Research & Scholarship Showcase – Call for Applications – Due February 20, 2015

Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and Research & Doctoral Studies present Research and Scholarship Showcase! Share your original research and scholarly work to compete for awards and prizes.

The Research and Scholarship Showcase will be held on April 14, 2015 from 9:30am-1:00pm.

Designers, Artists, Writers, and Makers Join Science x Kickstarter Hackathon

Join a weekend of collaboration and creativity — scientists, artists, designers, writers, and makers working together to bring their ideas to life

Who should apply? You’re an amateur or professional scientist with a strong idea but are finding it challenging designing a compelling Kickstarter project. You’re an artist, designer, writer or maker who wants to use your skills to help bring a project to life in a field you love — science!

How will this work?
Scientists:
Pitch your project idea in the form of a Kickstarter project draft. You can get started here. Make sure you fill out at least the project description, but the more information you provide, the better. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just a rough sketch of what you plan to do.
Designers, artists, writers, and makers: Sign up for the event on Eventbrite and include a short statement about what drives your excitement to participate, or a link to a project you love with a paragraph about why you love it. Bonus points for both!

We’ll get back to you with a list of projects that need collaborators. The event will be held at ITP. Food and beverages will be provided. Members of Kickstarter’s Outreach team will be available to guide the selected projects to launch, fulfillment and beyond!

Why are we doing this?
We want to help. In the spirit of ITP, this event will help unite scientists with designers, artists, writers and makers; folks that are passionate about bringing new ideas to life. The Kickstarter Outreach team will also offer help with conveying your compelling idea in a way that appeals to a general audience.
Support is out there. The science community on Kickstarter is comprised of young makers, experienced enthusiasts, and many more. They’re eager to support and offer feedback, scientists just need to get your story out there!
Science is for everyone. Everyone has a stake in exploring the world around them. Science provides the explanations for what we discover. We can work together across disciplines to help bring those ideas to life!

Deadlines
Scientists: Email your project preview link to science@kickstarter.com with the subject line SCIxKSR submission. Project drafts must be submitted by 10am EST Monday, January 26. Your acceptance will be confirmed by end of day Friday January 30.  Support towards travel and accommodation available for scientists based outside New York. If you require travel or accommodation support, include a rough breakdown of your costs along with why support is needed in the Risks and challenges section of your project draft.
Designers, artists, writers, and makers: The Eventbrite will be open for signups until 10am EST Friday, February 20.

Requirements
• You must have a passion for science, art, design, writing or making and be able to commit the entire weekend of February 28-March 1 to the event.
• You must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• If you are a scientist with a project idea, you or a member of your team must meet Kickstarter’s Creator Requirements.

Organizers & Sponsor: Aurora Thornhill, Kickstarter; Nancy Hechinger, ITP, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; François Grey, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, University of Geneva; Special thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for sponsoring the event

Announcing the Fulbright Application Development Program at NYU

The Fulbright Application Development Program (FADP) at NYU is a series of workshops and information sessions held over the spring semester, which is designed to break down the Fulbright application process into manageable steps for submission in October.
This program is aimed at those who are rising juniors (i.e. graduating Spring 2016).
Program Overview
The FADP is comprised of six one-hour workshops (Research, Proposal Development, Ambassadorial Potential, Framing Experience, Recommendations & The Personal Statement), one webinar (Editing & Vagueness). These sessions will generally be held on Monday evenings between 5.30 and 7.30pm.
Later in the spring, you’ll also be led through creating an online application profile in Embark. In summer, you’ll have a series one-on-one writing consultations along with scheduled appointments (either online or in person) with the Office of National Scholarships at NYU to discuss the development of your application. A detailed description of workshops and dates is available at our Fulbright Application Development Program page:  http://www.nyu.edu/academics/awards-and-highlights/office-of-national-scholarships/prestigious-national-scholarships/fulbright-application-development-program.html
Applying

Before applying, please take the time to read the FADP timetable and FAQ’s: we have covered questions about NYU alumni and attendance. In particular, pay attention to the day and time of sessions and that this program is aimed at rising juniors.
To fill out the application forms
For Fulbright Study Grants, use the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/1CKjrVdo8LIOv6qyTdYcmcKHwEYf0TXpUubvNydpP2xU/viewform?edit_requested=true
For Fulbright ETA’s, use the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/1KU3XS4I5J5Jc3ioGfoqsdzUiI78e4VmF4Z0uFbPiSOc/viewform?edit_requested=true

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2015 at 5pm.
If you would like to talk to us more in general about the Fulbright and the FAPD, please come to one of our Friday information lunch sessions (1-2pm):

  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 17

Please see our Supports Structures page for more information about these sessions and how to register for them. If you can’t make it in person to one of these sessions, keep in mind that we’ll be live Google-chatting and Skyping during these lunch sessions, so you can attend virtually.  https://www.nyu.edu/academics/awards-and-highlights/office-of-national-scholarships/support_structures.html The Fulbright Website is here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

A Networking Series: Networking & Social Media – February 18, 2015

Social Media is on of the largest networking arenas in the world. Please join the Wasserman Center for Career Development for tips and techniques to navigating and utilizing social media, to develop and maintain professional goals and success.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 18th, from 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm in the 3rd Floor Lounge of Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East.

RSVP here.

A Networking Series is a 4-part workshop dedicated to developing and enhancing the networking skills and abilities of Steinhardt graduate students.

 

Counseling & Wellness Groups & Toolkits

Groups and toolkits are in full swing at Counseling & Wellness and are actively seeking participants. Some new additions and changes to our programs include:

  • New! Cannabis Harm Reduction Support Group
  • New! Mood Management Group
  • Living at your Best with Chronic Conditions will be run as a group going forward
  • The Insomnia toolkit will be offered on Wednesdays instead of Fridays this term
  • The brief “Meditation & Self-hypnosis” toolkits do not require sign-up and are held Wednesdays 4-4:20 and 4:30-4:50 at Bobst Room 411.

Most toolkits, which are mini skills workshops, meet from 1-4 sessions, while most groups are limited to members and meet for 8-10 weeks. A few, such as the Choices & Change substance harm reduction group, are drop-in. Groups typically require a brief screening to make sure students are a good fit for the group.

Click  here for more information or call the Counseling & Wellness front desk at 212-998-4780 to sign up.

Attend the Schwarzman Scholars NYU Campus Information Session – 2/11/15

Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance and motivations.  Up to 200 Scholars chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people.  Scholars will study for a one-year Masters degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education with a 100 year history of strengthening ties between China and the rest of the world and a record of producing leaders such as President Xi Jinping, former President Hu Jintao, and former Premier Zhu Rongj.

We do welcome and encourage applications from young leaders in any field relevant to issue influenced by or relevant to China, so please attend the information session about the Schwarzman Scholarship next Wednesday February 11, 2015, from 4-5pm in the Mulberry Conference Room in the Wagner School of Public Service, 295 Lafayette St. (Catch the elevator to the 2nd floor, show your ID, and walk up the large stairs behind the front desk to the third floor.)  Representatives from the Schwarzman Foundation will be on hand to give a short presentation (15 mins) followed by a 45 minute Q&A about applications.  This event will not be taped or recorded and will not be repeated. However, we will attempt to live-stream if students request it.

To learn more visit: http: http://schwarzmanscholars.org/ or follow us at @SchwarzmanOrg

Optional Practical Training Workshop – February 19, 2015

Are you a Steinhardt F-1 visa holder planning to pursue off-campus employment prior to or upon completion of your studies? Join Alison Jackson, International Student Advisor in the Office of Global Services, for a conversation about off-campus employment. The workshop will cover eligibility, application process, and other details about Pre-Completion and Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

RSVP here for Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Tea at 3 – February 17, 2015

Free sweets and coffee/tea at the first Tea at 3 of the Spring 2015 semester! Steinhardt Student Affairs staff will be there with information about upcoming programs, events, and other involvement opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Social Venture Competition-Ideas Due Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship and D-Prize are proud to announce a unique NYU global online social venture competition that brings together the best of NYU Reynolds’ cross-disciplinary approach and grant capital with D-Prize’s venture capitalists who find and fund proven poverty interventions. If you are an NYU student with an idea, model or prototype that has the potential to alleviate poverty across the country or around the world, this could be the opportunity for you. Pitch your idea to solve one of the challenges listed here or propose your own challenge and scalable social venture idea. A qualified grand prize winner will receive up to $10,000 in funding as well as mentorship.

Learn more about eligibility, how to get started, the challenges and the competition timeline.  Questions? Contact reynoldsprogram@nyu.edu.