PRISM Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 29 – Join Us!

On Wednesday, April 29, PRISM will Celebrate Student Achievement, when all of our current students share their research accomplishments in a poster session from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Student Cafeteria, on the 2nd floor of John Jay’s New Building.

Everyone is welcome to attend the poster session.  Prospective PRISM students can get a preview of the research possibilities that await them.  Light refreshments will be served.

Email PRISM@jjay.cuny.edu to RSVP or to further inquire about this event or its additional sessions.

The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates

everhooddesign_webguru_logoThe Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an interactive, web-based tool intended to assist students in navigating the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience. It contains articles and advice from faculty members, graduate school admissions officers, and students. Topics range from how to chose and interact effectively with your advisor and your lab’s research team, to tips on writing your first paper.  WebGURU is a great place to complement your PRISM experience at John Jay.

The site includes sections dedicated to professional development outside of the lab,  a database of research funding, a guide to opportunities for summer research experiences, and advice on how to apply to professional schools.

This is a great tool to guide you on your path to your science career and an excellent resource for advice on how to prepare for research work. Take a look and come discuss your questions with us at PRISM. We can help you create a personal plan to achieve your professional goals and get you to your planned career!

Finals Week

keep-calm-and-ace-your-finals-52Good luck to all of our students during Finals Week. If you need a quiet place to study or are planning to organize a study group, try the PRISM office.  We are open 9:30-4:30 every day.  Feel free to stop by anytime or to contact Dr. Sanabria-Valentin to reserve time.

Here’s some good advice on how to prepare your study space and be more effective while studying.

 

Latina Researcher’s Network Conference: Apr 3rd to 5th

The Latina Researchers Conference brings scholars, researchers and aspiring investigators from across the U.S. to address the under-representation of diverse scholars in research activities and in academia. Participants include research scientists, academicians, higher education administrators, students and various members of professional organizations and research institutes.

All PRISM students are invited to attend. But if you can’t make the whole conference, PRISM is co-sponsoring a special session on April 4th specifically for women of color in science.

This session will have Latina speakers from the fields of neuroscience, cultural anthropology, and psychology talking about their journeys and the challenges they faced, and continue to face, both as women and as women of color. Following this session is a networking and PhD student poster session (with refreshments) which you are also invited to.
 
This panel session takes place April 4, from 4.30 to 6 pm at John Jay College. It is FREE for students of John Jay and CUNY community colleges. Students are also invited to attend the entire conference for free, but must register with us ASAP if they wish to do so.

We got a facelift!

As our program is expanding, so is our site!

In the last year, PRISM has begun to offer opportunities to students at partner CUNY community colleges, and in spring 2014 we’ve added Pre-Med and Pre-Professional counseling to the mix. It seemed only fitting that we revamp our website to reflect the great changes taking place.

The website has the same content as before — contacts, information on funding for students and mentors, etc. — but we also now offer an up-to-date calendar for tracking events, links to resources that you can use regularly, profiles on mentors, and so much more!

One of the most exciting additions to the site is our blog. Check frequently for short articles on topics from presenting at conferences (Want to know some great ways to tame the butterflies?), to writing the dreaded graduate school essay. We’ll also include interviews with professionals from all walks of science and math, as well as provide resources for alumni.

If you have any suggestions for articles, or even want to write one for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!