor status, number of laboratory students, and even personal research vision are just some of the key factors that play an important role in selecting a research group. Come join us and other senior laboratory members as we discuss how you can navigate your way through the selection process and find the best laboratory fit for you. Refreshments will also be provided.

Co-Sponsored by ECS-GSO!

Academic Job sites and STEM PhD to Industry Career Panel and Networking Event (RSVP today!)

Thank you to everyone who attended today’s event! Dr. Green sent along two academic job websites to check out: academickeys.net and engineeroxy.com


Our final event for the year will be a very exciting opportunity to learn about non-academic PhD career paths and network with local STEM PhD professionals. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!


STEM PhD to Industry Career Panel and Networking Event

Wednesday, April 20th, 5-7 pm | Link 369


Join local STEM professionals with PhDs who have forged career paths outside of the academy to discuss PhD to industry transitions, career options, and the job hunt!  Panelists include Scott Grieco, VP and wastewater technical leader at O’Brien & Gere, Angela Au, Engineer at Bristol Meyer Squibb, and Chetna Chianese, Associate Director of Research at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, as well as other local professionals. A networking reception will follow the panel, allowing current PhD students an opportunity to build relationships with local CNY professionals.


Space is limited! RSVP via this link (https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b1kE2qBmLA460BL) or to Carli Flynn (cflynn@syr.edu) to reserve your spot.

Spring updates – 2 Career Pathway events for PhD students!

Hope you can join us next Friday! We will hear from Dr. Melissa Green (http://greenfluids.syr.edu) about her experiences on the academic job market and as a faculty member at SU.


Engineering PhD Academic Career Pathways

Friday April 8th @ 2pm, Link 220

This event is designed for engineering PhD students who are interested in careers in academia, particularly tenure track positions. Our invited guest speaker, Dr. Melissa Green, will provide an overview of lessons learned on the academic job market, how and why to consider career pathways in academia, and what skills a PhD student may need to develop in order to land a position in academia. Refreshments provided with courtesy of the GSO!


Also, be sure to add our STEM PhD to Industry Career Panel and Networking Event event to your calendar! It will feature a panel of engineering PhD professionals and a networking reception, courtesy of the GSO.



ASEE@SU President


*If you are interested in a leadership position in ASEE@SU for the 2016-2017 academic year, please email me at cflynn@syr.edu

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