ASK Argentina

In this Academic Search for Knowledge (ASK) trip to Argentina, we invite you to join us in reconstructing this puzzle, understanding what it is that makes it a paradox, delighting in its unique culture and landscape, and exploring its outlook for the future. As President’s Scholars at Georgia Tech, we believe we are equipped to embark in this on-site, experiential journey to answer the following questions:

How do the people of a developing country perceive the science, technology, and policy as a tool for viable economic and social progress? How does the history and diversity of Argentina’s culture affect these responses?

We will be exploring and discussing this question over the course of two weeks in changing environments. A week will be spent in Buenos Aires and a second will be spent traveling through the interior of the country. For the latter part of the trip, we will be partnering with ORGT and thus we will be relatively active so please expect to carry all of your belongings. Sleeping and living conditions will be those akin to backpacking.

Dates: May 3-16, 2015
Cost: ~$4,000
Email kokseniuk@gatech.edu or yvonne_ploder@gatech.edu if you have any questions!
Application deadline is November 30th, 2015

Undergrad Consulting Case Competition

Deloitte is proud to announce that Georgia Tech has been selected to participate in the Undergrad Consulting Case Competition!  The winning team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Deloitte University to participate in the National Competition against other university teams across the United States!

Save the date: January 28th through January 30th 2015

U.S. Dept of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.  For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.

Eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree

Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015 – http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/ to get started NOW!

PL/RA is looking for YOU!

Residence Life in the Department of Housing is preparing for our annual Student Staff Selection process. During the next several months, we will be recruiting, interviewing, and selecting more than 100 students to join our current and returning staff as Resident Advisors and Peer Leaders.

This year’s theme is a super hero theme because the staff are the leaders who help residents be great!

All Applicants are required to attend one (1) Information Session:

One-hour long; by area in Fall, general sessions in Spring; attending one session is required

o Tuesday, November 4, 5:30p, 10th & Home Activity Room (Grad & Family)

o Thursday, November 6, 6p in Brittain Rec (Freshman Exp East)

o Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6pm in the Student Center Theatre (General)

o Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6p in the Student Center Theatre (General)

For more information, please visit: http://housing.gatech.edu/reslife/employment/Pages/default.aspx

Calling Humanitarians: Alternative Spring Break Opportunity

Alternative Service Breaks has just released their applications for Spring Break participants. ASB is a student organization that puts together community service trips for the Georgia Tech student body. These trips provide students the opportunity to have fun and to challenge themselves all while making a positive impact on different communities across the country and abroad.

The destinations include Jacksonville, FL; Biloxi, MS; Memphis, TN; and Guatemala.

If you have a desire to spend your spring break giving back to a new community, learning about social issues, and making lifelong friendships; ASB is for you! Click the link below to find our application and email alternativeservicebreaks.gt@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Application Closes on Friday, November 14th 

Initial $100 deposit due December 1st

Spring Break Trips and Cost

Domestic Trips—$260

Jacksonville, Florida—Housing and Homelessness

Biloxi, Mississippi—Early Childhood Education

Memphis, Tennessee—Hunger and Homelessness

International Trip—$1,700

Guatemala—Fair Trade and Sustainability

Apply to be on the Wreck Camp Staff

Wreck Camp is an extended orientation program focused on teaching new students about Tech traditions and getting them excited for Tech! It’s a great opportunity to give back to Tech and welcome our new students; develop your leadership skills; make connections with fabulous students, faculty, and staff; and eat s’mores! Really what more do you need than s’mores, but you can go to the website (www.wreckcamp.gatech.edu) to find out more about Wreck Camp!

Applications are available online and due on Friday, November 7 by 5 p.m.

Check out the video, too: http://youtu.be/1HXbk2QJ38w

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Wreck Camp’s advisor, Jordan Holliday at jordan.holliday@vssp.gatech.edu.

Meet with leading faculty and staff at the Autumnal Salon!

When & Where

Monday, November 3rd, 5:15pm

Location: Tech Square Research Building (TSRB) in 175 Auditorium

Hosted by Drs. Beril Toktay, Colin Potts, and (possibly) Ellen Zegura, the topic will be Georgia Tech’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP). The QEP is part of Georgia Tech’s 10 year reaffirmation of its accreditation and focuses on sustainability and community.

“The purpose of the QEP is to enhance the quality of student learning outcomes and the environment of learning. The QEP is directly related to the Institute’s strategic plan. It will have a detailed implementation plan and a budget for five to 10 years of support.”

Please RSVP!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here (http://goo.gl/forms/q7mNXUhj4v) by Friday, October 31st at NOON. This salon promises to be very interesting, very informative, and very important for the future of education at Georgia Tech. You won’t want to miss. Light snacks will be served.

About the Faculty

Dr. Toktay is a professor in the Scheller College of Business, faculty director of the Center for Business Strategy and Sustainability, an ADVANCE professor, and an associate editor for multiple publications.

Dr. Potts serves as the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education and is the winner of the 2010 William “Gus” Baird Faculty Teaching Award and the 2012 Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Zegura is a professor in the College of Computing and has previously served as the CoC’s Interim Dean and the Associate Dean. She has received four degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Get to know: MIT Technology and Policy Program

When: October 31st, 4-5pm

Where: Bill Moore Student Success Center, room 292

The MIT Technology and Policy Program educates engineers and scientists in responsible leadership of technology development by implementing policies for the benefit of humanity. A two year research based masters with a curriculum in technology policymaking, leadership, law, political economy, and economics. Subjects constituting a technical/domain concentration are also required. Students are funded through research assistantships in labs or research centers. More information may be found at the TPP website: http://web.mit.edu/tpp.

RSVP ASAP to Peter Vascik at  pvascik@mit.edu