News from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate
April 24th, 2013
1.) GPSS Spring Social
Thursday, April 25th, 7-10pm, HUB North Ballroom.
Join us for our annual Spring Social. This year’s theme is
“Create-Your-Own-Superhero” and costumes are encouraged. We will have a
photo booth, sumo wrestling, costume contest, caricature drawings, 50/50
cash raffle, corn hole, snacks, beer and wine. This event is free for UW
graduate and professional students and one guest. For more information
check out our website:
2.) Diversity Events:
The GPSS Diversity Committee will be hosting 2 more discussions about
diversity at the UW this quarter. These will both be brownbag lunches, and
are open to any students, faculty and staff that are working on diversity
efforts at the UW. This is a great opportunity to have a conversation about
diversity among the graduate school student body and share best practices.
For more information, please contact Kristen Hosey, GPSS Secretary (
And please take a moment to fill out the diversity survey, which will help
guide our discussions at the upcoming forums:
“Deepening the Conversation on Diversity Part I: Identifying different
understandings of Diversity”
THIS Friday, April 26th in the HUB room 340 from 12-1pm
Please come prepared to talk about the following questions:
1) How does your home department understand diversity?
2) How do different types of diversity help or hinder implementation of
diversity programs in the academy?
“Deepening the Conversation on Diversity Part II: Understanding the
Challenges of Diversity” Friday, May 17th in the HUB 340 from 12-1pm
Please come prepared to talk about:
1) What challenges does your program or department face, brings up, or
identify in implementing or supporting a program on diversity?
2) What challenges do you face as a graduate student in talking about
diversity in your program and department?
For more information about our Diversity Events, follow us on
3.) Science and Policy Summit
GPSS is also offering a series of professional opportunities for you to work
with expert communication tools to develop language and practice science
communication strategies while presenting your research (in any field). If
you are interested in presenting a DAWG TALK or signing up for the POSTER
SESSION email Kristen Hosey (gpsssec) NOW. Space is limited, but
there will be prizes for the best presentations, as well as light
refreshments and wine at both events. Bring your friends! Presentations
range from students in Law, English and Linguistics, to Earth and Space
Science, Genetics and the Built Environment! These events are open to all
graduate and professional students so join us!
DAWG Talks Competition
Tuesday, April 30th, 6-8pm, Burke Room
At this event presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their research
in a TED-style Talk format. Come and listen to your fellow students and
researchers talk about their research over light refreshments in the Burke
Museum. Vote on your favorite presenter over free wine and cookies!
Interested in presenting? Submit an abstract about your talk TODAY:
Want more information? You can find more info on our facebook page here:
3rd Annual GPSS Science Policy Summit: Fuel for the Future
Thursday, May 2nd, HUB Lyceum
Along with a poster session and competition with prizes awarded by FOSEP,
there will be three panels discussing: Working Towards a Cure For HIV
(12:30pm), Advances and Hurdles for Renewable Energy (2pm), DNA Base Pairs
to Baby Bedsides (4pm) You can find more information about the speakers
for each panel, and the event itself, on our facebook page here:
To sign up for this poster session, register TODAY
Can’t make either but want to learn about how to talk about your research?
Come to the
Science Communication Workshop
Tuesday, May 14th, 3:30-5pm, HUB 334
Develop your skills in the synthesis and communication of ideas, research,
and other complex subject matter at the GPSS Science Communication
Workshop. You don’t have to be a scientist to benefit from this FREE
WORKSHOP, where you will learn new ways of organizing and communicating
ideas to your peers, parents, grandparents, the media and policy makers.