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This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events
Flyers

QUICK PEEK

Monday, January 9:
 
Hidden Figures Movie Screening
Arclight Pasadena (SOLD OUT: must have ticket)
 
Tuesday, January 10:
 
D&D7:  What is Privilege?
Avery Dining Hall
 
Wednesday, January 11:
 
Happy Wednesday!
 
Thursday, January 12:
 
BISCIT/NSBE
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room

Grad & Postdoc Women’s Lunch
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

MMUF Lunch Meeting
1-2pm, CCD Conference Room
 
Friday, January 13:
 
BLAC Lunch Meeting
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room

PRISM UG/Grad/Postdoc
12-1pm, CCD LGBTQ Lounge

SWE Meeting
12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

 
This Week @ CCD!


Mon., Jan. 9, Hidden Figures, 7:30-9:30PM, Arclight, Pasadena
Thank you for all the support, WE ARE ALL OUT OF TICKETS! See you all tonight! Doors will open at 7PM.
Women in Physics, Math, and Astronomy (WiPMA) will be holding a space for discussion at Lucky Baldwin's after the movie for those interested! You can find out more on their FB invite

Tue., Jan. 10, Dish and Discuss #7, What is Privilege?, 12-1PM, Avery Dining Hall
Join us in a conversation on the meaning of privilege, how each and every one of us experiences privilege or a lack thereof, and explore how this phenomena manifests in society, the world at large, and our personal lives.
12-1PM lunch included Avery Dining Hall – RSVP

Thu., Jan. 12, BSCIT and NSBE, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room 257
Please join the Black Students of the California Institute of Technology, a student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  We aim to advance the careers of Black scientists/engineers and to create career networking opportunities.  One of our primary goals is to build a community and a social network for African-American students through events held at the Institution.  Lunch will be served.
 
Thu., Jan. 12, Grad/Postdoc Women’s Lunch, 12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
This is the regular lunch meeting for Graduate Women to discuss topics pertinent to their academic, professional and personal lives.  Lunch Provided. Contact Erin-Kate Escobar for more information.
 
Thu., Jan. 12, MMUF Lunch Meeting, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room
This is the regular meeting of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Scholars.
Lunch provided.  Contact Hanna Song for more information.
 
Fri., Jan. 13, BLAC Lunch Meeting, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room
The goal of BLAC is to increase the presence and promote success for African American women in science and technology.  Lunch will be provided.
 
Fri., Jan. 13, PRISM UG/Grad/Postdoc, 12-1PM, LGBTQ Lounge 
LGBTQ+ Undergrads, Grads and Postdocs are invited to join in socials, awareness building and education around gender, gender identity, sexuality and the intersections of being LGBTQ+ in STEM.  Allies welcome.  Lunch will be served.
 
Fri, Jan. 13, SWE General Meeting 12-1 PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
The Society of Women Engineers is a national organization devoted to the advancement and education of women in science and engineering. Its members are professional engineers and engineering students. The national organization provides scholarships and a free resume database. Come join us for the first meeting of the quarter and learn the logistics behind the big conference ahead of us.  Lunch provided.



 Coming Soon @ CCD!


Thursday, January 19:
  • Feminist Club 12-1PM CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
  • MLK Day:  Speaker Dr. Robert Ross 12-1PM Dabney
  • Grad/Postdoc Chat 12-1PM CCD Conference Room
  

Community Announcements


Sponsored by Women in Physics, Math and Astronomy (WiPMA)

Hidden Figures Discussion
Women in Physics, Math and Astronomy (WiPMA), a new group on campus, will be hosting a discussion following the Hidden Figures screening next Monday. Please join us upstairs at Lucky Baldwin’s immediately following the screening to talk about what you thought of the movie, and how some of the themes of the movie (i.e. race and gender barriers in STEM fields) apply to our lives at Caltech today. See the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1175863809200699/

 



Happy New Year!
 
Happiness:
Identifying the formula for a happier life
 
By Dr. Jessica Foss
When: Wednesday, January 18th at noon
Where: Winnett Lounge 2nd floor
 
Lunch will be provided on a first come basis
 
Are you happy?  Would you like to be a happier person? Learn ways of improving your well-being that you can implement today and increase your ability to achieve a happier life.  We will discuss the psychological principles underlying happiness research, key components to increasing happiness, and the use of mindfulness to change your thoughts and improve your mood.  Come find out what it takes to be HAPPY!!!!!!!!
Sponsored by the Counseling Center

 



Wednesday, January 18, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 Keynote Talk
1:15 - 2:30 PM Workshop
Teaching with Transparency: Empowering Equitable Learning
Introductory remarks by Cindy Weinstein, Vice Provost and Professor of English
Talk and workshop by Mary-Ann Winkelmes
Avery Dining Hall

Monday, January 23, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Ignite Your Teaching: Ideas and Practices You Can Use
Introductory Remarks by President Thomas F. Rosenbaum
Showcase with Caltech faculty, staff, and TAs
Reception immediately following
Cahill Center, Hameetman Auditorium

Full info is at http://teachlearn.caltech.edu/teachweek for the whole week.



Travel Funds Available for Undergraduates 
Undergraduates traveling to academic workshops and meetings that promote professional and leadership development are eligible to apply for support from the Caltech Y’s Patrick Hummel and Harry Gray Travel Fund. The fund provides recipients with up to $2,000 for travel expenses. Applications are due noon on January 10, 2017.



THE STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 25 and all references, essays, forms and a transcript are turned in by that date.  NOTE WELL:  Students cannot apply directly to Caltech's partner universities.  Students MUST go through the Caltech selection and nomination process.  That's why you need to attend a meeting.
 


Happiness:
Identifying the formula for a happier life

 
By Dr. Jessica Foss
When: Wednesday, January 18th at noon
Where: Winnett Lounge 2nd floor
 
Lunch will be provided on a first come basis
 
Are you happy?  Would you like to be a happier person? Learn ways of improving your well-being that you can implement today and increase your ability to achieve a happier life.  We will discuss the psychological principles underlying happiness research, key components to increasing happiness, and the use of mindfulness to change your thoughts and improve your mood.  Come find out what it takes to be HAPPY!!!!!!!!
Sponsored by the Counseling Center

 

Flyers
 

MELLON MAYS FELLOWSHIP!
• $500/Quarter – disbursed at the end of every quarter
• $6,000/Summer – SURF or independent research
• $600 GRE Prep (classes and/or books, materials)
• $600 Conference Travel for research-related activities
• $400 senior year research stipend
• $10,000 loan forgiveness processed through Caltech to pay all legitimate UG and
Grad loans in your name
o $1250/year for the first 4 years of an approved Ph.D. program
o After successful defense of dissertation $5000 disbursement
o Must begin an approved Ph.D. program within 39 months after
graduating from Caltech

How do I apply/qualify?
• 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
• Current sophomore or junior
• Majoring in: Earth Science, Geology, Ecology, Mathematics, Astronomy, Computer
Science, and Physics
• Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a Ph.D. in an approved field
What is the commitment?
• 2 monthly meetings with other MMUF Fellows
• Attendance at regional annual conference
• Other events and programs including end of the year celebrations, seminars, etc.
• Student Contract
What are the benefits?
• Nationally recognized fellowship of MMUF scholars (see list on MMUF website:
http://www.mmuf.org/about/member-institutions)
• Graduate School admissions support- testing, writing personal statements, meeting
admission officers, etc.
• Meeting other MMUF Alumni and engaging in other networking opportunities
Websites:
http://diversitycenter.caltech.edu/urms/mmuf
 
Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program
MPG and Grad/Postdoc Women's Lunch Schedule Winter Term
Trafficking, Technology, and Data-Driven Justice 12-pm 1/26 CCD
A safety presentation for parents and caregivers 1/12/2017
Stanford University School of Engineering MS/PhD Recruitment
Black Intersections: Resistance, Pride, and Liberation Conference 3/30-4/2 Claremont Colleges
Google recruitment and software engineer opportunities 2-3pm Monday 1/23
Caltech Toastmasters meets every Thursday 153 Noyes
Dear Colleagues:

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. Recognizing the value of individuals from different backgrounds to move science forward, HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program will recruit and retain early career scientists who are from groups underrepresented in the life sciences and who have the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, Hanna H. Gray Fellows will inspire the next generation of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this first competition.

We appreciate your help in distributing this announcement and encouraging eligible individuals from your institution, and beyond, to apply. Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the HHMI online competition site www.hhmi.org/research/application/fellow2017. Applications are due February 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

With best regards,
Erin K. O’Shea, PhD
President
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Program Overview
Fellows will receive funding ($80,000) for up to four years of their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding ($270,000) for up to four years during their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community.

Eligibility
The program is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term and can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.
The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in all biomedical and life science disciplines.

Selection of Fellows
The review process will assess the applicant’s potential for a career as an independent academic researcher and the quality of the training environment with the selected mentor. The selection of finalists will be made by the end of September 2017. Awards may begin as early as November 15, 2017, but no later than January 15, 2018.

Additional information including a full Program Announcement is available at www.hhmi.org/HannaGrayFellows2017. For questions, contact program staff at fellows@hhmi.org.
MailCode: 255-86
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-6207

 
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