Friday, August 22, 2014

Rotary International GT visit 8-28-2014

-ROTARY INTERNATIONAL GEORGIA TECH CAMPUS VISIT
August 28, 2014
4:30 to 6:00 PM
Pizza and soft drinks will be provided
Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 27 to Lori Vaughn at lvaughn6@gatech.edu.

Come learn about a funding opportunity for graduate studies and international opportunities!  This is a $30,000 scholarship to fund a graduate degree (Masters, Phd, Law) at an institution outside of the United States.

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of the Global Grant Scholarship is to forge a link between Rotary and the development of skilled professionals aligned with one of the Rotary Foundation’s Six Areas of Focus. District 6900 is prepared to offer up to 2 Global Grant Scholarships for qualified students who will be studying in the 2015-16 academic year. District 6900 seeks candidates who:
• Possess excellent leadership skills and potential
• Demonstrate a proven record of success in academic field and/or vocation
• Demonstrate a commitment to community service
• Have well defined and realistic goals for academic and professional future
• Plan to pursue a career in one of the six areas of focus
• Understand the aims and values of Rotary


APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

Global Grant scholars are individuals who are pursuing a career in one of the Rotary International Six Areas of Focus. Their graduate-level educational goals should support that career interest.

• Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
• Disease Prevention and Treatment
• Water and Sanitation
• Maternal and Child Health
• Basic Education and Literacy
• Economic and Community Development


Specific eligibility requirements and conditions for global grants include:
• The candidate must be proficient in the native language of the host country.
• The candidate’s program of study must be at the graduate level. The program can be no less than one academic year and no more than four academic years.
• The scholar must be traveling abroad for study.
• The scholarship grant amount is $30,000 for the entire course of study.
• Scholars need to live in the immediate vicinity of approved study institution and in the Host Rotary district so that he/she can participate in the Rotary club and district activities of the Host Club and District.(Host District is the Rotary District in country where scholar is studying).
• Scholarships may not be used for studies that are already underway.

  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Karaoke Night!

The Georgia Tech International Ambassadors (GTIA) and the Office of International Education (OIE) will be hosting a karaoke night at the Tech Rec (Student Center) this upcoming Monday (August 25th) at 7pm. This event is always a lot of fun and is a great opportunity for you to meet other fellow GT students!

Come and join us for:
-FREE FOOD!
-FUN & GAMES (Bowling, billiards, pin-pon)
-MEET MORE TECH STUDENTS

& FREE FOOD!!!


GT International Ambassadors

Hello Future Leaders,

Are you looking for something to set you apart from your peers?

If so, mark your calendars for our second info session event happening Thursday, August 28 from 6pm- 7pm in Student Center - Crescent Room

Founded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in December 2012, Georgia Tech International Ambassadors is an organization whose purpose is to promote the opportunities at Georgia Tech to international students around the world with the hope that they will choose to attend GT and then make a successful transition to campus. Our three primary aims are:

·      To promote an accurate and holistic view of the Institute around the world, especially in areas not reached by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions;

·      To provide resources and relationships that will bolster the transition to Georgia Tech for incoming students

·      To recruit and train current international students to represent Georgia Tech well
Please check out the flier for more details:


Regards,
GTIA Executive Board

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium

On September 5th from 1 - 5 pm in the afternoon, the Department of Chemistry at Morehouse College & the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will once again come together to present the 9th Annual Herty Medal Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS).  As you may remember from previous years, the Herty Medal is awarded annually by the Georgia Local Section to give public recognition to the work and service of outstanding chemists who have significantly contributed to their chosen fields.  This year's recipient is Dr. Luigi G. Marzilli, William White Tison Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University.  As in years past, Morehouse College is again proud to host this event, specific details about which are available online at:

(NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser once connected)

As both chair and a member of the planning committee for this annual event, I am writing to you to invite you to this event as well as to ask that you forward/announce this invitation to all undergraduate students who have done or are planning to undertake undergraduate research experiences.  Since HMURS will include several lectures aimed at undergraduates from professionals in the field, this event serves as an ideal venue for them to be inspired toward careers in chemistry and the related sciences.  In particular, students who have performed research (i.e. with you, a colleague, or even as part of a summer research program) should be strongly encouraged to present posters as there is no registration fee for this event.  In addition, the top poster presenter(s) will be selected for a $500 travel grant to be applied towards attending an ACS National Meeting.  (The upcoming meeting of ACS in Spring 2015 will be held in Denver, CO).  As well, several poster presenters will be awarded one-year student memberships in the ACS.  Attached to this message, you will find a flyer announcing details about this event for posting/further dissemination amongst your departmental colleagues and students.

All participants may register through the link for the main HMURS site provided above, or at:


While registration is required for all poster presenters, it is nonetheless strongly encouraged for all other attendees.  (This is to ensure that we have adequate quantities of food for our reception, and will allow us to pre-print name tags for all participants.)  Registration for students who plan to present research posters will close Monday, September 2 at midnight (12:00am).

I look forward to seeing you on September 5th!!

Best regards,
Brian M. Lawrence, Ph.D.

2014 Chair, Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium

Monday, August 11, 2014

Athletic Association's Hiring peer tutors - Fall 2014

The Athletic Association's Hearn Academic Center is seeking to hire more peer tutors for the Fall 2014 semester.  Interested undergraduate & graduate students can read more about the job, see the courses needed, and apply on our website here: http://www.studentathlete.gatech.edu/peer-tutors.  Interviews will begin the week of August 18th and will continue through August 22nd.  
                  

I look forward to reviewing your applications, but please feel free to contact me at tutorservices@athletics.gatech.edu if you have any remaining questions after visiting our website.

 Thank you kindly!

Christen Steele

Education Support Manager

Georgia Tech Athletic Association

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Academic Service Manager
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Library/Clough Undergraduate Learning Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
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