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

Opportunity to Participate in an IRB-Approved Research Study
When: Ongoing as of Fall 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://forms.gle/GtyLo3Y81fbc6nLw7.

“Resume Dos and Don’ts” with Graduate Student Jeffrey Cho

When: Thursday, 10/7/21, 2021 at 5pm

Where: TBD

Points: 1

Contact: Your VP of Academic Enrichment, Laurel Dietrick (maryland.ald.academicenrichment@gmail.com

Jeffrey Cho is a graduate student who works directly with the Career Center at UMD. He has graciously agreed to talk to members about resumes and cover letters, but wants to know what you’d be most interested in hearing about! Please fill out this short google form so we can better prepare the event for early October! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp-oUFQZ4Pwhj5QUedh6ft-Cmc6q6n9WVNavThwCAPzDyffg/viewform

UMD Wellness Workshops

Where:http://counseling.umd.edu/workshops/ for information about Zoom Links
When: Mondays-Thursdays from 4-5pm throughout the semester
Points: None
Contact:aasarch@umd.edu The Counseling Center invites you to check out our Wellness Workshops! These virtual drop-in workshops occur Mondays-Thursdays from 4-5pm throughout the semester. With 16 different topics to choose from, there is something for everyone!
The workshops are super accessible- no prior contact with the Counseling Center is needed to join. Just make sure you arrive within the first 15 minutes, as the workshop will close after that. Visit counseling.umd.edu/workshops/ for details about each workshop and the Zoom links.

“Successful Study Skills” with the Counseling Center

When: Tuesday, 9/28/21 from 4-5pm

Where: (RSVP to get the zoom link) https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqduCupjwoGNe5d5bysbSQOctCuiS6aufi

Points: 1

Contact: Your VP of Academic Enrichment, Laurel Dietrick (maryland.ald.academicenrichment@gmail.com

Do you feel like you have less study time since we went back in-person for classes? Is it about time to start studying for your first midterms? Join ALD and the Counseling Center for a wellness workshop on “Successful Study Skills.” *When you attend the event, please add “ALD” to the end of your zoom name to get your attendance points.*

Pause for Paws!

When: Tuesday, 9/28/21 from 12-1pm

Where: Pyon Su Room in Stamp Student Union

Points: 1 point (1-hour activity)

Contact: Hannah Merrifield (hannahmerrifield1@gmail.com

Take a pause and come make toys for pets at an animal shelter! The Humane Society of Harford County is home to a multitude of pets, including animals ranging from chickens to dogs and even pigs! Come out to Pyon Su Room on September 28th from 12pm-1pm and help make toys for the animals! We will be making a variety of toys like tug-of-war ropes for dogs and teasing wands for cats. This is a super fun way to get a point for ALD and also brighten the lives of our furry friends at the shelter! 

Volunteer with UMD Arboretum & Botanical Garden

When: Saturday, 9/25/21 from 9-11am
Where: TBD (will be somewhere on campus)

Points: 2 pts (2 hour activity)
Contact: Your Volunteerism Committee Member, Megan Chang (mchang16@umd.edu

Join ALD members to help cultivate our living campus! Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, pruning, and mulching. All are welcome to join! Tools and gloves are provided and volunteers should wear close-toed shoes. All volunteers are required to follow the 4Maryland guidelines regarding COVID-19.

2021-2022 Committee Applications Now Open!

When: Due Friday, 9/24/21 at 11:59 pm
Contact: Your Co-Presidents, Jyotsna Jayaram and Vicky Mei (maryland.ald@gmail.com)

Apply to serve on one of ALD’s three committees for the 2021-2022 academic year! This is a great leadership opportunity to help run our chapter, and the next step towards taking on a position in the executive board. We are looking for passionate and dedicated members who are interested in improving ALD. Feel free to email us with any questions!

ALD Career Conversations

When: Starting February 1st, 2021
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.