Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program

This fellowship program encourages students to seek advanced education in technical areas related to nuclear forensics and provides incentives for universities to invest in and further develop radiochemistry NTNFlogo_smand other nuclear forensics-related academic programs.  The Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGFP) gives highly motivated students an exceptional opportunity to apply their knowledge to enhance U.S. national security.  As a key component of the broader National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program, the NFGFP enables fellows to gain unique, hands-on experience through laboratory practicums and close interaction with technical and policy experts throughout the nuclear forensics community.

Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, the life sciences, or engineering are eligible to apply for the NFGFP. Graduate students in these technical disciplines who will have at least two full years of graduate work remaining at the beginning of September 2015 are also eligible. Applicants must be pursuing or planning to pursue doctoral studies in specialties directly relevant to technical nuclear forensics. These specialties include but are not limited to radiochemistry, geochemistry, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, materials science, and analytical chemistry.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

For more information, follow this link.

2014 Graduate & Professional School Fair @ John Jay

The John Jay Career Center, The Pre-Law Institute, and the Pre-Health Careers Advisement Center invite all John Jay students and alumni to attend John Jay’s Graduate & Professional Fair. This year, over 35 graduate programs and 10 medicine/health programs will be attending. Of the graduate programs, over twenty have masters or Ph.D. programs in sciences, from Chemistry to Anthropology and Criminal Justice. For a breakdown of all the graduate programs and the disciplines in science they represent, follow this link (excel file): Graduate Programs. You will find there a list of all the schools, their programs in science or in health, and links to their programs descriptions.

Why should you attend? You can learn about what these programs look for in their candidates and also there is a chance to win a Kaplan GRE or MCAT course. Also, many schools will be offering fee waivers for their applications. Throughout the fair, there will be a program of scheduled talks from various representatives on topics of interest for applicants to grad/law/med schools. For a full program of those talks, follow this link (word doc): Schedule of talks during the Grad Fair.

The fair will take place Wednesday October 15, 2014 in the Gym (4th floor Harren Hall) from 1-4pm.

Tips for Attending the Grad School Fair:

  1. Research the schools and programs (use the link above) represented ahead of time.
  2. Rank the schools according to your preference. Visit the schools you are most interested in first.
  3. Prepare questions to ask representatives ahead of time.
  4. Prepare answers for questions representatives might ask you, i.e. Why do you want to attend grad/med/law school? When will you be applying? What would you like to do with this degree?
  5. Dress professionally. Remember, you want to make a good first impression.
  6. Give yourself plenty of time. Arrive early and, if you can, attend the session “How to make the most of the Grad School Fair” at 12:30 in the Gym (Racquetball court).

Scholarship for Future Mathematicians, Scientists, and Engineers!

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Each year the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, and engineering scholarships of up to $7,500.  The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2015 for use during the 2015–2016 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors or college seniors in the 2015–2016 academic year—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The scholarships cover college-related expenses, such as:

  • Undergraduate tuition
  • University fees
  • Books
  • Room and Board

The deadline to apply is November 03, 2014.  If interested, contact The Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities or Elizabeth Cayton Broccoli, John Jay College Pre Law Coordinator.

 

Join JJC at the NYC People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014

On September 21st, hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens will gather north of Columbus Circle in NYC to take part in the People’s Climate March—what will soon be known as the largest march in support of global climate action. John Jay faculty and student contingents will meet at 11am on Sunday 9/21 in the atrium of the New Building, right inside the 59th street entrance. We will walk over to Columbus Circle as a group to join the march.

The People’s Climate March Lineup

In preparation for the 9/21 march, there will be two screenings of Disruption, a 1-hour film about climate change and the importance of marching. The film will screen on Wednesday 9/17, first during community hour in NB 1.108 and again from 5:30-6:50 in NB 1.85. The film is also streaming on-line: http://watchdisruption.com/

For more information about John Jay’s new program and minor in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, take a look at their brand-new website:  http://sustainabilityjjay.org/