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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: 



Student Applicants Sought for 'Journey Through Science Day' in New York; Deadline Is September 23

On December 8, the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special "Journey through Science Day" at the Academy's headquarters in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early-career scientists (MS, Ph.D., and postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's research and development leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers. Additionally, each participant will be asked to present a poster on their research to highlight and share their own activities and interests with PepsiCo. There will be an award ceremony for the best posters at the end of the event.

Organizers are looking to invite individuals with experience in the following key areas:

  • Life Sciences: Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biology, and Pharmacology
  • Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Packaging Engineering
  • Food Science: Food Science specialties, Agriculture and Analytical Chemistry
  • Material Science: Material Science, Polymer Science

Application Information: Graduate students and postdocs may apply by submitting an application form via e-mail with the subject line "December Career Day." Travel awards will be considered on a case-by-case basis to encourage national and international participation.

Application Deadline: September 23

For more information, including an agenda of the day and frequently asked questions, visit the event website. You may also e-mail Thomas Magaldi, Ph.D., Director, Science Alliance (The New York Academy of Sciences).


Science Education Postdoc Positions at the University of Maine

If you are looking for a post-doc in science education, this is a great opportunity sponsored by NSF:

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associates
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine


The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine seeks applicants for postdoctoral positions in physical sciences education research (chemistry, physics, Earth sciences).Candidates must have a Ph.D. in science, science education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record in discipline-based education research; and have demonstrated excellence in teaching.Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work with middle or high school teachers and/or students, have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team, and possess an interdisciplinary background.The successful candidates will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers that comprise the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, a newly funded initiative supported by the National Science Foundation's Math and Science Partnership Program.This position provides opportunities for mentored teaching, outreach including teacher professional development and curriculum work, and all aspects of research.

The positions are twelve-month appointments, with a flexible start date and possible renewal for a second year.Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of up to three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of at least three referees to

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, please see and