ELISS pre-application period now open!
Thanks to the hard work of our very own Sam White and Bioengineering’s Katie Reuther, Penn is now a partner campus for AAAS’s pilot ELISS program (check out the Penn press release!). If you have a passion for creating science policy and are interested in becoming a part of the ELISS program’s inaugural class, then the time has come to submit the (required) pre-application. Pre-applications will be accepted through June 14; the full online application will then be sent to eligible students on June 17, to be completed by July 15.
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[Posted by Erin on May 13, 2013]
NEW: Career Planning & Job Postings Page
Lots of news today, ladies and gentlemen! We’re pleased to announce that we rolled out a brand-new section of the website today:
Why are we developing this section of the site? Because if you’re an upper-level graduate student, you’ve probably already started asking: how can I prepare for both academic AND non-academic jobs while we are still dedicated graduate students? And in the current climate, it’s never too early to start brainstorming your options, networking with professionals in your career of choice, and tracking down leads. Check out the links for some ideas to help you get started. And please contact GLIA with any other resources you’ve found! We’d like to make this page a go-to reference for your career planning goals.
[Posted by Erin on March 20, 2013]
Great news, NGG!
Thanks to your votes, Penn was chosen as an official partner campus for AAAS’s nascent Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS) program. We, along with the University of Washington, Purdue University, Stanford University, and potentially others, will be among the first universities to to try out this brand-new Science & Policy initiative. Many thanks to our official ELISS rep and NGG All-Star Sam White for spearheading development on the Penn campus and advocating for us!
A flyer describing the program is below. Stay tuned for further developments and for application information in the coming months
[Posted by Erin on March 20, 2013]
Thanks for voting, all! Keep your fingers crossed for us…
ATTENTION ALL NGG STUDENTS!
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (i.e., “AAAS,” the publisher of Science) is developing a brand-new Science & Policy program called Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS). ELISS will be a competitive, one-year program that complements graduate/professional student studies; its intent is to produce leaders who can help the nation understand and address tough issues related to community, the economy, health, and environment/energy. Two broad, cross-disciplinary themes will be chosen for the year, so the program will seek out students with diverse expertise and from wide-ranging fields of study. Many BGS students have expressed interest in public policy, so this program would offer a way for them (and for you!) to get training and build a résumé.
Here’s where we need your help: AAAS will only choose FIVE partner campuses to participate, and from different regions of the country. One consideration will be student demand for the program, and to that end, AAAS has created an online petition where students can urge the organization to consider their university. Please go and sign the petition, using your Penn email address!
If Penn is chosen as a partner campus, students across all of the twelve graduate schools will have a chance to participate in campus events, team projects, and leadership and planning sessions. Please help us bring this program to Penn!