Spring Break is Right Around the Corner
Spring Break is Right Around the Corner
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Happy Tuesday!
We hope your week is going well! You are a few days from a well-deserved week off (Spring Break). We hope you are planning self-care during your time off. Check out some ideas below!
Also, it is week 10 of the semester. If you are struggling in any of your classes, this is the last week you are able to late-drop a course and earn a W on your transcript. While we do not encourage you to do this often, we know sometimes it is the best decision for you academically and personally. Please talk to your professors, TA's, advisors, and financial aid to make the best decision for your situation. Sophia Silva and Liz Ramirez are also available to chat if you want to process your options. To learn more about late drops, read the course late drop policy
-The L@s GANAS Team
                 Meet with Liz Ramirez                                   Meet with Sophia Silva

This is how we plan on practicing self-care next week! 

"I plan to catch up on some of my favorite TV shows and treat myself to my favorite food"
- Ruth Covarrubias
"For Spring Break, I plan on practicing self-care by being outdoors mostly running, biking, and hopefully will get the chance to swim!" - Sebastian Cortes
"I hope to read a new book and catch up with some friends!" -Liz Ramirez
"I would practice self-care by getting outside and trying to go for a walk on a sunny day to a park listening to music and bring a blanket to sit and journal for a while!" - Sophia Silva
Las ganas research week

Interested in presenting your research findings? 

Attend our Science Chats to see how you can present at UIC Research Forum this Spring or the SACNAS conference in Puerto Rico this Fall!
We will discuss the benefits of presenting your research findings at professional conferences and how you can get your conference funded!
Please RSVP for this Thursday's VIRTUAL session here
Apply to be a Las ganas mentor
Mentor Testimonials
Couseling Center Focus Group
Undergraduate Research Forum
The 2022 UIC Undergraduate Research Forum will take place on 4/6/22.
If you are an undergraduate student who is involved in research or creative inquiry projects on campus under the direction of a UIC faculty member, please consider attending the Undergraduate Research Forum to present your work.
Undergraduate students can register to present at URF through 3/22.
Further details on the event can be found on the Undergraduate Research Forum website
L@s GANAS will support you and pay for your materials to present! 

Not ready to present but want to help?

Sign-up to volunteer during the Undergraduate Research Forum. If you are a first-year student, this is a great way to start learning about presenting research and to see all of the research other UIC students are doing. 
Sign Up to Volunteer at Research Day

Thank you to all who came out to the MCG Networking Event!

Last week, L@s GANAS collaborated with Career Services to host a Networking event for students in Mentoring Con GANAS. Mentees and Mentors practiced networking and an elevator pitch with members from the UIC and Chicago Science Community. 
Deadline April 15, 2022
Emergency Funding for UIC Students

U & I Emergency Fund 

This fund provides temporary, short-term financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship. This emergency funding program is designed to offer financial assistance to students in the form of one-time awards (typically not exceeding $1000). Please be prepared to show documentation supporting claims. 
Examples of expenses typically covered: overdue rent, eviction, medical emergencies, safety needs. For more information click here
The application can be found here
Talk to your transition coach, advisor, or program coordinator for additional aid opportunities.
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