University of Wisconsin Graduate Program Preview Weekend

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry is hosting a graduate program early preview weekend on Sept 12-15, 2019 called CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities), to showcase the exciting research, great facilities, and collaborative atmosphere of the Department of Chemistry, as well as the vibrant city of Madison. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip that gives potential applicants an opportunity to visit Madison and the Department before applying to graduate school.

CHOPs weekend activities include the following:

·      “Life in Graduate School” presentation by current graduate students

·      Faculty research presentations

·      Facility tours

·      Individual meetings with faculty

·      Poster session with current graduate students

·      Presentation about applying to graduate schools

·      Tour of Madison

·      Interaction with current graduate students

·      Interaction with CHOPs program alumni

Please forward this information on to any students who would benefit from the CHOPs program. Preference for this program will be given to students from underrepresented backgrounds, from low-income homes, who are first-generation college students, and who will start the chemistry PhD program in fall 2020. Learn more about the program at


Please contact me with any questions or concerns at  I look forward to receiving your application on or before the May 18, 2019 deadline.

STEM Student Survey

Please consider participating in this research study to determine the climate in IUB Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) courses. The researchers are specifically interested in knowing whether students in these courses have experienced bias, microaggressions, or other behaviors that made them feel that they do not belong in STEM classes at IUB.

To participate, please complete this anonymous survey ( before May 1, 2019. It should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

AMWA Health Professionals Brunch

The American Medical Women’s Association is hosting a Health Professionals Brunch on April 20 from 11am-1pm in the IMU Georgian Room. The brunch will be with Dr. Dukes and Dr. Woods, who will be giving a talk called “Women in Medicine: Loving the Work We Do!” This event will be with them and fellow medical school students and is a great opportunity to network! For non-AMWA members, the cost of the event is $5. Dress is business casual.


When: Saturday, April 20 from 11am-1pm

Where: IMU Georgian Room

Link to RSVP:

Please contact or with any questions.

Calling all Undergraduate Women of Color!

Ever wanted to be a part of a community with other women of color who’ve decided to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields at IU?

If yes, I’d like to invite you to participate in the 2019-2020 I CAN PERSIST STEM initiative. This comprehensive research-based program is designed to promote academic persistence among women of color enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs in STEM programs at Indiana University.

At the core of this comprehensive year-long initiative is a belief in the old adage that “it takes a village…”. This program leverages the collective power of minority women at all educational levels, including those currently employed as STEM professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as high school girls. The ICP STEM Initiative aims to provide visibility to successful STEM professionals who identify as women of color, access to informal mentorship, invaluable educational and career resources, and above all else, a sense of community.

If you choose to participate in this program you will have the opportunity to gain a host of skills that would advance your professional and career development. Specifically, you will get the opportunity to:

·         Gain support and solidarity from other women of color who’ve chosen to pursue a STEM field

·         Skills and strategies to increase career preparedness

·         Enhanced Science Communication, Curriculum, & Design skills

·         Engagement in science outreach with high school girls of color

·         Access to models of resilience (i.e., STEM female professionals of color) who are willing to share their strategies of success (e.g., navigating microaggressions, owning your voice, networking, etc.)

·         Access to informal mentorship


Priority Deadline – April 22 at 5pm


We encourage you to apply before this deadline!

For more information, feel free to watch our Video, check out our website, or email me at with any questions.

Graduate Programs in Marine and Atmospheric Science

PhD and MS Opportunities at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School can be found here:  All opportunities may not be listed (check back for more updates throughout the semester). If interested in applying, some faculty will take students on without having an Assistantship listed. Always a good idea to contact faculty!

Master of Professional Science (take the same courses as Ph.D. and MS students, but instead of a thesis/dissertation, you do an internship/research in the field with organizations such as NOAA, NPS, NGOs, etc. and 94% of students have a job in the field 6 months after graduation) applications are open through July 1st for Fall 2019 start:


Degree Programs

o    Applied Remote Sensing

o    Aquaculture

o    Broadcast Meteorology

o    Coastal Zone Management

o    Exploration Science

o    Fisheries Management and Conservation

o    Marine Conservation

o    Marine Mammal Science

o    Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics

o    Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management

o    Underwater Archaeology

o    Climate and Society

o    Weather Forecasting


Potential students can apply to both Ph.D./MS and MPS degrees (no extra costs). Just make sure to click the button inside the PhD/MS application. Applications can be found here:


College of Arts + Sciences Study Abroad

Is Study Abroad in Your Future?  Start planning now! 

Application deadlines are typically in August or September for study abroad in Spring.  Deadlines are typically in January or February for study abroad in summer or fall.


College Study Abroad: Learn more about short-term programs led my College faculty, and semester/academic year exchanges.

College Exchange programs allow students to pay your regular IU tuition and exchange places with a student at one of our partner universities. 

Options include:

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • University of Linköping, Sweden (Cognitive Science majors only)
  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • University of Mannheim, Germany (Psychological and Brain Sciences majors only)

Applications are accepted for fall semester, spring semester, and academic year study in a wide variety of disciplines. To apply for the exchange, you must be pursuing a College degree and have been an IU for at least a year with a 3.0 GPA. Questions can be directed to


Academic Planning: Start planning ahead and consult with your Academic Advisor to ensure that you will continue to make degree progress while abroad.

Study Abroad 101: Learn more about study abroad at IU with this comprehensive online presentation from the IU Office of Overseas Study.

CAPS & SACS Services/Events

IUB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS,, call 812. 855.5711 to schedule an appointment. First two sessions in a given term are already covered by your student fees at no additional cost!


IUB Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS, the SACS team can be reached 24/7/365 at 812-855-8900. All SACS services, including counseling, are free.


Strategies To Manage Finals Stress

Read this article, then drop in at CAPS for FREE Mindfulness sessions (see below) or try FREE apps like Breathe2Relax and Calm!



April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  (awareness month color is teal)

Break the Silence, End the Violence.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted during college.
  • Among women who were sexually assaulted, 80-90% knew their perpetrator.
  • It is helpful to tell a survivor explicitly, “I believe you”. It’s often unhelpful to ask survivors why they made certain choices (e.g., “Why did you leave the party with him/her?”)


The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) at IU Health Center is sponsoring THE CLOSELINE PROJECT T-SHIRT DISPLAY. The Clothesline Project shines a light on the prevalence of sexual violence and honors victims and survivors. It gives power back to those who have experienced violence, educates our campus and breaks the silence surrounding sexual violence. It gives survivors a sense of support, knowing they are not alone in their experiences. Lastly, it encourages students, staff, faculty, and community members to engage in social justice activism.  T-shirts will be displayed April 24 & 25, 10am-3pm & April 26, 10am-12pm on the IU Health Center front lawn.


FREE “Let’s Talk Now” Consultations

“Let’s Talk Now” offers free and confidential informal conversations with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. Just walk-in for consultations at Eigenmann Hall, Hudson and Holland & LGBTQ+ Culture Center on these days and times:


FREE Workshop on Grief & Loss

April 1 & April 29, 2:00 – 3:00pm @ CAPS, 4th Floor, IU Health Center

Are you grieving the loss of a family member, a friend, a partner or anyone else whose death is affecting you?  Whether your loss was recent or years ago, this workshop will provide information on the unique challenges of grief, support through the grief process, opportunity to connect with others experiencing a similar loss & a space to work through the pain of grief.  For more info, call Kellen Fox, MS, LMHC at (812) 855-5711.


Free Mindfulness Sessions:

FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor! Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm.  Dr. Carolyn Lee will lead you through a Mindfulness exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!


FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):

Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC for FREE interactive discussions & activities to help you be more successful at IU! Go to or download the Zoom cloud meeting app & enter ID# 541-962-473.

Stress Management – April 3 @11:00am

Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you de-stress!

Time Management & Study Skills – April 10 @ 11:00am

Learn how to study smarter, not harder, and how to manage your time so you can still have fun!

Sleep – April 17 @ 11:00am

Log on and learn some helpful tips on getting better sleep!

Finals Prep – April 24 & May 1 @ 11:00am

Stressed out about finals? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!


FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):

Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower & immediately turn left – room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

  • Help Me Sleep – April 8, @ 4:00pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning, and balances your mood.  Dr. Chris Meno will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

  • Know Your Emotions Inside Out- April 22, @ 4:00pm

Do you ever wonder what your emotions might be trying to tell you?  This workshop with Enrique Silva, M.A. will encourage you to tune into your emotions using the lens of Disney & Pixar’s animated feature “Inside Out,” and find out how to start using emotions to guide values, decision making, and relationships.