UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 02/09/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 5 February 9th, 2015

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RANDY GOLDSMITH NAMED A 2015 NEW INVESTIGATOR
Congratulations to Professor Randy Goldsmith on being named a 2015 New Investigator by the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program. http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/overview.asp. Congratulations, Randy!
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TEHSHIK YOON NAMED A ROMNES FELLOW
Congratulations to Professor Tehshik Yoon on being named a Romnes Fellow at UW-Madison.  The Romnes awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last four years. The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees. Congratulations, Tehshik!
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SHANNON STAHL RECEIVES A KELLETT MID-CAREER AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Shannon Stahl on receiving a Kellett Mid-Career Award at UW-Madison. The Kellett awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to recognize exceptional mid-career faculty, seven to twenty years past their first promotion to a tenured position. Congratulations, Shannon!
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MARTY ZANNI NAMED A VILAS ASSOCIATE
Congratulations to Professor Marty Zanni on being named a Vilas Associate at UW-Madison.  The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Graduate School Research Committees on the basis of a detailed proposal. Congratulations, Marty!
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ETIENNE GARAND RECEIVES A CAREER AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Congratulations to Professor Etienne Garand on receiving a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.  The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Congratulations, Etienne!
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Padma Gopalan Named a Romnes Fellow
Congratulations to Professor Padma Gopalan on being named a Romnes Fellow at UW-Madison.  The Romnes awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last four years. The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees. Congratulations, Padma!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Feb 10, 2015 Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015
Apr 21, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015  

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SEMINARS
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Monday, February 9th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Yuriy Roman, MIT Chemical Engineering "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - Graduate, Materials, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor David Ginger, University of Washington "Probing and Pulling: From Polymer Solar Cells to Photoswitchable DNA Nanoparticles"
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Vince Yannello, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - General Seminar, 11:00 am, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg. Joshua Michener, MIT "Evolutionary Optimization of Heterologous Pathways in Microbes"
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ryan Shenvi, Scripps Research Institute "Organic Seminar "Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites"
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Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Jodi Cabana, University of Illinois, Chicago "Visualization of Electrochemical Phase Transformations in Battery Materials with Synchrotron X-ray"
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Monday, February 16th, 2015 - General Seminar, 1:00 pm, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg. Jerome Fox, Harvard University "Kinetic Impediments as Targets for Optimization and Control in Complex Systems: from Biofuels to Forest Fires"
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Monday, February 16th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Nandini Ananth, Cornell University "Investigating Photochemistry: Classical Trajectories that Simulate Quantum Excitations"
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Arun Yethiraj, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Coarse grained models for macromolecules"
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Abigail Doyle, Princeton "Organic Seminar "New Electrophiles and Ligands for Ni-Catalyzed Cross Coupling""
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Britta Johnson, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 - General Seminar, 11:00 am, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg. Michaela TerAvest, UC-Berkeley "Dissection and Redesign of the Bacterial Respiratory Powerhouse for Synthetic Biology"
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Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Kevin Eliceira, University of wisconsin Microscopy Center "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
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Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - Graduate, Materials, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Julian Helfferich, University of Freiburg "Separation of time scales in the continuous-time random-walk picture of glass dynamics"
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Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - General, Graduate Special Event, 4:30 pm, Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab). Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Librarian, UW-Madison "Intermediate/Advanced EndNote Workshop"
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 - General Seminar, 12:00 pm, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg. Alison Narayan, University of Michigan "Chemical and Enzymatic Methods for the Synthesis of Complex Molecules"
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Anastassia Alexandrova, University of California-Los Angeles "Sub-nano clusters: motors, catalysts, and simply curious entities"
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Erin Duffy, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - General Seminar, 11:00 am, Ebling Auditorium of Microbial Sciences Bldg. Russell Monds, Synthetic Genomics "Evolution of the Bacterial Cytoskeleton and Principles of Cellular Design"
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. David Anderson, BASF "Seminar"
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ming Hammond, UC-Berkeley "Organic Seminar "Exploiting Riboswitches to Study and Manipulate Bacterial Signalling""
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1100 Grainger Hall (Morgridge Auditorium). Professor Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Shain Colloquium: Biomaterials and Biotechnology"
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Friday, February 27th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 12:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cheri Barta, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Research Mentoring Workshop Series: Fostering Independence"
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Friday, February 27th, 2015 to Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Visit Weekend"
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jia-Jung Ho, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Analytical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Lan Yang, Washington University "Whispering-gallery microresonators and microlasers for nanoscale sensing and beyond"
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Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Tim Lian, Emory University "Solar Energy Conversion Using Artificial Atoms, Molecules and Solids"
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Friday, March 6th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 12:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cheri Barta, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Research Mentoring Workshop Series: Solving Mentoring Challenges"
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Fennell, Oklahoma State University "Effective electrolytes: Generalizing collective interactions in solution"
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Bryan Boudouris, Purdue University "Designing Macromolecules for Advanced Energy Conversion and Nanofiltration Applications"
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University "Single-conformation spectroscopy: Probing H-bonded Networks in Peptides and Clusters"
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom McDonough, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Julia Wildt, UW-Madison Landis Group "Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - General Special Event, 7:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). WISL / School of Music, UW-Madison "Rameau the Theorist"
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Catherine Jackson, UW-Madison "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Alicia Richards, UW-Madison Joshua Coon Group "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
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Friday, March 13th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Leiv Sydnes, University of Bergen (Norway) "Chemistry in Service to Humanity and Earth"
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Patterns of crystal orientation at the nanoscale in biominerals"
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jennifer Faust, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge UK "Organic AbbVie Seminar"
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Denver)"
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Brandon Kilduff, UW-Madison, Fredrickson Group "Seminar"
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Friday, March 27th, 2015 to Sunday, March 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Visit Weekend"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Construction and deconstruction of aldehydes by transfer hydroformylation.
Landis, CR*.
SCIENCE, 347 (6217):29-30; 10.1126/science.aaa2329 JAN 2 2015.
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Spectroscopic Studies of the Salmonella enterica Adenosyltransferase Enzyme SeCobA: Molecular-Level Insight into the Mechanism of Substrate Cob(II)alamin Activation.
Pallares, IG; Moore, TC; Escalante-Semerena, JC; Brunold, TC*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 53 (50):7969-7982; 10.1021/bi5011877 DEC 23 2014.
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UO22+ Uptake by Proteins: Understanding the Binding Features of the Super Uranyl Binding Protein and Design of a Protein with Higher Affinity.
Odoh, SO; Bondarevsky, GD; Karpus, J; Cui, Q*; He, C; Spezia, R; Gagliardi, L.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (50):17484-17494; 10.1021/ja5087563 DEC 17 2014.
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Surfactant-Induced Ordering and Wetting Transitions of Droplets of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals "Caged" Inside Partially Filled Polymeric Capsules.
Carlton, RJ; Zayas-Gonzalez, YM; Manna, U; Lynn, DM*; Abbott, NL.
LANGMUIR, 30 (49):14944-14953; 10.1021/la501596b DEC 16 2014.
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Celebrating the International Year of Crystallography with a Wisconsin High School Crystal Growing Competition.
Guzei, IA*,
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 91 (12):2013-2017; 10.1021/ed500792y DEC 2014.
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Pathway connectivity and signaling coordination in the yeast stress-activated signaling network.
Chasman, D; Ho, YH; Berry, DB; Nemec, CM; MacGilvray, ME; Hose, J; Merrill, AE; Lee, MV; Will, JL; Coon, JJ*; Ansari, AZ; Craven, M; Gasch, AP.
MOLECULAR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, 10 (11):NOV 2014.
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Surface chemistry, charge and ligand type impact the toxicity of gold nanoparticles to Daphnia magna.
Bozich, JS; Lohse, SE; Torelli, MD; Murphy, CJ; Hamers, RJ*; Klaper, RD.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-NANO, 1 (3):260-270; 10.1039/c4en00006d JUN 2014.
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Exploring the mechanism of protein birth.
Cavagnero, S*.
FASEB JOURNAL, 28 (1):S APR 2014.
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WORKSHOP-ANNOUNCEMENT: FROM COMPUTATIONAL BIOPHYSICS TO SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
We invite you to participate in the upcoming workshop on biological physics and systems biology entitled: "From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology 2015 (CBSB2015)" which will take place at the SAMIS Education Center of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK (USA) on May 17-19, 2015.
*There are opportunities for oral presentations, and students/postdocs are eligible for travel fellowships. More details can be found below or at: http://www.hansmann-lab.com/cbsb15.
CBSB2015 is organized in conjunction with the  University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma, and will continue a series of successful workshops that have been held since 2006 in both Europe and the USA.
As in previous years, the workshop aims to bring together expertise from physics,  biology, and computer science to discuss current trends in computational biophysics and systems biology. Topics of CBSB2015 will include folding and aggregation, protein-protein complexes, supra-molecular assemblies, cellular environments and interaction networks  A special session will be devoted to cancer related research.
A list of confirmed speakers includes as keynote speakers:
     •    Philip Bourne (National Institutes of Health)
     •    Ken Dill (Stony Brook University)
     •    Jose Onuchic (Rice University)

and as further invited speakers:
     •    Pradipta Bandyopadhyay (Jwaharlal Nehru University)
     •    Carlos Camacho (University of Pittsburgh)
     •    Alemayehu Gorfe (University of Texas Health Sciences Houston)
     •    Daisuke Kihara (Purdue University)
     •    Maria Kurnikova (Carnegie Mellon University
     •    Ruth Nussinov (National Institutes of Health)
     •    Wei Wang (Nanjing University)
     •    Guanhong Wei (Fudan University)
     •    Sichun Yang (Case Western University)

We especially encourage participation by students and postdocs, and we expect to offer financial support for selected students and postdocs on a competitive basis.  Five junior scientists (students and  postdocs) will be selected to  receive a  "CBSB2015 Young Researcher Award" which we expect to include a $400 travel fellowship and the opportunity to give a featured oral presentation.  Awardees will also be exempt from the registration fee.  Contingent on availability of funds, 10 additional junior scientists will receive travel awards of $200 each and free registration,  and will compete for  additional oral presentation slots.
All other accepted applicants will be able to present their research  in poster form. The registration deadline is April 15 to be considered for an oral or poster presentation. Acceptance letters and notifications of  fellowship awards will be sent out by April 22, 2015.
The registration fee is  $100 and has to be paid on site. Contact us with any questions you might have by sending email to: cbsb15@ou.edu.
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APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 L'ORÉAL USA FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN.
The L'Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.
The L'Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers who are also committed to supporting women and girls in STEM.
The application and more information on the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at: www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Should you have any questions or require additional information, please e-mail me at: rpacifico@us.loreal.com. Thank you for considering this fellowship opportunity and for your help in advancing the role of women in science.
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ComSciCon15 Cambride, MA - June 18th - 20th
Become part of a growing network of science communication innovators!
ComSciConis a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students. ComSciCon's goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences.
     •    All graduate students in STEM fields are invited to apply.
     •    50 graduate students are selected from all applicants to attend  selection is competitive!
     •    There is no registration fee and travel support and accommodations are provided to non-local
          attendees.
This year's sessions include:
     •    Science Communication in Popular Culture
     •    Communicating as a Science Advocate
     •    Multimedia Communication for Scientists
What previous attendees are saying - "This was a truly fantastic, transformative, and educational experience. Probably the highlight of my PhD thus far. I have never been so inspired or motivated."
Go to comscicon.com to apply!
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