The Columbia Neuroscience Society is holding its annual research fair soon which aims to connect research opportunities with motivated undergraduate students and provide researchers the opportunity to seek potential research assistants in a casual environment.
This is a great opportunity for undergraduates across disciplines to find labs or simply get a better sense of the research taking place on campus. The event will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 1-4 pm in the Lerner Room 555 on the Morningside Campus, and we hope that additional students will be able to join us in this event.
Also scheduled, is a workshop on Nov. 6th from 8-9 pm to help undergraduates navigate the research fair. This will include a Q&A with seasoned student researchers to give advice on how to make the most of the research fair (i.e finding a good fit, impressing recruiters, etc.).
Columbia Lab-to-Market (L2M) Student Venture Associate Program
Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV) is launching a new paid part-time internship program (max 10 hours per week) for Columbia and Barnard students (undergraduate and Masters), called the Columbia Lab-to-Market (L2M) Student Venture Associate program.
For context, the Columbia Lab-to-Market (L2M) Accelerator Network is a cross-disciplinary support system providing tactical and strategic guidance to the Columbia-affiliated technology and startup accelerators in Life Sciences (Biomedical Accelerator or BioMedX, Accelerating Cancer Therapeutics or ACT, the Translational Therapeutics Accelerator or TRx), Clean Energy (PowerBridgeNY), Media & Tech (NYC Media Lab Combine), Blockchain and Data Transparency (The Columbia | IBM Blockchain Accelerator), and Cybersecurity (CyberNYC), with more accelerators expected to be added in the near horizon. Collectively, the L2M accelerators have led to very impressive results that have grown significantly over recent years: over 700 applications received, 325+ teams run through educational bootcamps on product development and entrepreneurship, over 150 cash awards issued totaling more than $12M, 40+ commercial launches by accelerator teams, and over $120M in external follow-on funding raised by those teams.
The Student Venture Associates will also support other CTV startups, beyond those emerging from one of the accelerators. We are especially looking for self-motivated high-energy students with the ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively engage with a wide range of Columbia and external stakeholders, including VCs, startups, political leadership, and more.
Interested students should apply via this link. Applicants should include a resume as well as a cover letter, which should explain a) what excites them about this role and b) what makes them a strong candidate for this position. Questions about the role should be directed to email@example.com.
Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) - Women in STEM
Can you see yourself shaping and implementing public policy on the national level? Athena can help you get there. Each year, we send students to Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Seminars in Washington D.C. You’ll learn about different areas of public policy and get excellent networking opportunities. Apply to attend one of the below seminars here. Have questions? Email Erika Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN IN STEM POLICY (JANUARY 6-10, 2020)
WOMEN IN PUBLIC POLICY (JANUARY 13-17, 2020)
Application deadline: November 6, 2019 WOMEN INFLUENCING WASHINGTON (MARCH 16-20, 2020) Application deadline: November 6, 2019
Robogals New York City
Robogals New York City is a student-run organisation at Columbia University that aims to increase female participation in engineering, science and technology through fun and education initiatives targeting girls in primary and secondary school. Even now, female enrollment in science, engineering and technology courses remains startlingly low. Robogals New York City want to show girls that such courses can be fun, interesting and very fulfilling; and that all they have to do is try.
Using Parallax Boe Bots, Robogals carries out fun and enriching lessons and workshops for girls of all ages. Lessons are generally held over multiple sessions over the course of a semester, although we also hold one-time workshops where students visit Columbia. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
2020 Latitude Fellowship
The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm with more than $50 billion in investment capital, have announce the first of their 2020 fellowships for current sophomores: the Latitude Fellowship. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Latitude Fellowship website at http://www.deshawlatitudefellowship.com/. Applications will remain open until November 17, 2019.
The Latitude Fellowship is a unique educational program that gives participants insight into their firm and industry. Over three days in January at their New York City headquarters, fellows will participate in a content-driven curriculum of interactive case studies and seminars led by notable speakers and the firm’s own analysts. They’ll also spend time with senior leaders of the firm, discuss career paths in finance with recent hires and long-tenured employees, and develop relationships with students from schools around the country. Fellows will also receive a $1,500 stipend, accommodations, and travel to and from New York City to ensure an immersive experience at our firm.
Peer-to-Peer Learning Programs
The Barnard Dean of Studies (DOS) Office is seeking current Barnard students to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning program. DOS Peer Tutors are paid $16.50/hour, for anywhere between two and eight hours per week (depending on your availability and demand for tutors in your area), to meet individually or in small groups (no more than three students) with fellow students who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service.
Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, but other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.
Successful completion of the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) that you are applying to tutor in
Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required
Empathy, Patience, Clarity, and Kindness
Commitment to academic integrity
Good academic and disciplinary standing in the College
Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or second-semester First-Year status