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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.



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STEM Outreach Program in México: Call for Instructors 

Clubes de Ciencia México is looking for instructors to teach Clubes de Ciencia (Science Clubs) in México this summer. They are looking for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. 

The Clubes de Ciencia México will take place in six cities: Ensenada, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Xalapa, Oaxaca, and Merida. Each Club is a week long with two dates to choose from: Week 1 (July 23-31) and Week 2 (July 30-August 7).

Not fluent in Spanish? No problem. Clubes can be taught in English and language barriers can be tackled with the help of their local instructors. 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 

For more information:

Check out what previous instructors say about the program: 



TMP Launching New Master of Technology Management Program; Information Session is March 11

The Master of Technology Management Value Proposition. CREDIT: Program website.UCSB's Technology Management Program is launching a brand-new Master of Technology Management (MTM) track. This innovative, business-oriented program is currently accepting applications, and an information session has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 11.

Program description:

The Master of Technology Management (MTM) program prepares early career engineers and scientists to be leaders in technology ventures. The nine-month-long, immersive curriculum teaches the frameworks and techniques needed to be a successful technology manager. Students focus on the challenges that are regularly encountered by leaders and the practices that build technology-based products and services to match (or create) market needs.

The Master of Technology Management will equip students with the knowledge, resources, and connections to go farther in a career as a Technology Leader. A list of program faculty and more program information can be found here.

Attend the upcoming information session to meet program staff and faculty in person:

Wednesday, March 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Phelps 1420. 

Communication Students Present Research in Pre-Grad Slam Departmental Event

Aubrie Adams presents her talk, "Adaptation in T3xt Communication," on Friday. Credit: Melissa Rapp

UCSB's Department of Communication held a Grad Slam preparation event Friday, February 27, in the SSMS building. Associate Dean Karen Myers introduced the program, sharing updates for this year's Grad Slam competition.

Abel Gustafson shares his research findings. Credit: Melissa RappNew developments for Grad Slam 2015 include a People's Choice Award as well as bigger cash prizes. Second- and third-place winners will each receive $2,500 and the Grand Prize winner will earn an impressive $5,000.

Myers also explained that although the Grad Slam was founded at UCSB, the entire UC system now participates. Winners of UCSB's event will go on to a UC-wide competition with potential judges including Governor Jerry Brown, UC President Janet Napolitano, and entertainment celebrities. The UC-wide event will include additional cash prizes for winners.

The Communication Department presenters were judged on clarity, organization, delivery, visuals, appropriateness, intellectual signifiance, and engagement. The event had a lively vibe, with much laughter and applause for each presentation. Research topics presented including the specific adaptations needed for effective Internet communication, political communication networks, and linguistic stereotypes in television.

All presenters were introduced by Communication Professor Robin Nabi, who organized the event. Some of the presenters and their topic titles were:

Aubrie Adams: "Adaptation in T3xt Communication"

Samantha Coveleski: "Get well soon! ... Or not: Reconfiguring fundamental notions of social support in chronic pain"

Abel Gustafson: "Predicting Election Outcomes Using Wikipedia"

Richard Huskey: "Persuasion neuroscience: How understanding the brain can help us improve persuasive messages"

Becky Robinson: "Motivated Offense: Group membership and the desire for status"

Benjamin King Smith: "Cross-Cutting Concerns: The Varying Effects of Partisan Cues in the Context of Social Networks"

Professor Robin Nabi, right, introduces Samantha Coveleski and her three-minute Grad Slam-style talk. Credit: Melissa Rapp

 Sign up to participate in UCSB's 2015 Grad Slam here!