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Department Representative: We need department representatives! Volunteer to become one! Email gsa@nmt.edu if you are interested. Current open positions can be found here.

Fall/Spring GSA Office hours:

The GSA officers will be available Mon through Friday from 1 to 2 pm in the Center for Graduate Studies (Room 284B). Come and see us for your paperwork and information.
Monday: Grants Officer (Brad Sion)
Tuesday: Information Officer (Stipo Sentic)
Wednesday: Appropriations Officer (Jastin Paul)
Thursday: Vice Executive Officer (Gareth Jones)
Friday: Executive Officer (Bryan Watson)

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program recruiting event

CHECH OUT THE FLYER: NGFP 2015 – New Mexico Tech Technical Flier. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program recruiting event is taking place at New Mexico Tech on Monday, September 29, 2014. Students in attendance will hear about the NNSA and fellowship opportunities from NGFP Program Manager Jenna Larson and PNNL COO for National Security Dr. Tammy Taylor.

For technical students interested in global nuclear security, nonproliferation, or radiological/nuclear technologies, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program offers an unmatched opportunity. Fellows in this highly specialized program prepare to become next-generation leaders in global nuclear security, while gaining unique experience working with both technology and policy implementers. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or  other NNSA site locations, helping shape the vision for future technologies  related to detection of nuclear materials and the security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. Fellows may work at U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories or visit them for project work, special training, and meetings, interacting with leading researchers in the field.  Fellows also receive specialized training and opportunities for career development and professional networking. Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance, who are accepted into, enrolled in, or will be graduating from a master’s or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Desirable academic specializations include nuclear physics/engineering, chemical engineering, radiation health physics, radiochemistry, chemical sciences, applied physics, and related fields. Some positions may also benefit from backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting.  A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable, and a foreign language is a plus.  Applications typically are accepted beginning in early August through October 20th. Fellowship terms begin the following summer. Visit http://ngfp.pnnl.gov to learn more and apply.

Thesis/dissertation submission changes to be happening soon

The Center for Graduate Studies is transitioning to an online thesis and dissertation submission process with a publisher devoted to this kind of publication. This means that students will not have to submit any printed version of their thesis/dissertation. However, the publisher will need a copyright permission forms for all the material that has been published in journal elsewhere (e.g. figures). For example, you have published a paper in journal XYZ and use one of the figures from the paper in your thesis/dissertation; you will have to get copyright to use that figure in your dissertation for publishing. It seems that hat is not such big issue. To get “permissions to reuse copyrighted material” you need to go the the publishers website and and find material related to ”rights and permissions”. If necessary create an account with the specific publisher and find and fill out the information for using a figure (or other materials) for your thesis/dissertation. Most faculty members and grad students are unaware of this so please spread the word.

Strategic Planning Information:

Informational website: http://www.nmt.edu/spc-home 

New Mexico Tech is currently drafting the vision statement (a statement of who we are or how we want to be seen as a university). A subcommittee should have a draft ready for discussion by the next meeting (1/29). There will be polls and community forums (dates yet to be determined) in which your input is crucial. Rough schedule (the final plan should be done by December 2014):
  • February: Mission Statement

  • March: Organizational Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)

  • April: Strategy Formulation

  • May: Performance Audit/Gap Analysis

  • June: Contingency Planning

  • July: Implementation Planning

  • August-October: Strategic Plan Development

  • October-November: Presentation of draft for comment and plan enhancement

Please contact Gabrielle Miller gmille00@nmt.edu for more information or with comments/suggestions on how to better represent/include the graduate community as the Strategic Planning process goes forward.

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

  • November 13, 2014
    Travel Grant Application Deadline
    Starts: November 13, 2014 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm
  • February 1, 2015
    Travel Grant Application Deadline
    Starts: February 1, 2015 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm
  • June 5, 2015
    Travel Grant Application Deadline
    Starts: June 5, 2015 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm
  • September 4, 2015
    Travel Grant Application Deadline
    Starts: September 4, 2015 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm
  • November 13, 2015
    Travel Grant Application Deadline
    Starts: November 13, 2015 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm

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