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

During Winter 2017, we will continue to have two journal clubs to choose from.

For Thursday’s 9am session, please read:
Schinske, JN, H Perkins, A Snyder, and M Wyer.  (2016). Scientist Spotlight Homework Assignments Shift Students’ Stereotypes of Scientists and Enhance Science Identity in a Diverse Introductory Science Class.  CBE Life Sci Educ 15:ar47 1-18. http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar47.full.pdf+html
AND
Haynes, DM (2014) Always the Exception: Women and Women of Color Scientists in Historical Perspective. AAC&U Peer Review 16(2). http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2014/spring/haynes

For Friday’s 1pm session, please read:

pages 127-151 of Olson, R. (2015). Houston, we have a narrative: Why science needs a story. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Both sessions will be held in LISB 217.  Hope to see you there.

Elly, Julie, and Phil

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Spring 2017 Scholars

We are now recruiting undergraduate SLP scholars. Applications are already being reviewed. Here’s the link to the undergraduate application and the CAS 409 Practicum information.

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2017 McNair Scholars Symposium: New Voices in Research

Please join us to celebrate the exciting research endeavors of talented UO undergraduates.  The Symposium will begin with a luncheon followed by concurrent scholar presentations in the Oak and Maple Rooms, EMU.  Schedule and presentation details are on the website.  The symposium will take place on Wednesday, February 15, from 12:00 – 4:00 in the Gumwood Room, EMU.  To learn more about how to become a McNair Scholar, please visit: http://mcnair.uoregon.edu.

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Center for the Study of Women in Society & Science Literacy Program Open House

The Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and Science Literacy Program will host a late afternoon “happy hour” open house where people can eat, sip beverages, network, and support each other through community.  This event will be on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Jane Grant Room (Room 330) in Hendricks Hall.  Please RSVP to csws@uoregon.edu by Wednesday, February 15th so we can make sure to have plenty of bites and beverages on hand.

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2017 Northwest Regional Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching

Save the date to attend the Northwest Regional Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching at the University of Oregon,June 20-23, 2017. The Summer Institute will expand and sharpen participants’ teaching skills through workshops facilitated by national science education experts.  Participants will develop original, innovative classroom materials ready for immediate implementation and will be named 2017-18 Summer Institute Education Fellows at the end of the institute. Application and more information available on the Summer Institutes: http://www.summerinstitutes.org/ Questions or nominations: ellyvan@uoregon.edu

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In This Issue:

Journal Club
Spring 2017 Scholars
2017 McNair Scholars Symposium: New Voices in Research
Center for the Study of Women in Society & Science Literacy Program Open House
2017 Northwest Regional Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching
Upcoming UO and Local Events

Upcoming UO and Local Events:
CMiS Resume Writing Workshop

Week 6: Wed, Feb. 15
5:30 – 7:00 pm, KLA 107

Community for Minorities in STEM (CMiS) is hosting the second in a three-part resume writing workshop series with Dr. Stacey York.  Dr. York is the Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Master’s Industrial Internship Program.  In her role she interfaces with companies, students, and professional organizations to facilitate internships.  This workshop focuses on generating the rich content that will be incorporated into your resume.  Come prepared with a list of your skills, accomplishments, and the metrics of evaluation.  For example: “Accomplished [x] as measured by [y] by doing [z].”

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Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Week 6: Wed, Feb. 15
12:00-1:30pm, 72 PLC

A statement of teaching philosophy is a short narrative about your teaching that explains the principles and theories behind it. Teaching statements are often an essential element of job applications for academic positions and for promotion and tenure review. This workshop will review formats and best practices for writing a statement of teaching philosophy. You also will begin the writing process and leave with a draft outline of a teaching statement. Graduate students, newly hired faculty, and adjunct instructors who plan to apply for academic positions may particularly benefit from this workshop.

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UOWGS “StrengthsFinder” Workshop

Please join UO Women in Graduate Sciences (UOWGS) for the workshop on Monday, March 6th, from 10:00 – 12:00in KLA 107. This will be a “StrengthsFinder” workshop, hosted by Dr. Stacey York, designed to help students identify professional strengths and then incorporate them effectively into resumes, interviews, LinkedIn, etc. This is a great opportunity for graduate or undergraduate students who will soon be looking for a job! Individual strengths will be determined before the workshop by completing Gallup Clifton’s StrengthsFinder assessment online.  There is a $15 cost for the assessment, which WGS will cover for you when you RSVP for the workshop.  RSVP is required by Feb 15thvia this link or at uowgs.com.  After Feb 15th we will email participants with an access code and more information about how to complete the online assessment.

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