Blake Wiedenheft, Ph.D., will give the first annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture. The event is geared toward undergraduate students but open to all. Wiedenheft is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University who does research on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. Following a 30-minute talk about his research, Wiedenheft will answer questions related to his career path.
This event is focused on faculty and student research and provides an opportunity to interact and learn from colleagues and students from all three campuses. Please mark your calendar for April 19, 2016. Members of the UDM community can submit publications, presentations and other scholarly achievements to both the Celebration of Scholarly Achievement and Research@UDM newsletter by visiting the submission page. See the Celebration of Scholarly Achievement page for more information on this event.
Posters, publications and student awards will be displayed in the Ballroom on the McNichols campus. In the lobby outside the Ballroom, non-print media projects such as electronic slideshows, videos and 3-dimensional scholarly works will be displayed. There will also be a Celebration of Service with posters highlighting community service and outreach. Please join students and colleagues to view the informative posters and discuss research with students and faculty.
Do you want to help your students improve their undergraduate experience? Join colleagues to discuss how to effectively mentor undergraduate students in a lab or classroom setting and how such an investment in mentoring undergraduates can improve your graduate experience, as well. We will reflect on research evidence and identify practical strategies for effective mentoring. All graduate students are welcome, whether or not you currently supervise or teach undergraduate students.
Are you prepared to talk about their teaching development as part of your job search? Join colleagues to explore a framework for writing a philosophy of teaching statement, tips for cover letters and on-campus interviews, and strategies for selecting and incorporating representative materials into a teaching portfolio.
Will you be looking for a teaching-related academic position this spring? Would you benefit from tips on how to organize a brief teaching demonstration, prepare a philosophy of teaching statement, and compile a teaching portfolio? Join graduate student and postdoctoral colleagues for this highly interactive workshop and be better prepared for the teaching and learning-related aspects of the academic job market.