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Georgia Law Schools and Tech Pre-Law Exploration Fair:
Thursday, February 25
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Student Center, Piedmont Room
Free, walk-in event

Come by and meet with recruiters from Georgia's law schools, learn about opportunities on campus to explore the law, and gather information about LSAT preparation.

Click read more below for more information!

Study Abroad Trivia Night

Posted by Admin On 2/11/2016 0 comments
Think you know Tech? Think you know about your opportunities to study abroad at Tech? Show us! Please join OIE for an evening of Trivia, some popcorn, OIE Swag, and the chance to win a Tortuga Daypack. This event is in support of the #GT20kAWAY celebration. Did you know that if you’re the 20,000th student to study on a GT Exchange or Faculty Led Program, that you could win free airfare up to $2000? 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6-8pm in Tech Rec

Learn more: http://oie.gatech.edu/GT20kAWAY #GT20kAWAY

Contact: Ashlee Flinn, 404-894-7475 or ashlee.flinn@oie.gatech.edu

President's Undergraduate Research Awards fund student salaries to conduct undergraduate research with Georgia Tech faculty and offset travel expenses for undergraduates to present their research at professional conferences. Between two hundred and three hundred competitive awards are offered each year.

Salary Awards offer a $1,500 stipend to undergraduate students who are conducting research with a Georgia Tech faculty member or Georgia Tech Research Institute scientist. Both faculty members and students can initiate research projects, but the award proposal must be written by the student, and the student must apply by the established deadline for the semester in which the funds are requested. Funds are competitively awarded. Please read all rules, eligibility requirements, and application procedures below before applying.

Click here for more information

Ivan Allen Shadow Day is quickly approaching (Friday, February 12th) and student volunteers are still needed for the event! Volunteers only need an hour or more of free time on Friday and will be asked to give tours, mingle with students, or bring students to class. Shadow Day is such a rewarding experience and a great way to show prospective students around campus.

In celebration of Black History Month, the African American Student Union is holding a celebratory lecture addressing "The Criminal Justice System, #BlackLivesMatter, and College Student Activism Today".

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom

Featured Speaker:
Benjamin Lloyd Crump, Esquire

The popularity of the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter can be traced to 2012, when George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a verdict many viewed as an example of the country’s divisive social inequity. The impact of #BlackLivesMatter was felt again last fall, when institutions for higher education received public demands from their students aimed at addressing culture and climate on college campuses and renewing a conversation about the ways society is falling short in its pledge of “liberty and justice for all.”

Benjamin Crump, partner of Parks & Crump Law Firm and known for his cases with civil rights implications, was representing Martin’s family at the start of this national social movement. More recently, he has served as an advocate for the families of Michael Brown.

To view Mr. Crump's full bio, click HERE.

Training Rules Screening

Posted by Admin On 2/10/2016 0 comments
The Sports, Society and Technology Program will be screening Training Rules as part of their Sport in Film Series, on Monday February 22 at 7 pm in the Student Center Theater.

The film deals with homophobia in women's sport, but also has implications for discussions related to homophobia more broadly on US college campuses and in the broader culture. The film is free and open to the public. Following the documentary, they will have a "talk back" session for those interested in continuing the conversation.

Multiple Autisms by Jennifer S. Singh

Posted by Admin On 2/10/2016 0 comments
Jennifer S. Singh is assistant professor of sociology in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Her new book Multiple Autisms investigates the ever-expanding meanings of autism to those who study the disorder and to those who live with it. This is the first sustained analysis of the practices, politics, and meaning of autism genetics from a scientific, cultural, and social perspective.

To buy this book follow this link:

Call for WULR Submissions

Posted by Admin On 2/10/2016 0 comments
Attention undergraduate students! The Washington Undergraduate Law Review (WULR) is looking for submissions!

The WULR is an academic legal journal at the University of Washington that publishes law-related essays, research papers, and other written work by undergraduates. The law review is entirely run by undergraduates at the University of Washington.

Submission to the WULR is open to all majors. They value papers on a variety of legal topics, and students are encouraged to submit undergraduate theses or other academic papers. Papers will be selected for publication by the WULR’s executive editors based upon quality of writing, topic, research, and analysis. All submissions accepted for publication may be edited for length and clarity.

All submissions for the spring issue of the Washington Undergraduate Law Review are due by Friday, March 11th, 2016.
Please submit to wulr@uw.edu.

Please consult our website for more information about submission requirements: http://students.washington.edu/wulr.

Please direct any additional questions to wulr@uw.edu

Georgia Tech is known as one of the leading research universities in the country, with faculty from around the world conducting groundbreaking work in their fields. Through undergraduate research, many undergraduate students take advantage of the opportunity to work with these experts during their time at Tech.

If you are an undergraduate who is considering doing research at Tech, click here for some tips.

Social Enterprise Career Fair

Posted by Admin On 2/08/2016 0 comments
Social Enterprise Career Fair: Georgia Tech Enterprise to Empower:

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Klaus Atrium.  Schools systems will be present also!

Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) is an organization that connects Georgia Tech undergraduate students of all backgrounds to fulfilling employment opportunities at social businesses, non-profit organizations, NGOs, philanthropies, etc. that fuel positive social and environmental impact.

En2Em is distinguished with Gold Standing as Georgia Tech's undergraduate chapter of Net Impact, and is a member of the GT Green Alliance.

Archaeotek is offering summer field opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania). Here is what they are offering:

Our research looks at processes of crisis management - in terms of persistence, adaptation, creolisation, identity, spirituality, and funerary rites and rituals - in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier, in this case, Transylvania (Romania). We are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD to Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.


Please see the Global Internship Program's January newsletter with upcoming internship deadlines.

 January newsletter: http://goo.gl/TrvLPA

Website: https://oie.gatech.edu/content/gip

Information Sessions

How to find a global internship:
· Thursday, February 11, Savant Building, Room 308 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, February 23, Student Center, Room 332 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
· Thursday, March 3, Student Center, Room 332 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Interning in Germany: Tips on Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviews:
· Thursday, February 25, Student Center, Peachtree Room 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Graduating this term and looking for a teaching job? Graduating in the next year and want to network?

Sign up a mock interview! Talent recruiters from Cobb County Schools, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and KIPP: Metro Atlanta will be on campus conducting mock interviews and offering feedback and critique in real time.

Monday, February 23, 2016
Bill Moore Student Success Center
Specific room information provided to participants.
Meet with as many as the recruiters as you want.

Available time slots still exist for:
  • 12:15 – 12:35
  • 12:40 – 1:00
  • 1:05 – 1:25
  • 1:30 – 1:50
  • 1:50 – 2:10

The final application deadline for the 2016 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is February 24, 2015. 

The Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Foundation offers Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in three states: Georgia, New Jersey, and Indiana. The Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Georgia secondary schools.

Master of Science in Public Policy

Posted by Admin On 2/04/2016 0 comments
An M.S. in Public Policy provides you with skills and qualifications that can be adapted and applied to a wide variety of professions. View this flier to learn more!


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School of History and Sociology
Georgia Institute of Technology
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