GPSF News and Announcements: May 15 2017

This page, and the GPSF Newsletter, are published on the 1st and 15th of each month. To publish an announcement on the 1st, the announcement must be sent in by the 28th. To be published on the 15th, it must be sent in by the 12th. During the summer, the newsletter is published once a month on the 1st. Send announcements (no more than 100-150 words, please) to


Apply for Appointment to the 2017-2018 GPSF Cabinet! 

Interested in getting more involved at UNC? Want to gain some excellent resume/CV-building experience? Applications for the 2017-2018 GPSF Cabinet are open!Applications can be downloaded by clicking this link. You can also view the descriptions below to learn about the available positions and contact current Cabinet members with questions, although please note that the Cabinet positions have changed this year!

Submit your application as soon as possible to the GPSF Chief of Staff at to participate! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the current Chief of Staff, Toney Thompson, at the same e-mail address.

Apply to participate in university and community committees, 2017-2018!

Interested in getting more involved at UNC? Want to gain some excellent resume/CV-building experience? Apply to represent graduate and professional students on various university and community committees and task forces!Applications can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Submit your application as soon as possible to the GPSF Chief of External Relations & Advocacy Katie Stember at to participate.

Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life Funding

The Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life has a limited amount of funding to help support UNC-Chapel Hill students with LGBTQ-related research and/or internship activities this summer (2017). To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled (both spring and fall 2017), show evidence of the project/internship to be carried out in the summer, and be willing to participate in a fall event designed to showcase the summer experiences. Funds will be awarded in early June. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a one-page (maximum) statement with a brief biography and a detailed description of the research project or internship you are requesting funding for. Be sure to include an explanation of how your project/internship is LGBTQ-related.
Submit your application statement by email to Roger Kaplan at The application deadline is Friday, June 2.
Volunteer for GIRLS TALK MATH — Free Math Day Camp for High School Girls
The Mathematics Department and the Association for Women in Mathematics chapter at UNC are excited to announce the second Girls Talk Math camp running June 19-30 in Phillips Hall. The camp is for high school students (rising 9th-12th graders) identifying as girls in the Triangle area, who are interested in mathematics. Campers will research the lives and contributions of historical women in mathematics, work on related math problems, and create a blog and podcast series about what they learn.
We need your help to make this camp a success! There are many roles to be filled and different skill set to bring to the table. Not all roles require math knowledge and we welcome all. Volunteers can be any gender, but we will prioritize female volunteers for direct roles with campers. Please sign up here by May 17, 2017. For more information, visit or email at
Run for Science!
Registration is now open for the 2017 NC DNA Day 5K Run to support science education and outreach in North Carolina. Last year was our biggest race yet, and we’re hoping to grow even bigger this year for our 5th annual run (or walk!) on the beautiful UNC-CH campus. This year’s race is on May 20, 2017. All proceeds benefit science outreach and education in North Carolina. We hope you’ll sign up!
SciRENTriangle Outreach Event
The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) is an outreach and networking group that facilitates collaboration between K-12 educators and research scientists, including grad students, post-docs, and faculty. Registration is now open for the 4th annual SciREN Triangle and Educator Open House at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Thursday, September 21, 2017. There is also an optional Lesson Plan Workshop event on Saturday August 19, 2017 to provide instruction on how to effectively develop a lesson plan that adheres to NC science standards. This is an excellent way to conduct outreach and impact the community through an established, graduate student-led organization! Please contact Casey Berger at with any questions!


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