Opportunity to Participate in an IRB-Approved Research Study (Deadline Extended!)

Opportunity to Participate in an IRB-Approved Research Study
When: Until May 1, 2021
Where: Anywhere!
Points: 2 pts. (+ Car Phone Holder!)
Contact: Hyekang Joo, hkjoo@umd.edu.

In the United States, one of the leading causes of fatal vehicle accidents is distraction. According to the report filed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016, 6.2 percent and 2.5 percent of the fatal crashes were found to be caused by distraction and fatigue, respectively. In order to reduce the rate of vehicle accidents, in this research, we examine the extent to which distracted driving can be measured from facial expressions and body activity. In order to achieve it, we plan to collect the data on distracted drivers by having people simulate the distracted actions behind the wheel in a parked car (engine off!). In this regard, we need your help in obtaining this data. We are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old and have some driving experience. The research contribution, which should last 30 to 45 minutes, can be made anywhere, including your personal home, and those who contribute will be given a universal car phone holder in compensation, on top of 2 points for your service to the community! If interested in participating in the study, please fill out this survey for evaluating your eligibility: https://go.umd.edu/SaveDriverProject.

ALD Career Conversations

When: Starting February 1st, 2021
Wherehttps://www.nationalald.org/fellowshipapp
Points: None
Contact: None
ALD is continuing the Career Conversation series to help take more of our members from first-year to career. As you know, ALD Career Conversations are based around academic majors and feature conversations about the path to a career in that field. This series highlights a different academic major weekly, culminating in a conversation with an ALD alum in that field.
This semester will highlight careers in: Communications, Economics, Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. And we are thrilled to be highlighting alum that work at top-level companies like Amazon, YouTube, and Amadeus Hospitality!
Recordings for the majors highlighted in Fall 2020 are available on the site as well: Business Administration & Management, Computer Information Systems/Supply Chain Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Speech Language Pathology, and Veterinary Sciences.
Conversations run weekly starting February 1. To view the schedule, as well as alumni bios, and to register, visit www.nationalald.org/career.

National ALD Leadership Summit

When: Saturday, April 17 from 12-4pm ET
Wherewww.nationalald.org/summit 

Attend the new, free Leadership Summit held by National ALD and open to all ALD members! This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to take on a leadership position within our chapter. They have two exciting, featured speakers lined up, one to get the day started with an empowering talk about harnessing one’s creativity, and they will close the day with a talk about balance, mental health, and wellness. In between will be student presentations, round tables, and an alumni panel. Those who attend will also receive free ALD swag! For more information and the link to register: www.nationalald.org/summit

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Exec Board Application

When: Due Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Wherehttps://forms.gle/wRgt4Qr262gGdvW68
Points: None
Contactmaryland.ald@gmail.com

Are you interested in being on the Exec Board of our honor society? We have plenty of positions opening up, as we anticipate the fresh start of next school year. Please fill out the form below to run for a Fall 2021-Spring 2022 year long position.
Due Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Link: https://forms.gle/wRgt4Qr262gGdvW68
If you have questions please email: maryland.ald@gmail.com

ALD Pen Pal Program

When: Ongoing, application due April 16th (application link: https://forms.gle/Jt9Z5P9LvqLHeix97

Where: Through texting or snail mail

Points: 1 pen pal = 1 Point (max. 2 points) Send pictures/secreenshots of first text messages/letter to Katie.

Contact: Katie Darakhshan, at katiedarakhshan@gmail.com 

Become a pen pal with a high school student to answer their questions about university, act as a friend, and help ease the transition between high school and college! This relationship can be as casual or structured as you both want to make it, but it’s a unique way to serve as a helpful resource during this time!

Interest Form for Honor Cords

Where: https://forms.gle/jVn3QYGvZ8c5kck1A
When: Due no later than April 30th at 11:59 pm
Contact: Your Co-Presidents Sindhu Murugan and Lauren Stuart (maryland.ald@gmail.com)


Congratulations to our graduating seniors! Please fill out the form above if you are interested in purchasing ALD and/or PES honor cords. As a reminder, the eligibility criteria are at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA by the end of the Fall 2020 semester and an average of 3 points per semester, excluding the semester you were inducted. More information about how to purchase cords will be provided if you meet these criteria. Please contact us at maryland.ald@gmail.com if you have any questions!

National ALD Leadership Summit

When: Saturday, April 17 from 12-4pm ET
Wherewww.nationalald.org/summit 

Attend the new, free Leadership Summit held by National ALD and open to all ALD members! This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to take on a leadership position within our chapter. They have two exciting, featured speakers lined up, one to get the day started with an empowering talk about harnessing one’s creativity, and they will close the day with a talk about balance, mental health, and wellness. In between will be student presentations, round tables, and an alumni panel. Those who attend will also receive free ALD swag! For more information and the link to register: www.nationalald.org/summit

Public Speaking for Career Advancement

When: Friday, April 9, 5 PM
Where: Zoom
Points: 1
Contactmaryland.ald.academicenrichment@gmail.com 

Professor Ira Koretsky is “The Chief Storyteller,” and an Enterprise Communications professor for the Business, Society, & Economy CP Scholars program. In this event, you will learn how to turn ordinary life experiences into powerful and engaging stories, effectively answer tough interview questions, and train your brain to think of stories as solutions to business problems!
Those who attend will also be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon gift card! RSVP here.