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FALL 2016- WEEK 9

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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.

Journal Club

There will be no Journal Club this week, and we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Elly and Julie

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Minority Science Writers Internship Program atScience

The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity. The internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’sScience magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. This year’s application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.

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Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching Resources

The Summer Intstitutes Central Team has added a number of new resources to the Summer Institutes website, including:
• Videos and articles about active learning, including peer learning and a look inside active learning classrooms
• Curricular resources and teaching tools, including a scientific teaching series
• STEM teaching and learning communities
To explore these tools, please visit the website and click on the Resources tab.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Minority Science Writers Internship Program at Science

Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching Resources

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Meet a Scientist Day at the Science Factory

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this year’s  “Meet  a Scientist Day” at the museum. The goals of this annual event are to introduce the public (our visitors) to UO scientists and celebrate the important  scientific  research that goes on at our local university. The event will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017. We are looking for representatives from every University science department (and at every level from professor to undergrad) to share some aspect of their scientific field with our visitors. We encourage submissions of all types, including conference-style posters, hands-on activities, and  lecture/demonstrations in the planetarium. If you are interested, please fill out the short form at  http://tinyurl.com/sfuoday  Responses are due by  January 6th. If you are not sure about how to turn your research interests into a public presentation format, please contact Nick Spicher.

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