Events

Third Annual Hack.UVA

March 26, 2016 | 11:00 am
Bavarro Hall

A 24-hour programming event held during March 26 - 27 where you, along with other developers, designers, and entrepreneurs work together to create a web or mobile application/platform from scratch. Prizes will be awarded to the top hacks. There is no entrance fee, all meals are free, and we will help you out with transportation. All UVA students and postdocs are welcome. More information and registration here: http://hackuva.io/#home.

UVA Marketing Careers Symposium

March 24, 2016 |
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor

Have you considered marketing as a potential career field? Not quite sure what "marketing" is? Curious about the different areas of marketing? Check out the Marketing Symposium on March 24th to learn more about the field and networking with prominent marketing professionals! Students are invited to take part in the full day or individual sessions as your schedule allows. Registration is required! For schedule details and registration, please click here: http://goo.gl/forms/TVFcDsC5yU.

UVA Advanced Research Computing Services "Tacos and Tips on Supercomputing" Open House

March 24, 2016 |
1:00 am to 5:00 am
Albert H. Small Building Room 112

The Advanced Research Computing Services (ARCS) second annual “Tacos and Tips on Supercomputing” open house event will take place on Thursday, March 24 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in room 112 of the Albert H. Small Building. Attendees will receive updates from ARCS staff on the University’s newest (and fastest) collection of supercomputing resources as well as tips on accessing Rivanna. ARCS is also offering tours of the Visualization Laboratory—or “Viz Lab”—which features a cool interactive touch table and a large high-resolution display wall comprised of 20 Christie MicroTiles. CISCO teleconferencing equipment connecting the Viz Lab with ARCS’ central office will allow visitors to see and hear each other during the event. There will also be food, prizes, and a short video presentation put together by Cray, Inc.

SBIR/STTR Workshop @ UVA

March 23, 2016 |
9:00 am to 4:45 pm
100 Darden Blvd, Classroom 280

On behalf of the Commonwealth, CIT will be hosting our annual SBIR/STTR Workshop at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on March 23, 2016  – details are below and a flyer is attached.  Please help us get the word out to the local small business community, graduate & PostDoc students exiting the university soon, and entrepreneurial minded university researchers who may have interest to attend this event.  For those short on time, there is a half day morning only “9AM-1PM” option available that will cover both the overview of SBIR and STTR as well as proposal writing tips for NIH SBIR/STTR. 

 This is the only planned SBIR/STTR workshop in Charlottesville this year -- a great opportunity for those who would be a fit for this non-dilutive R&D funding.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH, NSF and DOD

March 23, Charlottesville, VA

The Federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.6 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. Join SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting and learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including eligibility requirements, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and tips for success. Then focus in on essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission and standards of the NIH, NSF and DoD programs. We'll cover the distinguishing features and technology areas addressed by each of the agencies, getting registered so you can submit, preparing proposal components for maximum impact, what reviewers expect, and more. This is the only time this year that this event will be given in Charlottesville.

Small fees apply to cover lunch and materials fees. 9AM-4:30PM each session.

 

AGENDA

  • 9:00AM-- Intros, SBIR/STTR program overview & eligibility, SBIR vs. STTR, Agency differences, Doing your homework, SBIR/STTR registrations required
  • 10:45AM -- Break
  • 11:00AM -- Introduction to NIH SBIR/STTR programs, Topic selection and NIH homework, Review process, Overview of preparing the NIH proposal
  • 1:00PM -- LUNCH
  • 1:30PM -- Introduction to NSF SBIR/STTR programs, Topic selection and NSF homework, Overview of preparing the NSF proposal
  • 2:45PM -- Break
  • 3:00PM -- Introduction to DoD SBIR/STTR programs, Topic selection and DoD homework, Overview of preparing the DoD proposal
  • 4:15PM -- Brief overview of Commercialization Planning

·         4:45PM--Conclude

 

NOTE:                   Attendees have options to register for the Full-day session or just the Morning Intro & NIH Session only at a reduced fee.

LOCATION:         University of Virginia, 100 Darden Blvd., CLA 280 (classroom), Charlottesville, VA 22901

COST:

·         Small Tech Firms:  $50 for Full Day, or $35 for morning Intro & NIH sessions

·         Virginia University:  $40 for full day, or $20 for morning Intro & NIH sessions

·         All Others:  $150 for full day

 

QUESTIONS:       Robert Brooke, 703-689-3080 or Robert.brooke@cit.org

REGISTER:           Click HERE or visit www.cit.org/events

 

Robert Brooke

Director, Federal Funding Programs

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

2214 Rock Hill Rd., #600

Herndon, VA  20170

703-689-3080

www.cit.org

http://www.cit.org/service-lines/federal-funding/

24th Annual Graduate Biosciences Society Symposium

March 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm
Jordan Hall Conference Center

24th Annual Graduate Biosciences Society Symposium

March 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm
Jordan Hall Conference Center (JHCC)

Our 24th Annual GBS Symposium is just one week away! The event is scheduled for next Monday, March 21st from 12-6:30pm in the Jordan Hall Conference Center (JHCC).

 

The symposium is an annual celebration of biomedical sciences where we showcase the breadth and diversity of ongoing student research at UVA. In addition, we have several student groups and UVA-affiliated organizations joining us for our poster session, so make sure to stop by and find out about the many different offerings here in our Charlottesville-BIMS community!

 

Please find the symposium schedule below:

12:00 - 1:30 PM  Lunch & Poster session*  | Meeting Room 1 & Jordan 2ABC

  1:30 - 3:30 PM  Short talks from department Outstanding Students | JHCC Auditorium

  1:35 PM: Janelle Weaver (Pharmacology)

  1:55 PM: Sameer Bajikar (Biomedical Engineering)

  2:15 PM: James Cronk (Neuroscience)

  2:35 PM: Jackie Yang (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics)

  2:55 PM: Emily Billings (Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology)

  3:15 PM: Sam Morris-Rosenfeld (Pathology/MCBD)

  3:30 - 4:00 PM  Refreshments | JHCC Lobby

  4:00 - 5:00 PM  Keynote Lecture: Dr. Dan Portnoy; UC Berkeley | JHCC Auditorium

                           "Innate immunity to intracellular pathogens: implications for vaccine development & cancer immunotherapy"

  5:00 - 5:30 PM   Presentation of Peach, Hungerford, and GBS awards | JHCC Auditorium

  5:30 - 6:30 PM   Closing Reception | JHCC Lobby

 

*Student groups joining us: GSAS council, VABio Student Chapter, and WIMS;

UVA-affiliated groups joining us: Medical Alumni Association, Graduate & Postdoctoral Career Services, AMPEL BioSolutions, and UVa Licensing & Ventures Group

 

 

Women in Science Story

March 3, 2016 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
MR5, Room 3005

We are excited to host Dr. Eva King from INDOOR Biotechnologies for our upcoming Women in Science Story. 
Her story will be at 12pm this Thursday, March 3 in MR5 Room 3005 and we will serve a light lunch.

Eva got her PhD from Oxford University and then moved on to woking for INDOOR Bio. In the meantime, she also founded a hand-made soap company called Dr. King's Little Luxuries.

Hope you will join us!

~ WIMS Crew
 

Lunch will be provided!

Early arrival recommended!

All interested people welcome (karyotype not a factor)!

New Horizons Travel Grant Spring 2016 Application Deadline

February 29, 2016 | 5:00 pm

New Horizons Travel Grant

To address the need for Postdocs to explore new areas in research, scholarship, and career development, the Office of the Vice President for Research supports the New Horizons Travel Grants, a program that will provide up to ten postdoc reviewed grants in 2015-2016 of up to $1000 each to postdocs who wish to explore new areas, obtain additional training, and/or to participate in conferences that may be outside of the of their current field. Please review the criteria at: http://postdoc.virginia.edu/newhorizonsDeadline for submission is February 29th!

New Postdoc Orientation

February 25, 2016 |
10:00 am to 11:30 am
New Cabell Hall, Room 552

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

 

Research Supplier Product Show

February 24, 2016 |
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Jordan Hall Conf Center, Rm. G1 & G2

Greetings,

Join us tomorrow, February 24, 2016 for a Research Supplier Product Show at Jordan Hall Conference Center, Rooms G1 & G2 from 11:00A-1:30P.  Come enjoy lunch and play Scienceopoly!  You can bypass the line and save time by clicking on this Pre-Registration link!

 

Kind Regards,

Stefanie Mauk

Event Manager

Life Science Exhibits

429 East Dupont Road #146

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

P:877.240.2628

F:260.497.8524

 

Engineering, Science, and Technology Spring Career Fair, Day 1

February 1, 2016 |
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall

The Spring Fair will bring Engineering, Science, and Technology employers to grounds who are looking to recruit UVA students, and is open to students from all schools (not just SEAS). This is an opportunity for both full-time and internship positions. Don't miss this oppportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! 

The Spring Fair is held over 2 days. There may be different employers present on each day.

For more details, a list of attending employers, and career fair prep advice, visit http://career.virginia.edu/about/programs-services/career-fairs/engineering-science-and-technology-career-fair.

Entrepreneurship 101 Panel and Reception

January 28, 2016 |
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 123

HackCville and Commerce Career Services are hosting a panel of four incredible entrepreneurs that have created numerous companies in multiple industries in the Charlottesville Area. Each founder will give a brief presentation about how they began their venture. Then, Stick around for a Q&A about what they’ve learned, what mistakes they have made, and what advice they would give to someone with an idea. A reception will follow with light refreshments and networking. Information and RSVP.

New Postdoc Orientation

January 28, 2016 |
10:00 am to 11:30 am
New Cabell Hall, Room 552

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

 

Spring Job & Internship Fair, Day 2

January 28, 2016 |
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall

Recruiters from over 100 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies will be on-grounds to meet students and postdocs from all disciplines seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don't miss this oppportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! 

The Spring Job & Internship Fiar is held over 2 days. There are different recruiters on each day.

For more details, a list of attending employers, and career fair prep advice, visit http://career.virginia.edu/about/programs-services/career-fairs/spring-job-internship-fair.

Spring Job & Internship Fair, Day 1

January 27, 2016 |
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall

Recruiters from over 100 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies will be on-grounds to meet students and postdocs from all disciplines seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don't miss this oppportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! 

The Spring Job & Internship Fiar is held over 2 days. There are different recruiters on each day.

For more details, a list of attending employers, and career fair prep advice, visit http://career.virginia.edu/about/programs-services/career-fairs/spring-job-internship-fair.

How to Stand Out at a Career Fair

January 25, 2016 |
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, Room 548

With a number of upcoming job, internship, and career fairs, now is the time to prepare to make the most of your time and effort at a career fair! Whether you're on the market now or just going to get some information and practice, this is the workshop for you. This session will provide strategies for marketing yourself to recruiters with advice specific to marketing your graduate degree and training, and the opportunity to develop and practice your "elevator pitch." With these tips you'll be ready to walk into any career fair with confidence. Register today!

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Beyond the Academy Job Search Series: Behavioral Interviewing Tips and Practice

January 22, 2016 |
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Beyond the Academy Job Search Series: How to Craft a Cover Letter

January 21, 2016 |
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

The Beyond the Academy Job Search Series is a bootcamp-style series of workshops will teach graduate students and postdocs everything they need to know in applying for jobs beyond the academy, and include hands-on exercises to provide a meaningful takeaway from the experience.

Thursday, January 21st from 2:00-3:30 pm: How to Craft a Cover Letter. Participants will learn how to draft a cover letter using a non-academic job ad. Please bring a copy of a job advertisement you would like to apply to and a hard copy of your cover letter draft.

Register today!

Beyond the Academy Job Search Series: Converting a CV to a Resume

January 20, 2016 |
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

The Beyond the Academy Job Search Series is a bootcamp-style series of workshops will teach graduate students and postdocs everything they need to know in applying for jobs beyond the academy, and include hands-on exercises to provide a meaningful takeaway from the experience.

Wednesday, January 20th from 2:00-3:30 pm: Converting a CV to a Resume. Participants will learn how to convert their academic experiences to transferable and marketable experiences for the non-academic market. Please bring a hard copy of your resume draft to this event.

Register today!

Engineering, Science, and Technology Spring Career Fair, Day 2

January 2, 2016 |
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall

The Spring Fair will bring Engineering, Science, and Technology employers to grounds who are looking to recruit UVA students, and is open to students from all schools (not just SEAS). This is an opportunity for both full-time and internship positions. Don't miss this oppportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! 

The Spring Fair is held over 2 days. There may be different employers present on each day.

For more details, a list of attending employers, and career fair prep advice, visit http://career.virginia.edu/about/programs-services/career-fairs/engineering-science-and-technology-career-fair.

New Postdoc Orientation

December 10, 2015 |
10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Cabell Hall, 5th floor, Rm. 552

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

Alumni Talk by Hunter Mayo, Quality Manager at IPA Consulting

November 18, 2015 |
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Olsson Hall 009

You are invited to join UVa alumnus Hunter Mayo, Quality Manager at IPA Consulting, talk about how to apply a science and/or engineering background to a career in the consulting industry.

This event is hosted by the Graduate Student Consulting and Beyond Club at UVA. Please RSVP to gscbatuva@gmail.com

Postdoc Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch

November 18, 2015 |
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
OpenGrounds, Univ. Avenue

Amazingly November is already here and the colors of leaves are changing. Come get in the holiday spirit and share a meal with fellow postdocs from across grounds. Whether you’re new to UVA or have been here a while, attend to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Lunch from Sticks will be provided. To ensure we have enough food for everyone please RSVP by noon on November 12: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDBQCHX

Teaching in Independent Schools - Panel & Information Session

November 9, 2015 |
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ruffner Hall, Room 173

 

Learn about teaching in a private school environment from panelists working in local independent schools. Southern Teachers Agency will also be attending. Please contact Michelle Ball (mds4db@virginia.edu) with questions.

 

UVA Diversity Dialogues

November 5, 2015 | 8:30 am
Newcomb Hall

UVA Diversity Dialogues

Please join us for Diversity Dialogues, a series of workshops where students, faculty, and staff will engage in dialogues on topics related to diversity and inclusion with the goal of unifying efforts across Grounds and creating a more inclusive U.Va. Come to one or all of the workshops! Registration Requested.

New Postdoc Orientation

October 15, 2015 |
10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Cabell Hall 504

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

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