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Scientista: Virtual Learning

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13th Annual NIH Career Symposium
This symposium went online and you can explore 30+ interviews with panelists in a variety of STEM related careers both in and beyond academia

Correcting the Archive: Historical Empathy and Inclusivity in the Social Studies Classroom Through the Lens of Woman Suffrage
A virtual conference on June 23 organized by the National Women’s History Museum.


Scientista Symposium: Women in Science

A few must reads…..

Read this inspiring interview with Corina Newsome, a master’s student at Georgia Southern University who studies seaside sparrows in coastal marshes. She and others organized #BlackBirdersWeek to highlight the stories of black people in the outdoors.

Mary J. Wilson, the first African American senior zookeeper, passed away at 83 due to complications from COVID-19. Mary will always be an inspiration for future generations. Read her obituary in The New York Times.

Did you know that last week was world ocean’s week? Annie Brett from Stanford published a commentary on oceanography and climate change.

And Katherine Sullivan, who is the first woman to walk in space, is now also the first woman to reach the deepest point of the ocean.

Natalie Uomini, a cognitive scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, published research on why corvids are so smart.

In these trying times, the world could use more researchers like Shi Zhengli, a virologist who researches SARS-like coronaviruses of bat origin. Read about her work here.

Free Online Air Source Heat Pump Technician Workshop

Heat and Cool Your Building with
Air Source Heat Pumps
An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for homes in New York City delivering one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel like combustion heating systems do. In recent years, air-source heat pump technology has advanced so that it now offers a legitimate space heating alternative in colder regions.

Like any HVAC system, maintenance is key, and ASHP annual maintenance offers a chance for you to grow your business while contributing to NY State’s carbon reduction goals.

At this 7-hour workshop, dive in to the best practices for ASHP maintenance with Nicolas Salcedo and learn about the skills need to work as an Air Source Heat Pump Technician.

The HeatSMART campaign, sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York Energy Research and Development Agency, provides information about heating and cooling options to homeowners, property managers, and contractors.

Free Air Source Heat Pump Operations & Maintenance
Technician Training for the Building Trades

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ECX 702

Sec C: Tues, 6/23, 6 – 9:30 pm, & Sat, 6/27, 9 am -12:30 pm Register

Sec D: Tues, 7/7, 6 – 9:30 pm, & Sat, 7/11, 9 am -12:30 pm Register

Free, 7 hours, space is limited

Presented by City Tech Continuing Education
A zoom video conference link will be sent to your email.

DBIA Free Webinar Series for Students

The Design-Build Institute of America knows how difficult the past few months have been on students eager to get design-build training, and ultimately internships and jobs, in the AEC industry. That’s why they’ve create a free webinar series just for you.

The future of America’s recovery depends on keeping future generations of design-builders engaged and trained to deliver Design-Build Done Right¬ģ projects in communities from coast to coast. The four-part free webinar series is designed to provide students a jump-start on their design-build experience taught by some of our industry’s leaders. The final session will be led by our distinguished College of Fellows and will focus on putting the principals you’ve learned to work in internships and jobs. Learn more at


Project Delivery Fundamentals
June 10
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

Understanding the differences in project delivery methods is the foundation of good project delivery. The delivery method establishes when parties become engaged; it influences the choices of contractual relationships; and it influences ownership and impact of changes and modification of project costs. It is important to choose a delivery method that best meets the unique needs of each project. This course introduces you to commonly used project delivery methods along with their pros and cons.
Instructor: S. Richard Benton, P.E., F.ASCE, DBIA, SR Benton & Associates.

Register: click here


DB 101: Diving into Design-Build
June 19
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

This webinar will help students understand design-build characteristics and the basics of Design-Build Done Right¬ģ, current design-build performance and market research data and what it takes to be a successful design-build team member.
Instructor: Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., DBIA, CCP, DRMP, Associate Professor, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS); Fellow, School of Building Construction and School of Civil & Environment Engineering, Georgia Tech.

Register: click here


Design-Build Teaming & Collaboration
June 25
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

Collaboration throughout a project’s life-cycle is vital to delivering successful design-build projects. From building strong design-build teams at the beginning to fostering open communication throughout, true collaboration between the design-build team and the owner requires a mental shift and commitment from all parties.
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Jackson, PhD, FDBIA, Chair, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Register: click here


Jobs/Internships During COVID-19: Support and Advice from Industry Leaders
DBIA’s College of Fellows Mentoring Committee
June 30
12:00-1:30pm (EDT)

The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for current students and recent graduates searching for AEC jobs and internships. This session is designed to help students leverage the education and training provided in the first three webinars to open the doors for future employment. DBIA’s¬†College of Fellows¬†are the nation’s leading design-build professionals, with decades of experience in a broad cross-section of disciplines and organizations. The Fellows’ Mentoring Committee will lead this webinar to help college and university students navigate the COVID-19 job market.

Register: click here

NYC DOB Summer Enrichment Program 2020

This summer, the NYC Department of Buildings will host its first virtual Summer Enrichment Program for undergraduate & graduate students interested in engineering (civil & mechanical), architecture, construction management, construction inspection, sustainability, and public safety. For those interested in careers in the construction industry, in the public or private realm, this program will provide a significant amount of context for your future career.

Across nine virtual seminars in July & August, held weekly through GoToMeeting software, our industry professionals (architects, engineers, sustainability experts, and construction inspectors) will educate you on issues such as construction safety engineering & enforcement, building code development & revision, architectural plan examination, disaster response, and sustainability & the energy code, among numerous other topics. At the conclusion of the program, students who virtually attend all nine seminars will receive a Certificate of Completion from the DOB that they can include on their resumes. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Additionally, students will receive advice on their resumes & cover letters from Human Resources professionals.

To apply for admission to this virtual program, please send your resume to Resumes are due by Friday, June 19th, by midnight. Accepted students will hear back regarding potential admission before the program begins on July 1st.

HACU Scholarship Applications are now OPEN

The HACU Scholarship Program 2020-2021 application is OPEN

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements.

Additional scholarship opportunities will be added in the spring 2020 semester as they become available.

In addition, all scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate financial need if required by scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA).
  2. Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.
  3. Students must currently attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made. Students transferring schools, the school must also be a HACU-member to be eligible to apply.  For the most up-to-date listing of HACU-member institutions, please click here.
  4. Scholarships are ONLY for enrolled college students. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at the time of applying.

Visit  to know more.

If you have any HACU scholarship program questions, send an e-mail to