Events

Hike-A-Thon Virtual Challenge

October 1 - November 1

The Hike-A-Thon is an annual celebration of hiking, nature, and exploring the great outdoors and has been hosted at Miami University Natural areas every fall for the past 12 years. To keep the tradition alive we'll host a virtual Hike-A-Thon challenge and expand from 1 day to 1 month and from 3 trails to include all local trails …

"Layered Experiences: Brand and Storytelling in Design"

October 26; 4 pm

Speaker Elizabeth Vereker is the Brand Director at Studio O+A, the San Francisco interiors firm responsible for groundbreaking office environments that changed the way we think about work. A natural storyteller, problem solver and lifelong student of design, Elizabeth is helping shape the field of environmental graphics. Her work for notable clients such as McDonald's, Uber, Yelp, and Adidas has helped drive cultures and transform workplaces. Book designer, environmental artist, mentor, troubleshooter, dot connector — Elizabeth moves fluidly through various roles and mediums …

"Virtual Internships - What Are They Really Like?"

October 26; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Students who have participated in virtual internships share their experience and offer advice. Open to all majors, all career clusters, and all years …

"Pandemics in Historical Perspective" (panel discussion)

October 26; 7 pm

From cholera to Spanish flu to coronavirus, global pandemics are the great forgotten sagas of history, reshaping society in their deadly wake. Join us for a lively online panel focusing on historical perspectives; the challenges of the current crisis; and building stronger, more resilient communities as we learn from these difficult times …

National Park Talks Series: Big Bend

October 28; 4:45 - 6:15 pm

Dr. Tammie L. Gerke, associate teaching professor in geology at Miami University, will share the geology and other interesting information about each national park. Get your questions answered and participate in a lively discussion on these national treasures …

U.S. Department of Energy Internship Virtual Career Fair

October 29; 11 am - 3 pm

Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate looking for an internship opportunity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? Join us for the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Virtual Career Fair and discover opportunities to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program at several participating labs/facilities. You can interact with recruiters, scientists, and researchers; explore information about each laboratory; and learn about the SULI and CCI experiences …

GLG/GEO/IES Alumni Networking Event

November 9; 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Join the Department of Geology & Environmental Science, the Department of Geography, the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability, and the Center for Career Exploration & Success for an alumni networking event to learn from and engage with 9 Miami alumni from these industry areas through a virtual panel and virtual breakout sessions …

Fernald Preserve Presentation

November 10; 4 pm

Come to this virtual presentation to learn about Fernald Preserve, a 1,050-acre former uranium processing site that is now a preserve of wetlands, forests, and savannas located just 25 mintues from Oxford. Included in the presentation in wildlife camera footage of a family of bobcat that now inhabit the preserve…

"Disciplinary Approaches to Research" (faculty & student panel)

November 10; 4 - 5 pm

Curious about the research being conducted in your major? This panel series will explore research questions and approaches across disciplines from both the faculty and student perspective. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about ongoing research …

"The Benefits of Trees"

November 18; 12 - 1 pm

The presentation will discuss the benefits of Hamilton's urban forest, which is a valuable resource that provides economic, environmental and social benefits. Quality of life in cities is enhanced when we have a canopy of trees shading our homes and streets, mitigating stormwater effects, providing energy savings and improving property values …

STEM, Policy, and Technical Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

November 18; 2 -3 pm

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation's scientific workforce …

National Park Talks Series: White Sands

November 18; 4:45 - 6:15 pm

Dr. Tammie L. Gerke, associate teaching professor in geology at Miami University, will share the geology and other interesting information about each national park. Get your questions answered and participate in a lively discussion on these national treasures …

Fall Classes End

November 20