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Reminder: Reingold Prize May 18, 2009

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Only two weeks to enter a paper in the History of Science Society’s
Nathan Reingold Prize for an original graduate student essay on the
history of science and its cultural influences.

The deadline for submission is 1 June 2009.

For a complete description of the Reingold prize including eligibility
requirements and technical specifications (both very important) for
the paper, go to:

http://www.hssonline.org/about/society_reingold.html.

You can send your submission to matt@hssonline.org or to the HSS’s
main office address info@hssonline.org. Just be sure to make the
subject “Reingold Submission” or something similarly clear and include
proof of your student status. The latter can be mailed, faxed, or
emailed under separate cover.

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Annual Report 2009 Excerpts May 11, 2009

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The Graduate and Early Career Caucus (GECC) works on several items that relate to the HSS annual meeting. The GECC coordinated several events for the 2008 annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. These included a session titled “From Dissertation to Book: A Roundtable on First-Time Scholarly Book Publication.” This session was extremely well attended (over 50 members) and editors from three major presses shared their insights on publication with graduate students and early career scholars. We hosted a roommate finder tool on our blog and disseminated news of the HSS “free rooms” for graduate students attending the 2008 meeting. We coordinated with senior scholars to roll out an initial mentorship program at the annual meeting, which included coordinating mentor- volunteers with mentees and setting up initial guidelines for the program. Our officer in charge of the mentorship program, Taika Dahlbom, ran a survey of the participants in last year’s initial program and is developing the protocol for future mentorship programs to run at annual meetings. According to feedback from our members, a mentoring mixer or other social hour may help facilitate mentor/mentee interaction. Taika has written an introduction to the mentorship program, which can be found here: https://hssgecc.wordpress.com/mentorship-program/. We also coordinated a social outing (billed as a happy hour event) for our members at a historic brewpub in a Pittsburgh church. Finally, we held our annual meeting with members in which several issues were discussed, including travel grant funding, social events at the meeting, and future goals for the caucus. New officers were also elected during this meeting.

 

HSS Reingold Prize May 11, 2009

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Every year the History of Science Society solicits nominations for the
Nathan Reingold Prize for an original graduate student essay on the history
of science and its cultural influences. The paper can be part of a thesis, a
dissertation chapter, a seminar paper, or some other bit of research of
which you are proud.

The deadline for submission is 1 June 2009 so you still have time to ask
an advisor or faculty member to read it over for edits, corrections and
suggestions. We prefer electronic submissions. For a complete description of
the Reingold Prize, including eligibility requirements, technical
specifications for the paper, and a list of past winners, go to
http://www.hssonline.org/about/society_reingold.html.

You can send your submission to me at the address below or to the HSS’ main
office address infomanager@hssonline.org. Just be
sure to make the subject “Reingold Submission” or something similarly clear
and include proof of your student status. The latter can be mailed, faxed,
or emailed under separate cover, but clearly labeled.

Students do not have to be current members to apply.