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Graduate Student Association www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/. Heather Ray Users Meeting June 2002. Graduate Representatives. One year terms All graduate students eligible to run Representatives elected by entire FNAL graduate student population

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Graduate student association www fnal gov orgs gsa

Graduate Student Associationwww.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

Heather Ray

Users Meeting

June 2002


Graduate representatives
Graduate Representatives

  • One year terms

  • All graduate students eligible to run

  • Representatives elected by entire FNAL graduate student population

  • Choose 5 highest vote receivers as next year’s representatives

  • This year:

    • Freya Blekman: D0

    • Nathan Goldschmidt: CDF

    • Mike Kirby: CDF

    • Heather Ray: CDF

    • Michel Sorel: BooNE (E898)

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What do we do
What do we do?

  • Work with lab/government on issues of concern to graduate students

  • Educate federal government on physical science issues

  • Organize educational and social events

  • Provide information for students/post docs who are new to the area

    • www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa : guide to life, archived classes and lectures, job links (thanks to FNAL office of public affairs and xenomedia)

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How is this accomplished
How is this Accomplished?

  • Given a budget each year

  • Other opportunities for funding (URA/lab)

  • Involvement in committees of UEC - ex: Inreach, Outreach, Quality of Life

  • Participate in annual UEC trip to Washington, DC

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What we ve done this year
What we’ve done this year

  • Lab Issues : Quality of Life Survey

  • Educational : Linear Collider Series

  • Government :

    • Trip to Washington, DC

    • Work to develop better visa for scientists

  • General :

    • New Perspectives (7th year)

    • Outreach program in collaboration with Lederman center

    • Your Career, Your Future!

  • Social : parties and get-togethers

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Linear collider lecture series
Linear Collider Lecture Series

  • Covered experimental as well as theoretical issues

  • Talks all archived on GSA web page

  • Invited speakers

    • M. Peskin

    • Y. Cho

    • D. Gerdes

    • T. Raubenheimer

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Quality of life survey
Quality of Life Survey

  • Concerns of FNAL graduate students

    • Health Care Health Care Health Care!

    • Taxi service/transportation around site

    • Ethernet connections to village/dorms

    • Walking path between Eola/Batavia Roads and D0

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Quality of life survey1
Quality of Life Survey

  • Results

    • Health care listing to be provided to housing office/linked to GSA web page, ongoing work with FNAL for better coverage for visiting students and post-docs

    • Taxi service/pick up service proposal presented to lab

    • Housing office installing more computers/wireless in dorms

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Visa survey results
Visa Survey Results

  • Students from foreign institutions usually here on J1 visa

  • Problems in some cases for continuing Post-Docs at non-US institutions who work at FNAL

  • Ongoing collaboration with UEC/FNAL to develop new visa for scientists

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New perspectives
New Perspectives

  • Tomorrow @ 4:30 in WH Atrium: poster contest, UEC reception, prizes awarded for posters

  • Wednesday and Thursday @ 9:30 in 1 West: talks by students and invited guests

  • Thursday @ 7 : party in the barn

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