Graduate Student Issues Committee Update (December 2019)

By Megan Welsh posted 12-20-2019 09:58



Delwin Carter, University of California Santa Barbara, and Maura O’Riordan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Happy Winter!

We hope your semesters are wrapping up nicely and you are getting a chance to spend time with family and friends. In the meantime, the GSIC has been continuing to work on some exciting initiatives that we think will pique your interest! 


As graduate students, many of us have internships on our minds. The GSIC coordinates the graduate student Internships & Fellowships resource page where we keep a current list of measurement related internship postings. If you would like one posted to our page, please let us know and we will add it. Feel free to peruse the page for some application details and internship ideas


Our Virtual Brown Bags have had a successful start! Robert Cook and Daniel Lewis presented about Embedded Standard Setting in October and André Rupp presented about the NCME ITEMS Portal in November. We will be back in January, so keep your eyes peeled for information on the next Virtual Brown Bag. If you are interested or have someone in mind that you would like to hear from, please let us know as we are actively looking for more great presenters. 


As we move towards the April conference, we’d like to remind you that NCME has decided to give graduate students who are members of an NCME committee a free ticket to the NCME Breakfast, Business Meeting, and Presidential Address in San Francisco. Additionally, workshops at this year’s conference will be half priced for all graduate students. We would like to thank the Board for making this happen and look forward to seeing you at these events! 


Finally, we would also like to tell you about an amazing session we will be hosting at the conference this year! We have coordinated an “Advice for Graduate Students” presentation with professionals in the measurement field. They will be giving advice on skills that are useful as we apply for jobs, as well as other advice they wish they had known when they were in graduate school. Be on the lookout for more information about this session and for more events at the conference! 


Please make sure to “Like” our NCME Graduate Students Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss anything! 


Maura O’Riordan ( and Delwin Carter (