Please spread the word to alums in northern Virginia area to join the conversation on Tuesday 3 August 2021. Click on flier to enlarge.
Please register at the link available here, https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/cccnvc
Diversity Conversations with Virginia Tech’s Cultural and Community Centers, as well as the Director of the Northern Virginia Center and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Kenneth Wong
August 3, 2021
Virginia Tech Arlington Research Center
Welcoming all alumni for a networking social highlighting diversity. Join a conversation with the Directors of Virginia Tech’s Cultural and Community Centers, and updates from the Director of the Northern Virginia Center and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Kenneth Wong. Learn about upcoming diversity initiatives and ways to engage.
Please mark your calendars for our next General Body Meeting, being planned for 6 pm Thursday 25 March 2021. Click here for the registration link for the zoom meeting soon. The topic will be on professional development tips to address concerns about lining up good summer jobs and internships, or getting into graduate school. Our panel of e-board members will discuss leadership skills, documenting service and working for social change on your resume, networking and making connections, where to look find opportunities, an international perspective, and negotiating salaries and offers. Please plan to join us!
Please join us for an informal “happy hour” to get to know current MANRRS students and hopefully some alums as well! We will have some ice-breakers and opportunities to get to know each other. Please invite your friends to join us. Register at this link to get the Zoom info.
Please make sure to pre-register for this event here so you can get the zoom link. Let us know if you have particular questions that you want Dr. Parker to address. She will be introduced by 2020 VT alum Andrew Bartee, and joined by current VT MANRRS President Brooke Johnson in a conversation about dealing with discrimination in outdoor based STEM fields. Please spread the word!
Please join our collaborative event on Monday night with the Virginia Tech Wildlife Disease Association Student Chapter and Black in STEM to learn about responsible research practices in communities of color. Click on flier below to enlarge for info.
We are fortunate to have an opportunity to speak with a former regional director of the USFWS this month. Please register at https://bit.ly/3mBArUD to get the Zoom link to attend or to submit questions in advance. If you need help, please contact Dr. Carola Haas, cahaas(at) vt.edu for more information. Click on the image to enlarge. Please help us spread the word!
We’re working on getting fliers for publicity but wanted to give folks a heads up so you can mark your calendars! We’ll be collaborating with the Wildlife Disease Association of Virginia Tech on an event November 2nd at 7 pm.
On Thursday November 12th at 6 pm, we’ll be hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker. Dr. Mamie Parker is the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Prior to this position, she was the first African American to be appointed as FWS Regional Director of the 13 Northeastern states.
Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered at the regional cluster meeting! Hope everyone had a great time! Our meeting this week will be an opportunity to improve your presentation skills. Graduate advisor, Jasmine Scott, is an award-winning speaker and she will be sharing tips. Please note that we are in a different room than usual in Pamplin this week, Room 3001! (Click on image below to enlarge.)
Come learn about opportunities working on drinking water quality, as well as hearing more broadly about undergraduate research experiences. We will have a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Research who can let you know about funding sources, opportunities on and off campus, etc. Bring a classmate or friend!
(Image from https://www.appleridge.org/community/)
Our MANRRS chapter will be participating in an Apple Ridge Farm Service Trip as part of VT Engage on Saturday, October 12th. To participate, you must sign up through VT Engage on GobblerConnect. Once you are logged in to your VT account, go to Gobbler Connect, look for VT Engage, and search on events for the Apple Ridge Farm 12 October service trip. You’ll have to click through some earlier events, or just follow this link. Once you are on the page, click the Register Today button and fill out the info so you’ll be signed up and ensured of a spot on the bus. We look forward to seeing you there!
From VT Engage:
Join us for a Get on the Bus service trip with Apple Ridge Farm on SATURDAY, October 12th! Participants will be working in the Carver Community Garden in Roanoke. Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.
All Get on the Bus trips are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. Transportation will be provided by VT Engage from campus to the service site. We will depart campus at 8 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email upon registering; if the trip is full, that will be indicated at the top of the registration form. If you still wish to register, you will be placed on the waitlist and contacted within 48 hours of the trip to confirm whether or not there is room for you on the trip.