Spreading the Word: IDEAS at TGS’ Annual IGEN Tour

November 3-5, 2016, The Graduate School (TGS) at Northwestern hosted its annual Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN).  This fully-funded, two-day visit to the Northwestern campuses is aimed at rising juniors and seniors, from diverse backgrounds, interested in pursuing STEM education at the doctoral level.  Two groups, with a total of about 15 students explored the university, and spoke to first year NU students about their experiences applying and transitioning into graduate school.

IDEAS was represented at this year’s Introduction by graduate student and Trainee, Niharika Sravan, who spoke to students interested in applying to NU’s Physics and Astronomy department. She talked with them about data science’s interdisciplinary appeal, and also led a tour of the Dearborn Observatory.