Sessions For: Rackham Graduate School

9 sessions available from January 8, 2019 to January 8, 2019
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm (check-in & walk-in registration begins at 8:00am)Location: Michigan League (911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

CRLT’s GSI Teaching Orientation is designed to help new GSIs prepare for their initial teaching experiences. It also has proven to be a valuable event for experienced GSIs and for graduate students who anticipate teaching in the future.

You should check with the individual(s) who oversee GSI appointments in the department in which you will be teaching to find out whether attendance at GSITO is required for your GSI appointment. All new Engineering GSIs must attend a teaching orientation.
Despite severe weather, GSITO will go on as planned unless the University closes. Please consider dressing in layers as the Michigan League rooms vary in temperature.
1 session on January 23, 2019

THIS IS A TEST EVENT. Come listen to your fellow Rackham students share their thoughts on the theme of “The Fierce Urgency of Now” in the form of 5 TED-style presentations. The talks start promptly at 5:30 p.m. with a reception following at 6:30 p.m. THIS IS A TEST EVENT.


Dominic J. Bednar
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Degree Program: Ph.D. Student in Natural Resources and Environment
Blackout: America's Hidden Energy Crisis
1.1 billion people or 14% of the world’s population have no access to electricity and more than 2.8 billion or 38% of the world’s population lack access to clean cooking. During this talk I will share how and why “energy justice” matters.

Garima Malhotra
Hometown: Delhi, India

Degree Program: Ph.D. Student in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Skirts & STEM
The representation of women in the tech industry has remained constant over the last 20 years at 23%. And because the jobs in STEM are the highest paying jobs today, with a huge potential to make a difference to the world, it becomes extremely important to involve women in the STEM fields to really obtain gender equality. My talk will discuss how these challenges can (and will) be overcome.

Gautam Nagaraj
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Degree Program: Master’s Student in Aerospace Engineering
How to Save the World: A 3 Step Plan
In this talk I will analyze the history and development of societal issues and show you a simple model to break them down into component parts and use in handling issues more easily.

Melvin P. Washington II
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Degree Program: Master’s Student in Public Policy
Same Sheep, Different Day: Towards a More Transformative Policy Framework for Strengthening America's Black Communities
My talk seeks to get attendees to reimagine and expand their current goals, while questioning the tacit acceptance of oppressive notions of “progress.”

Jana WilbrichtHometown: Heinsberg, Germany
Degree Program: Ph.D. Student in Communication Studies

Information, Health, and Social Justice — The Example of Rural U.S. Indigenous Communities
Indigenous communities experience some of the most severe health disparities out of any ethnic/racial groups in the U.S. During my talk I will discuss the lessons I learned from Yup’ik and Hopi communities about the connections between access to information, media regulation, and health outcomes.