Monday, June 12, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has awarded eight assistantships to graduate students in the areas of writing, editing, community engagement, and marketing and community in the performing arts. These positions, part of a pilot project, provide doctoral students unique opportunities to participate in the college’s outreach, engagement, and writing missions in ways designed to diversify and transform graduate career preparation. The assistantships will take place during the 2023-2024 academic year.

One of the assistantships to the Iowa Sciences Academy (ISA) was renewed to Integrated Biology (iBio) Graduate Student, Briante Najev, for a second year. Najev, who specializes in ecology and evolution and is a graduate student in Maurine Neiman's lab in the Department of Biology, is especially excited about the writing experience this position will continue to provide. “I believe that this graduate assistantship will provide major benefits for my future. Creating seminars, editing scientific articles, and polishing my (and others’) professional development skills are powerful ways of internalizing and teaching a suite of important tools,” Najev says.  

The Department of Biology is the administrative home of the ISA program and is located in the Biology Building. The program is directed by Lori Adams, Associate Professor of Instruction.

Read more about the assistantships awarded by CLAS