Issue 35| September 26, 2018
Graduate Student Life Newsletter
The United States celebrates Latinx Heritage Month (or Hispanic Heritage Month) on September 15th- October 15th to acknowledge the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

For more information on the difference between Hispanic, Latino & Latinx, please see this video from the Huffington Post:
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Writing & Communications Center presents:
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Peirce 116
Office of Graduate Student Affairs presents:
Linked In Photographs
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Calder Room
Writing & Communications Center
Sustainability Seminar Series 
The Sustainability Seminar Series organized by the MS program in Sustainability Management is an effort to connect our students to professionals in the field of Sustainability. This is a weekly series sponsored by The Center for Environmental Systems. The seminars happen every Wednesday between 5:00 – 6:00 PM in Altorfer 501; refreshments are provided. They are also webcast live using Blackboard Collaborate. The next lecture is scheduled on Wednesday, September 26 th where Mark Nardolillo of BEM Systems, Inc. will talk on ‘Assessing Risk to the USAF’s Arctic Infrastructure due to Coastal Erosion’. We encourage students to join in person or via the webcast link in “Upcoming Events” on their MyStevens account or (Google Chrome doesn’t work; use IE or Firefox). For further information please visit: .
Image Searching and Citation
A research paper, presentation or poster looks better with nice graphics and photos. Luckily, the internet has a plethora of images to save and use. But beware: visual media carry copyright protections, sometimes specific instructions on use, and need to be cited. This workshop will introduce you to tools to find images on the Internet that are safe to use and how to cite them in your research.

Date: Monday, October 1st
Time: 4PM
Location: Library Room 204
SVC Speaker Series: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
The Stevens Venture Center Speaker Series presents, Mukesh Patel, a serial entrepreneur and advisor with experience in private equity, angel investments, innovation, business law and education.  He will present his talk titled, “Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.”   Pizza will be served. 

Date:  Wednesday, September 26th
Time:  3-4 PM
Location:  Fielding Room (3rd floor), Howe Center
Stevens Venture Center HealthTech Hackathon
The second annual Stevens Venture Center HealthTech Hackathon is a sprint-like design event in which participants with diverse perspectives — clinicians, students, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, engineers, programmers and healthcare professionals — form teams to collaborate on solutions to pressing problems in healthcare today.
This year's event takes place over an intense, fun-filled three-day weekend to ideate, iterate and innovate in order to develop novel solutions to a specific healthcare challenge. The HealthTech Hackathon culminates in a team pitch competition with cash awards given to the best prototype software or apps.   Apply to the 2018 HealthTech Hackathon   by  Friday, September 28 .

Date:  Friday, October 5th-Sunday, October 7th
Location:  Babbio Center
Sep 19
Thomas Abdallah
MTA NYC Transit
Sustainable Mass Transit

Sep 26
Marc Nardolillo
BEM Systems, Inc.
Assessing Risk to the USAF’s Arctic Infrastructure due to Coastal Erosion

Oct 3
Jamie Ewalt Gray
C. E. Bugdal, LLC
What Could/ Should Sustainability Mean to Scientists, Civil Servants, and Citizens: A Dialogue

Oct 10
George Hollerbach & Joseph Cleary
Geosyntec Consultants
Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives

Oct 17
Ingvild Soerensen
United Nations Global Impact
Business and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Oct 24
Leslie Hoffmann
Harmony Dispensary
Career Trail - Sustainability to Medical Marijuana

Oct 31
Pamela Clenance
Applications of Green Remediation at Superfund Sites

Nov 7
Cynthia Figge (virtual)
From Disclosure of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Metrics to Sustainability Performance: Building the Virtuous Loop

Nov 14
Adam Freedgood
Third Partners
What is sustainability consulting, really?

Nov 28
Michael Perna
Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses
Business Considerations for Investing in Renewable Energy

For more information on the presentations, visit the Sustainability Seminar Series webpage ( )

To view archived presentations, visit our YouTube channel, Schaefer School of Engineering & Science ( )
Winter Data Science Fellowship
Program:  The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply:  Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to  sign-up for a future session .
Locations:  In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote  online  session:
  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.
Dates:  All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01.
Data Science in 30 minutes:  Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming  free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast . Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More:  You can learn about our fellows at  The New York Times ,   LinkedIn Amazon Capital One , or  Palantir . To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our  blog . To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on  Venture Beat The Next Web , or  Harvard Business Review .
**Please note that Stevens Institute of Technology and OGSA do not endorse any individual vendors, products, or services. Any links and/or announcements are provided for the reader's convenience.**
Apartment in Jersey City
Apartment ready to move in ready. Newly renovated with stainless steel appliances. New bathrooms. Laundry is 2 blocks away in either direction. Lovely apartments. Citibike is 1 block away. Directly on Kennedy Boulevard opposite Leonard Gordon park, 15-20 minutes by car to your campus. Security cameras for added safety. Clean and vibrant neighborhood. For more information, please visit this link .
Apartment in Hoboken
Short-term, furnished apartment available in Hoboken from October 15 to December 15th. Fully furnished, about 600 square feet with wifi and all utilities included and is only $950.00 a month. 2 students maximum and just 1 month security. For more information, please contact Myron Usher at or 201-499-1050.
Roommates Needed
MFE 1st year student looking for roommates. The 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment is in Hudson 1000 with 2 minute walk from Stevens Institute of Technology and easy access to Manhattan
Newly decorated apt. River and Empire State Building view. Furnished. Sunny side-bedroom and spacious living room to share. Available now. Side bedroom is $1350. Living room $1175. Price negotiable. Nice and safe neighborhood. Elysian park right down the building.
For more information, please contact Haochen Liu:   or 646-240-1636

Tools & Resources for Apartment Hunting
If you have an apartment posting, please email
Scam Calls
Please be aware and cautious of  “scam calls.”  A scam call is a malicious call with the intention of illegally acquiring money or personal information from you. These calls seems to be targeting especially international students. The caller may pretend to be from a government agency such as DHS, USCIS, IRS or your home country embassy. If you are not familiar with these types of calls, it can be very alarming and scary to receive one. If you receive a call demanding personal information or payments, hang up immediately.
Remember, government officials will never threaten you or ask you for payment over the phone or in an email.
Please see more information on scam calls and how to report them at the announcements section of the ISSS website
NJ Transit Quik-Tik
Want to save money on your monthly transportation? Full-Time Stevens students can save 25% on the NJ Transit Monthly Pass. Buy your pass through  NJ Transit Quik-Tik  on your MyStevens account by following the steps in the example provided above.
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