calendar of events
calendar of events
Description:Â #NationalNanoDay is October 9th and was established to help raise awareness of nanotechnology across the country. On this day, we have planned a series of panels, talks and fun activities for students in our community to learn how nanotechnology is used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10 meters.
Description:Â Learn about PhD-level careers from UCLA alumni and professionals currently working in Entreprenuership in Technology. Attendees will learn about panelistsâ€™ own career trajectory, advice on how to transition from graduate school or postdoctoral training to their specific field, and insights on leveraging your advanced degree.
Join us for this lively panel discussion and networking breakfast before the panel (8:30am in CNSI Lobby).
This course is directed toward STEM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows wishing to enhance their understanding of instructional options that rely on educational technologies that go beyond the use of chalk or whiteboards. Instructors have many options for communicating with students, having students work together, connecting classwork to the world outside the classroom, offloading some aspects of the course in favor of emphasizing others during synchronous meetings, doing formative and summative assessment, and enhancing the ability for students to gain more practice, do independent work, or obtain deeper mastery of a subject. It is technologies in this spectrum, used to assess traditional classroom instruction, that we will focus on in this course. We will not be able to cover all technologies, and believe that it is more important to be able to critically evaluate learning technologies than to focus too narrowly on how to use a certain subset, as technologies evolve (and can become extinct) rather rapidly. The CIRTL Core ideas wll inform many of the topics in the course.
A second instructor is TBD For this course.
This course has weekly online sessions on Mondays, starting October 2 and ending December 4. The exact course time is TBD, but sessions will fall within 10:30AM – 12:30PM CT.
Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 2-3 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.
Registration & Enrollment
This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 25 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.
For More Information and Registration:Â https://www.cirtl.net/courses/189/about
Teaching-as-Research involves taking a deliberate and systematic approach to investigating, reflecting on, and improving oneâ€™s own teaching (see: https://www.cirtl.net/p/core-ideas-teaching-as-research). A Teaching-as-Research project follows an inquiry cycle: formulating a question about student learning; defining measures of success; identifying or creating assessments and learning activities; implementing the learning activity; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; and reflecting on the experience.
This course will provide a mentored learning community for participants who wish to develop and plan a Teaching-as-Research project (to be carried out in 2018) in a STEM or SBE discipline. Participants will work on refining their research question, conducting a literature review, composing learning objectives for their project, and identifying appropriate learning activities and assessments that align with those objectives. Throughout the course, participants will draft components of their project plan and provide feedback on each otherâ€™s work; they will have a completed plan by the end of the course. Sessions will be highly interactive and require active engagement and participation.
This is an intermediate-level course and assumes a working knowledge of, and experience with, evidence-based teaching methods. When registering, potential participants will be asked to fill out an application.
This course has weekly online sessions at 2:00PM – 3:30PM ET / 1:00PM – 2:30PM CT / 12:00PM – 1:30PM MT / 11:00AM – 12:30PM PT on Mondays, starting October 2 and ending December 4.
Registration & Enrollment
This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. Instructors will send registrants an additional, brief application after they sign up for this course on our website. The course is limited to 20 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.
For More Information and Registration:Â https://www.cirtl.net/courses/154/about
Description: In this hands-on workshop, graduate students and postdocs will explore the function of a resume and its major components, as well as how to reframe their work as graduate students into tangible skills employers value. Participants will learn to strategically format and structure a resume. Please bring a laptop as well asÂ a draft of your current resume and/or CV (if you have one).
Description:Â In this hands-on workshop, graduate students and postdocs from STEM disciplines will work together to refine their resumes for job applications, internship applications, career fairs and resume books. Participants will evaluate and revise resumes informed by the target industry and audience.
Participants are required to bring at least one draft of their resume and at least one job posting they are interested in applying for.
As an instructor, how can you show that you care, and contribute to the success of an increasingly diverse student body (e.g., race, gender, socio-economic status, career stage, age, etc.)? Join us in this course as we address these questions, and build your skills to promote the academic success of all students in your current and future classrooms. Through readings, discussions, case scenarios, and the development of an inclusive micro-teaching plan, we will reflect on and develop practical strategies to address critical issues of diversity that impact college students and their educational success. This course is focused on the practical application of learning about teaching inclusively. Emphasis in the course will be placed on real-time strategies for both addressing hot moments, microaggressions and difficult conversations in the classroom, and for planning an effective, inclusive teaching session.
As a result of taking this course, participants will:
1. Develop an appreciation for the experiences of diverse learners in higher education;
2. Demonstrate understanding of diversity, equity and inclusivity as they relate to teaching and student learning;
3. Practice addressing – in real time – difficult conversations in the classroom;
4. Recognize the range of inclusive pedagogical practices and develop the ability to implement one or more in a classroom setting;
5. Develop and demonstrate an inclusive micro-teaching plan.
This course has weekly online sessions at 2PM – 4PM ET / 1PM – 3PM CT / 12PM – 2PM MT / 11AM – 1PM PT on Tuesdays, starting October 3 and ending November 28.
Instructors anticipate students will need to spend 1-2 hours per week on work outside of class sessions.
Registration & Enrollment
This course is open for registration from Monday, August 28 through Monday, September 25; register by September 18 for early bird priority. The course is limited to 30 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.
For More Information and Registration:Â https://www.cirtl.net/courses/172/about
Description: Â The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC):Â Â An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching is designed to provide you with effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, as well as how to collect and analyze evidence of student learning.Â The online course provides you with videos and asynchronous interaction with CIRTL participants across the network. The UCLA in-person Learning Community is a supportive, interactive environment to practice the theory.
CIRTL Fall Programming is here! To access all courses, workshops, and events, please create a log-in and register on theÂ CIRTL Commons
**For a complete list of courses, workshops, and events being offered: **
Registration for the online course here:Â https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-evidence-based-bux-cirtl-1x-2
Sign up by September 25th here:Â https://goo.gl/forms/1KGqPr0OIvsy9huf2
Speaker: Tanya Petrossian, PhD
CEO, EndoCyclic Therapeutics
EIR for Mayor Garcetti
Principal, Building blocks Advisory Group
Tanya Petrossian was recently named Entrepreneur in Residence for Mayor
Garcettiâ€™s Office, announced her biotech startup, EndoCyclic Therapeutics,
and won Biocom’s Life Sciences Catalyst Award. Sheâ€™s also the Principal at
Building Blocks Advisory Group, a scientific advising service that helps
biotech companies develop commercialization strategy. Dr. Petrossian has
accomplished all this in less time than many scientists spend as postdocs.
Come hear how she transitioned from academia to industry to
entrepreneurship, and why sheâ€™s chosen Los Angeles as the best place to start
her biotech company.
To register click here.
SponsoredÂ by: Eric Garcetti, Building Blocks Advisory Group, EndoCyclic Therapeutics, Biotech Connections Los Angeles, LabLaunch,and HTE@USC.Â
Teaching-as-Research involves taking a deliberate and systematic approach to investigating, reflecting on, and improving oneâ€™s own teaching (see: https://www.cirtl.net/p/core-ideas-teaching-as-research). Some of the best information about your teaching and its impact on student learning can come from the words of students themselves (such as responses to surveys, in-class writing prompts, or exam questions). If you come from a research tradition that emphasizes quantitative data, as is the case in many STEM disciplines, you may not know where to start in analyzing and interpreting the narrative data provided by your studentsâ€™ writing.
This workshop is designed for participants from quantitative research backgrounds who are working on a Teaching-as-Research project (in the planning, implementation, or analysis phase), who have collected or have plans to collect narrative data, and are unsure how to go about analyzing such data. This workshop will provide a brief overview of qualitative research methods, elucidate the differences between quantitative and qualitative research, and introduce the iterative process of coding narrative data. Participants will work on coding narrative data individually and in teams, and formulate a plan for using what they have learned in their Teaching-as-Research project.
After completing both sessions of this workshop, learners will have the skills and abilities to:
â€¢ Describe qualitative approaches to research and how they differ from quantitative approaches
â€¢ Identify and articulate research contexts in which qualitative approaches are appropriate and well-suited
â€¢ Identify and describe data collection methods in qualitative research designs
â€¢ Conduct preliminary coding of narrative data
â€¢ Formulate and articulate preliminary results based on initial coding
This workshop has two online sessions, and participants are required to attend both. Sessions are Tuesday October 10 and 24, at 4:30-6:30PM ET / 3:30-5:30PM CT / 2:30-4:30PM MT / 1:30-3:30PM PT.
Between the two workshop sessions, participants may be asked to complete additional readings, watch additional videos, and contribute to a forum on the workshop Moodle site.
Registration & Enrollment
This workshop is open for registration from Monday, September 18 through Monday, October 2. The workshop is limited to 30 participants; STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority. CIRTL staff refer to the institution and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.
For More Information and Registration:Â https://www.cirtl.net/events/264