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  1. Graduate Student Associationwww.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/ Heather Ray Users Meeting June 2002

  2. 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) www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  3. 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) www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  4. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  5. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  6. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  7. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  8. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  9. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/

  10. 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 www.fnal.gov/orgs/gsa/