Webinars 2018-2020

Check out the following webinars for valuable tips and advice on a variety of topics: navigating the graduate school application and decision process, domestic and international graduate school awards, career and research opportunities, joining the Goldwater Scholar Community, and more.

Note, GSC webinars are hosted by the Goldwater Scholarship Community


GSC webinar – National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Research Program (Sept 2020)

Gain insight into the NSG GRFP process, benefits, approaches to the application, writing the proposal, and more. A former Program Director of the NSF GRFP and four Goldwater Scholars who recently won the NSF GRFP present. Q&A follows. Panelists: Gisele Muller-Parker, Program Director NSF GRFP 2008-2018; Morgan Gibbs at UNC Chapel Hill, Chemistry (2017, Univ of Georgia); Tali Khain at Univ of Chicago, Physics (2018, Univ of Michigan); Mark De Los Santos at Columbia, Neurobiology and Behavior (2019, UT Dallas); Julia Driscoll at Univ of Chicago, Chemistry (2019, Univ of Pittsburgh).



GSC webinar – United Kingdom (UK) Fellowships (August 2020)

Five Goldwater Scholars/Honorable Mentions discuss the UK awards. Learn about their fields and research; timeline, applications for and benefits of the awards; educational and social opportunities in the UK and abroad; and the panelists’ paths after winning the awards. Q+A follows. Panelists: Naomi Mburu – 2018 Rhodes, Engineering Science (2016, Univ. of Maryland) Jacob Calvert – 2015 Marshall, Probability (2014, Univ of Illinois); Katie Gallagher – 2019 Marshall, Mathematics (2018, Notre Dame); Dillon Rinaura – 2019 Gates Cambridge, Chemistry (2018, Loyola Marymount Univ); Kritika Singh -2020 Rhodes/NIH Oxford-Cambridge, Bioengineering (2018, Northeastern Univ).



GSC webinar – Paths to Graduate Schools (June 2020)

Five Goldwater Scholars/Honorable Mentions talk about their paths that led them to graduate school and their current fields of study and research. They discuss what questions to ask when considering graduate programs, choosing advisors, finding a community in graduate school, and more. Q+A follows. Panelists: Julianne Rolf at Yale, Environmental Engineering (2015, UC Riverside); Louis DeRidder at Harvard-MIT, Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (2017, Johns Hopkins); Daniel Poston at Rockefeller Univ., MD-PhD, Virology (2015, Creighton); Ethan Dlugie at UC Berkeley, Math (2017, Northwestern); and Dev Dabke at Princeton, Applied Math (2018, Duke).



GSC webinar – Welcome to the Goldwater Scholar Community (GSC) (August 2020)

Learn about the creation of the GSC, its membership, activities (Goldwater Scholars/Honorable Mentions connecting with each other on SLACK–and much more!), how to get involved, next steps, and future leadership. Six panelists from the GSC Council present and answer questions: Daniele Moro – 2018, Boise State; Aaron Sandavol – 2018, Univ of Florida; Matthew Schoenbauer – 2018, Univ of Notre Dame; Linda Wiratan – 2018, Univ of Maryland, graduate student at Harvard; Zoheb Hirani – 2018, Trinity Univ, graduate student at Northwestern; and Mariah Dicksen – 2019, Western Illinois Univ.



Research Opportunities at the Department of Defense (Nov 2019)

Hosted by Louie Lopez, Director, DoD STEM and Tylar Temple, Program Manager, SMART (Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation). Learn about DoD scholarships, internships, and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and the benefits of these programs. Three SMART Fellows discuss their backgrounds, fields and research areas, career paths, and the application process. Q+A follows. Panelists: Dr. Alfred Yu, U.S. Army Research Lab; Dr. Christopher Duran, Missile Defense Agency; and Dr. Oliver Nina, Air Force Research Lab.



GSC webinar – Applying and Succeeding in Graduate School (Sept. 2019)

Five Goldwater Scholars/Honorable Mentions discuss graduate school applications and fellowships, and life in graduate school. Q&A follows. Panelists: Emily Crabb at MIT, Physics (2014, Univ of Pittsburgh); Dev Dabke at Princeton, Mathematics (2017, Duke); Naomi Mburu at Oxford, Engineering Science (2016, Univ. of Maryland–Baltimore); Lindsay Redman at Vanderbilt, Biochemistry (2013, New Mexico State Univ); and Gregory Zaborski at Stanford, Materials Science and Engineering (2018, UC Berkeley).



GSC webinar –United Kingdom (UK) Fellowships (June 2019)

Five Goldwater Scholars/Honorable Mentions discuss the UK awards. Learn about their fields and research; timeline, and applications for and benefits of the awards; educational and social opportunities in the UK and abroad; and the panelists’ paths after winning the awards. Q+A follows. Panelists: Bailey Weatherbee – 2019 Gates Cambridge, Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (2018, Univ. of Delaware); John Lu – 2018 Marshall, Health Policy, Biochemistry (2017, Duke); Connor Richards – 2016 Gates Cambridge, Physics, Mathematics (2014, UC Riverside); Jacob Calvert – 2015 Marshall, Physics, Mathematics (2014, Univ of Illinois); and Kirk Smith – 2017 Rhodes, Electrical and Chemical Engineering (2016, Univ. of Tulsa).



GSC webinar – Alternative Career Paths (April 2019)

Five Goldwater Scholars who pursued non-academic research careers discuss their career paths. Gain valuable insight into navigating your career and applying your STEM expertise in the private, public, and industrial sectors. Q+A follows. Panelists: Dr. Allison Bishop, 2005, Mathematics, Computer Science; Dr. Paul Johns, 2006, Physical Chemistry; Dr. Susannah Leahy, 2007, Marine Biology; Dr. Matt Reichl, 2010, Physics; Dr. Thomas Markovich, 2011, Chemical Physics.



Goldwater Graduate School Webinar 2 (Nov. 2018)

Six Goldwater Scholars discuss graduate school applications and fellowships, GREs, mentors, choosing graduate programs, switching fields, life in graduate school (domestic and abroad), and more. Q&A follows. Panelists: Emily Crabb at MIT, Computational Physics/Materials Science (2014, Univ of Pittsburgh); Kara Fong at UC Berkeley, Chemical and Molecular Engineering (2014, Stanford); Tyler Heist at Princeton, Computational Biology (2014, Univ of Richmond); Ryan Limbocker at University of Cambridge, Chemistry (2014 Univ of Kansas); Sarah Rehn at Rice University, Chemistry (2014 Boise State Univ); and Jonathon Sens at Mayo Clinic, Neuroscience (2015, Univ of Dayton).



Goldwater Graduate School Webinar 1 (Nov. 2018)

Six Goldwater Scholars discuss graduate school applications and fellowships, changing fields, life in graduate school, and more. Q&A follows. Panelists: Alex Carney at UC Berkeley, Mathematics (2011, Univ of Michigan); Melissa Jay at Univ of Iowa, Biostatistics (2015, Colorado College); Rachel Nydegger Rozum at Pennsylvania State Univ, Ecology (2014, Utah State Univ); Julianne Rolf at Yale, Environmental Engineering (2015, UC Riverside); Jordan Rozum at Pennsylvania State Univ, Physics (2013, Utah State Univ); and Justin Strickland, Univ of Kentucky, Neuroscience (2013, Davidson College).