ElevatED Stem Pre-Teaching Society

ElevatED

> 69% of high school graduates are not ready for college-level science and 54% for math

> The U.S. is ranked 23rd in science and 31st in math on international exams

> Females and minorities are under-represented in STEM fields

To turn this situation around, the U.S. needs to ensure that we have a high-impact teacher in every classroom. That is why we are forming a national STEM Pre-Teaching Society and seeking USC students who want to found their campus’ chapter.

To learn more about founding the pre-teaching society, RSVP for our info session on March 25 (6-7pm GFS112) and/or read this overview document which covers:

* Why a STEM pre-teaching society

* The mission and purpose of the group

* The resources & support provided to chapter founders

If you have any questions or would like to request more information, you can use this form or email founding president Manny Soriano directly (mssorian@usc.edu)

As a founder of the ElevatED Pre-Teaching Society at USC, you will not only leave a legacy on campus, but also encourage the next generation of math/science teachers. We will organize seminars and internships in teaching. We plan to host a STEM enrichment after-school program for middle schoolers over spring break and we will organize a STEM enrichment day at Columbia during spring semester.

Just like a pre-law or pre-med society serves as a community of students interested in those professions and supports them to explore the profession, ElevatED enables students to explore the teaching profession to determine how they can be involved in improving STEM education and ending educational inequity.

Students at Stanford, NYU, and Columbia are forming like-minded student groups, and ElevatED is spreading to the top 100 universities.

Questions?

Email Manny Soriano (mssorian@usc.edu)

CET Undergraduate Fellow Deadline: March 27th

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2015-2016 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

As a branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. This year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research, Student-Led Seminars, Now You Know: How to Get Research, Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC, Developing You, the Student, and a workshop on study skills. We were also honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year. Our efforts, collaborations, and interactions with faculty have made a positive impact on the USC campus and continue to do so.

In addition to being provided with mentorship, support and resources to help put your ideas into action, new UFs will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with university faculty and staff, the first of which will be an exclusive welcome mixer to honor our newly accepted fellows.

To apply, please download the application at http://cet.usc.edu/undergraduates and submit via email to cet.ufs@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Tuesday, March 31st. We look forward to learning more about you!

CET Presents: The Dynamic Diploma

Worried about how your academic pursuits will manifest into a career? Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching’s Undergraduate Fellows on Wednesday, March 11th at 4 PM in WPH 206 for “The Dynamic Diploma: What Can You Do With Yours?” We will be discussing an array of majors, what typical career paths are with a degree in certain disciplines, and how you look beyond the common scope. We will have a panel of USC seniors and alumni who will speak about their academic pursuits in college, and where they have gone or are planning to go after graduating. Students in the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions in a “fireside chat” manner, and may approach the panel afterwards for further advice. We hope to see you out there! Free pizza and beverages will be served.

CET Spring 2015 Recruitment

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2015-2016 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

As a branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. This year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research, Student-Led Seminars, Now You Know: How to Get Research, Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC, Developing You, the Student, and a workshop on study skills. We were also honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year. Our efforts, collaborations, and interactions with faculty have made a positive impact on the USC campus and continue to do so.

In addition to being provided with mentorship, support and resources to help put your ideas into action, new UFs will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with university faculty and staff, the first of which will be an exclusive welcome mixer to honor our newly accepted fellows.

To apply, please download the application at http://cet.usc.edu/undergraduates and submit via email to cet.ufs@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Tuesday, March 31st. We look forward to learning more about you!

Inter-Service Council E-Board Advertisement

We would like to alert all Dornsife students that this semester the Inter-Service Council is reassembling to motivate, coordinate, and support any on-going or future efforts to better lives in our local and global communities! We believe students within your area would share a particular interest in our goals.

The Inter-Service Council was founded in 2011 with wide support from the university administration, student body, and fellow service organizations. Unfortunately when the ISC leadership graduated in 2013, nobody was left to continue the legacy and the collaborative effort ceased.

To prevent this from happening again, and in order to continue enhancing USC’s relationship with the Los Angeles community, we want to rebuild that foundation.

We are currently looking for students interested in:

  • Public Relations- both digitally and inter-personally spreading the word about ISC and our projects
  • External Relations- reaching out to other departments and organizations on campus with which we should collaborate
  • Web Design- Enhancing and updating our presence online
  • Programming- Drafting ideas for events/projects/activities and making them happen

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please email us at uscservicecouncil@gmail.com with a resume or personal bio, and we will respond promptly!

Have a good day, and fight on!

Inter-Service Council
University of Southern California

USC Red Cross Spring 2015 Blood Drive

USC Red Cross is holding our Spring 2015 Blood Drive from March 2 to March 6. We highly encourage students, faculty, and staff to come out and donate blood, especially in light of donation shortages due to the storms in the East Coast. Making an appointment is very simple and takes less than a minute; just follow this link and choose a date/time + add contact information so we can send you an appointment reminder! (http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=usc)

More information can be found on our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1556652271273573).

People who donate blood will be able to pick up free Yogurtland between 11AM and 5:15 PM on Friday the 6th.

EdMonth Kick-Off Panel

EdMonth Kick OffSparkED: EdMonth Kick-Off Panel
March 2 | 7:30 PM | Board Auditorium
Come kick off USC EdMonth with a riveting panel discussion featuring four incredible educational leaders and justice advocates from Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

Panelists will discuss their organizing work for educational justice, perspectives on current educational policy, and thoughts on how students can spark a movement.

Our special guest is Nadia Lopez, who was recently featured on Humans of New York and the Ellen DeGeneres Show for her amazing work which

consequently raised over a million dollars for the school and community of Brownsville, NY.

EdMonth also has a month full of events planned for March! We are a student-led program devoted to raising awareness and having a critical dialogue about the state of our education system. EdMonth is one of USC’s most celebrated annual programs, and is sponsored by USC Program Board and Undergraduate Student Government. Please also pass on our calendar of events below:

EdMonth Events

EdMonth 2015: Spark A Movement
March 2015
Join the movement for educational justice on campus! EdMonth is a student-led program devoted to raising awareness about the state of education in our country. We host a variety of events, from our signature kick-off panel to an outdoor arts festival, that strive to engage students in a critical dialogue about education and empower them to be educational justice advocates.